Frequently asked questions

FAQs for academics

The Sports School is India’s first integrated school for sports and academics. It offers a flexible educational curriculum that provides a tailor-made academic schedule to athletes, built around their sporting commitments.
  • Grades 5 to 10: CBSE Board
  • Grades 11 and 12: CBSE Board
  • PUC – Science, Commerce, and Arts: Karnataka State Board
  • UG and PG – B. Com. BBA in Sports Management, BA, MBA, and M. Sc. Affiliated to Jain (Deemed-to-be University)
Student from any grade above 5 can join The Sports School.
PUC stands for Pre-University College, which is the organizing body for the implementation of higher secondary education in the state of Karnataka. The streams we offer are Science, Commerce, and Arts, with different choices of subjects also available.
  • First Language (Grades 5 to 10): English
  • Second Language (Grades 5 to 10): Hindi, Sanskrit, Kannada, and French
  • Third Language (Grades 5 to 8): Hindi, Sanskrit, Kannada, and French
  • First Language (PUC): English
  • Second Language (PUC): Hindi, Sanskrit, and Kannada
No, we offer multiple language options like Hindi, Sanskrit, Kannada, and French.
Academic hours start from 10 AM and end at 2:30 PM, inclusive of a 30-minute lunch break between 12:30 PM and 1 PM.
Yes, we assist students in migrating from a different board to CBSE. Please contact our academic counselors at +91 8587878778 for further assistance.
CBSE offers a student-friendly curriculum. The syllabus is segregated in a way that it covers everything, ensuring that students learn in the best way possible.
If a child is passionate about sports and has some experience in their game, they can enroll at The Sports School. We offer training programs from beginner to advanced levels.
Parents need to register their child (online/offline) for the appropriate age class and level of training and submit the required documents. After completing the registration process, parents will be invited for an interaction with the Principal and the Head Coach. Admission will be confirmed upon payment of the fees.
Yes, we provide both day boarding and residential facilities.
Yes, our buses are available from various points in South Bangalore. For further details, please contact us at +91 8587878668.
The current student-teacher ratio on campus is 15:1.
Yes, we do offer regular smart classes to provide a more interactive experience for our students.
Yes, we provide spiral-bound study materials and e-books to the students.

We offer our students additional facilities such as a Science and Math Lab, Library, Gym, Auditorium, Video Analysis room for sports, Medical Room, Physiotherapy, Psychologist, Hostel Facilities, and a Locker Room.

Yes, all our teachers are qualified and experienced in handling students’ academic queries. You can find details of our academic team here:
We conduct two weekly tests and one terminal examination per term.
At The Sports School, we believe in an efficient mode of teaching without compromising on knowledge. The syllabus is organized in a way that ensures comprehensive coverage while optimizing learning for our students.
In addition to focusing on sports and academics, we encourage students to participate in activities such as debates, storytelling, extempore, elocution, etc., with a focus on their overall personality development.
We provide remedial classes that are more individual-oriented to assist students with their academics.
At The Sports School, our educational curriculum is designed to integrate sports and academics. We strive to provide equal importance to both sports and education, ensuring that one does not compromise the other.

FAQs for Football

The BFC TSS program is a unique opportunity for children between the ages of 10 and 18 to enhance their skills in the Bengaluru FC way. Based on the child’s improvement, they will have the opportunity to train and try out with the appropriate BFC Academy Team. If the child breaks into the U13 & U15 team, they can convert their football training into a full scholarship and be based out of the Club’s Residential Academy at Inspire Institute of Sports, Bellary. The U18 and reserve teams are based out of Bangalore, and players in this age group will eventually have the chance to trial and play with these teams based on their performance.

How many matches and tournaments will my child play during the year? What kind of tournaments? Will my child be able to play in any leagues? Will TSS help my child in participating in major league tournaments?

BFC, in partnership with TSS, will be entering squads into the AIFF Youth Leagues (U13/15/18) from the 2021-22 season. In addition to the Youth Leagues, players will also have the opportunity to participate in the Youth League organized by the Karnataka State Football Association (KSFA) and select tournaments on a pan-India level based on the team’s schedule.

BFC, in partnership with TSS will be entering the squads into the AIFF Youth Leagues (U13/15/18), from the 2021-22 season. Apart from the Youth Leagues, players will also get a chance to play in the Youth League organised by the Karnataka State Football Association (KSFA) and some tournaments on a pan-India level which will be chosen based on the teams’ schedule.
BFC is a club that has established distinct pathways from grassroots to the first team. It is one of the few clubs in India that offers a player development pathway as part of its program. BFC has Elite and Academy teams from the U8s to the U18s, as well as a Reserve Squad that acts as a feeder to the first team playing in the Indian Super League (ISL). Through the BFC-TSS program, children have the opportunity to enhance their skills and qualify for a scholarship to join the BFC academy at Bellary, thereby expanding the talent pool for the reserve and first teams in the future.
Mr Hason Khaleeli is the Head Coach for the TSS project. He stays on campus full-time during the course of the program, which is designed by our Head of Youth Development and Assistant Coach of the first team, Mr Naushad Moosa. The program is monitored and spearheaded by the Technical Head of Grassroots and BFC Soccer Schools, Mr Suhel Nair.
Currently, the Head Coach takes care of all aspects of coaching the team, including goalkeeping. However, in the future, as the program expands, we may have additional coaches dedicated to goalkeeping.
We aim to have 25 players in each category (U13, U15, and U18). Currently, we have around 55 players on campus.
Students will represent their respective age groups in the AIFF and KSFA Youth Leagues. Additionally, the TSS school team will participate in CBSE cluster matches. Qualifying from their respective clusters means the team will participate in the national round of the CBSE schools’ sports program. The BFC program will help in developing these teams to compete at this level.

The BFC program offers ten sessions per week, including technical, tactical, physical, and mental training. It is a year-round program designed to prioritize the child’s development and take into account major tournaments and best practices followed at BFC.

The coach-to-player ratio is 1:15. Once full squads are formed in each age group, each team will have a Head Coach and Assistant Coach.
In addition to planned leagues and tournaments, we also consider external tours once travel is normalized. Students at TSS will have the opportunity for international exposure tours to Rangers FC in Scotland, who are partners of Bengaluru FC.
The Head Coach and Technical Head of BFC Soccer Schools and Grassroots Development will periodically review the program and player performance indicators. Based on this, players may have the opportunity to train at the BFC Residential Academy or trial with age-appropriate teams in their respective age groups.
The BFC academy consists of some of the best players scouted from across India. The TSS program complements the Academy program by expanding the talent pool and providing an avenue for children who are ready to take the step up. The program designs at both the Academy and TSS are closely aligned and follow the same principles. Ultimately, Bengaluru FC aims to provide equal and fair opportunities to every talent and give them a chance to make it to the club’s first team.

FAQs for Cricket

Nidhuvan Gotadke is the Head Coach for Cricket at The Sports School. He has represented Karnataka in various age categories for 10 years and has also coached the Karnataka U-14 and U-16 teams.
There are a total of three coaches: Nidhuvan Gotadke, Santhosh BM, and Vikram P S. The program is also mentored by Robin Uthappa.
With three coaches available for every session, a child will receive at least two sessions of one-on-one training per week.
At The Sports School, your child will have the opportunity to play on open grounds regularly, receive maximum match exposure throughout the year, have qualified coaches and video analysts, represent the KSCA league team, represent the school team in KSCA matches, and interact with IPL and Ranji Trophy players during practice sessions.
As the Chief Mentor, Robin Uthappa guides our students on a regular basis by sharing his extensive personal experience and success strategies.
As mentioned earlier, our cricketers will have the opportunity to play a high number of matches throughout the year, including inter-school tournaments, KSCA inter-school matches, KSCA league matches, and various inter-school and private invitational tournaments, some of which may include teams from abroad.
The students will represent their respective age groups in the KSCA Leagues. Additionally, the TSS team will participate in CBSE cluster matches. Qualifying from the respective cluster will enable the team to participate in the national round of the CBSE schools’ sports program.
Depending on his availability, Robin Uthappa will visit the campus frequently to coach and guide our students.
We have partnerships with numerous academies abroad, including those in England, South Africa, Australia, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Zimbabwe, and Holland. Our official international training partner is the First Class Cricket Academy.
The pathway is clear, opportunities to represent are on a platter. Players simply have to perform and secure those opportunities.
Typically, they will practice for 2.5 to 4 hours a day. On days of match simulations and matches, the practice duration can extend to 4 to 6 hours.
There will be 1 hour dedicated to fitness sessions.
Currently, the coach-to-student ratio is 6 students per coach, and it will be a maximum of 10 students per coach in the future.
Yes, there are opportunities for exchange programs.
By taking admission in The Sports School, students get the advantage of spending more time playing on the main ground with qualified coaches and a video analyst. This helps in their overall holistic development.
Yes, we have six indoor practice nets available for use.

FAQs for Tennis

The career path in tennis starts from the beginner level, progressing to intermediate and then advanced levels. Athletes have the opportunity to participate in school, state, and national level tournaments. At the advanced level, the goal is for athletes to represent national teams and participate in ITF and ATP tournaments.
The number of tournaments depends on the athlete’s age and level of training. The majority of the tournaments will be affiliated with AITA (All India Tennis Association). The specific tournaments to be played throughout the year are decided by the coaches and the athletes themselves.
The advantage of training at Rohan Bopanna Tennis Academy lies in its well-structured programs at various levels. From a beginner program based on global best practices to a high-performance program, the academy offers integrated advanced-level tennis training in India.
M Balachandran serves as the Consultant Head Coach for Tennis at RBTA. With over 29 years of coaching experience, he holds an ITF Level 3 Coach certification and is an AITA Coaches Education Tutor.
The academy has a total of five tennis coaches, three fitness coaches, two physiotherapists (a male and a female), one psychologist, and one nutritionist.
No, the academy has Indian coaches who have received training in foreign countries.
Chelston Pinto is the Head Fitness Coach at RBTA. He is certified by the Australian S&C Association and is a NESTA Certified Personal Trainer (USA-NCAA).

We currently have 62 students practicing tennis with us.

The training categories differ in terms of training methodology and the number of training hours.
The number of training hours for each child depends on their level, age, and the category they are in.

The coach-to-student ratio is 4:1, which means there are four players assigned to each coach.

No, currently there are no exchange programs offered to the students.

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