FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FAQs for Academics
The Sports School is India’s 1st Integrated School for Sports & Academics. It offers a flexible educational curriculum that provides a tailor-made academic schedule to athletes, built around their sporting commitments.
Grade 5 to 10 (CBSE Board)
Grade 11 & 12 PUC (Pre University College) – Science, Commerce & Arts (Karnataka State Board)
UG and PG – BCOM, BBA in Sports Management, BA, MBA and MSC – 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 organising body for implementation of higher secondary education in the state of Karnataka. The Streams we offer are Science, Commerce and Arts (Different choices of subjects are also available)
First language (Grade 5 – 10) : English
Second Language (Grade 5 – 10) : Hindi, Sanskrit, Kannada & French
Third Language (Grade 5 – 8) : Hindi, Sanskrit, Kannada & French
First language (PUC ): English
Second Language (PUC): Hindi, Sanskrit & Kannada
No, we offer multiple language options like Hindi, Sanskrit, Kannada & French
|Academic hours starts from 10 AM and ends at 2:30 PM (Inclusive of 30 mins of Lunch time between 12:30 pm to 1 pm)|
Yes, we assist for student’s migration from a different board. Please contact our academic counselors on +91 8587878778 for the same.
CBSE offers student friendly curriculum. The syllabus is segregated in a way that it covers everything and making sure students get to learn the best way.
If a kid is passionate about sports and have little experience in his/her game, they can enroll at The Sports School. We have training programs from beginner to advance level.
The parent would have to register the child (online / offline) for the age- appropriate class and level of training and submit the required documents accordingly. On completion of the registration process, parents will be invited for an interaction with the Principal and the Head Coach. Admission will be confirmed on the payment of the fees.
Yes, we provide both day boarding and residential facility.
Yes, our busses are available from various points in South Bangalore. For further details, please contact us on +91 8587878668
The current student-teacher ratio on campus is 15:1.
Yes, we do offer regular smart classes for a more interactive experience for our students.
Yes, we provide spiral-bind study materials and e-books to the students.
We offer our students other facilities like:
– Science and Math Lab
– Video Analysis room for Sports
– Medical Room
– Hostel Facilities
– Locker Room
Yes, all our teachers are qualified and have experience in handling student’s academic queries. Please find here details of our academic team – https://thesportsschool.com/academic-team/
2 weekly tests and 1 terminal examination are conducted per term.
At The Sports School, we believe in an efficient mode of teaching without compromising on the knowledge. The syllabus is segregated in a way that it covers everything and making sure students get to learn the best way.
Apart from an equal weightage towards sports and academics, we encourage students to participate in activities like debates, storytelling, extempore, elocution etc. focusing on their overall personality development.
We provide remedial classes for students that are more individual oriented in order to help them with their academics.
At The Sports School we provide an educational curriculum that instead of just including sports, has academics built around sports. We believe in providing equal weightage to both sports and education so that one doesn’t get compromised because of the other.
FAQs for Football
The BFC TSS program is a unique program that provides an opportunity for children between the ages of 10 and 18 years to hone their skills the Bengaluru FC way. Based on the improvement shown by the child, he/she gets an opportunity to train and try out with the appropriate BFC Academy Team.
On breaking into the U13 & U15 team, the player can convert his 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 team are based out of Bangalore and players in this age group based on performance will get an opportunity to trial and play with these teams eventually.
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 identified 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 till the U18s and Reserve Squad which act as a feeder to the first team playing in the Indian Super League (ISL). With the BFC-TSS program, BFC is offering children an opportunity to better themselves and thereby qualify for a scholarship to come into the BFC academy at Bellary. This will eventually help the talent pool to expand 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 the aspects pertaining to coaching of the team. However, in the future, when the strength of the program increases, we would be having additional coaches for the same.
We are looking to have 25 players in each category (U13, 15 and 18). At the moment, we have around 55 players at the campus.
The Students will be representing their respective age groups in the AIFF and KSFA Youth Leagues.
Apart from that, TSS school team would take part in CBSE cluster matches. Qualifying from respective cluster means the team would be participating in the national round of the CBSE schools’ sports program. BFC program will aide in developing these teams to compete at this level.
The BFC program offers 10 sessions (technical, tactical, physical, and mental) per week. It will be a year-round program keeping in consideration the major tournaments and best interest of the Childs development in mind; based on best practices followed at BFC.
Apart from regular sessions that have an element of football specific fitness, the students will also be helped with conditioning sessions. The TSS has a fully equipped gym which will be used as part of the program. Specialist Strength and Conditioning experts are available at the campus.
The Head Coach will also be reviewing sessions and methodology on a regular basis with Head of Youth Development and Head of BFC Soccer Schools.
The ratio of coach to player is at 1:15. On developing full squads in each age group, every team will function with a Head Coach and Assistant Coach.
Apart from the Leagues and Tournaments that will be planned; External Tours will also be considered once travel is normalized. Students at TSS will be offered international exposure tours to Rangers FC in Scotland who are partners of Bengaluru FC.
From time to time, the Head Coach and Technical Head of BFC Soccer Schools and Grassroots Development will be reviewing the program and the performance indicators of the players. Based on this, players will be given an opportunity to either train at the BFC Residential Academy or trial with the age-appropriate teams in their respective age groups.
The BFC academy consists of some of the best players scouted from across India. TSS program complements the Academy program by stretching the talent base up for selection to the academy.
TSS program is an avenue which works closely with the academy and is always welcoming for children who are ready to make that step up. The program design at both the Academy and TSS are in close alignment and follow the same principles. Ultimately, Bengaluru FC aims to spread its net wide and give every talent an equal and fair chance of making it to the club’s first team.
FAQs for Cricket
Nidhuvan Gotadke is the Head Coach for Cricket at TSS. He has represented Karnataka for 10 years in various age categories and has also coached the Karnataka U-14 and U-16 teams.
There are a total of 3 coaches, Nidhuvan Gotadke, Santhosh BM and Vikram P S. The Program is mentored by Robin Uthappa.
With 3 coaches every session, a kid will get at least 2 sessions of one on one per week
- One of the few schools where the kid can play on open ground regularly
- Amongst all schools we can assure, our cricketers will play maximum matches in a year (match exposure is the best thing for a player)
- Qualified coaches and qualified video analyst (which happens only in professional set up)
- With good performance, the child can represent our own KSCA league team (Chintamani Sports Assn. which is in the top division)
- Represent the school team in KSCA matches
- These KSCA match performance is the only thing that helps them to move ahead in cricketing career
- Lot of IPL, Ranaji Trophy players come down for practice and will spend a lot of time with school kids
Being a Chief Mentor, Robin Uthappa guides our students on a regular basis by sharing his vast personal experience and success mantras.
As mentioned earlier, our cricketers will play maximum matches in a year. All inter- schools tournaments, KSCA inter- school, KSCA league, we will organize lot of inter- school tournaments & private invitational tournaments (which includes teams from abroad)
The Students will be representing their respective age groups in the KSCA Leagues.
Apart from that, TSS school team would take part in CBSE cluster matches. Qualifying from respective cluster means the team would be participating in the national round of the CBSE schools’ sports program.
Yes, depending on his availability he will be visiting the campus and coaching and guiding our students often.
We have tie ups with lot academies abroad (England, South Africa, Australia, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Zimbabwe, Holland to name a few). First Class Cricket Academy is our official International training partner.
Pathway is clear, opportunities to represent is on the platter. Players have to perform and get
Between 2.5 to 4 hours a day usually. 4-6 hours on the days of match simulations & match
1 hour on fitness
Now it is 6 students/coach, it will be max 10 students under 1 coach
Yes. Opportunity is there.
The student gets to spend more time playing on the main ground with qualified coaches/video analyst which helps them in overall holistic development.
Yes, we have 6 indoor practice nets.
FAQs for Tennis
Beginner to Intermediate to Advance where the athletes get various opportunities to play school, state and national level tournaments. At advance level, our athletes aim to play for national teams and ITF and ATP tournaments.
No. of tournaments depends on the athletes age and the level of training. Majority of the tournaments will by affiliated to AITA, however the coaches and the athlete itself decides the kind of tournaments they will be playing throughout the year.
The tennis program at Rohan Bopanna Tennis Academy offers well-structured programs at various levels – ranging from a beginner program mapped on global best practices to a High-Performance program that is designed to give young talent the finest, integrated advanced-level tennis program in India.
M Balachandran is the Consultant Head Coach for Tennis having more than 29 years of coaching experience. He is an ITF Level 3 Coach and AITA Coaches Education Tutor.
All together there are 5 Tennis Coaches, 3 Fitness Coaches, 2 Pysio (male and female), 1 Psychologist and 1 Nutritionist in the academy.
No, we have Indian coaches who had trained 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 have 62 students for Tennis practicing with us.
The difference comes in the training methodology and no. of training hours.
Training hours depends on the athletes level, age and category he/she is in.
4:1 (4 players to 1 coach)
No, there is no exchange programs offered as of now.
FAQs for Golf
Rahul Ganapathy is the Director of Golf Programs and Head Coach @ Eagleton
Praduman Guleria is the Head Coach @ JIRS
Basic Training program @ JIRS: Intra Academy and Local Tournaments
Intermediate Training program @ JIRS: Intra Academy, Local, Zonal and National Tournaments
Basic Training program @ JIRS: 2 Hours a Day
Intermediate Training program @ JIRS: 4 Hours a day
Basic Training program @ JIRS: 4 Days a Week
Intermediate Training program @ JIRS: 6 Days a Week
Basic Training program @ JIRS: 7:1 (ALL GOLF LESSONS ARE 1:1 INDIVIDUAL LESSONS)
Intermediate Training program @ JIRS: 6:1 (ALL GOLF LESSONS ARE 1:1 INDIVIDUAL LESSONS)
One Senior Instructor will visit JIRS once a week.
Player Skills Test and Interview will be conducted to identify this.
Refer To Annexure 1 below