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Parents around the world face the difficult decision of letting their children pursue a career in sports as the traditional education system is not flexible enough to balance both sports and academics. This can take a toll on their academic qualifications or force them to quit their sporting dreams. Identifying the persistence of this issue in India, The Sports School was established in 2019 with the vision to integrate sports and education to encourage young sports enthusiasts and support professional athletes. The Sports School is the only institution in India that integrates sports and academics to create the perfect training ground for champions of tomorrow.
One of the best examples of success and achievements in both sports and academics is Shikha Tandon, Indian Swimmer & Sports Advisory Board Member at The Sports School. A Jain University Alumni, she also studied biotechnology at Bangalore University. Later, she completed her dual master’s degree in Biology and Biotechnology from Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, and then proceeded to work as Science Program Lead at US Anti-doping Agency, Colorado Springs, USA. Currently, she is working with Silicon Valley Exercise Analytics (Svexa), a physical training intelligence software company.
She has represented India in the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, and Asian games. She has won 146 national medals, and 36 medals in international competitions, including five gold medals to date. In 2005, she was honored with an Arjuna Award by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
Watch her interaction with our team, where she shares her insights on Swimming, Indian Sports & How Young Athletes should shape their careers.
All You Need To Know About ISL (Indian Super League)
The Indian Super League (ISL) is the highest level of a Professional Football League in India founded in October 2013. The league involves 11 teams with each season usually running from November to March. During the league stage of the competition, each club/team plays 20 games against the others in an all-play-all tournament (or round-robin style). The top four teams at the end of the league stage qualify for the play-offs. The season then winds up with the ISL Final to discover the Champion. The league has been officially known as the Hero Indian Super League since its initiation as Hero MotoCorp signed a sponsorship agreement with ISL. Its organizing committee are AIFF (All India Football Federation), FSDL (Football Sports Development Limited) and Star Sports. Initially, the league started with 8 teams, then expanded to 10 teams in 2017-18 and currently it has 11 teams competing against each other.
The league stage follows a double round-robin format (all-play-all), with each club playing against others twice, once at their home stadium and once at their opponents’ stadium, for a total of 18 matches each. Teams earn 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and 0 points for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points, with the highest-ranked club at the end of the league stage being awarded the ISL League Winners Shield and the top 4 ranked teams advancing to the finals.
|ATK Mohun Bagan||Kolkata, West Bengal||Salt Lake Stadium||Aptonia Lopez||Sourabh Ganguly, Sanjiv Goenka|
|Bengaluru FC||Bangalore, Karnataka||Sree Kanteerava Stadium||Carles Cuadrat||JSW Group|
|Chennaiyin FC||Chennai, Tamil Nadu||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Chennai)||Csaba Laszlo||Abhishek Bachchan, MS Dhoni|
|SC East Bengal||Kolkata, West Bengal||Salt Lake Stadium||Robbie Fowler||Shree Cement|
|FC Goa||Margao, Goa||Fatorda Stadium||Juan Ferrando||Virat Kohli, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala|
|Hyderabad FC||Hyderabad, Telangana||G.M.C Balayogi Stadium||Manuel Marquez||Rana Daggubati|
|Jamshedpur FC||Jamshedpur, Jharkhand||JRD Tata Sports Complex||Owen Coyle||Tata Steel|
|Kerala Blasters FC||Kochi, Kerala||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Kochi)||Kibu Vicuna||Blasters Sports Ventures Pvt. Ltd.|
|Mumbai City FC||Mumbai, Maharashtra||Mumbai Football Arena||Sergio Lobera||Ranbir Kapoor|
|Northeast United FC||Guwahati, Assam||Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium||Gerard Nus||John Abraham|
|Odisha FC||Bhubaneswar, Odisha||Kalinga Stadium||Stuart Baxter||GMS Inc.|
ISL Record holders:-
- Most titles as a Coach:- Antonio Lopez Habas
- Most points in a season:- 40, Bengaluru FC
- Most wins till date:- 51, FC Goa
- Most draws in total:- 35, Kerala Blasters
- Most goals in total:- FC Goa
- Most goal by an Indian in Indian Super League goals:- Sunil Chettri, Bengaluru FC
- Biggest win:- 7-0, FC Goa vs. Mumbai City FC
- 2014 :- ATK Mohun Bagan
- 2015 :- Chennaiyin FC
- 2016 :- ATK Mohun Bagan
- 2017-18 :- Chennaiyin FC
- 2018-19 :- Bengaluru FC
- 2019-20 :- ATK Mohun Bagan
- 2020-21:- ?
ATK Mohun Bagan holds the most ISL trophies with 3, defeating Chennaiyin FC in the 2019–20 final.
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Red Bull Speedster is a competition to find India’s best upcoming fast bowler. Along with speed, overall technical ability is also part of the judging criteria. Winners of the qualifying rounds will compete in the national final. The winner of the national final will get a chance to train at the Rajasthan Royals Academy.
Red Bull Speedster qualifiers and national finals
Bengaluru: 13th November at The Sports School
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- Chennai: 12th November at Spic Ground
- Chandigarh: 18th November at IT Mahajan Ground
- Delhi: 19th November at Vijay Dahiya Ground, Mori Gate
- Jaipur: 21st November at Jaipuria Academy
- Rajkot: 23rd November at Saurashtra University Ground
- Ahmedabad: 25th November at HL College Ground
- Ranchi: 27th November at Taurian School Ground
- Meerut: 29th November at Victoria Park
- Lucknow: 30th November at Seth Anandram Jaipuria School Alambagh
- National finals: TBC
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At The Sports School, we take complete pride in our on-campus training, teaching, and facilities. The cohesive educational experience provided by us prepares well-rounded professionals who are both excellent at their game while being academically outstanding. Established In 2019, The Sports School is the only institution in India that integrates sports and education to create the perfect training ground for champions of tomorrow. The Sports School offers an educational curriculum that instead of just including sports, has academics built around sports. We encourage our students, from Grade 4 to Post Graduation, to balance their pursuit for both sporting and academic excellence.