About our AcademyThe S.N. Roy Soccer Academy Provides a unique opportunity for children’s age group 7-14 to experience the very highest level of soccer instruction and coaching. The experience coaches bring years of professional soccer experience to the young dedicated soccer player. Young players with the commitment and determination to bring their skill to a new level will benefit from this experience.
Academy’s year round program provides continuity of training, fitness, skills and mental preparation. The program repeats three times each week to allow children to attend the most convenient session. The program includes a complete series of specific skill improvement programs, with specially designed drills to reinforce each new skill.
In addition to the year round program, the academy also arrange tournament with in schools level and participating various tournaments in state level to ensure all aspects of the game are covered in a comprehensive program, that combines skill improvement and fun. Teams are encouraged to attend as a group to provide tactical instruction for the team.
The State of Elite SoccerDespite the significant advances made in soccer in India, elite soccer lags behind. Reasons for this are many; no professional league, a lack of quality coaching, lack of funding, a system where adult teams are culturally based and not inclusive, and finally, a structure designed to encourage recreational play, but not competitive play.
Many of the barriers to the development of elite players are being addressed. A domestic National league is set to open across India. However, much remains to be done at a grassroots level.
As previously mentioned, one of the biggest problems in the development of elite soccer is that much of the soccer apparatus is focused on recreational and non competitive play. While this has served to excite and involve young people in the sport of soccer, it has also served to frustrate those who have taken this interest to heart and wish to pursue it in a more serious manner. According to the World Soccer Association. "The most developmental stage in a soccer player's life is from the age of 5 to 12 years". Despite this statement, the system does not currently allow for the maximum development of those individuals whose talent and/or desire makes them want to train for "the next step". This resulted in frustrated players and their families forming three teams of their own in order to pursue their developmental dreams.