Our trust, as parents, with “SPORTNICIANS”MALAD, has been a pleasant experience. Ever since the day we entrusted our child into their hands, they have always supported and encouraged us to chart out our child’s future with sports. And this is very rarely seen in today’s time and age – most sports bodies look at investing in a child only for monetary gains. But I beg to differ of the principles that SPORTNICIANSMALAD live by.
Some of the points which strike out, about the way SPORTNICIANS go about their duties are worth of mention like :-
• Children are always “encouraged”to develop their soccer skills.
They are not “pressurized” to perform, butgoaded to unlock their hidden talents.
• “Team building” exercises and “routine drills” in practice time, go a long way towards shaping a player’s mindset and behavior during actual game time.
• Facilities provided are of the best – Astroturf, many balls for children to play with, coaches to cater to different age groups, changing rooms along with toilet facilities.
• Insistent on conditioning the child in exercise, coupled with a balanced diet program.
• Playing in various football leagues/tournaments all over Mumbai, do make our children aware of their strengths/weaknesses along with adapting to different styles of players in their teams.
• Pro-active in arranging transportation for children to attend tournaments which are conducted away from Malad areas.
• There is a lot of camaraderie whilst interacting with children and their parents too. We have become more like a family in some occasions whilst cheering our children during the tournaments.
• Championing the cause of helping the poor and underprivileged like having an academy in Dharavi area.
• Continuously on the look-out to tap potential for improvement.
• There is a time-out for children to prepare and study for their exams.
• Recognition of talent, effort and skills at the Awards ceremony.
• Involving parents to showcase their soccer talent during the Parents Soccer Mini-match– what better way for our children to look to their parents as Role models – probably learn a trick or two on the field.
• At the end of the day, our child is HAPPY to be in the Academy. This is what matters the most.
Now weknow where the word “Sportnicians” really comes from. They have truly carved a “Niche” in Sports with their enterprising ideas and most of all - cool guys to be work with, not to forget their warm and enjoyable company.
Looking forward towards continuing “Soccer parenting” after the Pandemic.
KUDOS GUYS ! KEEP THE “JOSH” AND SPIRIT ALWAYS UPBEAT !