Football

To begin with as an introduction; football is a tough sport that involves two teams. Each team has in total of 11 players. These players compete in order to have the possession of a spherical ball so that they can score a goal for their teams. Football or soccer, as it is referred to sometimes, is the most popular sport in the world today. The players are supposed to move the ball with any body part except their hands or arms while they are playing in the field. Just like hockey, only the goalkeeper is allowed to use their hands and arms which is only permitted in their penalty area.

The motive behind is to ensure that the player’s team is able to score more goals than their opponents. When the ball crosses the goal line between goal posts entirely, it is considered as a goal. When both teams have scored the same number of goals in the specified time period; the game is said to have ended in a draw.   

The match is of a total duration of 3 hours or 90 minutes. This duration is further divided into two equal halves of 45 minutes which are regarded as the first half and second half respectively. There have been instances where extra time has been played in order to decide the winner since both the teams ended up with the same number of goals. this extra time usually is of about 15 minutes.

If the result is still the same; replay or penalty kicks are provided to each team. Each team has 5 penalties and usually, the winner gets decided here once and for all. If not, then the scenario of sudden death occurs. The first team that loses their penalty kick will be declared as the runner-up and the opponent team as the winner.

Just like hockey, Soccer or Football, also requires you to wear some specialized types of equipment in order to protect yourself from any injury. These include blades, football boots, studs, shin pads amongst others. Goal Keepers are permitted to have gloves on their hands. The football kit comprises of shorts, socks and a t-shirt. These are provided by the teams whereas the other training ware is to be procured by the player themselves.

The pitch ranges from a 100 yards to 110 yards in length and around 70 yards to 80 yards in width. A goal comprises of two different goalposts and a crossbar. These posts are about 8 yards apart and the above-mentioned posts are as high as 8 feet. The game starts in the centre of the pitch. This is the centre circle and this takes place after each half of the game and even after every goal.

In order to understand soccer better, one has to have an idea about the terminologies used while playing the game.

Terms and their Meanings:

Kick-off

This is where each of half of the play starts and after every goal, it starts at the centre circle.

Penalty

It is awarded for a foul which is committed in the opposing penalty area.

Red card

This card to awarded by the referee when there is an occurrence of a foul. It is considered to be a serious breach of game rules. Once a red card is shown to a player; they are to leave the field immediately and would not be allowed to play further in the game for their team. It is important to note that two yellow cards may also result in showing up a red card.

Yellow card

A yellow card is shown to indicate that even though the player breached the rules of the game; the referee doesn’t consider the player’s behaviour as serious or absolutely wrong for them to continue playing. You get “booked” when you are shown a yellow card since the referee’s job profile includes them to note down the player’s name in their book.

Football has been dominated by men for a long time, however, in the current world situation; there has been a huge ideological change. More and more girls and women are participating in football. We, at Sports Management Centre, are pleased to see this change. We encourage more and more children, especially females to come forward and play this sport. No one should be stopped from enjoying a sport because they belong to a certain category. We are providing our children with the best infrastructure to learn this sport and become proficient in that skill. We love seeing our children busting myths about women capabilities and are proud to say that it is a result of both their and our efforts. We will continue doing that and prove ourselves at every opportunity we get.  

Academies in India

Hyderabad:

  • 106. Sports Coaching Foundation  – Masab Tank  – 093965 59440 – info@scfindia.org http://www.scfindia.org/
  • 107. SKYKINGS FOOTBALL ACADEMY  – Hyderabad  – 080088 41144 .
  • 108. Champions Football Academy – Inner Ring Road -kattedan opposite palladium luxury conversation-  Hyderabad – 073299 28564 .
  • 109. HotFut – Begumpet  -Begumpet   -091777 66005 – hyderabad@hotfut.in http://www.hyderabadacademy.com/
  • 110. BSporty – Sports & Fitness Center  – Madhapur  – 090004 14422 marketing@bsporty.org –  http://www.bsporty.org/
  • 111. Little Stars Soccer Academy  – Nampally –  079812 87865 –  hydrebad@yahoo.com https://www.facebook.com/Hyderabad-little-stars-soccer-academy-402206079988289
  • 112. Turfside –  Jubilee Hills – 099497 74430 –  info@turfside.in http://turfside.in/
  • 113. Meridian School –  Madhapur  – Madhapur –  099480 43440. info.madhapur@meridianschool.in http://www.meridianschool.in.

Tamilnadu:

  • 114. Mahogany Football Club – Thiruvalluvar Nagar – Thiruvanmiyur  -9884480480      Mr. Joseph Vaz/  -Mr. Arindam Biswas  -admin@mahoganyfc.in http://mahoganyfc.in.
  • 115. GG Soccer Academy  – +91-98434 33415  – +91- 95008 51505 ggsocceracademy@gmail.com  http://www.ggsocceracademy.com.

Mumbai:

  • 116. Premier India Football Academy (PIFA)  –  St Dominic Road – Bandra – 022 3042 2265 http://pifa.co.in/academy/
  • 117. Premier India Football Academy  – Royal Western India Turf –  098209 68365 http://pifa.co.in/academy/
  • 118. Premier India Football Academy  – PIFA Santacruz West –  022 3042 2265 http://pifa.co.in/academy/
  • 119. The Oranje Football Academy  – Hiranandani Powai –  070455 13129 http://theoranjeacademy.com/
  • 120. Football coaching – Kandivali East – 086920 29459 http://business.google.com/website/football-coaching
  • 121. FootFun Football Academy  – Dr.Mascarenhas Roa  – 098207 37274 http://footfunfa.com/
  • 122. Kenkre Football Club –  Moghul Lane – Mahim (W)  –  077380 98599 kenkrefootball@gmail.com http://www.kenkresports.com/
  • 123. Indian Football School  – Maharishi Karve Marg  – 022 2284 4545 –  sajid@indianfs.in http://indianfs.in/
  • 124. FOOTBALL CLUB OF MUMBAIKARS –  Hiranandani –  Powai –  098336 13391 firmin@fcmumbaikars.co.in http://www.mycity4kids.com/footballclub
  • 125. Young Guns Football Academy – Near Upvan Lake – Thane West  – 098333 88155 http://business.google.com/website/young-guns-football-academy-thane

Banglore:

  • 126. Gameday Arts  – Kasavanahalli – 080 49652300 – contact@gamedayarts.com .
  • 127. Dream United Football Academy –  Kengeri Upanagara  – 9900965638 info@bangaloredreamunited.com .
  • 128. Jsports Football Academy –  Jayanagar  – 9886190260  – info@jsports.in .
  • 129. Stadium Soccer School  – Hebbal – 8147618232 – training@stadiumsoccer.in Renu.
  • 130. SPT Sports –  Sarjapur  – 9886512567 – prasun@sptindia.com – Prasun Dutta Chowdury.
  • 131. Team Matchless  – Richmond Road  – 9845775500  – teammatchless@gmail.com  -Sunil.
  • 132. Kidothon  – Jayanagar  – 9686098644 –  adhip.bhandary@gmail.com – Adhip bhandary.
  • 133. Freedom international –  HSR Layout  – 8025729825 .
  • 134. Bhaichung Bhutia Football schools – 8088 253 254  – info@bbfootballschools.com .
  • 135. Mahogany football club –  Whitefields – 9884480480 – admin@mahoganyfc.in  – Joseph Vaz.

Kerala:

  • 136. Talent Football Academy –  Palakkad  – 070120 23123 .
  • 137. Kozhikode District Football –  Kozhikode – 703-697-1776 – kdfa@gmail.com.
  • 138. Red Star FC  – Thrissur – 97457 89777 – mail@redstarfcthrissur.com.
  • 139. Kovalam FC  – Thiruvananthapuram –  9447124620  – unionrd46@gmail.com.
  • 140. Munderi Soccer Academy  – Nilambur  – 81378 26667 .
  • 141. Encircle Sports Academy  – Kochi  – 097446 82598 .
  • 142. BeausyFalace  – Varappetty –  0485 282 3462 .
  • 143. Malappuram Sports Complex –  Manjeri  -094466 82535 .
  • 144. Prodigy Sportz –  Kochi – 9544183300 –  office@prodigysportz.com.
  • 145. SEPT Football – Calicut  – 9947606060 –  mail@sept.in.

Goa:

  • 146. Santa Inez, Panaji – Goa 403001 – Virdi Sangvlim – Sanquelim – Goa  0832 236 5882 .
  • 147. GOA FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL  – Goa University  – 0832 243 7616 contact@gfdc.in http://www.gfdc.in.
  • 148. Goa Football Association  – Panaji – 0832 223 4181 – http://www.goa-fa.com.
  • 149. Aiff Training Center –  Fatorda – Raia – Goa  -91-11-25308200 –  https://www.the-aiff.com.
  • 150. Vasco Sports Club  – Vasco Sports Club – 0832 251 1333 vascosportsclub@rediffmail.com  – http://www.vascosportsclub.com.

Gujarat:

  • 151. RANGERS FOOTBALL CLUB –  VADODARA –  7574860905 COACHES@RANGERSFOOTBALLACADEMY.IN .
  • 152. BARODA FOOTBALL ACADEMY  – VADODARA –  9825466199 .
  • 153. AHMEDABAD RACQUET ACADEMY  – AHMEDABAD  – 8460044222 INFO@RACQUETACADEMY.IN .
  • 154. YCC FOOTBALL CLUB –  AHMEDABAD – 9734886551 .
  • 155. GUJARAT FOOTBALL ACADEMY  – AHMEDABAD  – 8733000810 .
  • 156. MS7 FOOTBALL ACADEMY NAVSARI  – 8530604931 .
  • 157. FREKE FOOTBALL ACADEMY SURAT –  9998667396 .

Kolkata:

  • 158. kolkata football academy  – newtown – kolkata  – 3365126512 info@kolkatafootballacademy.com kolkatafootballacademy.com.
  • 159. north calcutta football academy – fariapukur – kolkata  – 9433323014 ncfa1990@gmail.com ncfa.org.in.
  • 160. BSN Football Academy – north 24 parganas – kolkata – 9903715378 info.bsnfa@gmail.com  – footballbsn.com.
  • 161. german football academy –  bhowanipore –  kolkata –  980116259 .ashutosh.dhandhania@germinatisportz.com germanfootball.academy.
  • 162. eastfield football academy –  new town –  kolkata  – 8617766819 .
  • 163. bijoygarh football training centre  – jadavpur –  kolkata – 8017982986 .
  • 164. michael nagar netaji sangha football academy  – madhyamgram – kolkata .
  • 165. east bengal club maidan tent – kolkata  – 3322484642  – eastbengalclub.co.in
  • 166. bulan cricket & football academy  – Ballygunge – kolkata – 9477522155 .bulancricketandfootballacademy.com .

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY’S

Singapore:

  • 167. First Kick Academy Singapore +65 9101 0666 contact@fka.sg
  • 168. ESPZEN Singapore 65) 6325-9386 inquiry@espzen.com
  • 169. Arion Football Academy Singapore +65 9667 9512 arionfa@gmail.com
  • 170. F-17 Football Academy Singapore 663 555 17 INFO@F-17.ORG
  • 171. JSSL Singapore  +65 9168 3324  harvey.davis@jssl-singapore.com
  • 172. Football Passion Academy Singapore +65) 9780 9946 info@footballpassion.com.sg
  • 173. Little League Singapore +65) 6487 5185 info@littleleaguesoccer.com
  • 174. Pro Soccer Academy Singapore +65 9247 1465
  • 175. Cosmo United Football Academy Singapore +65 9821 3869  info@cufa.com.sg
  • 176. Stringers Football Singapore +65 8798 8335 danielep.apsm@gmail.com

USA:

  • 177. Arsenal Soccer Schools New York City, New York +1 212-796-8350 http://arsenalsoccerschoolsusa.com/ info@arsenalsoccerschoolsusa.com
  • 178. United Soccer Academy Bound Brook, New Jersey  +1 732-563-2525 http://unitedsocceracademy.com/
  • 179. EduKick International Football Academies (EIFA) Oakville, ON L6M 0L5, Canada +1 905-469-5661 http://footballsocceracademy.com/
  • 180. Juventus Soccer School Florida Miami, Florida +1 305-979-4903
  • 181. FCBEscola Florida Lauderhill, Florida +1 954-510-3344 http://www.fcbescolaflorida.com/
  • 182. IMG Academy Manatee County, Florida +1 941-755-1000 https://www.imgacademy.com/sports/bollettieri-tennis
  • 183. Pro Stars Soccer Academy Mississauga, Ontario +1 416-876-5601 http://www.prostarssoccer.com/
  • 184. The Sports Academy Glen Carbon, Illinois +1 618-288-6899 http://www.thesportsacademy.net/

UK:

  • 185. Football Academy UK Salford, England  +44 7448 994167 http://www.fauk.pl/
  • 186. FCV International Football Academy Stamford, England +44 1933 420000 https://internationalfootball.academy/
  • 187. SuperSkills Soccer UK Ltd – Ark Academy Wembley, England +44 7793 447227 http://www.superskillssoccer.co.uk/
  • 188. The London Football Academy London, England +44 20 8882 9100 http://www.londonfootballacademy.co.uk/
  • 189. Manchester International Football Academ Salford, England +44 7550 082758 http://www.manchesterinternationalfootballacademy.com/
  • 190. The Arsenal Football Club Youth Academy London, England +44 20 7619 5003 http://www.arsenal.com/academy
  • 191. Stevenage Football Academ Stevenage, England +44 1438 368068 http://www.sfcacademy.co.uk/
  • 192. Shooting Stars Football Academy England  +44 1204 257040 http://www.shootingstarsfootball.co.uk/
  • 193. Ballers Football Academy London, England +44 7400 543210 http://ballersfootballacademy.co.uk/
  • 194. Football Education & Training Academy Ltd Manchester, England +44 7753 536787 http://www.fetaltd.com/

PARIS:

  • 195. Energy Kids Academy 47 Rue de Naples, 75008 Paris, France  +33 1 47 01 59 60 https://www.energykidsacademy.fr/
  • 196. HIDALGO International Football Academ 33 Boulevard Poniatowski, 75012 Paris,
  • 197. France +33 1 45 33 11 32 http://hidalgo-football-academy.fr/
  • 198. Paris FC  17 Rue Neuve Tolbiac, 75013 Paris, France +33 1 43 44 14 33 http://www.parisfootballclub.com/
  • 199. Energy Kids Academy 19 Rue du Général Bertrand, 75007 Paris, France +33 1 47 01 59 60 https://www.energykidsacademy.fr/

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