FAQs

In a path-breaking venture, India On Track has partnered with Arsenal Soccer Schools to create India’s first comprehensive football grassroots development programme. The initiative will provide participants best - in - class, age - appropriate training and coaching in quality facilities, with programmes created and executed using the technical expertise of Arsenal Soccer Schools. Students benefit from continued inputs and interaction with the players and coaching staff at the club, for a wholesome learning experience.
The training programme is being executed in over 20 centres in 9 cities across India training nearly 1000 students through the Arsenal Soccer Schools' curriculum and methodology, managed and operated by IOT.
Our grassroots development programme is for children between the ages of 5-17 years.
IOT - Arsenal Soccer Schools has multiple centres in multiple cities across select states. You can check for the centres online on our website
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After successfully completing your payment you will receive an automatic email confirmation. The email will guide you to further register and become an active student of IOT – Arsenal Soccer Schools.
Yes, the majority of youngsters attend without friends or family. Individuals will be placed in groups with players of similar age. The first session of every course is focused on making new friends. These 'ice-breaker' sessions are designed to help all individual players integrate to form a team.
At each center there is a qualified medical attendant on site at all times. The medical information that you provide about your child during the registration process will be kept on hand and referred to if necessary.
All our centres have a basic first aid and emergency response system and we will have an understanding of the hospitals in close proximity of the centres if further treatment is required.
All our Head Coaches are approved by Arsenal Soccer Schools and are UEFA, English FA or country equivalent licensed. Our qualified coaches go through regular training conducted by the Arsenal Soccer Schools Technical Team.
The aim of every IOT - Arsenal Soccer Schools course is that children are taught how to play better football and achieve success regardless of ability. Our scouting opportunities complement the development and growth of a child but our primary focus is that every child leaves the course having become a better player.
IOT is committed to spotting and grooming talented players and supporting them by either providing them scholarships or putting them into youth development programmes across international locations and providing support in their career progression.
IOT has partnered with various youth programmes and foreign universities wherein their scouts will periodically visit our centres to look for fresh talent. We may provide international exposure for select students to go around the world to play in renowned tournaments and experience world football culture.
Through our programme, it is our aim for every child to gain success at his/her individual level and develop new skills. Further, our coaching team is specifically trained to pass on the Arsenal Football Club's training ethos and how their young players are groomed to become the best players they can.
It is very unlikely that the players will be able to attend courses due to their busy training and match schedule. However from time to time, various international football stars may be brought down to India by IOT. In such a case, the students of IOT - Arsenal Soccer Schools will be informed well in advance and may get a chance to meet them.
Ahead of the programme you will be provided with contact details of a member of the IOT - Arsenal Soccer Schools team on site. In the meantime email us your questions at info@iotarsenalsoccerschools.com or call 011-65950004 / 011 - 65130006
IOT - Arsenal Soccer Schools is committed to the safety and welfare of all children attending our courses. The safety and well-being of all players in our football training schools is of paramount importance to us. We therefore restrict visitor access. However if your child has any specific needs or concerns, you can inform us during enrolment.
Our highly trained coaches are qualified and equipped to provide basic goal keeping training. However, if we have sufficient number of enrolments, we may organize specialized goal keeping training sessions.
No. The best way to book is in-person with a member of the IOT - Arsenal Soccer Schools team on site at the centre you are interested in.
If the session is cancelled 24 hours in advance before the session, we will send you an email stating the same. But if the session gets cancelled a few hours before the scheduled time due to unforeseen circumstances then we will contact you on the number provided by you at the time of registration.
All staff in our Centres is dedicated to the safety and well-being of every child.
Injuries are unfortunately a part of contact and collision sports such as football. Qualified professionals and our members of the coaching staff who are equipped with knowledge of treating basic illness and injury will be pitch side at all times to assess injuries and treat them. In an emergency, the child will be taken to a hospital immediately and the parents will be notified.
Our IOT - Arsenal Soccer Schools coaches help to minimize the number of injuries by ensuring that all children actively partake in an extended warm-up and cool-down before and after every session.
If your child has sustained an injury prior to the course, please inform us at the time of registration or notify a member of staff as soon as possible. The concerned person will assess the injury on arrival and offer advice. All staff will be notified of the injury so they can monitor any changes.
We take great care when dealing with minor injuries, treating them thoroughly and effectively in order to reduce the chance of long-term problems. We also recommend bringing boots with both short and long studs, so they are prepared for playing on all surfaces.
Additional Information: Diet, Nutrition and Hydration
We monitor each child to ensure he/she is eating and drinking enough to meet the demands of the course. We also talk to the children about key food groups and the importance of a healthy diet.
Individuals have different needs and our on-ground coaches will provide basic information about diet, nutrition and hydration.
A child participating in the programme must bring along with him/her refreshments and full football kit (Jersey, Shorts, Studs, Shin Pads, Stockings). Please make sure that your child does not wear any jewellery e.g. rings, religious accessories, chains and any metallic objects for the training.
For dropping, no concession will be made i.e. the session will start on time. For picking-up the child after the session is over, we have a 30-minute window. The Venue Manager will be available till 30 minutes after the session is finished to take care of the children.