India is seeing tremendous growth in sport, from international success in multiple disciplines to hosting prominent
international events such as the Commonwealth Games 2010, Formula 1 and FIFA approved international football friendlies.
India has now become a hotbed for finding new young talent in all sports and IOT - Arsenal Soccer Schools aims at developing
young football talent through best – in – class technical training and imparting essential life lessons through sport.
IOT – Arsenal Soccer Schools is a programme emphasizing on a child’s wholesome development. We believe in giving young
children, passionate about the beautiful game, focus and direction through world - class coaching and facilities.
This training methodology and quality of coaching will empower them to excel in multiple aspects of life.
The 3-Tier Progression Pyramid
Keeping in mind a child’s needs and our country’s growing potential; India On Track has created a unique 3 – Tier Progression Pyramid,
with the sole aim of creating the sports titans of tomorrow.
Young students with talent and potential have opportunities to be recruited into professional youth
development academies globally. The academies represent the youth development set - up of professional
clubs that develop talented youngsters. Based on performance, students have the chance to represent the
parent club or take up other professional opportunities in football.
PROFESSIONAL PLAYING CONTRACTS
Students with talent and ability to step into professional football will have opportunities to
earn playing contracts with professional clubs globally. The level of talent will define a student’s
opportunities ranging from the I - League, Indian Super League to top clubs across Europe, North and
South America. Extraordinary talent has a potential trial opportunity with Arsenal FC.
NON - PLAYING PROFESSIONAL PROSPECTS
Students who might not make it as professional footballers have other career opportunities around the sport.
Careers include coaching and training, physiotherapy, nutrition etc within IOT and its network of football clubs.
India has developed some of the biggest sports leagues in the world, the new Indian Super League (Football)
is the fourth largest football league in the world and the Indian Premier League (Cricket) has an audience of
nearly 175 million
The sport industry in India has seen exponential growth in recent years which has been reflected at the
highest level with Indian sports persons tasting glory at London 2012
A multi-directional approach to sport has seen India play host to various global events like the Hockey
and Cricket World Cups as well as the Commonwealth Games 2010. India is also set to host the FIFA U – 17
Football World Cup
These events and leagues have brought with them heightened glamour, money and spectator involvement,
raising the commercial value of sport
Encouraged by the international success of Indian sport, over 4.5 billion rupees are spent on
sports sponsorships yearly in the country, with the numbers ever increasing and nearly 50 billion
rupees have been allocated to sports in the current 5 year plan
Satellite TV has helped popularize global sport through the English Premier League, Champions League,
the NBA and others. Suddenly a whole new world has opened up for the young and the enthusiastic
The next big step is to help young sports aspirants convert their dreams to reality. The need for a
comprehensive and focused sport and athlete development programme has become critical. Children need to
be given the right tools to help them consider sport as a viable career option