Our programs are based on:
- Age appropriate learning
- What a child looks for when (s)he plays a sport
- Recreational as well as competitive play
- What a parent looks for when (s)he sends a child to any program
GREAT GOALS FOOTBALL
Football Programs are offered from ages 4 - 16 at the beginner, intermediate and Elite Skill Level. In this class children are placed in U-5, U-7, U-8, U-10, U-12 and U-16 age groups. The Elite Program is for U-10 and older and is based on Selections.
GREAT GOALS BASKETBALL
Basketball Programs are offered for 7-16 year olds at the beginner and intermediate skill level. In this class, children are grouped into U10, U12 and U16. classes as per their age.
GREAT GOALS MULTI-SPORT
Multi-Sport Program is for children aged 3-6 in which kids learn the ABC’S – Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed. In this age-appropriate multi-sport program, coaches work with layered levels of difficulty with every age. The objective is that every child in the program learns to catch and throw, run and move, skip, bounce, kick, and connect a bat and ball at an age-appropriate degree of skill.
For more program specific details please visit Program
We offer basketball classes at Kotturpuram and Adyar.
The Multi-Sport class is at Nandanam/ Chamiers Rd
Please email or call us for more information about classes offered in each location. You can also find that information here: Locations
Participation in the in-house league can be only at one location.
The first time you register with Great Goals, we charge a one-time registration fee.
In addition, every player at Great Goals needs to wear a Great Goals uniform. This uniform charge will be communicated to you at the time of registration.
We run a shorter summer session.
Each class is structured based on the age and skill level of players. Every child plays at least two days a week. Every child in Great Goals receives the maximum level of training and coaching that the child can absorb.Our commitment is to all players, improving, progressing and having fun, regardless of the stream - regular or elite- that they are in.
For younger players (under 7), the sessions seek to improve co-ordination, motor skills, teamwork, listening skills and sporting discipline while having fun.
For players over 8 years old, training is designed to improve 4 dimensions: Physical (Agility/ Fitness/ Endurance), Mental, Tactical (ability to be strategic) and Technical (Skill).
Children in this group have to play at LEAST 3 days a week for training. They will be required to be available for external matches and tournaments. When Great Goals plays in a tournament, they commit to represent only Great Goals at these tournaments, even if they play with other teams (except school).
We also understand that players may be unable to commit to the training schedule at one time and may be able to in other seasons.
For Football and Multi-Sport, our coaching partner Turn Pro, is a Sports company which focuses on player and sport development through training programs and events. Turn Pro has been our coaching partner since our inception. All our coaches are also active players, playing for many clubs in the Chennai league. Bhaskar K., the Director of Turn Pro is our head coach. He has represented Tamil Nadu State.
Our Basketball coaches are all former state, district and national level players, who play in the senior circuit. V Ceciline Michael Vino, our head coach is a FIBA certified referee. He has coached at Great Goals since our inception.
For Football players - Football kit, including shin guards, long socks and shoes are mandatory in the U-7, U-10 and U-16 programs.
Under 5 and Under 7 Football - Players will stop playing if it is raining and we will move the children indoors. If it continues to rain, class will be cancelled and the child handed over to the accompany caregiver.
Football - Other Age Groups - We will stop play if it is raining hard or under stormy conditions. When play is stopped, we will do a fitness class in a covered area, if it is available.
Basketball - We will stop play if it is raining hard. When play on the court is stopped, we will do a fitness class in a covered area if it is available. If the court is wet, this poses a hazard to players, so we will do drills in drier / sandy areas
We may cancel a program at a particular venue if there are not enough children registered in it.
Class will be cancelled under the following conditions:
- Weather conditions make the outdoor court un-playable or unsafe for the players.
- The school premises are required by the school for their purposes
- Any other conditions that may compromise the safety of players and coaches
Great Goals has a two-week break at the end of every session and new session dates will be announced well in advance for re-registration