The coaches are sent for
various junior tournaments and also to various states where selection camps are organised
and potential cadets short-listed. The short listed cadets are called to TFA for
screening. Final selection is made based on parameters set by the academy.
Cadets are required to strictly adhere to the rules set by the academy. All cadets are
required to maintain harmony and ensure congenial environment in the academy.
TRAINING UNDER PHYSIOLOGICAL ASPECTS
|Specific Combined Endurance
|Speed and Coordination
|Speed and Agility
TRAINING UNDER PHYSIOLOGICAL ASPECTS
- Involvement and attitude
- Motivation in training and competition
- Sharing responsibility
- Winning temperament
TRAINING UNDER TECHNICAL ASPECTS
- Wide range of basic and complex skill
- Fast footwork
- Feinting while in position
- Receiving, distributing
- First touch
- Shooting etc.
TRAINING UNDER TACTICAL ASPECTS
- Individual tactics
- Group tactics
- Team tactics
- Match tactics
- System of play
||Positioning in defense and attack
||Solid attack - defense building
||Concept in defense attack
- Duration - Four years residential training course with systematic pyramid load of
training. Junior group 14 - 16 years & Senior group 16 - 18 years.
- Wide range of basic competitive techniques and tactics.
- Key factors in defensive, midfield; and attacking at set play.
- Handling opponent with and without ball.
- Training in Technical, Tactical and Physical aspects.
- Developmental training of Mental/ Psychological aspects like:
- Personal attribute
- Courage and risk taking
- Creativity, visualization
- Holding together under pressure
- Controlling your destiny
- Analysis of training
4500 Kcal approx. is spread into Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea and Dinner. Pre-game
meals are altered with extra Carbo (Complex) 3 hours before the game. Continental meals
two days per week are also served.
- Periodic Quarterly Assesment
- Complete blood profile
- Body composition - Analysis
- Vo2 Max - Queens college step test.
- General Fitness (strength, endurance etc.)
- Power - Flexibility - Sit and Reach
- U. S.Therapy
- S. W Diathermy
- Manual therapy
- Wax part
Serious Medical/ Surgical cases are referred to Tata Main Hospital for treatment.
Since the cadets are from a very diversified group, tutorials are arranged to prepare
cadets for private Matriculation/ NIOS exams. Cadets are enrolled in local schools.
The cadets are given an annual vacation for 3 to 4 weeks every year. To and Fro railway
fare to their respective home is reimbursed.
"The last Convocation was held on Oct. 1, 2012 in which Mr. H M Nerurkar, M.D. Tata Steel presented the TFA Colours to the 18 Graduating cadets.
All the 18 cadets have been placed with
I league Clubs such as Pailon Arrows, Salgaocar, Churchill Brothers, Md. Sporting etc."
TFA Team's exposure trip to Sheffield
As part of their curriculum the cadets of Tata Football Academy were sent for foreign exposure trip to train and compete in superior football environments in September 2012.
The 11th batch of TFA comprising of 20 players between 17 – 18 years of age visited Sheffield United Football Club (SUFC), UK for a period of three weeks where they accessed and gained from coaching staff of SUFC and witnessed firsthand the professional football at the highest level.
The team comprising of 20 players, 3 coaches, 1 physiotherapist accompanied by a Manager left Jamshedpur on September 1, 2012, reached UK on Sept 2 and started their training from Sept. 3, 2012.
|1. Ricardo Cardozo
||14. Manash Sarkar
|2. Deepak Tirkey
||15. Vinit Rai
|3. H Rocky Singh
||16. Biswajit Sardar
|4. K Udanta Singh
||17. Md. Moniruzzaman Ansari
|5. N Sanjiv Kumar Singh
||18. Longjam Lamyanba Meitei
|6. Sekh Rohit
||19. Aibanbha Kupar Dohling
|7. Harpreet Singh
||20. Ramandeep Kumar
|8. Jarmanjit Singh
||21. Mr. M R Bhalla - Manager
||22. Mr. Danasekara Pandian - S&C Coach
|10. Kamaldeep Singh
||23. Mr. Richard Hood - Coach
|11. Gurpreet Singh
||24. Mr. Indranil Chakraborty - Coach
|12. Baidyanath Das
||25. Dr. Shashi Ranjan Sahay - Physio
|13. Narayan Das
The TFA team also played five exhibition cum competitive matches with Sheffield FC U19, Sheffield young boys team, Hallam FC U19, Handsworth FC U19 and Stavely FC U19. There were eyes watching our cadets perform on a platform where the biggest names in world football exist. The opportunity to grow, learn and be seen was up for grabs - and the TFA cadets made each day count.
The Sheffield Coaches selected three TFA boys to train with their U-18 Team for 3-4 days.