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Sports – Schola Maria Sports School in Hyderabad

Gary Kirsten Cricket India (GKCI) was born through the passion and excellence being driven over the years from Gary Kirsten Cricket, South Africa (GKC). GKC provides top-class coaching to individual cricketers, teams and coaches of various ages and experience levels, around the world. Created by the iconic cricketing legend Gary Kirsten, this undoubtedly is one of the finest academies.

As a coach, Gary firmly believes in holistic development and giving players a positive experience through the sport so they can be and perform their best. During his tenure as Coach of the Indian cricket team “Guru Gary” led India to its glorious victory of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. This victory made India the first country to win the Cricket World Cup final on home soil and brought home the cup after a long wait of 28 years. Indian captain M.S. Dhoni has described him as “The best thing to happen to Indian cricket.”

A highly accomplished batsman himself, Gary Kirsten has brought in a considerable amount of improvement in the batting performances, which is largely associated with his ability to instil better confidence among younger players. Gary Kirsten has been praised by all players for improving/enhancing their playing techniques, motivating them and discussing tactics that can be deployed on the field.

Gary Kirsten Cricket India (GKCI) brings the added edge in grooming the budding talent of our cricket-crazy nation. Schola Maria & GKCI unite to provide young & aspiring, budding cricketers of India, with every opportunity to grow and most importantly have fun. The year-long training programme focusses not only on the student-athlete’s training but on his/her true holistic development – sports, academics, fitness & nutrition.

The yearly coaching program is based on themes set out for each age group for each term. Players will get an opportunity to work and experience different things every term, helping them develop a platform in their game that will enable them to become more consistent not only in their cricket, but their everyday life.

What started as the ‘Madrid Football Club’ in the year 1902, went on to be known as ‘Real Madrid’, as we know it today, after King Alfonso XII of Spain, granted it the title of the Real (“royal” in English) in 1920. After establishing itself as a major force in the world of football and winning numerous accolades since its inception, Real Madrid now opens itself to the field of education through its Annual Educational Football Program for schools. The ‘FIFA Club of the Century’ ‘joins hands with Schola Maria to add another golden page to the history of football and its coaching, making India to be the first country to launch the Foundation’s brand-new international project.

Real Madrid’s ‘Educational Football Program’ is based on the experience and quality of the Real Madrid Foundation, one of the most prestigious brands in the world. Players will be prepared following the Real Madrid Academy training methodology and style of play. It lays major emphasis on the individual analysis of the players tied closely with annual planning of the objectives according to different parameters. Julio González Ronco, Managing Director of the Real Madrid Foundation emphasises that “the program combines education in values, with football as a tool, with training for the competition of a professional club”. The program will be developed with a focus for each different team of the school taking into account level of play and age.

The Foundation’s Fitness Development Program goal not only focuses on the performance of the players but also encourages a healthy lifestyle. The combination of Physical, Technical and Tactical training with age-oriented and individuated goals, strive to creates the perfect opportunity for players to develop in an advanced football environment.


  • Children must have fun
  • Ball is the main character
  • Educate the players in values
  • Positioning in the field
  • Individual technique
  • Communication with parents


  • Respect
  • Equality
  • Commitment
  • Health
  • Teamwork
  • Motivation
  • Self Esteem

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Emilio Sánchez Vicario and Sergio Casal, Olympic medal winners for Spain, founded a world class educational tennis academy with the highest standards in 1998 in Barcelona – Academia Sanchez-Casal. Having trained notable Tennis Champions such as Svetlana Kuznetsova, Andy Murray, Ana Ivanovic and Grigor Dimitrov, ASC believes that tennis as an educational resource within academic framework works best for personal and professional development “creating opportunities in tennis, in education, in life.”

ASC has its own unique premier training system based on four core pillars:

  • Technical
  • Tactical
  • Physical
  • Mental

Each of these four pillars is developed intensively, and tailored to the player’s stage, which depends on age, physical condition and tennis level of the player. The stages are reflected in the ASC Development Pyramid, and range from the initiation stage to the elite stage. It includes the ASC Athlete Mind System: an on-court and off-court mental coaching system with sports psychologists and tennis coaches working together.

Schola Maria, in partnership with ASC brings home, a program with best sports and training installations that equip our student athletes with the best of expertise in the field. The high-performance training system and personalized objectives not only lay emphasis on the player’s athletic development, proven to be the most effective method ensuring best results, but also focuses on his or her academic development closely aligning itself with Schola Maria’s objective of sports and academic excellence.

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