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WHAT WE ARE - Just For Kicks is a school intervention program that works towards teaching kids the invaluable lessons of commitment, confidence, self-awareness and grit through our life skills based football curriculum.
WHERE WE WORK - Just For Kicks works with schools that cater to students from the bottom of the economic pyramid - government schools, budget private schools, or public private partnership schools. We begin with kids as early as 7 years old and handhold them till the age of 16, by working with the school on an ongoing basis.
TRAINING SESSIONS - After conducting thorough selections and trials for various age categories, JFK's certified coaches conduct rigorous training twice a week for a period of 7 months.
THE LEAGUE - The School Football Championship (SFC - www.sfcleague.com) is an All India Inter-school Football League where JFK kids as well as kids from the best schools of India get an opportunity to showcase their skills and learnings.
Zaya & Friends, SGV Foxpassers
Shri Geeta Vidyalaya (Mumbai)
Zaya Shaikh (Left) had never played any sport in her life until Just For Kicks came about. Coming from a conservative community, they had to wear burqas at all times and were not allowed to play any outdoor sport. Through Just For Kicks, Zaya not only managed to break this cycle but also change the mindset of her entire community which now has a representation of 50 girls in our program.
Samrat, 10 years
Striker, Kohtrud Wolves National Champion, U10 Boys
2 years ago, Samrat was an average 8 year old kid in the classroom, someone lost in the shadows of his outperforming friends. As soon as his teacher enrolled the class in the JFK program, Samrat found his calling. He took to the ball like it was another limb, spending countless hours juggling and shooting. He took responsibility of his team and made sure they all woke up every day at 4 am, training till 7 am. He began obsessing over the game, encouraging his parents and family to watch matches and look at the tricks he had learnt. At SFC, Samrat scored 38 goals in 5 matches. This young man was hands down the most remarkable U10 player at the National Finals and he has become an icon not only in his school but also in his community. His father keep saying, ‘The atmosphere at home has transformed.’ In few months, he is headed to train with some of the world’s best.
Avantika, 12 years
Striker, Shindewadi Superheroes
National Champion, U12 Girls
A bright student, she was encouraged to take up a sport because her teachers felt it would help her open up to the world and reduce the pressures of only academic achievement. She lost her mother at a young age and started taking up a lot of responsibility of her own life and also helped her siblings. The football program at JFK introduced the joy of playing and her natural leadership to bring out the best of this responsible young girl always nurturing the rest of her team. As she learnt at a rapid pace and started getting noticed, she glowed with pride and confidence. 2 years on the team as defender and then a striker, Avantika has shown a tremendous amount of dedication and learning, going on to win the Most Valuable Player in the U12 Girls category. Her principal shares that she is a brilliant example of how sport has enhanced her academic performance and life skills. With football, an immense love for her team, and the determination to succeed, Avantika is now the exemplar role model of a complete all-rounder for all peers and girls.
Manoj Yadav, 18
Centre Forward, Bibvewadi Superstrikers & Just For Kicks Coach
Once a part of our first batch of children, now an AIFF certified Grassroots Coach for our growing football population.
"I play football to learn new things. Mostly because I enjoy playing and feel good on the field.
When Just For Kicks came to our school, it felt like there was a new opportunity in school. Something different from what usually happens.
After 4 years with JFK, I am a coach now. I am inspired by the students I coach everyday because they teach me that you can become better. JFK has taught me how to build on my weaknesses. This has changed me because now I like taking responsibility. I want others to learn the value of football so I am happy JFK gave me the chance to coach.
My favourite team is Barca because they play in a triangle formation which I also try to play and teach my kids.
10 years from now, I see myself as a professional coach and a manager at Just For Kicks."
We believe every child can be a leader.