Coach Football to Children in Schools in India

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Program Description

The sports you can teach are volleyball, cricket, football, tennis, table tennis and badminton. If you would like to coach other sports and not just football then you also have the opportunity to do this.

You can use the holidays to tour around the country and sightsee. These Summer Camps actually take place in the school grounds and are an opportunity to give more informal lessons, perhaps combining them with playing a sport or putting together a music concert or play – much more relaxed and not quite so structured.

You may be able to coach during the Summer Holidays (April to May) when Summer Camps are held in some of our schools for approximately 60 children. Minimum duration is 2 weeks. Coaching football is only available from June to February as from the beginning of March the children have to concentrate on their academic studies as their exams are just around the corner.

Most of the schools are privately run as they tend to be larger and have playgrounds. However, most of the schools have only basic equipment, such as a few deflated footballs, no nets or bibs and potholed pitches! Some schools even use the car park as a playing ground. Although materials and resources may be scarce, the enthusiasm of the students and colleagues more than makes up for any hardships. The School Principals say that the children have also learned life skills from the team work and gained tremendous confidence in themselves.

You'll usually coaching for 3 to 5 hours at one school only, however there is a possibility that you may coach in two sessions and at two different venues. You'll work in secondary schools and you will normally help out with all age groups.

Coach football to children of all age groups, mainly in secondary schools in the bustling city of Madurai. Although facilities are basic, you'll be greeted with warm smiles and big hearts.


Breakfast and dinner will be provided and prepared for you by the family and is mainly local fare, allowing you to taste a varied selection of delicious south Indian dishes and exotic fruits. You will need to make provision for your own lunch.

ACCOMMODATION: For a complete Indian experience we'll arrange for you to stay with a wonderful host family. All of our hosts are very welcoming and not only will be made to feel part of the family you’ll also gain a great insight into Indian culture and customs. Many of our volunteers remain friends with their host families long after they leave India.

You may share a room with one other volunteer; and you may have an en-suite Western-style bathroom. Most of the showers in our host accommodation are cold water only – however your hosts will boil water for you. All of our host family houses are close together and just a few minutes’ walk away from internet cafes, banks and snack shops and just a short auto ride into the centre of town. Our staff in Madurai also live close-by.


You don't need any qualifications to do this project, just a good knowledge of the game and lots of enthusiasm! Minimum age 17.

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What`s Included

►Meeting you at Madurai Airport
►Transfer to your accommodation
►Transport to and from your project
►Full pre-departure support
►Local in-country team support and backup
►24-hr emergency support.

What's not included: Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required), Return transfer to airport.

Program Locations

Madurai, India

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Program Details

Budget Volunteering (BVOL)
  • India: Madurai
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-2 weeks, 1-3 months, 2-4 weeks, 3-6 months
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide
£595 for 1 week, then £100 for each additional week. Includes Accommodation and Food.

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