The Soccer Academy exists to promote players’ appreciation of soccer, to develop players’ skills necessary for team play, to provide equal opportunity for the development of individual players, and to accommodate every Mumbai youth who wants to play, regardless of ability level.

While TSA's philosophy stresses the development of players’ physical fitness and fundamental soccer skills, equal emphasis is placed on good sportsmanship, building lasting friendships, and the sheer fun of participation.

The TSA philosophy recognizes the traditional problem of youth sports that results from the heavy emphasis placed on winning by some coaches, parents, and peer groups. While the value of winning is understood in terms of developing a healthy, competitive attitude and team spirit, it is less important than the overall objective of having each child participate and develop up to his or her own capabilities, while having fun in the process.

"I learned all about life with a ball at my feet"