“Every child has the right to play” -- keeping in mind the theme envisioned by the TLL team, the idea of the first season is to bring 96 Little Leaguers together and train them in the sport of football for the duration of the year.
We at TLL believe that sport and football inherently offer a transferrable set of skills for social development; through team building, acceptance and respect. It also teaches its players co-ordination, confidence, focus, concentration and self-discipline, and has vast physical benefits.
The initial selection process will occur in April during which an estimated 1,000 children in Mumbai will participate in a series of trials and selection camps. The children will then be divided into 8 teams of 12 children each, based on their locality.
Once the children have been organised into such teams, the football season kicks-off during the month of July. The nine month season includes weekly football training for each of the teams, on public grounds across the city and three tournaments, in September, December and March, where the teams will compete against each other for the top spot.