The captain of a football club is released after a two year term in prison. He used to be a superstar of Russian sport. Now no one wants him. In order to restore his reputation Kovalev goes to work at a center for troubled teenagers. His goal is to help them achieve victory in the tournament. It's just that the young and cocky students aren't really interested in either the tournament or the trainer's reputation. Kovalev gradually gets involved with the problems of his charges and begins to change along with them.