Please find below our FAQ's. If you would still like to speak to a coach direct, please do not hesitate to contact us!
We are here to help!
Our experienced coaches have been doing this for a long time. Whatever the problem is, it is likely we have come across it before and will have suggestions on how to help. Call or text our Head Coaches Luke Moore/Stuart Fergus any time to request a call back from your coach.
My child is ill/injured and cannot attend, what should I do?
If possible please text the Head Coach with your child’s name, the venue and time they attend to let us know they will absent from the session.
My child is shy and doesn’t want to join in?
This is completely normal and happens all the time!
If your child wanted you to book onto the course, then it is likely they have an interest in football. Many children can’t wait to start school but that doesn’t always mean they enjoy the nerves of turning up on their first day. It sometimes takes several times of attending before they make friends, feel comfortable and start to learn.
Our courses are structured to build confidence by setting realistic training goals were children and parents can see positive results throughout the course.
As adults, we encourage each other to face new challenges and persevere with things that we know will benefit us in the long run. It is common knowledge that active children are more likely to lead healthy lifestyle’s as they grow older.
You know your own children better than anyone but if you’d like any tips or advice on how to get them involved, please give us a call.
Matches/Tournaments and how they work?
Every child loves to play matches/tournaments, giving everyone the chance to put their training into practice.
Coaches will split teams as evenly as possible and they will compete in matches during the session. We want to encourage children to develop a desire to win, whilst avoiding a win at all costs mentality.
Points are awarded during these parts of the session for not only winning games but also for:
Please be patient, we don’t have favourite players, our coaches are doing their best to give everyone a chance to win. After just a few weeks, it will be difficult to split teams into perfectly evenly matched sides, even if they know some children from previous courses.
Most sessions teams will be rotated to challenge those who have won previously and to give others a chance to win.
Will there be scouts watching our sessions?
Most of our coaches are currently, or have previously been involved in the proffessional game, so are aware of the standard players need to be at to be considered for a trial at a professional club. We need to watch everyone play without pressure and see how they would usually perform, If we decide that your child could be of the standard required we would then recommend them for a trial to our contacts at Professional clubs.
Why didn’t I receive a text regarding upcoming courses?
Usually a week before courses start, you should have received a text letting you know upcoming course details and sign up info. If you didn’t receive this, it is likely we do not have a mobile contact number for you or we have an outdated/incorrect number. Please contact us to update your details to ensure you receive any other notifications about your course.
Do sessions run for continuous weeks?
We will always try our best to run our courses for as many consecutive weeks as possible.
On occasion, schools will have INSET days, School trips etc. In these instances, we will try to still run the session when possible or occasionally may have to cancel a session and add it onto the end of the course. However, this is at the company and School's discretion. All notifications for course changes will be sent via text message from us or Parentmail via the school to the mobile number you booked with.
My session is outside but it’s raining?
Due to the nature of the weather in England, it is inevitable that at some point football will be played in the rain. If the weather is so bad that it is unsafe to play in, then we will always send a text message to confirm a cancellation. Many children look forward to their session all week, so we will always do our best to minimise the number of cancelled sessions. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
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Please keep checking the website for details of our upcoming holiday football courses, where children will take part in skill competitions, technique training and world cup competitions in netted samba goals! Every child will receive a medal for participation on our courses