Frequently Asked Questions

 

What does my free taster session involve?

We invite your child to come along, have a play and meet our friendly, fun coaches. This will give you a chance to see the structure of the session and decide whether you wish to join our team!

My child is shy or hasn’t done anything like this before? Would Kickers Football be suitable?

Our experienced coaches are trained to encourage the inclusion for all children with various needs and personalities. We can almost guarantee that no matter how shy your child is that they will participate at their own comfortable speed and enjoy the sessions.

How many children are in a class?

The maximum number of children in a class will not exceed 18. Two coaches are always at the session to ensure the smooth running of the class. This low ratio ensures a high standard of coaching for all children.

What does the enrolment fee include?

The enrolment fee covers your child’s insurance to play, priority enrolment over waiting lists to other classes, plus your child receives a FREE Kickers Football kit (shirt, shorts and socks). The enrolment fee is a one-off charge and covers your child until their 8th birthday. If your child leaves a class and wishes to return at any point then we do not charge this fee again.

What if my child misses a session due to illness or holiday?

Unfortunately, we do not refund any missed sessions within a paid block. However, we do offer a programme whereby if you have a friend who wishes to come along instead then they can do so for free. We also give one free session if a block of 12 sessions is purchased.

How do I pay?

You can pay cash at the session or ask your coach for BACS details and you can pay by bank transfer.

Are your coaches qualified to teach my child?

All Kickers Football lead coaches are at least FA1 coaching qualified, DBS checked and hold Safeguarding qualifications. All coaches have Emergency First Aid and are trained by the Kickers Football management team.

What should my child wear and bring with them?

For your first session, your child just needs to wear something comfortable and trainers. No studded boots please. Your child’s FREE ‘Kickers Football’ kit will be available to collect at the start of the second session once payment is received.

Can I leave my child at the session?

At ‘Kickers Football’ we encourage parental participation, especially in our younger sessions. As your child gets older and moves up through the groups they do become more independent as they are able to take instruction without your participation. However, a parent/carer must always stay at the session on the sideline throughout the whole class.

Do I need to buy football boots and shin-pads?

All our sessions are held indoors, however, in the summer months, we do have the advantage of using the football field at our Shrewsbury venue.

As our older 5-8yr group plays a match every week we do insist on shin pads being worn. Football boots (plastic studs) can be worn when we play outside.

Can we pay as you go for sessions?

Our sessions are payable in a block of 6 or 12 consecutive sessions. If a block of 12 sessions is purchased we give your child the 13th for free!

Do I have to wait until the start of a term/season for my child to have a taster session?

Our classes run throughout the year, so children can start at any point subject to availability.

How long do sessions last?

Our younger class runs for 45-minutes, but we do say to all parents to give us an hour of your time as the children receive stamps and stickers at the end of the session. Our older 5-8yrs class runs for 50-minutes.

What if my child is too young for a group but is high ability?

When you come for your taster session, our experienced coaches can guide you on which group is the most suitable for your child. Our age groups are only a guide, so if you and the coaches think your child should be in a different group, this will be accommodated.

Do you offer parties?

Yes! Contact us for more information.