“Success is best achieved by all parties working together in partnership, with the Limerick Football Club Academy coaching staff, players and parents uniting with one aim: to help the individual maximise his/her potential.”To achieve this, the following principles must apply:
- All parties need to be honest with themselves and with others; to be committed and loyal and to be willing to communicate openly.
- Sportsmanship and respect for each other is essential. All sport will be conducted in an atmosphere of fair play.
- A child-centred ethos will be upheld in the Limerick Football Club Academy. Providing fun, enjoyment and personal satisfaction will be balanced alongside competition.
- Limerick Football Club Academy will provide a safe, positive, encouraging environment conducive to optimum player development.
- In the spirit of integration and inclusion all children will be treated equally regardless of age, ability, gender, religion, social background, ethnic origin or political persuasion.
- Long-term development and then performance principles, rather than short term success, is the main objective of the Limerick Football Club Academy.
Limerick Football Club Academy Code of Conduct for Parents/Guardians
All parents/guardians agree to:
- Avoid pressuring the player about winning and losing.
- Why not ask ‘How did you perform today?’ rather than ‘Did you win today?’
- Encourage in coaching and games, leaving instructions and guidance to the coaches.
- Be a good role model by examining their own behaviour.
- Do not ignore or dismiss complaints or concerns expressed by a child, which relate to his/her involvement in Football.
- Be punctual for training sessions/games and do not treat the Limerick Football Club Academy as a childminding service.
- Support the player, the Academy and the coaches in whatever way possible.
- Communicate early with the coaches about any problems in the child’s life.
- Adhere to the regulations of the FAI. For example, agree not to approach any other club or permit an approach to be made by other clubs to your son/daughter whilst he/she is registered with Limerick Football Club Academy. (Talk to the coaching staff)
- Purchase the following for the Health and Safety of their child; otherwise they will not be able to participate in training or play in matches
- To purchase the DRESS CODE Academy training kit
- To purchase shin guards and football boots for matches
- To purchase a water bottle for training and matches
All players agree to:
- Take pride in doing their best and striving to reach and maintain their own standards of excellence.
- View mistakes and failures as part of life, using them as obstacles and challenges for improving performance.
- Practice skills and techniques and attempt to apply them in games.
- Recognise that they represent Limerick Football Club Academy at all times, showing good behaviour, appearance and respect for other people, equipment and facilities.
- To keep good time-keeping, being punctual for both practice and games.
- Take care of kit issued and its return promptly when requested.
- Ensure the Limerick Football Club Academy managers are informed if he/she is unable to attend any coaching sessions or matches.
- Attend school punctually and regularly, complete school work/homework and behave at school as he/she would when with Limerick Football Club Academy.
- Follow a lifestyle appropriate to development, spending leisure time positively, eating, drinking, relaxing and sleeping sensibly.
- Respect team mates, coaches, opponents and referees. Treat all others as they would like to be treated.
- Coaching Sessions: For all coaching sessions (indoors or outdoors) players must wear full Limerick Football Club Academy kit (socks, shorts, training top, tracksuit and rain jacket) from the Academy committee.
- Matches: Players must arrive and depart from all games wearing their full Limerick Football Club Academy tracksuit. Players must warm-up in their rain tops, NOT their tracksuit tops. Players must always bring a towel and their own toiletries as well as shin guards and CLEAN BOOTS.
- Care and Ownership of Kit: Last season there was a great deal of lost property and numerous items of kit went missing. So please put your name or initials on EVERYTHING, including your own water bottle.
Players and parents should note that the vast amount of money, time and organising that goes into getting kit. This is a role in itself, and must be kept in order to facilitate the professional development of the players and Limerick Football Club Academy.
Membership of Limerick Football Club Academy for Season 2016-17 is open to all girls and boys aged 16 years and younger.
The membership fee for 2016-17 is €150, The Club Membership Card will entitle your child to entry to all Limerick FC home league matches.
If you would like to secure a place for your daughter or son in any section/team in Limerick Football Club Academy please download the application form.
Completed forms can be returned at any training session, or by post to:
Limerick Football Club Academy: Kirby O’Sullivan, Sports Social & Business Park, Killmallock Rd, Bruff, Co Limerick.
If you have any queries or require further information, please contact Limerick Football Club Academy at firstname.lastname@example.org / 061 389821 / 085 2116421.