Football - FAQ
In order to book your child in to class, you will need a Live Active Leisure Card. Bookings for our sessions are done via reception at:
• Perth City Venues: Bell’s Sports Centre & North Inch Community Campus
• Kinross Venues: Live Active Loch Leven
• Crieff Venues: Strathearn Community Campus
You will need to provide your child’s name, date of birth, address, emergency contact information and any medical details. Football sessions at these venues are paid for by the term and in advance of the first class, this ensures your child’s place in the class and that you have priority rebooking each term. If there are no places available, your child’s name will be added to our waiting list, and you will be contacted as soon as a space becomes available.
Bookings for our Live Active Blairgowrie class are also available online and slightly different. You can book these sessions here: Book Online. The sessions are paid as a pay-as-you-play class due to an existing agreement with the Community Club.
Children that are participating in our classes are given a priority period in order to rebook for each term. Parents will receive an email notifying you of the 3-week rebooking period, how much the term costs and details of how you can pay. Once you have paid for the next term, you have secured the place for your child and nothing else needs to be done. It’s as easy as that. Please make sure we have your most up-to-date email, so you don’t miss the information! For those who miss the 3-week priority period, your child be removed from class.
Our classes are sometimes extremely popular, in these cases, we will operate a waiting list.
Our process is as follows:
• Check with facility for information on availability. If no spaces, ask to be added to waiting list.
• Your child’s name will be added so, once a place has become available our dedicated reception staff will contact you to offer a place.
• Please confirm if you want the place by returning the email/phone call and/or by paying at reception of your venue within the stated time frame.
• Children should be respectful of other facility users and refrain from running throughout the building.
• Any child that has an injury, that will prevent them from fully taking part, are asked not to attend.
• Suitable clothing must be worn to the class. This should be comfortable and be appropriate for the activity. Football strips can be worn but are not a necessity. Suitable indoor (or outdoor) footwear should be worn, depending on the class location.
• To prevent disruption during the class, please ensure your child has been to the toilet before the class begins.
• Football is thirsty work! Players should bring a bottle of still water or diluting juice with them to class
• Players must follow instructions from the coaches and must be respectful of the coaches and their peers throughout the class. Failure to act in an appropriate manner may result in the participants removal from the class
• Younger / older siblings of those taken part must remain seated. Due to limits on space, they should not be running around our halls / pitch set up, whilst the sessions take part.
• Children must be dropped off and collected within the centre by a responsible adult aged over 16, they will not be permitted to leave the session unaccompanied.
• Parents are required to stay onsite to support with toilet provision
Q. HOW DO I BOOK MY CHILD IN TO A CLASS, DO I NEED TO JOIN A WAITING LIST?
Booking is done directly via our centres. Please contact the relevant venue to book a space. Your child may be added to a waiting list if the session is full. If this is the case, we’ll try to provide an extra coach if space allows
Q. WHAT TYPES OF SKILLS DO THE PARTICIPANTS LEARN?
Each session is uniquely designed around our ‘Community Football Curriculum’, which ensures participants have fun, learn new skills and progress at their own rate. Our curriculum includes a variety of skills, themes with the ball and themes without the ball. Drills / Themes will be tailored for specific age groups. Most sessions will consist of ‘TECHNICAL BALL WARM UP, SMALL SIDED THEMED ACTIVITIES & SMALL SIDE GAMES. Our 18 month – 36 month programme is slightly different and will include parent participation, 8 stations and based around rotation.
Q. WHAT DO FOOTBALLERS NEED TO WEAR?
Participants need to be in clothes they can comfortably run around in and that is appropriate for their activity. Football strips can be worn but are not a necessity. Suitable indoor trainers should be worn. If sessions are running outside, players can choose to wear football boots. Footballers who turn up to class in inappropriate attire will not be permitted to the class.
Q. WHAT DO PARTICIPANTS NEED TO BRING WITH THEM TO CLASS?
It is essential that players bring a drink of still water or diluting juice with them. Children should also bring any medication, such as inhalers, that they may need during the class. If the session is outdoors, suitable clothing for the weather, is also required.
Q. CAN PARENTS WATCH?
Rules differ across our venues.
- Unfortunately, parents are not allowed to watch our sessions at Live Active Blairgowrie due to a lack of space. Parents are still required to stay onsite to support with toilet provision.
- Parents are allowed to watch our Bell’s Sports Centre programme and are required to watch from our seating units in the main arena.
- Parents are also allowed to watch sessions at the Loch Leven and North Inch Community Campuses. Benches will be placed at the side of the hall where parents must remain seated.
Q. I WANT TO CHANGE THE DAY/TIME MY CHILD ATTENDS, WHO DO I CONTACT?
Please contact the reception in which your child’s sessions take place. They will be able to sort out class changes.
Q. WILL THERE BE ANY SESSIONS DURING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS?
Our term time activity will stop during the school holidays. However, we will be delivering holiday programmes across various venues in Perth & Kinross. These camps are targeted at Primary School children and are fantastic fun