FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We offer programs for players from 18 months to 18 years of age. Our Dribblers program for players up to 4 and our Academy program from 4 to 14 years. We also have our elite Premier 6 to 14 years and Adastra, 14 to 18 years programs which is by invite only.
We offer a girls only Academy program from 4 to 14 years. We also have our elite Girls Adastra program, 14 to 18 years which is by invite only.
We offer after school coaching programs which run for the duration of a school term. We therefore request all parents to commit their children to attend a full coaching term at IFA. It is important that the participants attend 100% of the sessions to receive the full benefit of the coaching programs.
You can register and pay online through our website or app. There will be a one of registration fee for which you will receive a full IFA kit and a term fee which will vary depending on the number of weeks in a term. All payments must be made in advance and be for the full term or the remaining part of the term if you are registering midterm. (IFA members shall be offered first refusal on each course before we promote the spaces to the wider community).
We accept payments by credit card. Credit card details are not stored in our database or server and are processed through a secure SSL environment.
Please send your child in their IFA football uniform and Trainers or football boots (depending on the surface) – Watches / ear rings / bracelets / necklaces should not be worn. Please ensure that your child brings plenty of water and during the summer months wears sun screen and a hat.
Please arrive to the IFA sessions no later than 5 minutes prior to the start time. If your child is late they may be asked to sit at the side of the session until the coach/group has finished their current practice. Please ensure an IFA coach is present at the venue before leaving your child.
All parents are welcome to watch their child during a session. However, please ensure you do not enter the field of play at any time during the session. This also applies to younger siblings. Please keep to a safe distance away from the playing area. If you have any questions for the coach please wait until the session has ended.
All players should be collected from the playing area no later than 15 minutes after the session has ended. If you wish for your child to be collected by a different parent/person, please inform the IFA staff of who that person shall be.
Refund’s shall not be given if a session is cancelled outside of IFA’s control – e.g. Inclement weather or school cancellations. Refunds shall not be given to those people who simply do not attend the session or choose to go on holiday during school term time. If a refund request is considered valid due to injury or ill health then IFA will offer an alternative or make up session. In exceptional circumstances if monies are to be refunded then this will be by cheque within a maximum of 5 working days.
If your child is ill and cannot attend a session please notify the IFA office 24 hours prior to the session. You can make up this session at any one of our other venues / days or at catch up sessions. Please note the catch up sessions may be at another venue. If you require help with this matter please email or telephone us. Regrettably, we are unable to arrange make up sessions if you inform us after the session has taken place.