Soccer Practice

FAQs

Important Information

 

Do I have to be a good player to attend the LFA?

No. Courses are for boys & girls aged 5 – 14 years regardless of ability and previous playing experience. Also, with our Multisport events there are over 10+ different sports to experience.

How does the LFA group players?

We group players by age. If your child wishes to be in the same group as a friend we can normally accommodate their request. We aim to have a player to coach ratio of 15:1

Can children use their mobile phones whilst they’re at camp?

The use of mobile phones during camp are strictly prohibited for safeguarding and theft reasons.

Children bringing phones to camp must check them in on arrival with our coaching team for safe keeping. Calls can be made during the day by asking a coach.

What time can I drop my child off?

Children can be dropped off anytime between 8:00am – 10:00am. Pick-up times are between 3:00pm – 6:00pm. Children must be collected no later than 6:00pm. when collecting your child you will need to provide your 'security word'. This is submitted when completing a rental consent form on  arrival.

My child is attending on his own. Will they be OK?

Yes. The majority of children attend without friends or family. Initial sessions are focused on making new friends that help integrate children. Academy courses are a great place to make new friends, and catch up with old  ones!

  

Does the LFA provide lunch for children?

No. Children attending will require a packed lunch and water bottle. Please note that glass bottles are strictly prohibited. We also ask that children do not bring fizzy drinks or nut based foods.

What does a typical day at The LFA involve?

Morning sessions consist of Multisports, warm-up and fun practices that improve your child’s technical ability (passing, shooting, dribbling, etc). Regular drink breaks are also taken throughout the day.


Afternoon sessions consist of small sided games leading up to final matches staged on Fridays. All football is finished at 3:00pm whereupon we screen a film, or play other games (i.e. Cricket, Tennis, Dodgeball).

What kit does my child need to bring?

Children require rain jacket, football kit or tracksuit. No jeans or shoes. Children also require ‘firm ground’ football boots and shin pads. Trainers can also be worn but provide little grip or waterproofing on wet days. 

It is important you also pack any medications (inhalers/epipens) to give to our team on arrival.


Please also ensure your child has a hat/ sunblock applied before arrival.

Can I watch my child during the camp?

The safety and wellbeing of all children on our camps is of paramount importance to us. We therefore restrict visitor access to one afternoon session per week from 2pm-3pm. This will allow the children to settle into the LFA lifestyle and maintain their safety and security.

My child’s English isn’t very good – is that OK?

Some of our players have very limited English language skills but still have a great time on our camps. Academy football coaches can easily demonstrate all of the skills and are experienced in coaching children who don't have English as a first language.


Since 2003 we have welcomed students from over 25 different countries - all interacting together to improve their communication skills in English.

Where can I get further information?

Further information is available on this website. Alternatively, please contact a member of the LFA team who will be pleased to help you.