GTFC ACADEMY Policies
GTFC programs are designed to be thought provoking, skill developing and all inclusive. We promote healthy, active programs that encourage all children to be involved and included. We believe all children should receive equal time on the ball and promote games and training to emphasise this commitment.
All due care is taken to avoid the prospect of injury or interruption to a GTFC Program. We have a 16-1 policy that ensures coaches are not overloaded with too many participants. We also have adopted a two coach policy, ensuring no coach is left alone to deal with any potential problems that arise during a session. All coaches are trained and hold necessary qualifications to deal with a wide range of problems.
GTFC Soccer promotes a minimum of two coaches per program and a policy of numbers being a maximum of 16 participants per coach. This is to minimize risk and maximize participant and coach interaction.
Sign in and sign out policies:
Sign in; All GTFC Coaches are supplied with an up to date roll for each program. Participants will be marked off the role by the coach at the commencement of each day of each program.
Sign out; No child will be permitted to leave without a parent/guardian collecting them and signing them out on the roll. GTFC must be made aware of those going to after-school care or have alternative arrangements for the conclusion of the program. No child will be permitted to leave unless GTFC is aware of the arrangement.
Coaching with GTFC:
All GTFC coaches hold a minimum of the following qualifications;
Working with children check - blue card
Football Federation Australia certificates and/or licenses
Basic First Aid Qualification including providing CPR
GTFC is committed to the continual growth of our coaches and we constantly endeavor to up skill and invest time, effort and money into ensuring our coaches provide the best possible activities and skills to your children, including sending coaches on recognised FFA courses and workshops. All coaches are required to attend specific coaches days held by our director of coaching/ Technical Director.
GTFC take pride in our coaches and therefore all must have a friendly, approachable demeanor, a positive disposition and, be a role model for the program participants.
In the event of wet weather, GTFC will endeavor to reschedule any possible sessions in order to fulfill its commitments. Refunds will only be granted on a case by case basis due to rescheduling from inclement weather.
GTFC will endeavor to advise of any changes in circumstance due to weather as soon as possible via text message. If you are unsure if a cancellation will occur and have not received a text message, please contact us. Due to this reason please ensure that all information handed over upon enrolment is correct and up to date.
Refunds for cancellations will be assessed on a case by case basis, however, a refund is not always guaranteed.
Please contact GTFC as soon as possible as there may be a waiting list for the program and the position may be able to be filled.
Participants will have the option to pay online when they register for specific programs. Payment is asked in full prior to commencing the program.
The preferred method of payment is via direct debit although credit card payment can be arranged.
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Sun safety is of the utmost importance at our programs, please ensure that your child is provided with sunscreen, a hat and appropriately covering clothing. All coaches are supplied with sunscreen in the event that extra is required.
GTFC Academy coaches have access to a complete first aid kit. At least one Coach or Administrator will hold a valid and up to date Apply Basic First Aid including CPR qualification. Coaches will administer first aid when permitted and as deemed necessary.
Participants are required to supply GTFC with relevant, factual medical information upon registration.
All GTFC programs are self-equipped. All care is taken to ensure GTFC property is safe for children and of the highest quality, including our clothing and rewards.
GTFC currently holds public liability insurance to the value of $20,000,000. Coaches and participants are covered under our policy and/or under our work cover policy.
GTFC is required to collect personal information including addresses, contact numbers and any medical information that may be relevant for the course. On no occasion will this information be shared, made public or passed to a third party unless required to assist emergency services. (With the exception being where consent is given for Grange Thistle Soccer and/or clubs to contact registrants about upcoming programs or events. Contact information will be shared with the club coordinator only)
Credit card and personal information are not stored on our website.
Inquiries, feedback, and complaints:
GTFC endeavours to respond swiftly to all feedback. Please email email@example.com with any questions or feedback