What are the basic timings for each day at the camp?
The camps run from 8.30am to 5.30pm. Participants may be dropped from 8.30am. On arrival please complete the sign in register and a medical form if required. Half-Day participants are to be collected at 12:30pm. Full-Day participants at 5.30pm
8:30 – 8.45 Parent Drop Off – Parent Sign-in
8:45 – 9:00 Group Allocations
9:00 – 10:30 Football Skill Drills and Games
10:30 – 11:00 Morning Tea
11:00 – 12:30 Small Sided Games – Mini World Cup
12.30 Half-Day Participants Collection – Parent Sign-out
12:30 -1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 Skills and Games
3:00 – 3:30 Afternoon tea
3:30- 5:30 Quiet time, games, quizzes, DVD
5:30 Full-Day Participants Collection – Parent Sign-out
What does my child need to bring with them each day?
- Soccer boots or trainers
- Shin pads (if owned)
- A warm shower proof jacket
- Soccer shirt and shorts or tracksuit pants
- Sunblock (we provide additional sunblock on site)
- Morning tea and lunch (no nuts please)
- Water bottle
When can I drop off my child to the camp?
You may drop your child between 8:30 – 8:45am. Parents/Guardians will be required to sign in their child and complete a medical form if they have a medical condition that we should know about or have any allergies. Please ensure you allow enough time for filling in the paperwork.
Are lunch or snacks provided?
No. In view of possible food allergies parents are asked to provide their children with their own morning tea and lunch. Participants are asked not to share food. We request that you do not bring any foods containing nuts or nut products. Please bring a water bottle. There is water on site for refills.
Do I need to sign my child in/out each day?
Parents/Guardians will be required to sign their child in and out of the camps each day. At the end of each day, you will need to collect your child from their coach and sign your child out. If someone else is collecting your child on your behalf please add the name of the person collecting your child and their contact number on the sign-in form on arrival.
What happens if my child has a medical conditions or allergy?
During the sign in process, parents will be asked if their child suffers from any medical condition, has any allergies or requires any medication. This information will allow us to ensure that the required care is given to your child if need be. The form can be downloaded here if you would like to complete it before attending camp.
Any medication that requires assistance when being administered should be declared and signed in and out by an authorised adult each day. Medication should be in its original packaging and clearly labelled with the participant’s name and clear instructions on use. If a child suffers from learning or behavioural difficulties, the parent should flag their specific needs with relevant coaching staff to ensure successful inclusion in the clinic.
What if my child is sick/injured during one of the camps?
When signing in your child you will asked to provide an emergency number for the day. If your child is injured or becomes unwell during the day we will use this number to contact you. Where required, first aid will be administered for minor injuries to the child and ensure that they are fit to return to play. If the child is not fit to return to play, the child will be supervised until they recover or until an authorised adult arrives to collect the child.
In the event that the issue is serious, Emergency attention will be sought and an ambulance will be called immediately. The parent/guardian will be informed as soon as possible using the emergency number provided when signing in.
Will my child be supervised at all times?
Yes. All children are required to stay with the coaches at all time. All participants will be required to stay either within the enclosure of the Melwood playing fields or in the club house at all times except when visiting the toilet (when an accompanying adult will be sent with them).
How do I book?
Click on the link at the bottom of our School Holiday Camps page and follow the instructions on Eventbrite.
- To register for one of our camps click “Get Tickets” in the top right hand corner of the Eventbrite booking page. You may then select the dates you would like to book and whether you would like to book for a half day or full day.
- Make your selection and complete the registration form.
- Payment can be made by credit card (Visa, Mastercard or American Express)
- Please bring our booking confirmation with you on the day.
Do I need to bring my booking form with me?
Yes. Please ensure that you bring your booking form with you on the day. This must be shown when signing in your child.
When do bookings close for each camp?
We can take bookings up until midnight the night before the camp. It is essential that you bring your booking form with you so that your details can be added to the day’s role.
Does weather affect if the clinics run or not?
Melwood is an all-weather playing field so the weather does not adversely affect the camps. Children will continue to play in light rain (please provide a rain jacket). If the rain is heavy the club house is available for indoor soccer related activities.
What is the process around allocating children into groups?
Children will be grouped into appropriate age and skill groups. Our coaches will assess each groups skills at the beginning of the day to ensure that they have been allocated to the correct skill level group. Children may request to remain with a friend if attending together.
Can the parents stay at the clinic during the day?
Parents are welcome to stay and watch. All participants will be required to stay on the oval at all times except when visiting the toilet (an accompanying adult will be sent with them). All children will be completely supervised for the whole day so there is no need for you to stay if you have other commitments.