FAQ

You may find some answers here to your queries

HOW WILL MY CHILD BE GROUPED?

Your child will be allocated a team based on his/her birth year and ability.

WHAT ARE THE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS?

  • All players need to carry water. Recommended 750ml – 1 L. Healthy snacks optional.

  • Appropriate sports shoes or football boots

  • Shinpads for Under 11 group and older

  • Training bib MANDATORY for Under 9 group and older which can be purchased from Diamond FC.

  • Diamond FC kit MANDATORY for all players who are representing Diamond FC in competitive experiences. Kit can be purchased from Diamond FC.

HOW DO I GO ABOUT THE PAYMENT?

  • Invoice will be emailed upon registering for a program

  • Payment is to be completed once we issue the invoice

  • The invoice will state the amount due and payment methods

  • Payments are non-refundable

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE MATCHES

Matches and tournaments are an important pillar of our development especially from the Under 11 category. If we had our way every child would participate in match days. As this is not possible, we have to set a criteria for selection. Based on being a recreational program and also not wanting to kill the competitive nature of the game, we have devised the following strategy for game day selections.

  • Players MUST be enrolled in the Saturday team training sessions. Weekday sessions serve as an additional learning experience

  • Your account needs to be clear - no pending invoices. Unless you have already requested an arrangement

  • Attendance in the current term

  • Ready for challenge

  • Good enough to be in the matchday squad


Additional notes regarding competitive experiences:

  • Players may train 'up an age group' however will mostly compete with their age mates

  • Players who are not selected should reach out to their coaches for areas to work on. This does not guarantee future selection, but it does give some responsibility to the player and an opportunity to get better

  • The way we respond as adults to selections will dictate to a large extent how the children respond. So let us be conscious and aware of this

  • Competition can heighten emotions. Any complaints/concerns around a competitive event to be lodged at least 24 hours after the event. We are all in a better space then to make better decisions.

  • The role of parents on match-day is to enjoy yourself and your child's journey and not get into coaching. We would really appreciate if this were respected!

WHAT HAPPENS IN CASE OF RAIN INTERFERENCE?

Our training sessions are sometimes affected by rain. We communicate via email 1hr prior to the session providing update in case of rain.  Some sessions are cancelled and some rescheduled by 30-40 mins to allow the pitch to dry up. In case 2 or more sessions/term are cancelled, we will offer make up sessions on a day and time chosen by Diamond FC.

 
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