Loves Football

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SUMMER SHUTDOWN

All our weekly sessions are closed from Friday 22nd July 2022 to Sunday 4th September 2022 (inclusive)

Absolutely! 🙂

We have holiday camps running @ Moseley School on these dates

Week 1 – 2nd, 3rd, 4th August

Week 2 – 9th, 10th, 11th August

Week 3 – 16th, 17th, 18th August

You can book directly here 

Various reasons (and these are just a few)

  • Attendance in the session is really unpredictable (as so many kids are on holiday) which makes session planning pretty much impossible
  • Kids need a break after the school year
  • Oh and most of our coching team are on holiday…

We pause everyone’s payment so you won’t pay your normal subscription.

 

We’ll then unpause your payment so it will go out again on the 1st September.

Some of the other months have 5 weeks of football, so over the course of a year it averages out.

It makes much more sense to keep the same price all year around, rather than adjusting it up and down every month.

You can 🙂

But you won’t be guaranteed to keep your child’s place.

Bear in mind that September is traditionally our busiest time of the year…

By bank transfer 🙂

 

We’ll be in touch directly with you to confirm the details.

GENERAL

Absolutely!

 

All of our sessions have girls in, and we also have a couple of Girls Only sessions which are great fun 🙂

 

We’re talking to The FA about becoming a part of their Wildcats scheme aimed at promoting Girls football at grassroots level

No problem at all 🙂

 

We have a couple of dedicated Beginners groups for younger kids, and for older kids we can recommend the right class for you.

 

Give us a call and we can chat about it -0121 405 1216

Possibly the most asked question, so we have a page dedicated to answering this in detail 🙂

They can be expensive but there are plenty of Facebook groups selling second-hand boots in good condition!

We’ve put together a section on footwear that might help explain things.

Who wants a cattle-market?

It’s no fun for the kids, there is very little actual ‘game-time’, and it’s extremely challenging for the coaches to develop your children in a busy, chaotic session.

We believe we have the right balance 🙂

We welcome words of encouragement for ALL of our players e.g. “Well done”, “Keep going”, “Great shot” etc, but it’s very important for child’s development that we let them play and make decisions for themselves.

 

Picture the scene… your son/daughter has a chance to score – remember that this is their World Cup Final – and just as they are about to put the ball in the back of the net they hear Dad shouting (let’s be honest Dads, it’s generally us – we’ve all been there!)  “Shoot James!” The first thing they do is lift their head, the ball rolls away and the chance has gone. To make matters worse, Dad then asks “Why didn’t you score?!!!”

 

We understand how difficult it can be, and the biggest challenge as parents is managing our own expectations! Everything you have learned from football you’ve picked up over a number of years.

 

Remember that children are highly creative and are well capable of creating and managing games themselves – they don’t need parents in the playground!

 

We promise you that if you can keep your involvement to words of encouragement only, your child will develop more quickly and you’ll enjoy the session far more 🙂

You can find everything COVID-related on this page

Occasionally and due to circumstances outside of our control, we will need to move the time of the session (due to e.g. repairs / maintenance to venues, exams in sportshalls etc).

Whilst every effort will be made to fulfil the session at the organised time, we reserve the right to run the session at a different time, facility venue or cancel the session entirely.

Note that no refunds will be given but (assuming we have space) you are encouraged to attend come to other sessions to make up for it (just remember to check with us first to ensure we have space).

No problem 🙂

Well, in theory anyway!

The BEST position you can be in for your child is for them to forget you are there. Honestly!

When the pressure is off, kids tend to just get on with the session. 99% of the time, us parents are (unintentionally) the cause of the pressure

However, for the youngest children we totally understand they will want Mum or Dad to be with them whilst they settle in.

Ultimately – COVID aside – the choice is yours 🙂

N.B. We do have a strict “No instructions, No criticism” rule, and you can read more about it earlier in this page ^

Our coaching sessions take a little break during the school holidays (although over Whitsun and Summer we’ll be running holiday camps!)

No coaching sessions on these dates in 2022:

  • 2nd May Bank holiday
  • 29th May to 5th June 2022
  • 30th July to 4th September 2022
  • 18th September Bank Holiday
  • 22nd October to 30th October 2022
  • N.B. Christmas closure dates are controlled by the venues we hire from, and are communicated later in the year.

PRICING

We offer trial sessions (£5), after which the price is £28 per calendar month.

£28 per calendar month

Trial sessions are payable via our online booking system art the point of booking.

We’ll send you a text and email with a link for you to input your card details.

Monthly payments are taken out on the 1st of every month (with any non-payments added to the first payment)

Unlike some other local groups, we limit group numbers to ensure an excellent amount of ‘game-time’ for players. This means we must maximise attendance to make our sessions financially viable.

We have waiting lists for pretty much all our sessions so paying in advance secures your child’s place in the session – we’ll never give it to anyone else without your permission.

Regardless whether you have one child attending two sessions, or two siblings attending one session each, the price is the same.

 

1x session per week = £26

2x sessions/sibling sessions per week = £40

3x sessions/sibling sessions per week = £54

4x sessions/sibling sessions per week = £68

5x sessions/sibling sessions per week = £82

 

Please read the next section on how the sibling discount works!!

The system isn’t clever enough to apply the sibling discount to your monthly subscription, so we manually add it AFTER you have booked your kids on and calculate any adjustments.

 

N.B. Many parents have one child attending our sessions and book a second (and third, fourth etc) child at a later date. It is the parents’ responsibility to inform us that children are siblings, and in the event you have been charged full price, then no refunds will be given for previous / retrospective payments.

 

Sadly not.

Your child’s space is reserved and we do don’t offer it to anyone else.

Our costs remain the same and we have waiting lists for most of our groups. 

You are welcome to come to a different class if you want to get your football ‘fix’ …assuming we have space in the sessions 🙂

Once you have inputted your bank card details, you can relax.

 

Nothing gets taken immediately, as ALL monthly payments are made on the 1st of each month. Any sessions that you haven’t paid for are added onto the next payment date.

 

This means your first monthly payment is usually a little higher, but from month 2 onwards it will be back to normal.

 

 

BOOKING

Head to our bookings page and click on the class that interests you – it’s as easy as that!

 

You’ll also find out plenty of information on the class to help you decide which class to choose.

Yes easily!

In fact, we might recommend it if we feel your child needs a new challenge.

Just send us a quick message and assuming we have space, then you’re good to go.

Just jump on the bookings page and select which class you are looking for – www.lovesfootball.com/bookings

As soon as we receive the notification we’ll apply the discount for you and calculate any adjustments.

 

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

Sorry to hear that, but no problem at all – it happens 🙂

 

As per our Terms & Conditions:

  • Cancellation requests must only be made via this web page – https:/www.lovesfootball.com/cancellation. No other forms of cancellation will be accepted (e.g. WhatsApp, texts messages, spoken word, email, letter)
  • Cancellation requests must be received before the 1st of the month. Any requests received after 11:59pm (23:59 hours) on the day before the 1st of the month will not take effect until the following month, and no refunds wil be given in the event the subscription has been taken.
  • Note that in the event a subscription payment is made which is greater than the outstanding balance, a refund will be issued less a £5 transaction fee
  • In the event you raise a dispute via your bank for the subscription payment, our payment provider (Stripe) will issue Loves Football with a £15 dispute charge. Please note should the dispute be resolved in favour of Loves Football, you will be liable to pay the £15 charge
  • No cancellations will be processed if there are any monies owed to Loves Football

VENUE INFORMATION

No problem 🙂

Well, in theory anyway!

The BEST position you can be in for your child is for them to forget you are there. Honestly!

When the pressure is off, kids tend to just get on with the session. 99% of the time, us parents are (unintentionally) the cause of the pressure

However, for the youngest children we totally understand they will want Mum or Dad to be with them whilst they settle in.

Ultimately – COVID aside – the choice is yours 🙂

N.B. We do have a strict “No instructions, No criticism” rule, and you can read more about it earlier in this page ^

You’ll find us in the sportshall 🙂

Once you have parked, head to the main entrance to the centre.

Across the foyer you will see double doors leading back outside!

The sportshall is directly opposite the doors on the other side of the courtyard. Don’t get confused and head left to the gymnasium!

Now, take a moment to ensure your child has the right clothing & footwear 🙂

Firstly, check whether you are playing INDOORS (in the sportshall) or OUTDOORS (on the 3G pitch)

 

Sportshall sessions (INDOORS):

  • Wednesday 5pm
  • Wednesday 6pm
  • Wednesday 7pm
  • Friday 5pm
  • Friday 6pm
  • Saturday 9am beginners classes (4/5 years)
  • Saturday 10am beginners classes (4/5 years)


3G pitch (OUTDOORS)

  • Monday 6pm
  • Saturday 6-15 years, 9am and 10am, and Goalkeeper training

 

Now let’s make sure you head to the correct car park 🙂

 

This is to help reduce car park traffic, and (if required) ensure social distancing is maintained. 

 

Gate C – College Road, B13 9LP

  • Monday 6pm
  • Wednesdays 6pm (Junior Futsal)
  • Friday 6pm (Beginner’s Futsal)
  • All Saturday sessions


Gate D – Springfield Road, B13 9NP

  • Wednesdays 5pm (Girls Only)
  • Wednesdays 7pm (Futsal)
  • Friday 5pm (5-7yrs)

 

Now, take a moment to ensure your child has the right clothing & footwear 🙂

Kings Heath Boys School has several entrances – please ONLY go to the Hollybank Road entrance as all others are closed out of school hours

The carpark gets a little busy, so to ensure you don’t get blocked in (!) please follow these guidelines:

6pm – ONLY use the carparks at the front of the school – DO NOT come to the back of the school / playground

7pm – if you’d like to drop and go, then park in the car parks at the FRONT of the school – then walk through the blue gates between the school buildings. Do not drive to the back of the school as you will be blocked in!

If you’d like to stay and watch the session, then park at the BACK of the school on the playground. Drive through the carpark and aim for the far-left corner where you can follow the path around the school.

Now, take a moment to ensure your child has the right clothing & footwear 🙂

Sessions are held indoors in the main sportshall (and occasionally the gym when the school have exams on).

Please make sure your child is wearing the correct footwear 

Now, take a moment to ensure your child has the right clothing & footwear 🙂

Kings Heath Boys School
Hollybank Rd, Birmingham B13 0RJ


Moseley School & Fitness Centre

Gate C = College Road, Birmingham, B13 9LP or
Gate D = Springfield Rd, Birmingham B13 9NP

 

Woodrush School
Shawhurst Lane, Hollywood, Birmingham B47 5JW

You’ll find clickable maps here

COVID

Not quite…

In all honesty, if we were to roll spaces forward then we would be out of business in a very short amount of time. Our costs remain the same regardless of group size :/


We suggest that for any sessions you miss (due to COVID), you are welcome to make them up when you are out of self-isolation. 


You’ll still have the same number of sessions overall, it just means your child might be doubling up on football for a week or two! Probably no bad thing after 10 days cooped up 🙂

N.B. this is only on the basis we have space in the ‘extra’ session so please ask first 🙂

Probably not, but it depends on the latest advice on Gov.uk. We are also guided by Sport England and The Football Association.

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