Closing Date for registration for our upcoming Summer Camps is this Friday 23rd July. There are only a few spaces left on each camp so click on the link to register your child.
Our younger group of boys and girls in academy finished up for the summer this evening with a nice casual game of ball and most importantly a nice casual ice cream or slushie. We hope to see all the kids back in September and hopefully some in our summer camp in August. Big thanks to all our coaches and helpers.
In association with the Football Academy of Ireland, we will be holding summer camps for both boys and girls in early August, Covid restrictions permitted. The camps will be led by Darren Murray of Football Academy of Ireland and his experienced team of Uefa qualified coaches and they plan on having 5 days of fun coaching sessions for all the kids. Click on the link to check out the details and register your child for our Summer Camps.
Tomorrow evening will see a new exciting chapter begin for the club when the first of our underage teams will start using our new ground in Suir Crescent for training purposes. Over the next couple of weeks we will be getting used to our new surroundings around drop offs, parking and picking up in the new ground. We are asking all when entering Suir Crescent, please proceed at a reasonable speed and always respect the residence of Suir Crescent when entering and leaving the ground.
It has taken many years to get to this point with the ground now ready for use. All the people of Mooncoin are welcome to come up any evening this week to take a look for themselves to see what a wonderful facility has been developed for the next generation of kids to enjoy.
We will return for academy sessions on Friday 11th December. The academy is open to all primary school boys and girls from junior infants upwards.
We will hopefully get a couple of sessions in before Xmas and all going well, keep going after Xmas once it is safe to do so.
For those still to register, please click on the link to enter details and pay online.
It is important that all kids are registered to enable us to set up the sessions safely and grade kids by their ages.
We will be in touch over the next week regarding times and details around the sessions regarding sanitising etc.
Some our U8 hotshots who performed excellently in the Villa today.
Our U9 academy group travelled to Ballyduff this morning and played a series of games against the home club. Our U8 travelled to Connors park to play Villa in a series of games and the 20+ kids all performed brilliantly.
Big thanks to both clubs for hosting us.
Academy continues tomorrow evening in Carrigeen Astro turf with an earlier start due to the schools fundraiser. The younger group start at 5.30 and the older group starts at 6.30. Again, we are asking for helpers to maximise the attention that all the kids require.
Drop down at 5.30 if interested. We also wish the organising committee of the schools fundraiser the very best of luck tomorrow night. Please share this post.
Following the restart of our academy and the massive numbers that have registered, the club have decided to split the Friday academy sessions into two separate hours. The younger group which is kids born in 2011,2012,2013 will do 6-7pm every Friday and the older group of kids born in 2008,2009,2010 will do 7-8pm. The reason behind this is mainly due to health and safety reasons, but also to maximize the attention afforded to each child in developing them.
Due to the large numbers we are also overstretched on the coaching headcount. Ideally we want 1 coach for every 8 kids, so we are asking all parents ( MALE AND FEMALE) if they can spare an hour every Friday to help out. We will provide the training required to anyone who feels they may not be of any help. We are running coaching courses in October and November in conjunction with the FAI to educate people aswell. So,please get in touch with Kevin Dobbyn 087 6167700 or Miguel Ponce De Leon on 086 8590881 to discuss how you can help. If we can not get extra bodies to help out it may come down to cutting back on the age groups. The last thing we want to be doing is turning kids away from having fun and learning the skills of soccer.
Finally, due to health and safety reasons again, we are asking that any parent or other kids not helping out to please remain outside the boundary fence during the sessions. We are delighted that parents hang around to watch their kids but with the large numbers it is very unsafe to do so inside the playing area.
Any parent who wishes to discuss anything regarding the academy, please get in touch. Your opinion will be heard and appreciated.