FAQ

General Questions

Motivate Football Code of Conduct

  • Motivate Football Academy Australia measures a player’s success by analysing and assessing the way each player conducts themselves in training. At MFAA we provide honest feedback into where a player needs to improve whether it’s on or off the field. We believe the most important part of being a good footballer is having a good attitude in life towards others, having the commitment to train consistently on regular basis, having the drive to succeed in football and life. To be successful in football or life, players must be willing to work hard, remain humble in themselves, never give up and persist through all obstacles, be prepared for failure and fail 1000 times until they reach their goal.

 How does the academy training differ from club training?

  • Motivate Football Academy Australia is solely focused on developing individual skill and confidence in the player. We don't do much game training, we focus on helping players improve in different types of dribbling techniques, everything at a high intensity, being comfortable on the ball. We focus on street football/futsal philosophy which is teaching the players to play in tight spaces and not be scared to take on players 1 v 1. 

  • In between each drill, players work on short agility/speed drills to ensure the training is game related. The training also pushes players to touch the ball at least 1000 times each training for ball familiarity and pushes players to create their own skills, make mistakes so they can decide themselves which technique is the best for them. 

  • Our main goal is for players to work on the basic aspects of football and go back to their club football with confidence, we want to help all players at community and NPL, Academy levels to come to MFAA improve in their individual skill.

What do I wear to training?

  • Players are required to wear the Motivate Football Academy training kit otherwise they wear shirt, shorts, and football socks as well as shin pads and football boots. We do have apparel available to buy in our online store.

What is the coach to player ratio?

  • The coaching ratio preferred at MFAA is 1 coach with 12 players and 1 assistant coach who would normally be a player aged 15 to 17 from the academy to help with the junior coaches for their own learning experience and gives them an opportunity to interact with kids, improve on their communication, public speaking skills. 

Wet Weather guidelines

  • We will contact parents no later than one hour before the session if it is cancelled because of wet weather. A message will be sent out via TEAM APP which we strongly advise parents download. (Until we have organised this app, notifications will be done by email).

How do I sign up for a session?

  • All bookings are now done via our online bookings page. Term bookings are done prior to the term start date, other sessions should be booked weekly.

How do I pay for my session?

  • All payments for sessions are done via our website, when bookings are submitted.

How long do sessions go for?

  • Depending on the type of session they go from 1 hour to 1 and 30 minutes

When should I drop my kids off to training?

  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to start of session

What do I do if my child is sick or injured and cannot attend the session?

  • Please let us know at least 3 hours before the session begins

Can I get a refund if my child misses the session?

  • If your child is either sick or injured you may get a refund (for single sessions only) or the next one free or a makeup session (for term sessions).

Apparel

How do I order apparel?

  • All orders can be done via our online store

What happens if I need to change size?

  • Once an order has been placed with the supplier, personalised orders can not be changed. However shorts and pants can be as long as the tags are still left on and are in the same condition they were received in. Orders through the website close 7pm Saturday nights, you have until this time to change your order.

How do I pay for the apparel?

  • All payments for orders are now paid through the checkout.

Is shipping available?

  • No, all orders must be picked up at training sessions.

How long will it take to get my order?

  • Orders usually take 2-3 weeks; however, this can change as there is a minimum order requirement that needs to be placed with the supplier. However, we will try our hardest to get it to you as as soon as possible

What if I have questions about my order?

How do I know what size to order? 

  • A size guide is provided (we can use the one currently on the website or I can request one from Umbro) however for children it’s recommended to go a size up so it will last a little longer.  If you are still unsure you can measure a top that fits comfortably and follow the size guide to the recommended size. 

What if I don’t want my child’s initials on the jersey, tracksuit top or jacket? 

  • All jerseys, tracksuit tops, jackets and jumpers have initials on them. If you don’t want your child’s initials on the uniform please Let us know when you place the order, also send an email to mfaauniforms@gmail.com 

Can I have a mixed size order for my child?

  • Yes, simply order the multi size and in the comments box please let us know the items size in order of Shirt, Shorts and Socks. For example: Shirt-Large, Shorts-Medium and Socks-Medium.

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