The Parent’s Area
Our sole aim is to give young players a sporting chance to fulfil their potential and live their dream.
With over 26 years in the professional game, producing over 150 professional footballers in that period, IFA offers elite coaching and developmental training methods our players would expect at an elite level professional football academy.
We place great emphasis on players attending training on a regular basis to further their development. Our biggest two successes, Charlie Goode (Brentford) and Steven Alzate (Brighton and Columbia) never missed a training session.
IT TAKES MORE THAN 10,000 HOURS TO MAKE AN ELITE PLAYER.
Our Academy works with several professional and semi-professional football clubs around the Europe, including Crystal Palace Football Club
“The IFA Team were a credit to their academy, their behaviour and conduct was noted and we shall be inviting them back”
– Colin Barnes, Head of Recruitment of Crystal Palace Football Club
View our academy policies below
Why JOIN Soccerlution?
If you are looking for a programme with a proven recorded of developing young people at the highest level. IFA has 25 years of experience in developing and producing professional footballers.
Check our membership page for all membership fees and to order your child’s kit below. Please request password from your son’s coach.
COVID-19 RISK ASSESSMENT
We follow the FA and Government Guidelines.
Any adult or young person with concerns can raise this with the academy’s Designated Safeguarding Leads:
Lloyd Dwaah (Designated Safeguarding Lead) via email firstname.lastname@example.org
This policy statement should be read alongside our organisational policies, procedures, guidance and other related documents, including: Role description for the designated safeguarding officer· Dealing with disclosures and concerns about a child or young person; Managing allegations against staff and volunteers· Recording concerns and information sharing ; Child protection records retention and storage ; Code of conduct for staff and volunteers· Behaviour codes for children and young people· Photography and sharing images guidance ; Safer recruitment· Online safety ; Anti-bullying ; Managing complaints ; Whistleblowing; Health and safety; Induction, training, supervision and support; Adult to child supervision ratios.
We believe that:
Children and young people should never experience abuse of any kind we have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people, to keep them safe and to practise in a way that protects them.
We recognise that:
The welfare of children is paramount in all the work we do and in all the decisions we take all children, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation have an equal right to protection from all types of harm or abuse some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare.
We will seek to keep children and young people safe by:
valuing, listening to and respecting them appointing a nominated child protection lead for children and young people and a deputy for safeguarding adopting child protection and safeguarding best practice through our policies, procedures and code of conduct for staff and volunteers developing and implementing an effective online safety policy and related procedures providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support, training and quality assurance measures so that all staff and volunteers know about and follow our policies, procedures and behaviour codes confidently and competently recruiting and selecting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made recording, storing and using information professionally and securely, in line with data protection legislation and guidance sharing information about safeguarding and good practice with children and their families via leaflets, posters, group work and one-to-one discussions making sure that children, young people and their families know where to go for help if they have a concern using our safeguarding and child protection procedures to share concerns and relevant information with agencies who need to know, and involving children, young people, parents, families and carers appropriately using our procedures to manage any allegations against staff and volunteers appropriately creating and maintaining an anti-bullying environment and ensuring that we have a policy and procedure to help us deal effectively with any bullying that does arise ensuring that we have effective complaints and whistleblowing measures in place ensuring that we provide a safe physical environment for our children, young people, staff and volunteers, by applying health and safety measures in accordance with the law and regulatory guidance building a safeguarding culture where staff and volunteers, children, young people and their families, treat each other with respect and are comfortable about sharing concerns.
Filming and photography
Please read our policy on filming and photography content.
I hereby consent to Evolution Sports Group using images of myself caught in video recordings, and/or photographs, taken/recorded by ESG.
I consent to them being used for marketing and publicity related purposes and to their use in other. ESG publications. I understand that they may be published on social media channels or on the ESG website, other websites or elsewhere.
I understand that:
My images will be held in accordance with the GDPR guidelines (the General Data Protection Regulation);
The images of myself captured in the video recordings and/or photographs will be the copyright of LYPL and any other intellectual property which arises in the photographs/recordings will also belong to the ESG;
I hereby agree to irrevocably assign all property rights in my photographs and/or recordings to ESG;
I hereby agree to waive all rights in my performance in the film and/or recordings to ESG
I can ask ESG to stop using my images at any time, in which case efforts will be taken to prevent them being used in future digital and offline publications but they may continue to appear in publications already in circulation.
If the recording is going to capture me speaking (e.g. an interview, presenting information, etc), I also agree that I will only include any material in the recording which is the intellectual property (including copyright) of another party, if I have their permission or a licence to do so and irrevocably licence ESG to use and sub-licence any copyright in the words spoken (once fixed by the recording).
ALL PLAYERS/ PARENTS / CARERS AND SPECTATORS PARTICIPATING IN ESG EVENTS (INCLUDING OFFICIAL CEREMONIES, GAMES, TOURNAMENTS & COMPETITIONS ETC.) WOULD HAVE CONSENTED TO THE ABOVE POLICY ON PHOTO/VIDEOGRAPHY UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE IN WRITING (OR EMAILED TO: INFO@EVOLUTION-SPORTSGROUP.COM) OR A NOTE VIA RESPECTIVE TEAM MANAGERS/ COACHES.