NAAS AFC will take all reasonable steps to ensure that coaches, managers and volunteers are suitable to work with children and young people.
All coaches, managers and volunteers are required to complete an application/self declaration form, giving the names of two referees who will then be contacted. Written references will then be verified and kept on file.
All coaches/volunteers subject to Garda clearance (when available)
All appointments are subject to approval and ratification by the committee of NAAS AFC
All coaches, managers and volunteers will be subject to a sign up procedure in which they undertake to abide by NAAS AFC rules and FAI codes of conduct and good practice. (Appropriate confidentiality will be maintained in regard to all application and reference forms)
Once recruited, NAAS AFC will make all efforts to support and manage coaches, managers and volunteers ensuring that no person is expected to work alone.
NAAS AFC Coach, Manager, Volunteer Education & Support Policy
The Committee of NAAS AFC are indebted to our coaches, managers and volunteers who give freely of their valuable time in providing a stimulating, challenging, supportive and fun soccer experience to children and young people in the Club.
The Committee will endeavour to support these coaches, managers and volunteers in their work by providing an environment where all activities are carried out in a safe, fun manner at all times conducted in the spirit of “Fair Play”.
NAAS AFC will make all efforts to assist all new volunteers, managers, coaches in whatever way they can.
NAAS AFC will provide an induction pack to all new volunteers/coaches which will familiarise them with Club rules, policies and procedures and expected codes of behaviour for children, coaches and parents/spectators.
Specifically in relation to those with no soccer background, the Committee have introduced a “Buddy” system whereby new members will accompany one of our existing coaches for a (decide on a time frame) period during which they can familiarise themselves with the Club and its members adult and children and introduce them to some basic training routines and practice models.
The Committee of NAAS AFC recognise the value of having appropriately qualified personnel in the club, and therefore will endeavour to support any of our coaches in the coach education process.
At no time will any coach, manager, volunteer be expected to work or deal with any problem alone and they will be assured of Committee assistance and support at all times. Also, coaches, managers and volunteers are encouraged to share ideas, expertise and support other club personnel in any way they can.