All coaches/managers in Midleton FC have a responsibility to ensure the safety of the players with whom they work as far as possible within the limits of their control. Therefore coaches should seek to create a safe and enjoyable environment in which to play and train.
In this respect:
Adequate supervision must be maintained at all times.
Best practice advice would advocate adult:child ratios of 2 Leaders to every 16 children (1:8), but no coach, manager or volunteer works alone.
Regular safety checks should be carried out in relation to premises, training facilities and equipment. Ensure that the FAI Goalpost safety policy is strictly adhered to at all times.
Midleton FC safety rules should be adhered to at all times.
Parents/guardians should be informed of the starting and finishing times of training sessions and matches.
A first aid kit should be available at all training sessions and matches and injuries should be recorded, with a note of action taken in relation to each one. Never play injured players.
Parents/Guardians should be notified of injuries/illness which their children incur while participating in any Midleton FC soccer activity.
Records of attendance should be maintained.
Ensure the use of any recommended safety equipment.