How do I pay for FootieBugs?

FootieBugs operate a Recurring payment system called WorldPay. Once signing up online, your payment will be taken on either the 3rd or the 10th of each month depending on which area you are in.

How is the payment worked out?

Each area may differ slightly in cost. Upon booking initially online the cost will be calculated including a one off charge, which covers the FootieBugs membership. Your membership includes your child bespoke footie kit (t-shirt, shorts and socks) and exclusive membership to our parents area. The payment of £27.00 per month is then calculated over 50 weeks of the year at £6.40 per week. There is a 0.34p transaction fee for the month that is put on by world pay each month.

The only weeks we do not run are the bank holiday Easter weekend.

What is the “Surcharge”?

FootieBugs operate an online booking system linked to our back end database to ensure that all bookings go through efficiently to the relevant area of the FootieBugs group. As a consequence FootieBugs Ltd has to pay a significant percentage of every transaction that goes through the system. We show the charge separately so that our customers are aware of this as we do not wish to hide this charge in other fees.

My child is fairly small for their age, is FootieBugs suitable for my child?

There is no physical contact (i.e. tackling) in FootieBugs classes. It is a play session based on key motor skills such as passing, kicking, dribbling, and running agility, awareness of space and balance; So yes FootieBugs is not only suitable for your child, but designed for your child.

Where are the classes held?

The classes are normally held in a variety of venues such as church halls, scout huts, school halls, leisure centres etc.

How do I find my nearest class?

In the first instance check out our class availabilities website, under find a class. If you cannot see a class nearby then please call head office on 0121 777 7792 to see what is coming soon in your area. Please do call head office if you can not find a class in your area as we may be staring waiting lists for a new class in your area!

Are the sessions fully insured?

All FootieBugs sessions carry child’s personal accident and public liability insurance.

Are your coaches trained?

All our coaches have been through detailed in-house training; DBS checked, first aid trained and have been reference checked by FootieBugs head office.

What does the class involve?

The class is a structured play programme, which involves a warm up, multiple skills and physical exercise and relaxation time. Our activities encourage other areas of learning such as colours, numbers, visuals and critical thinking.  We use midi size football balls for this class. Children get accustomed to the weight and feel of a proper ball. All our classes also include lots of fun!

How long does each session last?

All of our sessions are one hour long.

Do I need to bring anything along?

We advise you bring refreshments for your child, especially water to drink for during and after the session (We incorporate time for water breaks throughout the class).

What should they wear?

We advise that children wear the clothes and footwear they feel most comfortable and confident in (normally a T-Shirt, shorts and trainers). You will receive your FootieBugs kit during your first few weeks and hopefully your child will be really excited by receiving this in the post and getting to wear their FootieBugs kit. Your child will also require shin pads.

Can parents participate?

Parent participation is encouraged for the younger age groups, and parents can participate for the older ones if they wish however this is normally not necessary.

How many children do you have in a class?

One lead coach is permitted to take 16 children in one class.

How serious is the coaching element?

The most important factor at FootieBugs is that children have fun and enjoy their class. We do teach basic skills and techniques but in a fun and interesting way. We encourage independence and confidence, which allows your child to learn at their own pace.

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