McCTA SPORTS SAFETY POLICY

Safety and a positive growth environment are our top concerns at McC Tennis Academy.

Instructors

  • Each instructor has been garda vetted and completed a child protection course, re-certified every 3 years.
  • All instructors are certified by Tennis Ireland and follow safe teaching methods with proper sequential instruction.
  • Our challenge levels ensure that our students are progressing at a pace that is safe for their current development levels.
  • All activities are supervised and our low instructor to student ratio ensures maximum attention.
  • We recognise individual differences in students and always think of students long-term best interests.
  • We encourage a climate of mutual support among your students.
  • We determine, in consultation with students and others, what information is confidential and respect that confidentiality remembering that the childs welfare is paramount.
  • We encourage and facilitate students independence and responsibility for their own behaviour, performance, decisions and actions.
  • We treat all students fairly within the context of their sporting activities, regardless of gender, race, place of origin, athletic potential, colour, sexual orientation, religion, political beliefs, socio-economic status, and any other condition.

Aid Materials

  • First Aid Kits and Ice Packs are always at every camp and are well stocked.

Emergency List

  • We keep emergency contact information at our camps, with detailed records on medical history or allergies if needed.
  • We identify, treat, report and record any occurrence of injury in a systematic way on our written injury sheet and keep up-to-date safety records of each camper.
  • A nurse is in residence at Glenstl Abbey over the duration of our camp.

Sign-in, Sign Out System

  • At McCTA we have a safe system in place for the sign in and sign out of campers. No camper leaves the premises without a parent or guardian.

Zero Tolerance for Bullying Policy

  • Having a focus on leadership and positive growth environment, McCTA Sports has a zero tolerance attitude on bullying. Any case of bullying will be reviewed and if severe will result in immediate expulsion from the camp.