|Playing Time||Coaches will distribute playing time by taking into account the nature and importance of each match in order to maximize both player development and team development, while still giving the team a chance to win. Coaches are asked to work with the Director of Coaching to rate each tournament/league and each match within each tournament/league and adjust playtime accordingly.|
|Refunds||Refunds to be considered only if a player is leaving because either the family has moved out of the geographical area or the player has suffered a season-ending injury.|
|Parent Support||Washington East Soccer Club parents and coaches are a class act and are expected to act in a respectful, supportive manner at all WE games and events. Please support your player win or lose, leave the coaching up to the coaches and the on field decision making to the players. Assist your player and his or her team’s experience with positive encouragements, support and cheering.
Parents are not to engage in any unsportsmanlike behavior toward any coaches, team officials, referees, assistant referee’s, your own player(s), teammates, opposing players, opposing parents, opposing coaches etc… during games or soccer related team functions/events. All WE coaches, parents and players are subject to all rules pertaining to behavior expectations and misconduct contained in US club soccer policies.
Credible incidents of unsportsmanlike behavior may result in that parent being asked to leave the event and shall first be handled at the team level, by the coach of the parent’s player. If the issue cannot be resolved at this level, the matter should be referred to the WE conduct committee for review and recommendation to the We Board of Directors. The point of contact for this committee is Christopher Herzog (email@example.com).
Washington East Soccer Club is committed to providing a safe and civil soccer environment for all players that is free from harassment, intimidation or bullying. “Harassment, intimidation or bullying,” means any intentional electronic, written, verbal or physical act, including but not limited to one shown to be motivated by such things as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, mental, physical or sensory handicap, physical appearance, clothing or other apparel, socioeconomic status and weight, or other distinguishing characteristics when the intentional electronic, written, verbal or physical act :
o Physically harms a WE player or damages a WE player’s property
o Has the effect of substantially interfering with a WE player’s soccer experience at WE
o Is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening soccer experience, or
o Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of soccer related activities (practices, games etc…)
“Intentional Acts” refers to the individuals choice to engage in the act, rather than the ultimate impact of the action(s).
Credible incidents of bullying shall first be handled at the team level, by the coach of the parent’s player. Many coach player contracts will address interventions for this behavior. Please refer to that contract first for the appropriate process to follow. If the issue cannot be resolved at the team level, the matter should be referred to the WE conduct committee for review and recommendation to the WE Board of Directors. The point of contact for this committee is Christopher Herzog (firstname.lastname@example.org).
|Communications||All communication from the club or your players’ coach will be provided in a uniform method to all teammates/members. This usually happens electronically. Please make sure to update your email address for your account in the parent portal on our website. Additional club information and news can be found on our website. www.wesoccer.org.|
|Fees and Costs||Financial obligations are imposed upon all soccer players at WE. A non-refundable $250 registration fee is due by March 15th, 2017 for B99, B00 and B01 teams and by June 1st, 2017 for all other teams. Additional financial information regarding training fees, uniforms, team fees and scholarship applications can be found on our website. www.wesoccer.org. In the event of delinquency, WESC reserves the right to assess late fees and pull your player’s “player card” thereby disqualifying him or her from playing in games until the delinquency is paid.|
|Player Safety||Washington East Soccer Club is committed to providing and looking out for the physical safety and wellbeing of your player and all athletes choosing to play here. WE is developing player safety protocols to ensure each players safe return to play post injury and each WE family will be required to abide by these protocols.
To assist in ensuring the safest physical environment for your player at this time, we need to be informed about all past medical problems, injuries and allergies. It is the parent’s responsibility to provide that information to your player’s coach timely. All future injuries, whether obtained through WE events or outside of them are to be reported to your coach timely as well.
|Media Release||Washington East Soccer Club has a public website and Facebook page where pictures of WE players are and can be posted to promote our mission. You agree to allow photographs related to your child’s WE activities to be used by the club to promote its mission and further understand that WESC owns the rights to these posted photographs of which your child may be a part of while engaged in their WE activities for this purpose.|
|Concerns||The WE Board of directors is committed to listening and assisting with any and all concerns you may have regarding our club. You are encouraged to bring those matters to our attention without fear of how doing so affects the outcome of your child’s soccer experience. We are committed to providing each family discretion as we work through situations to find the best result.|