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Soccer Consent and Code of Conduct

Player and Coach

Updated Wednesday June 29, 2016 by Soccer.

Consent Form

I, the parent/guardian of the above named registrant, agree that the registrant and I will abide by the rules of the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association (EPYSA) and the Central Bucks Athletic Association (CBAA), their affiliated organizations and sponsors. I will honor the Positive Coaching Alliance Parent's Pledge. Recognizing the possibility of physical injury associated with soccer and in consideration for CBAA accepting the Registrant for its soccer programs and activities (the "Program"), I hereby release, discharge and/or otherwise indemnify CBAA, its affiliated organizations and sponsors, its employees and associated personnel, including the owners of the fields and facilities utilized under the Program, against any claim by or on behalf of the Registrant as a result of the Registrant's participation in the Program, and/or being transported to or from the same, which transportation I hereby authorize.  I grant CBAA the unlimited right to utilize and / or reproduce photographs and likenesses of my child(ren) for the internal or external promotion / informational activities of Central Bucks Athletic Association across all media platforms.  I may request that my child’s likeness not be used, by notifying the soccer office in writing.  Where applicable, I also understand that the Registration Fee becomes non-refundable once the rosters are formed.

CBAA Soccer Code of Conduct

Code of conduct /waiver  To complete your registration for this registrant, you must agree to the following Release Statement by electronic signature.  By submitting your player's information, you agree to the following:
The following section reviews our Code of Conduct and Waiver, please read each carefully.
CBAA Soccer and Buckingham United Soccer Club strives to foster a fun atmosphere where player development and enjoyment takes precedent over winning. Good sportsmanship is required by all parents, spectators, coaches and players and failure to demonstrate that could result in suspension from one or more games for coaches, parents and players.
We ask that you agree to observe the following rules at all times:
·    Parents and other spectators should not give instructions to any players during the game; this is the coach's responsibility and it can confuse players when they receive instructions outside of their coaches during the game.
·    Parents, coaches, players and other spectators should refrain from any derogatory or offensive comments or actions to other players, coaches, referees, parents or other spectators. Only positive, encouraging comments should be used.
·    Players, parents, spectators, and coaches may not argue or challenge referees. Coaches may ask for clarification, parents should refrain from speaking to or yelling out to referees. If parents have any issues with coaches (playing time, game strategy, etc.) the situation should not be addressed during a game.
I, the parent/guardian of the above named registrant, agree that the registrant and I will abide by the rules of the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association (EPYSA) and the Buckingham United Soccer Club (BUSC), its parent organization, the Central Bucks Athletic Association, affiliated organizations and sponsors. Recognizing the possibility of physical injury associated with soccer and in consideration for BUSC accepting the registrant for its soccer programs and activities (the "Program"), I hereby release, discharge and/or otherwise indemnify BUSC, its affiliated organizations and sponsors, Its employees and associated personnel, including the owners of the fields and facilities utilized under the Program, against any claim by or on behalf of the registrant as a result of the registrant's participation in the Program, and/or being transported to or from the same, which transportation I hereby authorize.  I further certify that I have read and agree to the Buckingham United Soccer Club Pledges.

Our CBAA Soccer Mission

The CBAA Soccer program is dedicated to the task of promoting and enhancing the culture of soccer for the youth and families of the Central Bucks area. The CBAA Soccer program will strive to develop players at all ages and levels of play: recreational; travel; and premier. We are dedicated to developing players and coaches to the highest level through a quality instructional program.
 CBAA soccer program will cultivate each player's mind, body and spirit by:
·     building, developing, and improving their skills and fitness levels
·     instilling confidence, initiative, emotional growth
·     embracing and nurturing a sense of community and teamwork
·     advocating high standards of sportsmanship and fair play
In addition, the mission of the Buckingham United Soccer Club is to promote, foster, and perpetuate the game of soccer and to provide an organization for travel soccer teams to play at a competitive level.

Player Development

  1. Develop the child’s appreciation of the game.
  2. Keep winning and losing in proper perspective
  3. Be sensitive to each child’s development needs.
  4. Educate the players to the technical, tactical, physical and psychological demands of the game for their level.
  5. Implement rules and equipment modification according to the players age group.
  6. Allow players to experience all positions.
  7. Players need to have fun and receive positive feedback.
  8. Practice should be conducted in the spirit of enjoyment and learning.
  9. Provide the appropriate number of training sessions and games according to the player’s stage of development. 
  10. Strive to help each player reach his or her full potential and be prepared to move to the next stage of development.

Ethics

  1. Strive to maintain integrity within our sport.
  2. Know and follow all rules and policies set forth by clubs, leagues, state, and national associations.
  3. Work in the spirit of cooperation with officials, administrators, coaches and spectators to provide the participants with the maximum opportunity to develop.
  4. Be a positive role model
  5. Set the standard for sportsmanship with opponents, refereed, administrators and spectators.
  6. Keep sports in proper perspective with education.
  7. Encourage moral and social responsibility
  8. Just say no to drugs and alcohol.
  9. Coaches should continue their own education in the sport.

Travel Player Participation

The coaches of each Travel Team should seek to develop and promote the physical, mental and emotional growth of each player.  To this end, the coaches shall ensure that each player in good standing is given equal opportunity to participate in practices and training sessions.  Further, for Travel Teams in the U11 and under age brackets, the coaches shall make their best efforts to allow each player in good standing to have meaningful play in league and tournament games. 

Players’ Code of Conduct

Play the game for the game's sake

Be generous when you win

Be graceful when you lose

Be fair always no matter what the cost

Obey the laws of the game

Work for the good of your team

Accept the decisions of the officials with good grace

Believe in the honesty of your opponents

Conduct yourself with honor and dignity