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Rules & Policies

Rules & Policies


The following are the Rules and Policies which guide our board, coaches, parents, and players.


US Youth Soccer and Washington Youth Soccer require birth dates to be verified--registration is not complete without it. Verification can be completed by sending us a copy of a certified birth certificate, passport, or other government issued ID—we can not accept hospital documents. Any physical documents are destroyed (shredded) after receipt and verification has been entered into our database. Digital copies are deleted upon verification.

 

We only have verified records for players who submitted birth certificates during and after 2018.

 

If you feel you have completed this requirement in a previous season, our records of such were lost when we migrated from Korrio to TeamSnap and verification is required to be completed again. We must have this information.

 

Unverified players will be ineligible to play!

 

You can do this in one of three ways:
1) Use your smart phone or other device to scan/photograph it and email us

 

or

 

2) Send a copy to the club PO Box:
Everett Youth Soccer Club
Attn: Registrar
PO Box 2831
Everett, WA 98213
The Everett Youth Soccer Club (EYSC) is committed to providing players a fun, positive, and secure environment in which to learn and enjoy the game of soccer. We do not tolerate bullying at any practice, game or other EYSC sanctioned event. We will promote a REPORTING atmosphere. This means that anyone who knows that bullying is taking place is expected to report the incident. Players and parents should be assured that they will be supported when bullying is reported.

 

Definition of Bullying Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among a group of players and/or teammates that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. See more at: https://www.stopbullying.gov/what-is-bullying/index.html

 

Signs and Symptoms A child may indicate he or she is being bullied through various signs and symptoms. While some children are prone to report bullying to their parents, coaches or adults, others will not, due to fear, intimidation or other factors. Coaches and parents should be aware of possible signs indicating that bullying may be taking place. These signs and behaviors could indicate other problems, but bullying should be considered a possibility and should be investigated. For a list of potential signs of bullying please consult this list. https://www.stopbullying.gov/at-risk/warning-signs/

 

Procedures for Parents, Coaches, and the Executive Board
  1. Parents should report bullying incidents to the team manager, assistant coach, or coach. If the problem persists, reach out to the EYSC Director of Coaching (DOC) or Board President. If necessary and appropriate, police may be consulted.
  2. In all cases of reported bullying, parents of the player who was bullied shall be informed immediately and may be asked to meet with the respective team coach (and/or DOC, President) to discuss the incident. In all cases, strict confidentiality shall be maintained. It is not our goal to make a public example of reported incidents.
  3. The parents of a player who is reported to be bullying will be contacted immediately by the respective team coach, DOC, or President and asked to meet to discuss the incident to help the bully or bullies change their behavior.

 

Consequences of Bullying
  1. In a first offense situation involving bullying, an attempt will be made to encourage the bully (or bullies) to modify their behavior for their benefit, for the benefit of the person bullied, and for the team. An attempt will be made by the coach, manager, or parent(s) to reconcile the situation between players (age and level of maturity and or severity of offense must be considered).
  2. If the bullying persists, disciplinary action against a player may be taken by the team coach and/or the EYSC Executive Board which may include, but is not limited to, immediate suspension from participation in practices or game(s) for a period of time.
  3. After the incident/incidents have been investigated and addressed, the situation will continue to be monitored by the respective team coach, team manager, and players’ parents to ensure the problem is resolved.
PURPOSE Everett Youth Soccer Club (EYSC) recognizes the prevalence of electronic communication and social media in today’s world. Many of our student-athletes use these means as their primary method of communication. While EYSC acknowledges the value of these methods of communication, EYSC also realizes that there are associated risks that must be considered when adults use these methods to communicate with minors.

 

GENERAL CONTENT All communications between a coach or other adult and an athlete must be professional in nature and for the purpose of communicating information about team activities. The content and intent of all electronic communications must adhere to the US Soccer Safe Soccer Framework regarding Athlete Protection. For example, as with any communication with an athlete, electronic communication shall not contain or relate to any of the following:

 

  • Drugs or alcohol use;
  • Sexually-oriented conversation; sexually explicit language, sexual activity;
  • Swearing, racial comments, anything derogatory towards others;
  • The adult’s personal life, social activities, relationship or family issues, or personal problems; and
  • Inappropriate or sexually explicit pictures.
  • Note: Any communication concerning an athlete’s personal life, social activities, relationship or family issues or personal problems must be transparent, accessible and professional.

 

Whether one is an athlete, coach, board member or parent, the guiding principle to always use in communication is to ask: “Is this communication something that someone else would find appropriate or acceptable in a face-to-face meeting?” or “Is this something you would be comfortable saying out loud to the intended recipient of your communication in front of the intended recipient’s parents, the coaching staff, the board or other athletes?”

 

With respect to electronic communications, a simple test that can be used in most cases is whether the electronic communication with athletes is Transparent, Accessible and Professional.

 

Transparent: All electronic communication between coaches and athletes are to be transparent. Your communication should not only be clear and direct, but also free of hidden meanings, innuendo and expectations.

 

Accessible: All electronic communication between coaches and athletes should be considered a matter of record and part of EYSC’s records. Whenever possible, include another coach or parent in the communication so there is no question regarding accessibility.

 

Professional: All electronic communication between a coach and an athlete shall be conducted professionally as a representative of EYSC. This includes word choice, tone, grammar and subject matter that model the standards and integrity of a staff member.

 

If your communication meets all three of the T.A.P. criteria, then it is likely your method and manner of communication with athletes will be appropriate.

 

FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, BLOGS AND SIMILAR SITES Coaches may have personal Facebook (or other social media site) pages, but they are not permitted to have any athlete member of EYSC join their personal page as a “friend.” A coach shall not accept any “friend” request from any athlete. In addition, the coach will remind the athlete that this is not permitted. Coaches and athletes are not permitted to “private message” each other through Facebook. Coaches and athletes are not permitted to “instant message” each other through Facebook chat or other IM methods.

 

EYSC has an official Facebook page that athletes and their parents can “like” or “friend” for information and updates on team-related matters.

 

Coaches are encouraged to set their pages to “private” to prevent athletes from accessing the coach’s personal information.

 

TWITTER EYSC has an official Twitter page that coaches, athletes and parents can follow for information and updates on team-related matters. Coaches are not permitted to follow athletes on Twitter. Likewise, athletes are not permitted to follow coaches on Twitter. Coaches and athletes are not permitted to “direct message” each other through Twitter.

 

TEXTING Subject to the general guidelines mentioned above, texting is allowed between coaches and athletes during the hours from 7am until 10pm. Texting only shall be used for the purpose of communicating information directly related to team activities.

 

EMAIL Athletes and coaches may use email to communicate. When communicating with an athlete through email, a parent, another coach or a board member must also be copied.

 

REQUEST TO DISCONTINUE ALL ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS The parents or guardians of an athlete may request in writing that their child not be contacted by coaches through any form of electronic communications. Immediate compliance without repercussion must be granted.

 

MISCONDUCT Because social media and electronic communications can be used to commit misconduct (e.g. emotional, sexual, bullying, harassment and hazing), such communications by coaches, staff, volunteers, administrators, officials, parents or athletes will not be tolerated and are considered violations of our SafeSport policy.

 

VIOLATIONS Violations of EYSC’s Social Media and Electronic Communication Policy should be reported to your immediate supervisor, a club administrator or the Regional SafeSport Contact for evaluation of complaints and allegations.

 

An EYSC participant or parent of a participant who violates this policy is subject to appropriate disciplinary action, including but not limited to: suspension, permanent suspension and/or referral to law enforcement authorities.
EYSC is open to all soccer players, coaches, trainers, managers, administrators, and officials without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, or socio-economic background.

 

The EYSC’s position on the issue of racism is unequivocal: racism or any form of discrimination simply have no place in youth soccer. Discrimination of any kind against a player, team, private person, or group of people on account of ethnic origin, gender, language, religion, politics, or any other reason is strictly prohibited and punishable by suspension or expulsion.
SPORT PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT - Agreement signed at Registration

 

I therefore agree:
  1. I will make sure my child arrives to practices on time.
  2. I will make sure my child is properly attired in Club gear and dressed according to the weather.
  3. I will allow a 24 hour cooling off period before approaching the coach/manager about concerns following a game.
  4. I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss, or confront coaches at the game field, and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place.
  5. I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.
  6. I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during games and practices, unless I am one of the official coaches of the team.
  7. I (and my guests) will be a positive role model for my child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game, practice or other sporting event.
  8. I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing and taunting; refusing to shake hands; or using profane language or gestures.
  9. I understand that firearms will not be tolerated at any Club activities.
  10. I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well being of the athletes.
  11. I will teach my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
  12. I will demand that my child treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, age, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.
  13. I will teach my child that doing one’s best is more important than winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance.
  14. I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard, and make my child feel like a winner every time.
  15. I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participant for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  16. I will emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit my child over winning. I will also de-emphasize games and competition in the lower age groups.
  17. I will promote the emotional and physical well being of the athletes ahead of any personal desire I may have for my child to win.
  18. Excluding service animals, I will refrain from bringing any animal to any side of training or competition.
  19. I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and I will refrain from their use at all sports events.
  20. I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of the league.
  21. I also agree that if I fail to abide by the aforementioned rules and guidelines, I will be subject to disciplinary action that could include, but is not limited to any of the following:
    • Verbal warning by official, head coach, and/or head of league organization
    • Written warning
    • Parental game suspension with written documentation of incident kept on file by organizations involved
    • Game forfeit through the official or coach
    • Parental season suspension
PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT - Agreement signed at Registration

 

I recognize that being part of a club team is a privilege, and with that privilege there is responsibility. I agree to abide by the following terms and conditions:
  1. I will come to practice and games on time, prepared to participate with the correct equipment, and at the time designated by the team coaches or manager.
  2. I will make sure I am properly attired in Club gear and dressed according to the weather.
  3. If I should be unable to attend practice/games, I will notify my coach or the team manager in advance.
  4. I will treat my teammates, coaches, and opponents with respect. I understand that responsibility will be delegated within the team and that it is to be respected as well.
  5. I will work hard and keep a positive attitude. Part of my commitment will include practicing my soccer skills on a regular basis at home and maintaining an appropriate level of fitness to compete.
  6. I will demonstrate a good sportsmanship attitude towards other teams, coaches and game officials at all times.
  7. I recognize that my teammates are counting on me, and therefore will give my best to the team at practice sessions and games.
Your privacy is critically important to us. At EYSC, we have a few fundamental principals:

 

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law.
  • We don’t share personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

 

EYSC uses technology to provide you with the safest, most secure experience possible. EYSC enables encryption of sensitive information during your online registration. All forms are secured so your personal information stays safe and out of malicious hands.
Recreational: No refunds are given after registration closes, with exceptions for hardships (serious injury, chid custody, etc). Requests are reviewed on a case by case basis. Absolutely no refunds will be issued to those families that cannot participate in Sunday games prior to the registration close date.

 

Competitive: No refunds are given, with exceptions for hardships (serious injury, child custody, etc). Each request will be reviewed on a case by case basis. If a refund is given, a $150 administrative fee will be assessed and a pro-rated portion of the paid amount will be refunded.
EYSC conforms to the policy set by Washington Youth Soccer which can be found here: http://www.washingtonyouthsoccer.org/resources/safesport/.
When the Air Quality Index (AQI) reaches 150 or above, all outdoor club matches, practices, training, and events will be cancelled. You can check the current AQI here: https://airnow.gov/

 

EYSC conforms to the inclement weather policy set by the North County Youth Soccer Association which can be found here.
This policy applies to all coaches, players, parents, spectators and other supporters and referees at EYSC events, effective immediately.

 

Abusive and obscene language, violent play/conduct, fighting and other behavior (including, but not limited to sarcasm, taunting, etc.) deemed detrimental to the game will not be tolerated.

 

The ultimate responsibility for the actions of coaches, players and spectators resides with Everett Youth Soccer Club (EYSC). It is the responsibility of the coaches to provide referee support and spectator control. This policy applies before, during and after the sanctioned event at the soccer field and its immediate surrounding areas.

 

Remember: the referee does not have to show a yellow card before showing a red card.

 

PARENTS & SPECTATORS

 

No parent or spectator shall address the referee or assistant referees at any time. This includes, but is not limited to:

 

  • Parents and spectators shall not dispute calls during or after the game.
  • Parents and spectators shall not make remarks to the referee(s) or advise the referee(s) to watch certain players or attend to rough play.
  • Parents and spectators shall never yell at the referee(s), including criticism, sarcasm, harassment, intimidation or feedback of any kind before, during or after the game.
  • Additionally, parents and spectators shall not make derogatory comments to players, spectators or coaches of either team.

 

PENALTIES (Parents & Spectators)

 

In the opinion of the referee, depending on the severity of the offense, the referee may take any of the following actions:
  • The referee may issue a verbal warning to the coach of offending party's team.
  • The referee may stop the game and instruct the coaches to direct the parent /spectator to leave the field.
  • The referee may abandon the game if the parent/spectator does not leave the field which will result in the offending team forfeiting the game and being assessed the appropriate fees and/or fines.
  • Coaches will be held accountable for the actions of their parents/spectators and may be subject to penalties and/or fines for grievous actions. A coach taking NO action with a parent/spectator after being issued a warning may be put in bad standing with EYSC. Additionally a team, player or coach may be suspended from all future competitions until such time appropriate action has been taken with the parent/spectator to the satisfaction of EYSC.

 

PLAYERS

 

The conduct of the players is governed by the Laws of the Game. The Laws themselves describe penalties associated with violating these laws. Additional penalties for players who engage in misconduct may be established by EYSC. In severe cases of unsporting behavior and violent conduct players will be called into a hearing with a Disciplinary Committee with his/her coach and/or parents for further disciplinary action. A player called to a hearing that does not appear, will be suspended from play until such time of appearance.

 

COACHES, ASSISTANT COACHES & TRAINERS

 

It is the responsibility of all coaches to maintain the highest standards of conduct for themselves, their players and supporters in all matches. Failure to do so undermines the referee's authority and the integrity of the game resulting in a hostile environment for players, the referee(s), coaches, assistant coaches, trainers and parents/spectators.

 

As role models for all of the participants and spectators, coaches participating in an EYSC sanctioned event are expected to be supportive of, and to acknowledge the effort, good play and sportsmanship on the part of ALL players from either team in a game. By example, coaches, assistant coaches and trainers are expected to show that although they are competing in a game, they have respect for their opponent, referees and spectators at all times.

 

EYSC will not tolerate negative behavior exhibited either by demonstrative actions and gestures, or by ill-intentioned remarks, including those addressed toward the referees or members of an opposing team. Coaches exhibiting hostile, negative, sarcastic or otherwise ill-intended behavior toward referees, opposing players or coaches will be subject to disciplinary action by EYSC.

 

Coaches shall not interact directly or indirectly with the coaches or players of the opposing team during the game in any manner that may be construed as negative, hostile or sarcastic either by way of demonstrative actions and gestures or by ill intentioned remarks.

 

Coaches shall not offer dissent to any call made by the referee(s) at any time.

 

Coaches are not to address the Referee(s) during the game except to:

 

  • Respond to a referee who has initiated a conversation.
  • Point out emergency or safety issues.
  • Make substitutions.
  • Absolutely no sarcasm, harassment or intimidation is allowed.

 

NOTE: It is recommended that coaches or other team members do not engage in any conversation with the referee(s) once the game has concluded.

 

PENALTIES (Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Trainers)

 

In the opinion of the referee, depending on the severity of the offense, the referee may take any of the following actions:
  • The referee may issue a verbal warning to the offending coach, assistant coach or trainer.
  • The referee may eject the offending coach, assistant coach or trainer. Once ejected, the individual will be required to leave the field immediately.
  • The referee should abandon the game, if the coach, assistant coach or trainer does not leave the field or any immediate adjoining area after having been instructed to do so.
  • Additional penalties associated with the ejection of a coach, assistant coach or trainer may be assessed by EYSC in accordance with documented policy.
  • EYSC will also conduct a verification of the complaint and subsequent actions and may at their discretion impose additional penalties to the coach, assistant coach, trainer and or team.
  • EYSC is responsible for the behavior of their coaches, assistant coaches, and trainers at all times.

 

SUSPENSION, BANNING OF PLAYERS, PARENTS/SPECTATORS, COACHES, ASSISTANT COACHES OR TRAINERS

 

If a player, parent/spectator, coach, assistant coach or trainer is suspended/banned by EYSC he/she is not allowed to participate or have any interaction with their team until they are reinstated. If a player, parent/spectator, coach, assistant coach or trainer is suspended they are suspended from all EYSC sanctioned events.

 

EYSC, as a youth organization reserves the right to suspend/ban any participant that endangers the health, welfare and safety of its membership.

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