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OHSC follows all policies set forth by OYSA and those set forth in U.S. SOCCER ATHLETE AND PARTICIPANT SAFETY
POLICY - STANDARDS FOR ORGANIZATION MEMBERS. 

Team Formation Policy

Oak Hills Soccer Club Team Formation Policy This policy represents the Oak Hills Soccer Club’s (OHSC) approach to team formation that prioritizes the players’ best interests and complies with OYSA and THJSL policies. The Registrar is the final authority in the derivation of team assignments; however, if the Registrar is unable to find an acceptable solution, the Registrar will consult with the President or Vice President to render a decision that ensures the player and club’s best interests. Recreational teams are formed shortly after fall registration, which begins in the spring, typically in May. It is important that players are registered on time to ensure that their placement for fall can be considered by the Registrar.

1. Registration 1.1. Method of Registration. OHSC accepts online registration through the registration system provided by the club. OHSC does not accept registration by mail. Scholarships are available, please see website for details.1.2. Registration Fees. Player fees will be established by the OHSC Board of Directors annually. These fees will be published on www.ohsoccer.com. 1.3. Registration Dates. Regular registration typically occurs in January for the spring season, and May thru June for the fall season. Prior to opening registration for each season, the Registrar (in consult with the President) will establish and post the following specific dates: 1.3.1. Start and end dates of Regular Registration; 1.3.2. Start and end dates of the Priority Placement window. The Priority Placement window will typically be during the first few weeks of the Regular Registration period. These dates may vary by program and age group. 1.4. Late Registration. Registration may remain open after the end of the Regular Registration period on a space-available basis. A late registration fee of $15 will app Rev. 04/2019

 1.8. Age Groups. OHSC forms teams for players in Kindergarten through 8th grade. 1.8.1. OHSC typically forms teams by school grade. The Beaverton School District cutoff date (currently September 1) is used as a guideline. We do not use the OYSA cutoff date of August 1. 1.8.2. Players must be at least 5 years old  on September 1 of the current year to participate in the fall season. Players must have been at least 5 on September 1 of the prior calendar year to participate in the spring season. There will be no exceptions. 1.9. Playing Up/Down. OHSC generally formulates teams that are “age appropriate”. There exist, however, limited situations where a player may be considered for roster placement with an older or younger age bracket (“playing up/down”). These include but are not limited to: 1.9.1. Skill Based – a player who possesses the technical skill set to play in an age group other than their own for both the benefit of the player and their peers/opponents 1.9.2. Grade Appropriate – a player may be allowed to play in an age group other than their own based on being “grade appropriate” for their age bracket 1.9.3. Sibling Request – a player with a sibling in an older age bracket may be considered for advancement 1.9.4. At no time may a player be moved down if they are seen to be an "impact player", that is they have a strong impact on the outcome of the game. 1.9.5 In any of the situations outlined above, the decision to move a player will be a multifaceted process based on collaborative efforts with input from the most recent Coach (where applicable), consultation with the family (player and parents), proposed Coach and Board approval. REV. 10/2019

2. Team Formation 2.1. Goals of team formation. OHSC seeks to balance participation with playing time for all players. Placing players on teams with friends and classmates, or with a preferred coach, is an important but secondary consideration and is never guaranteed. 2.2. First come – first served. OHSC will prioritize team formation requests based on player registration date. In the event of team formation conflict, player registration date will pre-empt any other criteria; the lone exception to this rule applies to the coach's child(ren). 2.3. Balanced distribution of skill level. As a recreational club, OHSC avoids the use of skill-based selection criteria when assigning players to teams. The expectation is that forming teams around schools and geographic areas results in a roughly balanced distribution of skill across all teams. 2.4. Teams will ensure the most amount of players can play with regards to possibly moving players up / down or forming coed teams. 2.5 Authority over team formation. The Club is the final arbiter of team formation. Coaches may not form their own teams. The Registrar has full discretion in assigning players to teams, consistent with the club policies. The Registrar may consult the President or Vice President on certain aspects of team formation. Rev. 04/2015

3 2.6. Method of assigning players to teams. OHSC uses schools as the primary factor for forming teams. However, as a community-based club we expect that many teams will contain players from more than one school, and we do not guarantee placement with classmates, friends, or a particular coach. The specific method and criteria for forming teams is as follows: 2.6.1. Any player with a parent coaching, and who requests placement to that parent’s team, will be given priority placement throughout the Regular Registration period. 2.6.2. Returning players who register during the Priority Placement window, and request placement to the same team they played with in the prior season, will be given priority placement on that team. If there is insufficient room for all returning players on a particular team, players will receive priority based on date of registration. 2.6.3. For all other players (new players and players who do not wish to return to a prior season’s team) the club will attempt to satisfy coach and team requests where possible, in order of date of registration. 2.6.4. Players without specific team or coach requests will typically be grouped by school attendance area or location of residence. 2.6.5. The Registrar will seek to form teams with roster sizes conforming to OHSC’s defined Target Roster Size. 2.6.6. The Registrar will seek to form as many teams as possible with the minimum number of players listed in the Target Roster Size. This will provide opportunity for additional players to be added throughout the season if necessary. Coaches will be required to take additional players up to the maximum number of players listed in the Target Roster Size. No team roster size may exceed the Target Roster Size without the approval of the President. 2.6.7. OHSC will not guarantee placement on a specific team. Our belief is that teams need to be formed for the benefit of all players, which sometimes precludes individual requests. We believe that no matter what team a child is placed on that he or she will have an opportunity to participate in a fun and encouraging environment. 2.6.8 Teams are formed as girls team, or mixed team. These teams are primarily boys teams, but should the need arise, and there is no other placement for the girl, or the girl has requested a mixed team, girls are permitted to be on these mixed teams. This is allowed by OHSC governing bodies- THJSL, OYSA, & USSF rules. Boys may not be placed on girls teams. 2.6.9 Kick & Chase may be coed at anytime. Kick & Chase teams also can play against any team, boy or girl, as there is no girls division or boys/mixed division for game purposes.  REV. 10/2019

3. Roster Size

Target Roster Size

     

Player Grade on 9/1

Game Format

Minimum Roster Size

Target Roster Size

Kindergarten

3v3

6

6

1st Grade

3v3

6

6

2nd Grade

4v4

8

8

3rd Grade

7v7

10

12

4th Grade

7v7

10

12

5th Grade

9v9

11

14

6th Grade

9v9

11

14

7th Grade

11v11

12

16

8th Grade

11v11

12

16

 

The Registrar, working with the Head Coach and other Board Members as needed, shall have the final say in assigning Coaches to team.  The Oak Hills Soccer Club board is the final arbiter for this as needed.

Rev. 7/2019

Financial Policy

Oak Hills Soccer Club Financial Policy

This policy outlines the Oak Hills Soccer Club’s (OHSC) financial management plan, and is intended to reduce and mitigate risk of monetary liability to the Club. Furthermore, this policy represents OHSC’s compliance with local, state and federal regulations intended to protect organizations similar to OHSC, and the internal accounting controls used by OHSC to report and monitor compliance.

1. Background 1.1. OHSC is a non-profit Oregon corporation. The Club must comply with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations for non-profit organizations in order to maintain its non-profit status. IRS regulations impose limits on how organizational funds can be used and require tax reporting under specific circumstances. 1.2. OHSC Is affiliated with the Oregon Youth Soccer Association (OYSA). The OYSA has developed risk management guidelines for its affiliated clubs, but these guidelines are limited in their focus on financial risks and are not binding on the clubs. 1.3. Effective management of financial risk is a critical issue for the club as it is a non-profit organization that manages significant monetary assets, maintains a large inventory of soccer uniforms and equipment, and depends on a volunteer staff to coordinate and facilitate its activities and programs. 1.4. Organizational financial risk can be minimized by establishing appropriate internal accounting controls. Internal accounting controls are procedures designed to ensure the safeguarding of assets and to ensure transactions are properly executed as authorized and properly recorded in the accounting records of the organization. The use of effective internal accounting control procedures will significantly increase the likelihood that: 1.4.1. Financial information is reliable, so that Board members can depend on accurate information to make programmatic and other decisions; 1.4.2. Assets and records of the organization are not stolen, misused, or accidentally destroyed; 1.4.3. The organization’s policies are followed; 1.4.4. Government regulations are met.

2. Policy 2.1. General 2.1.1. The OHSC Board of Directors (Board) formulates the financial policy and reviews operations and activities. 2.1.2. Financial duties and responsibilities must be separated so that no one person has sole control over cash receipts, disbursements, reconciliation of bank accounts, etc. Rev. 04/2015 2 2.1.3. Professional financial service providers will be retained for accounting and tax services, banking, insurance, and other services as determined by the Board or as necessary or required by state and federal requirements. 2.1.4. This policy will be reviewed annually by the OHSC Board. 2.2. Budget 2.2.1. The President and the Treasurer are responsible for preparing a calendar year financial budget. 2.2.2. The Board of Directors must approve the calendar year budget and any proposed changes in the budget, should they exceed $250 or 20% of any line item, whichever is greater. 2.3. Bank Accounts 2.3.1. OHSC will maintain a minimum of two bank accounts – an operating account and an investment account. 2.3.2. All bank accounts will be in the name of Oak Hills Soccer Club. 2.3.3. All OHSC accounts will be located in institutions insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or another federally insured institution. No account shall exceed the maximum amount for which it is insured. 2.3.4. Only authorized signers shall have access to OHSC accounts. 2.3.5. Authorized signers shall include the President, Vice President and Treasurer. 2.3.6. With the approval of the Board, a professional bookkeeper may be added as an authorized signer; however, no party shall be added as an authorized signer unless covered by a fidelity bond protecting the club’s assets against risk of loss due to dishonesty. 2.4. Cash Receipts (Including Checks) 2.4.1. The President, Vice President and Treasurer may have access to the OHSC mailbox and may open all mail not addressed to a specific member of the Board. All cash and checks will be immediately forwarded to the Treasurer, or deposited directly in the OHSC bank account. 2.4.2. All checks and cash collected for equipment, apparel or other sales will be tallied and reconciled against items sold where applicable. 2.4.3. All receipts will be deposited or delivered to the Treasurer in a timely manner, typically within seven (7) business days. 2.4.4. The Treasurer will deposit all receipts in a timely manner, typically within seven (7) business days 2.4.5. Documentation for all receipts (a copy of check, letter, etc.) will be maintained and filed with the fiscal year financial records. Rev. 04/2015

3. 2.4.6. All receipts will be deposited intact. No disbursements will be made from cash or check receipts prior to deposit. 2.4.7. The OHSC Board will review deposit details quarterly, or more frequently if requested by any Board member. 2.5. Cash Disbursements 2.5.1. Payment Authorization 2.5.1.1. All invoices will be immediately forwarded to the Treasurer who will review them for mathematical accuracy, validity, conformity to the budget, and compliance with agreements. 2.5.1.2. Prior to payment, all invoices exceeding $500 will be approved by at least two authorized signers. 2.5.1.3. Approved invoices will be entered into an accounting system. 2.5.1.4. The Treasurer will ensure that checks are prepared in a timely manner. 2.5.2. Checks 2.5.2.1. The Treasurer will be responsible for all blank checks. If the club retains a professional bookkeeper, the Treasurer may provide the bookkeeper with blank checks, however the Treasurer remains responsible for all check payments. 2.5.2.2. All checks will be signed by an authorized signer. 2.5.2.3. The Treasurer will ensure that checks are generated for approved invoices and recorded in the accounting records. 2.5.2.4. Voided checks will have "VOID" written boldly in ink on the face and have the signature portion of the check crossed out; or properly destroyed. Voided checks will be recorded in the accounting records. 2.5.2.5. Online bill payment may be used as a substitute for written checks. However, only authorized signers will be given online access to OHSC bank accounts. 2.5.2.6. In no event will: 2.5.2.6.1. invoices be paid without approval by an authorized signer for invoices less than $500, or by two authorized signers for invoices $500 or more; 2.5.2.6.2. blank checks (checks without a date or payee designated) be signed in advance; 2.5.2.6.3. checks be made out to “cash,” “bearer,” “petty cash,” etc. ; 2.5.2.6.4. checks be prepared on verbal authorization, unless approved by the President, and documented in writing after the fact for audit purposes. 2.5.2.7. If it is necessary to issue a duplicate check for any check in an amount over $35, a stop payment will be ordered at the bank on the original check. Rev. 04/2015

4. 2.5.3. Bank Reconciliations 2.5.3.1. Bank statements will be sent to the secretary and by email to the club Treasurer. 2.5.3.2. The Treasurer will ensure that the bank statement is reconciled quarterly. 2.5.3.3. The OHSC Board will review bank account reconciliations monthly. 2.5.3.4. The Treasurer will take appropriate action on all checks outstanding over 120 days. 2.6. Investments 2.6.1. Any funds held by OHSC that are not scheduled for immediate operational use will be invested to generate additional resources for future club needs. 2.6.2. Investments will be made using bank insured instruments that minimize risk of loss of investment principal. 2.6.3. Each investment decision will be approved by the Board prior to implementing an investment transaction. 2.7. Property 2.7.1. An inventory and/or valuation of all equipment, uniforms, and apparel will be conducted annually by the responsible property managers. 2.7.2. A copy of each inventory report will be retained by the club President and the responsible property manager. 2.8. Insurance 2.8.1. In addition to the medical and liability insurance provided by the Oregon Youth Soccer Association, reasonable and adequate coverage will be maintained to safeguard the assets of the Club. Such coverage will include property insurance for the Club’s equipment and fidelity insurance covering Board member dishonesty. 2.8.2. The President and Treasurer will review insurance policies before renewal. 2.8.3. The Treasurer will store insurance policies with the respective fiscal year documentation. 2.9. Taxes 2.9.1. The Club will maintain a Tax Identification Number (TIN) issued by the Internal Revenue Service. 2.9.2. The Treasurer will prepare an IRS Form 1099 for Board member or outside contractor that is paid by or receives a stipend from the Club of more than $600 in a calendar year. 2.9.3. The Treasurer will be responsible for the preparation and submission of taxes; alternatively, at the discretion of the Board, the Treasurer may arrange with an independent accountant for the preparation and submission of the Club’s annual federal and state income tax reports if it does not impose a considerable financial liability to the Club. Rev 03/2019

5. 2.10. Non-Profit and Corporation Status 2.10.1.The Club has established itself as a non-profit organization (i.e., 501C (3)) with the Internal Revenue Service and will maintain that status through annual filing with the IRS. 2.10.2.The Club has established itself as a non-profit corporation in the state of Oregon and will maintain that status through annual filing with the Oregon Secretary of State, Corporation Division. 2.11. Consultants 2.11.1.Consideration will be made of internal capabilities to accomplish services before contracting for them. 2.11.2.Written contracts clearly defining work to be performed, terms and conditions will be maintained for all consultant and contract services. 2.11.3.The qualifications of the consultant and reasonableness of fees will be considered in hiring consultants. 2.11.4.Consultant services will be paid for as work is performed or as delineated in the contract. 2.11.5.Board approval is required for any contract over $500. 2.11.6.The Treasurer will ensure preparation of IRS Form 1099 for consultants at year end. 2.12. Other 2.12.1.Minutes of Meetings 2.12.1.1. The Secretary of the Board will prepare accurate minutes of all meetings of the Board. 2.12.1.2. The Treasurer will note all items in the minutes relating to finance and take appropriate action. 2.12.2.Donations 2.12.2.1. Donations of cash and non-cash items will be properly accounted for. 2.12.3.Accounts Receivable 2.12.3.1. The Club will avoid entering into transactions that create accounts receivable whenever possible. 2.12.3.2. When a need for an accounts receivable transaction occurs, complete documentation will be maintained. 2.12.3.3. Accounts receivable will be recorded in the books and collected on a timely basis. Rev 03/2019

Code Of Conduct

Oak Hills Soccer Club Code of Conduct for: Players, Coaches & Parents

Revised: October 2019

Oak Hills Soccer Club’s (OHSC) mission is to administer recreational youth soccer. With emphasis placed on “recreational” and “youth”, OHSC promotes and expects the highest standards of fair play, sportsmanship and conduct from all participants, including players, coaches, parents and other supporters. This policy outlines OHSC’s Code of Conduct for Players, Coaches and Parents. OHSC ("Club") is a member of the Tualatin Hills Junior Soccer League ("THJSL"). THJSL administers regular league games for U-8 and older teams. Behavior at league games is governed by THJSL rules and procedures. Judicial policies such as suspensions, etc established by THJSL will be followed by OHSC. These policies can be found here. This Code of Conduct is intended to cover behavior, including participation in OHSC activities, under THJSL jurisdiction.

Club activities include all league and non-league games, such as tournaments, jamborees, indoor and all Kick & Chase competition, as well as practice sessions and special activities. OHSC expects that all participants will always act in accordance with the spirit of the game of soccer, and adhere to these minimum standards of appropriate behavior by acting at all times in ways that promote safety, sportsmanship, fair play, and respect for all participants. The following standards express some specific expectations, but cannot possibly list all forms of expected conduct.

Any form of behavior which brings dishonor to OHSC, whether or not such behavior is specifically stated herein, may be sanctioned by the Club's Executive Board of Directors ("Board") in compliance with OHSC’s Judicial Policy. Violations will be subject to a range of appropriate corrective actions. In addition, the club may take action with respect to behaviors not mentioned in the code of conduct, but which in the judgment of the Board may affect the safety or enjoyment of any participant, or may detract from the Club’s goal of creating a positive environment that values safety, good sportsmanship, fair play, and respect.

1. Player Code of Conduct  Players will show respect for teammates, coaches, game officials, opponents, and spectators at all times.  Players will adhere to the laws of the game.  Players will support and encourage their teammates during practices and games.  Players will congratulate opponents following every game.  Players will arrive at practices and games on time, and will notify the coach as soon as possible of expected absences or delays from practices or games.  Players will strive to display good sportsmanship and a sense of fair play at all times. Rev. 04/2015

2  Players will play for the enjoyment of the sport.  Players will not use profanity during any team or club event.  Players will not argue with, or otherwise show disrespect toward a teammate, opponent, official, opposing coach or spectators.  Players will not taunt, verbally abuse, or physically intimidate any other participant during any team or club event.  Players will not use alcohol or illegal substances at any time.

3. Coaches Code of Conduct. Coaches will not seek gain thru their own programs or business entities nor ask any additional fees from families ever.   Coaches will act as role models for players and parents, and will at all times display good sportsmanship and respect for all participants.  Coaches will make the health and safety of players their primary consideration.  Coaches will promote a positive and supportive atmosphere for players and parents.  Coaches will support and encourage all players, regardless of skill level, with an emphasis on recreational soccer.  Coaches will ensure fair and equitable playing time, which in most recreational games will mean roughly equal playing time for all players.  Coaches will teach and encourage players to play within the laws of the game.  Coaches will establish expectations for player and parent conduct at practices and games, and will be responsible for the behavior of players, parents, and assistant coaches at any game, practice, or other team event.  Coaches will teach fundamental soccer skills and help players develop a basic understanding of the game.  Coaches will continually seek to improve their understanding of age-appropriate coaching techniques.  Coaches will not use profanity during any team or club event.  Coaches will not argue with, or otherwise show disrespect toward a player, opponent, official, opposing coach or spectators.  Coaches will not engage in taunting, verbal abuse, or physical intimidation during any team or club event.  Coaches will not be under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances at any practice or game, or when transporting players to or from any practice, game, or other club related event.  Coaches will never leave a player unattended following a practice or game.   

 Rev. 07/2019

3 3. Parent Code of Conduct  Parents will remember that players participate to have fun.  Parents will help their children understand and adhere to the Player Code of Conduct.  Parents will encourage their children to show respect for all other participants by doing so themselves.  Parents will encourage and support all players, including those from the opposing team, during games.  Parents will inform their child’s coach of any physical or emotional issue that may affect the child’s safety or enjoyment of the game.  Parents will not coach their children from the sidelines nor be present on player side of field during games, nor fields during practice without proper background check & youth protection training on file.  Parents will not use profanity during any team or club event.  Parents will not argue with, or otherwise show disrespect toward a player, opponent, official, coach or other spectators.  Parents will not engage in taunting, verbal abuse, or physical intimidation during any team or club event.  Parents will not be under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances at any practice or game, or when transporting players to or from any practice, game, or other club-related events. Rev 02/2019 

Judicial Procedure

Rev. 10/2019

Oak Hills Soccer Club Judicial Procedure Oak Hills Soccer Club’s (OHSC) mission is to administer a recreational youth soccer club. With emphasis placed on “recreational” and “youth”, OHSC promotes and expects the highest standards of fair play, sportsmanship and conduct from all participants, including players, coaches, parents and other supporters. This policy outlines OHSC’s judicial procedure. Oak Hills Soccer Club ("Club") is a member of the Tualatin Hills Junior Soccer League ("THJSL"). THJSL administers regular league games for U-8 and older teams. Most behavior at league games is governed by THJSL rules and procedures.Judicial policies such as suspensions, etc established by THJSL will be followed by OHSC. These policies can be found here. This Code of Conduct is intended to cover behavior, including participation in OHSC activities, under THJSL jurisdiction.

The following Club judicial procedures are intended to cover all behavior while participating in Club activities not falling under THJSL jurisdiction. Club activities include all league and non-league games, such as tournaments, jamborees, indoor and all Kick & Chase competition, as well as practice sessions and special activities. OHSC expects that all participants will always act in accordance with the spirit of the game of soccer. The following standards express some specific expectations, but cannot possibly list all forms of misconduct. Any form of behavior which brings dishonor on OHSC, whether or not such behavior is specifically stated herein, may be sanctioned by the Club's Executive Board of Directors ("Board") in compliance with these judicial procedures.

PLAYERS 1. Player Participation 1.1. Each player on the roster, who is eligible, physically able to play and not under a disciplinary penalty must play a minimum of 50% of each game per THJSL policy for league games. Additionally, OHSC requires compliance in all non-league competition (tournaments, jamborees, indoor, etc.) and Kick & Chase soccer games.

2. Player Recruitment 2.1. Coaches may be asked to recruit additional players, based on the number of players registering in their age group to supplement their roster. It is not permitted, however, for coaches to recruit players who were playing on another team last year or any potential player who lives outside the Club boundaries. It is also not permitted to recruit older players that will directly "impact" the strength of the team. Coaches must accept additional players placed on the team by the Club, up to a maximum roster or THJSL league rule.

3. Yellow & Red Cards 3.1. Players are expected to act in a spirit of sportsmanship and fair play towards opponents. The Club considers any behavior which would cause a player to receive a caution (yellow card) or send-off (red card) as unacceptable. 3.2. Any player who is sent off in a THJSL league game must be suspended for the next game played by that team, in accordance with THJSL procedures.  Additionally, any coach sent off in a THJSL or OHSC game is automatically suspended for one year from the date of the game.  In a non-THJSL game, tournament, jamboree or indoor, the offending coach or player must still be suspended for the next game played by that team. The "next game" does not include scrimmages. No appeal will be heard by OHSC of any penalties imposed in accordance with this rule. REV. 10/2019 

3.3. When a player receives a caution (yellow card), the player's coach is responsible for sanctioning the inappropriate behavior. Penalties imposed by the coach may range up to and include a one game suspension from participation. Suspension would follow the same rules as set forth by THJSL, with the player checking in with the Center Ref in street clothes and sitting on the bench for the game.

4. Disruptive Behavior 4.1. Players are expected to not interfere with coaches or other players on their team who wish to participate in Club activities. In particular, players may not assault others, use offensive, insulting or abusive language or otherwise disrupt team practices, games or other activities. Players are expected to follow directions given by the team coaches. 4.2. If a player violates these standards, the coach of their team is responsible for sanctioning the inappropriate behavior. Penalties imposed by the coach may range up to and include a one game suspension from participation. 4.3 Foul language or physical abuse is an immediate one game suspension. 5. Persistent or Excessive Misconduct 5.1. If a player repeatedly violates these standards, or if the coach believes the violation(s) to be so serious that a one game suspension is not sufficient, the coach shall consult the Club's Director of Coaching. After consultation with the team coach, the Club's Director of Coaching may recommend to the Board that additional penalties be imposed. These additional penalties may range up to and include removal from the team for the remainder of the season, without refund of player fees. Imposition of the additional penalties requires action of the Board, in compliance with the Disciplinary Hearing Procedures outlined below.

PARENTS For the purpose of these procedures, the term "Parent" includes any legal guardian or adult family member of a participant in Club activities. Oak Hills Soccer Club hopes and expects that parents will be supportive of their child, the child's team and the child's coach. To this end, parents are expected to observe reasonable team rules as established by the coach. This includes, for example, punctuality in dropping off and picking up players from games, practices and other team activities.

1. Protocol for Expressing Concern 1.1. If a parent has a serious concern (e.g. they believe their child isn't getting a fair amount of playing time, practices are not teaching good soccer skills, etc.), they are expected to discuss their concern with the coach in private, before pursuing any other action. "Other action" specifically includes, but is not limited to, discussion with other parents, making derogatory comments about the coach or the team's performance, raising the problem with Club officers, etc. If a parent is dissatisfied after their discussion with the coach, they should contact the Club Director of Coaching. If the Club Director of Coaching is unable to satisfactorily resolve their concern, the parent should contact the Club president so the concern can be addressed by the Board Rev. 04/2015 

2. Parent Misconduct 2.1. Parent misconduct is unacceptable at all Club activities.

Parent misconduct includes, but is not limited to: 2.1.1. Use of offensive, insulting or abusive language (whether verbal or non-verbal) directed towards players from either team, parents or spectators from either team, coaches from either team or game officials. 2.1.2. Violent conduct, such as assaulting any of the people listed above or their property. 2.1.3. Entering the field of play during the game without the permission of the referee. 2.1.4. Unsporting behavior, including disruption of the game or practice in any way. 2.2. Under THJSL rule, any misconduct by a parent or other spectator at a league game will result in the team's coach receiving the appropriate penalty. This may include a caution or send off. In any parent misconduct situation, coaches are expected to request that the parent(s) behave in an appropriate manner, whether or not the coach shares the parent's perspective. 3. Persistent Misconduct 3.1. Whether occurring at a THJSL game or other team activity, repeated misconduct by a parent shall result in a private conference between the parent and coach. If the parent/coach conference is followed by further misconduct, the coach will forward the issue to the Club President for resolution by action of the Board. Penalties may range up to and include removal of the parent's child from the team.

COACHES 1. Philosophy 1.1. Coaches are expected to make the interests of the players on their team the first priority. Their second priority must be the good of the game of soccer. OHSC expects that coaches will approach coaching in our Club with an appropriate recreational philosophy. An emphasis on winning is not appropriate, even if the parents stress it. When appropriate, coaches are expected to remind parents of the team's players about the Club's recreational philosophy.

2. Coach Misconduct 2.1. Coach misconduct is unacceptable at all games, practices and other team or Club activities. Coach misconduct includes, but is not limited to: 2.1.1. Any action which leads to a coach receiving a caution or send off. 2.1.2. Verbal or physical abuse towards the players, parents or other participants at team activities. 2.1.3. Teaching players to deliberately violate the laws of the game. 2.1.4. Participating in any team activity while using or under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs. Rev. 04/2015

 2.2. Any coach arrested or indicted for criminal activity of any kind will be reviewed by the Board for possible suspension or other action including removal from coaching to protect the interests of OHSC and its members.

3. Penalties for Coach Misconduct 3.1. When OHSC receives a report of coaching misconduct, the complaint will be investigated by the Club Director of Coaching or their designee. The Director of Coaching will determine the seriousness of the offense. If the offense is minor, the Director of Coaching will counsel the coach concerning their behavior. If the offense is serious, the Director of Coaching will recommend appropriate penalties to the Board, for their action under the Disciplinary Hearing Procedures below. These penalties may range up to and include removal as a coach. 3.2. These standards and procedures apply to any action taken against a coach during the season.

The Club reserves the right to refuse, for any reason, to allow someone to coach during a current or subsequent season. No appeal will be heard on a decision to deny someone coaching privilege. REV. 10/2019

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