Westside Youth Soccer Association  

Refunds Policy

There are no refunds after the first league game is played.  All refunds will have a $30 administration fee applied.

Criminal Record Check Policy

The purpose of BC Soccer’s Criminal Record Check Policy is to ensure that BC Soccer, its members and
affiliated organizations work to uphold the duty of care owed to everyone involved in sanctioned
soccer activity in BC by conducting the appropriate criminal record checks.

All directors, volunteers, employees or contractors of BC Soccer or an affiliated BC Soccer
organization, who are aged 19 years and older and, are participating on a regular basis in any
element of youth soccer, or, who will be with a vulnerable person, must have a completed a
Criminal Record Check that includes a vulnerable sector check.

Player Safety Policy

All WYSA players have the responsibly and right to feel safe at soccer.

Respecting other players, coaches, referees, volunteers and staff is mandatory.

Bullying or any other unexpected behavior will be dealt with and can result in missed games/practices.

 

Conduct, Ethics and Discipline Policy

Westside Youth Soccer Association welcomes all individuals to participate in soccer and believes that embracing differences while removing barriers to promote diversity and equity and foster inclusion, is integral to serving the wider
soccer community.

Volunteers and staff in direct contact with children and youth are required take the Respect in Sport course to ensure everyone understands the moral and ethical obligations they must uphold when delivering soccer to our players.

WYSA follows and upholds all Canada Soccer and BC Soccer policies regarding discipline of adults, children and youth involved in the sport of soccer.

Rule of Two Policy

The Coaching Association of Canada has developed standards for the Rule of Two.
Canada Soccer expects that all organizations will work toward the Gold Standard – having two NCCP-trained or
certified coaches always present with an athlete. If NCCP-trained or certified coaches are not available, screened
volunteers (such as managers, support personnel, chaperones, and Directors of the club or organization) should be
available instead. If screened volunteers are not available, parents of other athletes should be asked to temporarily
substitute. If another adult is not available, there should always be more than one athlete with the coach (this is the
lowest standard and is not recommended).

 

Child Abuse Reporting Policy

All disclosures of child abuse will be taken seriously and as per BC's Child Family and Community Services Act (the “CFCSA):
Every person in British Columbia has a legal obligation under section 14 of the CFCSA to promptly report to the MCFD if they genuinely believe that a child has been or is likely to be abused or neglected and needs protection.

Inappropriate Conduct Policy

All reports of inappropriate conduct by any person will be taken seriously and investigated. If conduct is found to be criminal in nature the appropriate authorities will be notified.

Guidelines for Adults Interacting with Children in Sport

Individuals working or volunteering in sport are expected to uphold high standards and model behavior that upholds public confidence and enhances healthy relationships with children and families.

EDUCATION AND SAFETY RESOURCES

Please visit BC Soccer for information on Education and Safety.

https://bcsoccer.net/added-education-and-safety-resources