WELCOME TO PACIFIC SOCCER CLUB (PSC)
Acceptance to a PSC team is a significant accomplishment and with this privilege comes an obligation on behalf of the player, parent/guardian(s) and our coaches, trainers and team managers.
The purpose of this agreement is to ensure there is an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the parent/guardian(s), the player, the coach and staff, the team and AYSO Pacific Soccer Club (PSC). Therefore it is important that both the player and parent/guardian read and fully understand this agreement.
We look forward to a successful and enjoyable season.
Bruce Bricks, PresidentGrant Heywood, Director of CoachingCarlos Alcaino, TreasurerLee Eichenbaum, Club AdministratorSheri Schutt, Registrar
PS If you would like a copy of the completed agreement, BEFORE you click SUBMIT, right click document, select PRINT and there you go.
POSITIVE COACHING – GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP - EVERYONE PLAYS® - CUSTOM UNIFORMS
Pacific Soccer Club (PSC) was established in 2000. Our goals are to be successful, both in player development and team results. The results will come due to the growth of the players in both their skills and understanding of the game. This will be the result of a solid TEAM effort, which must include the players, parents and coaching staff. The strength of the team is founded in good communication and understanding between the coaches, players, parents and administrators. We believe in the following:• Learning is an important part of the game• Winning isn’t everything• The family is a critical part of the team experience
THE TEAM AND THE TEAM MEMBERSMembers of the PACIFIC SOCCER CLUB agree to put their Team ahead of the individual Player. If conflicts arise between the Team and a Player or Parent, the Director of Coaching (DOC) or designee will be responsible to make decisions for the greatest good of the Team and Player. These decisions will be made after gathering all relevant information and consultation with those involved. The decision will be objective and will be based on their best evaluation of the facts.
AYSO's Dispute Resolution and Due Process procedures will be followed in matters of conflict.
All players must be newly selected each membership year. It is possible that not all the players including returning players who tryout will be selected to a team.
PLAYER EVALUATION AND SELECTIONPlayer performance will be evaluated by observing the player in skill sessions and game situations.
Our coaches and trainers will base their decisions on four areas of evaluation and they are responsible to make the best decision for the team and players.
Your understanding here is important, just as players and parents have the freedom to choose a Club without unfair pressure and with a full understanding of what is expected, the coaches need the same freedom to decide which players are the best fit for their teams.
The decisions of our coaches are final.
We expect our players and parents to honor their commitments both verbal and written; therefore you should make your decisions thoughtfully and carefully. Once your commitment is made, the coach and team members expect your full participation and support for the entire soccer season. Take into account that when you make your commitment, the coach will need to inform other potential players that they did not make the team. A player will not be released from a team during a soccer season unless it is for disciplinary reasons or failure to fulfill their obligations or a season ending injury.
The coaches and trainers will conduct themselves as soccer instructors and mentors. The coach's and trainer's primary responsibility is for the short and long-term growth and development of your son/daughter as a soccer player and to help our players become world-class players who know how to conduct themselves as positive, responsible and successful members of a team. You can expect the coaches and trainers to conduct themselves as positive role models and display appropriate behavior. Your coaches and trainers recognize that they are dealing in an important way with young people and we cannot overlook the impact they have on their player's lives.
At the end of each soccer season the commitment to the team and player is over. You are welcome to tryout for the next season under the same guidelines previously mentioned. A player remains part of their PSC Team and Roster until such time as the California State Soccer Association - South (Cal South) Release/Transfer is completed, processed and approved by the District Commissioner.
The fall soccer season begins with practice and tournaments in July/August, League Play starts in September and continues through December; optional State Tournaments begin in January, February or April, depending on the age group and success of the team. Those U14 and older players will have a break for the high school season (end of November through State/National Cup). The spring soccer season begins with team formation and practice in January/February, league runs from March - May. Some teams will participate in summer tournaments in preparation for the fall season.
As a member of the Team you are responsible for your own performance and conduct. Honesty, communication and reliability will be expected at all times. Each player is to maintain an ethical and healthy lifestyle; any use of drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes is not acceptable to the Team and may result in removal from the Team. In addition, the Team insists that you maintain a positive team attitude and a personal sense of sportsmanship and fair play. At all club or team functions you will be expected to conduct yourself in a respectable manner and to represent your Team and the Club in a positive way.
Parental support and involvement in the Team and Club are essential. You should ensure that your son/daughter attends all team functions (practices, games, tournaments, meetings, fundraising activities, etc.). When there is an unavoidable conflict please inform your coach so any necessary adjustments can be made.
The coach will decide on the practice and training schedule, clinics, camps, tournament participation and playing time after careful consideration of your needs and those of the team.
Player and team development will be given a greater priority over winning. Parents and players must understand this and conduct themselves in a manner consistent with a healthy team environment. Parents are encouraged to communicate and ask questions about their son/daughter's progress at the appropriate times (this is not during a game or in the presence of the other team members). We expect our players to take the initiative, to speak up and communicate for themselves whenever possible.
We will instruct the players to respect the referees’ calls, to ignore unsporting behavior, rough play and poor conditions. We expect our parents and spectators to set the same positive example.
POSITIVE COACHING – Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment by the players and ultimately leads to better-skilled and better-motivated players.
GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP – We strive to create a positive environment based on mutual respect, rather than a win-at-all-costs attitude, and our program is designed to instill good sportsmanship in every facet of AYSO.
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT – We believe that all players should be able to develop their soccer skills and knowledge to the best of their abilities, both individually and as a member of a team, in order to maximize their enjoyment of the game.
OPEN REGISTRATION – PSC requires that any player is eligible to apply for PSC. Players not selected are guaranteed placement on a team in one of the AYSO standard primary programs.
1. Play for the sake of playing a game, not just to please a parent or coach.
2. Always give my best effort and work as hard for my teammates as I do for myself.
3. Treat all players as I would like to be treated.
4. Be a team player and not show off or hog the ball.
5. Be a good sport and acknowledge good plays whether they are made by my team or my opponents.
6. Abide by the Laws of the Game.
7. Cooperate with my coaches, teammates, opponents and the referee.
8. Never argue with or complain about referee calls or decisions.
9. Control my temper when I feel I have been wronged.
10. Remember that the object of the game is to win, but the goal is to enjoy myself.
Source: AYSO Coach Manual
Through your encouragement and good example, you can help assure that all the boys and girls learn good sportsmanship and self-discipline.
In AYSO, young people learn to work together, to sacrifice for the good of the team, to enjoy winning and deal appropriately with defeat - all while becoming physically fit and healthy.Best of all, they have fun.
SUPPORT YOUR CHILDSupporting your child by giving encouragement and showing interest in their team is very important.
Help your child work toward skill improvement and good sportsmanship in every game.
Teach your child that hard work and an honest effort are often more important than victory - that way your child will always be a winner despite the outcome of the game!
ALWAYS BE POSITIVEParents serve as role models for their children. Become aware of this and work to be a positive role model. Applaud good plays by your child's team as well as good plays by the opposing team.
Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from youth sports activities.
REMEMBER: YOUR CHILD WANTS TO HAVE FUNRemember that your child is the one playing soccer, not you. It's very important to let children establish their own goals - to play the game for themselves. Take care not to impose your own standards and goals on them.
Don't put too heavy a burden on your child to win games. Surveys reveal that 72% of children would rather play for a losing team than ride the bench for a winning team.
Children play for the fun of playing.
REINFORCE POSITIVE BEHAVIORPositive reinforcement is the best way to help your child achieve their goals and their natural fear of failure. Nobody likes to make mistakes. If your child does make one, remember it's all part of learning, so encourage your child's efforts and point out the good things your child accomplished.
DON'T BE A SIDELINE COACH OR REFEREECoaches volunteer their time to help make your child's youth soccer experience a positive one. They need your support too.
Spectators are to refrain from coaching or refereeing from the sidelines.
For more information please visit http://www.ayso.org/parents/parents_abc.aspx
We understand soccer can be a very passionate sport, however the greatest lesson we can teach our children is RESPECT. So there will be NO yelling, complaining or showing dissent toward the referees before, during or after the game.
Parents and Spectators shall remain on the designated side of the field;Parents and Spectators shall remain outside the "Technical Area," this is the area dedicated to coaches and players, it is 10 yards on either side of the halfway line.Parents and Spectators shall remain 3 yards off the touchline and 18 yards from the goal line to allow room for the players and referees.Parents and Spectators shall not be behind the goal line.
PLAYER CLUB FEEUSSF Coach License and Development Live Scan (CalSouth Risk Management for Administrators - max of three) CSSA (Cal South) Player RegistrationLeague Team FeeTeam BondAdministrative & Management Costs (Registrar, Treasurer, Field Director, Administrators, Director of Coaching, Uniform Coordinator, Child and Volunteer Protection Advocate (CVPA), ...) Marketing and AdvertisingTryouts including fields, administration and trainersOperational Costs
PLAYER TEAM FEE*Each coach is given the flexibility to create a team budget before each season, and submit it to PSC for approval. Player team fees are based on the number of rostered players and includes, but not limited to the following:Player Development (Professional Trainer, Clinics, Camps, …) Tournaments (State Cup and California Cup are optional)Referee fees (Match Duration) Practice Field Fees Game Field Fees Training Equipment (soccer balls, cones, ...) PSC Tent and Flag (Optional)* Additional team fees may be required based on the team budget and expenses.
UNIFORMSUniforms are ordered and purchased separately. Contact your coach or team manager for specific pricing and ordering information.
SPRING SEASON (League and/or Tournament Play)
New Player fee: Club and Team fee* is $350.00 for each new player to PSC. A NON-REFUNDABLE payment of $350.00 is due once a player new to PSC is offered and accepts a place on a team. This payment is required to hold a player's place on a team.
Returning Player fee*: As determined by the budget submitted by the Coach.
Uniforms are purchased separately. Please check with your coach or team manager before ordering.
* Additional team fees may be required based on the team budget and expenses.
FALL SEASONClub Fee: $350.00 per player. The NON-REFUNDABLE Club Fee payment of $350.00 is due once a player is offered and accepts a place on a team. This payment is required to hold a player's place on a team.
Team Fee: $450.00 per player.* The Team Fee is due no later than 30 days after acceptance to the team.
AYSO Registration Fee of $50 is to be paid directly to each region.
PAYMENTS AND TERMS1. Credit Cards, Money Orders, Cashiers Check, or Personal Checks will be accepted for payment. 2. All checks shall be made payable to “Pacific Soccer Club.” 3. On the bottom of each check please include the Player’s Last name, Gender/Age and Coach Last Name (Donovan Bu12 Smith)4. All checks shall be mailed to the PSC Treasurer.5. All returned checks will be charged a $20.00 handling fee.6. A player is in default when payments are delinquent ten (10) days past the due date and will be prohibited from participating in any team activities, including but not limited to practices, training sessions, tournaments and games.
AYSO (Pacific Soccer Club) is a nonprofit public benefit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person.
All checks collected on behalf of the team for sponsorships, fundraising, and donations shall be made out to “Pacific Soccer Club.” On the bottom of the check please make sure to include the team’s Gender/Age and Coach Last Name (Bu12 Smith).
Embroidery: embroidery standards have been adopted to ensure a consistent appearance for all PSC teams. Only the authorized club embroiders will be used. Contact your coach or team manager for specific directions.
PSC Spirit Wear may be ordered and purchased separately to support the team and club.
It takes thousands of hours to run a successful region; with registration, team formation, uniform distribution, scheduling, coaching, refereeing, instructing, mentoring, organizing try-outs, field set up and breakdown; just to name a few. PSC parents know the benefits of the AYSO program, they are among the most vital and experienced volunteers we have; many are coaches, referees or board members.
Please be a good host and a respectful guest; be courteous around homes neighboring the fields and clean up before you leave.
In addition to this agreement I agree to abide by the Rules and Regulations, Guidelines and Policies of AYSO, Pacific Soccer Club, Cal South and the League.
Posted: February 22, 2013
Revisions: 20 Mar 13 Added the tryout evaluations to match the Tryout Manual16 Apr 13 Added note to Uniform Set that Tax, Shipping and Handling are not included3 May 13 Added Field Policies21 Jan 14 Updated for Fall 201429 Jan 14 Updated Uniform to $225-$250 to account for the Girls24 Apr 15 Updated Fees for 201521 Nov 15 Updated for 201621 Feb 16 Refund Policy revision18 Jan 17 Updated for 201730 Mar 17 Updated for 2017