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Fees & Other Policies

Birth Year Age Groups 19-20 Per Player fees

Fees

*Fees are based on a 10-month season (late August through early June).
Additional fees may be incurred for teams that wish to play in supplemental leagues as determined by the Technical Director.

*Fees are based on a 10-month season (late August through early June) for all non-high-school age groups (U8-U15) and a 9-month season (late September through early June) for all high school age groups (U16-U19). Additional fees may be incurred for teams that wish to play in supplemental leagues as determined by the coach and technical staff.

Youth soccer is for the players. All parents associated with International Futbol Club (IFC) are invited to share in the pleasure of watching their children participate in the world’s most popular sport. We ask that parents do not distract the players and officials from the free flow of play which is the trademark of the sport. International Futbol Club prides ourselves on having respectful and engaged families, and we ask that parents and guardians continue to adhere to these guidelines.

A parent or guardian should:

  • Foster an environment of respect for referees, players, coaches, and spectators of the opposing team through words of encouragement and support.
  • Applaud superior play, effort, and sportsmanship by players on both teams.
  • Support your coaches and managers consistently regardless of the results on the field.
  • Communicate any concerns to the coach at the appropriate time (recommended 24 hour cool off period) away from the playing location and players.
  • Always remain at least two yards from the playing field so our young players have room to play and enjoy the game.
  • Your cooperation with these standards before, during, and after each game or practice will make International Futbol Club more enjoyable for everyone.

A parent or guardian must:

  • Not use foul language or obscene gestures at a game or practice site.
  • Avoid comments and gestures that express disagreement with referee decisions.
  • Cooperate with any request by the game officials.
  • Not consume alcoholic beverages on field locations during practices or games.
  • Refrain from using tobacco products on field locations during practices or games.

A parent or guardian understands that

  • Any parent or spectator who fails to adhere to these standards will be required to leave the playing area, and play will be suspended until he or she does so.
  • International Futbol Club reserves the right to suspend or terminate a player’s enrollment for his or her parent’s persistent or extreme sideline misbehavior. There will be no refunds of player fees in such cases.
  • Parents or guardians are responsible for their guests behavior and must inform their guests of the applicable rules of conduct.

Any breaches of this Code of Conduct by any parent, guardian or guest can result in your player’s suspension and a member’s removal from all International Futbol Club events, practices and games. Comments and behavior of any member which contradict the mission statement or disrupt the functioning of a team can result in the suspension and/or removal from International Futbol Club.

International Futbol Club (IFC) Youth Soccer Concussion Policy

At IFC, we want to ensure our players are provided the safest environment possible. As a result, we are instituting a concussion policy to help provide guidelines related to players who have been diagnosed with or are suspected of having a concussion.

All coaches are required to take the Center for Disease Control (CDC) online training course. A copy of the certificate that you receive after completing this course must be sent to club Registrar prior to the first practice or game. We also highly recommend that parents and athletes take the time to review this course. Click to go to the https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/index.html

All Coaches are required to sit a player out for the remainder of a practice or game if the player sustains a blow to the head or a jarring collision that causes the coach to suspect a possible mild or traumatic brain injury.

The coach is required to notify the parents/legal guardians of the incident. IFC coaches are with very limited exception, are not medically trained or certified and may not be able to spot a situation in which a player may have sustained a head or other injury.

The coach is also required to inform the Technical Director of the incident citing the date of the injury, the date the parents/legal guardians were notified, how they were notified (conversation, email, voicemail, etc), and a brief description of the circumstances surrounding the incident.

If a coach suspects a concussion and requires a player to sit out, that player will not be allowed to return to soccer until the coach is provided with written clearance from a medical professional. The coach will inform their The Technical Director that he or she received the note clearing the player to resume activities.

“Coaches” means all paid Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches and volunteers

Qualified medical professional means a professional with expertise on concussion for example: pediatricians, pediatric neurologists, and sports medicine specialists who have been certified by the state to provide care for patients with concussion or post-concussive symptoms.

IFC Mandatory Concussion Policy

A concussion is a serious injury and should not be taken lightly. It is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI), that can be caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. They can also occur from a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly. Even a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious. Unfortunately, concussions can be difficult to diagnose, in part because the symptoms can be subtle and may not show up for hours or even days.

For these reasons, it is key that parents, coaches and athletes take time to understand what concussions are and their potential consequences, recognize concussion signs and symptoms, know how to respond, and learn the steps for returning to activity after a concussion. If you suspect an athlete has a concussion, keep the athlete out of play (when in doubt, keep them out). The athlete must be evaluated by a health care professional experienced in evaluating concussions to assess the severity of the concussion, the path to recovery and the steps to return to play.

Rules & Regulations

Core Values

Respect

We will display empathy, loyalty, and humility that is necessary for an individual to treat others with dignity and respect.

Our Philosophy

We believe that soccer should be fun, challenging, and provide our student-athletes with oppoortunities to learn valuable lessons on and off the field. We place an emphasis on the long-term development of our student-athletes and not on the short-term goals of winning a game, tournament, or league.

Parent Guidelines, Expectations

Parents are an extremely important part of the success of the team. They are a critical ally to the players, coaching staff and administration. To ensure a healthy and productive parent/player/coach relationship we have outlined the following guidelines and expectations.

Respect for time

Our coaches will be prepared and on time for all practices and games. To help us deliver an enjoyable and productive experience please make every effort to be on time. If you will not be at practice or will be late, please let the coach know via the TeamSnap availability function so they may adjust accordingly.

Respect the Player/Coach Relationship

We strongly suggest any and all complaints remain between the player and the coach. This helps our players learn to advocate for themselves, which is a trait that will help them later in life. We understand that differences in ages can result in differences in communication skills and will adjust accordingly.

Be Positive

Cheer and support the efforts of all participants. Stay positive, both in your comments and body language.

Support ALL players

Parents should want everyone on the team to succeed, not just his or her child. You don’t have one child on the team; you have a team full of children.

Put the TEAM first

There is no limit to what can be accomplished if it doesn’t matter who gets the credit. Everyone cannot play all the time but everyone is critical to the success of the team. Put the team first and encourage your child to do the same.

Let the Coaches Coach

It can confuse players to hear someone other than the coach yelling out instructions. Also your instructions may counter coach’s strategy and tactics, undermining team performance.

Leave the game at the field. Directly following a game emotions are high. Do not use this time to confront your child about a play, criticize them for having a poor game or chastise their teammates, their coach, and their opponents.

Respect the Game

Exhibit good sportsmanship and refrain from foul language and verbal abuse of players, coaches, referees, opponents or spectators. This means we do not expect ANY confrontations/altercations/verbal attacks over parking spaces, bad ref calls, opposing player behavior, opposing parent behavior or any other type of perceived negative behavior. If there is an issue, we expect our community members to report it to the Coach/IFC leadership and not engage in the situation.

Player Right to Refuse Policy

IFC reserves the right to refuse participation for any reason, except for reasons of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance programs.

Reasons for refusal may include perpetual negative or abusive parent/guardian or player behavior or repeated non-payment of registration fees without resolve to cure.

Three Strike Disciplinary Policy

Distributive actions of individuals and infractions of IFC policies will be handled in accordance with IFC Three Strike Disciplinary Policy. The Policy is outlined below:

  • First offense: Verbal warning from coach with written documentation of incident.
  • Second offense: In person player/parent meeting with team coach and IFC leadership.
  • Third offense: Review by IFC Disciplinary Committee to determine length of suspension or potential expulsion from the club.

Actions the club deems as egregious will result in immediate review by the IFC Disciplinary Committee and will result in suspension or potential expulsion from the club.

Player Fee Refund Policy

Player dismissal due to a violation of any of IFC Expectations and Guidelines or Club Policies as outlined in the Club Handbook will result in no refund of the player fee.

Youth soccer is for the players. All parents associated with International Futbol Club (IFC) are invited to share in the pleasure of watching their children participate in the world’s most popular sport. We ask that parents do not distract the players and officials from the free flow of play which is the trademark of the sport. International Futbol Club prides ourselves on having respectful and engaged families, and we ask that parents and guardians continue to adhere to these guidelines.

A parent or guardian should:

  • Foster an environment of respect for referees, players, coaches, and spectators of the opposing team through words of encouragement and support.
  • Applaud superior play, effort, and sportsmanship by players on both teams.
  • Support your coaches and managers consistently regardless of the results on the field.
  • Communicate any concerns to the coach at the appropriate time (recommended 24 hour cool off period) away from the playing location and players.
  • Always remain at least two yards from the playing field so our young players have room to play and enjoy the game.
  • Your cooperation with these standards before, during, and after each game or practice will make International Futbol Club more enjoyable for everyone.

A parent or guardian must:

  • Not use foul language or obscene gestures at a game or practice site.
  • Avoid comments and gestures that express disagreement with referee decisions.
  • Cooperate with any request by the game officials.
  • Not consume alcoholic beverages on field locations during practices or games.
  • Refrain from using tobacco products on field locations during practices or games.

A parent or guardian understands that

  • Any parent or spectator who fails to adhere to these standards will be required to leave the playing area, and play will be suspended until he or she does so.
  • International Futbol Club reserves the right to suspend or terminate a player’s enrollment for his or her parent’s persistent or extreme sideline misbehavior. There will be no refunds of player fees in such cases.
  • Parents or guardians are responsible for their guests behavior and must inform their guests of the applicable rules of conduct.

Any breaches of this Code of Conduct by any parent, guardian or guest can result in your player’s suspension and a member’s removal from all International Futbol Club events, practices and games. Comments and behavior of any member which contradict the mission statement or disrupt the functioning of a team can result in the suspension and/or removal from International Futbol Club.

Waiver/Release Assumption of Risk form ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT
READ BEFORE SIGNING
Organization Name : International Futbol Club (IFC)
Participant Name:  ________________________________
In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the program, related events and activities, I the undersigned, acknowledge, appreciate, and agree that:
1. The risk of injury from the activities involved in this program is significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis and death.
2. I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation.
3. I willingly agree to comply with terms and conditions for participation. If I observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest official immediately.
4. I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of
kin, HEREBY RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS
International Futbol Club (IFC) , its officers, officials,
Agents and/or employees, other participants, sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises
used to conduct the event (RELEASEES), from any and all claims, demands, losses, and liability arising out of or related to any INJURY, DISABILITY OR DEATH I may suffer, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND SIGN IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.
FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF PARTICIPANT OF MINOR AGE
(UNDER AGE 18 AT TIME OF REGISTRATION)
This is to certify that I, as parent/guardian with legal responsibility for this participant, do consent and agree to his/her
release as provided above of all the Releasees, and, for myself, my heirs, assigns, and next of kin, I release and agree
to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees from any and all liability incidents to my minor childʼs involvement or participation in these programs as provided above, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
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Parent/Guardian
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Signature
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Date
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Emergency Phone Number(s)