Policies of the BCSC

Policies 2018-11-05T11:02:14+00:00

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2018/2019 Refund Policy

Requests for refunds must be in writing and submitted to:
Brantford City Soccer Club, 160 Charing Cross Street, Brantford, ON N3R 2J4

Letters must be postmarked or stamped received following the date guidelines explained below.

Refund requests may also be sent by email to bcsc@bellnet.ca. All refund requests must state the player’s name,mailing address, date of birth & phone number.

Refunds and Cut off Dates for Fall Indoor: September 30th 2018

Refunds and Cut off Dates for Winter Indoor: December 30th 2018


  • Any NSF cheque will be assessed a $25.00 administrative fee.


  • A full refund will be given only if a child cannot be placed on a team
  • Once the player is registered in our system, a refund will be given less a $25 administration fee
  • Once the season has started – there will be no refund, except for medical reasons (Doctor’s note is required) A refund will then be given less a $25 administration fee
  • Medical refunds must be submitted by November 4th 2018, there are no medical refunds after this time (applies to 2018 Fall Indoor).
  • Medical refunds must be submitted by February 3rd 2019, there are no medical refunds after this time (applies to 2019 Winter Indoor).

Schedules/ Player Requests/Equipment


Schedules are subject to change without notice. If schedules do change, refunds will not be granted

Player Requests
Although you may have requested for your child to be placed on the same team as another child, we cannot guarantee that this request will be accommodated. REFUNDS WILL NOT BE GRANTED IF REQUEST IS NOT GRANTED. when putting teams together there is several criteria that needs to be considered: birth years (some divisions have 3 different birth years), gender (if co-ed), player ratings and coaches/assistant coaches.

U5-17 divisions – Jersey provided by BCSC – shin pads and soccer cleats are needed

(Regular reg. fee will apply to the new player)

The Brantford City Soccer Club is a strong supporter of making sport safe for our youth. Over the past few years, verbal abuse directed towards referees, players and volunteers has been a particular problem. Because of this, the BCSC is taking the following steps to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all involved in the sport of soccer in our City.


Any coach, or spectator judged by the BCSC Disciplinary Committee to be guilty of abusive conduct towards a game official, fellow coach or player during a BCSC House League game – including playoff games, will be reprimanded in writing. A second conviction, during the same season will result in them being banned from attending any BCSC House League games – including playoff games. In extreme cases, as determined by the Disciplinary Committee, the ban may be evoked after the first offence. This policy applies to all non-playing attendees at BCSC House League games- including playoff games.

Policy Procedures

When a game official feels that they are being abused, as per the scope of this policy, by either a coach or fan, the official will be allowed to suspend the playing of the game. If the abuse is physical, the game official is advised to inform the coaches that the game has been abandoned and then proceed with step 4.1. The official will then verbally advise both coaches that the game has been stopped due to the abuse and inform both coaches as to the source of the abuse. If the source is one of the coaches, the official will advise the coach that the next occurrence of a similar nature will result in their dismissal from the field of play and surrounding area, or an abandonment of the game and that a report to the BCSC Disciplinary Committee will be sent in for review. If the source is a fan, the appropriate coach will provide the official with the name of the fan and the coach must advise the fan that the next occurrence of a similar nature will result in an abandonment of the game. Further, a report to the BCSC Disciplinary Committee will be sent in for review. If the fan is not associated with either team, both coaches are asked to speak to the fan and ask the individual to leave. Once the prescribed action in step 2 has been completed, the game will restart with a dropped ball between the two teams at the location where the play was stopped. If the abuse continues, the official will be allowed to stop any further playing of the game and advise the coaches that the game has been abandoned and that a special incidence report will be forwarded to the BCSC Disciplinary Committee. The official must clearly indicate on the game sheet that the game was abandoned due to abuse.

If the abuse is from a coach or parent towards another coach or a player, a written complaint should be submitted to the BCSC Disciplinary Committee. Only complaints submitted in writing will be dealt with by the Committee.

4.1 The game official must contact either their referee coordinator or a member of the Executive to verbally report the incident within 24 hours.

4.2 A special incidence report, with the assistance of the referee coordinator or a member of the Executive, if required, must then be forwarded to the BCSC within 72 hours.

4.3 The BCSC Disciplinary Committee will then review and deal with the report as per their guidelines.

4.4 If the game was abandoned due to the conduct of a fan not associated with either team, the Executive will determine the status of the game.

If the game continues without any further incident, the game official is advised to inform their referee coordinator that the game was temporarily suspended due to abuse towards a game official. Further, a note should be made on the game sheet.

Click to open a PDF of playing rules: BCSC Outdoor House League Playing Rules 2018
Brantford City Soccer Club (BCSC) has an in house policy that states – in order for a new mini or small sided referee to participate in our referee program, they must currently play soccer, whether it be on a house league or rep team.

A referee needs to be registered with any club within Brantford or Brant County.

It is at the Discretion of BCSC to schedule the referee.

What is a concussion?

A concussion is a brain injury that cannot be seen on routine x-rays, CT scans, or MRIs. It affects the way a person may think and remember things for a short time, and can cause a variety of symptoms.

What are the symptoms and signs of concussion?


·Does not know time, date, place, period of game, opposing team,score of game

• General confusion

• Cannot remember things that happened before and after the injury

• Knocked out


• Headache

• Dizziness

• Feels dazed

• Feels “dinged” or stunned;“having my bell rung”

• Sees stars, flashing lights

• Ringing in the ears

• Sleepiness

• Loss of vision

• Sees double or blurry

• Stomach ache, stomach pain, nausea


• Poor coordination or balance

• Blank stare/glassy eyed

• Vomiting

• Slurred speech

• Slow to answer questions or follow directions

• Easily distracted

• Poor concentration

• Strange or inappropriate emotions (ie. laughing, crying,getting mad easily)

• Not playing as well

What causes a concussion?

Any blow to the head, face or neck, or a blow to the body which causes a sudden jarring of the head may cause a concussion (ie. a ball to the head, being checked into the boards in hockey).

What should you do if you get a concussion?

You should stop playing the sport right away. Continuing to play increases your risk of more severe, longer lasting concussion symptoms, as well as increases your risk of other injury. You should tell your coach, parent or other responsible person that you are concerned you have had a concussion, and should not return to play that day. You should not be left alone and should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible that day. You should not drive. If someone is knocked out, call an ambulance to take them to a hospital immediately. Do not move them or remove athletic equipment such as a helmet until the paramedics arrive.

How long will it take to get better?

The signs and symptoms of a concussion often last for 7-10 days but may last much longer. In some cases, athletes may take many weeks or months to heal. Having had previous concussions may increase the chance that a person may take longer to heal.

When can I return to sport?

It is very important that you do not go back to sports if you have any concussion symptoms or signs.

Return to sport and activity must follow a step-wise approach:

STEP 1) No activity, complete rest. Once back to normal and cleared by a doctor, go to step 2.

STEP 2) Light exercise such as walking or stationary cycling, for 10-15minutes.

STEP 3) Sport specific aerobic activity (ie. Skating in hockey, running in soccer), for 20-30 minutes. NO CONTACT.

STEP 4) “On field” practice such as ball drills, shooting drills, and other activities with NO CONTACT (ie. no checking, no heading the ball, etc.).

STEP 5) “On field” practice with body contact, once cleared by a doctor.

STEP 6) Game play.

Note: Each step must take a minimum of one day.

If you have any symptoms of a concussion (e.g. headache, feeling sick to your stomach) that comeback either with activity, or later that day, stop the activity immediately and rest until symptoms resolve, for a minimum of 24 hours. See a doctor and be cleared before starting the step wise protocol again.

You should not go back to sport until you have been cleared to do so by a doctor.


Athletes Guidelines for Concussions

Coaches & Trainer Guidelines for Concussions

Concussion Recognition Tool

Parents & Caregivers Guidelines for Concussions

Return to Play Guidelines for Concussions

Pocket Guide for Concussions

NCPP Concussion Sports Training Module

See also Dr. Tyler Fletcher of Cobblestone Medicine Rehab for Baseline Concussion Testing

Click to download a PDF of the BCSC Soccer Club Constitution