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REFUNDS AND CUT OFF DATES:

 

2019/2020 Refund Policy – Requests for refunds must be in writing and submitted to:

Brantford City Soccer Club, 160 Charing Cross Street, Brantford, ON N3R 2J4

 

All refund requests must state the player’s name, mailing address, date of birth, and phone number.

Fall Indoor Refunds and Cut off Dates: September 23rd 2019

Fall Indoor Medical Refund Cut Off Dates: October 31st 2019

Winter Indoor Refunds and Cut off Dates: December 20th 2019

Winter Indoor Medical Refund Cut Off Dates: February 3rd 2020

Registrations

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

Refunds

  • 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
  • After September 23rd 2019 – 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 (Applies to Fall Indoor).
  • After December 20th 2019 – 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 (Applies to Winter Indoor Outdoor).
  • After October 31st 2019 — there will be no medical refunds (Applies to Fall Indoor)
  • After February 3rd 2020 — there will be no medical refunds (Applies to Winter Indoor)
  • All medical refunds refunds require a doctors note.
  • There are no refunds for the Open Women’s or Over  18/19 Co-ed Soccer Leagues

Schedules/ Player Requests/Equipment

Schedules

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

Player Requests

  • PLAYERS MAY MAKE ONE RECIPROCAL REQUEST, and BOTH PLAYERS MUST REQUEST ONE ANOTHER. 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.

 

Summer Outdoor Equipment

  • Tiny Tots – Jersey provided by BCSC – shin pads & running shoes (or soccer cleats) are needed
  • U5/6 – U18 – Jersey/shorts/socks provided by BCSC – shin pads and soccer cleats are needed
  • Over 19 Co-ed – Jersey provided by BCSC (only for individuals) – shin pads and soccer cleats are needed

Fall/Winter Indoor Equipment

  • Tiny Tots – Jersey provided by BCSC – shin pads & running shoes/soccer cleats are needed
  • U5 – U17– Jersey provided by BCSC – shin pads and soccer cleats are needed
  • Over 18 Co-ed – Jersey provided by BCSC (only for individuals) – shin pads and soccer cleats are needed
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.

Policy

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

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.

Concussions are the most common form of head injury caused by an impact or forceful motion of the head or other part of the body, resulting in rapid movement of the brain within the skull.

A concussion can happen to anyone at any time. Common causes include falls, motor vehicle crashes, and sports and recreational activities.

MYTH: If the person was not hit in the head or did not lose consciousness, they do not have a concussion.  

FACT: A blow to the head is not the only way someone can sustain a concussion—a concussion may be caused by a direct blow to the head, face, neck, or a blow elsewhere on the body with an ‘impulsive’ force transmitted to the head. Concussions occur from blows to different parts of the body of varying magnitude. A relatively minor impact may result in a concussion, while a high-magnitude hit may not. There is therefore no way to know for certain whether a particular blow will lead to a concussion.

Any head injury needs to be taken seriously. Most concussions, managed appropriately, resolve without complications. On some occasion, concussion injuries can be more serious and result in long-term disabilities.

The real danger of most concussions occurs when the injury is not recognized or is managed incorrectly. Returning to activities too early can put a person at increased risk for future concussions, prolonging their symptoms and potentially leading to serious complications.

Second Impact Syndrome is a rare but typically fatal injury that may result if a person sustains another concussion before their brain has healed.

MYTH: Concussions aren’t a big deal, and a person with a concussion or a suspected concussion doesn’t need to go to the Emergency Room.

FACT: If the person shows any of the Red Flag Symptoms call 911 IMMEDIATELY.

  • Neck pain or tenderness
  • Double vision
  • Weakness or tingling/burning in arms or legs
  • Severe or increasing headache
  • Seizure or convulsion
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Deteriorating conscious state
  • Vomiting
  • Increasingly restless, agitated, or combative

If there are no Red Flag symptoms:

  • Notify an emergency contact person, parent or guardian
  • Do not leave the person alone
  • Continue to monitor for Red Flag and signs of a concussion
  • Do not let the person return to the activity or sport
  • Do not give the person any immediate medication
  • Do not let the person leave alone
  • Do not let the person drive or ride a bike

 MYTH: A person with a potential concussion can return to sport, play, or normal activity the same day. 

FACT: If a person has a suspected concussion, they should NOT return to sport or activity and should be seen by a medical professional and/or monitored for delayed symptoms for 48 hours.

A person with a suspected concussion should not be left alone initially. The person should NOT BE woken up, but should be monitored throughout the night for anything out of the ordinary. Only wake the person if you have concerns about the person’s breathing, changes in skin colour, or how they are sleeping. Call 911 if the person is slow to wake or shows any of the Red Flag symptoms. If sleeping normally, let them sleep to allow the brain to rest. Sleep is an important part of the recovery process.

If no signs or symptoms appear within the first 48 hours, the person can return to normal activities but should be monitored for several days. If no signs or symptoms appear, chances are that no concussion was sustained. If unsure, please see your medical professional for clearance.

Depending on the circumstance, the emergency contact person, parent, or guardian should take the person to a medical professional and/or monitored for delayed symptoms for 48 hours.

MYTH: Complete recovery from a concussion only takes 2 to 3 days.

FACT: Children and youth tend to experience a longer recovery period than adults. On average, an adult takes 7 to 10 days to recover, whereas children and youth may take 2 to 4 weeks to heal. Most concussion cases (about 85%) will fully recover within 3 months; however, some symptoms can last for months and have the potential to cause long-term difficulties.

MYTH: A person needs to stay in bed and rest for at least a week to recover from a concussion.

FACT: The recovery process for concussion begins with resting the brain for up to 2 days, followed by a gradual and well-managed return to activity. This is best done in collaboration with key individuals in the person’s life such as health care providers, family members (parent/partner/caregiver), friends, employers, teachers and school staff, coaches, etc.

Recovery from concussion spans the home and work/school/sport settings. It starts immediately following the concussion causing incident and ends when the person has gradually returned to normal activities including school, work, and physical activity.

A concussion can have a significant impact on someone’s physical, cognitive, and emotional functioning. The recovery process involves balancing activity levels so that the person does not do too much or too little. It is a fluctuating process where the person can be doing well one day but not the next. Having had a previous concussion increases the chance a person will have a delayed recovery.

MYTH: There is nothing a person can do to prevent a concussion.

FACT: Although not all concussions can be prevented, there are steps you can take to decrease the risk of sustaining one or reducing the severity of a potential concussion.

Promote: Fair play
Behaviour and attitude have a major impact on concussion causing incidents. You can encourage fair play by modelling respect and sportsmanship in the presence of others.

Encourage: Support concussion reporting
People will often hide symptoms of concussion because they don’t want to fall behind or disappoint their parents, coaches, and/or teammates. Supporting a positive environment for reporting concussion symptoms sooner can make the biggest difference in preventing more serious concussion outcomes and associated risks.

Awareness: Educating yourself and others
Learning about concussions helps to understand how serious a concussion can be. It also provides the tools to recognize and report a concussion if suspected. An informed person is more likely to follow the guidelines during the recovery process.

FOR ADDITIONAL CONCUSSION GUIDELINES CHECK THE FOLLOWING LINKS:

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