Policies of the BCSC

Policies 2017-10-11T16:27:53+00:00

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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:


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
  • *The season is deemed to have started once the teams have been made.
  • Fall Indoor refund Cut-off date is September 29th.
  • Winter Indoor refund Cut-off date is December 29th.
  • Schedules and Player Requests
  • 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.


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 2017
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?

Content provided by Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
A concussion is a brain injury that can affect how your brain works. Concussions may happen because of a hit to the head, face, neck or somewhere else on the body. When a hit takes place, the brain moves back and forth inside the skull. If it moves hard enough, the brain can become injured. This can make your brain and body work and feel different.

How can I tell if I have had a concussion?

Everyone’s concussion experience is different and not everyone reacts the same way. Signs and symptoms related to concussion can be grouped into four main categories: Physical, Cognitive and Mental, Emotional/Behavioural and Sleep (see image below for examples of each). For some people, recovery from a concussion is quick, and for others, the road to recovery is longer. It’s hard to predict how long a concussion will last.

So I have a concussion, what do I do?

When you’ve had a concussion, it’s important for you to immediately:

1. Stop studying, working or playing

2. See your doctor for help

3. Rest your brain and body

You and your doctor or healthcare team member need to work together to help you get better from your concussion. They will help you slowly go back to studying, working or playing. Keep in mind – to get better you need physical and mental rest. Taking steps to conserve energy, get enough sleep, relax, eat the right food and plan return to school or activities, will help you to conserve energy and manage your concussion.


Athletes Guidelines for Concussions

Coaches & Trainer Guidelines for Concussions

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