Playing Time | Player Evaluations | Guest Playing | Missing Practice/Tardiness | Club Breaks | Coach’s Responsibilities | Parent’s Responsibilities | 24-Hour Rule | Financial Commitment | Injuries | Season | Uniform Numbers | Volunteer Commitments | Policy Changes
Playing time will be soley at the discretion of the head coach of the team. Every attempt will be made, though not guaranteed, to ensure the following:
All players on U8 to U19 teams will receive an evaluation each season:
The following guidelines for guest playing for our U9 to U19 teams will be followed by our coaches:
If a player misses training for any reason during the week, it is at the coach’s discretion to determine whether the player will receive reduced playing time and/or not start during the following game.
Below is the schedule for club-wide breaks for the 2017-2018 season.
Each coach is responsible for creating a fun, positive, and competitive soccer environment. Each coach is responsible for the following:
Each parent is responsible for helping to create a fun, positive, and competitive soccer environment. While all of us (DOCs, coaches, parents, and players) contribute to the competitive soccer experience, parents are a critical part of the formula for success. Parents who are unable to abide by the following guidelines will not be allowed to attend games or practices for their son or daughter.
Parents and/or players must wait 24 hours following a game or training before discussing soccer issues with the coach. This provides for a cooling-off period for all involved.
Placer United is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The money paid by parents funds the mission of the organization. If the financial commitment from parents is not fulfilled, none of this is possible.
Monthly Dues. Monthly dues vary by age group and are paid on the 1st of each month in advance of the month – not paid in arrears. Monthly dues are scheduled and paid electronically on a monthly basis through GotSoccer.
The minimum number of months to be charged aligns with the minimum season defined in GotSoccer. If the minimum season extends beyond those dates due to continued playing of additional games for State Cup, league, or tournaments – additional monthly dues beyond the minimum noted below will be charged in half-month increments, with 50% charged if the season is extended for 1 to 15 days, and 100% charged if the season is extended for 16 to 30 days. The date of the last game is different on a team by team basis.
8 & Under: Seven months 9 & Under: Minimum of 10 months 10 & Under: Minimum of 10 months 11 & Under: Minimum of 11 months 12 & Under: Minimum of 11 months 13 & Under: Minimum of 11 months 14 & Under: Minimum of 13 months 15 & Under: Minimum of 8 ½ months 16 & Under: Minimum of 8 ½ months 17 & Under: Minimum of 8 ½ months 18 & Under: Minimum of 8 ½ months
Registration Fee. The registration fee will be collected electronically upon player registration in GotSoccer shortly after the completion of tryouts. No refunds will be granted for the registration fee.
Overdue Accounts/Player Passes. Any player with a past due account of more than 7 days will no longer have access to his/her player pass. Until such time that the account is current, the player will be ineligible to participate in tournaments, team games, scrimmages, or training. If a family has more than one child playing, this can impacts all players, even if not all players have past due balances.
The same policy applies if a player is not registered in GotSoccer, or if the registration fee has not been paid prior to the beginning of the season. The Club Administrator will notify the coach of the past due balance and the coach will enforce the policy by not allowing the player to participate.
No player will be released from the Club with a past due account.
The Club Administrator will notify the parent, the coach, DOC, and Club Registrar if a player account is 7 days past due. The family will work with the Club Administrator to resolve the past due account. The coach’s only responsibility is to enforce the players ineligibility at the team level.
The Club Administrator will email the parent, coach, DOC’s, and club registrar as soon as the account is current.
Repeated Past Due Status. For players whose account show a history of late payments (two times or more in one season), those players will have the no play policy enforced as of the 2nd day of the month if payment has not been made. Players will be ineligible to participate in training or games until such time as the account is current. If a family has more than one child playing, this can impact all players, even if not all players have past due balances.
Late Fees. Late payments made after the 7th of the month or 7 days late are automatically charged a late fee of $25. GotSoccer electronically notifies a family if a credit card is expired or if a charge will not go through. It is the parent’s responsibility to fix this within seven (7) days to avoid a late charge.
Early Resignation from the Club. If a player resigns from the Club prior to the end of season, he/she must provide written notification by email or U.S. mail to the coach and club administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org). Phone calls are not sufficient to stop player payments. If notice is received on or after the first of the month, the player is responsible for that month’s dues. No refunds will be given for failure to notify the Club of your player’s resignation.
Per US Club policy, players with past due balances at the time of resignation will not be released from the Club to participate elsewhere, until all outstanding balances are paid to Placer United Soccer Club.
Other Costs. In addition to the monthly dues and the registration fee described above, each player is responsible for the cost of his/her travel, uniform, training kit, and shin guards, and soccer ball as further described below.
If a player is injured and unable to play, our injury policy is as follows:
Doctor’s notes should be emailed to email@example.com as soon as possible after the player is unable to participate. At the time the doctor approves the player’s return to training, the player must provide a written release to return to activity to the coach and should also email the doctor’s release to firstname.lastname@example.org for the Club’s record keeping. Under no circumstances will a player be allowed to return to activity without a release from their doctor.
Concussion Injuries. A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that can have a serious effect on a young, developing brain. While most children and teens with a concussion recover quickly and fully, some will have concussion symptoms that last for days, weeks, or even months. Not giving the brain enough time to heal after a concussion can be dangerous. A repeat concussion that occurs before the brain heals from the first, usually within a short amount of time (hours, days, weeks), can slow recovery or increase the chances for long-term health problems. These may include changes in how the child or teen thinks, feels, and acts, as well as their ability to learn and remember. While rare, a repeat concussion can result in brain swelling or permanent brain damage. It can even be fatal.
Placer United has a comprehensive Concussion Policy and every coach and team manager is familiar with this policy. The policy and procedures are outlined in a handout prepared by Placer United.
Throughout the history of our club, we have always had numerous players move up one and two levels of play every year. At our recent college signing night, we had a number of players moving on to play collegiate soccer who started out on our second and third level teams. In an effort to make moving between the different levels of play less stressful and more importantly, less expensive, we would like all teams in an age group to coordinate jersey numbers so players can move between teams in their age group without having to borrow a uniform, or purchase a new uniform. All jersey number conflicts will be resolved by the head coaches of each team.
Girls Teams: Volunteering is required to help with the girl’s October tournament and all parents are required to work a minimum of one shift. Each team is to provide a single point of contact for this tournament.
Boys Teams: Volunteering is required to help with the Annual Club BBQ and all parents are required to work a minimum of one shift. Each team is to provide a single point of contact for this event.
Kickin’ Back to Soccer: This event is a dinner/dance/auction and each team is required to procure donations for a total team contribution of $350 retail value for auction. This can be multiple items with a total minimum retail value of $350 or one large item with a minimum retail value of $350.
All other volunteering is optional. Please submit the Placer United Volunteer Form if you are interested in volunteering further.
The Club policies are intended to convey expectations and to establish rules of conduct with respect to commitments and obligations. We do our best to communicate what we know at the time the policies are published. As circumstances change or needs evolve, the policies are also subject to change.