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Refund Policy

Generally, RFVSC does not offer refunds after the season has begun. RFVSC may offer refunds for 3-underlying reasons: 

1. Family relocation. RFVSC may offer a refund if the relocation takes place prior to any team practice for the season. Should the relocation occur during the season, RFVSC has the right to pro-rate the players registration based on the amount of time the player played. Registration can also be credited to the following season. 

2. Player injury. RFVSC may offer a refund if the injury occurs prior to any team practice for the season. Should the injury occur during the season, RFVSC has the right to pro-rate the players registration based on the amount of time the player played. Registration can also be credited to the following season. 

3. Player drop from the program. RFVSC may offer a refund PRIOR to the start of season and with an approved reason. Should the player drop occur during the season, RFVSC has the right to pro-rate the players registration based on the amount of time the player played. 

RFVSC has the right to amend the Refund Policy at any time.

RFVSC Code of Conduct

SPORTSMANSHIP CODE & ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY

This policy has been written by Roaring Fork Valley Soccer Club to help maintain a healthy balance between fair play and safety. This policy is a club goal to establish a better relationship between coaches, players, parents, and officials. It is the intent of Roaring Fork Valley Soccer Club to help players, coaches, parents, and fans to be made aware of the true meaning of SPORTSMANSHIP.

SPORTSMANSHIP is defined as the practice of participating in sports with a conduct and attitude that is considered befitting of that participant, especially fair play, and courtesy. It encompasses both ethical behavior and acts of integrity.

ETHICS is defined as the principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual or a group. It is a system of principles governing behavior.

INTEGRITY is defined as a firm adherence to a code of values that incorporate principles of honesty.

FUNDAMENTALS OF SPORTSMANSHIP

1. Gain an understanding and appreciation for the rules of the game. Know the rules. If you do not know the rules, refrain from expressing opinions on coaches or officials. The SPIRIT of good sportsmanship depends on conformance to a rule’s intent as well as the letter of the law.

2. Exercise representative behavior always. Your behavior influences others whether you are aware of it or not.

3. Recognize and show appreciation for an outstanding play by either team. Applause for an opponent’s good performance displays generosity and courtesy that should be regularly practiced. This reflects a true awareness of the game by recognizing and acknowledging quality.

4. Exhibit respect for the official(s) Officials are impartial arbitrators. They have been trained in the laws of the game and are performing to the best of their ability. Mistakes by all participants are part of the game.

5. Openly display respect for opponent at all times. Opponents should be treated cordially and be accorded tolerance. Treat them as you want to be treated. Be always a positive Representative for your club and team.

6. Display pride in your actions. Never allow your ego to interfere with good judgment and your responsibility as a club and team representative.

The rule of GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP is to accept and abide by the official’s decisions.

SPORTSMANSHIP CODE GUIDELINES AND BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS

COACHES:

•       Place the emotional and physical well-being of my players ahead of a personal desire to win

•        Respect the integrity and personality of the individual athlete, remembering the large range of emotions and physical development for the same age group.

•        Exemplify the highest moral character, behavior, and leadership. Adhere to strong ethical and integrity standards.

•        Learn the rules of the game and teach them in letter and spirit.

•        Set a good example for players and spectators.

Do:

•        Shake hands with opposing coaches and officials before and after each match

•        Respect the integrity of the official. By giving respect, you get respect

•        Be responsible for your players and parents on the sideline

•        Make sportsmanship your first priority

Don’t:

•        Argue in front of your team and parents.

•       Make gestures indicating an official or opposing coach does not know what they are doing or talking about

•        Throw objects in disgust

•        Use profanity or other objectionable language

PLAYERS:

•        Learn the rules of the game

•        Treat teammates, coaches, referees, and others with RESPECT

•        Come prepared physically and mentally to training sessions and matches

•        Wish opponents good luck before the game and congratulate them in a courteous manner following victory or defeat

•        Respect the judgment of the official(s), acknowledge them as sir/madam treating them with respect even if you disagree with their judgment will only make a positive impression of you and your team

•        Play for the fun of it

•        Control your temper. Not only against the opposing team and officials, but with yourself and your teammates

•        Do not use foul or inappropriate language at any time

•        Shake hands with the other team and the official after the game

PARENTS AND SPECTATORS:

•        Always encourage your child to play by the rules

•        Applaud good plays by either team

•        Speak about the opposing players in the same manner you would want their parents speaking about your child

•        Watch and enjoy the GAME! Let the players play, the coach’s coach and the officials officiate

•        Thank your coaches – Win or lose!

•        Remember ALL of our coaches are sacrificing their own time to coach your child

•        Never ridicule or shout at your child or others for making a mistake or losing the game

•        Refrain from questioning the official’s judgment or honesty. Recognize they are symbols of fair play, integrity, and sportsmanship

•        Use no foul or inappropriate language

•        Abuse of volunteers whether verbal, in writing or in email will not be tolerated

•        DO NOT COACH YOUR CHILD! – encourage them!

•        Don’t try to “orchestrate” your child’s entire playing time on the field with instructions. Your comments may contradict what their coaches have told them to do. Remember that you’re not the coach

•        Words of encouragement should be the only things you’re saying

 

ZERO TOLERANCE / NO DISSENT & SPORTSMANSHIP RULE

RFVSC by this document will be enforcing a “Zero Tolerance Policy”. The following is intended to outline the penalties for failing to comply with the premise of this policy.

Any player, coach, parent, spectator, or referee violating this policy will be subject to disciplinary action as determined by the Board of Directors of the Roaring Fork Valley Soccer Club.

Disciplinary action may include:

· Probation

· Suspension

· Permanent expulsion of an individual, team, or club from the program.

Decisions of RFVSC are final and no protests will be entertained. If a coach or parent refuses to comply with the penalty, the player will serve the penalty and may suffer expulsion from the club.

“Dissent” includes, but is not limited to:

· Questioning an official’s call.

· Voicing displeasure with a call in a manner that can be heard by the official, players and fans.

“Sportsmanship” includes all actions, behavior and language deemed to be appropriate by and in accordance with the Rules of Fair Play and the Spirit of the Game.

The coach of each team is responsible for his players and parents / fans behavior on his / her respective sideline.

A red card does not have to be issued for Roaring Fork Valley Soccer Club to enact penalties against a coach, players, or parent / fan if the official deems a report necessary.

 

THE PENALTIES FOR DISSENT OR UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT

COACH RESPONSIBILITY – IF A COACH WITNESSES UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR FROM A PARENT or PLAYER:

The Coach has a responsibility to report it to the Staff of RFVSC. Any incident reported will result in a fact-finding meeting in which a penalty will be determined. Additionally, if a referee assigns a card the penalties are as follows:

1st YELLOW CARD:

- Coach – WARNING & subject to league rules

- Parent – 1 GAME SUSPENSION

- Player – subject to CSA rules

2nd YELLOW CARD in same season:

- Coach – 1 GAME SUSPENSION & subject to league rules

- Parent – SEASON SUSPENSION + reimbursement of CSA fines

- Player – subject to CSA rules

RED CARD:

- Coach – 1 GAME SUSPENSION & subject to league rules

- Parent – SEASON SUSPENSION + reimbursement of CSA fines

- Player – subject to CSA rules


Incident review process

The Executive Director and the Director of Coaching will:

•        Review all incidents of dissent or unsportsmanlike conduct by a parent or a coach

•        At their sole option, determine if a review is required of all incidents of dissent or unsportsmanlike conduct by a player.

•        Determine a penalty.

 

If an appeal is requested the Board of Directors will hold a fact-finding meeting at a neutral Location or via Zoom. There will be a MANDATORY attendance requirement by the coach, player and\or parent.

It will be the responsibility of the Board of Directors based on the facts presented to determine to allow the offending party to continue to coach, play or attend that team’s future games. Failure to attend this meeting will result in automatic suspension from attendance at any RFVSC practices or games. Decisions of RFVSC are final and no protests will be entertained.

 

UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIORS

•        Verbal or physical abuse of an opponent, coach, official, player or spectator.

•        Fighting or violence of any kind

•        Taunting and trash talking

•        “IN YOUR FACE” celebrations

•        Use of profanity or other disrespectful language

•        Questioning, disagreeing or harassing officials

•        Throwing objects onto the playing field

•        Booing an official’s decision

•        Refusing to shake hands or give recognition for good performances

•        Blaming loss of game on officials, coaches, or participants

•        Abuse of volunteers whether verbal, in writing or in email

 

Social Media

RFVSC players or parents or fans should not author, forward, or post vulgar or offensive notes, texts, photographs, or other content that reflect negatively on them, their teams, other individuals, or the Club.

Alcohol and Drug Use

Any use of alcoholic beverages or banned substances in connection with Roaring Fork Valley Soccer Club activities is strictly forbidden.


ACCEPTABLE (EXPECTED) BEHAVIORS

•        Congratulating teammates and opponents for effort and excellent performances

•        Shaking hands before and after the game

•        Thanking officials for their effort and work

•        Thanking coaches for their time and help

•        Treat competition as a “GAME” instead of a “WAR”

•        Applaud at end of game for performances of all participants

•        Show concern for an injured player, regardless of team

•        Helping a teammate or opponent who has fallen or been injured

Community

RFVSC players should strive to show respect for all members of the club and the broader community. They should lead by example and remember that both their own and the team's reputations are at stake when they participate in club competitions and interact with others in the community.

Roaring Fork Valley Soccer

Post Office Box 222
Carbondale, CO 81623



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Roaring Fork Valley Soccer Club

 P.O. Box 222
Carbondale, Colorado 81623

Phone: 970-510-6290
Email: [email protected]

Roaring Fork Valley Soccer Club

 P.O. Box 222
Carbondale, Colorado 81623

Phone: 970-510-6290
Email: [email protected]
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