Registration Policies

2019-2020 WYSA Medical Waiver

Recognizing the possibility of injury or illness, and in consideration for the Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association (WYSA), US Youth Soccer and members of US Youth Soccer accepting my son/daughter as a player in the soccer programs and activities of WYSA, US Youth Soccer and its members (the “Programs”), I consent to my son/daughter participating in the Programs. Further, I release, discharge, and otherwise indemnify WYSA, US Youth Soccer, its member organizations and sponsors, their employees, associated personnel, and volunteers, including the owner of fields and facilities utilized for the Programs, against any claim by or on behalf of my player son/daughter as a result of my son’s/daughter’s participation in the Programs and/or being transported to or from the Programs, which transportation I authorize. My son/daughter has received a physical examination by a physician and has been found physically capable of participating in the Programs. I give my consent to have an athletic trainer and/or doctor of medicine or dentistry provide my son/daughter with medical assistance and/or treatment and agree to be responsible financially for the reasonable cost of each assistance and/or treatment. I agree that if it appears that my child may have sustained a concussion or head injury that he or she is to be removed from the competition until such time that a trained medical professional can examine them and approve their return to play soccer. In such case, I understand that I am to provide a written clearance for my player to return to play soccer. I understand that once a player has been offered a position on a team, has accepted a position on that team, and completes registration, that player is committed to the club for the seasonal year (8/1 – 7/31). The WYSA player transfer policy also takes effect at this time.

Refund Policy
 Neenah Soccer Club has a NO REFUND Policy.

Volunteer Requirement Policy
Neenah Soccer Club (NSC) is a volunteer-run organization. For this reason, we do require that every player's family volunteers 2 hours per player during the soccer season (Aug. 1 - July 31). NSC is collecting the $50 volunteer buyout fee per player ($100 family max) in advance. If you have more than two players involved in the Classic, Academy and Spring Rec programs combined, then contact mfleege@neenahsoccerclub.org to be refunded the volunteer prepayment that is in excess of the $100 family max.  All classic and academy players are required to volunteer their 2 hours at the Flatgrass tournament.

Player/Team Request Policy
Neenah Soccer Club randomly forms teams for the Spring Recreational soccer program and randomly forms teams based on school and grade level for the Fall School Recreational soccer program..  With the exception of siblings, we cannot accept requests to play with certain players or coaches for any reason, including carpooling.

Player/Parent Code of Conduct
Players:

  1. Players will demonstrate positive sportsmanship on and off of the field. This includes exercising positive self-control, graciously accepting the outcome games and treating all players and fans with courtesy and respect.
  2. Players will demonstrate respect for all players and coaches in behavior and language. Profanity will not be tolerated.
  3. Players will demonstrate respect for officials, in part by accepting their decisions. Insulting comments, arguing, gestures and profanity directed at officials will not be tolerated.
  4. Players will practice and work on skill development as is appropriate for the age and competitive level of play for the team.
  5. Players will positively represent the Neenah Soccer Club (NSC) on and off the field at home and away on both recreational and competitive teams.
  6. Players will understand the rules of the game as appropriate for age and competitive level of the team.
  7. Players, in coordination with parents, are responsible for timely notification of absences from games, practices and training to the coach or manager of the team as determined by the team.
  8. Violence and abuse of any nature will not be tolerated.
  9. Players are prohibited from the use of alcohol, illegal drugs and tobacco products while a member of NSC. 

Parents:

  1. Encourage positive sportsmanship by example. Remind fellow parents if they get inappropriately carried away with their emotions during the game. Accept these reminders graciously when offered by other parents.
  2. Be supportive--unconditionally--accept wins and losses. The last the child wants to hear from you after a disappointing performance or loss is what they did wrong.
  3. Do not coach. Leave the coaching to the coaches.
  4. Emphasize skill development over winning. Take time to help your kids practice their skills and drills at home.
  5. Interact positively with parents of opposing team. Set a good example for players indicating you can compete assertively and still be respectful.
  6. Be welcoming to all team families on and off the field. Minimize gossip and criticism of teammates, other players and coaches.
  7. Support officials--do not criticize vocally during games. Leave any issues with the game officials to your coach.
  8. Support the team and club. Volunteer during tournaments, participate in fundraisers, etc.
  9. Please review the practice and game schedules in advance. Notify your coach of any conflicts so they are aware that your player will not be participating on a given day.
  10. Encourage your child to have fun and enjoy his/her teammates and the competition.

 By clicking the box, I have read and understand the above Code of Conduct and understand that the expectations apply to behavior on and off of the field at games and at practices. I agree to abide by the Code guidelines at all team and league activities. I understand that if I do not follow this Code of Conduct, I may be asked to leave the league/club activity (such as a game or practice), or may be asked to withdraw my child from the league or team.

Concussion Information and Awareness:
Please use this link to review the Heads Up Concussion information.
Concussion Information
If you would like to print this information, this form can be found at the NSC home page, select "NSC forms" in the left column.

WYSA Zero Tolernace Policy
WYSA has created the Zero Tolerance Policy in an effort to decrease the abuse of referees. The purpose of this policy is to make clear that verbal abuse or negative criticism of referees is as unacceptable as verbal abuse or negative criticism of players.
This policy adopts basic standard sanctions for improper conduct. This policy is not intended to imply that referees are always “right” and the spectator or coach is always “wrong”. Just as players make mistakes during play and coaches may err in strategy or methodology, referees will make mistakes in officiating, particularly in the younger divisions where they are learning how to referee. Due to a persistent shortage of referees, a referee may be officiating at a higher level game than they are comfortable with. They must receive positive support from coaches and spectators to continue to grow as an official.

A coach or spectator may only communicate in a positive way with a referee. The coach is responsible for ensuring all spectators associated with his/her team follow these guidelines relating to communication with a referee; especially a referee. A coach/spectator may not express any disagreement or dissatisfaction with the officiating to the youth referee. A coach/spectator may not, before, during, or after a game, discuss with a referee their critique of the referee’s performance, other than to thank and compliment the referee.
If a coach, player or fan is harassing a referee, the referee has the right to take the following measures to cease harassment:
1. Go to the offending team's coach and ask them to control themselves or their personnel.
2. If the problem persists after the above measure is taken, the referee may go back to the coach and ask the offending party to remove themselves from the game.
3. If the problem persists after the above measures are taken, the referee may stop the game and the outcome of the game will be determined by the competition authority.
Please note, coaches, players and /or parents/spectators are highly discouraged from approaching or confronting referees at halftime or after the match for any reason other than retrieving player pass cards or saying ‘thank you’ and/or shaking hands.
Any concerns or feedback regarding referees must be submitted in writing to the Administrator of that Competition. Concerns related to referee performance or behavior will only be accepted from a Club Official (i.e. board member), Director of Coaching or the team’s coach. The claim must provide details specific to the complaint and cite examples where referee performance or behavior was inadequate or improper. The Competition Administrator will engage the appropriate parties in investigating and taking disciplinary action. (In cases of egregious referee abuse (e.g., physical confrontation), information will immediately be forwarded to the WYSA Executive Director for investigation and discipline decisions.)

Photography Policy
I/We HEREBY acknowledge and agree to allow Neenah Soccer Club (NSC) to take images and audio/video of participants, spectators and vendors at NSC events, which are for NSC's use only and which NSC may use in materials presented or given to the public such as brochures, pamphlets, presentations, web pages, flyers video productions, marketing materials, or publications.