WEST SIDE ALLIANCE S.C.
PARENT-PLAYER COMMITMENT CONTRACT 2019-2020
The undersigned parent and player BY CHECKING THE BOX BELOW fully understand and agree to the following:
Ø Selection to a WSA soccer team comes with high expectations. WSA players are expected to invest and commit their efforts toward improvement as a soccer player, teammate, and person at standards of a highly competitive athlete and highly motivated person.
Ø Selection to the team and playing time are not guaranteed. Players will be evaluated by the WSA coaching staff using highly competitive standards in the areas of fitness, physical ability, tactical understanding, technical ability, mental competitiveness, leadership, and attitude.
Ø Selection to a WSA team carries with it the obligation to remain on the team the entire year unless granted a release by my WSA coach. It is understood that WSA players are expected to give WSA coaches the courtesy of notifying them if they are being recruited or pursued by other teams, talking to other team reps, or if they are considering leaving the WSA club to play for another club.
Ø Being released from the WSA team does not constitute a release of the parent/player from past, current or future financial obligation to the WSA team/club. A release from financial commitment and obligation is with sole approval of the WSA Executive Council.
Ø Parents and /or players are required to maintain current financial standings with WSA and their respective teams. Failure to maintain current financial standings will begin with discussion of this delinquency with parent/player up to suspension/dismissal from the team/club. Unforeseen and unpredictable circumstances are understood to arise and will be taken into consideration by the WSA Board of Directors and Exec Council.
Ø WSA players/parents are committed to full participation in team activities including leagues, tournaments and other team events that are set forth by WSA coaches throughout the year. Players are expected to responsibly forecast their schedule and communicate with their team coach about issues that prevent them from full participation. It is understood that a player’s inability to participate in a team/club event does NOT excuse that player from financial obligation to that event.
Ø WSA parents understand that the majority of the club’s labor force is volunteer based. Parents and players understand that the club operates on the premise of player and parent participation in the WSA program activities INLCUDING but not limited to WSA hosted tournaments, club fundraisers, field maintenance, etc. Participation in all these events is mandatory as required by club per team.
Ø Parents and players understand that WSA retains the right to use for publicity and advertising of team and club, player photographs, videos, and namesakes on the club website, social media outlets, and news feeds.
Ø Parents and players understand WSA maintains a concussion management program, and will adhere to the concussion management program guidelines and expectations (see West Side Alliance S.C. concussion information and waiver)
Ø WSA is a club who forms teams to be highly competitive at the state, regional and national levels. WSA will require players to work hard, dedicate, sacrifice, and devote toward the pursuit of lofty and ambitious goals. Players are expected to train and prepare with such goals in mind.
Ø Players and parents entrust the WSA coaching staff to do what is necessary and in the best interest of the team in preparing the team for the field of play and creating a memorable and lifelong learning experience for the player. WSA coaching staff will make decisions regarding training, style and method of play, match day line-ups, game day tactical adjustments, team discipline, and team planning derived from the WSA Way curriculum.
Ø Parents and players will represent WSA at all events with the highest level of SPORTSMANSHIP AND CONDUCT. WSA embraces the idea that parent example of conduct, behavior, & healthy choices are considered important in role modeling for youth. Parents are expected to accept the responsibility of role model as important & significant in the atmosphere we create for our kids. Players are expected to prioritize sportsmanship, to embrace club CORE VALUES and CORE COMPETENCIES, and to be an ambassador for the club in all endeavors related to soccer, and beyond.
It is is understood that WSA expects players to maintain a high level of commitment not only in the soccer arena but in the classroom and within the community as well. WSA is committed as an organization to facilitate the production of good soccer players and good people. WSA expects every player to participate in an annual Community Action Program (CAP) project.
The WSA Club is committed to the oversight of the player, and all of the care and nurturing required to provide a platform for player success. The WSA Club is committed to empowering players to chase ambitious dreams and pursue lofty goals. The WSA Club extends this commitment of care beyond graduation from the club and into the next stages of collegiate, professional, and personal life.
This contract is binding for the entire 2019-20 seasonal soccer year from May 1, 2019 until June 1, 2019, or when my team is eliminated from postseason pathways, if that time occurs after June 1, 2020. WSA coaches have committed to taking players on the team only under the terms of this contract. If the contract is broken by a WSA player or parent, WSA coaches reserve the right under the rules of team discipline, set forth by Club Standing Resolutions, to release the player.
The undersigned have read and understand the terms of the contract.