Club Breaks|Coach’s Responsibilities|Parent Responsibilities|Player Responsibilities|Social Media Guidelines |24-Hour Rule|Financial Commitment|Injuries|Volunteer Commitments|Policy Changes
Below is the schedule for club-wide breaks for the 2023-2024 season.
Each coach is expected to abide by the Placer United coaching philosophy and style of play. The coaches:
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 will be required to:
Each parent is responsible for showing sportsmanlike conduct to all players, parents, coaches, and referees within and outside of the Club. Any behavior that is deemed disrespectful while at a Placer United facility, practice, or event, may be brought to the attention of the Placer United Board of Directors for possible disciplinary action for the player.
Each player is responsible for showing sportsmanlike conduct to all players, parents, coaches, and referees within and outside of the Club. Any behavior that is deemed disrespectful while at a Placer United facility, practice, or event may be brought to the attention of the Placer United Board of Directors for possible disciplinary action.
We believe all players, families, and staff within our Club should show sportsmanlike conduct whenever engaging in communication with others. Each member of the Club is responsible for helping to create a fun, positive, and competitive soccer environment.
The policies below are specifically related to online communications. Everything a member posts is public information and any derogatory, defamatory, or other inappropriate comment may result in discipline of the player, family, or staff member.
Violations of the Social Media Policy: The Placer United Board of Directors has the authority to monitor and enforce the above policies. Any violation of this policy that is brought to the Club’s attention shall be reviewed by the Placer United Board of Directors who will then determine if disciplinary action is warranted.
The failure of any Club or staff member to adhere to the above policies shall be considered in violation of the Club Policies and will be subjected to any or all of the following disciplinary actions.
a. Training, game, tournament suspensions or Club release for the player (based on level of violation in review conducted by the Board).
b. Temporary or permanent suspension of attendance at any Placer United game/event for any parents/family members in violation.
c. Suspension or removal from job duties for any coach in violation.
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 GotSport.
Registration Fee. The registration fee will be collected electronically upon player registration in GotSport 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 seven (7) days will be at risk of losing access to his/her playing 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 impact all players, even if not all players have past due balances.
The same policy applies if a player is not registered in GotSport, 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 balance.
The Club Administrator will notify the parent, coach, DOC, and Club Registrar if a player account is seven (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 player’s ineligibility at the team level.
The Club Administrator will email the parent, coach, DOC, and Club Registrar as soon as the account is current.
Repeated Past Due Status. Players whose account shows a history of late payments (two times or more in one season), 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 player have past due balances.
Early Resignation from the Club. If a player resigns from the Club prior to the end of the season, he/she must provide written notification by email or U.S. mail to the coach and Club Administrator (email@example.com). 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.
Players will 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.
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, each player is responsible for the cost of his/her travel, uniform, training kit, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.
Each family is required to volunteer six (6) hours to support the Club‘s fundraising efforts and support the Club community. During registration, you can sign up for various volunteer opportunities.
Placer United Girls Cup: This is the biggest fundraiser for the Club and is held the last weekend in October yearly. Shifts are two to four hours depending on the job duties.
Club Appreciation BBQ: This event is the last Sunday in August and is a fun event for families to enjoy with games, bounce houses, and water features hosted at a local park. Shifts are two hours.
Fireworks Booth: This is a club fundraising event and each team is required to provide volunteers for at least four (4) shifts over the week leading into July 4th. Shifts are three hours.
Dinner Dance Auction: This fun event is just for the parents! Each year we pick a theme and host this event in the Spring. Teams are asked to procure a minimum $350 retail value donation of merchandise or services for the auction. This can be one item, or several items that together equal $350 in value. Volunteers are involved in the pre-event planning and preparation for the night’s festivities.
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.