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Club Policies and Documents

Player Safety and Development is our priority. We provide a welcoming environment for players of all skill levels and or abilities to continue to learn, develop and thrive. The North York Cosmos Soccer Club has been actively offering youth and adult recreational and competitive programming in our community since 1979. We believe that soccer should be available to all who want to play and providing a safe and welcoming environment is essential to build a players confidence and love of the game. We have policies and procedures in place in accordance with: Canada Soccer Guide To Safety to ensure the well being of all of our community members. As a member of the North York Cosmos Soccer Club you are asked to adhere to and uphold these policies.

REFUND POLICY:

Refunds will not be issued once a program has started! 

Many of our programs have capacity limits. 

Please note that the OSA registration system is mandated by Ontario Soccer and Team Snap is maintained by a third party who charges us a fee for each player registered. Should a player withdraw, we do not receive a refund on this amount. All refund requests must be submitted in writing to: info@northyorkcosmos.com three weeks prior to the start of the program. Refund requests and program credit requests once received in writing will be reviewed. Please Note: All Refunds are subject to an administration fee of $35.00. If a refund is granted after the programs start date additional fees may apply. 

BEHAVIOUR POLICIES:

We aim to create an environment where all members and participants feel safe and comfortable.

Please use the following behaviour policies to guide membership conduct:

INCIDENT REPORTING:

Please use the following guide if an incident occurs in a club sanctioned event: click here

Please click here for our Incident Report.

What type of incident should be reported to NYCSC?

Behaviour counter to any applicable Club code of conduct by a Club member or a non-Club member, as well as any other incidents one may feel needs to be reported. Please submit the report within a 30 day period of the incident. If unsure, you may file a report or contact the President to discuss the incident (president@northyorkcosmos.com). 

HEAD INJURY POLICY :

Soccer is a contact sport and athletes are at risk of head injury. It is important for all participants, volunteers, coaches, conveners, referees and parents to understand that when a head injury occurs or is suspected that the participant must come off the field and not return to play (until cleared by a medical professional).  The NYCSC requires that all Athletes or Parents of athletes under 18, Coaches, Trainers and Managers complete and confirm an annual review of Ontario's Concussion Awareness Resources.

https://www.ontario.ca/page/rowans-law-concussion-awareness-resources

Concussion Resources

Concussion Awareness: Rowan's Law:  Concussion Guideline (click). 

Concussion Code Of Conduct For:  Players     and    Coaches 

Concussion Protocols:      Removal from sport   and       Return to Sport

Or, visit the Ontario Soccer Concussion Information Guide or  Ontario Soccer Brain Health Resources (click).

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INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY:

We advise that all NYCSC members use their best judgement when determining safe playing conditions. Please use the following policy to guide your decision-making:

Inclement Weather Policy

For lightning, we use Canada Soccer's procedure to ensure player safety:

Canada Soccer Lightning Policy

As well, please see our guidelines for avoiding heat related injuries and issues:

Avoiding and Preventing Heat Related Injuries

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