Club Policies and Documents

COVID -19 POLICIES: Fall/Winter -  2022/2023 Update

The North York Cosmos Soccer Club, in alignment with OSA (Ontario Soccer Association) is abiding and following Provincial Regulations in the effort to provide a safe and enjoyable soccer experience for all families in the community. There are currently no Covid Restrictions in place. Players and Families are still asked to do a Self Assessment prior to attending any of our programs or facilities. We ask that any individuals displaying signs or symptoms of Covid and or any virus (cold or flu), to please stay home. A player should return to play only when all symptoms have subsided, in an effort to stop the spread and for the health and safety of the community. Mask wearing and physical distancing, although not currently mandatory is welcomed and recommended as flu season approaches. All of these policies are subject to change based on the future guidance of TPH, the OSA and the Ministry.

NORTH YORK COSMOS COVID-19 PROTOCOL - All Covid-19 Protocols and restrictions are subject to change based on the guidance put forth by TPH and The Ministry. Player Safety remains our Top Priority. We are a mask friendly environment and ask that our members continue to self assess and stay home if they are not feeling well. 

REFUND POLICY:

No refunds will be issued once a program has started! 

Many of our programs have capacity limits, 

Please note that the OSA registration system and Team Snap, is mandated by Ontario Soccer and 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.

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 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 the Ontario Soccer Brain Health Resources (click).

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

NYCSC CONSTITUTION:

Please click here for access to the latest Club Constitution, most recently updated in 2009.