GFC Policies and Terms & Conditions


Policies


Refund Policy
– Refund requests must be submitted in writing before the deadline. All refunds will be less a $75.00 administration fee.
– All NSF / Returned cheques are subject to a $25.00 charge.
– No refunds will be given after the deadline.
– Not receiving a request and/or not playing with a particular team/player/coach does not constitute a request for refund. No refunds will be issued.
– All refund requests due to medical reasons will be subject to proof of said medical reason.

Note: All players must wear shin pads and soccer shoes to all games, practices and clinics. Glen Shields Futbol Club is solely based on volunteers. Parents may be asked to volunteer as coaches for certain programs. Birth Certificate copy must be shown for all NEW members.

Player request policy
Placement is not guaranteed if the request is not reciprocated by the 'special request deadline'. Request must be made when registering. Changes will not be made for non-reciprocated requests.

Note: GFC has the sole discretion of assigning players and coaches to teams. Balancing teams is priority when forming teams.

Terms and Conditions


Participation Agreement / Waiver

EVERY SPORT, INCLUDING SOCCER, HAS ITS RISKS.
I participate in the sport of soccer because it is physically and mentally challenging. In consideration of my participation in such programs, activities and events, I hereby acknowledge that I am aware of the risks and hazards associated with or related to soccer.

The risks and hazards of soccer include, but are not limited to:
– Injuries from executing strenuous and demanding physical techniques in soccer;
– Injuries from training including weights, running and massage;
– Injuries from grass, turf and other surfaces including bacterial infections and rashes;
– Injuries resulting from falls to the ground due to uneven or irregular terrain or surfaces;
– Injuries from collisions with walls and soccer equipment;
– Injuries resulting from failure to properly use any piece of equipment or from the mechanical failure of any piece of equipment;
– Spinal cord injuries which many render me permanently paralyzed;
– Injuries from extreme weather conditions which may result in heatstroke, sunstroke or hypothermia;
– Injuries from contact, colliding or being struck by other participants, spectators, equipment or vehicles;
– Injuries resulting from vigorous physical exertion and strenuous cardiovascular workouts;
– Injuries from exerting and stretching various muscle groups;
– Travel to and from competitive events and associated non-competitive events that are an integral part of the organization's activities.

Furthermore, I am aware:
– That injuries sustained in soccer can be severe;
– That I may come into close contact with other participants, including the possibility of accidental and unexpected touching;
– That I may experience anxiety while challenging myself during the activities;
– That my risk of injury is reduced if I follow all rules established for participation; and
– That my risk of injury increases as I become fatigued.

I agree to be responsible for myself
I am participating voluntarily in these activities, events and programs. I agree that there are risks in soccer as described above. By participating voluntarily in these events, activities and programs, I am exposed to these risks and hazards. I agree to accept them and be responsible for any injury or other loss which I might receive while participating in these events, activities and programs. If something happens to me, I release the organizers of responsibility for any claims, demands, actions and costs that might arise from my participation. In this Agreement, I understand 'organizers' to mean, the Glen Shields Futbol Club, its Executive, Directors, Officers, Employees, Officials, Referees, Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Conveners, Volunteers (GFC Staff), participants and members, as well as the Ontario Soccer Association, District Association, League, Clubs, agents, sponsors, owners/operators of the facility, and representatives.

I acknowledge making this agreement
I have read and understood the terms and conditions of this agreement, and by signing it voluntarily, I am agreeing to abide by these terms.

Consent for use of personal information
I authorize the Glen Shields Futbol Club (GFC) to collect and use personal information about me/ my child/ward, including name, address, email, telephone number, cell phone number, sex, age, date of birth, birth certificate and any other additional information required by the Club for its own needs for the following purposes:
– Receiving communications from the Glen Shields Futbol Club;
– Receiving information from the GFC's sponsors;
– Ensuring appropriate age group and category
– Determining eligibility;
– Media relations and publishing sports information;
– In the case of medical emergencies;
– Determining membership demographics and program wants and needs;
– Player identification/recruitment;
– Posting rosters, statistics, images and results on website of the GSSC and the York Region Soccer League;
– To provide information to the municipality for billing purposes.

I also authorize GFC to disclose me/my child's/ward's personal information to the Canadian Soccer Association, the Ontario Soccer Association, District Association, Leagues and Tournament Host Organizations for the purpose of annual demographic reporting, registration, posting competition information, organizational needs and to communicate with registrants about soccer programs, events and activities; AIMS and third party agent to solely facilitate direct mailings from the GFC.

I consent to the Glen Shields Futbol Club to take photographs, videotape, or digital recordings of me/ my child/ward and to use these in any and all media, including the GFC website. I understand that I may withdraw consent to the collection, use or disclosure of my personal information at any time by contacting GFC at 905.738.6744.

Request Policy
– A player may only request one other player and the request must be reciprocated.
– All requests must be reciprocated by date specified on the website.
– Placement is not guaranteed if the request is not reciprocated by date specified on the website.
– Request must be made when registering.
– Changes will NOT be made for non-reciprocated requests.
– All requests are subject to approval by the Glen Shields Futbol Club.
– No coach requests.
– Inconvenient times, carpooling issues, school, player preferences, and coach requests are not the criteria for which teams are formed.
– GFC has sole discretion of assigning players and coaches to teams.
– Balancing and player ratings are priority when forming teams.
– Negative requests are considered in team placement.

This written request is required to be submitted with your child's registration citing the reasons why you do not want your child on a specific team or with a specific player. These requests are handled confidentially and should be given directly to an office administrator upon registration. No guarantees. No verbal requests will be considered.

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
In consideration of the acceptance of my membership in the GFC, I, the participant and parent/guardian if under 18, agree as follows:
– I understand that I cannot play in any sanctioned soccer game until this registration form has been validated and the registration data has been entered in the Ontario Soccer Association's computerized registration system.
– I have reviewed the waiver/participant agreement attached and my signature affixed hereto indicates my agreement with such waiver/participation agreement.
– To abide by the published rules of the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) Ontario Soccer Association, (OSA), York Region Soccer Association (YRSA), Glen Shields Futbol League and the Glen Shields Futbol Club (GFC).
– I am aware of the Glen Shields Futbol Club's published rules and agree to be bound by them.
– I am solely responsible for my/child/ward's personal possessions and athletic equipment.
– I accept liability for any damage to the playing equipment caused by my careless, negligent and/or improper handling.