We are a volunteer organization whose primary goal is “To promote the enjoyment of, and participation in, the sport of soccer.” By fostering players and coaches through teaching and governing the game of soccer among all club members. To encourage good sportsmanship and fair play by respecting the laws of the game, officials and players.
Our club is volunteer driven – the two largest groups your player will contact, coaches and managers are all volunteers. As our season begin it is important to keep in mind a few key points about our volunteer coaches' responsibilities and those of the parents and guardians responsible for each player. When parents and coaches have reasonable expectations of each other it creates the best learning environment possible for the most important people - the players!
Your role and responsibility as a parent creating the best learning environment include the following:
Referees Are Vital
Our game at the competitive level cannot be played without Referees. Respect for our Referees should always be foremost in our actions. Most importantly with your youngest Referees. All will have completed an introductory course; many will be experiencing refereeing for the first time. Most don’t continue because of negative experiences.Never openly criticize their performance and accept they may get the call wrong. Encourage them to make calls and support their decisions.
Coaches Are Volunteers
Coaches take on the responsibility for delivering valuable, BC Soccer and CVUSC managed course curriculum in a positive, encouraging, and supportive way. Coaches run practices and games with both the individual and the team in mind and communicate with parents about their child's progress or needs on the pitch when appropriate. The vast majority are volunteers who have invested a great deal of time and energy into preparing the best soccer experience possible for your child.
Parents Must Be Present
As per BC Soccer's requirements, all CVUSC coaches have or are in the process of obtaining age-specific coaching certifications. These courses are a great way to touch lightly on behaviour management techniques, but ultimately parents and guardians are responsible for their children's behaviour.
All players must wear cleats and shinpads to practices and games. This is mandated by BC Soccer and unfortunately any player that doesn't wear both their cleats and shinpads will not be able to participate as they will not be insured in the event of an accident. As well, please ensure shin guards are covered by socks in accordance with safety practices and game rules.