PINNACLES FOOTBALL CLUB PLAY UP POLICY
TECHNICAL POLICY – INDIVIDUAL PLAYER & TEAM CONFIGURATIONS - TOYSL
This policy is intended to cover all aspects of Individual Players playing up as well as Team Configurations.
Pinnacles FC are mandated by the Board of Directors to field both a male and female team in every age division of the TOYSL Season. PFC registered players will play in their birth year team to ensure the development of all club teams as well as their own personal social development.
The Technical Director or PFC Head Coach (as designated by the Technical Director) has the authority, when deemed necessary to make all decisions regarding the combining of certain age groups together to facilitate team placement in the TOYSL Season.
The Technical Director or PFC Head Coach also has the authority, when deemed necessary for an individual player’s development, to facilitate extra training and/or games with an advanced club team. These decisions can only be made by the Technical Director or PFC Head Coach and aligns with BC Soccer’s Playing up Policy and Regulations.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS POLICY
In January 2018 a change has been brought forward where there is a possibility of International Students playing in our league. The entire document is found HERE - please specifically look towards the bottom of page 5 where it says as copied below. The form that needs to be completed and submitted with the documentation is found HERE (please note there is a $105 fee apparently charged for this - not by PFC).
*NEW* Minors Who Are Exchange Students
Typically exchange students are ineligible to apply for an ITC because they must have at least one parent in Canada with them; however the FIFA Players Status Committee may, on a case-by-case basis, review an application to grant approval to request a minor exchange student’s ITC, providing one of the following very specific circumstances apply and the club the minor player intends on registering with has no professional team, is strictly amateur, and has no financial, legal, or de facto links to a professional club:
NOTE: Even If The Following Circumstances Apply, There Is No Guarantee That FIFA Will Grant Approval
- The duration of the player’s academic study abroad program and the duration of the player’s envisaged club registration is less than a year; or
- The duration of the player’s academic study abroad program is longer than a year, but the player is turning 18 in less than a year; or
- The duration of the player’s academic study abroad program is longer than a year, but there is less than a year of the program
If applying to the FIFA Players Status Committee, all of the mandatory documentation listed below must be included with the application:
Proof of Birth (Birth Certificate) of the player;
- Proof of identity and nationality of the player (passport);
- Proof of identity and nationality of the player’s parents (parents’ passports);
- Documentation of the Exchange Program (name, purpose, funding, duration, ) provided by the exchange program;
- Registration form for the exchange program (as completed by the parents and the minor player);
- Confirmation of the players return to his home country (signed declaration by the parents or the exchange program that the minor player will return to his home country upon completion of the exchange program);
- Documentation of academic education;
- Confirmation of player’s participation from academic institute in home country;
- Documentation of accommodation and care;
- Status of new club and duration of registration;
- Status of player with former club;
- Authorization of host parents; and
- Parental authorization
This process can take anywhere from two to six weeks to receive a decision (or longer, depending on the complexity of the case). Please note that provisional ITCs cannot be issued for the player during this application process. The FIFA Players Status Committee may also request additional documentation to what is listed above.
PLEASE BE ADVISED:
- Provisional Certificates For ITC Applications Of Minors Are Only Provided In Cases Where The Player Will Be Registering Strictly As An Amateur With An Amateur Club With No Legal, Financial Or De Facto Links To A Professional Club.
CSA DOES NOT communicate directly with District Associations, Clubs, players, or parents regarding ITC applications, questions, or status checks; they only communicate with the provincial body (BC Soccer).
Pinnacles Football Club requires that all its members and registrants adhere to the following conflict resolution procedures:
Players, team officials, game officials and clubs, districts and leagues (and their appointees, volunteers and staff) have a duty and responsibility to conduct themselves appropriately while respecting the FIFA Laws of the Game, BC Soccer rules, regulations and policy and the rules of the clubs, districts and leagues.
BC Soccer Rule 10 - Discipline provides BC Soccer broad responsibility to ensure the proper conduct of all individuals involved in sanctioned soccer.
|BC Soccer holds the jurisdiction for discipline over all of its member organizations. The main areas in which BC Soccer administers discipline directly are:- BC Soccer Provincial Championships and Regional Qualifying Competitions
- Club/District/League Administrators and Executives
- Egregious Offenses
- Referee Abuse
- Matters that are referred to BC Soccer for any number of reasons.
|Full Member Organization
(Youth Districts & Adult Leagues)
|Full Member Organization of BC Soccer (Youth Districts and Adult Leagues) are empowered to handle any/all matters that relate to individuals and clubs that are registered within in them, unless specifically specified in BC Soccer’s Discipline Policy. For example, a player registered with a club under the jurisdiction of that Youth District. hat district or league that is ejected from a game, would be handled locally.Exceptions to this are:
- if the person being brought to discipline is a District or league Administrator/Executive. This should be referred directly to BC Soccer.
- where the Youth Districts involved have given Jurisdiction to the Inter District League in which they participate.
|Affiliated Soccer Clubs|
|Affiliated Soccer Club in general are empowered to handle any/all matters that are completely internal to the club itself. For example, teams and/or players that are not following the club Code of Conduct.Exceptions to this would be if the person being brought to Discipline is a Club Administrator/Executive. This should be referred to their district to avoid any clear conflict of interest.|
|Youth Leagues have two main discipline functions.1. To uphold discipline decisions imposed by the districts and by BC Soccer.
2. To administer discipline when the districts/clubs participating in the league have empowered them to do so.
Below are links to BC Soccer Discipline Policy and Procedure document and Discipline Sanction Policy.
PFC Policy for Friend requests
PFC strives to ensure balanced teams for the enjoyment of all players involved.
We are unable to guarantee all requests will be fulfilled, but every effort will be made to
accommodate requests per the guidelines below.
2020 Spring Season Deadline for requests: March 1.
Friend requests can be made based on the following criteria:
- Requests must be one-to-one player reciprocated requests i.e. each player must have requested that they be on the same team as the other.
- The reciprocal player request must also be made by the deadlines.
- Fees must be paid in full before requests will be considered.
- Requests will not be taken after the specified deadlines.
- Specific Coach or Team requests will be considered on an individual basis.
- Player requests not being granted do not constitute entitlement for a refund.
- Technical Director reserves the right to move players based on skill level throughout the season.
Please ensure that the players are registered in the same age group and include the first and last name of both players and ensure that the names are spelled correctly.
Pinnacles FC takes coach and player safety very seriously. As such, coaches are not able to coach unregistered players. If we do not have your child listed as a registered player you will be contacted by the PFC Administration Office and a registration must be completed. BC Soccer requires that any player on the field with Pinnacles FC be registered, and insured, with BC Soccer.
PFC Policy for Refunds
Requests for refunds must be made in writing to Pinnacles FC administration.
1. Requests for refunds must be made in writing to the Pinnacles FC office administrator firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Refunds will be prorated and less $30 administration fee
3. Refunds are only given to players cancelling registration for the purpose of not returning to his or her program.
4. Programs that are cancelled due to COVID-19, will have fees prorated and deferred to next available program
5. Members will pay a $50 fee for any NSF
Committed to Safe Sport
BC Soccer is committed to supporting soccer in BC in its widest sense, which includes understanding the differences in our communities. There has been much work done in recent years to improve in this area, including the third party Safe Sport Assessment conducted in 2019 and the recent work of BC Soccer’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee that has led to the introduction of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy.
Building on from this work, BC Soccer recognizes inequity and discrimination exists among us in society, which extends to sport. We are committed to Safe Sport and the soccer community in BC must continue to learn, discuss, and support needed change. We need to proactively support action to combat acts of injustice and ensure a safe space for everyone. BC Soccer, through our Safe Sport Activity will continue to listen and learn and be open to implement change if we are going to make progress towards a better future for all participants. Collectively we need to do better, be leaders in equality, equity and non-discrimination and be part of the solution. We’re all in this together, let’s do our part.
Safe Sport Position Statement:
BC Soccer believes that everyone involved in soccer has the right to participate in safe and inclusive environments free of abuse, harassment, discrimination, and to enjoy the sport at whatever level or capacity they participate in.
The welfare of everyone involved in soccer is the foremost consideration and in particular, the protection of children in the sport is the responsibility of everyone involved.