At the CSC we like to play soccer and have fun! Because we work with children, we take their safety very seriously. Please take the time to read about the parents code of conduct below. These are pointers to make sure everyone has a good time!
Canterbury Soccer Club’s Philosophy is:
SOCCER IS A TEAM SPORT.
All you can expect the players to do is their best!
In light of our philosophy we ask that all our parents, guardians and guests follow a code of conduct as described below:
As an integral part of the Canterbury Soccer Club (CSC) team I understand that:
I understand that the above Code of Conduct is required to ensure the smooth delivery of Canterbury Soccer Club’s programs. I understand that serious violation of the Code of Conduct may result in being banned from CSC events.
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If you have any questions, please read below, or feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
YES! We do not assume responsibility for unsupervised children. Our coaches are parents with their own children to look after, they cannot supervise children when they are not playing as they must focus on the field. STAY! RELAX! WATCH THE FUN!
Teams are organized so that there is an equal distribution of ages and genders throughout the division. As such, it is very difficult to allow groups of children to play together on any given team. However, we do understand that some children will only play if they are with their friends. CSC policy is:
Parents will be contacted by team coaches who will provide information such as what team your child is playing on. If you do not get an email or call, just present yourself on the first night, at the designated park and look for one of our volunteers.
Due to the high prevalence of allergies, we do not provide snacks at the end of games with the exception of “Treat Day” which is often the last or second last evening of the season. Parents may wish to bring something like freezies to share with the team, but be aware that they should obtain permission from the parents of the children in question before sharing, and that children should receive the freezies off the field so that the next division can play.
Coaches will NOT organize a snack rotation for higher levels.
Parking is very limited around the school during Monday and Wednesday nights particularly. You may only park in St. Gemma Catholic School parking lot AFTER 6pm. You may NOT park in front of the double gates to the schoolyard at ANY time (this area must remain clear for Emergency Vehicles). Parking can be found on McMaster and Aster Drives, on Fairmeadow Ave (there is a path that leads to the school fields) and on other surrounding streets.
Please obey all parking and traffic rules. Do not block the driveways of residents around the school. Do not park on the lawn or grass of McMaster Catholic School.
We encourage you to walk, bike or take the bus if at all possible.
For the 2016 Season, we have arranged parking for Monday and Wednesday evenings ONLY at Congregation Machzikei Haddas on Virgina Ave. Please use this facility with respect and display the parking pass sent out by club email. Parking is at your own risk and first come, first served. Parking is NOT available on June 13th due to Congregation activities.
We play in the rain. The season is too short to cancel for simple, light rain. We will cancel for very heavy rain, if the fields are unsafe to play on (or the city has asked us to remain off them), and if there is an active thunderstorm in our area. You will be informed of cancelations on this website, by Twitter, by Facebook and by email.
Many children love to play on the Play Structure behind McMaster Catholic school after their games and while siblings are playing in other divisions. Be aware that you must ensure adequate supervision for children while they are on the play structure. CSC does not assume any responsibility for children using the play structure. Children should NOT wear soccer cleats on the structure as they do not provide adequate grip on metal, plastic or wooden surfaces. CSC is not responsible for the play structure. Any issues with the structure should be reported to the City of Ottawa or McMaster Catholic School.
Please take your garbage and recycling home. Do not litter the fields. Extra points for picking up garbage you see lying around.
Lost & Found can be brought to the Canterbury Community Centre. Also check for lost items with the nearby schools (that is, McMaster School), during regular school hours. If you find or lose anything valuable please contact us, or post a notice on our Facebook page.
Our program is designed for children that are entering the area of team sports for the first time. There are lots of ways to encourage children gently to have fun playing soccer. First, let them see real soccer (i.e. watch it on TV, watch clips on YouTube), and kick a ball around a bit at home. Then, when they start to play, reassure them that you will be with them on the side lines. Many shy children will join in for the practice, but would rather watch the game from the sidelines: that is OKAY! Most skill development occurs during the practice, so they can observe a game and maybe, in a little bit, they will join in. You can volunteer as a coach/assistant coach if you are really worried.
Any unpaid registration will be CANCELLED as of May 15th to allow children on the waitlist to be accommodated. Cancellations for other reasons must be received (via email) by May 15th to allow children on the waitlist to be accommodated. Refunds will be issued for cancellations received before May 15th. After May 15thth there are no refunds.