In order to promote a safe and healthy environment for the players, the Club policy is that coaches not use alcohol, illegal drugs or tobacco products before or during games and practices. In addition, the Club strongly urges all coaches, parents and spectators to abstain from the use of alcohol, illegal drugs and tobacco products at all games and practices. Note that the use of alcohol or tobacco products is not permitted on school district property.
LOSC follows the policies and guidelines of OYSA in all disciplinary matters. Grievance issues that are not resolved through our problem resolution protocol will be referred to OYSA for resolution. Any player or family who has a grievance should contact the the club.
It is important to understand that this is where conflict between the club and the parent can arise. Parents almost always look at situations from a ‘what is best for my kid’ perspective.
The club and the coaches mainly look at situations from a ‘what is best for the club, the team, and the players within the team perspective’.
Soccer is a team sport so it is important to appreciate that when you become part of a team you also forego some of your opportunities individually.
If you have an issue that is of concern it is recommended that you talk to the coach.
This is the easiest way to resolve an issue as the coach will know why they are making decisions.
If you contact the club office then the office will likely have to speak with the coach to determine the nature of the issue.
It is important to speak with your coach if you have an issue.
Email is okay to clarify facts but a meeting in person is better if an in depth discussion is going to be entered into.