Zero Tolerance Policy

All Players, Coaches and Parents must adhere to our Zero Tolerance Policy.  This Policy is in effect for both our Needham Soccer Club’s Champions League and our BAYS League. 

All individuals responsible for a team and all spectators shall support the referee. Failure to do so will undermine the referee’s authority and has the potential of creating a hostile environment for the players, the referee, and all the other participants and spectators.

Consequently, The Needham Soccer Club and BAYS has adopted and modified the following rules:

  • No one, except the players, is to speak to the referee during or after the game. Exceptions: Coaches may ask questions before the game, call for substitutions and point out emergencies during the game, or respond to the referee if addressed.
  • Absolutely no disputing calls, during or after the game, no remarks to the referee to watch certain players or attend to rough play. NO YELLING at the referee, EVER, and no criticism, sarcasm, harassment, intimidation, or feedback of any kind during or after the game.
  • Violators may be ejected and are subject to disciplinary action by the Needham Soccer Club and BAYS Sportsmanship Review Committee.
  • If coaches or spectators have questions regarding particular calls, rules, or a referee, or wish to give feedback regarding a referee, please contact the Needham Soccer Club's Executive Director for the game in question.
 
Needham Soccer Club Policy on Religious Holidays

As a member town of BAYS (Boston Area Youth Soccer) the Needham Soccer Club has adopted the following religious policy for all programs, BAYS Travel games, NSCCL (Needham Soccer Club Champions League), and Junior Academy games:

 

From time to time, the BAYS, NSCCL, and NSCJA spring or fall game schedule are in conflict with the observance of a religious holiday. Longstanding NSC policy is to allow any coach the option of postponing a game where such a religious conflict may exist.

 

All BAYS, NSCCL, and NSCJA coaches, and BAYS member towns, are expected to cooperate in assuring that children and their families are able to choose freely, and without pressure, between religious observances and participation in BAYS, NSCCL and NSCJA activities.

It is expected that a child who chooses to observe a religious holiday in lieu of playing soccer will not jeopardize his or her playing time or position on the team in future games as a result of such choice.

 

In requesting a postponement, the opposing coach and the BAYS Division Director must be notified as soon as possible before the scheduled game date. BAYS and NSCCL Referee and Field schedulers of the NSC should also be notified where necessary and appropriate.

The process and time frames for rescheduling and playing the postponed BAYS game are as set out in BAYS By-Law 9 [Playing the Schedule], Section 6. The BAYS By-Laws are available in the current rulebook or on the BAYS website at: www.bays.org

 

The process and time frames for rescheduling and playing the postponed NSCCL games can be worked out with NSC Field Scheduler @ fieldscheduler@needhamsoccer.com. The NSCCL Ref Scheduler can be contacted at nscclrefassignor@needhamsoccer.com and the BAYS Ref Scheduler can be contacted at baysrefassignor@needhamsoccer.com  

 

Any questions regarding this policy should be directed to: executivedirector@needhamsoccer.com

 
REFUND POLICY


For U9-U14

    • All requests for refunds must be made in writing and sent to our office by email or mail by the parent of the player (not the coach).
      • A full refund less $20 for administrative fees will be given for requests made by December 15 (spring); July 15 (fall). 60% refund will be given for requests made by Feb. 1 (spring); August 15 (fall).
        • No refunds will be given after this date except for medical reasons and those moving away (if moving away--please include the new address with your request) or unless a team is not available for the player (for example, due to a lack of coaches or if the player signs up too late to be added to a roster).

           For U15-18

            • All requests for refunds must be made in writing and sent to our office by email or mail by the parent of the player (not the coach).
              • A full refund less $20 for administrative fees will be given for requests made by February 1st(spring); September 1st (fall). 60% refund will be given for requests made by February 15 (spring); September 15 (fall) for reasons other than making the high school soccer teams.

                Those making the high school soccer teams in the fall have 14 days after the final High School rosters are made to contact the club for a refund.
                • No refunds will be given after February 15 (spring) or September 30 (fall) except for medical reasons and those moving away (if moving away, please include new address) or unless a team is not available for the player (for example, due to a lack of coaches or if the player signs up too late to be added to a roster). 
                   
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