Player Commitment Policy
Soccer, as well as many of the other great sports your child(ren) can play, is designed to help develop a sense of teamwork, as well as individual skills and abilities. Sudbury Soccer participates in the Boston Area Youth Soccer (BAYS) league which expands the level of competition available to players at each age group. The BAYS league requires we notify them of the number of teams for each age group and a rough idea of where they should be placed approximately two and half months before the season begins. This means we need to put this information together now, so we need to look at the ability of players that are signed up, and identify teams based on the current registrations.
With the above information in mind it is very important to remember that just as in baseball, lacrosse, football, and softball, soccer is a very team focused sport. For this reason we have established guidelines for players as far as attendance to practice and games as follows;
Practices – players are expected to attend a minimum of 50% of practices or at least one team practice per week.
- Games – players are expected to attend a minimum of 75% of games during the season. Over the course of the season players should see equal playing time as other players matching the number of games they attend.
We have established these guidelines so that players and teams are all treated fairly. It is not fair for a team to have a player or group of players that are only available for a limited number of practices or games. This does not promote teamwork.
Please take time to consider your child’s schedule. If he or she can not meet the above expectations and you wish to withdraw him or her before the refund deadline, we will issue a full refund.