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Club Policies

Volunteer

There is no volunteer requirement at Pewaukee Sussex United (PSU). However, we do provide multiple opportunities for players and parents to help within The Club. The primary opportunities for parents include coaching our Juniors and Recreational players; and providing team management assistance. PSU returns $100 to each parent-coach and team manager to members at the end of the season.

All other opportunities to assist PSU are provided to players wherever possible through our I-Mentor program. Through I-Mentor, players are compensated for their work within The Club. I-Mentor details coming soon.


Participation in Non-Sanctioned Events

At Pewaukee Sussex United, we take great effort to provide our players, coaches, and members with a safe, enjoyable, and enriching soccer experience. Our facilities, policies, and the image of our Club are all part of that effort. As such, any complaints/claims arising while participating in a non-sanctioned event, including but not limited to:

  • Code of conduct violations
  • Code of ethics violations
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Injury

Are the responsibility of the event organizers and/or participants of the event.

Club-sanctioned events are governed by Pewaukee Sussex United’s policies and approved by WYSA, and include only practices, games, and tournaments specifically coordinated and approved by Pewaukee Sussex United.

For questions on sanctioned events, please email: club@pewaukeesussexunited.com


Concussion Policy

Any player suspected of a concussion will be removed from the game and not be allowed to participate in practices or games until they are approved to return to play by a health care professional. Players who have been formally diagnosed with a concussion must provide Pewaukee Sussex United with a written release from a physician before being allowed to return to play.

Additionally, every adult, parent, and legal guardian agrees to the following when registering with Pewaukee Sussex United:

“If my child is diagnosed with a concussion during a Pewaukee Sussex United Soccer Club activity, or during any activity outside of PSU; or if my player has a prior head injury, I will inform my child’s coach and Pewaukee Sussex United of such diagnosis prior to the start of the season or before my child returns to play.”


Inclement Weather

Pewaukee Sussex United may close fields for practice and/or games due to inclement weather, field conditions, or for the safety of our members. Field closures will be posted on our homepage by 3:00 pm during the week, and by 8:00 am on the weekends, whenever possible. However, field closures can be determined after these times when significant changes in the weather occur. Additionally, coaches may elect to cancel or cease practice even if fields are open during inclement weather, particularly if player safety becomes a concern.


Soccer Supplies

Members are responsible for supplying their own practice ball, shin guards, and cleats.


Recreational Team Formation

Per WYSA (Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association) there can only be a 50% carryover from year to year on 6U through 14U recreational soccer teams.


Special Requests

We consider many factors when creating rosters for each team including the team’s makeup, practice location, coach, travel needs of our parents, friends who enjoy playing together, and more. However, given the number of players and families we serve, it is impossible to honor every request we receive. Therefore, placement on a particular team is not guaranteed.


Playing with Players a year Older (“Playing Up”)

Pewaukee Sussex United places players on teams based on a variety of factors including skill, maturity, knowledge of the game, experience, and others. Players who wish to play up a level are considered on an individual basis and placed on the team the DoC believes will provide the best environment for the player.

Players (or parents of players) who wish to play up should notify the Director of Coaching at least two weeks prior to tryouts and should attend every day of tryouts. Players may tryout with their calendar-age peers, their year-older peers, or both during tryouts.


Photograph / Video Policy

Pewaukee Sussex United players may be photographed or recorded while participating in any of Pewaukee Sussex United’s programs or services for use in/on Pewaukee Sussex United’s website, social media sites, or in other marketing communications.


Refunds

Unless otherwise specified below, Pewaukee Sussex United does not provide refunds. We do understand that situations occur from time to time that are beyond anyone’s control (such as a season-ending injury prior to the start of the season, etc.). In each of these situations, we review them on a one-by-one basis and work to provide an equitable solution for everyone involved.

Juniors, Recreational, and Academy Program Registration: Requests for refunds while the registration period is open are considered on a one-by-one basis and may be provided less a $50 administrative fee and any uniform expenses PSU has incurred. No refunds are provided once registration closes or after July 31st, whichever occurs first.

Select Program Registration: Aside from exemptions due to COVID-19, WYSA regulations prohibit us from providing credits to Select players. Therefore, no refunds are provided after a player has accepted an offer to play on a Select team.

Camps, Clinics, Etc: Throughout the year, PSU offers various programs such as camps or clinics. Partial refunds may be given prior to the start of a program provided expenses for site reservations, staff costs, or other determined costs are prorated and deducted. Once the program has started, refunds will not be given.

Credits: Credits can be used for any PSU event or activity that requires registration, including: season registration, camps, tryouts, and winter training. Credit amounts vary based on each situation and are provided on a household basis. Additionally, because credits are applied during the registration process, registration for the event or activity must be open for the credit to be used. All unused credits expire at the end of the following season.

To request either a refund or a credit, please e-mail the Club Registrar at Registrar@PewaukeeSussexUnited.com.


Code of Conduct

Pewaukee Sussex United is concerned about the conduct of all coaches and referees during games at all levels. We want to ensure that games are fair, positive, and enjoyable experiences for all children and adults involved. A soccer game should be friendly and unifying – a spirited social and athletic occasion for players, coaches, referees and spectators.

PSU requires parents and guests of players within the Club to abide by the following Code of Conduct:

  • I will not force my child to play soccer.
  • I will remember that my child participates in soccer primarily for his/her enjoyment, not mine.
  • I will teach my child that doing one’s best is more important than winning and will be supportive no matter the outcome of the game.
  • I will encourage my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
  • I will praise my child for trying hard and competing fairly.
  • I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other players for making a mistake or losing a game.
  • I will cheer good plays, regardless of the team.
  • I will remember that the players are amateurs and that they cannot be judged by the same standards as professionals.
  • I will show respect for my team’s opponents.
  • I will not use profanity, nor will I harass players, coaches, officials, or other spectators.
  • I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from profanity, drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, and I will refrain from their use at all sports events.
  • I will strive to understand the Laws of the Game and the Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association adaptations.
  • I will not coach from the sidelines.
  • I will not question an official’s bias or judgment in public.
  • I will respect and show appreciation for the volunteer coaches and officials who donate their time to my child.
  • I understand that the officials do their best, and
  • I will respect their decisions.
  • I also understand that the referee assigned is in charge of the game and, if asked to leave the game or the park, I must follow the request of the referee.

By participating, parents indicate their understanding of the above statements and to conduct themselves in a manner that demonstrates the standards established in the Parental Code of Conduct. Failure to follow these guidelines will lead to disciplinary procedures to include:

  • Verbal warning by official, coach, and/or head of league organization
  • Written warning
  • Parental game suspension with written documentation of incident kept on file by organizations involved
  • Game forfeit through the official or coach
  • Parental suspension

In addition, players must abide by the following code of conduct:
By registering and participating with PSU I hereby pledge to be positive about my youth soccer experience and accept responsibility for my participation by following this PSU Players’ Code of Conduct Pledge.

  • Be a good sport (win or lose).
  • Have fun.
  • Learn the rules of the game.
  • Strive to be a great teammate.
  • Be honest, fair and always show good sportsmanship to all coaches, players, officials, parents and fans by demonstrating good sportsmanship at every game and practice.
  • Learn the value of commitment to the team. I will attend every practice and game that I can, and will notify my coach if I cannot.
  • Show courtesy and respect to teammates, opponents, coaches, officials, referees and property.
  • I will not engage in unsportsmanlike conduct.
  • I will not engage in rude behavior.
  • Be humble and gracious in victory, but proud and courteous in defeat.

I understand that if I do not follow the Code, any of the following actions may be taken by PSU. I may:

  • Be required to apologize to my coaches, teammates, the other team, or referee.
  • Be dropped from my team or substituted.
  • Be suspended from training.
  • Be required to leave my team and/or the Club.

Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Policy

PSU players are prohibited from using tobacco (including vaping), consuming alcohol, or using illegal drugs. All other participants (coaches, spectators, etc.) are prohibited from consuming alcohol or using illegal drugs on the sidelines of any PSU game. A PSU player who violates this policy may be subject to game(s) suspension or removal from the team.

street soccer

Street Soccer is played on a U10 field and guided by our coaches. It is designed to allow players to “just play” the game in a safe, supervised, and minimally interrupted manner. In this way, players can do what they enjoy the most – play soccer – while getting just enough instruction to help them improve their game. Coaches help create teams and all games are played without a referee to reinforce positive conflict resolution techniques. Street Soccer is open to all our U8 – U19 players and requires signup