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Policies

Lightning Policy - 30/30 RULE

According to many safety organizations, including the National Lightning Safety Institute, the 30/30 rule should be applied when dealing with lightning. It simply says that if the time between the visual sighting of a lightning strike and the sound of thunder is less than 30 seconds, cover needs to be found immediately. The second "30" refers to the amount of time (in minutes) that you must wait until after the last thunder is heard before you return outside.

Statistics for lightning injuries and deaths are shocking. According to US Youth Soccer, over 400 children are struck by lightning each year, with nearly 80 deaths occurring and many more with permanent disabilities. The National Lightning Safety Institute reports that lightning deaths rate #2 in weather related deaths each year behind floods, ahead of tornados and hurricanes. Many many more sustain serious permanent neurological injuries.

Coaches, parents, players and all associated youth sports need to become informed about the dangers of lightning, what to do when it occurs, how to protect themselves, and what to do in an emergency when someone is struck by lightning.


Discipline & Review

Player Discipline Procedure [return to top]

All players in the Tanque Verde Soccer Club (TVSC) are required to sign the "Tanque Verde Soccer Club

Player/Parent Agreement". Violations of the Agreement will be brought before the TVSC Discipline and Review ("D&R") Committee made up of the President, the Vice President, the Director of Discipline and Review, one selected head coach and the Director of Coaching for review and action.

In the event that a player is ejected from a contest for unsportsmanlike behavior and/or violates the Player/Parent Agreement, and/or engages in behavior at practices or games that the Coach deems inappropriate and detrimental to the team and/or Club, the Coach may take any of the following actions:

  • Immediate removal of the player from the practice or the game for inappropriate behavior. Refer the matter to the D&R Committee for review and possible sanction.
  • If the child is ejected from a contest and/or violates the Player/Parent agreement the matter will be referred to the D&R Committee. The D&R Committee will then investigate the matter and come to a determination as to what, if any, additional sanctions are required. These may include but are not limited a warning, suspension, probation, and /or dismissal from the Club.

The Discipline and Review procedures will be addressed by the D&R Committee. These procedures will be in accordance with all state and/or local guidelines for participation, promoting the mission and values of the Tanque Verde Soccer Club. In all cases, the decisions of the D&R Committee are final.


Parent/Guardian Discipline Procedure [return to top]

All parents or guardians of players in the Tanque Verde Soccer Club are required to sign the "Tanque Verde Soccer Club Player/Parent Agreement". Violations of the Agreement will brought before the Tanque Verde SC Discipline and Review ("D&R") Committee made up of the President, the Vice President, the Director of Discipline and Review, one selected head coach and the Director of Coaching for review and action.

In the event that a parent violates the Player/Parent Agreement, or engages in behavior at practices or games that the Coach deems inappropriate and detrimental to any of the players, officials or the team as a whole, the Coach may take any of the following actions:

  • Immediate removal of the player of that parent from the practice or the game.
  • Remove the offending parent from the practice or game sideline. The matter is then referred to the Tanque Verde SC D&R Committee. The D&R Committee will then investigate the matter and come to a determination as to what, if any, additional sanctions are required. These may include but are not limited to a warning, suspension, probation, and /or dismissal from the Club.

The Discipline and Review procedures will be addressed by the D&R Committee. These procedures will be in accordance with all state and/or local guidelines for participation, promoting the mission and values of the Tanque Verde Soccer Club. In all cases, the decisions of the D&R Committee are final and not subject to appeal.


Addressing Grievances Procedure [return to top]

In the event that an issue arises that is of concern to you as a parent or as a member of the Club, please follow the process described below. Contact information for TVSC coaches, the TVSC DOC, and TVSC board members is available on the Club's website (www.tanqueverdesoccer.com).

  1. If the issue concerns the team (which includes parents) on which your child plays or concerns your child directly, you must:
    1. Discuss the matter with your child's Coach.
    2. If the discussion with the Coach and the subsequent action fails to address the issue concerning your child or the team, then speak to the Director of Coaching, Jon Pearlman.
    3. If you feel the Director of Coaching has not addressed your concerns adequately, you may contact the Club Vice President
    4. If you feel the Vice President has not addressed your concerns adequately, you may contact the Club President.
  2. If the issue concerns a coach you must:
    1. First talk to that Coach if possible. If the circumstances do not make talking to the Coach a viable option, then talk to the Director of Coaching, Jon Pearlman.
    2. If you feel the Director of Coaching has not addressed your concerns adequately, you may contact the Club President.
    3. If you feel, after speaking with the Club President, that you need to talk to someone at the Board level concerning the matter, you may request a issue review by the TVSC Executive Board.
  3. If the matter concerns the Director of Coaching:
    1. First talk to the Director of Coaching. If the circumstances do not make talking to the Director of Coaching a viable option, then you may contact the Vice President.
    2. If you feel the Vice President has not addressed your concerns adequately, you may contact the Club President.

Any issues involving violations of the Club's Parent/Player Agreement or other applicable Club agreements or policies shall be referred to the Club's Discipline and Review Committee, which consists of the Club's President, Vice President, Director of Discipline and Review, one selected head coach and Director of Coaching, for further investigation, review and potential sanctions. Such sanctions may include, but are not limited to, a warning, suspension, probation, and/or dismissal from the Club. All decisions of the Club's Discipline and Review Committee are final.

The above process is created to ensure that the needs of Tanque Verde SC families are met by the Club in an open, consistent, and objective manner. If you feel that any unusual circumstances hinder or are outside the scope of this process, please contact the Director of Discipline and Review for further assistance.