Please scroll down this page to read through all of ABE's Policies as contained in this table on contents:
Consent to Play and Spectate
Player and Parent/Spectator Code of Conduct
In-House Volunteers and Clearances
PAWest and SafeSport
CONSENT TO PLAY AND SPECTATE
PARENTS AND/OR GUARDIAN AND SPECTATORS ASSUME ALL RISK AND HAZARDS INCIDENTAL TO THE PLAYER’S PARTICIPATION, SPECTATOR'S BEHAVIOR ON ABE GROUNDS, AND ANY AND ALL RISK AND HAZARD ASSOCIATED WITH ABE SOCCER, ITS GROUNDS, EVENTS, GAMES, AND PRACTICES. I HEREBY RELEASE ABE, ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS, AND ANY OF ITS AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL FROM ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM INJURIES, BEHAVIOR OF SPECTATORS, EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT, OR INCIDENTS OF AN ACCIDENTAL NATURE. I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT PHOTOS OF REGISTERED PLAYERS MAY BE TAKEN AND THAT MY REGISTRATION GRANTS MY PERMISSION FOR MY CHILD TO APPEAR ON THE ABE SOCCER WEBSITE, ABE SOCIAL MEDIA, AND ADVERTISING FOR THE SOCCER CLUB WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS OR COMPENSATION.
ABE SOCCER ASSOCIATION PLAYER AND PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT
PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT
I HEREBY PLEDGE TO PROVIDE POSITIVE SUPPORT BY FOLLOWING THE ABE SOCCER ASSOCIATION CODE OF CONDUCT
I will play for fun and enjoyment of the game. I will work hard to improve my soccer skills. I will always be a good sport.
I will be a team player, get along with and cooperate with my coaches and teammates.
I will respect my coaches, teammates, parents, opponents, and referees.
I will not argue with the referee.
I will not use any profanity or foul language at practices or during games.
I will not, under any circumstances, participate in physical violence or threats of physical violence before, or participate in any unwanted touching that is not consistent with typical soccer gameplay during or after any game or practice.
I will not, under any circumstances, participate in any put-downs, name calling, or bad sportsmanship, during or after any game or practice.
I will not use alcohol or illegal drugs.
I will obey the laws of the game and play within the spirit of the laws.
I understand that failure to comply with these CODES OF CODUCT may result in players being suspended or expelled from ABE Soccer Association for the remainder of the session without refund and will be considered when and if the player desires to register for future sessions
PARENTS CODE OF CONDUCT
I HEREBY PLEDGE TO PROVIDE POSITIVE SUPPORT, CARE, AND ENCOURAGEMENT FOR MY CHILD BY FOLLOWING THE ABE SOCCER ASSOCIATION CODE OF CONDUCT
I agree to support the ABE Soccer Association and their teams in requiring players to abide by the Players Code of Conduct.
I agree to have a parent/legal guardian attend all practices and games and be attentive to my child’s needs outside of the soccer field such as injury or the use of the bathroom as these are not the responsibility of our volunteer coaches
I will not use or possess alcohol, illegal drugs or weapons while attending ABE Soccer practices and games.
There are to be no pets of any kind at gaming venues.
There is no smoking on the ABE Fields, Spectator Seating Areas, Grounds, or at the Concession Stand
I will not under any circumstance shout abusively at my child or any other child.
I will not under any circumstance shout abusively or threaten any physical abuse to any coach or referee.
I will not dispute any call made by the referee; and I understand that the ABE Soccer Association may sanction any spectator who verbally abuses or assaults a child, coach, association member, parent, spectator, or referee.
I will not coach my child or other children from the sideline during the game.
I will only make positive comments to the players and it is understood that coaches and not parents shall provide instructional input during games.
I understand that the game is for the children not for the adults.
I understand that parents are responsible for the behavior of all of their team’s guests/spectators and that they shall act in accordance with the Code of Conduct.
I understand that parents and spectators are not to be on the sidelines of the fields with the coaches.
I understand that parents are responsible for the behavior of their child during practices and games and that a parent or child’s failure to comply with these CODES OF CODUCT may result in their child being suspended or expelled from ABE Soccer Association for the remainder of the session without refund and will be considered when and if the child desires to register for future sessions
IN-HOUSE VOLUNTEER CLEARANCES
All board members, coaches, and volunteers need to obtain clearances prior to being involved with ABE Soccer. A copy of your clearances must be given to the ABE Board to be held securely with them. This is required due to the PA Child Protective Services Law in the State of Pennsylvania. In addition, no one shall be allowed to be on the sidelines during a game, sub for a coach, or lead a practice without these clearances.
Please Note: Approximate cost $22.00 and the link will take you to a page managed by IdentoGo for the state of PA to help individuals attain an FBI Clearance
PA-WEST & SAFE SPORT
All Coaches and volunteers that participate in our Travel Soccer Program with PAWest are required to have not only the PA State Required Clearances, but are also required to be cleared through SafeSport, a child-safety sports training program. SafeSport's training modules discuss youth athlete training, issues of misconduct in sports, and helps insure children have a possitive and safe sport experience. This is mandated by PAWest, a Youth Division of US Soccer. SafeSport is free for ABE Volunteer Coaches and is highly encouraged for our In-House Coaches as well. If you are a volunteer coach, you can sign-up for SafeSport Here. An access code is required for the free training module and certificate you will receive. Please contact our Travel Director via email for the access code.
PLAYERS WILL NOT BE ASSIGNED TO A TEAM OR PERMITTED TO PRACTICE WITH AN ABE TEAM UNTIL THAT PLAYERS REGISTRATION IS PAID IN-FULL.
PAID IN-FULL IS DEFINED AS; CREDIT CARD, CASH, or CHECK – A check must be cleared though the bank of issue to complete the registration process. Checks retuned to A.B.E.’s financial institution, for any reason, will delay that player’s participation in A.B.E. activities.
REFUNDS WILL ONLY BE GIVEN TO ANY PLAYER THAT REQUESTS REFUND THREE WEEKS PRIOR TO THE FIRST SCHEDULED GAME OF THE SEASON. $20.00 OF THE REGISTRATION IS NON REFUNDABLE. NO REFUNDS FOR LATE REGISTRATION
If you've decided not to play this session, and would like to request a refund, please fill out the form and make sure it is post marked before the second game of the season.