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Berks Women Soccer LLC.

Berks Women Soccer

An Adult Womens Soccer League 

Mission, Terms & Conditions

Berks Women Soccer LLC :
Terms & Conditions



Mission Statement

To create a fun but competitive soccer experience for women of all ages and skill levels, where all players can enjoy the game.  This league is intended to provide an even level of competition without over aggressiveness or extreme competitiveness.   We encourage our teams to put aside the desire to win, but play to enjoy the game, have fun and accept the outcome.   We want our players to be excited to participate in the games, and go home at night relaxed, free from injury and feeling refreshed.

We understand that some individuals desire a more competitive atmosphere, which is why it is our intention to continue to grow this league and eventually create two divisions where those who crave a more competitive game can play as well.   In the meantime, we encourage players to spread the word and help us to grow this league so we can accommodate all desired levels of play.


CODE OF CONDUCT

The following applies to all players of Berks Women Soccer League "BWS". These rules of conduct will be strictly enforced.   All decisions made by BWS management will be final. 

It is the team captain/manager's responsibility to ensure that all players on your team know and adhere to these rules. 


All Code of Conduct rules are enforced before, during and after the game. 

1. PHYSICAL AGGRESSION

No player shall at any time lay a hand upon, shove, strike, threaten or be guilty of physical attack as an aggressor or in retaliation upon any official, player, or spectator anywhere on the premises. Officials are required to immediately suspend the player from further play and report such player to the League Director. Such player shall remain suspended until his case has been considered. 

  -Minimum Penalty: Suspension for two (2) weeks and placed on probation for the rest of the season (including postseason games) 

  -Maximum Penalty: Lifetime suspension from BWS (no longer permitted anywhere on the property during league activities) and/or assault charges filed. 

  -Any player that throws a punch, whether or not it lands, will be suspended for the remainder of the season without refund. NO EXCEPTIONS! 

2. VERBAL AGGRESSION 

Verbally abusive behavior before, during or after a game is not acceptable.   

  -Minimum Penalty: Yellow or Red Card 

  -Maximum Penalty: Red Card and multiple week suspension. 

3. ROUGH PLAY 

Players may not use unnecessarily rough tactics (before, during or after a game) against the body or person of an opposing player. Officials are required to immediately suspend player from further play and report such player to the League Director. 

  -Minimum Penalty: Red Card and removal from the game. 

  -Maximum Penalty: Suspension for two (2) weeks and placed on probation for the remainder of the season. 

4. OFFICIALS DECISIONS ARE FINAL

No player shall discuss with an official in any manner the decision reached by such official; be guilty of objectionable demonstration of dissent at an officials decision; or refuse to abide by officials decisions. 

  -Minimum Penalty: Warning and Yellow Card (Must sit out rest of game) 

  -Maximum Penalty: Red Card and multiple week suspension. 

5. SPECTATORS CONDUCT

Teams are responsible for the conduct of their spectators, including adults and children. Failure to attempt to control disruptive spectators may result in a forfeit to your team. 

6. UNREGISTERED PLAYERS

Players not listed on the official roster are not allowed to play. 

a. Do not try to play under an assumed name!

b. Any team caught trying to cheat in this manner will forfeit the game in which they were caught, will be suspended for two weeks, and will be banned from the playoffs. If caught during the playoffs, the team will not be allowed to play in the next session. 

7. Throwing, kicking, or slamming soccer balls away from the official will not be tolerated. This represents disrespect to officials, players, and spectators. Warnings and/or Cards will be given. 

8. A game may be stopped at any time at the discretion of the officials, league director or facility staff. 

Thank you for your support in keeping Berks Women Soccer League a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone.








By registering you agree to the following:


ASSUMPTION AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RISKS & RELEASE OF LIABILITY AGREEMENT


I, the registrant, voluntarily applied to participate in the above mention activity. I acknowledge that the nature of the activity may expose me to hazards or risks that may result in personal injury and I understand and appreciate the nature of such hazards and risks. In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way for the United States Adult Soccer Association, Inc., its Affiliates, Leagues; specifically but not limited to Berks Women Soccer, LLC. "Berks Women Soccer" and Member Teams, its related events and activities, the undersigned, acknowledges, appreciates, and agrees that:

1. The risk of injury from the activities involved in this program is significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis and death, and while particular rules, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious injury does exist; and,

2. I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation; and,

3. I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation. If, however, I observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation, will bring such to the attention of the nearest official immediately; and

4. I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS the United States Adult Soccer Association, Inc. Its Affiliates, Berks Women Soccer, Berks Women Soccer LLC., "Berks Women Soccer",  Leagues and Member Teams, their officers, officials, agents and/or employees, other participants sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event ("Releases"), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.


I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND SIGN IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.

FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF PARTICIPANTS OF MINORITY AGE (UNDER AGE 18 AT TIME OF REGISTRATION). This is to certify that I, as parent/guardian with legal responsibility for this participant, do consent and agree to his/her release as provided above of all the Releases, and, for myself, my heirs, assigns, and next of kin, I release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releases from any and all liabilities incident to my minor childs involvement or participation in these programs as provided above, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES, to the fullest extent permitted by law.