TONKA UNITED CLUB POLICIES
(includes TONKA KICKERS, LITTLE JUNIORS & RECREATIONAL LEAGUES, and SEASONAL CAMPS/CLINICS)
Tonka United has a limited refund policy. All refund requests must be submitted in writing (email@example.com). Refunds may be given under the following circumstances only:
A player cannot be placed on a team within Tonka United due to insufficient numbers to fill a team (100% refund)
Prior to the scheduled date of game four (4) of the season, a player suffers an injury and is directed not to participate by a medical doctor. In order to request a refund under this provision, a medical doctor's letter must accompany the request verifying the injury and that said injury prevents the player from participating (50% refund).
Written request dated before March 10th for Spring/Summer, August 1st for Fall and two weeks prior to the first session of any clinic/camp (Registration Fee Minus $30).
Tonka United is required to cancel the league due to unforeseen circumstances or mandate by a government agency a credit for future programming will be given. If the season is canceled before the start, a full credit will be issued. If the season is canceled prior to week five (5), 50% credit. After week 5, no credit will be given.
Please note that refunds are not given for canceled games or clinics due to weather or field conditions.
When you register for the Competitive Program you agree to the following commitments:
- Registration forms will not be processed without full payment or having an arrangement in place for financial assistance. To discuss financial assistance, email the TUSA office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Tonka United Soccer Association travel league has a NO-REFUND POLICY, as outlined herein. All refund requests must be submitted in writing to the TUSA office by the deadlines stated below. Refunds will be given under the following circumstances only:
- There are NO REFUNDS other than written Medical Reasons signed by a Doctor.
- For written medical requests, postmarked between August 1 and September 7(or within one month of the registration end date) - 75% of the player fee, excluding uniform fees, will be given. (To request a refund under this provision, a medical doctor's letter must accompany the written request verifying the injury and that the injury prevents the player from participating.) After this date, fees will be prorated accordingly.
In keeping with the authorized International Football Association Board (IFAB) Laws of the Game - updated annually - as provided and enforced by FIFA, Tonka United players are not allowed to wear jewelry of any kind. This includes earrings. Covering earrings with tape, bandages, headbands, hats, etc. is not sufficient - all earrings (and other jewelry) must be removed for game play.
LAW 4: The Players' Equipment; 1. Safety
PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT
Play the game for the game's sake.
- Be generous when you win.
- Be gracious when you lose.
- Be fair always no matter what the costs.
- Obey the rules of the game.
- Work for the good of the team.
- Accept the decision of the officials with good grace.
- Believe in the honesty of your opponents.
- Conduct yourself with honor and dignity.
- Honestly and wholeheartedly applaud the efforts of your teammates and your opponent. The game that this association will support must provide for fun, enjoyment and other recreational satisfactions, achievement, recognition and the pursuit of excellence relative to the skill potential and personal competitive goals of the participants and the development of physical, mental, social and emotional fitness.
- The type of game that the association will not support nor tolerate is that which brings the game into disrepute and that which results in physical, verbal or mental violence.
PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT
- Children have more need of example than criticism.
- Make athletic participation for your child and others a positive experience.
- Attempt to relieve the pressures of competition, not increase it. A child is easily affected by outside forces.
- Be kind to your child's coach and officials. The coach is a volunteer giving of his personal time and money to provide a soccer experience for your child.
- The opponents are necessary friends. Without them your child could not participate.
- Soccer is a team sport. Parents should applaud the successes of all players as well as their own child.
- Between the exuberance of the winner and the disappointment of the loser we find a person called a referee. All of them follow the same creed: to watch every move of every player and to call the game to the best of his/her abilities.
- Do not question his/her judgment and never the honesty. He/she is a symbol of fair play, integrity and sportsmanship.
- Accept the results of every game. Encourage the child to be gracious in victory and turn defeat to victory by working towards improvements.
- Parental evaluation carries a great deal of weight with the child. The attitude shown by parents at games towards their child, the opposing team, the officials and the coach influence a child's behavior in sports. Criticism, disrespect for officials and opponents by parents bent on immediate success rather than long-range benefits undermines the purpose of sport and brings the games stresses beyond those of competition.
ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY
Tonka United recognizes the use of mood altering chemicals, including tobacco, as a significant health resulting in negative effects on behavior, safety, learning and total development of each individual. The misuse or abuse of mood altering chemical effects performance and personal development. Others often affected by the misuse or abuse are family members, team members or other significant persons.
Therefore, Tonka United players are expected to refrain from use of these substances.