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General
 Are dogs allowed on the playing fields?
 What division does my child play in? or What does U6 or U18 mean?
 How many practices a week are there?
 Are the practices indoor or outdoor?
 When are practices held?
 When are the games held?
 How long is the season?
 How far away are the games?
 How long does my daughter play in each game?
 Am I able to withdraw if my child's team schedule doesn't work with other family schedules/committments? (cost, time frame)
 We are most likely moving in the next year. Are teams arranged by elementary school or area? Is there a way to try to get on a team in our potential new area?
 Does the registration fee include uniforms/insurance?
 When is the deadline for registration? Do you need to register early in order to"get in" or are more teams developed if needed?
 
Registration
 What are the fees for registering to play soccer?
 Forgot your Login ID and password?
 How we protect and use the personal information we collect?
 Financial Assistance
 
Players
 Are dogs allowed on the playing fields?
 What division does my child play in? or What does U6 or U18 mean?
 I am a single mother and cannot drive to practices, and would like my child to play with her friend. What can I do?
 Jane can't make it to practices on the days the coach has chosen. What can I do?
 Why can't Susan keep her earrings on?
 What sort of hair clip can my child wear?
 How are injuries handled during a match?
 What about eyeglasses and hearing aids?
 My daughter is asked to play less than her teamates. Should the coach play all of the players equally?
 What type of shoes are required, and about soccer cleats?
 
Board Members & Volunteers
 How much do the Executive Board Members and Coaches get paid?
 What should I do if I'm having problems with the coach?
 Katie doesn't get along with her coach. Can she change teams?
 I have some comments about the refereeing of my child's game.
 What should I do if a referee makes a terrible call?
 I have never played soccer and I don't know anything about soccer. Can I still become a coach?
 
General
Are dogs allowed on the playing fields?
 No. Dogs are prohibited from going onto all sport fields. Both the City and District of North Vancouver have policies which prohibit dogs on playing fields. If you are having issues with dogs on the field please contact the bylaw enforcement officer. CNV Tel: 604-985-7761 DNV Tel: 604-990-2311
What division does my child play in? or What does U6 or U18 mean?
 The are twelve division designations in the league, U6-U18 The division designation U18 literally means that the player was "Under 18" on the December 31st proceeding the start of the season.
How many practices a week are there?
 Teams generally practice once per week.
Are the practices indoor or outdoor?
 Younger children practice indoors in a gym, once they get to U11 they move to outdoor practices.
When are practices held?
 Usually early evening (our coaches are all volunteers, and most need to get home from work before practice)
When are the games held?
 U6, U7 and U9 play Sunday mornings
U8, U10 to U18 play Sunday
How long is the season?
 From September until March
How far away are the games?
 Until the girls reach U12, the games are all on the North Shore, after that we travel all over the lower mainland.
How long does my daughter play in each game?
 Up until U11, each girl should play an equal amount of time in each game, from U11 on, players must play a minimum of one-half of the game in league games, but it is understood that in cup play teams play to win: there are no rules about cup play.
Am I able to withdraw if my child's team schedule doesn't work with other family schedules/committments? (cost, time frame)
 Yes, you can withdraw. If you decide to do that before October 15th you will receive a refund less a $50.00 admin fee, but please keep in mind that many hours go into the making of teams, it is best to talk with the coach and Age Group Coordinator to see if there is another team that your child can move to if there are conflicts. There will be no refunds issued after the October 15th deadline as per club policy. There are no refunds for those who have accepted a spot on a Metro or Select team.
We are most likely moving in the next year. Are teams arranged by elementary school or area? Is there a way to try to get on a team in our potential new area?
 Teams are arranged by elementary school, so yes, by all means request that your daughter be placed on the team in the new neighborhood when you register.
Does the registration fee include uniforms/insurance?
 Yes, your child is ensured while playing for our club. Your registration fee also includes socks (which you keep), shorts and jersey for the soccer season. Parents are responsible for providing shin pads and soccer cletes.
When is the deadline for registration? Do you need to register early in order to"get in" or are more teams developed if needed?
 On-time Registration closes on May 31st. You can register any time prior to that and we will make sure that your daughter gets on a team. We do allow registration after May 31st, but we can't promise to find a team for your child.
 
Registration
What are the fees for registering to play soccer?
 $240 per player U11 to U18 prior to May 31st 2016 $270.00 as of June 1st 2016
$220 per player U6 to U10 prior to May 31st 2016 $250.00 as of June 1st 2016

2nd player in family $25 discount
3rd player in family $50 discount
4th player in family FREE

$100 will be collected from each Select Team player that is registered. Select fees are due two weeks after a player has accepted a position on a Select team. (Note that once a player has accepted a position on a select team all registration fees, including the $100 select team fee are non-refundable).

A cheque for $50 per player will also be collected by the team managers at the start of the new season in September as a deposit for the soccer kit provided by the club. The cheques will be held and returned at the end of the season when the full kit is returned to the Manager.
Forgot your Login ID and password?
 Try using your email address and the password that you think might be correct, if it is incorrect you can click where it says I forgot my ID/password and our system will email your id and password to the email address you provided us the first time you signed up.
How we protect and use the personal information we collect?
 The North Shore Girls Soccer (Club) has made every reasonable attempt in the collection, use, disclosure and retention of information to comply with our provisions of our Protection of Personal Information Code. The collected personal information will only be used by authorized North Shore Girls Soccer Club volunteers, BC Soccer and the North Vancouver Recreation Commission to fulfill the purpose of assigning players to appropriate soccer teams, facilitating communication between the Club and it’s players and parents, accounting for Club equipment distributed, and monies received, obtaining fair and equitable field use, or for a use consistent with those purposes. We do not disclose your information to public bodies or individuals except as authorized by law. We keep the information only for the length of time necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected. If you wish further information on NSGSC policies and practices relating to the management of personal information, please contact the registrar.
Financial Assistance
 The North Shore Girls Soccer Club acknowledges that not all families can afford to pay the registration fees to participate in organized team sports.  The NSGSC relies on the generous support of three wonderful organizations to assist parents in the payment of these fees.
 
Requests for assistance can be made either through North Shore community Services, KidSport North Shore at 604-987-7529 or through Athletics for Kids (www.a4k.ca).
 
The North Shore Girls Soccer club asks all parents applying for financial assistance to submit a financial assistance request to the above mentioned organizations and send a completed copy of the application (in confidence) to the Club’s administrator

Margo Smith Kavanagh. 
Administrator
North Shore Girls Soccer Club
PO box 37031
2930 Lonsdale Ave.
North Vancouver,  BC V7N 4M4
Canada
 
Phone:604-788-5407
Email:  administrator@nsgsc.ca
 
The Club Administrator must acknowledge receipt of all financial assistance applications by the payment deadline of May 31st, 2016.  Players who do not provide this information to the Club Administrator by this date will be regarded as unpaid, and be removed from the team roster, and possibly lose her placement on a particular team.

 If trying out for Metro or a Select team receipt of all financial assistance applications must be received prior to first date of tryout.
 
Players
Are dogs allowed on the playing fields?
 No. Dogs are prohibited from going onto all sport fields. Both the City and District of North Vancouver have policies which prohibit dogs on playing fields. If you are having issues with dogs on the field please contact the bylaw enforcement officer. CNV Tel: 604-985-7761 DNV Tel: 604-990-2311
What division does my child play in? or What does U6 or U18 mean?
 The are twelve division designations in the league, U6-U18 The division designation U18 literally means that the player was "Under 18" on the December 31st proceeding the start of the season.
I am a single mother and cannot drive to practices, and would like my child to play with her friend. What can I do?
 Attach a note to your registration form describing your needs and circumstances. The Age Group Coordinator, when developing the teams, may be able to accommodate your request. Please note that the Age Group Coordinator considers many factors in the development of a team, and may not be able to honor your request.
Jane can't make it to practices on the days the coach has chosen. What can I do?
 If the problem is transportation, just speak to the coach or team parents. There is always someone who will be available and willing to give your child a ride. If there are other activities (such as lessons of some kind), maybe it would be possible to adjust the schedule. Please try to make it to practice. Your child is involved in a team sport. The team cannot learn to work together if there are players who consistently miss practices.
Why can't Susan keep her earrings on?
 Safety on the field is the first responsibility of every coach, referee, and all other club officials. Players may not wear any earrings, bracelets, watches, barrettes, or any object that could possibly cause injury to him/herself or another player to practice or to a soccer game. Pierced earrings will not be allowed, and covering them with tape will not be allowed. NO EXCEPTIONS. Please encourage your daughter to defer piercing her ears until after the season has concluded.
What sort of hair clip can my child wear?
 Players may wear soft hair ties. Scrunchies are OK. The referee shall decide if an article of clothing is unsafe.
How are injuries handled during a match?
 The referee shall decide when to stop play to take care of an injury. At the younger ages (U7 and U8) the referees are encouraged to stop play immediately. Older players may attempt to feign an injury as a tactical move, or may "bounce back" from a minor fall. As a courtesy, a team is encouraged to kick the ball out of play, as the referee can most easily deal with the injury at that time. If a serious injury occurs, the referee will stop play as soon as he / she is aware of the injury. A player that is bleeding shall not participate in the match until the bleeding has stopped, and any blood on his / her clothing is covered or removed. (New parents: this seldom occurs.)
What about eyeglasses and hearing aids?
 Glasses, hearing aids, and med-alerts may be worn to practices and games. The use of a eyeglass holder or sports-glasses is recommended.
My daughter is asked to play less than her teamates. Should the coach play all of the players equally?
 As your child matures, their soccer game becomes a more competitive. Coaches, at the upper divisions, will tend to play their stronger players more aggressively to the team's advantage. The Club guidelines, however, require that all players play 1/2 of the game (situations permitting)
What type of shoes are required, and about soccer cleats?
 Players do not have to have cleats at all -- athletic shoes are fine, especially for younger players. If you buy cleats for your child, be sure to purchase soccer cleats. If you have sports shoes designed another sport, the toe cleat may be cut off to permit the shoe's use on the soccer field for practice or games.
 
Board Members & Volunteers
How much do the Executive Board Members and Coaches get paid?
 Board members gets the lowest pay, $0. Coaches and managers are more important so they get paid double, $00. We are an all volunteer organization. We do not receive any monetary incentives for being a board member, or a coach. Working with children and seeing them develop is our reward.
What should I do if I'm having problems with the coach?
 If a serious problem should arise concerning the coach, the parents should:
  • Talk with the coach in a calm manner and try to work out the problems like adults, away from the players (preferably this meeting will be done outside of practice or games)
  • If no solution can be reached at this meeting, the parents should contact the Age Group Coordinator.
Problems can usually be solved through communication.
Katie doesn't get along with her coach. Can she change teams?
 Discuss the problem with your child and the coach and try to resolve the problem between yourselves. It is impossible to move teams around after they're assembled.
I have some comments about the refereeing of my child's game.
 Please remember that the referees have dedicated a large amount of time and energy in training and refereeing every week. Your child's game may be the referee's third or fourth game of the day. Talk to your child's coach and they can direct your comments to the appropriate person, if they deem it necessary.
What should I do if a referee makes a terrible call?
 As upsetting as it may be, the best course is to try to forget about the mistake and get back into the game. The referees are human, so they will make mistakes just like everyone else. Put yourself in their shoes and think how you would like people to respond if you made a mistake. Also, please keep in mind that the referee is on the field and is seeing the game from a completely different location than you, and that his interpretation and application of the laws may differ from yours.
I have never played soccer and I don't know anything about soccer. Can I still become a coach?
 You sure can. The club will provide you with all the training for free. The only thing we ask for are your time and commitment. Check the listings for community coaching in the coaching section for a list of classes.If coaching or refereeing is not for you, there are others way you can help. Talk to a board member and ask how you can take part in bringing this quality soccer program to our community. You'll be glad you did.