General Field Rules
Players learn by playing. Commitment matters. Sportsmanship matters. All players will receive balanced/fair playing time over the course of the season, and will play 50% or more in each game, unless:
If your child has a history of missing pre-game training and/or games in WSSL, we reserve the right to block your ability to register your child or to restrict them from receiving a team assignment. Our League functions best when everyone attends and a player with chronic absences hinders the experience of not only his/her team, but the opponent's team as well.
We strive to create a positive environment based on mutual respect rather than a win-at-all-costs attitude, and our programs are designed to instill good sportsmanship in every facet. Coaches, referees and parents all want the same thing- a fair, safe and fun game for the kids. So:
Social Media Guidelines
It is important for WSSL players and their families to always exercise discretion when using social networking media. Posts regarding WSSL, teammates, other teams, coaches, trainers, referees, games, etc. must always be respectful, sportsmanlike, and must never reflect poorly on WSSL. In other words, if you wouldn’t say it face-to-face, don’t post it.
Cyberbullying will not be tolerated. This includes:
1) Sending mean messages or harassing someone.
2) Posting comments that are mean, not true, or create rumors.
3) Sharing an embarrassing photo of someone else.
Treat others as you want to be treated and pause before you post.
To print a medical waiver, log into your WSSL in-league account, click on the medical waiver button next to your child's name in your family profile to print the medical waiver.
Publicity Policy and Waiver
By registering a child for West Side Soccer League, parents and/or guardians agree and consent that photographs and/or videotapes of the WSSL teams and their members may be used, from time to time, for publicity and promotional purposes. This release includes, but is not limited to, websites and other social media accounts of WSSL, commercials, advertisements, press releases, electronic media and articles. It covers parents, family members and others who may not have signed a WSSL registration or volunteer form, and all such persons waive any rights to compensation. In using such photographs or video, no player will be individually identified by WSSL at any time, without the express written permission of that player's parent or guardian.
Carpool Policy and Waiver - Travel and Tournament Teams
At times, parent coaches or other parents may drive players other than their own child to/from practices, games, tournaments and other team activities. To the extent a parent or guardian allows their child to carpool in this manner, the parent or guardian agrees that there are risks inherent in doing so, assumes those risks, and releases and waives all claims of liability of any nature whatsoever against WSSL, its directors, coaches and other representatives which may arise from such carpooling activities, including any and all liability, damages, fees, expenses, courses of action, claims, suits or judgments of injury to or death of any person or loss or damage to any property which arises in the course of, or in connection with, or as a result of, carpooling, including vehicle accidents, driving infractions and any incidents involving carpool participants. The parent or guardian also agrees to indemnify and hold harmless WSSL and its directors, coaches and other representatives from any and all actions, claims or demands that may accrue or be made against WSSL or such other persons which arise out of or in connection with such player's participating in a carpool, whether such claim, demand or action is the result of negligence of the drivers or otherwise. WSSL is not responsible for ensuring the quality or licensing of drivers or that the drivers' vehicles are roadworthy or sufficiently insured.