Policies and Forms
Skyline reserves the right to create, modify or rescind any rules, policies or procedures. Official club rules are posted and updated on the Policies and Forms page.
Sideline Behavior Policy
Skyline’s has a zero tolerance policy in respect to sideline and coaching behavior. Its motto is WHEN IN DOUBT LET THEM PLAY! Excessive coaching from the sidelines by parents is to be strongly discouraged and only positive reinforcement should be provided to our players by coaches and sideline spectators. It is Skyline’s policy that continued violations of this rule will result in the removal of the individuals from the organization.
Parents/Guardians are expected to be positive role models while on the sidelines during games and practices. There will be ZERO TOLERANCE regarding any interactions from the parents to the referees, coaches, players, or visiting parents. Disciplinary actions will be taken if there are any issues.
Skyline has ZERO TOLERANCE for discrimination. There will not be discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability or military status.
Artificial noisemakers are permissible, subject to the discretion of the referee or on-site Skyline staff. If the referee or on-site Skyline staff determines in his or her opinion that an artificial noisemaker is interfering with the administration of the game, the referee shall remove the item(s) before play can continue.
Whistles, air horns, vuvuzelas, cowbells, and electronic amplifiers are prohibited.
It is the policy of Skyline Soccer Association to refund registration fees only if your player moves more than 50 miles from his/her primary residence prior to the start of season or if the player is unable to participate due to a season ending injury or illness as documented by a physician. Administrative fee’s will be applied to any/all refunds.
No refunds, credits or free transfers will be allowed for any other reasons. If Skyline Soccer Association is unable to place your child on a team, a full refund is issued. Conflicts with practice schedules or location are not grounds for refund. Refund requests due to injury must be made in writing and within 2 weeks of injury or illness and must have a physician’s note included. There will be no reimbursements or refunds granted for any programming cancelled due to weather, acts of God, forfeits, lack or refs, epidemics, pandemics, quarantines, acts of war, terrorism, government order or natural catastrophes.
Right to Refuse Policy
Skyline Soccer Association reserves the right to refuse any participants for any reason.
Failure to Place
Registration of your child, at any time of the registration process, does not guarantee a place in the Program. We do our best to give as many players possible, the ability to play, there may be instances where your child will be turned away. Such instances include, but are not limited to, the inability to run the program due to lack of players, late registrations, unsuccessful payments, and missing registration and payment deadlines.
Payment Policy | All Programs
Game Cancellation Policy
Games should not be cancelled without consent from the Skyline program director.
Games will only be cancelled by the Skyline organization for the following reasons:
1. Unsafe playing conditions, including lightning or heavy rain before or during a or game.
Games will not be cancelled for:
1. Cold weather
2. Travel distances
Competitive Teams have a 7 day window from the posting of schedules to complete and submit reschedules. Any competitive reschedule will be charged the $100 reschedule fee from CSA.
Game Reschedule Procedures
How do you know games are cancelled?
If you think games may be cancelled you can do the following:
1. View the Skyline home page to see if Skyline home fields are open.
2. Call the Skyline Soccer Weather Line at 720.317.2882.
3. If you are the away team at another club and think your game may be canceled, view the opposing clubs website or call the number of the club you are playing against as.
What do you need to do if your game is cancelled for weather?
1. Confirm with the opposing coach that the game is cancelled.
2. Notify your players.
What if you need to cancel your game for other reasons?
After confirming with the other coach, the club office, and your players, you MUST do the following:
1. If you are assigned to put nets up or take the nets down, you need to contact the Skyline program director to tell them they will need to take care of nets that day.
What if you don’t do this?
If you fail to notify the club office at least 48 hours before the regularly scheduled time, you will need to provide cash to pay the referees at your make up game.
How do you reschedule a HOME game?
All notifications must occur one week before the date of the rescheduled game.
1. Call or email your program director at Skyline (303.691.5662) for field availability.
2. Contact the opposing coach to determine a day and time for make up game.
3. Notify the club office of the date, field and time you have chosen with 72 hours.
4. Confirm date with opposing once Skyline has approved the rescheduled game.
How do you reschedule an AWAY game?
1. Your coach will need to contact the opposing team or club to have them reshedule the game on the away team’s field and availabilty.
Practice Cancellation Policy
Practices can be cancelled, rescheduled, or postponed by the coach for reasons pertinent to their specific team.
Practices will only be cancelled by the Skyline Organization for the following reasons:
1. Unsafe playing conditions, including lightning or heavy rain before or during a practice.
Practices will not be cancelled for:
1. Cold weather
2. Hot weather
3. Heavy winds
Competitive Team/Player Placement
Each player will be notified via telephone of her/his team placement before, during, or within 24-48 hours after the last tryout. Families should be ready to respond immediately to 24 hours, once an invitation is made to join a team.
A minimum of $250 is due at the time of acceptance onto a Competitive team -non refundable deposit.
Evaluation will be based on technical, tactical, physical and psychological ability.
Players within the club will be evaluated in three ways:
1. Skyline Staff will be on fields during Saturday matches watching U10 and above games. These evaluations will be used in to enhance our selection criteria during tryouts.
2. Skyline Volunteer Coaches/Jr Select trainers have communication with the Skyline staff about their players on each coaches respective team in regards to player participation, technical ability, tactical ability, ability to follow instructions, and each players willingness to learn.
3. Each individual will have evaluations conducted by members of the Skyline Staff while participating in small sided and large sided games. The Staff’s evaluations will be used to determine each player’s placement.
4. Player movement is part of the ongoing evaluations process, as some players develop quicker than others. Player movement to guest play on other teams is also common practice and additional evaluation. Team placement is a starting point for players.
11U-14U – FULL YEAR Commitment (Fall and Spring)
8th Grade Secondary teams / High School Teams – ONE SEASON Commitment
Competitive players will be given a Player/Parent Handbook at team meetings after tryouts.
Competitive and Jr. Select Full-Year Registration Policy
Competitive and Jr. Select registrations are for a full year, fall through spring. All fees are required to be paid prior to December 31st of the fall season. When registering for the Jr. Select and Competitive program, registrants are committed to a full year with Skyline Soccer Association. If the participant wants to change organizations between the fall and spring season, Skyline Soccer Association has the right to refuse the transfer, but will not unreasonably hold a player if all fees are paid in full and a transfer does not significantly harm the current team’s ability to finish the spring season.
Parent Code of Conduct
As a parent/guardian of Skyline Soccer Association player, I agree that:
I will respect the rights, dignity and worth of every player, regardless of their abilities, gender, religion or cultural background.
Skyline has ZERO TOLERANCE for discrimination. There will not be discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability or military status.
Parent/guardians of Skyline Soccer players agree to: Refrain from the use of tobacco and alcohol at practices, games or team events
I will not question or criticize the the official’s judgement and remember they are part of the game and will make mistakes as players do
I will respect the decision of coaches, officials and club administrators and teach my player to do likewise
I will focus on and encourage the efforts and performance of all players
I will remember that children learn best by modeling- I will recognize and reward good performance and good attitude by all players
I will remember it’s NOT winning at all cost but hard work and learning that matter
I will remember that my player participates in the sport for their own enjoyment, not mine
I will respect and show appreciation for the coaches and staff who give their time to provide sport activities for my child, understanding that I have a responsibility to be a part of my child’s development
I will raise any issues or concerns with my players coach or club staff, whichever is appropriate and in an calm and professional manner
I will report any inappropriate actions by my players coach, trainer or other adult to the clubs leadership
I will not treat any player in an unfair, unjust, or discriminatory manner
I will not allow my player to play hurt
I agree to honor the game.
Player Code of Conduct
- Attend all practices, games, and team functions
- Be on time. 15 minutes before practice starts and 60 min before games
- Notify the coach in advance if unable to attend or going to be late or leave early
- Respect the game, the officials and the rules
- Respect opponents and spectators in language and actions
- Be a good winner, show respect and class
- Be gracious in defeat, acknowledge opponents victory and don’t blame others for loss
- Exhibit a positive, never quit, winning attitude. Practice on your own
- Abide by coach’s decision on playing time and position
- Speak positively of your coaches, teammates, and yourself
- Approach the coach first with problems or concerns about soccer, the team and you as the player. Do such in a respectful and contributing manner
Players will not:
- Use profane or vulgar language
- Discriminate against anyone on basis of race, religion, gender, gender expression, age or disability
- Use drugs other than prescribed by a physician
- Drink alcoholic beverages, or use tobacco products
- Leave a game field, training session, or team function without informing the coach
- Disrespect themselves, officials, coaches or teammates. Bully others (see below)
* We (Skyline Soccer) are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all soccer participants so they can learn the game of soccer and the skills necessary to participate in a fun, positive and secure atmosphere. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable and will not be tolerated at any practice, game or Skyline sanctioned event associated with our soccer program. If bullying is reported to any parent or player, they should immediately report the incident to their respective coach or age group coordinator who will ensure the complaint is investigated and dealt with promptly and effectively.
*Bullying is defined as conduct, gestures or comments which are insulting, intimidating, humiliating, hurtful, malicious, degrading or otherwise offensive to a player, group of players or teammates, which create a hostile or intimidating environment. Bullying is harassment, intimidation by means of any gesture, any written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication, whether it be a single incident or a series of incidents that results in pain and distress to the victim.
- Tournaments must be approved by the age group Director of Coaching prior to tournament registration
- After receiving approval, the team Manager and Coach should work together to ensure the travel plans are well communicated and best deals are found.
Travel Tournament Team Expense:
- All players will participate in team tournaments. Players not attending are still responsible for their proportionate share of tournament expenses; tournament entry fee and coach travel expense.
- All team expenses are divided equally between all players on the roster. Expenses include, but are not limited to; tournament entry fee, and coach travel including lodging, transportation and meals.
- Guest players will pay 50% of the fee charged to rostered players (expense for tournament entry and coach travel). Guest players must be informed of financial responsibility when invited to participate.
- If the team agrees on having chaperones for the tournament, the chaperones travel expenses (lodging and transportation) are also shared equally by each player including guest players.
In State Tournament Team Expense:
- All players will pay equal share of tournament entry fee and associated tournament expenses, including players not attending.
- For tournaments over 40 miles from our Home field (Kennedy), team players will equally pay for mileage reimbursement for coach. Mileage is reimbursed at the official IRS rate.
Travel & Flight Arrangements
When possible, teams must travel together. When flight arrangements are made, they will be made as a team. The players and coach are expected to travel together unless there are extenuating circumstances that don’t allow an individual to travel with their team. Coach flight will be the same rate as team players flight and cost is split among team.
Teams should attempt to travel as early as possible to get settled in hotel and have a training session and team meeting to cover expectations.
All players and coach will stay at the same hotel. Standard room rate is acceptable. Coaches will stay in the same room level/expense as team and this is the rate that will be covered by the team.
Meal & Gas Arrangement
Coaches will have a $45 a day food per diem. Mileage reimbursement is for travel over 40 miles from Home field location (Kennedy) and is reimbursed at the official IRS rate.
Team Manager Duties
Team managers are an integral part in the overall success of how teams function. Team managers are a volunteer position to assist coaches with the following…
- Establishing a clear system of communication with players and parents. This communication includes but isn’t limited to; practice time and location, practice changes, game schedule and game changes, additional training information, tournaments and an additional point of contact for families to share their attendance, ect.
- Works with Club to make sure team is staying in compliance with league, state and tournament regulations.
- Ensures that all information and materials from the Club and coach are distributed to team in a timely manner.
- The responsibility of team manager is one of facilitator. The team manager is not a coach and should direct all parent and player concerns to team coach. Issue regarding individual players, policies or clubs directions should be directed to appropriate Skyline staff or coach.
- Team manager may also be responsible to report scores for home games.
- Team manager may also be responsible to sign up and collect team fees for tournaments.
Please note, the above list is not a complete list of Team Manager duties. We encourage Team Manager and Coaches have a meeting prior to the start of season to discuss roles and responsibilities. Every coach is different and some prefer to do more or less than others.
Skyline will support team managers by answering questions and sending resources/information to assist as we can. We greatly appreciate Team Managers and the time they put in to support their teams.
G&M Friend Request Policy
At Skyline Soccer, we want to ensure our players are provided the safest environment possible. As such, Skyline is incorporating a Concussion Policy to educate Skyline members about concussions, help prevent concussions from occurring, and identify when a concussion may have taken place.
Parents and coaches need to be aware of lightning in the area. If lightning is seen, games and practices should be cancelled and/or postponed. If games are past halftime when it is call for lighning, it is considered a full/completed game. If games are called for lightning before halftime, the game may be made up in its entirety. The head referee does not need concurrence from both coaches to postpone or delay the match.
- Team coaches are required to have a lightening monitoring app on their smartphone (WeatherBug is recommended). They are to frequently check the weather app if it looks questionable.
- If lightening strikes are detected and within a 10 mile radius of the location, all players, coaches and spectators must leave the field and seek shelter (often in cars with parents).
- Once the weather app shows that there’s no lightening with 10 miles of the field location, players and coaches MUST wait 30 minutes to return to the field. Should lightening strike within 10 miles again, the 30 minute time starts over).
What to do?
All players, coaches and spectators to get into a car immediately.
Training is considered finish if there’s less than 30 minutes remaining in the training session.
If threatening weather continues to be present, Team coaches need to continue to monitor weather, stay at the field and ensure all players have been pick up.
Colorado Youth Soccer KIDSAFE Program
By Randy Greenwood CYS Executive Board
What is the KIDSAFE Program? US Youth Soccer has adopted the KIDSAFE Program to promote the health, safety and protection of players in the game of soccer. Colorado Youth Soccer (CYS) and affiliated Clubs have adopted this policy as a matter of governance within the United States Soccer Federation. Even though adoption of the policy is a matter of governance, the practices set forth within the KIDSAFE Program just make good sense.
KIDSAFE promotes the position that reasonable efforts will be taken by Members of USSF, USYSA, CYS and affiliated Clubs to exclude from program responsibilities any person with a legally documented history of child molestation or other record that would bring an unnecessary risk to the health and safety of the program participants.
CYS has adopted a program which requires all coaches, administrators and employees to agree to be subject to a legally sensitive background check before or during the program’s operations. Persons wishing to apply for a position of coach or program administrator within US Youth Soccer, CYS or affiliated Clubs must complete an Employment/Volunteer Disclosure Statement. The information contained within this form is utilized to complete a formal background check of the applicant/volunteer’s history. When background checks yield problems areas additional information is collected and a decision made on retention of the individual. Any person applying for employment/volunteer position within CYS or affiliated Clubs that is found with a legally documented history of child molestation is immediately released. The person’s name and documented history is entered into a State, Region and National data base to prevent the person from applying at another Club.
Although background checks are effective to identify repeated offenders, they are not “fail safe.” Background checks identify those that have been charged and convicted. To address this, the KIDSAFE Program instills education to create a culture of safety from the bottom up. We all have roles in promoting the concepts of KIDSAFE. Education of the risk is based on the following personality traits:
• The fixated, seductive pedophile – may be fixated on age, type. Creates relationships with child and parents. Manipulative.
• Molester – the “nightmare.” May watch and wait. May look for unsupervised children. Not connected with the team. Parents must challenge strangers looking at their children
• Sexual Exploiter – preys on older players. May make sexual behavior part of team culture.
KIDSAFE Basics are segmented into three categories; Coaches, parents and players.
Coaches Education – understanding the basic KIDSAFE role of the coach.
• Coaches should never be alone with a player. Always have another adult or player with you.
• Don’t allow yourself to become a “baby sitter.” Parents have the responsibility to be timely with their player. • Proper conduct with players is essential. Setting a good example provides both soccer and life learning experiences for both parents and players.
• Establish a “buddy system” for players in unfamiliar environments. This applies to training, home/away match sites and tournaments. Players should not be left “on their own” in unfamiliar surroundings.
• Coaches should always keep clear boundaries between adults and players
Parents Education – understanding the basic KIDSAFE role of the parent.
• Have an open dialogue with your children – let them know you respect & believe them.
• Don’t use your coach/team as a babysitter; be accountable to ensure your player is taken to and picked up for training and games without relying on the coach.
• Help your coach be safe. Be there, but don’t interfere.
• Be aware of surroundings and people around your children.
• Talk to your child about the responsibility to behave and then look in the mirror and talk to yourself about the responsibility to behave.
• Don’t compromise your child’s safety.
• Keep clear boundaries between adults and players.
Player Education – understanding the basic KIDSAFE role of the player.
• Trust your instincts – if it doesn’t feel right, leave.
• Use the “buddy system” in unfamiliar environments.
• It’s okay to tell your parents of uncomfortable situations with adults, regardless of who the adult is – Darkness to Light concept.
• Hold your parents responsible and accountable to ensure you’re picked up from practice and other events on time!
• Respect the game & everyone involved in it.
• It is okay to say “no.”
• Keep clear boundaries between adults and players.
Watch for more information on KIDSAFE and Risk Management in future Goal Post Scripts. Our Goal is to create a culture of safety from the bottom up.
Colorado Youth Soccer KIDSAFE Risk Management Warning Signs Protecting the Player from the Pedophile
As a member of US Youth Soccer, Colorado Youth Soccer (CYS) and affiliated Clubs have adopted the KIDSAFE Program to exclude from program responsibilities any person with a legally documented history of child molestation. Coaches, administrators and employees agree to a legally sensitive backgroundcheck before or during the program’s operations. Although background checks are effective to identify convicted offenders, they are not “fail safe” in preventing the potential pedophile or the one who hasn’t been caught. To this point, KIDSAFE instills education to create a culture of safety from the bottom up. Suspect Adult Behaviors – Warning Signs
The behaviors below were summarized from Stop If Now, a national non‐profit organization that focuses on the prevention of sexual abuse against children. For more information visit their website at www.stopitnow.org. The adult:
• Often has a “special” player, maybe a different one from season to season
• Spends most of his/her spare time with player(s) and shows little interest in spending time with someone their own age
• Encourages silence and secrets with players
• Shares personal or private information or activities with the player
• Has secret interactions with specific players
• Spends excessive time to emailing, text messaging or calling the player
• Insists on or manages to spend uninterrupted time alone with the player
• Seems “too good to be true”, i.e. takes player(s) on “special” outings without other adults
Prevention Tips Ralston House Child Advocacy Center is a non‐profit organization in Jefferson County that assisted over 600 abused children in 2008. Ralston House suggests the following prevention tips. • Note if one‐on‐one activities are open and observable • Stay and observe a practice session or two • Parents, talk to your player; check in to see how the training session went • Players, talk to your parents; is an adult making you uncomfortable or pushing personal boundaries • Pay attention; is your player uncomfortable being around a certain adult • Trust your instincts
Soccer is a great sport driven by passion and dedication of those who administrate, coach, volunteer and play. KIDSAFE compliments that passion and dedication by closing the door on a small minority of society who could utilize the sport for possible risk of sexual abuse to the player.
Player/Parent Release of Liability/Medical Release
Upon registration, all parents and guardians must agree to the following authorization and release of liability policy in order for their participant(s) to play within Skyline Soccer Association:
Player/Parent Miscellaneous Release/Waiver
COVID-19 Assumption of Risk/Waiver
ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY RELATING TO CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely dangerous and is believed to be spread from person to person contact. As a result, federal, state and local governments and health agencies recommend established guidelines to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. These include requiring social distancing and, in many locations, prohibiting the congregation of large groups of people. These guidelines are for the safety of the public and should be followed.Notwithstanding recommendations and guidelines by these entities, it must be understood that that COVID-19 is a continuing threat to the health and lives of the citizens of Colorado. Skyline Soccer Association (the “Club”) has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, it is understood that the Club cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not come into contact with or become infected with corona virus. Your mere physical presence at the Club activities could increase your risk and your child(ren)’s risk of contracting the disease.Notwithstanding the risk of infection, I, on behalf of myself and my minor child(ren), wish to voluntarily participate in soccer activities offered by the Club. These include practices and other training, soccer matches, team activities and possibly travel to other facilities not under the control of the Club for soccer matches.In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in Club programs, and related events and activities, I, and/or the minor child(ren) state as follows: 1. I understand that although the Club has taken precautions to provide proper organization, supervision, instruction and equipment for the services being offered, it is impossible for the Club to guarantee absolute safety from infection by the corona virus. Also, I understand that I share the responsibility for safety during all activities, and I assume that responsibility. I will make my instructors aware to the best of my ability of any questions or concerns regarding my understanding of safety standards, guidelines, procedures and my ability to participate at any point during any activity. I will also take steps to ensure the health of my child(ren) before the child participates in any soccer activity. 2. I understand that risks during soccer activities include possible exposure to the corona virus. In addition, risks of soccer activities include, but are not limited to loss or damage to personal property, injury, permanent disability, fatality, exposure to inclement weather, slipping, falling, insect or animal bites, being struck by falling objects, hypothermia (cold exposure), hyperthermia (heat exposure), and that severe social or economic losses that may result from any such incident. I also understand that such accidents or illnesses may occur in remote areas without easy access to medical facilities or while traveling to and from the activity sites. Further, there may be other risks not known to me or not reasonably foreseeable at this time. 3. I assume all the foregoing risks and accept personal responsibility for the damages due to such injury, permanent disability or death resulting from participation in any Club activity.I have reviewed the acknowledgment of risk and waiver of liability and I understand and agree with its contents. If you are the parent or legal guardian of a student, please read this document to the child(ren). I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks described in this Waiver and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren) and myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability or death), illness, damage, monetary loss, claim, liability, or expense of any kind, that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my child(ren)’s participation at the Club or Club activities (“Claims”). On my behalf, and on behalf of my child(ren), I hereby release the Club, its agents, coaches, chaperones, representatives and employees from any and all claims, demands, and causes of action, whether resulting from negligence or otherwise, of every nature and in conjunction with a Club activity as set forth on the reverse side of this Waiver. In addition, by agreeing to this waiver, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and/or I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending Club activities. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of the Club its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during or after attendance at the Club activities.
Coach Release of Liability/Medical Release
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.
This release is included in your registration.
Right to Refuse or Terminate Coaches
Right to Refuse Coaches:
Skyline Soccer Association reserves the right to refuse any coaches for any reason.
Right to Terminate Coaches:
Skyline Soccer Association reserves the right to remove any volunteer coach or paid coach for any reason at any time. Additional action may be required if necessary, including banning coaches from attending games as spectators and removing any future coaching rights. If coaches refuse to cooperate, they and their children may be banned from the club immediately and possibly permanently. Any further refusal to cooperate can result in police interaction.
Coach Policies and Procedures
This release is included in your registration.
Paid Coach Education Policy
- All coaching education reimbursement needs prior approval from the Executive Director. Reimbursement is only for course work and doesn’t not cover travel, meals, mileage, ect.
- Coaches will only be reimbursed for education courses if the coach receives a passing grade. Copy of the license/certificate is to be kept on file.
- Coaches will receive reimbursement upon completion of the next season. For example, a coach who passes a course taken in the summer will be reimbursed at the completion of the fall season.
- For reimbursements that exceed $500, the reimbursement will be paid in two separate payments at the end of the next two seasons. For example, a coach who passes a course taken in the summer for $1,000 will be reimbursed $500 at the end of fall season and $500 at the of spring season.
- Coaches who are reimbursed are required to make a commitment to Skyline Soccer or forfeit all of, or a portion of, any coaching stipend they are set to receive.
- E License – 1 season
- D License – 1 year (two seasons)
- C License or higher – 2 years (four seasons)
Paid Coach Dress Code Policy
All Skyline paid coaches must adhere to the following dress code during home and away games as well as training sessions with their teams.
HOME GAMES: Black Skyline Shirt, Black Shorts and/or Pants
AWAY GAMES: Blue Skyline Shirt, Black Shorts and/or Pants
TRAINING SESSIONS: Blue Skyline Shirt, Black Shorts and/or Pants
(NOTE: All Skyline coach apparel must be returned to the club at time of departure)
Volunteer Coach Education and Requirement Policy
- 6U-19U – All Coaches (Head Coach & Asst. Coach) must meet 3 CSA requirements in order to be on the roster and coach in games or practices:
- Background Check (every 2 Years)
- Heads Up – Concussion Training (ever year – Colorado State Law)
- SafeSport (every 2 years – Federal Law)
- 6U-19U Recreational coaches are encouraged to further their coaching education by watching the ‘Grass Roots’ modules. Please contact Technical Director George Pavlantos for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
- 8U-19U Recreational coach or Jr. Select non-paid coach who has taken and can provide proof they have completed and passed the D License through a qualified state association will have $75 returned when requested in writing to the Technical Director George Pavlantos – email@example.com
Coach Development Pathway
- Skyline Soccer Association prides itself on developing its players and developing coaches. Coach Development is crucial because coaching feeds growth. The better the coach, the better the training for players. Training more coaches means more teams are positively impacted. Coach Development and Player Development are dependent on each other.Skyline is unique because our Directors of Coaching (DOCs) do not coach their own teams. Instead, they are heavily involved with coaching the coaches and seeing as many players a possible. Since DOCs do not coach teams, they are allowed to have a more fluid schedule to provide real-time coaching education and work with more players in their training environment. Each DOC is very visible at practices during the week and during home games on the weekends.Much like with players, Skyline wants to put its coaches in the appropriate environment so they can grow and be successful. The club provides the following structure and stepping stones to get its coaches into the most appropriate environment possible.Novice Coaching: these programs are for those who have little to no coaching experience. These coaches need to be Introduction to Grassroots Certified and be working towards attending future Grassroots online courses and in-person courses.
- Volunteer Coach, 3U & Above (non-paid) – like most clubs, Skyline is a non-profit soccer club which depends primarily on its Volunteer Coaches who are most commonly parents. Curriculum is provide by club.
- Grasshoppers and Munchkins, 3U through 5U Staff Coach (paid by the session) – this program is ideal for those who LOVE working with this age level. Age specific curriculum is provided for each week along with a Director on-sight. This program is introduction to soccer at its best!
- SKILLS Programs, 6U through 10U (paid by the session) – our SKILLS Programs is where less experienced coaches start to gain their coaching development. These coaches have played the game and have soccer knowledge. Age specific curriculum is provided along with a DOC on-sight. This program is a perfect to cultivate one’s coaching skills!
- Volunteer Competitive Assistant Coach, 11U through 19U (non-paid) – this program is a great opportunity for an aspiring competitive coaches who would work closely with a competitive team and coaching prior to coaching their own competitive team. In these cases, the club pairs an assistant with a more experienced Team Coach to show them the coaching nuances to be a successful coach for the club. This mentorship is a priceless opportunity!
Elite Team Coaching: these teams are commonly run by first time team coaches. However, it is also not uncommon for a Competitive Team Coach to also have an Elite Team. Elite Team Coaches need to be Grassroots Certified OR be working towards being Grassroots Certified.
- Elite Team Coach, 9U & 10U (seasonal coaching stipend) – players at these age levels are assigned to appropriate 7v7 teams where ability and commitment are measured. Coaches conduct 2 practices per week and 1 game on weekends. Age specific curriculum is provide and DOC and Administrative support is supplied as needed. Coaches receive evaluations from DOC or Technical Director.
Competitive Team Coaching: these teams are run by experienced coaches. Competitive Coaches must have a minimum of an “E” License OR are Grassroots Certified. In addition, these coaches must be working towards a “D” License.
- Competitive Team Coach, 11U through 19U (seasonal coaching stipend which is determined by team size, level, age, licensing & tenor with the club) – players at these age levels are assigned to appropriate ability level 9v9 or 11v11 teams. Coaches conduct 3 practices per week, 1 session is Age Group Training (AGT) for 11U – 14U aged teams and weekend games. Age specific curriculum is provided and DOC and Administrative support is supplied as needed. Coaches will conduct player evaluations and receive a coach evaluation from Technical Director.
Coach Code of Conduct
As a Coach or Trainer for Skyline Soccer Association, I will:
Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every player, regardless of their abilities, gender, religion or cultural background
Support all efforts to remove any form of abuse within my team/club and encourage a safe environment
Ensure that any physical contact with others is appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player’s skill development
Refrain from developing close personal relationships with the players outside of the coach/player relationship
Refrain from using abusive, derogatory or offensive language
Impart my knowledge of the game in a respectful and encouraging manner
Respect the decisions of club administrators and game day officials and encourage players to do the same
Always consider the health, safety and welfare of the players
Always consider the health, safety and welfare of the players
Not show favoritism towards talented players[
Build relationships built on trust and respect, not fear
Be a positive role model for all players and parents
Not be a win at all costs coach
Remember that many players participate for the pleasure and friendship, and winning is only a byproduct of the fun
Criticize in private, encourage in public, my team/player’s play
Coach Drug Policy
A reference to drugs includes, but is not limited to marijuana and misuse of prescription medication and alcohol.
Skyline Soccer Association is a drug free organization.
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[dt_list_item image=””]Alcoholic beverages, tobacco and drugs (including marijuana) are not permitted at any Skyline events, including practices and league games[/dt_list_item]
[dt_list_item image=””]No coach or volunteer shall participate in any Skyline Soccer activity while under the influence of drugs or alcohol[/dt_list_item]
[dt_list_item image=””]Smoking or use of tobacco products is not permitted in or around youth sports practices or games[/dt_list_item][/dt_list]
Team Size Policy
Recreational and Advanced League Team Size Policy
Skyline has adopted a Team Size Policy to allow every player who would like to join Skyline the opportunity to play. Skyline Soccer Association has the right to add players to a team in order to fill a roster to meet the minimum player requirement. For example if you have 8 players on a U7 team, Skyline reserves the right to add two additional players to your roster. If we do not have enough players register to meet all teams’ minimum requirement, your team may sit under the minimum roster size. Once your team has the minimum amount of players it will be the coaches choice to accept more players on your roster.
Each age group’s player minimum is as follows:
- U6 Boys/Girls: 8 player minimum (4v4 no GK)
- Suggested 8-10 players
- U7/U8 Boys & Girls: 10 player minimum (6v6)
- Suggested 10-12 players
- U9/U10 Boys & Girls: 12 player minimum (8v8)
- Suggested 12-14 players
- 11U-14U Recreational Boys & Girls: 14 players minimum (9v9) – Max 16 players
- 15U-19U Recreational Boys & Girls: 14 Players minimum (9v9) – Max 18 Players
- Suggested 15-18 players
Coaches shall not refuse players if their roster is under the minimum number listed above. After rosters have met the minimum, it is the coach’s decision on whether to accept more players.
Please note: after teams have been finalized for the season and everyone has been contacted by the coach, Skyline Soccer Association will only remove players from a team’s roster if requested by the player and parents of said player.
Release of Information Policy
It is Skyline’s policy to not release any information regarding any participants team name, practice date, practice time, practice location, game date, game time, game location, coach name, coach contact information or any other information pertaining to the player’s participation in Skyline. This information will only be released to the contact person on the Skyline player’s account. If you’d like this information to be released to additional guardians, please have the main contact person on the account add those individuals to the account or call Skyline Soccer to have us add them.
Skyline develops its referees through a bottom-up approach, providing instruction and experience at the developmental level. Skyline Board members and coaches actively participate in observing and nurturing the referees on the fields.
With experience and growth, referees are promoted to competitive level games which their skills and talents are closely matched to the skills level of each game.
It is the policy of Skyline to have assigned three USSF certified referees for each competitive game. Within the developmental program it is our policy to assign three qualified referees for each home game.
Skyline also offers training at the club level for parents and coaches to learn the rules of soccer and to enable them to center referee and line games.
Referees must be 12 years old by the first game of the season to be eligible for any refereeing duties or any training.
Skyline will make every effort to provide three qualified referees to each home game. Center referees on all Inter-league and Recreational games (U9 and above) will be USSF certified. Referees on U6-U8 games will be club trained. In order to provide these referees, ALL teams are being asked to encourage participation. In the event that a qualified team of officials are not available, the following requirements have been approved in order to provide club trained substitutions.
Competitive teams are to encourage players, parents, and siblings to participate in the USSF referee program. By refereeing, each competitive member can give back to the Skyline Soccer Program.
Intermediate and Recreational Teams (U9-U18)
All U9-U18 Intermediate and recreational teams must provide two volunteers who will attend linesman training and will be available at all home and away games to run the line if requested by the referee.
Recreational Teams (U6-U8)
Skyline utilizes volunteers to officiate the fun games that take place from U6-U8. We offer a “rules class” for volunteers willing to help out with this aspect of our program. We provide a whistle and age appropriate rules.
Financial Aid Form
Forms must be completed in full and a form must be completed for each scholarship recipient. Partial scholarships and payment plans are available. All fees not covered by financial aid are the responsibility of the recipient. Forms must be submitted at the time of registration. All financial aid granted must be paid back before a release to another club is granted.
The Parent/Player Handbook must be read and the last page must be filled out and returned to your coach or the Skyline Soccer Association office prior to participation. Please select a handbook based on the team your child has been selected for.
Medical Release Form
This form is used when submitting teams for tournaments.
Medical Release Form - Spanish
This form is used when submitting teams for tournaments.