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Club Rules & Other Important Information

ATTENDANCE

Players missing practice or games or leaving early or arriving late to a game or practice must notify the club manager and state the reason for absence by email manager@psvunion.org  prior to the commencement of the session. It is very important that players be punctual for games and practice.  Academic, health, personal and emergencies are naturally taken into consideration however we do need a reasonable excuse for missing practices or team events. as playing time may be impacted if players are late or absent without acceptable reasons.


SICK AND INURED PLAYERS

If a player has seen a doctor or surgeon for an injury or illness, we may require a doctors note (written or emailed to manager@psvunion.org) clearing the player to fully participate in all PSV Union activities, or advising of the limitations, if any, restricting full participation. We require a written email from a parent or guardian releasing thee player to play and or train. The league and club require this clearance for insurance purposes and the coaches require this information to understand the health and condition of each player in all practices and games so that they are enabled to make informed decisions on playing time and intensity. It is the coaches decision if the player is fit to participate.  If a player is sick with flu/feeling ill we may contact the players guradian to pick them up and get necessary rest. Injured players are expected to attend practices and games to observe and learn unless they are receiving medical/PT treatment or if weather is unfavorable. 


HOW TO REACH US IN EMERGENCIES

Call: (650) 332-9869 or email manager@psvunion.org 


SUPERVISION

Typically coaches arrive 15 minutes prior to the session. We encourage players to also arrive 15 mins prior to sessions however we do not suggest leaving your child alone at the field without coaches present either before or after the sessions.  Coaches are required by the club to coach and supervise their sessions during the designated practice/game times. While coaches often arrive early and leave late, we cannot guarantee a specific time of arrival or departure of the coach. Parents should not expect that coaches will always be there to supervise outside the allocated practice session. It puts the coach in a compromising situation as they arent permited leave a young player alone and unsupervised. If the team coach happens to be at the field and permits an earlier than normal drop off, this is the only time we will allow a player to arrive early. If players do arrive early they should start helping with equipment, juggling and working on thier soccer homework or warming up with a teammate until practice commences. Players are permitted to leave at the conclusion of practice, even if the coach goes over the allotted time. Sometimes a coach will remain beyond the allotted time to ensure all players are collected from the field or because they simply wish to continue their sessions. If you are in a hurry and wish your child to leave the field please come to the sideline to call or signal your son or daughter discreetly, or catch the attention of a nearby coach to pass on the message. We will then excuse your child. Please do not walk onto the desiignated field area or between training sessions to pick up your child. We will release players to parents once we see their ride has arrived. Players must wait inside the fenced area and close to the coaches until their ride arrives. They should not wait on the street or out of sight from the staff. If you will be arriving late due to last minute emergency or unpredictable occurrence notify us immediately by calling/texting  (650) 332-9869 (leave number and name) or email manager@psvunion.org 


MEETINGS WITH STAFF & COACHES

While we do not have team meetings, we do meet with every parent and player in the club at least once per season or more often if the need arises. Unfortunately  Coaches cannot meet without a prior arrangement. Please be respectful of the coaches’ time as they usually have other tasks and responsibilities in addition to coaching the session during the designated time. Do not approach a coach/staff unless in case of emergency.   Contact manager@psvunion.org if you wish to schedule a meeting.  


GUET COACHES & OBSERVING PRACTICES AND GAMES

Click here if you are a coach or observer/parent wishing to observe practice

SPECTATORS OBSERVING PRACTICES AND GAMES

Only players and coaches are permitted on the fields. The field may still be 'live' when we end practice so please remember to let the players come off the field towards you. Please do not walk across the fields or enter the field of play or practice area unless permitted to do so. View from the designated area or other acceptable location suggested by the field marshall at each practice. Do not remain around the equipment shed or view from the school parking lot or between practice fields.  While we encourage parents to observe practice from a respectable distance we ask that you check with your child to ensure that this is a agreeable to them. 

MAYFIELD

1. Spectators should observe practices only from the bench/tables area in between the fields. Not the turfed warm up area. 
2: Spectators must view games from the bench/tables area or opposite the team sideline unless they receive permission to view from a different vantage point. ie in the case of half field games, parents sit on the opposite end line. 
3. Viewing is not permitted from the parking lot on Mayfield South or parking on the north side of the facility in a non-designated parking area. Please use designated parking spaces as waiting in your vehicle can cause a traffic jam/hazzard.  
4: Mayfield is not an exercise area for multiple activities while our permits are in use. Please do not engage in other activities as the center area is used at all times by user groups. 
5: The warm up area is designated for permitted users only at all fimes. Only players/teams are permitted to use this designated area. 
6. Standing behind the goals during games and practices is not permitted. 
7. Smoking and alcohol are strictly prohibited.
8. Chewing gum, sunflower seeds or shelled nuts, glass containers, skates, skateboards,  bicycles on the turf area, scooters or motorized vehicles and pets are not permitted. 
9: Please do not walk across the field before or after the game- use the footpath and walkways.
 
GREENE
1. DURING PRACTICE: Spectators should observe practices only from the California Ave/North side the field, or at an area determined by the Field Marshall. 
2: DURING GAMES Spectators must view games opposite the team sideline .
3. Viewing is not permitted from the school parking lot on Green South or parking on the south side of the facility/ blue play structure.  
4. Please walk around the fields not  across the fields before/during or after games and practices. 
5:  Greene is not an exercise area for multiple activities while our permits are in use. Please do not engage in other activities 
6. Standing behind the goals during games and practices is not permitted. 
7. Smoking and alcohol are strictly prohibited.
8: No spectators permitted on the teams' sidelines, on the bleachers, the blue play structure and from behind the goals during warm up and games.
 

PICK UP & DROP OFF AT PRACTICE

GREENE: 

From North California Ave. Note that there is a 'no stopping before 4 pm sign'. 

MAYFIELD: 

From main or side entrance. Keep traffic moving. please do not hold up traffic or park in the turnout area. 


PRACTICE & GAME EQUIPMENT

Practices:

Players must wear designated club clothing. Street gear or regular clothing or other sports gear is not permitted. Shinguards and soccer socks (not mismatched) must be worn. Soccer boots with cleats are required. During winter months players must bring flat athletic shoes (running shoes, indoor soccer shoes, or other flat soled athletic shoes) in case we cannot use the grass due to rain. Bringing warm clothing (tracksuit, sweatshirt, sweatpants, etc.) is required during winter months for before and after practice. Players should bring a bag to carry their extra equipment and should always bring a water bottle. 

Games: 

Players must always bring BOTH sets of uniforms to all games. Game uniform items are reserved for games and must not be worn at practices.  For younger players, we ask that they bring soccer-specific warm-ups if they don’t have the team/club warm-ups.

Ordering Uniforms & Practice Gear:

Go to our Uniforms page (under Teams)


COMMUNICATING WITH STAFF AND COACHES

All communications with PSV staff must be directed to manager@psvunion.org. In case of emergencies Phone (call or text): (650) 332-9869


USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

  • PSV regularly posts on FB. All comments are removed from wall
  • No official team or parent group exists. PSV does not officially endorse any group sharing platforms nor do they represent the opinions or PSV and its coaches or directors. 
  • Any bullying or use of derogatory terms between or towards others on any social platform may result in players/families being suspended or removed from club. 

PAYMENTS

Send payments either

a) electronically, via PayPal

b) by mail to: 

PSV Union FC 

555 Bryant St, #437

Palo Alto, CA 94301


* Please mail in forms and payments. Do not hand payments and forms to coaches as paperwork can get lost, misplaced. New players and trialists may bring their forms with them if it’s the first day.