LFC Travel Policy (June, 2017)
The following information shall endeavor to outline the Lethbridge Football Club (LFC) Travel Policy for U10 to U18 players. First and foremost it is important to acknowledge the importance of clear communication between all of the following parties. LFC coaches act in the best interest of the team they represent and choose tournament play to develop and grow the skills of the player.
Prior to Travel Tournaments:
It is the responsibility of the team coach and manager to provide a detailed budget and schedule to the parents for approval prior to a decision being required.
The same schedule and budget should be submitted to the LFC Program Director
All Coaches must adhere to the LFC Code of Conduct.
All chaperones must adhere to the LFC Code of Conduct.
All players must adhere to the LFC Code of Conduct.
All parents/guardians must adhere to the LFC Code of Conduct.
Club/team management Responsibilities:
All Parties Responsibilities:
1. All parties (Coaches, Chaperones, Athletes, Parents/Guardians) shall abide by the LFC and ASA’s Volunteer Screening, Discrimination and Harassment Policy and will be subject to the disciplinary actions of the Policy. Included, but not limited to, are verbal threats, physical or sexual abuse, or behaviour which undermines self-esteem.
Travel Tournament Designations
Parent Supported Tournament
Parents accompany player to the tournament. Accommodation, meal and transport to and from game is the responsibility of the parent. If parent is unable to chaperone their own player it is the responsibility of the parent to arrange the transport and accommodation of their player.
Stay and Play Tournament
All LFC Players will be expected to travel and room with their team members for selected away tournaments. The purpose of this is to provide the players with a supported team environment and away experience which will benefit their growth as a player. This style of tournament can be anticipated at least once during the course of the U14-U18 year.
Costs for Stay and Play tournaments fees are the responsibility of the team. Travel, hotels, meals, hydration and nutritious snacks are factored into the cost. In addition the costs per player will include coach(es) travel expenses (including food and hotel) and possibly costs for chaperones when deemed necessary. Chaperones support the coach in the ways outlined above.
By introducing this style of tournament costs incurred by each LFC team member and family may be limited. Our intention is to introduce the players to all aspects of competitive play at the elite youth soccer level.
The coach and manager will coordinate and book all LFC Team travel and lodging for players on their teams. Parents that may wish to travel are expected to coordinate their own travel and lodging. All players will be expected to travel to and from tournaments and to and from games with their teammates. This will be in plane, charters, vans or rental Cars depending on which transport has been selected by the LFC team for each regional game/tournament. Players will also be expected to participate in all team events that will be outlined in a tournament itinerary prior to departure to each event.
Each LFC team may designate chaperones. Chaperones will be required to travel and stay with their teams. Given the responsibility agreed to by the chaperone the team may decide to pay for the costs of travel for chaperone. This may include travel, accommodation and meals and is at the discretion of the coach and guardians. This decision should be discussed as a group.
Please see the Chaperone responsibilities outlined above.
Chaperones will be required to:
Any parent interested in chaperoning an event will communicate with their manager prior to the scheduled event and the chaperones will then be selected by the team coach and manager.
Travel Tournament Dress Code: