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Concussions

Please review and become familiar with Rowan's Law - click here

Review Confirmation Form for Coaches - English - Français

Canada Soccer Concussion Policy

FIFA, in collaboration with other sports bodies, has developed a quick reference guide for concussions.  

Guide for ages 5-12
 

Guide for ages 13 to Adult

Concussion Guidelines for Parents/Caregivers

Concussion Guidelines for Coaches

Concussion Guidelines for Athletes

Return-to-Play Guidelines

Rowan's Law: Concussion Safety


Discipline Procedures 
The Gloucester Dragons conduct all disciplinary matters in accordance with Ontario Soccer's policies and procedures. 

The Dragons’ Discipline Committee meets, when necessary, every Friday at 8:00 p.m. as follows:


For 2021
 

June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28

Who Can Be Disciplined?
Discipline action may be taken only against a registrant or registered organization of Ontario Soccer. Any person acting as a team official, administrator or game official shall be considered to be a registrant of Ontario Soccer regardless of whether he/she has registered to do so.

Misconducts and Penalties
A list of misconducts and the resulting penalties can be found in Ontario Soccer's discipline policy, here.

Discipline Systems
There are two discipline systems in place:

  1. Discipline by Review: no disciplinary hearing unless the accused requests a hearing or for the following types of misconduct: 1.3, 1.5, 1.6.
  2. Discipline by Hearing: for all other types of misconduct with the exception of the following, whereby either system may be used: 1.13, 1.15, 1.17, 1.18, 1.19, 1.20, 1.21.

Discipline by Review
If you accept the penalty indicated in the Ontario Soccer Discipline Policy (link above), you are accepting the suspension or fine, and your case will go to Discipline by Review.

A three-person panel will review the case and decide whether you are guilty or not guilty. The panel will determine, in the case of a suspension, which specific games you will miss. The chairperson of the panel is responsible for informing the accused of the decision in writing within two days of the review.

The same rules apply for discipline by review done at the district level. Note that you are not suspended unless the league or the district notifies you that you are suspended.

Discipline by Hearing
If you are dismissed from a game you have three days from the dismissal to contact the league to determine the reason for the dismissal and to submit a letter requesting a hearing. The letter must be hand-delivered or sent by registered mail to the address below.

Chairperson, Discipline Committee
Unit 1, 5510 Canotek Road, Gloucester, Ontario, K1J 9J4

What are my rights at a hearing?

  • The accused individual or organization or their representative must attend a hearing. Anyone representing an accused must provide a signed proxy from the accused before being allowed to participate at a hearing.
  • An accused less than 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult, who shall act as an adviser.
  • An accused will be notified in writing of the date of the hearing.
  • Any party required to attend a hearing may request one postponement of a hearing. The party must submit a written request, which must be received by the Dragons’ office no later than four days prior to the date of that hearing, stating the reason for requesting the postponement.
  • An accused has the right to bring an adviser, observers and/or witnesses.
  • An accused has the right to receive within 48 hours upon submitting a written request to the Dragons a copy of the Report(s) of Misconduct and all documentation that will be considered by the Discipline Hearing Panel. If the accused has not been provided disclosure in accordance with the above, at least 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the hearing the accused has the right to receive a copy of the Report(s) of Misconduct and all documentation that will be considered by the Discipline Hearing Panel.

Filing a Complaint
If you have a complaint to file against a player, coach, or referee, please forward the complaint to the Dragons, using the official complaint form (fillable). The Dragons will review the complaint and determine whether it is within their jurisdiction to take action. The Dragons can take action only when the complaint is about a matter found in the Ontario Soccer Discipline Policy.

The Dragons must forward all complaints about referees to the district. If the Dragons or the district determines that a hearing is warranted, the author of the complaint will be required to attend the hearing. Should the author of the report refuse to attend a discipline hearing, the hearing cannot take place.

Discipline Committee Membership
The chairperson of the Dragons chairs the discipline committee unless this function is delegated to another member of the board of directors. Two other board members shall also sit on the committee. The Head Referee or their designate shall serve as an advisor to the committee where required.

Suspensions
If you know that you are going to be suspended either by the district or by the Dragons, you must wait until you are notified of the dates of your suspension before serving it. You should not automatically assume that you must sit out the next game, because, unless you have been notified, the game will not count toward your suspension.

The only exception to the above rule is assault against a game official. If you have assaulted a game official, you are automatically suspended from all soccer-related activity, and you will be contacted by your club and the district notifying you of such. In addition, the Dragons will impose a $200 fine on the guilty player.

If you are suspended from all soccer-related activities you cannot participate in any soccer activities under the realm of Ontario Soccer. This includes administering, practicing, coaching, playing, officiating, or any other activity related to soccer under the Ontario Soccer guidelines.


Emergency Action Plan (EAP)

The EAP is a plan for what to do in case of a serious injury to a player on the field. It lays out who is in charge in an emergency situation what measures you should take to be prepared for an emergency, what information you should have on hand in case of an emergency, as well as other important information.

This plan should be printed out and kept with your equipment bag for every game and practice. It should be readable by anyone, just in case someone else needs to read it.

More information about emergency action plans can be found on coach.ca here.

 

AED Policy and Procedures
Ensure that all coaches are aware of the location of the closest automated external defibrillator (AED) to their practice and game field.

Nearest AED Locations to Gloucester Dragon Soccer Fields

Field

Location

Address

Birdland

Le Phare ES

1965 Naskapi Dr.

Blackburn

Blackburn Arena

200 Glen Park Dr.

Blue Willow

École élémentaire publique Le Prélude

6025 Longleaf Dr.

Carrière

Garneau HS

6588 Carrière St.

Chapel Hill

Forest Valley ES or

Chapel Hill ES

1570 Forest Valley Dr.

1534 Forest Valley Dr.

Father Ward

Des Voyageurs ES

6030 Voyageur Dr.

Grey Nuns

Bob MacQuarrie

1490 Youville Dr.

Joe Jamieson

Divine Infant Church

or St Matthews HS

6658 Bilberry Dr.

6550 Bilberry Dr.

La Vérendrye

Robert Hopkins School

2011 Glenfern Ave.

Leitrim Fields


Fred Barrett Arena

3280 Leitrim Rd.

Potvin Fields

Gloucester Dragons clubhouse or Sensplex East

5510 Canotek Rd., Unit1

811 Shefford Rd.

Roy Park

Forest Valley ES

1570 Forrest Valley Rd.

Sawmill Creek

Sawmill Creek Pool

3380 D’Aoust Ave.

Silverbirch

École élémentaire publique Le Prélude

6025 Longleaf Dr.




FORMS

Coach/Assistant Coach Application Form [click here]

Roster/Game Sheet

From U8 to U18, the attached Roster/Game sheet MUST be provided to the Referee BEFORE the start of play.  Save this form to your computer.  The form is fillable, you  can complete your team name, your name and your roster just once (as long as jersey numbers don't change) you may then save it and simply add in the opposing team name, date and location before heading out for each game. Official Game Sheet

Official Complaint Form
If you wish to lodge an official complaint, please use one of the following forms, keeping your description brief and to the point.  Fillable format - (complete, save t computer and e-mail as an attachment) - Official Complaint Form

Accident/Injury Incident Report
If an accident/injury occurs during a game or practice, please report using this form Injury Incident Report Form

Injury Insurance Claim Form
Claims for Injuries sustained during a sanctioned activity are to be submitted through the 
Eastern Ontario District Soccer Association. This form and all relevant information can be found on the EODSA website - http://www.ontariosoccer.net/clubs-districts-insurance.  

EODSA Exhibition Game Process and Game Sheet

EODSA Exhibition Game Process (Within District) - Process and Game Sheet

Teams must inform their club that they are playing an exhibition game and provide the game details (opponent, date, time and venue)

  1. One of the clubs will assign a referee
  2. The teams will fill out the game sheet for exhibition games
  3. The referee will submit the game sheet to EODSA with caution reports, dismissal reports and special incident reports
  4. The EODSA will follow up on any discipline required.
This is not an approval process but rather a reporting process.  Clubs still have blanket approval to play exhibition games between EODSA clubs within EODSA boundaries.  This process will simply ensure that Ontario Soccer policies are being followed and Discipline and Special Incidents are dealt with appropriately.

 


Reporting Child Abuse

It is everyone's duty to report suspected child abuse to the Children's Aid Society.  

If you do suspect such abuse, please go to the appropriate link(s) below for more information

What is abuse - subtle signs: http://www.oacas.org/childrens-aid-child-protection/what-is-abuse/

Duty to Report:  
http://www.oacas.org/childrens-aid-child-protection/duty-to-report/

How to report:  http://www.oacas.org/childrens-aid-child-protection/how-to-report-abuse/

  

Land Acknowledgement
The land of which our office and fields are located is the traditional territory of many nations including: Anishinabewaki, Kanien'kehá?ka (Mohawk), and Omàmìwininìwag (Algonquin) peoples.  It is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples. The Gloucester Dragons would like to reflect on the unique connections and relationships Indigenous persons and their ancestors have had with this place for thousands of years.

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