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Rules and Policies

As with most every Indiana youth soccer league, the Portage Soccer Club is bound by a set of rules, policies, requirements, and bylaws. As agreed upon by our governing board of directors, our Northwest Indiana soccer club adheres to a foundation established by our Indiana soccer league rules and policies.

From kid's soccer and youth soccer eligibility requirements to the operating bylaws and constitution of our Indiana youth soccer club, the Portage Soccer Club operates under and upholds the standards defined in our organizational bylaws.

The foundational rules and policies that support our Indiana soccer league adhere to standards set by the Soccer Association for Youth (SAY), as well as the Northwest Indiana Soccer League (NWISL). Other kid's soccer and youth soccer teams that the Portage Soccer Club plays in regular competition within the NWISL have similar rules, policies and bylaws and operate under similar requirements and restrictions as our Indiana youth soccer league does.

Of particular interest to kid's soccer and youth soccer players in our Northwest Indiana soccer club is player age eligibility requirements. Depending upon a player's age at of the cutoff date of the seasonal year, players will be eligible for specific kid's soccer and youth soccer teams.


Behavior Policy

Portage Soccer Club expects that players will conduct themselves in a mature, respectful manner. Players should arrive at both practices and games prepared to play and listen to instructions from their coach. Disruptive and disrespectful behavior by any player or players cannot and will not be permitted to negatively impact the opportunity for the rest of the team to develop their skills and pursue their interest in the game. Similarly, our coaches, who commit so much of their time and energy to their teams, should not and will not be expected to tolerate such behavior.

Coaches have been instructed to address any issues promptly and directly with the player or players involved, and, if necessary, with those player's parents. If the situation warrants, the Portage Soccer Club Board President will become involved, and if necessary, refer the situation to the Board for disciplinary action.

Disciplinary action can include: warning, suspension from practice(s)/game(s) /season, and permanently revoked membership. No payments will be refunded as result of any disciplinary action.

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