SCUSC Player/Parent Agreement

2021-22 SCUSC Player/Parent Agreement

Please read the entire agreement and review the Obligations and Code of Conduct with your player.


Our professional staff are committed to our mission to provide high-quality soccer instruction in a safe and fun environment. This contract confers obligations on both the Club, Player, and player’s Parent/Guardian. Players become eligible to be rostered to a team when they are registered to the Competitive Program. Financial responsibilities are agreed upon within that registration. This agreement further outlines the Competitive Player commitment.


Club Obligations to the Player

  • Ensure a safe and developmentally appropriate environment for fun and advancement.
  • Provide each team with a qualified Coach.
  • Provide each team with a training schedule for field usage during the seasonal year.
  • Provide a sufficient number of training sessions with a qualified instructor to allow players to reach their potential.
  • Advise players of opportunities within the Club for individual and team growth.
  • Ensure teams are registered in a timely manner for the appropriate league and FYSA and/or US Club championship tournaments as determined jointly by the coach and director.
  • Ensure communication regarding club operations is readily available via email, website, and/or social media.
  • Although we strive to provide quality playing time for all players, there are NO specific guarantees of playing time in any single game for Competitive Team players.

Family and Player Obligation to the Club

  • Payment of all registration and training fees for the entire year according to the payment plan selected when registering, even if the player leaves the club prior to the end of the season.
  • Payment of all team fees as communicated by the team manager when the budget is communicated to the team at the beginning of the competitive year.
  • Payment of red card fines assessed by the governing league or association in the event the player is sent off – whether league or tournament match.
  • Purchase of the designated training gear and game-day uniforms.
  • A minimum of ten hours of volunteer service to the team or club (unless waived).
  • Adherence to the SCUSC Code of Decorum.
  • Maintain contact information to ensure receipt of club emails, calls, and TeamSnap notifications.
  • Players and their families should anticipate that some holidays may be impacted by tournament play, such as Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Winter break, President’s Day, etc.

Space Coast United Soccer Club 3v3 Policy

  • Space Coast United (SCU) recognizes that players and parents may choose to create and coach independent 3v3 teams outside of the Club. SCU does not permit any players to participate in 3v3 tournaments during the soccer season unless given permission by the DOC of the division.
  • At no point will SCU cancel regular-season games in order to permit players or teams to play 3v3.
  • SCU does not prevent players, parents or teams from participating in events during the off-season (May 31-August 1).


We have a responsibility to promote high standards of behavior in the sport. SCUSC implements this Code of Decorum to ensure soccer is enjoyed in a safe, positive, and fun environment. Youth soccer is a time for players to develop their technical, physical, tactical and social skills. Winning isn’t everything. Coaches, match officials, and players make mistakes. These are opportunities to learn and grow. Unsporting, rude, and abusive behavior is contrary to the Club’s mission and will not be tolerated.

At no time shall you, as a parent/guardian, become involved in an altercation whether on the sideline or away from the field with other spectators before, during or after any SCUSC game or event (home or away).  In the event this occurs or you bring discredit to the club, SCUSC reserves the right to investigate the incident thoroughly and take any necessary actions to protect the reputation and image of the club.

Failure to comply with the Code of Decorum can result in disciplinary measures up to and including dismissal from the Club. The Code of Decorum for Coaches, Team Managers and Club Officials can be found at

Spectators and Parents/Guardians – I will:

  • remember that children play for FUN and applaud effort and good play as well as success
  • always respect the match officials’ decisions
  • remain outside the field of play and within the Designated Spectators’ Area
  • let the coaches do their job and not confuse the players by telling them what to do
  • encourage the players to respect the opposition, referee and match officials
  • avoid criticizing a player for making a mistake – mistakes are part of learning
  • never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting, or abusive language or behavior
  • never disparage or insult a teammate, coach or staff, including on social media

I understand that if I do not follow the Code, any or all of the following actions may be taken by Space Coast United Soccer Club, I may be:

  • issued with a verbal warning from a club official
  • required to meet with a club official or club committee
  • obliged to undertake an education course
  • obliged to leave the match venue by the club
  • requested by the club not to attend future games
  • required to leave the club along with any dependents

Players – When playing soccer, I will:

  • always play to the best of my ability
  • play fairly – I won’t cheat, complain or waste time
  • respect my teammates, the other team, the referee, and my coach/manager
  • play by the rules, as directed by the referee
  • shake hands with the other team and referee at the end of the game
  • listen and respond to what my coach/team manager tells me
  • when unhappy, talk to the coach and if not resolved, to the director

I understand that if I do not follow the Code, any or all of the following actions may be taken by Space Coast United Soccer Club, I may be:

  • required to apologize to my teammates, the other team, referee, and/or coach/manager
  • warned formally by the coach or the board of directors
  • substituted
  • suspended from training
  • required to leave the club


ARREARS: Players who become more than 2 months behind in their payments or team fees may have their player pass pulled and become ineligible to play. If payments are not brought current by May 15, 2022, the account will be placed in “bad standing” with FYSA or US Club, which restricts their rostering with any affiliated club until the balance is paid in full.

REFUND REQUESTS: The Club will consider refund requests for two reasons. 1) The player is unable to complete the season for medical reasons. 2) The family has relocated out of area and commuting to SCU facilities would constitute an unreasonable hardship. It is the family’s responsibility to contact if either of these two reasons occurs. Team Fees are not refunded.

The $150 Registration Deposit is non-refundable. If a registered player decides against joining before season start, any allowed refund will be minus the $150.

Space Coast United SC will only consider a refund if a player is injured while participating in a Space Coast United SC sanctioned practice, game or activity resulting in the player’s inability to complete the remainder the soccer year.  No refunds will be given in the event such injury occurs in the final 2 month(s) of the soccer year.

PRO-RATING OF REFUNDS: The Club incurs fixed costs immediately upon player registration regardless of whether a player is active with Space Coast United for one week, one month, or the full year. If a player is determined to be eligible for a refund due to the exceptional circumstances above, it will be pro-rated based upon the length of time remaining between the request for release and May 31, 2022 less any incurred administrative and program costs. Team Fees are not prorated.

TRANSFER/RELEASE POLICY: Players are making a one-season commitment, effective upon registration through July 31, 2022.  Requests for transfers or release prior to the end of the seasonal year are not guaranteed and will only be executed if it does not negatively affect the team in the determination of the Club President AND the Director of Coaching.  If such a release is granted, the player/family is still obligated to pay the 2020-21 fees in full plus a transfer/release fee.

RED CARD POLICY: Red cards incur a fee to the club from the league associated with the event. Parents of players who receive a red card during a Space Coast United game will be billed the red card fee.


To cancel or dispute a payment on this registration, contact our Club Administrator at Cancellations during the season are subject to our Refund Policy found in this agreement.

Requests for refunds or credits must be submitted in writing with any applicable documentation using the Request for Refund/Credit form. Visit and scroll to the Finances section then the Finance Forms.

If you have questions, contact the Club Administrator at or Space Coast United Soccer Club, PO Box 410301, Melbourne, FL 32941.

These fees are payable to Space Coast United Soccer Club and are paid online by credit card.

  • Player registration fee to the Florida Youth Soccer Association or U.S. Club Soccer providing membership to the governing bodies for program administration and insurance.
  • Team registration fees for leagues such as ECNL, ECNLRL, FCL, and GCF and referee fees for regular league play.
  • Operational and administrative costs such as field and equipment maintenance, lighting, administrative support, accounting, scheduling, office supplies, marketing, etc. We are committed to maintaining a safe playing environment and ensuring best business practices for the organization.
  • Equipment such as goals, training mannequins, cones, pinnies, nets, etc.
  • Licensed and experienced coaching and training staff. The quality of the staff has the strongest impact on the development of the players’ skills and their enjoyment of the game. Space Coast United understands coaching at this level is a licensed profession and takes the legal and ethical obligation of being a fair employer seriously.
  • Seminars and town hall meetings for parents throughout the year on subjects relevant to player development.


These fees are payable to SCUSC, but the funds are held by the player’s team. Payment should be submitted to the team manager or team treasurer for deposit into the bank account designated by the Club for the team’s use for the duration of the 2021-22 season. Examples of team expenses are:

  • Tournament registration fees
  • Non-league referee fees (e.g. Scrimmage officiated by certified referee)
  • Coach travel expenses for out-of-county games and tournaments
  • Championship series referee fees (e.g. State Cup, President’s Cup, Florida Cup)
  • Administrative costs (TeamSnap, printing, and office supplies)

As team expenses are entirely dependent upon the age group and level of play, especially with respect to the number, type, and location of tournaments, parents are encouraged to contact the coach and/or team manager to request a projected team budget for the year if one has not already been provided for them. The Club supports teams by promoting their fundraising events on social media to assist them in offsetting their team-specific expenses, thereby lowering direct costs to the families.

Families incur personal travel expenses associated with league and tournament play. Players are required to purchase designated SCU branded training gear and game-day uniforms.


I understand and accept my commitment to Space Coast United Soccer Club. I/We have read, agree to, and understand the obligations outlined in this agreement. By signing this form, I give Space Coast United Soccer Club permission to register my son/daughter in FYSA and/or US Club Soccer to play for the August 1, 2021 thru July 31, 2022 season.

I further consent for my child to be photographed or video recorded while participating in Space Coast United Soccer Club activities and for the images to be used for promotional purposes without name identification. (To retract only this part of the agreement, send your request to

I hereby release any officers, coaches, sponsors, or owners/lienholders of properties used by Space Coast United Soccer Club from any and all claims and causes of action of any kind whatsoever which the undersigned has or might have, known or unknown, now existing or might arise in the future, directly or indirectly attributable to any injury or damage that might result from my child’s participation in soccer activities.

This Competitive Player Contract takes effect immediately as of the date of my signature, and remains in full force and effect until July 31, 2022. All parents/guardians abide by this agreement.

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