PLAY TIME AND FEES POLICY
All fees charged by the Junior Gaels Football Club are required to operate the programs and are in no way related to a player’s playing time. Registrants are not entitled to a refund based on playing time considerations. Playing time can be reduced if fees are not in good standing. Any outstanding fees from previous seasons will lead to a suspension with the Ontario Football Alliance (OFA) and Football Canada.
TRAVEL CODE OF CONDUCT AND POLICY
Because we travel to our away games via coach buses, the following is a breakdown of responsibilities and accountabilities for players, managers, parents and coaches.
Departure Rules for Game Days: Parents and players are responsible for notifying the designated team manager if they cannot make the trip or if alternate travel arrangements are being made. This must be communicated in writing to the team manager PRIOR to game day.
HAZING AND HARASSING POLICY
There will be zero tolerance for hazing and harassing within the Junior Gaels Football Club. As per the Junior Gaels, OPFL and OFA rules, regulations, and policies, the Club promises to treat all complaints seriously, whether they are made informally or formally. We undertake to act on all complaints to ensure that they are resolved quickly, confidentially, and fairly.
Harassment is defined as comment or conduct (through any medium) directed towards an individual or group, which is offensive, abusive, racist, sexist, degrading or malicious. Hazing refers to any activity expected of someone joining a group (or to maintain full status in a group) that humiliates, degrades or risks emotional and/or physical harm, regardless of the person’s willingness to participate.
LOCKER ROOM POLICY
DRUG, ALCOHOL, CANNABIS AND TOBACCO POLICY
PARENT COMMUNICATION PROCESS AND CODE OF CONDUCT POLICY
Parent Communication Process
Parents Attending Practice
SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY
The Junior Gaels Football Club (Jr Gaels/The Club) members reflect a diverse set of customers, values, and points of view. As representatives of the Junior Gaels Football Club, we require our membership to exercise good judgment in its use of Social Media websites and conduct themselves in a responsible and respectful manner.
For the purposes of this policy, social media means any facility for online publication and commentary, including, without limitations, blogs, websites, and social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Snapchat, Flickr, Instagram, and YouTube.
To assist in posting content and managing these sites, the Ontario Football Alliance has developed policies and guidelines for official and personal use of social media. The Junior Gaels Football Club has adapted these policies with some minor adjustments to best suit the practices of the Club.
Junior Gaels Football Club board members, volunteers, players and members are free to comment via social media in accordance with this policy.
CODE OF ETHICS AND CONDUCT
The Junior Gaels Football Club Code of Conduct is a set of behaviours for people within the organization; it reflects the ideals and values of the Junior Gaels, as well as its commitment to uphold those values as part of what makes the Junior Gaels what it is.
The Junior Gaels Football Club membership (whether paid staff or volunteers) and regardless of their duties and responsibilities, is called upon to conduct themselves with integrity, be fair and honest in our dealings with others, and treat others with respect and dignity. The following is the Junior Gaels Football
Club’s Code of Conduct: