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LAWTON PREDATORS FC (FUTBOL CLUB)

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Developmental Information

Developmental Information

Our Developmental program is for boys and girls age 6 - 19 (6 and under - 19 and under) regardless of experience. The program places an emphasis on skills and sportsmanship in a fun and safe environment for all. The Traveling Recreation teams are for girls and boys (10 and under - 19 and under). All teams use the Predators FC Soccer Complex fields to practice. predators soccer complex field map.pdf
              

What is Recreational Soccer? (Non-Traveling Team)

Recreational league means an intra-club league in which:

  1. The use of tryouts, invitations, recruiting, or any similar process to roster players to any team on the basis of talent or ability is prohibited.
  2. The club administering the league accepts as participants in the league any eligible youths (subject to reasonable terms on registration).
  3. A system of rostering players is used to establish a fair or balanced distribution of playing talent among all teams participating.
  4. League rules require that each player must play at least one-half of each game except for reasons of injury, illness, or discipline.
Recreational team is a team that participates in a recreational league:
  1. Made up of players assigned to a team in a random manner without regard to the ability of the players - as opposed to "travel" soccer where the players are selected to be on a team through some sort of tryout or selection process.
  2. Less competitive than "travel" soccer.
  3. Lower intensity for training and practices.
  4. Less travel, fewer games.
  5. Less skilled players.
  6. Beginning players
  7. Annual or biannual shuffling of players to new teams,
Recreational soccer: Is a soccer program that is primarily devoted to the enjoyment and development of soccer players without the emphasis on travel or high level competition. The purpose of recreational soccer is to provide an opportunity for the participants to have fun, learn the sport and develop life skills including a lifelong love of the game.

Recreational Player - a player who is randomly assigned to a team without regard to his/her abilities and skills.
Recreational Team - Teams formed randomly to play soccer.
Recreational League - Leagues composed of teams formed in a random manner.

 

What is a Recreational Traveling Team?

Traveling Recreational Soccer is a combination of both recreational and competitive or select soccer teams. Traveling recreational teams require no tryouts and are formed on player and family willingness to travel 4 to 5 games per season to the Oklahoma City area, may participate in tournaments and requires a higher level of dedication by both the player and the player's family. Fees are normally higher than the recreational players. These teams are preparing to move up to the competitive or select divisions. Coaches require soccer education, coaching experience and must also hold a coaching license. The Team Managers are responsible for preparing all team documents i.e. medical releases, player passes, collect copies of birth certificates and submit team information. League rules require that each player must play at least one-half of each game except for reasons of injury, illness, or discipline.


What is a Recreational Traveling + Team? 

Recreational Select teams will be formed each season in accordance with the following policy:

A. Recreational Select Teams – Recreational Select teams also referred to as “Rec+”, may be formed for the purpose of playing in the Oklahoma Recreational League as may be desired by the home club, coach, and team. The team’s Head Coach chooses the teams’ roster (some restrictions may apply – see below rules and requirements).

B. Recreational Select/Rec+ Rules and Requirements

1. Rec+ teams may be formed in all age groups.  

2. Rec+ teams participate in recreational soccer. All Recreational Select players are afforded the same Player’s Right to Play as all recreational players. (I.e. All players must participate in at least 50% of the allotted game time each game. The use of tryouts or any similar process to roster players to any team on the basis of talent or ability is prohibited.

  1. a. The following activities are expressly prohibited by OSA:

  2. • Invitation to, or participation of a recreational player in, an activity with a coach and/or team at any OSA sanctioned or governed activity (including team meetings, practice, and training sessions) with the intention of evaluating the player’s talent or ability for consideration of inclusion on a Rec+ team’s roster; other than as permitted below.

  3. • Any activity expressly prohibited by the player’s and/or coach’s home club.

  4. The following activities are not prohibited by OSA:

  1. • Invitation to, or participation of a recreational player in, any activity with a coach and/or team preceded by mutual agreement that the player will be included on the Rec+ team if the player so chooses to join the roster (expressly for the player/parent(s) to evaluate the coach/team in coming to a decision to become a rostered player for the Rec+ team).

  2. • Observation of a player participating at a regular season game, tournament or other public event.

  3. • Observation of a player at a club sponsored training event; with permission of the club.

  4. • Player participation with a team utilizing Club Player Pass in accordance with OSA policy governing such.

    • Participation by, or observation of, a player in any event/league that is not sanctioned or governed by OSA. ***Note: Activities not sanctioned by OSA are excluded from insurance policies provided to OSA members***  

  1. c. Clubs shall publicize these guidelines to all recreational coaches and members via an appropriate and effective means.

  2. 1. Non-compliance with this policy and/or guidelines shall be reported to the RLOC.

  3. 2. Coaches/Teams/Clubs found to be acting in, or condoning, violation of the policy and/or guidelines shall be subject to sanctions as deemed appropriate by the DGDC.  

    3. Submission of Recreational Select teams must be applied for by the team’s Head Coach via submission of a Recreational Select/Rec+ Roster Form to the home club registrar. Players shall not be placed on Recreational Select rosters without a completed player detail and parent/guardian signature on file with their club registrar.

    4. Head Coaches are responsible for submission of a newly completed Recreational Select/Rec+ roster form to the home club registrar each Fall season, and submission of any roster changes each Spring season by the close of the club’s normal registration period.

    5. Clubs may also make the decision to submit a team as Recreational Select for inclusion in a Recreational Select League.

    6. The Recreational Select/Rec+ Form will be available to the home club.

    7. Teams choosing to register as a Recreational Select/Rec+ team for the spring season must place all players returning from the Fall team roster onto the new Rec+ team; unless a player’s parent or guardian requests removal from the team.

    8. Players may be added to a Rec+ roster in the Spring or Fall, so long as the maximum number of players for the applicable age class is not exceeded.

    9. All Recreational Select/Rec+ team names will be followed by a (+) Plus sign. (i.e. New York Red Bulls+)

  4. Clubs can formulate any other rules for Recreational Select/rec+, which fit the needs of the club. A copy of these rules must be presented by the home club to OSA by July 1st of each year. 

  5. Recreational Select teams will be formed each season in accordance with the following policy:

    A. Recreational Select Teams – Recreational Select teams also referred to as “Rec+”, may be formed for the purpose of playing in the Oklahoma Recreational League as may be desired by the home club, coach, and team. The team’s Head Coach chooses the teams’ roster (some restrictions may apply – see below rules and requirements).

    B. Recreational Select/Rec+ Rules and Requirements


    1. Rec+ teams may be formed in all age groups.


    2. Rec+ teams participate in recreational soccer. All Recreational Select players are afforded the same Player’s Right to Play as all recreational players. (I.e. All players must participate in at least 50% of the allotted game time each game. The use of tryouts or any similar process to roster players to any team on the basis of talent or ability is prohibited.


    a. The following activities are expressly prohibited by OSA:

     

  1. • Invitation to, or participation of a recreational player in, an activity with a coach and/or team at any OSA sanctioned or governed activity (including team meetings, practice, and training sessions) with the intention of evaluating the player’s talent or ability for consideration of inclusion on a Rec+ team’s roster; other than as permitted below.


    • Any activity expressly prohibited by the player’s and/or coach’s home club.


    b. The following activities are not prohibited by OSA:

     

  1. • Invitation to, or participation of a recreational player in, any activity with a coach and/or team preceded by mutual agreement that the player will be included on the Rec+ team if the player so chooses to join the roster (expressly for the player/parent(s) to evaluate the coach/team in coming to a decision to become a rostered player for the Rec+ team).

  2. • Observation of a player participating at a regular season game, tournament or other public event.

  3. • Observation of a player at a club sponsored training event; with permission of the club.

  4. • Player participation with a team utilizing Club Player Pass in accordance with OSA policy governing such.

    • Participation by, or observation of, a player in any event/league that is not sanctioned or governed by OSA. ***Note: Activities not sanctioned by OSA are excluded from insurance policies provided to OSA members***

  5. c. Clubs shall publicize these guidelines to all recreational coaches and members via an appropriate and effective means.

  6. 1. Non-compliance with this policy and/or guidelines shall be reported to the RLOC.

  7. 2. Coaches/Teams/Clubs found to be acting in, or condoning, violation of the policy and/or guidelines shall be subject to sanctions as deemed appropriate by the DGDC. 3. Submission of Recreational Select teams must be applied for bythe team’s Head Coach via submission of a Recreational Select/Rec+ Roster Form to the home club registrar. Players shall not be placed on Recreational Select rosters without a completed player detail and parent/guardian signature on file with their club registrar.

  1. 4. Head Coaches are responsible for submission of a newly completed Recreational Select/Rec+ roster form to the home club registrar each Fall season, and submission of any roster changes each Spring season by the close of the club’s normal registration period.

    5. Clubs may also make the decision to submit a team as Recreational Select for inclusion in a Recreational Select League.

    6. The Recreational Select/Rec+ Form will be available to the home club.

    7. Teams choosing to register as a Recreational Select/Rec+ team for the spring season must place all players returning from the Fall team roster onto the new Rec+ team; unless a player’s parent or guardian requests removal from the team.

    8. Players may be added to a Rec+ roster in the Spring or Fall, so long as the maximum number of players for the applicable age class is not exceeded.

    a. All Recreational Select/Rec+ team names will be followed by a (+) Plus sign. (i.e. New York Red Bulls+)

  2. b. Clubs can formulate any other rules for Recreational Select/rec+, which fit the needs of the club. A copy of these rules must be presented by the home club to OSA by July 1st of each year.

    Lawton Predators FC Policy Regarding Player Restricted Play Time For All Recreational Players. 

    As per Predators FC Recreational Policies each player on a recreational team has the right to play at least 50% of every game in which the team participates deems that it shall be the responsibility of each coach to strictly comply with this policy. Notwithstanding this, it is recognized that there are instances in which this right may be restricted.

    This policy permits a coach to deny the player's right to play in one game, or restrict playing time to one quarter of a game; provided that the coach must have established a written disciplinary policy setting forth standards which differentiate between discipline for failure to practice and discipline for unsportsmanlike or violent conduct at practice. Such disciplinary policy must be approved by the Home Club and be published to the team’s players and players’ parent(s)/guardian(s) prior to the commencement of the season. This policy is the standards of conduct shall be uniformly applied, without bias, to all players on a team. In no instance may a coach restrict playing time below one half game in consideration of a player’s ability or skill.

    3. A coach may restrict playing time to a single quarter of one game for three or more absences to practice provided that the reason for such absences are not for attendance at school or church functions. In order to document such absences it is required that each coach note player attendance to practices and be able to provide specific information as to the dates of practices missed. Such restriction must be noted on the game form and the player and player’s parent(s)/guardian(s) must be notified in twenty-four hours advance.

    4. A coach may deny for one game a players right to play for violent or unsportsmanlike conduct at practice. Such restriction must be noted on the game form and the player and player’s parent(s)/guardian(s) must be notified twenty-four hours in advance.

    5. In any situation where the coach believes it is necessary to deny or restrict a player’s playing time, the written approval of a Club Administrator must be obtained in advance of notification to the player.

     


     

 

 



 
 
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