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VSC Communication – Glenshields and Vaughan Soccer

Dear Coaches, Managers, Players and Parents,

As an OPDL License holder, Ontario Soccer have encouraged bigger clubs to form affiliations with smaller clubs in their area to enable better pathways of development for the individual player. Although a very successful club, Glenshields Soccer Club have been tentatively affiliated with Vaughan Soccer Club for the last 12 months. However, the impact on player development and their experience, (particularly in their Grassroots Program 8-12 yrs. old), the board of directors from both clubs have decided to make the affiliation more official in the best interests of the player.

This affiliation will not affect the VSC membership at all. The idea is for the Glenshields Grassroots program to integrate with the VSC Grassroots program. The numbers making the journey across to VSC are limited but will enable us to broaden our base and give all players an opportunity to play at the right level for their ability, hence ensuring appropriate player development.

Furthermore, Glenshields will continue to run Competitive programs for boys and girls from age U13 upwards and Recreation programs for all age groups.

Therefore, Vaughan Soccer welcomes the players and parents from Glenshields and look forward to a positive partnership for both clubs.

2018 ANTI-BULLYING AND SOCIAL MEDIA AWARENESS WORKSHOP

Vaughan Soccer Club wants to thank all our members who recently attended our 2 Anti Bullying & Cyber Bullying sessions delivered by Paige Backman for the second year in a row. This year, VSC decided to go with 2 age appropriate delivery based sessions. One session was geared for U7 to U12 and a 2nd session for U13 to U18. Thank you to Paige Backman for another amazing workshop / seminar 2nd of our 3 series part on Anti-Bullying to our athletes and parents.

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Anti-Bullying and Social Media Awareness Workshop Guest Speaker

Paige Backman, a partner at Aird & Berlis LLP and the Co-Chair of the firm's global Sports & Media, Privacy & Data Security and Technology Groups. She represents and works with international, national and domestic sports organizations on various matters, including cyber bullying, investigations and disciplinary matters. She is a director of the Knowledge Flow Cyber Safety Foundation and recently appeared before the House of Commons Special Committee advocating for enhanced protection of minors’ privacy. Paige has sat on or been advisor to the Board of Directors of a number of national and international sports organizations, including chairing their Business and Risk Committees and Governance Committees. Paige is also a former Canadian National Team athlete herself, will be addressing the issue of social media and the risks and consequences of it for athletes. She will also discuss cyber bullying and how to deal with it.‎ 

Vaughan Soccer REP/Competitive players, Coaching, Administrative team staff and parents are encouraged to learn more about bullying and its effect on players learning and well-being.

Vaughan Soccer Codes of Conduct: 

Coach and Manager|Players|Parent/Guardian|Match Official|Board of Director

Mandatory attendance for the ANTI-BULLYING AND SOCIAL MEDIA AWARENESS WORKSHOP coming up

Important notice from Vaughan Soccer Club President's Office: There is a mandatory Anti-Bullying and Social Media Awareness workshop being held for all VSC REP/Competitive players ages U8 to U18 next Thursday May 18, 2017. ALL PLAYERS MUST ATTEND. 

Anti-Bullying and Social Media Awareness Workshop:
Date: Scheduled on May 18, 201 at 7:30pm
Location: Riviera Parc ‎located at 2800 Hwy 7, Concord, ON L4K 1W8 [Creditstone and HWY 7] - Map 

Special guest speaker: Paige Backman, a partner at Aird & Berlis LLP and the Co-Chair of the firm's global Sports & Media, Privacy & Data Security and Technology Groups. She represents and works with international, national and domestic sports organizations on various matters, including cyber bullying, investigations and disciplinary matters. She is a director of the Knowledge Flow Cyber Safety Foundation and recently appeared before the House of Commons Special Committee advocating for enhanced protection of minors’ privacy. Paige has sat on or been advisor to the Board of Directors of a number of national and international sports organizations, including chairing their Business and Risk Committees and Governance Committees. Paige is also a former Canadian National Team athlete herself, will be addressing the issue of social media and the risks and consequences of it for athletes. She will also discuss cyber bullying and how to deal with it.‎ 

Vaughan Soccer REP/Competitive players, Coaching, Administrative team staff and parents are encouraged to learn more about bullying and its effect on players learning and well-being.

Vaughan Soccer Codes of Conduct: 

Coach and Manager|Players|Parent/Guardian|Match Official|Board of Director

VSC Statement – May 5, 2017

 The Vaughan Soccer Club is continuing with its investigation of the troubling incident that took place recently when one of our rep teams was in Italy for a tournament and would like to provide an update to our parent community and the rest of the soccer community on where things stand at the moment.

We continue to treat this incident with the utmost seriousness and are determined that the appropriate measures are taken to discipline those involved and ensure this never happens again moving forward.

Some measures have already been taken, and others are being looked at.

The Club has made the decision to refer the matter of discipline to a third party, independent chair that will be meeting shortly to determine the appropriate penalty for those directly involved.

The Club has also brought in a professional sports psychologist who has already met with the team and the coaching staff and will be continuing to work with the kids in the coming weeks. And we are in the process of further education around our anti-bullying and social media protocols to all our members.

We are determined to put this incident behind us and make sure that our Club, our kids, and the rest of our soccer community have the tools to move forward in a culture of respect for one another, our fellow players and our Club as a whole.

Click here for PDF version of Vaughan Soccer Club's Statement - May 5, 2017


VSC Statement - April 25, 2017

The Vaughan Soccer Club has taken immediate steps to discipline those involved in a troubling incident that began as roughhousing and escalated into a situation that quickly got out of hand.

The incident took place recently while the team was in Italy for a tournament and the team involved has been temporarily suspended.

All of the players’ parents accompanied the team and the trip was chaperoned by coaches and all necessary steps were taken to protect the wellbeing of the kids. The incident only came to light after a video surfaced showing what can only be described as unacceptable behaviour.

Our club is moving swiftly to take other disciplinary steps and would like to reassure all of our players, parents and the rest of our soccer community that there is no room for this sort of conduct.

“The Vaughan Soccer Club has a very strict code of conduct in place to ensure these sorts of incidents never happen,” says Pat Di Rauso, Executive Vice President of the Vaughan Soccer Club. “We want to send a very clear message to all involved that this is absolutely unacceptable behaviour and we intend to deal with this is the firmest possible way. We have over 5,500 kids and adults taking part in our programs, and in our 35 year history have never seen anything like this. We put our players and their safety above all else and are conducting a thorough review of what happened and will be communicating the outcome of that review shortly.”

Click here for PDF version of Vaughan Soccer Club's Statement - April 25th. 2017

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