Lakewood Club Licensing Policies (PTSO1) - Under Construction

Our PTSO1 application has been submitted and accepted by SSA. We are awaiting final approval from CSA.

We are in the process of moving all of these policies onto the main "Lakewood Policies" page

9) Club Infrastructure Form

10.1) Code of Conduct and Ethics

10.2) Code of Conduct for Children

10.3) Guidelines for Appropriate/Inappropriate Conduct between Adults/Adolescents and Children

10.4) Policy requiring that any suspicion of child abuse is reported to law enforcement - see 10.2) Code of Conduct for Children

10.5) Policy outlining what to do if you witness inappropriate conduct that is provided to parents, coaches, and team personnel - see 10.2) Code of Conduct for Children

10.6) Provides an environment that supports participant's physical and emotional safety (free of bully, discrimination, etc.)

10.7) Supports the Coaches Association of Canada Responsible Coaching Movement

10.7.1) Rule of Two Policy on which it educates players, parents, coaches, and team personnel

10.7.2) All coaches and team personnel have completed Respect in Sport Activity Leader training

10.7.3) All coaches and team personnel have completed proper Background Screening, including a Criminal Record Check (CRC) with Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) or Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC) within the last 2 years

10.8) Facilities and equipment are safe, well-maintained, and in good condition

Demonstrates active implementation of the Canada Soccer Guide to Safety

Provides an accessible, inclusive, and welcoming soccer environment 

Provides programming that targets underrepresented groups as outlined in the Canada Soccer Guide to Accessibility and Inclusion

11.2) Has programs, partnerships, and/or other mechanisms to reduce barriers to participation

Appreciates diversity to ensure everyone feels safe and that they belong regardless of ability and background

Coaches are culturally sensitive and programs include culturally appropriate activities

Utilizes facilities that are accessible to participants of all abilities and advocates for enhancements to facility accessibility

Demonstrates active implementation of the Canada Soccer Guide to Accessibility and Inclusion

Submits a Club Pathway that demonstrates the following:

  • Alignment to Provincial/Territorial Pathway

  • Alignment to National Player Pathway

  • Submits a Technical Plan that includes the following:

    • Program Descriptions

    • Program alignment to Long Term Player Development stage-appropriate best principles as outlined by Canada Soccer

    • Coach Recruitment, Retention, Development, Assessment, Advancement and Recognition Strategy

Operates a licensed Canada Soccer Skill Centre

Has an identified Technical Lead with clearly defined responsibilities

Technical Lead holds current & valid certification at minimum:

  • Community Stream Workshops for all stages at which the organization provides programming

  • C Licence

  • Making Ethical Decisions Workshop and/or Online Evaluation

  • Respect in Sport Activity Leader Program

  • Children's Licence (2021)

  • PTSO Level TD Diploma (2021)

Coach training and/or certification is aligned to programs operated and Canada Soccer and/or PTSO

Registers all participants with its governing organization(s)

Does not interact with non-member organizations unless approved by governing organization(s)

Has a bank account

Has a minimum of two signing authorities and requires two signatures on all financial transactions

Prepares reviewed or audited financial statements

Has an identified Administrative Lead with clearly defined responsibilities

All full time staff members have completed Respect in the Workplace training

Has a website

Has access to facilities that meet the minimum requirements of the programs that it operates

Is a Member in Good Standing with its governing organization(s)

Is a legal entity

Is compliant with the by-laws, policies, and directives of its governing organization(s)

Works in harmony, aligning values and operations, with its governing organization(s)

Aligns with SSA Freedom of Movement policy

Is compliant with all applicable requirements of governments (e.g., nonprofit statutes) and regulatory bodies (provincial sport regulators) within whose jurisdiction it operates

Holds an Annual General Meeting

Submits Letters of Incorporation and By-Laws

Has a board of directors that is responsible for the affairs of the organization and:

  • Annually registers board members with SSA

  • All board members have completed Respect in the Workplace training

  • All new board members complete SSA board orientation

  • Selects, compensates, and provides oversight of the Administrative Lead

Have policies and processes that meet SSA & Canada Soccer administration of formal complaints and appeals



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