Waiver: By Joining Bergen FC (Football Community) and anytime you RSVP Yes to a meetup event, you certify that you are 18 or older and have no known medical or other conditions that could interfere with your participation in meetup activities. You also understand and accept that the practice of soccer, both indoor and outdoor, involve certain risks of physical injury. You also understand you may be exposed to risks that include, but are not limited to, the dangers of serious personal injury, property damage, and death (“Injuries and Damages”). Therefore, you, individually, hereby release and discharge, Bergen FC Organizers, Co-organizers, assistant organizers, group members, and Bergen County municipalities from any and all claims, actions, damages, losses, liabilities, physical and emotional injury, costs and expenses of any kind whatsoever, including but not limited to any claims of negligence, arising out of, resulting from, by reason of, or in connection with your participation in any of Bergen FC (Football Community) group programs or activities.
Media: Bergen FC (Football Community) Meetup Organizer, Co-Organizers, and Assistant organizers reserve the right to take and utilize photographs, video, or any type of recording of participating group members while engaged in our or associated activities. By Joining the group and anytime you RSVP Yes to an event you consent to Bergen FC (Football Community) using any photograph, video, or recording of you, for advertising, promotional, or related purposes, and waive all rights to compensation and other rights which may arise as a result.
Basic game rules: This is a friendly soccer pick up group. 22-24 players are eligible to rsvp for each game. A maximum of 12 vs 12 players on the field. Fair play is highly valued, so respect the call on the field, no arguments or you will be given a warning. Only the goalie calls the offside, it may not be perfect but please respect the call. No slide tackles are permitted at any time to avoid the risk of injury. Fouls inside the penalty box will be taken outside the box. If we have a referee, a foul inside the penalty box will be called a penalty.
Activity: Members that join but never participate in games may be removed from the group after 2 months of inactivity.
No Shows: If you RSVP to an event and don't show up, you will be marked as a "No show". If you reach out to me explaining why you couldn't make it I will give you a warning. If you don't reach out I will ban you a game and give you a warning. A second offense will get you banned 2 games and you will be required to pay a $5 fee. A third offense will get you removed from the group for a specific time set by the organizer.
Late Drops: You should do your best and drop by 8 PM if you can't make it to an event the day before. I know thing change at times and this is understood, but please send me a text so I know and can organize the team with time. If there is a pattern and a player keeps dropping late (after 12am), you will be given a warning. If the pattern continues you may lose spots for future games as players onb the waitlist will be prioritized.