Governance and Operational Policies

Rowan's Law

Concussion Protocol based on Ontario’s Concussion Awareness Resources.

OMS Constitution

The OMS Constitution is our organizational governance. 

Child Safety - Rule of Two Policy

OMS adheres to the Rule of Two for the safe and transparent interactions between a coach and a player

Humidex Policy 

Team practices for U10 and older are held at the discretion of the team coach.

For PMSC Small-Sided games and VUSL House League games:

  • U6, U8:  If the humidex is equal to or greater than 37C - 90 minutes before play, then play shall be cancelled.

  • U10 and U12 only:  If the forecasted humidex is equal to or greater than 37C at 4 pm the day of the game, the game shall be cancelled.

  • U14, U16, U18 only:  If the forecasted humidex is equal to or greater than 40C at 4 pm the day of the game, the game shall be cancelled.

Lightning Policy

The safety of players, coaches, management and spectators is the primary concern in any weather event that occurs during all matches sanctioned by the CSA.

Ultimately, the referee has the final say over delaying or restarting a match due to weather.  Referees are expected to act responsibly when dealing with such events during matches they are controlling.

30/30 RULE: When you see lightning, count the time until you hear thunder. If this time is thirty (30) seconds or less, seek proper shelter. Wait thirty (30) minutes or more after hearing the last thunder before leaving the shelter. If you cannot see the lighting, just hearing the thunder is good backup rule.

 

Emergency Protocols

The following documents relate to emergency procedures and protocols for field and player checks as well as suspected injury and concussion report remove from and return to sport.

 

Play Up Policy

This policy speaks to how we review requests for players to play above their birth date categories

Zero Tolerance 

This policy references the actions to be taken if any unacceptable behaviour occurs towards match officials

Code of Conduct 

This policy references acceptable ethical and inclusive treatment of all players and OMS members

Jersey Policy 

This policy speaks to the protocol for obtaining, returning and penalties for not returning jerseys at end of season