(To be executed by Participants under the age of majority)

WARNING! By signing this document, you will assume certain risk and responsibilities. Please read carefully!

Participant’s Name: ________________________________________

1. This is a binding legal agreement. Clarify any questions or concerns before signing. As a Participant
in activities, programs, classes, services provided and events sponsored or organized by Ontario
Soccer and its affiliated districts, leagues, clubs and teams (collectively the “Organization”) and the
sport of soccer, including but not limited to: games, tournaments, practices, training, personal training,
dry land training, use of strength training and fitness conditioning equipment, machines and facilities,
nutritional and dietary programs, orientational or instructional sessions or lessons, aerobic and
anaerobic conditioning programs (collectively the “Activities”), the undersigned being the Participant
and Participant’s Parent/Guardian (collectively the “Parties”) acknowledges and agrees to the
following terms outlined in this agreement:

2. I am the Parent/Guardian of the Participant and have full legal responsibility for the decisions of the

Description of Risks
3. The Parties understand and acknowledge that:
a) The Activities have foreseeable and unforeseeable inherent risks, hazards and dangers that no
amount of care, caution or expertise can eliminate, including without limitation, the potential for
serious bodily injury, permanent disability, paralysis and loss of life;
b) The Organization may offer or promote online programming (such as webinars, remote
conferences, workshops, and online training) which have different foreseeable and
unforeseeable risks than in-person programming;
c) The Organization has a difficult task to ensure safety and it is not infallible. The Organization
may be unaware of the Participant’s fitness or abilities, may give incomplete warnings or
instructions, may misjudge weather or environmental conditions, and the equipment being used
might malfunction; and
d) The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health
Organization and COVID-19 is extremely contagious. The Organization has put in place
preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, the Organization cannot
guarantee that the Participant will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending the
Activities could increase your risk of contracting COVID-19.

4. The Participant is participating voluntarily in the Activities. In consideration of that participation, the
Parties hereby acknowledge that they are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards and may be
exposed to such risks, dangers and hazards. The risks, dangers and hazards include, but are not
limited to:
a) Contracting COVID-19 or any other contagious disease;
b) Executing strenuous and demanding physical techniques;
c) Vigorous physical exertion, strenuous cardiovascular workouts and rapid movements;
d) Exerting and stretching various muscle groups;
e) The failure to properly use any piece of equipment or from the mechanical failure of any piece of
f) Spinal cord injuries which may render the Participant permanently paralyzed;
g) Serious injury to virtually all bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons and other aspects of the
Participant’s body or to the Participant’s general health and well-being;
h) Abrasions, sprains, strains, fractures, or dislocations;
i) Concussion or other head injuries, including but not limited to, closed head injury or blunt head
j) Physical contact with other participants, spectators, equipment, and hazards;
k) Not wearing appropriate safety or protective equipment, such a helmet;
l) Failure to act safely or within the Participant’s ability or within designated areas;
m) Grass, turf, and other surfaces including bacterial infections and rashes;
n) Collisions with fences, poles, stands, and soccer equipment;
o) Negligence of other persons, including other spectators, participants, or employees;
p) Weather conditions; and
q) Travel to and from competitive events and associated non-competitive events which are an
integral part of the Activities

 We have read and agree to be bound by paragraphs 1 and 4

5. In consideration of the Organization allowing the Participant to participate in the Activities, the
Parties agree:
a) That the Participant’s mental and physical condition is appropriate to participate in the
b) That when the Participant practices or train in his or her own space, the Parties are responsible
for the Participant’s surroundings and the location and equipment that is selected for the
c) To comply with the rules and regulations for participation in the Activities;
d) To comply with the rules of the facility or equipment;
e) That if the Participant observes an unusual significant hazard or risk, the Participant will remove
themselves from participation and bring such to the attention of an Organization representative
f) The risks associated with the Activities are increased when the Participant is impaired and the
Participant agrees not to participate if impaired in any way;
g) That it is their sole responsibility to assess whether any Activities are too difficult for the
Participant. By the Participant commencing an Activity, they acknowledge and accept the
suitability and conditions of the Activity;
h) That they are responsible for the choice of the Participant’s protective equipment and the secure
fitting of the protective equipment;
i) That COVID-19 is contagious in nature and the Participant may be exposed to or infected by
COVID-19 and such exposure may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability or death
and voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks.

6. In consideration of the Organization allowing the Participant to participate, the Parties agree:
a) That the Parties are not relying on any oral or written statements made by the Organization or
their agents, whether in brochure or advertisement or in individual conversations, to agree to be
involved in the Activities; and
b) That the Organization is not responsible or liable for any damage to the Participant’s vehicle,
property, or equipment that may occur as a result of the Activities.

 We have read and agree to be bound by paragraphs 5-6

7. The Parties agree that in the event that they file a lawsuit against the Organization, they agree to do
so solely in the province of Ontario, Canada and they further agree that the substantive law of
Ontario will apply without regard to conflict of law rules.

8. The Parties expressly agree that this Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is
permitted by law and that if any of its provisions are held to be invalid, the balance shall,
notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.

9. The Parties acknowledge that they have read this agreement and understand it, that they have
executed this agreement voluntarily, and that this Agreement is to be binding upon themselves, their
heirs, their spouses, parents, guardians, next of kin, executors, administrators and legal or personal

Name of Participant (print)

Signature of Participant

Date of Birth


Name of Parent or Guardian (print)

Signature of Parent or Guardian