Soccer Shots Waiver and Release
WAIVER & RELEASE:
Agreement to Participate in Soccer Shots
Participation in all sports can be inherently dangerous and it is impossible to ensure the safety of all participating individuals. Soccer demands cardiovascular fitness, coordination, and agility. Although many risks can be avoided, I understand that not all risks can be and release Soccer Shots from responsibility for any injury that my child might incur during the course of normal play. I further understand that in the event of a medical emergency, Soccer Shots will call EMS to render assistance and that I will be financially responsible for any expenses involved.
While playing soccer, accidents do happen. Some of these accidents may be minor like collisions with other players, collisions with the ground, and being struck by the ball. Other accidents may be more significant like collisions with the goalposts. Other injuries may also include:
- minor injuries like scrapes, bruises, strains, blisters, and sprains;
- more serious injuries liken broken bones, concussions, muscle tears, and ligament tears;
- catastrophic injuries like heat stroke, cardiac arrest, and death
To reduce the risk of injury, participants are expected to abide by the following rules:
- all participants are expected to be physically fit before Soccer Shots begins
- all players must adhere to the rules of soccer, thus creating a safe playing environment
The above-mentioned participant agrees to follow the preceding safety rules, all posted safety rules, and all rules common to the sport of soccer. Further, the above-mentioned participant agrees to report any unsafe practices, conditions, or equipment to the Soccer Shots instructor.
I certify that the above-mentioned participant 1) possesses a sufficient degree of physical fitness to safely participate in soccer, 2) understands that he/she is to discontinue activity at any time he/she feels undue discomfort or stress, and 3) has indicated in the "Special Needs" section any health-related conditions that might affect his/her ability to play soccer and he/she will verbally inform the Soccer Shots instructor immediately.
I have read the preceding information and it has been explained to me. I know, understand, and appreciate the risks associated with participation in soccer and I am voluntarily participating the above-mentioned participant in the activity. In doing so, the above-mentioned participant is assuming all of the inherent risks of the sport. I further understand that in the event of a medical emergency, Soccer Shots will call EMS to render assistance and that I will be financially responsible for any expenses involved.
I do hereby consent and agree that Soccer Shots has the right to take photographs and video of my child during Soccer Shots sessions. These photos and video may be used on the company website (www.soccershots.org), company Facebook pages, and promotional material without compensation. I understand that my child's name and identity will not be revealed. If you would prefer we not take photographs or video your child, please notify us via e-mail.
Waiver of Liability: In consideration of being permitted to play soccer, on behalf of myself, my family, my heirs, and my assigns, I hereby release Soccer Shots, its agents, and its employees from liability for injury, loss, or death to the above-mentioned participant while using any facility or equipment or in any way associated with participating in the activity of soccer now or in the future, resulting from the ordinary negligence of Soccer Shots, its agents and employees.