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I, the undersigned, in consideration for my voluntary participation in organized soccer, do hereby willfully acknowledge that my signature below attests to my understanding and agreement that: My player status will be kept in good standing.  I will not compromise myself in such a way as to do harm to NJ Copa FC and FC Copa Academy, knowing that players may be dismissed from participation, with possible loss of payment or dues, for violent conduct or unsportsmanlike behavior on or off the field of play. I agree to pay for any and all damages to any property or indemnities caused by me willfully, negligently, or otherwise.  Soccer is a physical, contact, sport that involves the risk of injury.  I assume all risks and hazards associated with my participation in the sport.  I am in proper physical condition to participate in soccer practices and games and have no illness, disease or existing injury or physical defect that would be aggravated by my participation. I will inform the coach or supervisor if this status changes.  I further acknowledge that this risk may involve loss or damage to me or my property, including the risk of death, or other unforeseen consequences, including those which may be due to the unavailability of immediate emergency medical care.  I will wear shin guards, properly-fitted and appropriate shoes, and other protective equipment (e.g., mouth-pieces), as provided by soccer rules, to all events.  NJ Copa FC and FC Copa Academy do not have personal injury insurance that covers my participation.  Therefore, I should have a current, active, personal injury insurance policy in force, which covers my participation.  Under any condition, I am responsible for any and all medical expenses arising from my participation, both in practices and games and while traveling to and from these events.  I have the right and responsibility to inspect the equipment and facilities prior to events and, if I believe that anything may be unsafe, I will advise the coach or supervisor of the condition and may refuse to participate. Participation assumes consent.  I authorize my photograph, picture or likeness, and voice to appear in any documentary, promotion (including advertising), social media, website, television, video, or radio coverage of NJ Copa FC and FC Copa Academy, without compensation.  I authorize that an unaltered copy of this form may be generated and given to the officers or directors of other organizations in order to allow my participation in their soccer programs, if the form is required and I have requested to participate.  I hereby release, waive liability, discharge, hold harmless, indemnify, and covenant not to sue, the United States Soccer Federation, United Soccer League, United Women’s Soccer, United States Adult Soccer Association, US Youth Soccer, US Club Soccer, New Jersey Youth Soccer, US Futsal, NJ Copa FC, FC Copa Academy, the facility used by NJ Copa FC and FC Copa Academy, their associated directors, administrators, officers, managers, employees, coaches, trainers, volunteers, sponsors and advertisers, and other agents, estates or executors, from any and all liability incurred in the conduct of, and my participation in, their soccer programs. This includes owners, lessors, and lessees of premises, municipalities, government agencies, successors, heirs, and assigns. I have completely read this document and fully understand its contents. I acknowledge that I have given up substantial rights by accepting this document and that I do so voluntarily.  Checking the box below attests to this on behalf of myself and my executors, personal representatives, administrators, heirs, next-of-kin, successors, and assigns.


I am aware there are risks to me of exposure to directly or indirectly arising out of, contributed to, by, or resulting from an outbreak of any and all communicable disease, including but not limited to, the virus “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)”, which is responsible for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and/or any mutation or variation thereof. I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS NJ YOUTH SOCCER, SAINT JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL AND FUTBOL CLUB COPA, its officers, officials, agents and/or employees, other participants, governing bodies, sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event (RELEASEES), from any and all claims, demands, losses, and liability arising out of or related to any ILLNESS, INJURY, DISABILITY OR DEATH I may suffer, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.  


I shall follow COVID safety protocols for the health and safety of all participants, including but not limited to staying home if; I have tested positive for COVID-19, feel ill and/or exhibiting any symptoms of COVID.  I shall conduct a temperature check prior to departure from home for any events, and should a temperature of +99 degrees F be registered, the participant shall remain home.  Furthermore, if anybody in the participant’s household has a fever (100.0F) in the past 48 hours, the participant shall remain home.  If I have traveled out of the State of NJ, I shall follow all relevant quarantine protocols.


I understand that an electronic signature has the same legal effect and can be enforced in the same way as a written signature. By checking the "I Accept" box and typing my name below, I am electronically signing the Participation Waiver.

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