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WHYSA By-Laws

West Hartford Youth Soccer Association Incorporated

Amended and Restated By-Laws

 

As of May 2, 2017

 

ARTICLE I - Name and Location

Section 1:     The name of this corporation shall be the West Hartford Youth Soccer Association, Incorporated, hereinafter referred to as the League.

Section 2:     The location of this organization shall be the Town of West Hartford, Connecticut.

ARTICLE II - Objective

Section 1:    The objective of the League is to instill in the youth of the town principles of good citizenship, good sportsmanship and teamwork, through knowledge of and association with the sport of soccer.

ARTICLE III - Board of Directors

Section 1:    The Board of Directors shall be composed of the following directorships:

(l)    President of the League

(2)    Executive Vice President

(3)    Treasurer

(4)    Equipment Supervisor

(5)     Senior Division Supervisor

(6)    Junior Division Supervisor

(7)    Fall & Spring Mites Division Supervisor

(8)    Fall & Spring Training Division Supervisor

(9)Travel Division Supervisor

(10)Supervisor of Refereeing

(11)Immediate Past President of the League

(with voting rights for one year)

(12)    Corporation Secretary

(13)    Publicist

(14)    Webmaster

(15)   Director of Coaching

 

    An individual may hold more than one directorship, but no individual is entitled to more than one vote.

Section 2:    Quorum - A quorum for the transaction of business shall consist of at least eight (8) members of the Board, and either the President or the Executive Vice-President must be present.  The Board may act at all times by a simple majority vote of the quorum, except as described in Article X pertaining to Amendments.

Section 3:    The Board of Directors shall be responsible for the policies of the League, the team organization, and the playing rules.

Section 4:    The Board of Directors will have the power to discipline, dismiss or suspend any coach or Director whose action is detrimental to the League objectives as outlined in Article II.

Section 5:    Executive Committee - The President, Executive Vice-President, Treasurer, Equipment Supervisor, the Division Supervisors and Corporation Secretary shall comprise the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. The Executive Committee is empowered to act by majority vote on behalf of the League between Board meetings and its decisions shall be binding unless overridden by a vote of the Board of Directors at the next League meeting.

Section 6:    Standing Committees - The Board of Directors may establish standing committees of the Board to take primary administrative responsibility for specific League functions and activities.

Section 7:    The Immediate Past President of the League shall serve a 1-year term as a full voting member on the Board of Directors immediately upon expiration of his/her term as President.  During this period, his/her duties will include assisting the current League President, acting as advisor to the Board and undertaking any role the Board or current League President shall offer.  At the end of this 1-year term, the Immediate Past President shall continue as a member on the Board of Directors with the title of Past President Emeritus but shall have no further voting privileges in any matter coming before the League.

 

ARTICLE IV - Officers

Section 1:    The officers of the League shall be as follows:

 

     (l)    President

     (2)    Executive Vice-President

    (3)    Treasurer

    (4)    Fields Supervisor

    (5)    Equipment Supervisor

    (6)    Senior Division Supervisor

    (7)    Junior Division Supervisor

    (8)    Fall & Spring Mites Division Supervisor

 (9)   Fall & Spring Training Division Supervisor

(10)      Travel Division Supervisor

(11)      Supervisor of Refereeing

(12)      Referee Coordinator

(13)      Corporation Secretary

(14)  Administrator

(15)      Publicist

(16)  Webmaster

(17)  Director of Coaching

 

Section 2:    The duties of the officers shall be as follows:

 

(1)

President

The President shall call and conduct all meetings according to the By-Laws. He/she shall be the executive officer in charge of carrying out policies approved by the Board of Directors. He/she shall vote only in event of a tie by the Board of Directors.

 

(2)

Executive

Vice President

The Executive Vice President shall assist the President as Directed and shall have full powers in the absence of the President.  He/she shall assist the Division Supervisors in the preparation and distribution of League schedules, roster determination, and the Calendar of Events and Coaches Handbook.

 

 

(3)

Treasurer

The Treasurer shall be in charge of the deposit and distribution of all League funds. The Treasurer shall make an annual budget in January of each year and be prepared to render reports at all League meetings. He/she shall maintain the financial records of the League, arrange for the payment of referees and shall procure all necessary insurance coverage.  The President shall be a signatory on all accounts maintained by the League.

 

 

(4)

Fields

Supervisor

The Fields Supervisor shall be responsible for field assignments and coordinate fields with the West Hartford Department of Leisure Services.

 

 

(5)

Equipment Supervisor

The Equipment Supervisor shall be responsible for the procurement and maintenance of all Recreational League equipment (uniforms, etc.). No purchase will be allowed without his/her authorization.

 

 

(6)

(7)

(8) (9) (10)

 

All Division Supervisors

All Supervisors will have full responsibility for activities in the respective Divisions.  Subject to these By-Laws and to the Rules of CJSA, as applicable, they will direct such activities as schedule preparation, practice schedule, coaching clinics, player evaluation, registration for their respective divisions, the annual draft, tryouts and post season events, and they shall act as the responsible League official at fields where games are played. They shall report on the activities of their Division at each meeting of the Board of Directors.  A separate meeting of the Coaches in each division shall be held at least once every calendar year prior to the start of the season.  If the Senior Division Supervisor is also serving as a Senior Division Coach, the duties of such individual as Senior Division Supervisor shall specifically exclude the distribution of players to Senior Division teams.  The distribution of such players shall be made by an individual chosen by the President.

 

(11)

Supervisor of Refereeing

The Supervisor of Refereeing shall be responsible for the training and oversight of officials. He/she shall work with the President in matters concerning Referees; shall arrange Referee clinics as necessary, and advise on all changes to the rules of the game.

 

 

(12)

Referee

Coordinator

 

The Referee Coordinator is responsible for finding enough referees to adequately officiate the games, scheduling referees for all recreational games and finding qualified replacements for any cancellations. The Board position of Referee Coordinator is eliminated.

 

(13)

Corporation

Secretary

The Corporation Secretary shall support and advise League officials in WHYSA related legal matters, be they concerning individuals or the Corporation, and assist in running league meetings according to Roberts Rules.

 

(14)

Administrator

The Administrator shall be responsible for:  Maintenance of Database for Players, Officials & Referees.  Regular mail pick-up and database entry; Record keeping support for Association Treasurer; Refunds for recreational/travel players; Compliance with Connecticut Junior Soccer Association (CJSA) insurance rules regarding transmission of player and coach information; Support of League; Publication of Alphabetical lists of players; Design, Publication and Distribution of required forms through mailings; Publication of Board meeting minutes; Mailing services; Assistance to the Web-Administrator of the West Hartford Soccer website.

 

(15)

Publicist

The Publicist shall be responsible for all press and media coverage and advertisement of League activities and shall maintain current standings for all Divisions.

 

(16)

 

 

(17)

Webmaster



 

Director of

Coaching

The Webmaster is in charge of the design of the WHYSA website along with the creation and maintenance of the web pages comprising it.  In addition, the Webmaster is also responsible for monitoring website activity as well as conveying questions and comments from users of the site to the appropriate parties.  

 

There shall be established a Board position of Director of Coaching. This individual shall be responsible for the training and conduct of all coaches, recreational and travel, and shall assist the full Board in disciplining coaches who have displayed conduct inconsistent with, and/or detrimental to, the goals and objectives of WHYSA youth soccer.

               
 

 

ARTICLE V - Election of Officers and Directors

Section 1:     The President shall appoint a nominating committee of three members from the Board of Directors to prepare a slate of officers and directors to be presented for election at the Annual Meeting.  The Slate should be presented to the Board at least thirty days (30) prior to said meeting.

Section 2:     Directors and Officers of the League shall be elected by a majority of the incumbent Board at the Annual Meeting.

Section 3:     If any Directorship is left vacant, the remaining members of the Board may fill the unexpired term.

Section 4:     Any qualified individual shall be eligible for nomination as an officer.

Section 5:    The President and Vice-President positions shall be subject to term limits as follows: The President is only eligible to serve an initial 3-year term and a second 2-year term. Two Vice-Presidents shall be elected, each serving one 3-year term, but the terms shall be staggered by one year so that both Vice-Presidents do not leave the Board in the same year. A President –Elect shall be elected at the beginning of the current President’s last year in office, in order to provide training and mentoring to the President-Elect.

ARTICLE VI - Meetings

Section 1:     The Annual General Meeting shall be held during the month of April.  A Board Meeting will be held during the last two weeks of January.  Regular General Meetings shall be held in September and at such other times as determined by the Executive Committee. Special General Meetings and Board of Directors Meetings may be called at the request of the President or upon the written request of three (3) members of the Board.  Special meetings that are called shall be held as soon as practicable, but no later than ten (10) calendar days from the date of said request.

Section 2:     All General meetings shall be open to the general public, but only members of the Board may vote (except as provided in Section 3 below).

Section 3:     All meetings will be conducted according to Roberts Rules of Order.

Section 4:    No meetings will be held without prior notice to all members of the Board.


 

ARTICLE VII - League Personnel

Section 1:    Players -To participate in the League's recreational program a player must meet the following requirements.  Participation in the Travel program is subject to the eligibility rules of CJSA.

    (l)    Except as provided in Article XI, Section 11(3) be a resident of West Hartford or attend a West Hartford school at the start of said season  (unless he/she is the child of an active coach and his/her eligibility is approved by a majority of the Head Coaches in the Division);

    (2)    Have written permission from a parent or legal guardian;

    (3)    Meet the age requirements as stated under the Rules in Article VIII of these Bylaws.  All training division players and players in other divisions who are new to the League must provide a copy of a birth certificate, passport or other proof of age recognized by law with their registration form.  Such players will not be considered registered, and a player will not be permitted to practice with or play for a team until the League Administrator has received the completed registration form and proof of age.

    (4)    Register with the League by completing the prescribed form and having the form and payment received by the League Administrator; and

    (5)    Is not a seasonal member of a High School soccer team;

    (6)    Is not playing on a Travel team during that season

    (7)    Conform to any other rules which the Board may see fit to establish regarding eligibility, so long as such rules do not conflict with the requirements of CJSA.

Section 2:    Coaches - All coaching personnel as described in Article IX of these By-Laws.

Section 3:    Referees - All referees serving the League in that capacity.

Section 4:     The Board of Directors shall have the authority, by vote of the majority, to suspend any player, coach, or referee whose conduct is considered detrimental to the best interests of the program.

Section 5:     The Board of Directors shall have the authority to act in cases of serious misconduct by any player, coach or referee. It shall have the authority to suspend or expel any player, coach or referee for a violation of these By-Laws, including the Playing Rules.

Section 6:     The use of all tobacco and alcohol products by coaches, officials, players, and spectators is prohibited at any time at all soccer field locations.

Section 7:    Except as otherwise provided under CJSA rules, no elected member of the Board of Directors, Recreational Head Coaches or Recreational Assistant Coaches shall be compensated for performing the duties of the position for which they were elected.

            ARTICLE VIII - Organization

Section 1:    This League program will consist of recreational teams for boys and girls (coed) age six (6) through fourteen (14); and travel and premier teams pursuant to CJSA age divisions and rules. The playing age of any player shall be his/her age as of December 31 of the year of the current soccer season or as otherwise provided in the CJSA Rules.

Section 2:    The League will consist of five (5) Divisions as follows:

    (1)    Training Division - Six (6) and seven (7) year old coed;

    (2)    Mites Division - Eight (8) and nine (9) year old coed;

    (3)    Junior Division –Ten (10) and eleven (11) year old coed;

    (4)    Senior Division –Twelve (12) through fourteen (14) year old coed;

    (5)    Travel Division - U-9 through U-19

    Any son or daughter of a head coach shall be eligible to play in the Junior Division at the age of nine (9).

 

Section 3:    The Board of Directors shall, where feasible, organize fall, and spring/summer teams for each Division at all age levels.

Section 4:    Each Travel and Premier Team shall be run by a Head Coach and/or Manager; shall be financially self supporting; and shall maintain its own fee structure and bank account.  The name of the WHYSA President and/or the Travel Division Supervisor shall be shown on this account and, in the event that the team is disbanded, any balance will be returned to the parents or deposited in the League's Travel Division account.

ARTICLE IX - Coaching Personnel

Section 1:     Each team shall be supervised by one Head Coach and such assistant coaches as the Head Coach shall determine. The Head Coach shall be appointed by the Board of Directors and shall be subject to annual review. Each Head Coach shall select his assistants subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. Such coaching personnel shall be selected on the basis of the following qualities:

    (l)    good character, temperament and judgment;

    (2)    ability to work with youth in the six (6) to eighteen (18) year old age group;

    (3)    a reasonable knowledge of the game of soccer;

    (4)    a willingness to conform to these By-Laws, the Coaching By-Laws and the League         goals; and

    (5)    have on file a current disclosure form prior to assuming duties as Head Coach or Assistant Coach.

Section 2:    Each Head Coach shall be responsible for the actions of his assistants, players and parents. The Head Coach may release any assistant who is not acting in the best interests of the program. Such released personnel shall have the right to a hearing before the Board of Directors if they so desire.

Section 3:    Each Head Coach of the Mites and Junior Divisions shall be responsible for completing all annual evaluation forms and all Head Coaches shall be responsible for completing equipment forms and for coordinating fund raising activities by his/her players.

Section 4:    Each coach of the Recreation Division shall be responsible to notify his/her respective Supervisor of any withdrawn player as soon as reasonably possible.

Section 5:    At the end of their fall season, each Junior Division Head Coach shall be responsible for providing to the Junior Division Supervisor, player evaluations for every player on his/her team eligible to participate in the Senior Division the following fall season. The Junior Division Coach shall evaluate each such player on each of the following qualities using a ten (10)-point rating scale:

Ball handling skill

Kicking and shooting skills

Speed

Endurance

Coachability

Attitude

In addition, each Junior Division Head Coach shall provide the Junior Division Supervisor with the name, age, height, weight, position(s) played and the medical/physical limitations (if known) of each player being evaluated. The Junior Division Supervisor shall convey all such player rating information to the Senior Division Supervisor no later that one (1) week prior to the Senior Division Draft.

ARTICLE X - Amendments

Section 1:    Proposed changes in the By-Laws, the Coaching By-Laws, or in League Rules must be presented in writing to an officer and incorporated in the notice of meeting which is sent to all members of the Board of Directors. The By-Laws, Coaching By-Laws or League Rules, or any section thereof, may be amended or repealed by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors following written notice of the proposed change (provided a quorum is present).

 

ARTICLE XI - League Rules

Section 1:    Each season the Recreational Supervisors for that season shall submit a proposed playing schedule to the Board of Directors for approval prior to the start of the season.  

Section 2:    The basic playing rules for the all Divisions shall conform to those of CJSA.

Section 3:    Teams in the Mites, Spring, Junior and Senior Divisions shall be allowed to carry over to the following year any eligible player who:

    (l)    participated actively in at least one (l) League game for said team during the immediate past season;

    (2)    continues to meet the age requirements for their Division; and

    (3)     has registered by the deadline stated in the application form.

Section 4:    In all Recreational Divisions, brothers, sisters of players and sons/daughters of Head Coaches shall be assigned to teams in the following manner:

(1)        A newly admitted player who has a sibling already on a team in said Division shall be assigned to that team if he/she so desires. However, in the Senior Division, the team to which such player is assigned will lose a draft selection in the round in which such child would have been chosen had he or she been selected in the Senior Division Draft. The determination of the loss of such draft selection shall be made by the Senior Division Supervisor, subject to approval of a majority of the Senior Division Head Coaches in attendance at the Senior Division Draft.

(2)        Children of Recreational Head Coaches - A newly admitted child of the Head Coach will be assigned to the team of said Head Coach unless otherwise requested by said child. However, in the Senior Division, such team will lose a draft selection in accordance with the same procedure as described in Article XI, Sections 4(1) above. This rule shall apply to all Senior Division teams regardless of the number of assigned players at the time of the draft.

(3)        Adults - Persons wishing to be Assistant Coaches in the Recreational Program with children eligible for league play must have their child drafted by a team prior to being nominated for an assistant coaching position. The Board of Directors must make prior approval of any exception to this policy.

Section 5:     Teams other than in the Travel Division may not meet as a team more than four (4) times per week.  Weeks are defined as Monday to the following Sunday (i.e., 1 game + 3 practices = 4 meetings or 2 games + 2 practices = 4 meetings).  Practices should be limited to two (2) hours maximum. This rule applies throughout the playoffs and championship games. No practices may be held before the League's insurance coverage is in effect.

Section 6:    Game Protests –

    Protests involving the Laws of the Game

    In keeping with the stated purpose of the League, decisions based upon the judgment of the Referees shall be final. No protest shall be allowed except where there is a misinterpretation or misapplication of the Laws of the Game. Any protest must be submitted in writing within 48 hours of the conclusion of the game in question to the League President who will present the protest to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. Each case will be considered on its merits. The complainant and respondent may appeal the decision of the Executive Committee to the full Board of Directors at its next scheduled meeting. If the protest is found to be a matter of misinterpretation or misapplication of the rules, the Committee or Board will decide by majority vote whether the result of the game should stand, be reversed, be considered a tie, or the game should be replayed. The Head Coaches of the contested game shall not vote on this issue.

    Other Protests:

    All other game protests not pertaining to a misinterpretation or misapplication of the Laws of the Game must be submitted in writing within 48 hours of the conclusion of the game in question to the League President who will present the protest to the Board of Directors for consideration and resolution.  The Board will decide by majority vote whether the result of the game should stand, be reversed, be considered a tie, or if the game should be replayed.   The Head coaches of the contested game shall not vote on this issue.

Section 7:    Equipment - The League will furnish each player in the Recreational Divisions with a shirt, shorts and socks. The League will provide each Head Coach with practice equipment such as bags, balls, cones and flags as it deems necessary and appropriate to meet the needs of the team.  The Head Coach of each team is responsible for seeing that all equipment is accounted for, and is returned either to his successor Head Coach, or if one has not been named, to the Equipment Supervisor.  With the approval of the Head Coach and Equipment Supervisor, equipment for Spring teams may be borrowed from Fall recreational teams and shall be returned in good condition, normal wear and tear excepted. All equipment ordered for use by a Travel Team shall be paid for by Travel Player fees and registration.

Section 8:    Items such as soccer shoes and shin guards will not be supplied by the League. Each child is responsible for obtaining such equipment. Soccer shoes shall conform to the specifications in the Playing Rules.

Section 9:    Assigning Players to Team and Drafting Order - Senior Division:

(1)     The Senior Division Supervisor shall be responsible for conducting the draft of players. Not less than one (1) week prior to the Senior Division Draft, the Senior Division Supervisor shall compile (or cause to be compiled) and send to each Senior Division Coach, a list of all officially registered players who, as of that date, have been assigned to existing Senior Division teams in accordance with Article XI, Sections 3 and 4 of these Bylaws.

(a) For the purposes of this Section, ‘assigned’ shall henceforth mean ‘officially placed on a team roster in accordance with Article XI, Section 3 and 4 of these Bylaws.

(2)     At the same time, the Senior Division Supervisor shall make available to each Senior Division Coach, a list of registered draft-eligible players giving the age, height, weight and medical/physical limitations (if any) of each and if available, the rating information of each as provided in accordance with Article IX, Section 4 of these Bylaws. Player ratings from any other source shall not be allowed.

(a) It shall be the responsibility of the Senior Division Supervisor to insure that all teams are of equal size at the completion of the draft. To achieve this, the Senior Division Supervisor shall:

i.  establish a target team size for all teams participating in the draft not to exceed the maximum team size as specified in Article XI, Section 12(1) of these Bylaws.

ii.  determine the exact number of individuals to appoint to the list draft-eligible players by multiplying the established target team size by the number of teams participating in the draft and subtracting from this, the total number of players already assigned to all teams participating in the draft.

(3)     The Senior Division Draft shall be conducted in two Phases, to be run consecutively, in accordance to the following rules:

(a)    In both Phase I and Phase II of the draft, in each draft round, existing Senior Division teams shall draft in ascending order according to the number of assigned players so that in each round the teams with the fewest number of assigned players shall draft before the teams with a greater number of assigned players.

(b)    In both Phase I and Phase II of the draft, the draft order of teams with an equal number of assigned players shall be determined by the drawing of lots and shall rotate within each such group after each round, with the last member in each group from the previous round becoming the first member to draft in the following round.

(c)     Draft Phase I

                                                               i.      An existing Senior Division team with fewer than six (6) assigned players shall be allowed two (2) additional consecutive draft selections at the completion of the second draft round and one (1) additional draft selection at the completion of each subsequent draft round until the total number of player on the team (assigned plus drafted) is twelve (12). If there are two or more teams with six or fewer assigned players, the coaches of those teams shall draw lots to determine who will draft first in the initial draft round. Drafting order shall then change in each successive round in accordance with the rules set forth in Article XI, Section 4(3b).

                                                             ii.      An existing Senior Division team with six (6) or more assigned players shall draft one (1) player per round. Only teams with eleven (11) or fewer assigned players shall be eligible to participate in Phase I of the draft, however, all teams shall be eligible to participate in Phase II of the draft in accordance with Article XI, Section 4(5) of these Bylaws.

                                                           iii.      The coach of each eligible Senior Division team shall continue to draft players for his/her team until the total number of players on his/her team (assigned plus drafted) is twelve (12).

                                                           iv.      Expansion team(s) shall draft before existing teams. If there are two or more expansion teams, the coaches of those teams shall draw lots to determine who will draft first in the initial draft round. Drafting order shall then change in each successive round in accordance with the rules set forth in Article XI, Section 4(3b).

                                                             v.      At the beginning of each draft round, expansion team Head Coaches shall select players as follows:

1.       Round 1 – two (2) consecutive draft selections

2.       Round 2 – two (2) consecutive draft selections

3.       Round 3 – three (3) consecutive draft selections

4.       Round 4 – three (3) consecutive draft selections

5.       Round 5 – as many consecutive draft selections as are necessary to bring the total number of players on the team (assigned plus drafted) to twelve (12).

(d)  Draft Phase II

                                                                                       i.      In Phase II of the draft, all draft-eligible players remaining to be assigned will be dispersed equally among all participating teams.

                                                                                     ii.      All teams, including any teams judged to have been ineligible to participate in Draft Phase I shall be eligible to participate in Phase II of the draft, with the following restriction:

A team with more than twelve (12) assigned players at the beginning of Draft Phase II shall be excluded from participating in the first and any subsequent draft round until such time as the number of players on all other participating teams is equal to the number of players on the team excluded from participation. As an example, a team with thirteen (13) assigned players at the start of Draft Phase II would be excluded from participating in the first draft round and would not be allowed to make another player selection until the second draft round of Phase II. Likewise, a team with fourteen (14) assigned players would be excluded from participating in both the first and the second draft round of Phase II and only be allowed to make another player selection until the third draft round of Phase II.

                                                                                   iii.      In Phase II of the draft, each eligible participating team shall be allowed only one (1) selection per draft round.

                                                                                   iv.      In Phase II of the draft, expansion teams shall draft before existing teams in every draft round.

Section 10:    Travel Division

    (l)    Player selection for all Travel and Premier teams shall be the responsibility of the Head Coach, with input from his Assistant Coaches and from other Travel Head Coaches as appropriate. Open tryouts shall be held for each team, the locations of which shall be advertised broadly and published to all League Coaches. No player shall be required to play on a Travel or Premier Team year round as a condition to participating in the spring or fall season. The Travel Division Supervisor shall submit travel and premier player rosters to the League Administrator by July 1 prior to each new fall season, except where circumstances dictate a later date, subject to the approval of the WHYSA President.  In no case shall Travel rosters be submitted to the League Administrator after the formation of Junior and Senior Division teams. Players shall not be eligible to play on Travel or Premier teams and recreational teams during the same season.

    (2)    All player residency requirements of Travel and Premier teams shall conform to CJSA rules.

    (3)    Premier teams in the Travel Division must include the name of West Hartford as part of any premier team name.

Section 11:    Rosters

    (l)    Team rosters for the Recreational Divisions must be submitted by the Division Supervisors at least one (l) week prior to the first season game.

    (2)    The Division Supervisors, subject to appeal to the Board of Directors, shall make the final determination of eligibility for all players.

    (3)    Any Recreational Division Team that uses a player not listed on its roster or not properly registered with the League shall forfeit any games in which such player appears.

Section 12:     Maximum Players on Team - the maximum number of players shall be as follows:

(1)     Senior Division – 18

(2)     Junior Division -13

(3)     Mites Division – 11

(4)     Training Division – 12

(5)     Travel Division – Pursuant to CJSA Rules

Section 13:    Trades - no trades shall be made of any players without approval of the Division Supervisor.

Section 14:     Senior Division:

 

(l)Immediately following the Senior Draft, a waiting list shall be established for the Senior Division and be used to maintain a list of all undrafted players and any further players registering for that Division. If a Senior Division team loses a player, the coach of said team shall inform the Senior Division Supervisor and the Senior Division Supervisor shall promptly notify the League Administrator.

 

Junior Division, Mites Division, Training Division:

 

(l) When every team within either the Junior, Mites or Training recreational Division has reach the maximum number of players as set forth in Article XI, Section 12 of the Bylaws for that Division, a waiting list shall be established for that Division and be used to maintain a  list of all further players registering for that Division.

 



 

    

Section 15    

All waiting lists shall be maintained by the League Administrator. Names shall be placed on a waiting list in the order in which their respective registration forms were received by the League Administrator.

Players from a Division’s waiting list shall be assigned to any team in that Division whose size subsequently falls below the maximum size for that Division as established in Article XI, Section 12.

The manner in which all waiting list assignments are made shall be at the discretion of the Division Supervisor.

At no time shall the number of players on any team exceed the maximum number of players in a Division as established in Article XI, Section 12.

For all Divisions, no waiting list assignments shall be made after the date of the fourth game of a season.

 

Section 16:     All Division players must play a minimum of two (2) uninterrupted periods per game. Before each game a Head Coach must report to the opposing Head Coach the names of the players on his team who either will not play in the game or who will not be able to play for the minimum period of time required. Violation of this rule without just cause may, at the discretion of the Board of Directors and in accordance with the procedures described in Article XI, Section 6 above, result in forfeiture of the game in question by the defaulting team.

 

ARTICLE XII-Corporate Year

    The books of the Corporation shall be kept on a calendar year basis.

ARTICLE XIII - Fields

Section 1:    All recreational and travel practice fields will be assigned by the Fields Supervisor prior to the start of the season. Requests for specific fields and days must be made to the Fields Supervisor.

Section 2:    All field changes must be approved and coordinated with the Fields Supervisor.

ARTICLE XIV - Games

Section 1:    All recreational games must be played on the designated playing dates and fields. Any schedule changes must be approved by the Division Supervisor, the Supervisor of Referees and the Fields Supervisor.

Section 2:    The President, in consultation with the Division Supervisors and the Fields Supervisor, shall determine whether to postpone any scheduled game due to inclement weather or the condition of playing fields.  In addition, the Referee at the game site has the authority to decide to allow or not to allow a game to take place due to the condition of the field of play or its surrounds, weather condition, any safety issues.