Canandaigua Area Soccer League, Inc.
Bylaws- Revised November 2016
Regular meetings shall be held at times and dates as determined at the annual meeting.
The annual meeting shall be held in November of each year.
A majority vote of those in attendance is necessary to pass any resolution, a quorum being present.
NEW YORK STATE WEST YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION (NYSWYSA) /
UNITED STATES SOCCER FEDERATION (USSF) REQUIREMENTS
As a member organization of the NYSWYSA and USSF, the Canandaigua Area Soccer League (CASL) complies with the following requirements:
1.The membership of the CASL shall be open to any players, coaches, trainers, managers, administrators, and officials not subject to suspension under Section 4 of Bylaw 241 of the USSF Bylaws.
2.The USSF articles of incorporation, bylaws, policies, and requirements take precedence over and supersede the governing documents and decisions of the CASL to the extent applicable under state law, and CASL will abide by those articles, bylaws, policies, and requirements.
3.The CASL will abide by the USSF's articles, bylaws, policies, and requirements on interplay.
4.The CASL will provide equitable and prompt hearing and appeal procedures to guarantee the rights of individuals to participate and compete. These procedures shall include that all grievances involving the right to participate and compete in activities sponsored by the USSF, the NYSWYSA, and the CASL may appealed to the USSF's Appeals Committee in accordance with NYSWYSA bylaws and policies. The Federation's Appeals Committee shall have jurisdiction to approve, modify, or reverse a decision. A decision rendered by the CASL or the NYSWYSA from which an appeal is made is not suspended pending the final decision of the Federation's Appeals Committee unless the Committee otherwise orders. The decision made by the CASL of the NYSWYSA may be upheld, revised, or reversed and remanded.
The President, with the approval of the Executive Board, shall appoint the chairperson of each standing committee.
The following is a list of standing committees:
g)Uniforms (Recreation T-shirts)
i)Marketing / PR
APPEALS AND FAIRNESS COMMITTEE
Grievances and appeals shall be heard by a committee within 14 days of receipt of the complaint in writing by an officer of the corporation. The committee shall be comprised of two executive board members, the chairperson of the committee relevant to the complaint, a team coach (not involved in the complaint), and two volunteers, randomly selected from the CASL membership. This is not a legal body, and may serve only to arbitrate a reasonable solution according to NYSWYSA and CASL guidelines, sportsmanship, and the spirit in which CASL conducts its business.
TRAVELING TEAM DIVISION
This division shall consist of a Vice President with a term of office of 2 consecutive years, but no more than three consecutive terms. Committee members shall consist of a chairperson, coaches of each team (maximum of 2 per team as committee members), and a parent representative from each team. The Executive Board must ratify decisions of this committee.
There will be no requests granted for team selection.
Recreational teams players shall be distributed based on ability, level, age and sex. An effort will be made to maintain that all teams are essentially equal in ability. Recreational Teams at all ages shall be co-ed. Age groups shall be established each season according to the guidelines of the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA).
Team selections for traveling teams (ATTACK) shall be made with tryouts from the general registration. The coaches of each team will be offered the opportunity to meet, discuss, and share input on the selection of their teams with the Coaching Directors. Final team selections will be made by a travel selection committee that will include the Coaching Directors, the VP of Travel, and at least one non-coach member. Children who are not selected for placement on a team will be notified by the club in writing.
Players are responsible to attend practices and games. They shall adhere to the rules of the game and respect the direction of their coach and decisions of the referees. Players agree to abide to CASL's Code Of Conduct.
Parents shall respect the decisions of the referees and shall conduct themselves in an orderly manner. There shall be no use of alcohol or profanity during games or practices. Parents agree to abide to CASL's Code Of Conduct.
Coaches shall respect the decisions of the referees. They shall conduct themselves in an orderly manner. They shall not use alcohol or be under the influence of any controlled substance when working with or responsible for children. They shall not use profanity in the presence of the children. They shall strive to treat each child equally. Coaches agree to abide to CASL's Code Of Conduct.
RESTRUCTURE OF AMENDMENTS
These bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting of the organization by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present and voting, provided that notice of the change has been given thirty (30) days in advance.