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Redwood Junior Soccer League ConstitutionPrintable

Approved: April 8, 1998

Article One: Name

This organization shall be named the 'Redwood Junior Soccer League'.

Article Two: Purpose

The purpose of this League shall be to develop, promote and administer the game of soccer among youth (under 19 years of age) within the geographical boundaries of the League.

Article Three: Geographic Boundaries

The geographical boundaries of the League, as currently defined, are: South - San Antonio Road to El Monte Road, West to the San Mateo County Line, to the coast; North - San Bruno-Millbrae City line (SF Bay to Pacific Ocean at Montara); West - Pacific Ocean; and East - San Francisco Bay.

Article Four: Affiliation

This League shall be an affiliated branch of, and comply with the authority of the California Youth Soccer Association (CYSA) and the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA).

Article Five: Membership

Section 1: Membership in the League shall be by affiliated teams, which teams shall be entitled to one vote in all general proceedings.

Section 2: The grouping of member teams into 'Clubs' shall be at the discretion of member teams.The activities of any Club thus formed shall not be governed hereby.

Section 3: All members shall abide by the Constitution, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations set forth by the League, except when these are superseded by those of CYSA.

Section 4: Teams established outside the League boundaries wishing to affiliate with this League may do so only by majority approval of the League Board of Directors.

Article Six: Governing Authority

Section 1: The governing authority of this League, whose powers shall be delegated in the By-Laws, shall be vested with the Board of Directors

Section 2: Sanctions against members failing to abide by the authority of this League shall be by suspension, expulsion or forfeiture, such action to be taken with the cognizance of the CYSA District Commissioner. No monetary fines shall be levied.

Article Seven: Annual General Meeting

An Annual General Meeting (AGM) shall be held each year in place of a regular monthly meeting no later than April 30. The purpose shall be to elect officers of the Board of Directors, and to vote on any proposed amendments to the Constitution, By-Laws and League Rules and Regulations. An invitation to the meeting shall be sent to each member team at their last known mailing address no later than seven days prior to the meeting.

Article Eight: Voting

Section 1: Each member team in good standing and each member of the Board of Directors shall be entitled to one (1) vote. Teams shall be registered in the current season.

Section 2: The League President shall cast a vote only in the case of a tie.

Section 3: A Team vote shall be cast by the coach, team manager or their authorized adult representative. An adult representative must be authorized by letter, signed by a registered team official, prior to casting a team vote. No person shall cast more than one vote.

Article Nine: Ratification and Amendment

Section 1: Ratification of the Constitution, By-Laws and League Rules and Regulations shall be by an affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the voting members present at an announced League meeting.

Section 2: Amendments shall be adopted as follows: Proposed amendments shall be submitted to the League Secretary in writing no later than the February regular League meeting. All proposed amendments shall be included in the agenda of the AGM which the Secretary shall mail to each member no later than seven days prior to the AGM. Amendments shall be adopted by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of those members present at the AGM.

Section 3: The Constitution, By-Laws and League Rules and Regulations shall be automatically and immediately amended should they fall into conflict with those of the CYSA.

Article Ten: Rules and Regulations

The League shall adopt Rules and Regulations necessary to fulfill League responsibilities and to conduct League operations, when no applicable rule exists within the CYSA Constitution, By-Laws or Rules and Procedures. The League Rules and Regulations may be voted by the majority vote of the Board of Directors. Any new or revised rule or regulation, so adopted, shall be formally amended at the next AGM.