Bylaws, Rules & Regulations

ARTICLE 1 (Name)

The club shall be named Valley United Soccer Club Association (VUSCA).

ARTICLE 2 (Affiliation)

Valley United Soccer Club Association is affiliated with the Valley Youth Soccer League. This Club shall be affiliated with and comply with the authority of NORCAL and Region 7, California Youth Soccer Association – North (CYSA), the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA), and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).

ARTICLE 3 (Mission Statement)

The purpose of the Valley United Soccer Club Association (VUSCA) is to develop, promote, learn, teach, and administer the game of soccer to boys and girls. VUSCA shall offer, regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin and/or ability, a soccer program to all boys and girls. Valley United is for competitive and recreational players of all ages.

ARTICLE 4 (Board)

Section A: The VUSCA and the members of the board shall be responsible for by-laws and policy actions, and activities for which it has authority. All members associated with VUSCA will abide by these bylaws in all matters. These bylaws will be reviewed every two years or when the VUSCA board sees fit. To be modified a majority vote is needed at any general meeting or at the Annual General Meeting.

Section B: The responsibility of the VUSCA board shall be to operate with the bylaws, make decisions on other members within the board, coaching staff, club director, or other staff members, ensure that money and the process is handled in the correct manner, and ensure the objectives and philosophy are being met by all parties.

Section C: Nominations for the Board will be on the 2nd Thursday in January each year. Nominations will be sent to the Director of the Club, Vice President, or Secretary. Person being nominated must be present at the Annual General Meeting. Annual General meeting will take place January 16th to 31st.

Section D: Members of the Board will consist of the following: (Each is a 2-year term)

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Registrar
  • Director of Coaching
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Website/Media/Advertising Director
  • Futsal/Off Season Coordinator
  • Uniform Coordinator
  • Referee Coordinator

Section E: Any officer may be removed from his office by a majority vote of the full Board of Directors, whenever the best interest of the League would be served thereby. A vacancy in any office may be filled by the Board of Directors for the unexpired portion of the term, by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. The officer to be removed must be served with a notice of removal at least five (5) days in advance of the removal. The notices shall state the reasons for the removal.

ARTICLE 5 (Voting)

Each member of the Board, in matters and issues pertaining to a board decision and/or any proposals brought forth by any member, get 1 vote. Majority vote on any given by- law or position is needed. Quorum is consistent of a minimum of 4 members of the Board.

ARTICLE 6 (Fees)

Section A: Board fees will be revisited annually.

Section B: Club fee will be collected monthly and board will revisit the amount of the club fee annually.

Section C: Registration fee will be set by the board and revisited annually.

ARTICLE 7 (Meetings)

Section A: Board will meet on the second Thursday of each month except for the month of December. Agenda items will be set by the president and any board member that presents a proposal will be included in the agenda. Meetings are open to the public per request and approval of the board of directors

Section B: Any action required or permitted to be taken by the Board under any provision of the articles, the by-laws, the Laws of California or the Laws of any other jurisdiction to which this League is subject, may be taken without a meeting if all members of the Board, by a majority, consent in writing to such action.

Section C: In the event a meeting should be cancelled, a notification will be sent out.

ARTICLE 8 (Coaching)

Section A: Each coach will need a USSF coaching license to be a Head coach or an assistant coach for a competitive or recreational team within Valley United Soccer Club Association. Along with the appropriate coaching license, each head coach, assistant coach, and team manager must be fingerprinted through Live Scan and must have the Risk Management documentation. Finally, DOC or the designee, will verify the appropriate coaching license and check that the Live Scan and Risk Management form are completed before the board approves the Head Coach.

Section B: A head coach may only be able to coach 1 team during each season. Coaches will only be allowed to coach a second team with Board approval.

Section C: A head coach will not be allowed to coach another team outside of VUCSA that is not a school team.

Section D: Any coach seeking a coaching license can ask for monetary compensation. Monies shall be reimbursed as follows:

  • A coach may only be reimbursed for one coaching course license per year.
  • The request will be made to the board for reimbursement.
  • Half of the coaching course fee will be reimbursed after the completion of the course. The second half will be reimbursed if coaching continues into the next season. A reimbursed coach will commit to coaching for 2 years with VUSCA. A contractual agreement will be given to the coach to sign.

ARTICLE 9 (Banking)

Section A: All individual teams must have their banking account under Valley United. No team will be allowed a banking account outside of using Valley United designated bank.

Section B: All team’s check requests will be honored based on the teams good standing with the club and the funds are available in the team account. Checks that a team can request include but are not limited to… (Tournaments fees, Coaching fees, team functions, team party, equipment)

ARTICLE 10 (Penalties)

Section A: If any club and/or board member, coach, assistant coach, team manager, or anyone associated with the team is in violation of the by-laws listed above they could be subject to suspension or player passes being held by decision of the board.

Last Update: 2/12/2018

Valley United is a competitive soccer club located in Central Valley California. We are a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing a positive and fun environment for our players to learn and develop their soccer skills.