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MYSA Rules Manual

MYSA Statement on Recruitment Violations

The purpose of this communication is to update and remind member clubs, their registered adults (coaches, managers and board members) and any agents of, are strictly prohibited from the recruitment of bound participants (players) from another club.

Clubs and their registered adults (coaches, managers and board members) shall be accountable for recruiting violations.  Those found in violation of MYSA rules arising from recruiting are subject for suspension (from all coaching and managing) and/or denied membership into the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association.

MYSA Definition: Recruiting

Approaching a player through personal contact, telephone, email or any other means, to induce that player to register with an Affiliate Member or Extraterritorial Member while that player is bound to a member club. This does not include advertisements or announcements directed to the general public.

The recruitment of bound participants (players) is addressed in MYSA Rule 1.3.4.1 PLAYERS BOUND TO MEMBER CLUB

“Recruiting a player who is bound to a club is prohibited. Any individual, regardless of their affiliation status, who has contact with players bound to a club, be it in person, paper or electronic means, or by soliciting currently registered players and their families to reach out to their teammates and their families for the purposes of leaving their current club and either moving to an existing MYSA club or future applicant of MYSA membership will be subject for suspension and/or denied membership into the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association.”


PREFACE
Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
United States Soccer Federation (USSF)
Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (MYSA)
SECTION 1.0 AFFILIATION & REGISTRATION
1.1 Membership Categories and Competitive Status
1.2 Membership Requirements, Application Procedures, Membership Renewal
and Change in Competitive Status
1.3 Player Registration
1.4 Team & Coach Registration
1.5 Youth Participation in Adult Games
1.6 Fees Determined Annually by Board of Directors
SECTION 2.0 MYSA RECREATION PROGRAM
2.1 General Policies for Recreational Play
2.2 Recreational Programs
SECTION 3.0 MYSA RECREATION PLUS PROGRAM
3.1 Purpose
3.2 Philosophy
3.3 Oversight
3.4 Administrative Rules
3.5 Rules of Play
3.6 Behavior
3.7 Sanctions
SECTION 4.0 MYSA COMPETITIVE PLAY
4.1 General Policies for All Age Levels and Competitive Divisions
4.2 League Operations U13 and Older
4.3 League Operations U9, U10, U11 and U12
4.4 MYSA Sponsored Tournaments
4.5 Premier Leagues
SECTION 5.0 MIDWEST REGIONAL LEAGUE
SECTION 6.0 INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENTS, FRIENDLY GAMES AND TOURNAMENT TRAVEL
6.1 General Guidelines for Teams Participating in Invitational Tournaments
6.2 Friendly Games
6.3 Tournament-Only Teams and Tournament Teams
6.4 Travel to Invitational Tournaments Outside MYSA Jurisdiction

SECTION 7.0 MYSA MODIFICATIONS TO THE LAWS OF THE GAME
General
7.1 LAW 1 – The Field of Play
7.2 LAW 2 – The Ball
7.3 LAW 3 – The Number of Players
7.4 LAW 4 – The Players' Equipment
7.5 LAW 5 – The Referee
7.6 LAW 6 – The Assistant Referees
7.7 LAW 7 – The Duration of the Match
7.8 LAW 8 – The Start and Restart of Play
7.9 LAW 9 – The Ball In and Out of Play [No MYSA modifications]
7.10 LAW 10 – The Method of Scoring [No MYSA modifications]
7.11 LAW 11 – Offside
7.12 LAW 12 – Fouls and Misconduct
7.13 LAW 13 – Free Kicks
7.14 LAW 14 – The Penalty Kick
7.15 LAW 15 – The Throw-In [No MYSA modifications]
7.16 LAW 16 – The Goal Kick
7.17 LAW 17 – The Corner Kick
SECTION 8.0 CONDUCT
8.1 Honor Code
8.2 Prohibited Behavior
8.3 Sanctions
SECTION 9.0 RED CARD SANCTIONS
SECTION 10.0 NATIONAL AND REGIONAL LEAGUES
10.1 Teams Playing in the US Youth Soccer National League - Midwest Region
10.2 Application Requirements
SECTION 11.0 AMENDMENT OF RULES
11.1 Amendment of Rules by Members
11.2 Amendment of Rules by Board of Directors
GLOSSARY
TABLES