Oregon Youth Soccer

Benefits of Membership

September 12, 2005

Our mission:
To foster an environment that promotes the physical, mental and emotional development of Oregon’s youth through the sport of soccer.

  • INSURANCE
    • Primary and/or secondary medical
      • $250 deductible ($250 from OYSA)
      • Up to $100,000
      • Players, Volunteers, Board Members
    • Directors and Officers
      • $1,000,000 plus defense costs ($2,500 deductible)
      • Protects club (entity), board, volunteers, employees, individually - decision of board.
      • Wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment
    • General Liability
      • $2,000,000 (acts that cause injury)
      • Also field and facility liability
    • Excess Liability
      • $3,000,000 (National Aggregate)
    • Clubs are named insured, not additional insured
    • Non-owned Auto Liability
      • Players injured on the way to/from a game
      • Medical for Players, Liability for Clubs
    • RISK MANAGEMENT
    • Kidsafe Program
      • Nationally recognized instructions for establishing policies and procedures as well as Governing operations
    • Criminal Background Search
      • All registered coaches and volunteers who work directly with kids every year
      • 48 state search of department of corrections records
      • 48 state search of registered sex offenders
      • 20 state search of all county court records
      • Training from nationally recognized experts on child abuse and risk management
  • GUIDANCE and assistance defending a suit and responding to the media
  • PROGRESSIVE PROGRAMS for coaches and players of all ages and skill levels, recreational and competitive.
  • CLUB ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANCE
    • For all clubs through corporate office staff
      • Club Formation
      • Bylaw guidelines
      • Filing for 501 (c) (3) status
      • Legal Compliance
      • How to select coaches
      • Codes of Conduct
      • Complaint/Disciplinary procedures
      • Financial Guidelines
      • Fundraising
      • Player Registration
      • Field Development
      • TOPSoccer
    • Goal Lines Magazine
      • Delivered to every registered member and referee 7 times per year
    • Oregon Youth Soccer Foundation
      • $250,000 in grants provided to member clubs (YTD)
      • $5,000 in College Scholarships awarded annually
    • League and Tournament Sanctioning
      • Eligibility for 55,000 players in Oregon, 3.2 million Nationally
      • Insurance Coverage
      • Priority for USSF Certified Referees
      • Consistency re: League/tournament rules - FIFA/USSF/USYS
    • Team Travel Approval
      • Insurance during travel and competition
      • Assurance of eligible players for participation (Red cards/other sanctions)
    • Standardized Protests, Appeals, Grievance and Disciplinary process and Support
      • Statewide/National disciplinary database to identify members that have problems with other clubs or other states
    • Vote and Voice on State Policy development
      • Board representation
      • Participation on advisory committees
      • Access to staff
      • Information and influence on Regional and National policy and governance issues
    • Direct affiliation with US Soccer Federation and US Youth Soccer
      • Priority/support for US Soccer Foundation grant programs
      • $20 million in cash, equipment and services since 1995
    • Player Registration and roster management
      • Production of cards -ensuring players are registered -Liability
      protection
    • Rosters/transfers tracked to ensure fairness and eligibility for tournaments
    • Referee Development
      • Through Oregon Referee Committee & Staff Programs such as mentorship and academy
      • Recruit, retain, train and develop referees, assessors, assigners and instructors
      • SYRA -State Youth Referee Administrator
      • State Director of Instruction
      • State Director of Assessment
      • Professionalism Committee
    • Video/DVD Library (500 Titles)
    • Free Literature on soccer related subjects
      • Risk management
      • Outreach
      • Lawsuit management
      • Team management
      • TOPSoccer
      • Small Sided Games
      • Parent Guidelines
    • Coaching Literature and DVD Sales
    • Discounted admission to select Timbers games, college games and other sporting events
  • MEMBER PROGRAMS
    • Coaching/Player Education
    • Access to State Director of Coaching
      • National A Licensed Coach
      • Ex Professional Player
    • Free Topic of Choice Clinics -Coach and Player Development (55/year)
      • Psychology, etc.
    • Key Bank Clinics
    • Subsidized Coach/player Clinics
      • Youth Modules
      • State Coaching Licenses -F, E, D
      • National Coaching Licenses -D, C, B, A
      • Goalkeeping
      • Custom
      • Advanced
    • Coaches e-newsletter
    • Olympic Development Program
      • 250 12-16 year olds from throughout the state’s best players
      • Participation in numerous high level tournaments including Regional Championships and Regional Camp
      • Access/Consideration for Regional and National youth teams
      • 10% make Regional Pool
      • 90% receive college scholarships
      • Over $125,000 of subsidy thru sponsorships and scholarships
    • TOPSoccer
      • The Outreach Program for Soccer, is a free program
      • Serves young athletes with physical and mental disabilities
      • 14 programs serving 185 kids in Oregon
    • Oregon State Cup/US Youth Soccer National Championship Series
      • Best club teams in the state compete in the U12-U19 age divisions for the title of State Champion
      • Oregon State Champions advance to the US Youth Soccer Far West Regional Tournament to compete against the state champions of the other thirteen states in Region IV
      • Winners of Far West Regionals advance to the National Championships, the most prestigious youth tournament in the Nation
    • Presidents Cup
      • Similar to the Oregon State Cup, but reserved for non-premier classic teams who don’t wish to participate in the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series
    • Oregon Competitive Leagues
      • Fall League: U11-U14 teams are placed in brackets through a qualifying tournament and play 14 games against matched opponents from around the state.
      • Winter League: U15-U19 teams are placed in brackets based on previous league performance, they play at least 10 games against matched opponents from around the state.
      • Spring League: U11-U14 teams play 8 additional games without regard to standings
    • Oregon Recreational Tournaments
      • Kohl’s American Cup
      • Association Exchange
      • Two state wide jamborees/tournaments for varying levels of recreational teams
    • Annual Awards
      • Male Youth Classic Referee of the Year
      • Female Youth Classic Referee of the Year
      • Male Youth Recreational Referee of the Year
      • Female Youth Recreational Referee of the Year
      • Male Youth Classic Coach of the Year
      • Female Youth Classic Coach of the Year
      • Male Youth Recreational Coach of the Year
      • Female Youth Recreational Coach of the Year
      • Parent of the Year
      • Volunteer of the Year
      • Administrator of the Year
      • TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year
    • Male and Female Classic Referee of the Year considered for Regional Referee of the Year and possible candidate for National Referee of the Year
    • Male and Female Nike Classic Coach of the Year considered for Regional Coach of the Year and possible candidate for National Coach of the Year.

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