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Memberships

Oregon Youth Soccer Association is Oregon’s source for youth soccer in the State. OYSA serves membership clubs and recognizes two types of memberships; full membership, and affiliate membership.

All membership types are for organizations, not individuals. OYSA provides the following benefits to its full memberships. If you have any questions regarding these requirements and benefits, please contact OYSA Executive Director, Roberta Cloutier.

Full Membership Requirements

1) Nonprofit Corporation
2) Public Benefit with members
3) Annual Registered with Oregon DOJ
4) IRS Tax Exempt
5) Oregon registrations current
6) Maintain a functioning board of directors of at least five members with no more than one-third comprised of club coaches
7) Bylaws and policies meet requirements of compliance with USSF, USYS, and OYSA for members
8) Adopt OYSA or establish and maintain effective grievance, protest and appeal processes
9) Establish and maintain coaching education policies
10) Establish and maintain effective financial and internal control policies
11) Establish a business plan
12) Club must have a person designated as the director of coaching, technical director or coaching coordinator
13) Provide fields for teams suitable for games and training for the age level of the teams in the club
14) All board members registered with OYSA and have completed annual approved background check and SafeSport Training
15) All adults working with club (board, coaches, team officials) are registered with OYSA each seasonal year and have approved background check and SafeSport Training
16) All players and coaches participating in OYSA sanctioned activities are registered with OYSA in Affinity
17) Must have registrar with Affinity training to handle player/adult registration
18) Membership renewal must be submitted by 4/15 for the OYSA fiscal year that starts 7/1
19) New clubs have minimum 200 players, or all players are registered with OYSA
20) New member clubs must provide an impact statement of neighboring clubs
21) New member clubs must be approved by the OYSA Board of Directors
22) New member clubs will be on a one-year probationary status and will be evaluated at the end of soccer seasonal year

Full Membership Benefits

1) Club may enter teams of registered players into any competition sanctioned by OYSA or any other USYS state Association
2) Club’s teams of registered players may compete in friendly competition with any other OYSA registered teams without advance notice or permission
3) Club’s teams of registered players may compete in friendly competition with teams not registered with OYSA or another USYS state association with permission from OYSA
4) Registered players and adults are covered by secondary medical and liability insurance
5) Registered players and adults will receive OYSA’s online newsletters and announcements about competitions and coaching education opportunities
6) Club is covered by liability insurance for claims that come from activities of registered players/adults
7) Club is covered by liability insurance for claims that come from registered teams’ participation in sanctioned activity.
8) Club is covered for soccer related activities such as fund-raising, team building activities, award banquets, etc.
9) Club can have certificates of insurance for any facility owner that permits club to use facilities for sanctioned activities
10) Club can arrange with OYSA to host coaching education classes, some of which can be provided without fees to participants
11) Club is listed as an OYSA member on OYSA website and the Find a Club tool on the OYSA website will direct persons living in the ZIP codes served by the club to the club’s website or other designated point of contact for registration
12) Club and club’s board is covered by D&O insurance that protects against claims of improper conduct as board members, including employment activities
13) Club can receive sanctioning to host leagues that include OYSA/USYS registered teams from other clubs
14) Club can receive sanctioning to host tournaments that include any USSF registered teams
15) Club can use OYSA software for running leagues and tournaments without charge
16) Club right to vote for OYSA officers and directors at AGM

Affiliate Membership Requirements

1) Nonprofit Corporation
2) Public Benefit with members or without members
3) Annual Registered with Oregon DOJ
4) IRS Tax Exempt
5) Oregon registrations current
6) Maintain a functioning board of directors of at least 3 members with no more than one-third comprised of club coaches
7) Provide fields for teams suitable for games and training for the age level of the teams in the club
8) All adults working with club (board, coaches, team officials) are registered with OYSA each seasonal year and have approved background check and SafeSport Training
9) All players and coaches participating in OYSA sanctioned activities are registered with OYSA in Affinity
10) Must have registrar with Affinity training to handle player/adult registration
11) Membership renewal must be submitted by 4/15 for the OYSA fiscal year that starts 7/1
12) New clubs have minimum 200 players, or all players are registered with OYSA
13) New affiliate clubs must provide an impact statement of neighboring clubs
14) New affiliate clubs must be approved by the OYSA Board of Directors
15) New affiliate clubs will be on a one-year probationary status and will be evaluated at the end of soccer seasonal year

Affiliate Membership Benefits

1) Club may enter teams of registered players into any competition sanctioned by OYSA or any other USYS state Association
2) Club’s teams of registered players may compete in friendly competition with any other OYSA registered teams without advance notice or permission
3) Club’s teams of registered players may compete in friendly competition with teams not registered with OYSA or another USYS state association with permission from OYSA
4) Registered players and adults are covered by secondary medical and liability insurance
5) Registered players and adults will receive OYSA’s online newsletters and announcements about competitions and coaching education opportunities
6) Club is covered by liability insurance for claims that come from activities of registered players/adults
7) Club is covered by liability insurance for claims that come from registered teams’ participation in sanctioned activity.
8) Club is covered for soccer related activities such as fund-raising, team building activities, award banquets, etc.
9) Club can have certificates of insurance for any facility owner that permits club to use facilities for sanctioned activities
10) Club can arrange with OYSA to host coaching education classes, some of which can be provided without fees to participants
11) Club is listed as an OYSA member on OYSA website and the Find a Club tool on the OYSA website will direct persons living in the ZIP codes served by the club to the club’s website or other designated point of contact for registration

Become a Member

Any club interested in becoming a member club must first be organized as an Oregon nonprofit, public benefit corporation.

Existing Member Clubs

Member resources and forms

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