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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. Registered with Oregon DOJ
  4. IRS Tax Exempt
  5. Oregon registrations current
  6. Bylaws meet requirements of compliance with USSF, USYS, and OYSA for members
  7. All board members registered with OYSA and have completed annual approved background check
  8. All adults working with club (board, coaches, team officials) are registered with OYSA each seasonal year and have approved background check
  9. All players participating in OYSA sanctioned activities are registered with OYSA in Affinity
  10. Must have registrar with Affinity training to handle player/adult registration
  11. New clubs have minimum 200 players, or all players are registered with OYSA
  12. Renewing clubs register at least one team and all board members with OYSA
  13. Submit membership application (new) or renewal application
  14. Membership application or renewal must be submitted by 4/15 for the OYSA fiscal year that starts 7/1
  15. New member clubs must be approved by the OYSA Board of Directors

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 and club’s board is covered by D&O insurance that protects against claims of improper conduct as board members, including employment activities
  10. Club can have certificates of insurance for any facility owner that permits club to use facilities for sanctioned activities
  11. Club can receive sanctioning to host leagues that include OYSA/USYS registered teams from other clubs
  12. Club can receive sanctioning to host tournaments that include any USSF registered teams
  13. Club can use OYSA software for running leagues and tournaments without charge
  14. Club can arrange with OYSA to host coaching education classes, some of which can be provided without fees to participants
  15. Club attendance at Presidents reception and meeting at OYSA AGM
  16. Club right to vote for OYSA officers and directors at AGM
  17. 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
  18. Access to scholarships, FREE SAT and ACT prep courses, FREE access to FUEL Soccer digital magazines, and various other programs through US Youth Soccer
  19. Clubs and teams get free access to the USYS Club Directory, free employment listings, free tournament postings, and a free monthly coaching advisory newsletter. (Need to expand this a bit to extol benefits of membership in OYSA and USYS)

Affiliate Membership Requirements

  1. Nonprofit corporation
  2. Oregon corporate registrations are current as of the date of application
  3. Must have 200 players registered with USSF, with at least 50 registered with OYSA. If fewer than 200 players, all must be registered with OYSA.
  4. All players participating in OYSA sanctioned competition must be registered with OYSA
  5. All adults associated with teams participating in OYSA must be registered with OYSA and have approved background check
  6. Must have registrar with Affinity training to handle player/adult registration
  7. Affiliation agreement must be submitted and accepted before players and adults can be registered with OYSA

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 can have a certificate of insurance for any facility owner that permits club to use facilities for sanctioned activities

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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