We have verbally hired 6 head coaches and anticipate 12+ assistant coaches. Attached is the proposed Coaches Contract for the Head Coach position. We will draw up something for the the assistant position.
In light of our adoption of PACT, the statewide initiative by the MN State Referees Association regarding Parent and Coach conduct, we are proposing the adoption of a Parental Code of Conduct. A parent or guardian will be expected to sign this code of conduct prior to the release of the player pass to the coach.
A Committee made up of members and Board members, led by Todd Orjala met several times over the past few months and have submitted the attached revised policy, and background statement. Note this document is the draft version used for review.
The policy was approved at the 2/4 Board Meeting with some minor edits. We will be posting the final version as soon as we are able. Thank you!
Attached is the current Refund Policy and Reimbursement form which describes an allowance for NSA reimbursement of Tournament Fees by Team.
Please review, as we will be discussing whether we need to make any changes to these policies before the start of the 2013 Traveling season.
The Proposed PACT policy was approved at the 1/7 Board Meeting.
Refunds will be considered under the following conditions:
1) The NSA is unable to place a player on a team;
2) When a special circumstance requires the attention of the board.
When a player registers to play on a soccer team with the NSA, it is the intent of the NSA to do its best to place the player on an age and skill-appropriate team.
Registration with the NSA is taken as a sign by the player of their commitment to play soccer. Registration with the NSA does not mean a player is guaranteed a spot on a specific team OR on a team of their choice, as in the case of tryouts. (See NSA Website for Team Formation Policy)
Once teams are set, 100% of the registration fee will be retained by the NSA. A refund may be considered by the Board under special circumstances such as serious injury, illness or a family move, after registration and before the season starts.
In a case where a refund is approved by the Board, the NSA will retain $100 of the registration fee to cover MYSA fees and NSA costs for uniforms and equipment, and in the case of tryouts, for facility and evaluation fees.
Players and their families, as well as board members, must be aware that a player’s withdrawal can have a significant impact on roster size, having the potential to trigger fines from the MYSA due to the inability to field a game team because of a reduced roster.
Therefore, refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The approval of any refund will not be considered precedent setting.
The NSA Board is proposing that we partner with the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) to provide a research-based, educational program called Parents and Coaches Together (PACT). Co-developed by the University of Notre Dame and MYSA, PACT is designed to help coaches and parents create a positive environment for everyone involved that builds character and thus creates "champions" on and off the field. The value of PACT goes beyond what any individual family may or may not feel they have gained; the real value is what it brings to the club as a whole, the cohesiveness, the commonality of purpose and focus, and the means to make good things happen to make us a better club.
For more information on PACT,. please refer to the MYSA website.