It is the goal of the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA) to ensure a level field of competition between its affiliates by pursuing the fundamental principles and general procedures of sportsmanship, fairness, and community. This policy is not meant to restrict the development of the players. MSYSA encourages all members to work together and to actively promote players to higher levels of play that are appropriate for the players based upon their technical capabilities and social needs.
Payment in the amount of $350 must accompany recruitment policy violation complaints and are to be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Penalties for those found to be in violation of this policy, at a minimum, are as follows (in addition to repaying the $350 complaint submission fee):
- First violation- $500
- Second violation- $1,000
- Third violation- $2,000
- Fourth violation- $4,000
The MSYSA Recruitment Committee may also assign additional fines and or suspensions as deemed necessary (e.g., $500 per player).
If a different individual from an affiliate organization is found to have violated this policy, then the violation fine for that organization will start at $500.
Any penalties assessed as a result of an adverse (i.e., guilty) decision are in full force and effect from the date of notification of decision and remain in full force and effect on appeal unless expressly overturned on appeal.
Fines are to be paid within 30 days of notification of decision.