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Crystal Robbinsdale United Soccer Club Bylaws

PLAYER REGISTRATION

Before participating in any Crystal Robbinsdale United activity, players must submit a completed registration and submit the appropriate registration fee.

PLAYERS’ EQUIPMENT

  • The referee shall not permit a player to wear or use any equipment or clothing which, in the opinion of the referee, would likely risk injuryto the player or others. This includes but is not limited to metal hairclips/pins, necklaces, bracelets, all earrings (ears, nose, etc.), metal cleats or any other sharp objects. All glasses must have a strap that holds glasses tight to the players head.
  • The referee has the final decision on the safety of players’ equipment or clothing. A player will be allowed to wear a cast only if, in the opinion of the referee, it is well padded and will not constitute a risk of injury to the player or others.
  • Generally, Crystal Robbinsdale United expects that soccer players will dress and conduct themselves in a fashion that is in keeping with usual soccer custom and does not reflect unfavorably upon their state or community.
  • Visible under garments such as cycling shorts are authorized. They must, however, be the predominant color of the shorts of the player's team and not extend farther than the top of the knee.
  • In the case of extremely cold weather, the use of sweat pants or shirts underneath the uniform shall be acceptable, provided that the entire team uses the same color sweats
  • Players must have their own numbers on jerseys with no numbers being shared by players on the same team.
  • Jerseys must be tucked in at all times.
  • Players must be uniform in appearance with respect to jersey, shorts, and socks (socks on both legs must be the same color; player cannot wear one color on one leg and another color on the other leg). Uniforms shall not be modified in any fashion this includes adding the players name to the jersey. If any modifications are done player will be expected to purchase a new uniform at their expense.

BEHAVIOR

  • All players, officials and spectators attending matches are required to observe all CRU, MYSA and US Youth Soccer policies. Each Affiliate Member is responsible for the conduct of its players, officials and spectators and must exercise reasonable precautions against disturbances or disorderly conduct before, during and after each match.
  • Coaches, non-playing players, parents and spectators shall be at least one yard from the touch line and shall stay at least 20 yards from the goal line. No individual will be allowed to run the length of the field except the participants of the game.
  • The end-of-game ceremony is a soccer tradition and should be honored in the spirit of good sportsmanship. Both teams, including all coaches and players, are to return to the middle of the field for a ceremonial handshake regardless of the outcome of the game.
  • Incidents of unruly fans or uncontrolled coaches can result in sanctions including, but not limited to, fines, suspensions, forfeit of games, moving games or cancellation of schedule. Coaches should direct complaints concerning improper behavior to the Competitive Representative.

CONDUCT DURING THE GAME

  • One coach per team may convey tactical instructions to players during the match. The coach and his/her assistants must remain within the confines of the technical area and they must conduct themselves in a responsible manner at all times.
  • Coaches will assist in controlling fans. No spectator, coach or player may place himself or herself behind a goal. Coaches, assistants and non-participating players are to remain in the coaching area (technical area), which extends 10 yards on either side of the halfway line on opposite sides of the field. They also must remain at least one yard from the touchline.
  • Any coach found guilty of abuse to a referee, player or member of MYSA will be subject to disciplinary action.

HOME TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The home team is responsible for scheduling referees through a registered referee assignor, marking fields, placing corner flags and putting up nets on goals that are anchored. The home team must also provide a ball that is acceptable for play. It is suggested that in advance of a game, coaches should contact each other to be sure time and directions are clear.
  • Incidents of using unregistered referees and unprepared fields, including fields on which the goals are not anchored, can result in fines, forfeit of games or cancellation of schedule. The respective Competitive Representatives are responsible for making sure that proper procedures are followed. At their option, they may institute remedial action that may include the assignment of qualified referees and moving games to adequate sites. The costs associated with such actions may be assessed to the offending teams. Complaints concerning improper procedures should be directed to the Competitive Representative by visiting coaches. Competitive Representatives will make determinations of fact and may direct remedial action.
  • Spectator seating: When possible, the technical area for both teams will be on the same side of the field with the spectators seated on the opposite side.
  • In the case that the color of uniforms conflicts (as determined by the referee), the home team must change to an alternate color.

PROHIBITED BEHAVIOR POLICY STATEMENT

  • Crystal Robbinsdale United is committed to promoting an environment that is free from: harassment and violence in any form; verbal or physical intimidation; vandalism; gambling; inappropriate language; drugs, alcohol or tobacco (as defined in Minnesota Statute 609.685, Subd. 1, as amended) and smoking. For purposes for this section, the definition of “smoking” includes, but is not limited to, the use of electronic cigarettes and any other device whereby an individual inhales and exhales vapor.
  • These policies apply to all players, coaches, referees, club officials or administrators registered with MYSA; MYSA officials and administrators; and spectators.
  • These policies shall be enforced at all Crystal Robbinsdale United, MYSA and US Youth Soccer sponsored or sanctioned activities, including, but not limited to, league games, State Cup games, invitational tournaments, district and state tournaments, and SS/ODP competition. These policies shall also apply to activities outside Minnesota.
  • Crystal Robbinsdale United will not discriminate on the basis of disability. Crystal Robbinsdale United will provide persons with disabilities the opportunity to participate in Crystal Robbinsdale United, MYSA sponsored or sanctioned activities, provided such participation does not threaten the health or safety of others.
  • Crystal Robbinsdale United reserves the right to exclude an individual's participation in an MYSA sponsored or sanctioned activity in order to comply with applicable law.

TYPES OF PROHIBITED BEHAVIOR

The following behaviors are prohibited. Any behavior that is not listed but violates the general spirit and intent of this rule is also prohibited and subject to the same sanctions as described.

Assault
Assault is defined as either: (1) an act done with intent to cause fear in another of immediate bodily harm or death; or (2) the intentional infliction of or attempt to inflict bodily harm upon another; or (3) the threat to do bodily harm to another with the present ability to carry out the threat. 8-7-2017

Harassment
Harassment includes verbal or physical conduct that denigrates or demonstrates hostility or aversion to an individual because of his or her race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, or any other protected class status defined by local, state, or federal law, or that of his or her relatives, friends or associates, and that: (1) has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment; (2) has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's participation in an Crystal Robbinsdale United, MYSA sponsored or sanctioned activity; or (3) otherwise adversely affects an individual's opportunity to participate in an Crystal Robbinsdale United, MYSA sponsored or sanctioned activity. Harassment may consist of epithets, slurs, negative stereotyping, threatening or intimidating acts, as well as written or graphic material, including, but not limited to, jokes and/or pranks.

Harassment of Crystal Robbinsdale United, MYSA or Club Officials, Referees, Coaches or Players Harassment includes repeated incidents of intrusive or unwanted act, words, or gestures that have a substantial adverse effect on the safety, security or privacy of another. Harassment may consist of repeated phone calls, e-mails, and/or personal confrontations by an individual, either acting alone or through others, or collectively by a group of individuals acting together.

Racial Violence
Racial violence is a physical act of aggression or assault upon another because of, or in a manner reasonably related to, race.

Religious Violence
Religious violence is a physical act of aggression or assault upon another because of, or in a manner reasonably related to, religion.

Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment is a form of sexual discrimination that includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexually motivated physical contact or other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature when: (1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of participation in an Crystal Robbinsdale United, MYSA sponsored or sanctioned activity; (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a fact or decision affecting the individual's participation in an Crystal Robbinsdale United, MYSA sponsored or sanctioned activity; or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's participation in an Crystal Robbinsdale United, MYSA sponsored or sanctioned activity.

Sexual Violence
Sexual violence is a physical act of aggression that involves the touching of another's intimate parts, either above or underneath the other person's clothes, or forcing another to touch one's intimate parts, either above or underneath one's clothes. Intimate parts include the primary genital area, groin, inner thigh, buttocks, or breast of a human being. Sexual violence is a crime. Sexual violence may include, but is not limited to, (1) touching, patting, grabbing or pinching another person's intimate parts, either same sex or opposite sex; (2) coercing or forcing sexual touching on another; (3) coercing or forcing sexual intercourse on another; (4) threatening to force sexual touching or intercourse on another.

Taunting
Taunting is defined as verbal or physical conduct intended or designed to embarrass, ridicule, or demean another. This includes, but is not limited to, statements pertaining to race, religion, gender, or national origin.

Showboating
Showboating is defined as an excessive display or celebration leading to a delay in continuation of play, such as after a goal is scored.

Vandalism
Vandalism is the intentional or negligent destruction of property.

Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco
Drug use is the possession or ingestion, consumption, inhalation, or other use of a controlled substance. Alcohol use is the possession or ingestion of alcohol in any form. Tobacco use is the possession or ingestion of tobacco in any form.

Gambling
Gambling is defined as wagering or betting on the outcome of a game.

Inappropriate Language
Inappropriate language is defined as the intentional or incidental use of obscene, profane, lewd, or vulgar speech. Inappropriate language includes, but is not limited to, cursing and swearing.

Providing False Information
Knowingly providing false information to the Crystal Robbinsdale United, MYSA or its officials is prohibited. This includes falsifying birth date information; altering member passes, attempting to use altered player passes, and other presentation of false identification, or any other provision of false information.

POLICIES

  • During a soccer season, a player, coach, referee, club official or administrator, MYSA official or administrator, or spectator, shall not engage in racial, religious, or sexual harassment or violence.
  • Before, during, or after an MYSA sponsored or sanctioned activity, a player, coach, referee, club official or administrator, MYSA official or administrator, or spectator, shall not engage in violent behavior.
  • Before, during, or after an MYSA sponsored or sanctioned activity, a player, coach, referee, club official or administrator, MYSA official or administrator, or spectator, shall not engage in taunting or showboating.
  • Before, during, or after an MYSA sponsored or sanctioned activity, a player, coach, referee, club official or administrator, MYSA official or administrator, or spectator, shall not vandalize public or private property.
  • During a soccer season, regardless of quantity, a player shall not: (1) use a beverage containing alcohol; or (2) use or consume, have in possession, buy, sell, or give away any other controlled substance.
  • An individual attending an MYSA sponsored or sanctioned game shall not use or consume, buy, sell or give away: any beverage containing alcohol; tobacco in any form; or any other controlled substance while present at the playing venue. This rule does not apply to properly prescribed medication.
  • An individual attending an MYSA sponsored or sanctioned game shall not wager or gamble on its outcome.
  • Before, during, or after an MYSA sponsored or sanctioned activity, a player, coach, referee, club official or administrator, MYSA official or administrator, or spectator, shall not use inappropriate language.
  • During a soccer season, a parent/guardian, player, coach, referee, club official or administrator, MYSA official or administrator shall not knowingly provide false information to club or MYSA officials.

In the event of repeated violation of these policies, Crystal Robbinsdale United Soccer Club may take action up to and including dismissal from the club, to protect the values of the club and in the interest of our players and teams.

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