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  1. Benefits of Membership Kansas State Youth Soccer Association

  2. Our Strength Comes from Our Members By joining KSYSA, you are joining a family—A local, state, and national group that supports all members and provides them a wide variety of services and benefits. “The purpose of Kansas Youth Soccer is to promote, foster, and perpetuate the game of soccer throughout the state of Kansas.”

  3. Risk Management Kidsafe Program • Nationally recognized advice for establishing policies, procedures, and governing operations • Training from nationally recognized experts on child abuse and risk management Criminal Background Search • All registered coaches, assistant coaches, and team officials who work directly with kids are checked bi-annually against national criminal databases and sex offender registries.

  4. Risk Management Child Safety and Club Support • Goal post safety and anchoring procedures to reduce the potential for goal post failure or tipping • Procedures for sexual misconduct complaints • Crisis management procedures for managing media access during an investigation or claim, including press conferences and/or releases and coordination with police and other official news releases • Safeguarding club financials using security measures and insurance

  5. Member Programs Access to State Director of Coaching • National “A” licensed coach • Former professional coach • Former US National Team player, US World Cup and Olympic Teams • Former US Youth National Team player • Former US Youth ODP Team player

  6. Member Programs Olympic Development Program • 600 of the state’s most talented 12-17 year olds • Participation in numerous high level tournaments and events including Regional Championships and Regional Camp • Access/Consideration for Regional and National youth teams • Per capita Kansas has one of the highest percentages of players making the Regional Pool • 90% receive college scholarships • Scholarship programs available based on financial need

  7. Member Programs TOPSoccer—The Outreach Program for Soccer • Program for young athletes with physical and mental disabilities • Multiple programs serving kids throughout Kansas Innovative Custom Clinics • Customized clinics for coaches and players of all ages and skill levels Free Topic of Choice Clinics-Coach & Player Development • Soccer 101 • Coaching tips and presentations

  8. Member Programs Subsidized Coach/Player Clinics • Recreational Clinics • Youth Modules • State Coaching Licenses—E, D • National Coaching Licenses—D, C, B, A • Goalkeeping clinics • Custom clinics • Advanced clinics

  9. Member Programs Kansas State Cup/US Youth Soccer National Championship Series • Club teams in the state compete in the U12-U19 age divisions for the title of State Cup Champion • Kansas State Cup Champions (U13 – U19) advance to the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Tournament to compete against the state champions of the other thirteen states in Region II • Region II Champions advance to the National Championships, the most prestigious youth tournament in the country Toyota Cup • Part of the Kansas State Championship series. Similar to the Kansas State Cup open to all classic leve teams.

  10. Member Programs Kohl’s American Cup • Provides recreational youth soccer players an opportunity to experience a consistent and high quality statewide tournament in a fun, festival-like atmosphere. • Fosters stimulation and excitement about soccer to increase the recreational player's interest in and love for the game. • Provides recreational players with the opportunity to participate in an original event outside of their normal league play • A tool to use in increasing membership enrollment.

  11. Member Programs Kansas Competitive Leagues • Various competitive leagues are offered throughout the state in Fall, Winter, and Spring • Age groups vary from U10 to U19 for boys and girls Kansas Recreational Leagues and Tournaments • Kohl’s American Cup • Sanctioned Recreational Leagues and Tournaments  

  12. Member Programs Annual Awards • Toyota President’s Award • Girl’s Coach of the Year • Boy’s Coach of the Year • Young Female Referee of the Year • Young Male Referee of the Year • Young Female and Male Referees of the Year considered for Regional Referee of the Year and possible candidate for National Referee of the Year

  13. Insurance Participant Accident Benefit • Up to $200,000 • Provided for all participants, coaches, managers, volunteer workers, and staff members while participating in sponsored and supervised athletic activities General Liability Protection Program • Coverage for for sanctioned events that are requested and approved by the state association for which a certificate of insurance has been issued • Each occurance limit -- $1,000,000 • General aggregate limit -- $5,000,000 • Field and facility liability coverage available

  14. Insurance Coverage Includes Suits Arising Out Of: • Injury or death of participants • Injury or death of spectators • Injury or death of volunteers • Property damage liability • Incidental medical malpractice • All activities necessary to conduct of a sanctioned event • General negligence claims • Cost of investigation and defense of claims, even if groundless Clubs are Named insured, not Additional insured

  15. Affiliate Member Assistance Administration Assistance for all Affiliate Members Through State Office Staff • Member League Formation • Bylaw guidelines • Filing for 501 (c) (3) status • Legal Compliance • How to select coaches • Codes of Conduct • Complaint/Disciplinary procedures

  16. Affiliate Member Assistance (cont) • Financial Guidelines • Fundraising • Player Registration • Field Development • TOPSoccer • Tournaments posted on our website • Voicemail for member leagues (in process)

  17. Affiliate Member Assistance Midwest Soccer News • Delivered to every registered member and referee 2-3 times per year Kansas Youth Soccer Foundation • Foundation being planned to provide grants and scholarships to affiliate member leagues Team Travel Approval • Insurance during sanctioned travel and competition • Assurance of eligible players for participation (Red cards/other sanctions)

  18. Affiliate Member Assistance League and Tournament Sanctioning • Eligibility for all 30,000 players in Kansas, 3.2 million Nationally • Insurance Coverage • Priority for USSF Certified Referees • Consistency re: League/tournament rules—FIFA/USSF/US Youth Soccer

  19. Affiliate Member Assistance Standardized Protests, Appeals, Grievance, and Disciplinary Process and Support • Statewide/National disciplinary database to identify members that have problems with other clubs or other states Vote and Voice on State/National Policy Development • Board representation • Participation on advisory committees • Staff support • Information and influence on Regional and National policy and governance issues

  20. Affiliate MemberAssistance Referee Development • Representation on the State Referee Committee (SRC) • Support SRC with recruiting, retaining, training & developing referees, assessors, assigners, and instructors • Assist referee mentorship and academy programs Access to Coaching Videos and Literature

  21. Affiliate MemberAssistance Membership in the US Soccer Federation and US Youth Soccer • Priority/support for US Soccer Foundation grant programs • $20 million in cash, equipment, and services awarded since 1995 Player Registration and Roster Management • Production of member passes—Proof players are registered and have liability coverage • Rosters/transfers tracked to ensure fairness and tournament eligibility

  22. Affiliate MemberAssistance Free Literature on Soccer Related Subjects • Risk Management • Outreach • Lawsuit Management • Team Management • TOPSoccer • Small Sided Games • Parent Guidelines

  23. You can help support the work of the Kansas Youth Soccer Association by making a tax deductible donation to the Kansas Youth Soccer Scholarship Fund. Visit our website at: For more information, call: (913) 782-6434

  24. Questions?