TN Soccer Proposed Amendment
To: TN SOCCER BOD and Officials
RE: Tennessee Soccer Club “ID CLINIC”
We wholeheartedly believe that the TSSA Policies as they are currently written are violated by the “ID CLINIC” being marketed by TSC. We have been advised that the current interpretation by TSSA is incorrect and that this is indeed a violation.
Unfortunately, due to the impasse we have reached with TSSA and your interpretation that a Member Club (in good standing) can use their “affiliation” with a separate entity as a rationale for violating TSSA Member Club Policies and Procedures, we are left with little recourse.
We are requesting that an immediate and enforceable amendment be made to Policy 4, Policy 9, Policy 26, and all other applicable Policies that reference a Member Club’s responsibilities to the State and other Member Clubs. We are suggesting the following amendment(s) be made to TSSA Policies and Procedures where applicable as follows:
“TSSA Policies and Procedures will supersede all other Soccer Affiliations Policies and Procedures as they relate to players who have executed commitment letters for a given commitment period with TSSA Member Clubs.”
Should TN Soccer not find a way to support and approve an amendment that is immediately enforceable and applicable to the current “ID CLINIC” being marketed by TSC, we will be forced to strongly reconsider our affiliation with TN Soccer next year.
Supporting Documentation – from the TSC Website:
The Bolded areas below are a direct violation of TSSA Policies. As it describes there will be direct communication between TSC Coaches, DOC’s, and Admins with Non-TSC players (and parents) who are registered with other TSSA Member Clubs outside of the published recruiting window. The ultimate goal of the “ID CLINIC” as it states, would ultimately involve registration as a player with TSC in the next year.
Who: Any girls (TSC & NON-TSC) born in 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, and 1999
When: Sunday, April 9th. Check in at 9:00 a.m.
Where: Franklin, TN. We are currently waiting for confirmation on the exact field locations and times. As soon as we receive confirmation, we will update the website and contact those who have already registered.
TSC is the first and only club in the state of Tennessee to be awarded membership into the ECNL. The purpose of this Clinic is to help the TSC staff identify players who can compete at the ECNL level and who are interested in playing for TSC's ECNL program for the 2017-2018 season. Player identification will be handled by the TSC coaching staff, the TSC ECNL Director and the TSC Executive Director. Please note that no ECNL roster spots will be assigned or given out at the conclusion of this clinic; it is for identification purposes only.
In addition to on field training and evaluations, the clinic will also include a Town Hall style information meeting regarding such topics as the structure and organization of the TSC ECNL Program. During the meeting, parents and players will also be afforded the opportunity to ask any questions they may have about the TSC ECNL program.
[This is for the Girls – but there is also one that is identical for Boys]