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Affiliation Process

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Thank you for your interest in being a part of the Florida Youth Soccer Association (FYSA). Whether your club or league is new to FYSA or you have been a member for years, we are excited to partner with you for the upcoming soccer season! The process of becoming a member is quite simple and all of the information that you will need can be found right here on this page.

Below you will find all of the necessary information that you will need to submit to our organization to be recognized as a member of the association. Video tutorials are also available to help guide you in the process of applying for membership or if you have additional questions. 

Should you need any help or just want to discuss the application further, contact Rosemary Napoleoni, Program Specialist, at 863.268.8220 Ext: 312 or by email: rnapoleoni@fysa.com.

New Affiliations

Forms have been created for the new affiliate application that must be used. These forms make the distinction between those organizations that are affiliates and those that are associate affiliates. All documentation must be complete when submitted.

All completed documents must be sent to the FYSA office no later than 30 days prior to a scheduled BOD meeting.  The office will verify the completeness of the submission; the FYSA office will then send the appropriate DC and RVP a copy of the documents; and the original documents will be presented by the Secretary at the EC/BOD meeting. When approved at an EC or BOD meeting, the appropriate notation will be made on the form, and the form and all documentation will be filed in the FYSA office. Affiliations not approved will be returned to the applicants.

When documents are filed for an organization to become a member of FYSA, the FYSA office will notify all affiliates within the district in writing of the application and advise that they may submit objections to the affiliation.  Those objections for consideration must be received no later than seven (7) days prior to the scheduled BOD meeting.

Re-Affiliations

The Agent of Record will submit affiliation renewals and updates directly online. Procedures are in place that will assure that only current affiliates can re-affiliate.

In the case of problem affiliates, the office will notify the appropriate DC of all written complaints received regarding an affiliate so that the BOD can take appropriate action.

This is done per FYSA Rule 104.5: "District Commissioners and Regional Vice Presidents shall report in writing excessive affiliate complaints to the BOD for consideration as to renewal of affiliation."

With the FYSA office and the DC having copies of all complaints, they can be brought before the BOD at the appropriate time.  FYSA gives the power to approve affiliates to the BOD and the EC in emergency situations.

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