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Description of Executive Board Positions


As documented in the current RSA Rule Book, the officers of the Richardson Soccer Association shall be:

President

The President shall be the principal executive officer of the Association and shall, in general, supervise and manage all of the business of the Association. He shall preside at all meetings of the members and of the Executive Board. He shall appoint all members of committees and the North Texas State Soccer Association representatives and, where not defined in these bylaws, shall define such duties. He may sign, with the Secretary or any other proper officer of the Association authorized by the Executive Board, any contracts or other instruments that have been authorized to be executed. He may appoint an auditor to conduct an annual review of the financial records of the Association, which shall be reported to members. In general he shall perform all duties incident to the office of President and such other duties as may be prescribed from time to time. The President shall vote at meetings of members of the Executive Board only in the event of a tie vote or he may waive the right to do so.


First Vice President

In the absence of the President or in the event of his inability or refusal to act, the First Vice President shall perform the duties of the President, and when so acting, shall have all the powers of and be subject to all the restrictions on the President. He shall serve as a Chairman of the Appeals and Disciplinary Committee and as Chairman of the Rules Committee.


Second Vice President

In the absence of the President and First Vice President or in the event of their inability or refusal to act, the Second Vice President shall perform the duties of the President, and when so acting, shall have all the powers of and be subject to all the restrictions on the President. He must be a licensed United States Soccer Federation Referee and will serve as Chairman of the Referee's Committee. He shall be responsible for the referee affairs of the Association, to include but not limited to training of assistant referees and notification of scheduled NTSSA Referee Committee meetings.


Treasurer

At the discretion of the Executive Board, the Treasurer shall give a bond for the faithful discharge of his duties in such sum and with such surety or sureties as the Executive Board shall determine. Fees for such bond will be incurred by the Association. He shall have charge and custody of and be responsible for all funds and securities of the Association; receive and give receipts for monies due and payable to the Association from any source whatsoever, and deposit all such monies in the name of the Association in such banks, trust companies, or other depositories as shall be selected by the Executive Board. He shall serve as Chairman of the Finance Committee.


Secretary

The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the meetings of members and of the Executive Board in one or more books provided for that purpose; see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these bylaws or as required by law; and keep a register of the post-office addresses of each member which shall be furnished to the Secretary by such member. The register of members shall be distributed by the Secretary to the members no later than May 15 of each year. The register of members shall be available to any member in good standing at any reasonable time. He is charged with issuing the publicity of the Association.


League Commissioner

The League Commissioner shall be in charge of all league competition operated under the auspices of this Association. He will pass on all registration and transfers, organize teams, schedule games, rule on protest, keep coaches informed as to all State and National competitions for which the players and/or teams might be eligible and shall see that all coaches are informed as to the rules of competition. He shall serve as Chairman of the Tournament Committee.


Member at Large

This officer will be the immediate past President who shall serve the Executive Board in an advisory capacity. If the immediate past President declines to serve, the current President shall appoint a person to fulfill the position, subject to approval of the Executive Board by a majority vote.


Administrative Positions


Coaching Coordinator

He shall be responsible for providing the desire for the highest quality coaching standards for all registered coaches in the Association. He must organize and publish needed coaches clinics based on the rules of the Association throughout the soccer year. It is also his responsibility of keeping records of the clinics that Association coaches must take based on the rules of the Association and the clinics that the coaches have completed. The Coaching Coordinator shall also be responsible for working with the Associationís Registrar to maintain an up to date record of the Associationís volunteers that must complete the Risk Management Form that is required by NTSSA and who has been issued a Picture Identification Badge. This position will report to the First Vice President.

Equipment Coordinator

He shall be charged with the acquisition, maintenance, and issuance of all equipment necessary or incidental to the playing of soccer, subject to the approval of the Executive Board. This position will report to the Treasurer

Registration and Team Formation Coordinator

The Registration and Team Formation Coordinator shall be in charge of setting up all association registrations for league play. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Recruiting volunteers
  • Setting up site for registration
  • Checking all forms for required information after they are turned in
  • Preparing all checks and money for deposit
  • This board member will also be the chairperson of the team formation committee.
  • At the discretion of the Executive Board, the Registration and Team Formation Coordinator shall give a bond for the faithful discharge of his duties in such sum and with such surety or sureties as the Executive Board shall determine.


Field Coordinator

It shall be the responsibility of the Field Coordinator to be the liaison between the Richardson Soccer Association and the City Parks and Recreation department. Listed below are the responsibilities associated with this position:

  • Check fields conditions and determine playability
  • Maintain mid-week nets
  • Ensure that fields are being marked in a timely manner
  • Coordinating Field Marshallís activities
  • Work with the City of Richardsonís Parks and Recreation department, NTSSA, and adjoining soccer associations (as needed) to develop strategies and plans for improving existing playing fields and developing new fields..
He shall have the authority to appoint, as needed, an ad hoc Playing Field Planning Committee, which will assist in the development of a long-term plan for soccer field development for RSA. All committee recommendations will be presented to the board for appropriate action. The committee will consist of 3 to 7 individuals who are members of RSA, and have been approved by the board.