The Buckeye Soccer Association is a non-profit, volunteer organization that was founded in 1995. We are proud members of the Ohio Youth Soccer Association North and the American Amateur Soccer League. We proudly serve over 500 local youth athletes.
- Organize and promote competitive recreational and travel youth soccer programs up to 14 years of age.
- Encourage good sportsmanship and fair play of all participants.
- Provide an opportunity for youths to participate in a positive, safe environment.
- Teach the techniques and rules of soccer.
Buckeye Soccer Association (BSA) has proposed a new set of bylaws for the organization and could create new positions within the Board. A motion is anticipated to be made at the October meeting to accept the proposed changes in full. If the new bylaws are approved, there will be three (3) new positions and set annual re-election for most other positions. The four (4) current director positions (two rec and two travel) will have alternating election years resulting in two (2) year terms.
The new positions include a Director of Coaching, Director of Grounds/ Facilities and an additional registrar for the travel soccer program. Currently these positions are absorbed into existing job duties but with the growth and building of the Buckeye Soccer Community, it's time to break them out and give each the attention they deserve.
Some additional changes included in the proposed bylaws are relating qualifications of the President, specific voting rules with process, defined subcommittee for setting of fees for the program and quicker amendment process for changes to bylaws.
Under the proposed changes, the President must have served one year on the Board prior to taking this position. The rule will require an existing member of the board to be nominated for this position. This will result in a gap of another position if the seated President is unable to return for another year. If a current board member is not willing to take this position then the option will go out to the soccer community. The President would no longer have the ability to enter into any contractual agreement without a second signature of the Treasurer. This authority is not defined under the current bylaws.
The proposed changes include specific voting rules defining when a vote can happen and who is able to vote. Board members maintain their right to vote but the vote of attending members are granted half a vote (1/2). The current bylaws of becoming a voting member stand in the proposed changes.
Currently the fees set by the association do not have a formal process as defined in the bylaws. Under the proposed changes, a subcommittee is created to determine fees for the following session as well as BSA budget.
The proposed changes were the recommendation of a subcommittee from the Association to bring BSA into Federal and State compliance as well as professionalize the business of the organization. Any specific questions can be directed to Jennifer Kenney at firstname.lastname@example.org