Candidacy applications available for 2019 US Club Soccer Board of Directors elections

Candidacy applications available for 2019 US Club Soccer Board of Directors elections

Jan. 8, 2019

 

Dear members:

Board of Directors elections are conducted pursuant to Article IX of the US Club Soccer bylaws.

The four Regional Board Directors to be elected in 2019 will serve three-year terms, commencing March 1. Accordingly, the four seats up for election in 2019 are:

  • Eastern Region (I): Shannon Cirovski
  • Midwest Region (II): Mike Sweeney
  • Southern Region (III): K.C. Crabb
  • Western Region (IV): Eddie Henderson

Please read below for Regional Board Director qualifications and other important information. If you meet these qualifications and are interested in running for a Board seat, please complete this Board of Directors Candidacy Form and email to [email protected].

Who is Eligible to be a Board Member?

Pursuant to Article IX, Section 3(a) in the US Club Soccer bylaws: “To qualify for election to the Board, a Board member candidate must be currently associated with a member club as a: director of coaching, president, or active coach, and have at least five (5) years of experience coaching competitive youth soccer, as the term competitive is at that time defined by the Bylaws or Policies. Board member candidates must also have attained at least a U.S. Soccer Federation ‘B’ coaching license, or its international or US Club Soccer equivalent. The candidate’s club shall have registered with US Club Soccer a minimum of eight (8) teams of either gender. Only one Board member may be affiliated with the same club or league at any given time.”

Declaring Candidacy:

Anyone who is eligible pursuant to the required qualifications above who desires to run for a Regional Board Director seat shall submit his or her name to US Club Soccer on the designated Board of Directors Candidacy Form. Candidacy forms must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on January 29, 2019. After submission, we will contact you with any questions, and confirm whether you meet the qualifications for inclusion on the ballot. Qualified candidates will receive a list of clubs currently eligible to vote within their region and have the opportunity to submit a biography and statement to be included with the ballot.

Who is Eligible to Vote?

US Club Soccer competitive member clubs in good standing that have registered a minimum of three teams by the ballot submission deadline (February 20, 2019) are eligible to vote. Each club shall have one vote for the Regional Board Director seat within its U.S. Soccer Federation region. Adult, Associate and Affiliate Members (such as leagues, league and tournament teams, and rec and academy members) are not eligible to vote.

Ballots:

After the candidate declaration deadline, US Club Soccer shall email to each eligible member club a ballot which includes the names of the eligible candidates from its region. Ballots shall be returned to US Club Soccer by e-mail to [email protected] no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on February 20, 2019. Ballots may be sent from the e-mail address of the club’s president, director of coaching or registrar only, and in the event of multiple emails from the same club being received, the first e-mail received will be counted.

Vote Counting:

Votes shall be counted on February 21, 2019, and the winning candidates announced thereafter, unless a run-off election is required.

Please email questions to [email protected].

Thanks for your support of US Club Soccer.

Kevin Payne, CEO/Executive Director
US Club Soccer

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