OPEN HOUSE SANCTIONING
An Open House shall be an activity that is formulated for
the purpose of clubs to provide information including, but not limited to,
associated fees, calendar commitments, training location(s), games/travel distances, tournaments, coach qualifications/assignments, etc. to interested
participants (players, parents/guardians, etc.) and does not involve training or evaluation of a proposed player by the sanctioning club or a club representative.
If approved and
sanctioned by MSYSA, general liability coverage at
approved fields/facilities is extended.
All player trainings, assessments, open practices, etc. prior to the MSYSA Official Try-Out Date are not considered Open Houses and therefore not approved sanctioned events by MSYSA.
Open Houses must be advertised and open to all. Organizations are not permitted to guarantee roster spots to participants (verbally or in writing) prior to the MSYSA Official Try-Out Start Date.
Open Houses must comply
with MSYSA Bylaws, Rules, Regulations and Policies.
MSYSA Rule 2.18C (Click to Review)
MSYSA Rule 3.4 (Click to Review)
MSYSA Rule 3.7 (Click to Review)
Open House Activities must follow established policies and procedures as determined by the MSYSA
- Organizations are permitted to have sign-up lists that
allow participants to receive materials relating to associated fees, calendar commitments, training location(s), games/travel distances, tournaments, coach qualifications/assignments, etc.
- Once sanctioned, organizations may advertise Open Houses on their
website and other websites along with other forms of media (e.g. Michigan
Soccer Publications, newspaper advertisements, school paper ‘take home’
flyers, MSYSA social media sites, Open House(s), etc.)
- Organizations, once sanctioned by MSYSA, will be placed
on a page on MSYSA’s website that shows approved Open Houses that
includes, at minimum, Organization Name, Date of Open House, Time of Open
House, Location and Website link.
- Organizations shall provide a location (name, address, date and time) to MSYSA for sanctioning purposes (certificates of insurance).
- Organizations understand that once approved, a listing
will be made available on the MSYSA website of ‘approved’ Open Houses. Any other non-listed Open Houses shall not be considered
sanctioned by MSYSA.
- Organizations shall comply with MSYSA risk management policies.