Recruitment Policy

  RECRUITMENT POLICY

“Any team PARTICIPATING in TYSL play, or being formed for TYSL play, ACTING THROUGH ITS COACHES, TEAM OFFICIALS, PARENTS AND PLAYERS, which ATTEMPTS TO INDUCE ANY PLAYER – listed on a valid team roster of another TYSL team – TO LEAVE HER TEAM SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE RECRUITED THAT PLAYER.”

1. Code of Conduct

a.     No coach, team official, players or parents of players within TYSL, regardless of any other team affiliation/association (including but not limited to TYSL Provisional Rosters, ) shall initiate any form of contact with a prospective player who is listed on the roster of a TYSL affiliated team with the intent of recruiting that player.

b.     Invitations to players listed on valid rosters for play on TYSL Roster, out-of-league play, such as indoor, guest players for tournaments etc., must be initiated through that player’s coach/team official.

c.     If coaches, team officials, parents, or players do not abide by this Code of Conduct, the team shall be deemed to have recruited the player.

d.    Code of Conduct violations must be reported to the League  Director, which comprise of all the coaches in the league.

e.    If a player has decided to inquire about a different club, a release form must be submitted to the league, and approved by both clubs: the existing, and the potential new one.

THE RECRUITMENT VOILATION FEE WILL BE RETURNED ONLY IF THE DECISION IS UPHELD

2.     Recruitment Complaints

a.     Complaints shall be submitted, in writing, by the coach, to TYSL Director within thirty (30) days of the attempted or actual alleged recruiting, following the procedures outlined on the TYSL “Recruitment Complaint Form”.  Submission of this form is required, along with a recruitment complaint fee of $50.00 ( check -CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED) for each subject of recruitment complaint, before any actions will be taken.

b.     The Director will determine the validity of the complaint based on a strict interpretation of Section E of the TYSL Rules.  He/she will assemble all coaches to hear a valid complaint.

c.        Recruitment Sanctions

IF A COACH, TEAM OFFICIAL, PLAYER, OR PARENTS ACTING ON

BEHALF OF THE TEAM IS ACCUSED OF RECRUITMENT, THEN

IT IS THE COACH WHO IS ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE.

     a      If the R&D Committee determines that the coach (see above) has recruited a player, the League Committee may suspend that coach for up to three (3) games for the first offense.

b.       In the event the sanctioned coach is no longer associated with the team for which the sanction has been imposed, the coach shall serve the suspension for any and all other teams he/she is associated and shall serve that suspension in order of game sequence as established by the TYSL League Schedule.

c.        Subsequent recruiting violations will result in AT LEAST a five (5) game suspension for each incident (all provisions in (b) above apply).