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FAQ

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When are tryouts for the 2024/25 season?

2009-2017 Birth Year

Details coming soon!

What are the ages for SFC?

2016-2007 birth years

Where is SFC located?

SFC is located in Havre de Grace, MD.  Practices will be in the Havre de Grace area.  SFC is open to all interested players in the Havre de Grace and surrounding areas.

Is SFC a Rec team?

No, SFC is a club program playing in CMSA and EDP leagues.

Susquehanna Football Club- SFC

 

Articles and Bylaws


 

Article I - Name

 

The name of these organizations shall be  Susquehanna Football Club (hereinafter referred to as (SFC).

 

Article II - Purpose

 

Susquehanna Football Club shall run as a an independent soccer program.  The purpose of Susquehanna Football Club shall be to promote soccer as a sport, to organize soccer teams, to provide training in the sport of soccer, for Youth, and to receive gifts or donations to promote the health, welfare and recreation of the general public through the sport of soccer.

 

Susquehanna Football Club shall be affiliated with Upper Chesapeake Soccer League UCSL,  Central Maryland Soccer Association (CMSA), EDP, United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA), and the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Through these affiliations, SFC becomes an officially sanctioned youth soccer program for the city of Havre De Grace. SFC Soccer is a nonprofit organization.

 

ARTICLE IV - COLORS

 

The representative colors of the Susquehanna Football Club shall be maroon, black, white, and gray.

 

ARTICLE VI - AUTHORITY

 

The Susquehanna Football Club shall be governed by its Articles, By-Laws, and rules of Play and Procedures, except when the Rules of Play are superseded UCSL, CMSA, MSA, EDP or any other league of play.


 

Article IV - Governing Authority

 

Section 1 The Board of Directors (hereinafter referred to as Officers) shall be composed of nine elected officers and one elected committee chairperson.

A. President

B. Vice President(s)- Directors of Boys/Girls Soccer Programs

C. Secretary

D. Treasurer

E. Registrar

F.  Referee Director

H. Field Director 

 

Section 2 The Officers of Susquehanna Football Club shall be elected every 2 years with no limit for re-election.

 

Section 3 All Officers shall be elected by the membership at the Annual Meeting by a majority vote of the coaches in good standings.  All Officers shall serve for a term of two (2) years. No person shall hold more than one office unless full board membership can not be filled. 

 

Section 4 The duties of the Officers shall be as follows:

 

  1. The President shall preside at all meetings, shall be in charge of equipment, and shall be General Manager of SFC.

 

  1. The Vice President shall act in the absence of the President with the same authority, and shall be in charge of all matters. 

 

  1. The Secretary shall be responsible for all communications, both internal and external, and shall keep the official records of SFC including minutes of all meetings. 

 

  1. The Treasurer shall receive, disburse, and account for all funds of funds which shall be kept in a bank designated by the Officers and shall disclose and report monthly statements.

 

  1. The Registrar shall be Chairman of the Registration Committee, shall be responsible for registration of players and coaches, and shall be responsible for formation of teams.

 

  1. The Referee Director shall be responsible for referee assignments and educational training.

 

  1. The Field Director shall be responsible for field alignment, equipment, scheduling, and safety.

 

Section 6 The Board of Directors shall be responsible for, and have sole authority, upon casting minimum 2 thirds of the votes to:

A. Ensure that the Susquehanna Football Club operates within the framework of the Articles.

B. Decide all matters of policy.

C. Create committees; decide matters of finance and have yearly audits conducted; impose dues and/or fees and fines as in their opinion are required to operate SFC.

D. Adopt and publish a “Schedule of Play”.

E. Promulgate and publish “Rules of Play” annually. The “Rules of Play” will specifically outline rules of play, conduct and other game procedures.

F As necessary, make temporary rules or regulations for specific cases or occasions which are not provided for in the Articles, By-Laws, Rules of Play or procedures but which are deemed necessary to carry out the objectives of Havre De Grace Youth Soccer

G. Amend or revoke the “Schedule of Play”.

H. Approve selection of coaches, assistant coaches and team coordinators.

I Remove officers, members, coaches, assistant coaches, and team coordinators with due cause.

J. Hold sole responsibility for interpreting and enforcing the Articles, By-Laws, Rules of Play and Procedures of this League.

K. Act within a timely manner upon any motion made and passed.

 

Section 5 Any Officer failing to attend meetings in such a manner as to consistently cause a quorum to not be established shall have his continued tenure subjected to a vote of the membership in no less than ten nor more than thirty days from the last meeting of Officers where a quorum was not established. Any Office may be removed from office by a two-thirds vote of the membership present at a membership meeting.

 

Article V Meetings

 

Section 1 Meeting of the membership shall be held at the call of the Officers provided that at least one meeting be held monthly.  

Section 2 The meeting normally held on the second Wednesday of the month of March shall be called the annual meeting and shall be for the election of officers and presentation of the budget.

 

Section 3 A quorum of Officers is required at all meetings to conduct business. A quorum is defined as seven or more Officers present.

 

Article VI Committees

 

Committees other than Registration and Rules and Games may be appointed as needed by

the President with advice and consent of the Board of Directors for an active life to be specified

in the appointment.

 

Article VII – League Members

 

Section 1 Members are teams formed by citizens of the community.  

 

Section 2 Members must remain in good standing with regard to payment of fees and dues.

 

Section 3 Membership may be terminated by a two-thirds vote of the eligible votes at a membership meeting.

 

Section 4 Each Officer shall have one vote with the President voting only to break a tie.

 

Section 5 Membership voting:  each member shall have one vote and must be at least eighteen years of age.

 

Article VIII- Fiscal Year

 

The fiscal year of Susquehanna Football Club  shall be from July first to June thirtieth of the following year.

 

       

Article IX-Rules of Play

 

Section 1 Susquehanna Football Club will comply with the rules of play stated by the Federación Internacional Fútbol Asociación (FIFA) and US Soccer.


 

Article X-Bylaws Amended

 

These bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members provided that the amendment has been presented in writing at the previous meeting.


 

Article XI

 

These bylaws shall be in effect as of Susquehanna Football Club day of April 1st, 2022.

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