Recruiting Rules of SYSA & SoccerRI
Soccer Rhode Island Policies & Procedures
Revision 28 by vote of the SRI General Council on March 25, 2013 22
No team, club, coach, player or any other person may approach a registered
player to leave his club or team. Recruiting is further defined as: 1. Any team, acting through
its coaches, team officials, administrators, players or parents of players, which attempts to
induce any player listed on a valid team roster of another team to leave their team shall be
deemed to have recruited that player. 2. Any team may conduct publicly announced open
tryouts to acquire players. Any players or players’ parents may initiate direct contact with any
team for the purpose of joining that team. 3. Invitations to players (s) listed on valid rosters
for play on indoor teams or as guest player(s) for tournaments, must be initiated through that
player’s primary association coach.
Recruiting: A member organization of Soccer Rhode Island is responsible to abide by all
the rules and regulations as outlined in the Constitution, Bylaws and Policies and Procedures of
Soccer Rhode Island during the full term of their membership. A registered member
association of Soccer Rhode Island must hold its individual members accountable to Soccer
Rhode Island rules and regulations. A member association cannot use its status with another
USSF affiliate to circumvent, waive, violate or avoid Soccer Rhode Island rules and regulations.
Nor can a player with dual membership in another USSF affiliate, and Soccer Rhode Island and
USYSA, use their dual status to circumvent, waive, violate or avoid Soccer Rhode Island rules
and regulations. All members of Soccer Rhode Island must adhere to all the rules and
regulations of Soccer Rhode Island and USYSA at all times regardless of any other affiliation,
every day of the year.