As used herein, the following terms shall have the following definitions:
Adult Member: Any coach, director of coach, trainer, manager, official or other individual 18 years of age or older affiliated with a Club and having access to a Player, the Player’s parents or the Player’s contact information that is not available publicly.
Certified Referee Assignor: Any individual certified by the United States Soccer Federation to serve as a referee assignor.
Club: Any club or academy admitted to FCL and that is a member of US Club Soccer.
Coach: Any coach, assistant coach, or trainer employed, contracted by or volunteering for a Club.
Director of Coaching: Any individual employed, contracted by or volunteering for a Club as a Director of Coaching, Executive Director, Technical Director, General Manager or as an assistant to any of the above-listed roles and all adults filling similar roles regardless of title.
Field: Any field used by a club to conduct Tryouts, Training Sessions or Games (other than tournament games).
Game: Any FCL sanctioned game, including all-league, play date, State Cup games and tournament games sanctioned only by US Club Soccer.
Manager: Any individual employed, contracted or volunteering to serve as a team manager, team parent or similar role regardless of title.
Official: Any individual serving as a Coach, Director of Coaching, Referee, board member, director or similar role for a Club.
Player: Any player holding a valid player pass from US Club Soccer and currently playing for an FCL or US Club Soccer Club.
Recruiting: Contact or communication with a Player who is registered to another FCL Club and asking or allowing them to attend a tryout outside of the FCL Tryout Window, attend a club Training Session, play or guest play for any other Team, without first receiving written permission from the Director of Coaching of the Player’s Club.
Referee: Any referee licensed for the then-current year by the United States Soccer Federation.
Trainer: Any adult employed, contracted by or volunteering for a Club as a trainer regardless of title. An individual will also be deemed a Trainer if they are privately training Players who play for another Club.
Training Session: Any Club sanctioned, or private, training session or practice. Training Sessions are limited to Players carded to play for the Club holding the Training Session.
Tryouts: Any Club advertised try-out session, including regularly scheduled tryouts and supplemental tryouts. Tryouts are open to all Players and all youth who are not Players but are interested in becoming Players.