The goal of this handbook is to provide assistance to clubs, coaches and managers to ensure the Florida Club League (FCL) operates smoothly and is a positive experience for all involved – players, coaches, managers, club officials, referees, and parents.
When competing in FCL, the club is responsible for overseeing their coaches, players, parents and club personnel – administratively, on and around the field. Each club is responsible for ensuring all club members understand and meet the following requirements and follow FCL Rules and Code of Ethics.
- Quality – Clubs and their teams must be committed to striving for excellence with respect to play, sportsmanship, fields, referees and the total soccer experience.
- Director of Coaching – Clubs must have a named Director of Coaching listed on the FCL website with a working email address. The Director must be familiar with each team in their club and the team’s involvement in the FCL Programs.
- Fields – Clubs should have at least one high-quality field (5-time slots) per eight teams. Teams traveling long distances deserve to play on decent fields! Teams may ask that they play all away games.
- Referees – Clubs must have a current USSF certified Referee Assignor and enough current year USSF licensed referees available to cover all their teams entered in a competition.
- Administrator – Clubs must have an administrator responsible for helping teams maintain their club and team information on the FCL website. This person should have a working email address and be available to assist team managers with all administrative tasks.
- Good Standing – Clubs must be in good standing with US Club Soccer and FCL.