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Sep, 2019

USSF Membership Update - September

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SEPTEMBER 2019 MEMBERSHIP UPDATE

Due to travel for the majority of our youth members this week, we’re shifting the webinar by one day to tomorrow. Since this is late notice, we will record the webinar and send a link to anyone who feels they would like more info on any topics covered below.

The September Membership Call to discuss the information in the newsletter and answer any additional questions you may have will be held onWednesday, September 18 at 1 p.m. CT. You can find call-in informationhere.

SafeSport Reminder: Checking the Centralized Disciplinary Database

As part of both Public Law 115-126, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 (the “SafeSport Act”) and U.S. Soccer Policy 212-3, certain applicable Member Organizations must conduct Appropriate Background Screening of Participating Adults prior to regular conduct with a Youth Participating or within 45 days of the Participating Adult taking on the role giving them access to Youth Participants.

As part of that screening, Member Organization should check the Central Disciplinary Databaseat the U.S. Center for SafeSport to ensure there is not a current restriction levied by the Center that may not be triggered on a standard background check. As a reminder, all Organization Members are subject to the Center’s jurisdiction and authority in regard to any disciplinary decisions.

Additionally, if you are aware of any disqualified or suspended individuals from your organization who should be on the CDD, but are not currently appearing as such, please be sure to fill outthis spreadsheetso we can report said individual to the Center.

If you have any questions,please let us know.

2020 AGM: Call for Bylaw Amendments

In accordance with the United States Soccer Federation Bylaws 801 and 802, any proposed amendment to the Federation's articles of incorporation or bylaws must be submitted to the Secretary General of the Federation at least 120 days in advance of the National Council meeting.

This year, the deadline for submission of said proposed amendments is October 19, 2019. The document containing the information about submitting an amendment is available here.

As a reminder, the 2020 AGM will be held in Nashville, TN from Feb. 13 - Feb. 15. Registration is open for all attendees until Dec. 21, 2019. Please contact us if you have any questions, or visit our website.

2019 Innovate to Grow Application Window Open Until October 15

As mentioned, the 2019 application cycle for the Innovate to Grow program opened last Monday, September 9 and will stay open until Tuesday, October 15. Click here to apply now.

The full timeline is below, and if you need a refresher, additional resources are the Webinar Recap and Deck. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Application Stage/Activity

Date(s)

Application deadline

Tuesday, October 15th at 11:59PM CDT

Preliminary application review

Week of October 21st

Application amendment window

Monday, October 28th - Friday, November 1st

Technical application review

Week of November 4th

Recommendations to leadership

Week of December 2nd

Announce recipients, send agreements

Week of January 6th

Signed grant agreements due

Tuesday, January 21st

First disbursements

Late January/early February

2020 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Local Qualifying Begins This Weekend

Less than a month after Atlanta United FC won the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final with a 2-1 win against Minnesota United FC on August 27, it’s already time to start qualifying for the 2020 edition.

Eighty of 88 amateur sides approved to compete in local qualifying will see action at the first hurdle, scheduled for Sept. 21-22. The remaining eight teams have been issued byes to the second qualifying round, set for Oct. 19-20.

The local qualifying survivors will be joined by Newtown Pride FC (Newtown, Conn.), the 2019 U.S. Adult Soccer Association (USASA) National Amateur Cup champion in the tournament proper. The provision to automatically advance the Amateur Cup winner to the Open Cup proper began with the 2019 competition. You can see the full schedule of games for the first round of local qualifying here and follow the Open Cup onTwitter,Instagram,andFacebook.

Other Information/Reminders:

  • The October Membership Update will come out on October 15, 2019
  • Information on the NDC and required data fields is archived here.
  • The Youth National Team Identification Center Schedule is available here.
  • All upcoming International Games scheduled in the United States are available via links on ussoccer.com under "International Games-Weekly Schedule." The pdf is updated when any new game is scheduled.
  • Additional comments, suggestions, or questions are always welcome, so feel free to call 312-528-1300 or email us.

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