About MSA

The McKinney Soccer Association has been promoting and growing the game of soccer in McKinney since its formation over 30 years ago. The association is controlled by a board of directors which meets once a month to ensure that both, the Spring and Fall soccer seasons run smoothly. We also have a small office staff to manage daily operations and help to coordinate between players, parents, and board members in solving issues.

Volunteer and Employment

You can find out about any of the opportunities below by calling our office at 972-569-6808 or emailing info@mckinneysoccer.org

MSA is a non-profit organization providing the game of soccer to the community and to many children that would not otherwise have the opportunity to play.  Our amazing volunteer coaches and board members are what make our association run.  If you’d like to give back, and help keep our programs running, consider volunteering with McKinney Soccer.  You’ll have a very rewarding experience while you serve your community!

Below are some opportunities for volunteering with our association:

MSA needs Coaches!
(especially in the U5/U6 age groups)
No experience necessary! We provide training.

McKinney Soccer provides the opportunity for kids to play soccer; however, volunteer coaches are needed to organize these activities. MSA and North Texas Soccer offer coaching clinics for each age group to help you teach the game to the kids. You can also volunteer as an assistant coach or team manager.

You can learn more about coaching by visiting the Coaches Page.

Board Member Positions
Volunteer board members are given training and support from our executive board members to help them get started and to make the most out of their rewarding volunteer experience.  If you feel that something could be improved in our association, the best way to make a difference is by becoming a board member.
Please contact any of our board members or our office for more information on any board member position, and see the MSA’s Bylaws below this section for specific duties and responsibilities.

Employment Opportunities
Currently there are no employment opportunities with MSA.

MSA Bylaws

MSA Bylaws
Revised 8/26/2016

Table of Contents

Article I – Name, Affiliation, and Purpose

Section 1 – Name
Section 2 – Affiliation
Section 3 – Purpose

Article II – Membership

Section 1 – Members
Section 2 – Area
Section 3 – Voting

Article III – Government

Section 1 – Robert’s Rules of Order
Section 2 – Open Meetings
Section 3 – Elected Executive Board Directors
Section 4 – Appointed Executive Board Directors
Section 5 – Responsibilities
Section 6 – Attendance
Section 7 – Vacancies on the Elected Board
Section 8 – Vacancies on the Nominated Board
Section 9 – Quorum for Conducting Business
Section 10 – Quorum for Voting
Section 11 – Elections by Secret Ballot
Section 12 – President
Section 13 – Vice President of Operations
Section 14 – Secretary
Section 15 – Treasurer
Section 16 – Vice President of A&D
Section 17 – League Commissioner(s)
Section 18 – League Director(s)
Section 19 – Director of Coaching Education and Player Development
Section 20 – Cup and Games Director
Section 21 – Referee Representative
Section 22 – Community Relations Director
Section 23 – Appeals and Disciplinary Committee
Section 24 – A&D Appeals
Section 25 – Schedule of Board Meetings

Article IV – Qualifications for Election and Terms of Service

Section 1 – Qualifications
Section 2 – Waiver of Qualifications
Section 3 – Terms of Office for Executive Board Members
Section 4 – Number of Terms of Service
Section 5 – Removal of Voting Board Members

Article V – Non-voting Association Staff Positions

Section 1 – Registrar and Assistant Registrar
Section 2 – Referee Assignor
Section 3 – Scheduler
Section 4 – Field Directors (Marshalls)
Section 5 – Office Administrator

Article VI – General Membership Meetings

Section 1 – Annual General Meeting
Section 2 – Annual General Meeting Notice
Section 3 – Additional General Meetings
Section 4 – Elections
Section 5 – Start Date for Officers and Directors
Section 6 – Quorum to Transact Business

Article VII – Ancillary Documents

Section 1 – Other Association Documents
Section 2 – Changes to Documents

Article VIII – Amendments

Section 1 – Amendments to the Constitution
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ARTICLE I – NAME, AFFILIATION AND PURPOSE

Section 1 – Name
The name of this Association shall be the McKinney Soccer Association, hereafter referred to as the Association. The Association will be a non-profit organization.

Section 2 – Affiliation
This Association shall be affiliated with North Texas State Soccer Association and its affiliates.

Section 3 – Purpose
The purpose of the Association will be:

To advance and promote the game of soccer for youth and adults.
To provide the opportunity of fun and recreation through the development of leadership, courage, and fair play through team competition.
To develop the highest levels of ideals, sportsmanship, and fellowship.
To provide competent leadership for the attainment of a successful soccer program.
To ensure that all players who wish to participate may do so without regard to sex, race, religion, or any other social label and in recreational leagues, without regard to playing ability.

ARTICLE II – MEMBERSHIP

Section 1 – Members
Members shall be the parents and/or legal guardians of those youth players participating in an association program, members of the Board of Directors, coaches, assistant coaches, team managers, adult players and certified referees.

Section 2 – Area
The geographical area shall be that defined as the McKinney Independent School District.

Section 3 – Voting
All members may vote in the general election held in the spring of each year.

ARTICLE III – GOVERNMENT

Section 1 – Robert’s Rules of Order
All meetings of this Association shall be governed by Robert’s Rules of Order, except as stated elsewhere.

Section 2 – Open Meetings
All business meetings of the Board of Directors shall be open meetings.

Section 3 – Elected Executive Board Directors
Officials of the Association, which shall be elected by the membership, are:

President
Vice-president of Operations
Vice-president of A&D
Secretary
Treasurer
Adult Commissioner
Boy’s Commissioner
Girl’s Commissioner
Community Relations Director

Section 4 – Appointed Executive Board Members and League Directors
Additional Executive Members and League Directors of the Association shall be nominated by the President and approved, by majority vote during an official board meeting, of the previously approved Officers and Directors (with the exception of the Referee Representative) and shall include the following:

Referee Representative (selected by the Referee Association prior to being sent to the President for nomination and approval by the Board of Directors).
Director of Coaching Education and Player Development
Cup and Games Director
League Directors

Section 5 – Responsibilities
The Board of Directors, as defined in sections 3 & 4 above, is responsible for the following:

Each member casts one vote, with the President casting the tie-breaking vote, if necessary;
Conduct the affairs of the Association;
Set forth rules of play and all requirements for registration of players;
Coordinate the activities of the Association with the proper Recreational Department of other official bodies of the City of McKinney;
Promote growth and unity in the Association;
Establish playing fees;
Coordinate play between the Association and other NTSSA affiliates;
Abide by guidelines of the McKinney Soccer Association Constitution, Local Rules and Regulations, North Texas State Soccer Association, United States Youth Soccer Association, and FIFA;
Act as Field Director on game days, supervising game day activities and monitoring/enforcing the laws of the association.

Section 6 – Attendance
Any member of the Board of Directors can have their office declared vacant by a majority of the Board, if any one of the following situations occur within one soccer year (June 1st – May 31st) without such absence being excused by the remaining body of the board.

Three (3) unexcused absences
Four (4) consecutive absences of any type
Six (6) absences from regularly scheduled meetings

Section 7 – Vacancies on the Elected Board
In the event of a vacancy occurring among the members of the Board of Directors, the President will nominate a member of the Association to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term to be approved by the board.

If the vacancy should occur in the Presidency, the Vice-president of Operations will succeed the title, duties, and powers of the Presidency for the remainder of the unexpired term. He/she shall also nominate a vice-president to assume that role for the unexpired term.
If both the President and Vice-president offices are vacant, the Vice President of A&D will succeed the title, duties, and powers of the Presidency.
If neither the Vice-President of Operations nor VP of A&D wishes to succeed to the Presidency or if both officers resign, the remaining Board members shall elect new officers for the remainder of the term.

Section 8 – Vacancies on the Nominated Board
Any vacancy not covered elsewhere shall be filled through nomination by the President and approved by the Board.

Section 9 – Quorum for Conducting Business
A quorum for conducting business shall consist of a majority of active voting board members.

Section 10 – Quorum for Voting
A majority of the active voting board member quorum, unless specified elsewhere, may decide the vote on an issue.
Board members should abstain from voting if there may be any appearance of a conflict of interest or as defined by Robert’s Rules of Order.

Section 11 – Elections by Secret Ballot
The offices will be elected by a secret ballot of the Association membership.

Section 12 – President
Attend NTSSA Annual General Meetings as the official McKinney representative, as needed, with the power to vote;
The President shall be charged with the overall administrative and executive functions of the Association. As Chief Executive Officer, the President:
Shall be chairman of the Board of Directors;
Shall preside at all general membership meetings;
Shall appoint such additional committees as deemed necessary to carry out the functions of this Association;
Shall take prudent and reasonable actions of cases not covered herein;
Shall act as a liaison between the Association and the Parks Department;
Shall delegate authority and/or responsibilities to other Board members, Directors, Staff, Contractors, or Members as may be necessary, and permitted;
Shall deliver to the new President, when leaving office all notes, records and information pertaining to the Association in his possession.

Section 13 – Vice-president of Operations
The Vice-president of Operations shall:
Attend NTSSA Annual General Meetings as the official McKinney representative, as needed, with the power to vote;
Assist the President in the performance of his duties;
Assume and exercise all duties of the President in his absence;
Supervise office staff and any contracted workers;
Coordinate all insurance matters;
Coordinate all real estate matters;
Ensure adequate field marshals and security is present for all events.

Section 14 – Secretary
The Secretary will:
Attend NTSSA Annual General Meetings as the official McKinney representative, as needed, with the power to vote;
Record the minutes of all meetings and attend to all correspondence and keep the records of the Association;
Be responsible for arranging league pictures;
Submit to NTSSA all changes in the Constitution or Bylaws within one week after approved;
Send to NTSSA, after elections and by June 1st, the new Officers and Board members with addresses;
Deliver to the new secretary, when leaving office all notes, records and information.

Section 15 – Treasurer
The Treasurer will:
Attend NTSSA Annual General Meetings as the official McKinney representative, as needed, with the power to vote;
Collect all moneys of the Association and keep a detailed account of all expenditures;
Make all disbursements approved by the Board of Directors;
Sign all checks on the Association account;
Submit a written financial statement of the year at the Annual General Meeting and written report at all Board meetings;
Prepare and communicate the budget and running budget numbers at all board meetings;
Prepare forward looking budget, have Q&A, and have board approval prior to end of fiscal year.
Work with the registrar, as needed, to collect all monies and deposit all said funds into the bank as soon as possible.
Deliver to the new treasurer, when leaving office, all notes, records and information in his/her possession.

Section 16 – Vice-president of A&D
The V.P. of A&D will:
Attend NTSSA Annual General Meetings as the official McKinney representative, as needed, with the power to vote;
Keep all rules and regulations of the Association and make them available to coaches and parents;
Be available for all association general meetings to inform coaches and parents of rules and regulations;
Ensure association is in compliance with NTSSA and FIFA guidelines;
Be chairman of the Appeals and Disciplinary Committee;
Receive all appeals in writing and shall forward them in a timely manner to the Appeals and Disciplinary Committee;
Liaise with NTSSA and report disciplinary actions as necessary to remain in compliance with NTSSA A&D policies.

Section 17 – League Commissioner (Boys, Girls & Adult)
The League Commissioners will:
Attend NTSSA Annual General Meetings as the official McKinney representative, as needed, with the power to vote;
Be responsible for recruiting and training league directors as needed for their divisions;
Ensure all draft and team formation guidelines are followed;
Ensure all draft and team formation deadlines are met for their divisions;
Assist to ensure proper field director coverage is provided during game times for their divisions;
Provide leadership and guidance to league directors to ensure necessary communication with coaches is taking place;
Consult their league directors for input on board voting issues and act as the leagues’ voting representative at board meetings;
Attend coaches meetings and roster pickup sessions.

Section 18 – League Director(s)
The League Director will:
Act as liaison between the coaches and the Board and respond to all inquiries within 48 hours and/or escalate if needed; Responsible for the team formation (draft) in their respective league(s);
Set up teams within the regulations of the association and NTSSA;
Provide scheduler with the number of teams playing in their division(s) by deadline given;
Assist in establishing and enforcing playing rules;
Provide MSA with completed draft actions by set deadlines;
Determine number of awards needed and inform Cups and Games Director by established deadlines;
Inform Cups and Games Director of the Tournament of Champions entry and complete the necessary paperwork;
Recruit coaches for teams;
Promote growth and unity in the Association;
Coordinate re-scheduling of games with the Scheduler and Referee Assignor and inform the necessary parties, including teams, coaches, parents, and players, etc.
Assist in game day activities and mentor coaches/parents;
Attend coaches’ meetings and roster pickups each season.

Section 19 – Director of Coaching Education and Player Development
The Coaching Director will:
Attend NTSSA Annual General Meetings as the official McKinney representative, as needed, with the power to vote;
Set coaches’ clinics each season;
Serve as primary coaching resource person for coaches;
Aid League Director in recruiting coaches;
Present youth clinic/camp recommendations to the board.

Section 20 – Cup and Games Director
The Cups and Games Director will:
Be responsible for the planning, organizing and implementation of all MSA hosted tournaments and specify sanctioning.
Be responsible for the entries to the Tournament of Champions.
Be responsible for ordering trophies, awards, balls, patches, nets, flags and other equipment as necessary, within approved budget and with Board of Directors approval.

Section 21 – Referee Representative
The Referee Representative will:
Attend NTSSA Annual General Meetings as the official McKinney representative, as needed, with the power to vote;
Be elected by the current referee association to be the voting representative with MSA;
Be approved by the board of directors for a one-year term;
Report to the board any updates from the referee association meetings;
Update the referee association with any communications from the board of directors.

Section 22 – Community Relations Director
The Community Relations Director will:
Attend NTSSA Annual General Meetings as the official McKinney representative, as needed, with the power to vote;
Manage all public/community relations activities;
Generate awareness campaigns with MISD and other appropriate organizations;
Lead sponsorship acquisitions;
Lead newsletter activities; including content and publishing.
Organize media relations and advertising;
Respond to parent and member inquiries.

Section 23 – Appeals and Disciplinary Committee
The Appeals and Disciplinary Committee:
Chairman shall be the vice-president of A&D;
VP of Operations shall be ex-officio member;
Additional members shall be appointed by the Chairman;
Quorum shall be three (3);
Members shall not exceed nine (9);
Will hear all game protests;
Will handle all breaches of the association rules;
May have its decision further appealed per the NTSSA Rules and Regulations guidelines;

Assistant Chairman shall be elected by quorum present and shall serve as Chairman upon the Chairman’s absence.

Section 24 – A&D Appeals
Decision made by the Board of Directors may be appealed as provided in the NTSSA Rules and Regulations.

Section 25 – Schedule of Board Meetings
Meeting of the Board of Directors shall be held regularly once each month. Additional meetings may be called by the President whenever deemed necessary or on the request of any Board Member.
Attendance in person is expected but allowances can be made to attend via conference call.

ARTICLE IV – QUALIFICATIONS FOR ELECTION AND TERMS OF SERVICE

Section 1 – Qualifications
Qualifications for Election:
The President must have two (2) years of experience as a board member of the Association within the last three (3) years, one of which must be the current year of the election;
The VP of Operations and VP of A&D must have one (1) year experience as an Officer or Director board member of the Association within the last three (3) years;
The Secretary, Treasurer and Community Relations Director must have one (1) season’s experience as a sustaining association member;
The Boy’s, Girl’s, and Adult Commissioners must have one year experience as a league director or board of director’s position;
The Director of Coaching Education and Player Development must have a minimum of a “D” coaching license.

Section 2 – Waiver of Qualifications
Qualifications for all offices except President can be waived by a majority vote, of voting members at the General Meeting, but only if no candidate is presented who meets the qualification requirements.

Section 3 – Terms of Office for Executive Board Members
Term of office:
The term of service shall be two (2) years with the exception of the Referee Representative which will be appointed each year;
Elections for President, Treasurer, Boy’s Commissioner and VP of A&D will be in odd-numbered years;
Elections for VP of Operations, Secretary, Girl’s Commissioner, Adult Commissioner, and Community Relations Director will be in even number years.

Section 4 – Number of Terms of Service
All Officers and Directors of the Association may succeed themselves, without limitations of term limits, through the election or appointment process described in this Constitution.

Section 5 – Removal of Voting Board Members
Removal Procedure:
Any member of the voting board shall be required to resign or be removed from office following a vote of no confidence in their ability to remain in office.
A petition for such a vote must be submitted in writing to the board by a minimum of two (2) board members.
The vote of no confidence must be passed by a two-thirds (2/3) majority of a quorum of active voting board members at a regularly scheduled meeting at least fourteen (14) days after written notice of such pending petition.
Any member of the active voting board members may be suspended by the President or a two-thirds (2/3)-majority vote of a quorum consisting of the remaining active voting board members following a receipt of a petition of no confidence.
The suspension will remain in effective until the member is removed or reinstated at the aforementioned regularly scheduled meeting.

Article V – Non-Voting Association Staff Positions

Section 1 – Registrar and Assistant Registrar
The Registrar and Assistant Registrar will:
Attend NTSSA Annual General Meetings as the official McKinney representative, as needed, with the power to vote;
Be responsible for sending the Association rosters to NTSSA;
Obtain check from Treasurer for the NTSSA registration;
Establish registration dates, forms, etc.;
Form a committee to aid in registration;
Verify all birth records of the players;
Approve travel permits;
Be responsible for sending in select team rosters to NTSSA;
Coordinate the collection and payment of fees with the association treasurer;
Act as a liaison between the association and the select teams;
Administer the risk assessment process, send NTSSA all necessary information on coaches and coordinate the distribution of coaches’ cards.

Section 2 – Referee Assignor
The Referee Assignor will:
Be responsible for setting referee clinics and additional updates through the season as needed;
The Referee Assignor shall supervise the activities of the Assistant Referee Assignor;
Provide formal and informal assessments of each referee as required;
Be a certified referee and referee assignor.

Section 3 – Scheduler
The Scheduler will:
Create schedules for play and send copies to the secretary for publication;
Coordinate rescheduling of games with the League Directors and Referee Assignor;
Aid in the scheduling of Association supported tournaments.

Section 4 – Field Directors (Marshalls)
The Field Director (Marshalls) will:
Patrol fields on game days to assist with coach and parent inquiries;
Monitor games for any issues that may need to be reported to referee assignor, and/or league director for action;
Remind parents and/or coaches of league policy regarding sideline activity as needed (refer to coach and parent code of conduct);
Issue coaching cards, temporary cards, and game reports per MSA guidelines;
Assist in opening and closing facilities;
Assist in gathering game reports and misconduct reports.

Section 5 – Office Administrator
The Office Administrator will:
Attend NTSSA Annual General Meetings as the official McKinney representative, as needed, with the power to vote;
Assist and support Treasurer with book keeping entries, reports, etc.; as needed.
Perform daily office functions and operation;
Order office supplies as needed;
Prepare Copies and Reports for Board Meetings;
Perform office receptionist duties and escalate any calls or inquiries to appropriate board member as needed.

ARTICLE VI – GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

Section 1 – Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting shall be held on a date set by the voting board members at the February Board of Directors meeting.
The meeting can be changed at the discretion of the MSA Board of Directors, who may change it when deemed necessary, for the purpose of canvassing the ballots cast for the election of new officers and to consider any amendments to the Constitution.

Section 2 – Annual General Meeting Notice
The Annual General Meeting shall be set and notice given to all coaches and parents no later than 60 days prior to the meeting.
Notice shall be given by e-mail and/or posted on the official web site of the Association and/or by placing a notice at the playing fields each Saturday for four weeks prior to the Annual General Meeting. The only exception to this notification period shall be for the rescheduling of the AGM, and associated voting period, to satisfy election requirements as stated under Section 4 – Elections.

Section 3 – Additional General Meetings
Additional General Meetings may be held upon call from the President or a majority vote of the Board of Directors. As with the Annual General Meeting, notice must be given to all coaches and parents no later than 60 days prior to the meeting.

Section 4 – Elections
Voting for the officers shall take place prior to or on the same day of the Annual General Meeting and will be open for a time period of no less than 5 hours and shall be approved by the MSA Board of Directors. If voting is unable to take place during the designated and approved time period for any reason beyond the control of MSA (bad weather, etc.), the MSA Board of Directors may decide by vote, to move the voting period and AGM to the following week and may continue to do so until the voting period and AGM have occurred.

It shall be by secret ballot;
Candidates for office shall announce their intent to run at a Board of Directors meeting no less than one week prior to the vote by informing the President or Board of Directors in writing;
The Election Judge shall see that ballots are printed to include all candidates;
No electioneering shall take place on the soccer fields on Election Day;
No one running for office may serve as election official;
An Election Committee of at least three (3) and no more than seven (7) shall be appointed by the President or Vice President of Operations- which shall be the official whose position is not up for re-election in the particular election;
Election Officials shall be composed of outgoing Board Members, Association Members, and/or current Board Members so long as they are not seeking election or re-election in the particular election;
The Election Officials shall elect an Election Judge from amongst themselves;
The Election Judge is the final arbiter during the election;
Election officials shall be responsible for the security of the secret ballot;
Election results shall be counted by the Election Committee and verified as true results;
The list of candidates shall be posted on the official web site of the Association as soon as possible after the candidates have notified the President of the Board of Directors.
If the lack of opportunity to post these candidates as a result of a late candidacy notification occurs, then the list of candidates will be posted at the polls at the time of polling.

Section 5 – Start Date for Officers and Directors
The new Officers and Directors shall officially take office and assume duties on June 1st.

Section 6 – Quorum to Transact Business at a General Meeting
A quorum to transact business at a General Meeting shall be a minimum of two-thirds (2/3) of active voting board members and may consist of any number of additional members in good standing. Resolutions and decisions by a majority vote of the members present at any General Meeting will be binding upon all affiliated members provided there is a quorum.

ARTICLE VII – ANCILLARY DOCUMENTS

Section 1 – Other Association Documents
The Association will have other documents to clarify and support this Constitution:

Local deviations – (Local Playing Rules) – This provides every deviation from FIFA rules that will govern play within the Association.
Any additional documents which contain policies and non-playing rules under which the Association operates. It could include, but not be limited to, play with teams from outside the Association, local playing rules, resolution of disputes, roles of players, parents, coaches, referees, rules of conduct, etc.

Section 2 – Changes to Documents
Changes in these ancillary documents may be made by a majority of a quorum of the active board members at a proper meeting.

ARTICLE VIII – AMENDMENTS

Section 1 – Amendments to the Constitution

This Constitution may also be amended by two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the members present at any General Meeting provided there is a quorum present.
Any proposed changes to the Constitution must be submitted in writing to the Executive Board at least 30 days prior to the General Meeting;
The membership must be informed of the proposed changes by email and website announcement at least 21 days prior to the meeting.
The effective date of the changes cannot be earlier than thirty (30) days after the date of vote.


The McKinney Soccer Association has been promoting and growing the game of soccer in McKinney since its formation over 30 years ago. The association is controlled by a board of directors which meets once a month to ensure that both, the Spring and Fall soccer seasons run smoothly. We also have a small office staff to manage daily operations and help to coordinate between players, parents, and board members in solving issues.

McKinney Soccer Association
Office Hours
Monday – Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Closed for Lunch 12:00pm -1:00pm

1650 W Virginia St, Suite 110
McKinney, Texas 75069

Tel: 972-569-6808
Fax: 972-548-8322
email: info@mckinneysoccer.org

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