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Constitution

SOCCER CLUB OF OAK RIDGE INC. CONSTITUTION
Adopted December 12, 2011

1. NAME

This Association shall be known as the Soccer Club of Oak Ridge Inc., a nonprofit educational organization, incorporated under the laws of the State of Tennessee on July 27, 2011 (hereafter as SCOR).

2. PURPOSE

The purpose of SCOR shall be to educate, develop, promote, and administer the sport of soccer among youth players.

2.1.     Sponsor teams registered through SCOR with the Tennessee State Soccer Association (TSSA or TS) with an unlimited number of youth teams in each age group to play division 1, 2, or 3 soccer. SCOR will strive to accommodate any qualified player in the City of Oak Ridge and surrounding communities. SCOR will work toward improving soccer playing and practice facilities in Oak Ridge.

2.2.     SCOR will promote nurturing, team oriented, learning experiences that encourage fair play and sportsmanship to all players, and emphasize that each practice and soccer game is for the betterment of each of the players.

2.3.     SCOR will cooperate with and assist the City of Oak Ridge, American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), and other organizations to develop, improve, and maintain needed soccer facilities.

2.4.     SCOR will provide a supply of practice equipment (i.e. goals, nets, corner flags) for SCOR teams to share on a day to day and/or season to season basis.

2.5.     SCOR will assist teams in securing high quality coaches, sponsoring educational activities for coaches and encouraging coaches to achieve proper licenses. SCOR will have a Director of Coaching (DOC) for assisting with the selection of teams of coaches for each team.

2.6.     SCOR will sponsor summer soccer camps to help players, coaches, and referees to improve their skills and fitness.

2.7.     SCOR will sponsor a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) referee education program, once per year, in order to provide qualified referees for games and any tournaments SCOR   may sponsor.

2.8.     SCOR will support the representatives of middle schools of Oak Ridge, and qualified coaches and parent volunteers, who seek to form middle school teams to play in the middle school league.

2.9.     On behalf of the players and teams registered through SCOR with TSSA, SCOR will cooperate with the City of Oak Ridge and/or other organizations to provide playing and practice facilities.

3. AFFILIATION

The Association shall be an affiliate of and comply with the authority of Tennessee Soccer (TS) and thereby shall be an affiliate of and comply also with the authority of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) as administered by its Youth Division, the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA), and it’s Amateur Division, the United States Amateur Soccer Association (USASA).

4. GOVERNANCE

SCOR shall be governed by its constitution, bylaws, and policies and procedures, as modified and amended by its membership at a SCOR Council meeting, or when superseded by the governing authority of TS and USSF and its divisions with whom SCOR is affiliated.

5. MEMBERSHIP

5.1      Members of SCOR shall be individuals who register with TSSA through SCOR and remain in good standing with regard to the fees and principals of the club. Parents and Legal Guardians    are members for their children.

5.2      SCOR does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its policies and programs.

6. LEGAL AND TAX EXEMPT STATUS

6.1      The purpose for which SCOR is organized is exclusively educational within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1954 or the corresponding provisions of any future Internal Revenue Code.

6.2      The Association shall not carry on any activities not permitted to be carried on by an organization exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1954 or the corresponding provisions of any future Internal Revenue Code.

6.3      In the event of dissolution, the residual assets of the Association shall be turned over for exclusive public purposes to one or more organizations which themselves are exempt as organizations described in Section 501(c)(3) and 170 (c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, or corresponding sections of Internal Revenue Code as amended.