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Information Collection and Use 
Virginia Youth Soccer Association collects information from our users at several different points, and is the sole owner of the data collected on the website. In each case, only information that is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity at hand will be sought. We will never condition a child’s participation in an online activity on the disclosure of information that is beyond what is reasonably necessary for Virginia Youth Soccer Association to conduct the applicable activity.

Information Sharing 
Virginia Youth Soccer Association may accumulate and store aggregated demographic information about its users. This information is not linked or otherwise traceable to any identifiable personal information, and is used solely to advise website partners and advertisers of the site’s general audience characteristics and track responses to online programs and activities. When called upon to do so, Virginia Youth Soccer Association will disclose information received as required by law, for example, in response to a court order or other specific requests by law enforcement agencies. In addition, if all, or substantially all of the assets relating to, are transferred or sold to another entity, personal information we received from users may be transferred to the acquiring entity.

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Virginia Youth Soccer Association does not use cookies to operate our site.

Log Files 
Virginia Youth Soccer Association may use Internet Protocol addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. We do not ask our users for more information than is necessary to conduct the various activities being conducted on our website, and all of our information is protected both online and off-line through the use of industry-standard practices. Virginia Youth Soccer Association encourages visitors to familiarize themselves, not only with this Privacy Statement, but also to review and understand the privacy policies and information collection practices of other websites that link to and from this site. While Virginia Youth Soccer Association screens our links for overall content, information and entertainment value, we are not responsible for the practices of other sites as they apply to privacy, security, integrity and compliance with COPPA. This Privacy Statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

Notification of Changes 
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post a prominent link to those changes on the home page of Virginia Youth Soccer Association for ninety (90) days so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we may disclose it. In using information, Virginia Youth Soccer Association will always adhere to the most recent version of this Privacy Statement. If you have any questions about our website or this privacy policy, please contact us using the information below.

Virginia Youth Soccer Association
4805 Lassen Lane Ste 200A
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
[email protected]

Misconduct by Coaches Policy

July 1, 2000

Section 1. In this policy:

  • Examples of misconduct that arise under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph (3) include the following: confronting the referee without physically threatening the referee; spitting on the ground or in the air but not at the referee; throwing or kicking an item as a sign of disrespect or dissent but without the chance of hitting the referee; re-entering the field. These are only some of the examples of possible misconduct and are not all-inclusive.

(1) "coach" means a coach, assistant coach, team manager, or other team official.
(2) "Federation" means the United States Soccer Federation, Inc.
(3) "misconduct at a referee" means persistent statements or physical acts at a referee at a game, that do not constitute referee assault or abuse as provided under Federation Policy 531-9, but that mistreat the referee or are inappropriate or unacceptable statements or acts, and include the following:

  • (i) excessive incidences of foul or abusive language at the referee.
    (ii) statements that diminish the authority of the referee.
    (iii) statements or acts that serve to intimidate without threatening physical harm to the referee.
(4) "referee" means the following:
  • (A) any currently registered Federation referee, assistant referee, 4th official, or other individual appointed to assist in officiating a game; (B) any non-licensed, non-registered individual serving in an emergency capacity as a referee as provided by Federation Policy 531-8; and (C) any club assistant referee.
(5) "VYSA" means the Virginia Youth Soccer Association, Inc.

Section 2. This policy only applies to a coach in the following situations:

  • (1) if a proceeding is brought against the coach for referee assault or abuse, or both, under Federation Policy 531-9; or
    (2) if the coach is ejected from a game and, after the ejection, engages in conduct that is misconduct under this policy.

Section 3. If a coach is found to have committed misconduct under this policy, the coach shall be suspended at least the next 3 scheduled games. This suspension is in addition to any other suspension that may be imposed on the coach by a club or league.

Section 4. The Board of Directors of VYSA delegates to the VYSA Adjudication Committee its authority to carry out this policy. In carrying out this policy, the Committee shall conduct hearings and follow hearing procedures applicable to allegations of referee abuse. A decision of the Committee is a final decision of VYSA.


Virginia Youth Soccer Association 4805 Lassen Lane, Suite 200 A
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22408 Phone: 540-693-1430
Email: [email protected]

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