(The following excerpted from MAYSA's Consolidated Policies & Procedures:)
MAYSA No Recruitment Policy
Under no circumstances may contact be initiated with any player age 14 years old and younger without a parent or guardian present.
No personal contact with players or family members for the purpose of recruiting players may occur before the annual
‘Tryout and Club Promotion Timetable’ dates indicate. Coaches may be suspended from coaching and/or the team may be prevented
from playing in sanctioned activities if violations of the recruiting restriction are confirmed. Recruiting and tryouts end
30 days before the start of the season or once a player has signed with a club/team for the registration year.
The following activities are also prohibited:
Contact with player or parent is not permitted under any circumstances at trainings or games until coach has dismissed team.
Discussions cannot contain discussions regarding reducing fee structure by any amount of club being promoted unless consistent
with club policy. (ie. a club may explain to candidate that scholarships are available, but they must qualify and apply per
club policy. A club cannot, for example, guarantee a player half off the uniform cost/free uniform/half off registration fee,
etc. if the player joins the club.)
Discussions cannot contain promotion for the player to consider a specific team.
Under no circumstances can a club guarantee a roster spot until a legitimate offer is made during the tryout process.