Northcentral Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association (NSLA)
Article I Name
Section 1.01 The name of this organization shall be the Northcentral Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association (NSLA).
Article II Goals of the NSLA
Section 2.01 The goals of the NSLA are t
Article III Membership
Section 3.01 Minnesota high school-level girls lacrosse teams are eligible for membership.
Section 3.02 Application for membership to the NSLA must be in writing and filed with the Secretary.
Section 3.03 Voting membership includes the Executive Committee, and head coaches (or their proxy) of NSLA teams in Good Standing.
Section 3.04 All member teams must have amateur standing.
Article IV Executive Committee
Section 4.01 The officers of the NSLA shall be designated as the Executive Committee.
Section 4.02 The officers shall consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Section 4.03 All coaches and interested individuals are eligible for office and must become members of US Lacrosse if elected.
Section 4.04 Officers shall be elected by the NSLA voting members prior to the start of the Spring Season (at the mandatory preseason Coaches Meeting if possible).
Section 4.05 Terms of office will be two years. The term will begin after election. President and Secretary shall be elected on odd years. Treasurer and Vice president shall be elected on even years. The past President shall serve one year after his/her term as a mentor to the new President. Officers are permitted to serve consecutive terms.
Section 4.06 The voting membership may remove an Executive Committee member by a majority vote if such Executive Committee member is declared of unsound mind by an order of the court or convicted of a felony.
Section 4.07 The voting membership may remove an Executive Committee member, either with or without cause, by a 2/3 vote.
Section 4.08 Any vacancy in the Executive Committee because of death, resignation, removal in any manner, disqualification, or any other cause, will be filled by appointment of the President if the vacant position has less than 1 year remaining in their term, or by voting membership election if the vacant position has more than 1 year remaining in their term.
Article V Duties of the Executive Committee
Section 5.01 The Executive Committee will have the following responsibilities:
Article VI Meetings
Section 6.01 Executive Committee meetings may be called as necessary by the President. Fourteen days notice must be given. The Executive Committee may be open to the membership, at the President’s discretion.
Section 6.02 Two mandatory Coaches Meetings will be held each year. The first will be held prior to the Spring Season (typically in early December) and the second around the NSLA State Tournament. Failure of a team to attend or to send a proxy (preferably an adult) to either meeting will result in a $25 fine for the team.
Section 6.03 Additional Coaches Meetings can be called by the Executive Committee as needed with 14-day advance notice.
Article VII NSLA Conduct
Section 7.01 Players, coaches, and spectators are expected to adhere to the code of ethics as presented in the USL guidelines.
Section 7.02 There will be a one game suspension (the next game, in addition to the current game) for coaches / players if they receive a red card from an umpire. Additional sanctions may be imposed by school, team and club guidelines.
Section 7.03 All red cards will be reported to the NSLA President and the head of the umpires immediately after the game by the umpire.
Section 7.04 If a red-carded coach or player participates in a game when the coach or player is to be suspended, that team will forfeit that game.
Section 7.05 If necessary, a Grievance Committee shall be formed. It may be formed at the request of an individual, team, or Executive Committee member.
Section 7.06 If excessive misconduct occurs, any member team may be temporarily or permanently dismissed from NSLA membership by unanimous vote of the Grievance Committee after a just and fair hearing.
Article VIII Changes to Bylaws
Section 8.01 These bylaws may be amended by the following procedures: