NorCal Referees



Type of Incident:Ethics
Match Number:0
Date of Incident:2019-01-22
Time of Incident:11:35:00
Location of Incident:Santa Rosa, CA
Competition:2019 Winter League
Home Team:Santa Rosa United
Visiting Team:ASR Sevilla
Age Group and Gender:U14G
Team Affiliation of Individual Committing Incident:Santa Rosa United
Incident Summary:Allegation that an Atletico Santa Rosa player was recruited by Santa Rosa United at a Santa Rosa United winter camp.
Comments:It is legal for clubs to hold camps and clinics open to players regardless of the club the attendees are registered with. Clubs do not need to obtain permission for players to attend these camps and clinics.
However, it is a problem when a player attends one of these camps or clinics and then moves to the club holding the camp or clinic outside of the tryout window.
In this situation, the player attended a Santa Rosa United camp or clinic (a permissible act), but then requested a release from their club to move to Santa Rosa United (the club that hosted the camp) shortly after attending the camp.
The PAD Committee recommends to the Executive Board of NorCal Premier Soccer League that Santa Rosa United be placed on probation for 12 months and fined $250 for the player who moved to Santa Rosa outside of the tryout window after attending the camp or clinic.