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AYSO 154 Cypress, CA

Regional Commissioner

Regional Commissioner for AYSO Cypress 154

AYSO Region 154!

We are now accepting nominations for Region Commissioner!  If you are interested in the position (or any other open position on R154's Board), please email the RC Nominating Committee at [email protected] 714-595-3980 with your name and preferred contact phone number.  We will be closing the nomination period on April 31, 2024, in time for the Board to vote in May for a new RC by July 2024, so please act soon!

The process:
1 - You contact the RC Nominating Committee and throw your hat in.
2 - The RC Nominating Committee reaches back out to you, makes sure you complete all the requirements to be an AYSO volunteer, and adds your name to the list of candidates.
3 - Region 154's Board conducts a meeting in which all voting members get introduced to the candidates, the candidates get a chance to discuss their candidacy with the full Board, and the Board then votes to select one of the candidates to be the new Regional Commissioner.
4 - The RC-elect's information is forwarded to the Area 11E Director and the Section 11 Director for review and approval, then forwarded to AYSO's National Board of Directors for final approval.

Our 2024 RC Nominating Committee includes the following volunteers (whom you may already know):Mary Kamhi - Secretary/Website/Purchaser, Vince Redmond - Referee Coordinator, Cindy Sisneros - Treasurer, and Christen Jackson - Social Media/Social Coordinator.

The committee's role is to ensure each candidate meets the minimum qualifications of the position and to forward the names of qualified volunteers to the Region 154 board for a vote.  The committee, or any current board member, can field or direct general questions about what the RC's duties are, and how to become a volunteer Board Member in Region 154.

For those interested, a written description of the Regional Commissioner's job can be found at  The job description states nine weekly volunteer hours during seasonal play, but honestly, more time is often required at the beginning of each season (primarily July-August and January-February).

See you on the fields!
--Region 154 Staff

--- Below is a copy of the information provided in the linked RC Job Description ---

The AYSO volunteer position of Regional Commissioner is intended to have the responsibility and the authority to manage the day-to-day business of the Region as described in Article III of the Standard Regional Guidelines within the framework of the AYSO operation regulations.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
The Regional Commissioner is expected to perform their duties consistent with the directions as detailed in the training, certification, and continuing education provided by AYSO for this position including:
1. Support the AYSO Vision, Mission and National Programs in both specifics and spirit;
2. Collect and disburse fees in a fiscally responsible manner, maintain records and submit reports as required by the National Office;
3. Appoint, at a minimum, a CVPA, a Treasurer, a Registrar, a Safety Director, a Regional Coach Administrator, and a Regional Referee Administrator;
4. Publish Regional guidelines for the operation of AYSO within the Region which conforms to all provisions of the Standard Regional Guidelines;
5. Comply with the Soccer Accident Insurance plan and submit insurance claims according to current procedures;
6. Budget for and participate at AYSO’s annual business meeting, the National Annual General Meeting (NAGM);
7. Oversee dispute resolution within the Region pursuant to Article Nine of the guidelines and AYSO operating regulations;
8. Maintain oversight of the Regional Treasury by reviewing Region cancelled checks, bank statements, the National Accounting Program (NAP) reports, and periodically, internal financial control procedures in order to ensure fiscal responsibility.
9. Preside at all Regional Board Meetings; 
10. Regional Commissioner or delegate attended at least one Area meeting or Area conference call that was offered during the past year; and
11. Maintain close liaison with the Area Director and the Section Director, and coordinate all extra-Regional activities through the Area Director.

Qualifications and Desired Skills
To be considered for the position of Regional Commissioner, the applicant must:
1. Annually submit an AYSO Volunteer Application & be accepted as a Volunteer; 
2. Pass the AYSO screening and background screening;
3. Have good management, administrative and communication skills;
4. Know the AYSO Vision, Mission and structure,
5. Attend required Regional, Area & Section meetings and conferences, and complete the required training for this position. 

Supervision Protocols
While performing as the Regional Commissioner, the volunteer is:
1. Subject to the bylaws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines of AYSO;
2. Under the overall authority of and directly supervised by the Area Director, and supervised indirectly by the Section Director; and
3. To maintain the recommended adult to child supervision ratio of 1:8 or less; that is one adult for every eight or fewer children and two adults (one of whom may be the coach and one of whom should be of the same gender as the group) present at all times, for the protection of both the children and the volunteer, no volunteer should permit himself or herself to be alone with any child or group of children (except his or her own) during AYSO-sponsored activities.

Time Commitment
Time commitment will vary depending on Region size and length of playing season(s).  For the typical AYSO Region, the Regional Commissioner will devote about 9 hours per week per playing season.  

Orientation, Training, Certification, and Continued Education Provided
To fully prepare for the position, the Regional Commissioner is expected to participate in the following AYSO training, certification and continuing education opportunities:
1. Orientation by the Area Director;
2. eAYSO Training – 1 ¼ hours;
3. AYSO’s Safe Haven – 2 hours;
4. Regional Commissioner and Board Member Orientation – 3 hours;
5. Regional Commissioner Training – 20 hours
6. Introductory Management Training – 4 ½ hours; 
7. Dispute Resolution – 2 ½ hours; and 8. Annual Management Update – 1 ¼ hours.

Activity Locations
While performing the duties of Regional Commissioner, the volunteer is limited to the following locations, unless expressly authorized in writing by the Area Director to hold or participate in activities in another location:
1. Regularly scheduled and duly approved inside or outside AYSO activities; and
2. Independent work at home alone, in committees of adults, or in a properly supervised situation with children.

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Randall Ely, Nat'l Referee
Area Director, Area 11/E
Advanced Referee & Management Instructor
Referee Assessor & Evaluator
[email protected]


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