Sumter Classic Soccer Club: About Us

Saturday, August 30

Mission Statement

The mission of the Sumter Soccer Club is to provide instructional and competitive youth soccer opportunities that enhance character, community and love of the game of soccer. Integrated in this is the building of self-esteem, self-confidence, teamwork, respect for self and others, and all the inherent benefits of physical exercise.




Sumter Soccer Club is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All of our Coaches and Board Members are Volunteers. We are in current need of sponsors for the 2008 - 2009 Year. For more information on Sponsorship please contact us .



Adopted 20 March 2005


The name of this organization shall be the Sumter Soccer Club (SSC). The Sumter Soccer Club (SSC) shall be affiliated and represent its members with the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA), the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), and the South Carolina Youth Soccer Association (SCYSA).


The purpose of this organization shall be to develop, promote and administer the game of soccer among players under 19 years of age within the community. The Sumter Soccer Club (SSC) shall be established as a nonprofit institution and educational organization.


The representative colors of this organization shall be Red, White, and Black.


The official location and address of the Sumter Soccer Club (SSC) shall be Post Office Box 7213, Sumter, South Carolina, 29150-1001


Members of this association are entitled to one (1) vote and shall consist of parents, legal guardians, and honorary members, as designated by the Board of Directors, who have paid all fees and/or dues required by the association. Fees and assessments not paid by the date set by the Board of Directors could cause forfeiture of all rights and privileges of membership. Failure to pay by the established date could render players ineligible for local games as well as tournament play and/or out of state travel including but not limited to all SCYSA sanctioned invitational tournaments.


The association fees for membership and the registration fee for the players will be set by the Board of directors prior to the upcoming season.


The seasonal year as established by the SCYSA shall begin on September 1st and end August 31st of the following year. The Constitution and By-Laws are in effect during the twelve months of the seasonal year, unless amended or changed in any form during that seasonal year using the amendment procedures as outlined in Article XV of the SCYSA Constitution and By-Laws.


The Sumter Soccer Club (SSC) shall conduct a meeting of the Board of Directors at least monthly during the regular play season and quarterly during the off-season. The exact times, dates and locations shall be determined by the president.

The order of business and the Agenda for all meetings shall be as follows:

Roll Call

Minutes of the last meeting

Old Business

Treasurer Report

New Business

Communication from the floor

Quorums for the transaction of business shall be one-half the Board of Directors.

Any member in good standing may attend a meeting of the Sumter Soccer Club (SSC). All meetings will be open except when matters to be discussed are deemed of a sensitive nature. In order for a meeting to be closed it requires a vote of at least one-half of the Sumter Soccer Club (SSC) Board of Directors. Those in good standing requesting time to speak to a bona fide issue shall not be denied the right to do so.


The Board of Directors of the Sumter Soccer Club (SSC) shall include:

President – Elected in even years

Vice President – Elected in odd years

Secretary- Elected in even years

Treasurer – Elected in odd years

Registrar – Elected in even years

Director of Coaching – Elected in odd years

Parent’s Representative/Team Manager – Yearly, each coach will select their own Parent Representative/Team Manager.

Each officer shall be allowed one (1) vote and one (1) vote only. In case of a tie the president may cast one vote. The officers of the Sumter Soccer Club (SSC) shall be elected for a term of two years except the Parents Representatives/Team Managers who will serve for one year. To be elected or appointed as an officer, a candidate must be a member in good standing. Thirty (30) days notice of elections shall be sent to all persons entitled to vote. Nominations shall be accepted from the floor. During the elections the president shall appoint a person who is not a candidate for the position to conduct the election. The election results shall be announced to the Board of Directors and the ballots destroyed.


Duties of the President: The President shall preside at all meetings of the Sumter Soccer Club (SSC). He shall appoint committees, call meetings, conduct and supervise the business of the Sumter Soccer Club (SSC). The president shall be authorized to sign all checks and official papers for the Board of directors of the Sumter Soccer Club (SSC).

Duties of the Vice-President: In case of absence or disqualification of the President the Vice-President shall assume the duties and responsibilities of the President. The Vice-President shall otherwise assist the President as required.

Duties of the Treasurer: The Treasurer shall collect all dues, fees and assessments and have charge of all Sumter Soccer Club (SSC) moneys. The Treasurer shall keep detailed accounting of all income and expenditures and submit a written report to each meeting. The Treasurer shall be authorized to sign check drawn on the Sumter Soccer Club (SSC) bank account and be responsible for the prompt payment of all Sumter Soccer Club (SSC) expenses.

Duties of the Secretary: The Secretary shall be responsible for the recording and preparing of the minutes of all meetings of the Sumter Soccer Club (SSC). The Secretary shall provide timely notification to the members of the Sumter Soccer Club (SSC) regarding matters of particular interest.

Duties of the Registrar: The Registrar shall maintain a complete list of all Sumter Soccer Club (SSC) teams, players and coaches. The Registrar shall be responsible for providing the Treasurer with an accurate count of all registered players in a timely manner. The Registrar shall be responsible for the Sumter Soccer Club (SSC) meeting all registration deadlines set by the South Carolina Youth Soccer Association (SCYSA).

Duties of the Director of Coaching: Selection of coaches. Scheduling of coaches’ training. Selection of Tournaments and Recruitment of Players.

Duties of the Parents Representative/Team Manager: The Parents Representative/Team Manager will serve as the central point of contact for all parent/legal guardians. He/She will insure the parents are notified of upcoming events, games and meetings and that their concerns are voiced as required.

No two (2) family members can be elected to positions on the board with check signing privileges during the same term.


The office of any officer may be declared vacant by a general consensus of members present if that officer fails to attend two (2) consecutive meetings when proper notification of said meeting has been made and there has been no request for an excuse. Vacancies shall be filled by a special election called by the President within sixty (60) days after said vacancy has occurred. The person chosen shall serve in that office until the next annual meeting at which the office is scheduled for election.


All members of this association participating in games sanctioned by any of the affiliates are expected to conduct themselves in a manner conducive to fair play. Therefore, the following will not be tolerated.

Disrespect shown to coaches, officials, spectators or players on either team. Verbal and/or physical violence.

Intentional disregard for safety.

Willful destruction of property on or off the field.

Tobacco products or consumption of alcoholic beverages while in sight of spectator area.

Failure to abide by these rules could result in player an/or coaches being involuntarily released from the team and spectators being asked to leave the immediate area.


In the matter of appeals, no player, coach, manager, team official or referee shall engage the services of any lawyer or attorney until all avenues of the protest and appeals procedures are exhausted through the regular channels of organized soccer. All protests and appeals or disciplinary hearings shall be subject to the procedures outlined within the SCYSA manual of Operations under Protest, Appeals and Disciplinary Hearings. Protest of a referee’s judgment calls will not be heard.


Any proposal or motions to amend the Constitution and by-Laws of the Sumter Soccer Club (SSC) must be filed with the secretary in writing not less than 45 days prior to the General Meeting. The secretary must provide the officers with any proposed changes or additions not less than 30 days prior to the General Meeting.

Adopted: 20 MAR 2005