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How to Become an LSA Affiliate

Louisiana Soccer Association (“LSA”) is proud to be one of the fastest growing state soccer associations in the country and home to some of the most respected soccer clubs nationwide. We invite every type of organization to apply for membership and have developed this web page to help de-mystify the process of affiliation with LSA. 

The Application Process

The application process and what it means to be an LSA Affiliate is described in LSA Policy 202. To go to the LSA Policy Manual.  An applicant must first submit a completed Affiliation Packet to the LSA office at 475 Gardere Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70820 no later than thirty (30) days prior to LSA Annual General Meeting in the summer or the Midyear Meeting in the winter.
 

Affiliation Packet

The Affiliation Packet shall include
  • Application fee in the amount of $75.00 made payable to LSA.
  • First year Affiliation Fee of $50.00 made payable to LSA.
  • Proof of registration with the State of Louisiana as a business entity.   To go to the Secretary of State’s web page entitled Start a Business.  LSA urges Applicants to consider organization as a non-profit corporation. Forming a Non-profit Corporation   PDF Logo
  • By-laws of your new business entity showing the creation of a governing body and Officers.  Please note one (1) person does not constitute a governing body. Sample Bylaws   PDF Logo
  • Complete List of Officers    PDF Logo             
  • Constitution of your new business entity.
  • List of Fields to be used together with agreement with field owner, municipal permit or other proof of field availability. There must be at least two (2) full-size fields for practice or game use. Exemptions to the minimum number of fields may be requested in writing and submitted with Affiliation Packet . The agreement must be for the full seasonal year.
  • A general description of area to be serviced by the club.
  • A Statement of Need describing the specific need of the organization as that need relates to the existence of other LSA Affiliates in the immediate geographic area.  Essentially what services you would provide that differ from the services provided by other area affiliates.

Contacts

The Affiliation Packet must also include proof that you have contacted both the LSA Technical Director and the State Referee Committee.
  • Michael Silver, Chairman of State Referee Committee (msilver@gosilver.net) must be contacted to insure the Referee Committee can service your new organization and you must also show your intention to hold referee clinics in their area. All LSA Affiliated Clubs must have a certified referee assignor.
  • LSA Technical Director, Bryan Thorp, (Bryan@LSA-soccer.org) must be contacted and be satisfied you intend to hold Technical Department Programs in your area including coaching education courses.
  • LSA Registrar, Ben Schoonover, (ben@LSA-Soccer.orgto establish a place and time to review all player registration policies and procedures.

Process

Once LSA has received your application and supporting documentation, the LSA Executive Committee will review it all to make certain all the requirements of affiliation have been met. Your affiliation will commence at the next regularly scheduled State Council Meeting.  Should you have any further questions, please contact LSA Executive Director, Tucker Reynolds (tucker.reynolds@lsa-soccer.org)
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