Over the past months the SCYR Board and staff have worked to create a governance structure that is effective in creating more a more transparent and seamless interaction between the organization and the membership.
Single Seven Person Board
1.) The composition of the new Board will be as follows:
4 regional representatives (1 each from Tri-Counties, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego), who will be voted on by the clubs in their respective regions. The Secretary & VP of Competition will be fulfilled by regional representatives.
1 President (voted on by all clubs in the region)
1 Treasurer (voted on by all clubs in the region)
1 Director of Discipline (voted on by all clubs in the region)
The new structure will create a model that directly links the membership (clubs, HS programs, players and parents) with SCYR Board members. Elected Board members will be representatives for their region thus promoting greater transparency within the organization and a direct point of contact within SCYR hierarchy.
Furthermore, the Board and CEO has the responsibility to set the overall strategic plans. The proposed restructure will provide the flexibility for strategic plans to be laser focused on the needs of the four regions and across the levels of the SCYR competition structure. Nominated Committee members will work towards a clearer strategic plan and require a shorter time commitment for any committee member.
2. Voting will be done by each club (Youth and HS), based on a weighting-criteria that is factored on the combined number of players they registered in the most previously completed High School and regular club season (u8 – u18, coed, boys and girls).
1. 10 to 74 players registered – 1 vote
2. 75 to 149 players registered – 2 votes
3. 150 to 224 players registered – 3 votes
4. 225 or more players registered – 4 votes
3.) All Member councils will be replaced by a standing discipline committee, headed by the Director of Discipline and four discipline committee members. Each of the regional representatives will nominate someone from their area, and the remaining six board members and the CEO will vote to approve the nomination. If a nominee does not get at least 4 votes of approval (out of seven) the regional representative will need to nominate another individual from his/her area and repeat the process until a nominee gets at least 4 votes of approval.
4.) All other committees will be instituted on an as-needed basis, determined by the board and/or the CEO. To institute a committee, a board member or the CEO needs to identify the purpose and general structure of the committee and whatever initial resources will be allocated to the committee. Four of the seven remaining board members or CEO need to approve that committee for it to be instituted.
In summary the Governance proposal will achieve the following:
Create a more transparent connection between SCYR customers (clubs, players and parents) and the organization’s elected decision makers.
Simplify the structure so decision-making and accountability are clearer and the administrative burden is reduced.