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Guideline - ARTICLE 1


These Standard Regional Guidelines have been adopted by the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) pursuant to the authority granted in AYSO National Bylaw Section 1.03 (a) (6) to provide guidance to the Region in its organization and operation.

Under AYSO National Bylaw Section 1.04 (l) and National Policy Statement 6.1, the Region has the responsibility to operate in accordance with these Standard Regional Guidelines unless the Region has adopted separate Regional guidelines approved by the Region’s Area Director and Section Director.

These Standard Regional Guidelines are subject to AYSO’s Articles of Incorporation, National Bylaws, National Policy Statements, National Rules and Regulations, Section Rules and Regulations, and Area Guidelines (AYSO’s "operating regulations"). Copies of these documents will be made available by the Region upon request and are hereby incorporated by reference as a part of these Standard Regional Guidelines. These Standard Regional Guidelines are meant to enhance and to conform with the operating regulations. To the extent that there may be any contradiction or conflict among these documents, the operating regulations shall prevail.

These guidelines, or such other guidelines as the Region may adopt, must be made available upon request to the members of the Region pursuant to AYSO Bylaw 1.04