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eligible player must be between the ages of eight as of September 1, and
fourteen years of age. "A" team fourteen years of age as of December
1. "B' team twelve years of age as of September 1. "C" team ten
years of age as of September 1. "D" team eight years of age as of
September 1 and not turn ten before December 1. Proof of date of birth shall be
determined by birth certificate or baptismal record presented at the time of
registration. Any other proof must be submitted to the Commissioner for
approval. ' Nobody under 8 years of age will be permitted to practice in the Red
2 AGE AND WEIGHT
COMBINATIONS FOR TEAM ELIGIBILITY
player shall weigh more than the following, including equipment (excluding
helmet and shoulder pads) as hereinafter provided. This includes the shoes that
the player will wear while participating in the game.
10, 11, 12, 13, & 14
8, 9, 10, 11, & 12
8, 9, 10
8, 9 ‑ first year only
section 3 is changed in anyway, section 3 cannot be changed for three years.
3 REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
Full safety eo, orment shall be required for each boy and shall consist of the following:
Helmet with face mask: helmets must meet with manufacturer's and/or
Footwear, including molded football shoes or sneakers. No player may wear shoes
with detachable cleats.
Football pants with proper thigh, hip, and knee pads or body suits.
shall be only one weigh in per player, the proper equipment for weigh in is as
follows: game pants, game jersey, girdle pads or body suits, thigh pads, knee
pads and game shoes (full length jerseys must be tucked in the players pants.)
(A player shall be allowed to wear a sweat shirt or thermal underwear after
weigh in.) The weigh-in shall take place during the half time of the previous
game. For "B", halftime of the "C" game; for "A",
halftime of the "B" game. Sunday games will be in reverse order. At
weigh in, the Directors will exchange official team rosters. Such rosters will
indicate players names and jersey numbers in numerical order from low to high.
Weigh ins must be made by game time unless agreed upon by both directors.
"A" team roster should be listed in numerical order.
"B" team roster should be listed in numerical order.
"C" team roster should be listed in numerical order.
"D" team roster should be listed in numerical order.
each player steps on the scale for his official weigh‑in, he will state
his name and game jersey number. The Commissioner may appoint any league officer
or duly appointed representatives to conduct unannounced pregame
weigh‑ins. The person conducting such unannounced weigh‑ins shall
carry on his person and present on demand a letter of authorization signed by
the Commissioner. The letter of authorization shall also include the names of
the two opposing teams. '
team directors or their aftermaths will conduct pregame weigh‑ins. No
other people may be present; exception being any league officers invited as an
observer. If director is not going to be available for weigh‑ins,
alternate should be specified to other team director prior to the game
weigh‑in. The exception to, this would be unannounced pregame
weigh‑in conducted by a duly appointed 1
representative as previously provided. If a player
does not meet the weight requirements, he may not play in that game. If a
director needs assistance in conducting a weigh‑in, he should contact the
Commissioner to arrange a spotcheck from the league office. Home teams must stay
in their practice area or designated area while visiting team weighs in.
player must have a written consent of his parents or guardian. Each player shall
have a physical examination report from his physician prior to said players
PLAYER DISQUALIFICATION AND RESTRICTIONS
Any player who plays for a
scholastic football team during any season shall be ineligible to compete in the
Red Rose Midget Football League during that season. If a player voluntarily
quits or is released prior to the first game, the player's eligibility must be
cleared with the scholastic coach. No player shall play in more than one game a
weekend. That player may play in either an "A", "B", or
"C" game, but shall under no circumstances participate in more than
one game, regardless of the amount of time played in one game. After the third
game of the season has been played, no player may be transferred from an "A"team
to a "B"team or from "B" team to a "C" team and
thereafter must continue to play on the "A" or "B" team for
the balance of the season. There shall be no restrictions as to the transfer
from the "B" team to the "A"team or from the "C"team
to the "B" team at anytime. However, after a player plays in an
"A" or "B" game, he may not thereafter play in a
"B" of "C" game.
7 SIZE OF SQUAD
squad must be composed of at least fifteen players at the start of the game, all
of which must be fully uniformed, in accordance with PIAA rules. Otherwise, the
game must be forfeited.
This by‑law cannot be waived as voted by the Board on February 1, 1987.
Commissioner shall do all scheduling, both for regular and post‑season
playoffs. In the event of postponed games, the Commissioner is authorized to set
the date, time, and place for rescheduling games. All other games, including
non‑league games, must be cleared through the Commissioner so as not to
conflict with league activities.
2 LENGTH OF SEASON
practice will take place on the third Monday before Labor Day. There will be no
organized contact the first three days of practice. League games and playoffs
shall be completed no later than November 30th, unless delayed by an Act of God.
The league schedule will not begin until the weekend following Labor Day.
3 STARTING TIMES
Play in night
game shall start by 6:00 p.m. and the order of play shall be "C",
"B", and "A". Sunday afternoon games will begin at 12:30
p.m., if possible, and the order of play shall be "A", "B",
and "C". There will be no exceptions.
The home team
shall provide a double bar scale for the purpose of pregame weigh‑ins.
Such a scale shall be of the balance type platform scale which must be certified
annually in the months of June, July, August, or September prior to the first
league game. Certification must be indicated by the presence of a sticker or tag
which was placed there by the City or County Sealer of Weights and Measures.
Failure to comply will result in forfeit of game or games until scales are
6 ‑ OFFICIAL GAME TIME
At fields where
there is no scoreboard or clock or at those fields where there is a scoreboard
and clock by inoperative, official time will be kept on the field. At those
fields where there are scoreboards and clocks and where they are operative for
midget football games, such clocks will only be official if the game officials
are satisfied that the clock is qualified and they notify both directors and
BOTH directors then agree to the scoreboard clock being official time. If no
agreement between the directors can be reached, official time will be kept on
7 MEDICAL CARE
Each team will
supply its own medical kit and will be responsible for any and all medical
expenses incurred by its own member. When possible the home team will endeavor
to have medical personnel in attendance at all home games and will also endeavor
to have a vehicle available for use in any emergency. There should be a method
of communication at each site available for an emergency.
8 REPORTING SCORES
It will be the
responsibility of the Director of the home team to report the scores of his
games played that day to the Secretary. The times for calling in the scores will
be set by the Secretary. Violations will result in a fine of $15.00.
9 TEAM COLORS
team wanting to change team colors must receive a majority vote of approval from
the Board of Directors.
10 TEAM ROSTERS
with name, age and each player's contract and duplicate birth certificate shall
be submitted to the Commissioner no later than the Thursday preceding the
opening of league season. Failure to get rosters in on time will result in a
fine of $25.00.
1 PIAA RULES
games shall be played according to PIAA Rules and Regulations except as stated
in this Article or amended as deemed necessary to the Board of Directors.
for "A", "B", "C" and "D" games shall be
eight minutes per quarter.
When possible, all officials in league games shall be PIAA approved for
football. All non‑PIAA officials must be approved by both directors before
each game. A director who refuses to play under the guise of this Item assumes
the responsibility for the field expenses incurred by rescheduling, except
referees. Three officials will be provided by the Commissioner for each game.
Scoring points will be awarded as follows:
Points after Touchdown:
Forward Pass ‑
The home team director should notify the visiting team director of the medical
person in charge before the game.(Feb. 97)
A, B, & C Team games to be played with 3 officials Q $25.00 per official, or
if you have 4 officials you pay 4 @
$20.00 per game. (Feb. 22, 1998)
2 18 POINT DIFFERENTIAL
team that is 18 points ahead of their opponent must substitute offensively and
defensively, a complete team made up of players from their bench strength or any
part of a team available. BENCH STRENGTH (Feb 97) shall be defined as those
players who do not start the game on either offense or defense, and who does not
perform with a starting or first team unit repeatedly. Replace skill position
(Feb. 97) players on offense and defense, depending on bench numbers. Skifl
positions are defined on offense as quarterbacks, running backs, and ends. On
defense as ends and linebackers. (Feb 97) This rule shall not apply to
kick‑off, kickoff return, punting, punt return, and offense teams on point
after touchdown attempts.
FOR VIOLATION OF 18 POINT DIFFERENTIAL
Offense - Fifty dollar fine
Offense - Suspend the head coach for a period of one year from the date of the
Offense - The head coach shall be permanently suspended from the league in any
SECTION 3 DETERMINING TEAM DIVISION STANDINGS
standings will be computed on a point system as follows:
Two points for each game won.
One point for each game tied.
Zero points for each game lost.
1 TIES IN DIVISION STANDINGS
in the final standings at the end of the regular season will result in both
teams being named Division Co‑Champions. A play‑off game will then
be held between the teams involved, at a neutral field if possible, to determine
which team will represent its division in the league championship. A tie in such
play‑off game will be decided by the use of the PIAA 10 Yard Overtime
2 ‑ LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES
champions and a wild‑card team shall meet in the league championship games
to determine league champions in "A", "B", and "C"
classifications. If any championship game ends in a tie score, the game will be
decided by the use of the PIAA 10 Yard Overtime Procedure.
If three divisions are involved, a wildcard team plays the top seeded
team. A wildcard team is a second place team with the best division record. If
two or three teams have the same record they will play to determine the wildcard
that will go in the playoffs. A "wildcard team" is a team that has the
best second place record in each of the divisions. In the case of a tie, the
teams will playoff. (Feb. 97) There
will be no "D" Team Championship Game or Championship Trophy.
TROPHIES AND AWARDS
SECTION 1 TROPHIES TEAM DIVISION
A team that finishes in first
place in its respective division at the conclusion of the regularly scheduled
league games will be awarded a suitable Division Championship trophy.
The league shall provide a suitable Championship trophy for League Champions and
second place team in each of the three classifications ("A",
"B", and "C".
2 ‑ TROPHIES ‑ PLAYERS
trophy to be awarded, by the league, to each player on the winning and losing
team (Feb, 97) of the league championship game. These trophies will be awarded
on each level, "A", "B", and "C".
TEAM AND LEAGUE EXPENSES
1 LEAGUE ASSESSMENT
team will pay an amount to be determined by the League as its proportionate
share of the operating costs.
2 CHARACTER FEE
team will deposit the sum of twenty‑five dollars in the league treasury as
a Character Fee which is returnable if the member team withdraws from the
league. minus any fines or assessments.
3 GAME OFFICIALS
A minimum of three officials shall constitute a complete crew for regular season
games. The home team will be responsible for their fee. If only two officials
are present at a regular season game, they will divide the fee due the third
official. If one is present, he shall receive the fee for two officials.
minimum of four officials shall constitute a complete crew for post‑season
games. Responsibility for their fees shall be as follows:
Playoff games ‑
Host Team (Feb. 97)
Officials will be paid at half‑time of the
For "D" squad games: A. A minimum of two officials shall constitute a
complete crew. B. The home team is responsible for the official's fee.
all playoff games, chain crews are officials.
4 TEAM EXPENSES
team will pay its own transportation expenses to games and return; and will be
responsible for all other expenses that may result, such as meals, medical care,
1 ‑ VALID PROTEST
A protest to be
considered by the Commissioner as valid, must meet the following specifications:
Be filed with the Commissioner in accordance with Section 2 of this
Article pertaining to proper filing procedure.
State the name of the team being charged.
Specify the By‑Law that has been violated.
Briefly describe the events surrounding the violation.
The basis for a
protest are as follows:
Team arriving five minutes later than scheduled starting time.
Use of an ineligible player at any time.
Unsportsmanlike conduct by individuals, teams, coaches, or director.
Team personnel who may cause fighting among themselves, opponents, or
spectators; of who may threaten, push, use profane language or otherwise abuse
officials or league staff before, during, or immediately after a game.
Field insufficiently or improperly lined.
Any violation of these By‑Laws
Commissioner has the right to refuse incidental violation.
2 ‑ FILING A PROTEST
A Director or
Alternate Director of any team can file a protest with the Commissioner by any
one of the following methods:
By direct telephone contact with the Commissioner on or before midnight
of the first Tuesday following the games being protested.
By delivering a written protest to the home (or office) of the
Commissioner on or before midnight of the first Tuesday following the game being
3. By mailing a protest to the home (or office) of the Commissioner. The envelope bearing this protest, when received by the Commissioner must bear a postmark dated midnight of before the first Tuesday following the game being protested.
4. Regardless of the method used to file a protest, a one hundred dollar Protest Fee shall be deposited with the Commissioner on or before the first Tuesday following the game being protested. This Protest Fee may be withdrawn until the time of the protest meeting.
As soon as the
Commissioner has received a protest and has determined its validity, he will
take the following action:
Appoint a three‑man Protest Committee to hear the protest. No
director may refuse this appointment; however, a director may delegate his
alternate if he himself cannot appear. At this time the Commissioner will set
the time, place and date of the protest meeting.
The Protest Committee will consist of one director from the division of
the offending team and two directors from the neutral division.
The Commissioner will notify the directors of the teams involved that a
valid protest exists; the contents of the protest; that a protest committee has
been selected and the time, place and date of the protest meeting.
When the Commissioner has notified each director of the protest meeting,
he will further advise each director that only the following persons will be
permitted to attend the protest meeting:
A. The director,
co‑director or alternate from the team filing the protest.
director, co‑director or alternate from the team being charged in the
The three‑man Protest Committee.
Secretary to record the proceedings.
Any league officer invited must attend.
Any person having valid information regarding the
protest shall be permitted to attend the meeting.
any unauthorized or uninvited persons appear at the protest meeting and should
such persons refuse to leave the room where the protest meeting is being
conducted, the Commissioner may use his authority to do one of the following:
Disallow the protest.
the team charged in the protest "guilty" and assign a penalty.
If any of the actions described in Item 5 is taken, the protest is made and the
meeting will be adjourned. There will be no appeal to this action.
7. In the event
that the Commissioner is connected with a team involved in the protest, he will
step aside and his duties during the life of the protest will be performed by
another league officer provided such officer is not also involved in the
directors can be invited to attend a protest meeting but are not allowed to
participate if they are not on the Protest Board.
4 ‑ PROTEST MEETING
soon as the Protest Meeting has been called to order, the following. procedure will be in effect:
The director or alternate director of the team filing the protest will
state the specific by‑law that has been violated and under which his
protest is based, regards to this violation, and at the same time present his
proof that a violation did occur.
Following 1. of this section, the director or alternate director from the
team being charged in the protest will then present his facts and proof that the
violation did not occur as stated.
As soon as 1. and 2. of this section have been completed, the Protest
Committee will then have the opportunity to'question either or both of the teams
representatives with regards to their statements.
When the Protest Committee has indicated to the Commissioner that they
have completed their questioning, the Commissioner will direct the Protest
Committee to take a written vote to determine a "guilty" or "not
If a verdict of "not‑guilty" is returned by the Protest
Committee, the Commissioner will announce this decision and adjourn the Protest
Meeting. There is no appeal to this decision.
If a verdict of "guilty" is returned by the Protest Committee,
the Commissioner will announce this decision and then instruct the Protest
Committee to take a vote to determine the penalty. The penalty assigned by the
Protest Committee shall be selected from the Schedule of Penalties of these
If the majority of the Protest Committee cannot agree on the penalty,
they will advise the Commissioner who will then assign a penalty of his choice
from the listed Schedule of Penalties. '
If a penalty is assigned to a team by the Protest Committee, the
Commissioner can use his authority to reduce such penalty, should in his
judgment, circumstances warrant such a reduction.
There is no appeal to a penalty assigned by the Protest Committee or by the
If a team wins its protest, the $100.00 Protest Fee will be returned to the team
filing the protest. If the team filing the protest loses the protest, the
$100.00 Protest Fee goes to the league.
Adjournment of the protest meeting will follow the above action.
Minutes of all protest proceedings shall be forwarded to all league officers and
directors within fourteen days of adjournment of said meeting.
A fine of not less than $25.00 nor more than $100.00.
Forfeit of game being protested.
Forfeit of game being protested plus any or all previous league games.
4. Forfeit of game being protested and forfeit of the right
to participate in league play‑off or championship games.
Suspension from the league of the head coach of the team found
"guilty" of a violation. This suspension shall be in effect for one
year from the date it was assigned. Reinstatement can only be made by a written
application to, and acceptance by the Commissioner. A suspension from the league
means that the individual suspended may not participate in any league activity
or team activity including games or practices.
Suspension of a team from this league for the following season. A team
assigned this penalty will appear on the league schedule for the following
season, but all of their games on such schedule will be forfeited.
A. A team under this
suspension will continue to be governed by the league By‑Laws.
B. A team under this
suspension will retain their right to vote and participate in league meetings
and other league activities.
Any team from this league may be placed on
probation for a period of one year as a result of a valid protest. A team
assigned this penalty will appear on the league schedule and all their games
will count in league, standings.
team and/or member after more than one violation of league By‑Laws can be
terminated indefinitely from the league by vote of the Board of Directors at any
9. In the event
that any member team of the Red Rose Midget Football League is found guilty of
violating the weigh‑in procedure as found in Article V, Section 5, the
sponsoring organization will be fined $100.00. In addition, those individuals
(team director, coaches, player) directly involved will be suspended for one
year from the date of the violation.
10. The fine
for not being represented at a league meeting will be $25.00.
11. The fine
for not being represented at an annual meeting will be $50.00
12. The fine
for not reporting scores to the Secretary of the league will be $5.00.
13. The penalty
for violating the 18 point differential can be found under Article VI I, Section
2 of these By‑Laws.
14. Any team
that is found guilty of violating Article VI, Section 5, will be fined and game
or games may be replayed and the maximum fine will be assessed until the scales
are properly certified.
15. Fine for
not having team roster in numerical order is $10.00.
combination of the above penalties.
17. The game
must be replayed.
18. If a fine is all or part
of an assigned penalty, such fine shall be paid prior to that teams next
regularly scheduled league games. If no further games remain to be played by a
team so fined, the fine shall be due one week from the date of the assignment.
Any fine not paid in specified time limit will 1 be doubled.
$10.. fine for missing a meeting becomes $20.00.
19. Three week
A second ejection from a game will result in a year suspension from the date of
Coaches are to address all players in a positive manner, and physical abuse will
not be tolerated.
Coaches shall not attend any practices or game while under the influence
of any controlled substance or alcohol.
Coaches shall refrain from using tobacco products while in the presence
of their team.
Profanity shall not be used.
Coaches shall display sportsmanship at all times and shall refrain from
criticism of officials and opposing coaches, players or fans.
Coaches are expected to adhere to this or any code of conduct set forth by the
Red Rose Football League"
ROSE MIDGET FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIRECTORS
Director is responsible to take all league business back to his/her organization
for discussion then bringing back to our league meeting the the vote of his/her
Director or Co‑director is responsible for attending a II league
Director or Co‑director shall be responsible for the conduct of coaches,
players, and parents at team practices.
Director or Co‑director shall be responsible for the following at all home
Have playing field maintained whenever possible (2) Have playing field lined
off, people to run clock, scoreboard, and people to run chains and down markers.
(3) Have "certified scales" on the grounds that have proper
certification date. (4) Conduct all weigh‑ins according to league
by‑laws ‑ (Article V ‑ Section V). (5) Use proper game rosters
for weigh‑ins. (6) Conductor the following: coaches, players, parents,
fans, people running clocks, scoreboard, chains & down markers, and people
working food stands. (7) Payment of Officials (8) Reporting all scores to League
Secretary as set up in the bylaws (Article VI ‑Section Vill). (9) For
postponement of league games use guidelines set up in by‑laws (Article VI
‑ Section IV)., if at all possible lets try to make the decision at least
two hours before game time. (10) Help your coaches regarding the 18 point rule,
inform them of the procedure, as well as the penalty if they violate this rule.
(11) For Game Balls (12) Conduct and safety of cheerleaders.
"Buddy System" will be used for all new directors in the Red Rose
Football League. A Director, with previous experience, will assigned to assist
the new Director.
Division winners make the playoffs plus one wild card team.
In case of a tie for the
Wild Card Spot, teams will playoff
team with the best division record will play the wild card team and the other
division winners will play in the other game.
In case of a tie, for
best division records, head to head game will be counted
round of playoffs will be the first weekend after the end of the regular season.
Championships will be played the second weekend after the end of the regular
NAME AND OBJECT
1 ‑ NAME
The name of this organization
shall be the "Red Rose Midget Football League".
SECTION 2 ‑ OBJECT
The purpose of this league is
to set up a program of supervised football for players, with the following
1. Character 2. Citizenship 3.
Church and Family 4. Culture and Scholastic Achievement 5. Thrift and Financial
Independence 6. Mental and Physical Health 7. Sportsmanship
1 ‑ MEMBERS
This league shall be composed of midget football teams located in
Lancaster City and county and
The following are the requirements that must be met and maintained for a
team to be admitted to and participate in this league.
1. Admission to the league must be by application, in writing to the
league prior to the annual meeting.
2. A team seeking admission
must be able to demonstrate its ability to furnish its members the equipment,
except footwear, set forth in Article V, Section 4 of these By‑Laws.
3. League Officers shall
investigate the ability of the team making application to properly equip their
teams, and will report to the Board of Directors at the next scheduled meeting.
4. Admission of a new team or
teams will be by two‑thirds approval of those directors present at such
meeting where proposed new . members are presented for approval.
5. The deadline for announcing
intentions to remain in the league is to be at the annual meeting, first Sunday
in February. At that time each member will state the number of teams
("A", "B', or "C") they will field. 1
6. Admission for membership in
this league and continuing eligibility in this league will be predicated on the
ability of an organization to field three eligible teams ("A",
"B", or "C") in addition to meeting the previously set forth
requirements for admission under this article.
7. In the event a certain
level team, "A", "B", "C", or "D" must
discontinue there season, after the league schedule has been instituted; that
level team ("A", "B", "C" or "D") must
forfeit all previous games won This will not affect any other level team in that
organization which is still fielding a legal team.
1 ‑ GOVERNMENT
Government of the league shall
be vested in a Board of Directors. This Board may as deemed necessary adopt
guidelines, directives, and codes concerning persons or groups involved with
Example: directors, coaches,
2 ‑ MEMBERS OF THE BOARD
Board of Directors will be composed of a representative of each team holding a
membership in the league; with each team being entitled to one vote. The Board
of Directors shall elect a President, Vice‑President, Secretary, and
Treasurer, who may represent their team; and a Commissioner and Assistant
Commissioner who need not be a Board Member. A vacancy in any of these offices
will be filled at a special election by the Board of Directors until the annual
meeting with the exception of the President. The Commissioner shall sit as an
ex‑officer member of the Board, but is not entitled to vote except in the,
case of tie votes. If a Board member is elected Commissioner, he will resign
from the Board, and a new Board member will be named by the sponsoring
organization. Any Board member, officer, or the Commissioner may serve as a
coach of any team.
‑ TERMS OF OFFICE
The Commissioner and Assistant
Commissioner shall be elected to a term of three years. All other officers shall
be elected to terms of one year duration.
4 ‑ DIRECTORS AND ALTERNATIVE DIRECTORS
member team will be represented at a league meeting by a Director or an
Director. Each team will, however, have only one vote. Failure to be
at league meetings will result in a $25.00 fine being assessed to
sponsoring organization for each missed meeting. Any team not
at the annual meeting will be fined $50.00.
5 ‑ PRESIDENT
The President shall supervise
all officers and preside at all meetings, with the exception of Protest
Committee proceedings; at which time the Commissioner shall be the presiding
The Vice‑President shall
assist the President as requested. He shall succeed to the Presidency in case of
a vacancy in that office. He shall serve the unexpired term and may be elected
President the following year.
7 ‑ TREASURER
The Treasurer shall receive all monies or other property donated to‑the league,' and disburse said funds as and when directed by the majority of the Board of Directors. He shall keep a true accurate account of all receipts and disbursements, and shall submit a financial report at all meetings.
8 ‑ SECRETARY
Secretary shall perform all normal secretarial duties.
9 ‑ COMMISSIONER
The Commissioner shall
supervise the program; designate dates, time, and places of all events and
contests; handle all other matters pertaining to the position of Program
Director. Upon completion of the league schedule, he will submit it to the Board
of Directors for approval prior to its official release. The Commissioner shall
have the authority, with a three man committee composed of team Directors
appointed by him, to carry out the provisions of these By‑Laws and the
Constitution and impose penalties and fines as provided hereafter. There shall
be no appeal from the decision of this committee. The Commissioner and duly
elected league officers shall have the authority to enforce the provisions of
these By‑Laws and impose such penalties as deemed necessary. The position
of Assistant‑Commissioner will be established to assist with the duties of
the Commissioner and handle the duties of league mediator.
10 ‑ QUORUM
majority of the Directors shall constitute a quorum.
11 ‑ AMENDMENTS TO BY‑LAWS
League By‑Laws can only
be changed at the annual meeting. (This does not effect emergency waivers).
Article V, Section 8 may not be waived at any time by Board vote February 1,
1987, meeting. Emergency waivers must pass by a 3/4 margin of the Directors
present. When voting on By‑Law or rule changes that affect only the "D" team level, only those
organizations that have fielded at least on "D" team in the last three
seasons shall be included in determining the number of votes required to pass
the related motion and be eligible to vote on the motion.
All changes made should be dated in their proper location, making future
reference easier to discuss(Feb 22, 1998)
two‑thirds vote of all Directors present is necessary to amend the
By‑Laws and Constitution.
13 ‑ CHANGES IN SECTION III . ARTICLES 2 & 3
Changes made in Article V,
sections 2 & 3 when changed must stay the same for a period of three
years(last changed Feb. 96)
1 ‑ ANNUAL MEETING
The annual meeting and
election of officers of this league shall be held on the first Sunday in
February unless other wise directed by the Board of Directors. A written notice
of the date, time, and place of the annual meeting shall be mailed by the
Secretary to each Director at least ten days prior to the date of such meeting.
Officers elected at such meeting will take office immediately following the
adjournment of such meeting.
A meeting will be held as soon
as the season ends for the purpose of discussing
by‑law changes. (Feb. 22, 1998)
2 ‑ SPECIAL MEETINGS
A special meeting of the
league will be held at the call of the President, Commissioner, or upon request
of any Board member submitted to the Secretary. At least five days notice of
such meeting will be required. Notice of meetings must be in writing.
3 ‑ ANNUAL COACHES AND DIRECTORS CLINIC
annual clinic that must be attended by 1 coach per team for A, B, C, and D teams
and director. If not present a fine of $25.00 will be assessed on the delinquent
1 ‑ PLAYER CONTRACTS
Each player shall sign a
player agreement (contract) in duplicate. A copy of the agreement shall be on
file with the Commissioner, and one copy with the player's team. To be a legal
player said paper must be in the files of the Commissioner. Any team that plays
a player and/or players and said player or players does not have a properly
filled out and signed league contract on file with the Commissioner shall
forfeit the game or games in which the player or players have participated. Any
player that signs a contract with a given team must remain with that team
throughout the current season. A team may not add a new player after the third
week of the season. New player contracts must be handed into the Commissioner
one hour prior to the game time.
Each director must also give a
complete list of players by team with the following information: name of player
and mailing address. (Feb. 97)
The name of this non‑profit corporation organized and existing
under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania shall be OXFORD JUNIOR
FOOTBALL GOLDEN BEARS.
PURPOSES AND DISSOLUTION
This corporation will provide facilities, services,
financial assistance and supervision for an
establishment and maintenance of an athletic‑‑football
program for young people and will engage in various
fund raising projects to financially support said
facilities, services, financial assistance and
This corporation shall engage in the teaching of the
fundamental skills of football, the spirit of the game
and what it can do for young people.
No part of the net earnings of this corporation shall
inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its
members, directors, trustees, officers, or other
private persons, except that the Corporation shall be
authorized and empowered to pay reasonable
compensation for services rendered and to make
payments and distributions in furtherance of the
purposes set forth in Article Third of Articles of.
Incorporation. No substantial part of the activities
of the Corporation shall be the carrying on of
propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence
legislation,. and the corporation shall not participate.
in, or intervene in (including the publishing or
distribution of statements) any political campaign on
behalf of any candidate for
public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles, the
Corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried
on (a) by a corporation exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501 (c) (3)
of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or corresponding provision of any future
United States Internal Revenue Law) or (b) by a corporation, contributions to
which are deductible under Section 170 (c) (2) of the Internal Revenue Code of
1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal
Upon the dissolution of the corporation, the Board of Directors shall,
after paying or making provision for the payment of all the liabilities of the
corporation, dispose of all of the assets of the Corporation exclusively for the
purposes of the Corporation in such manner,or to such organization or
organizations organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational,
religious, or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt
organization or organizations under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue
Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States
Internal Revenue Law), as the Board of Directors shall determine. Any such
assets not so disposed of shall be
disposed of by the Court of Common Please of the
County in which the principal office of the Corporation is then located,
exclusively for such purposes or to such organizations, as said Court shall
determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.
The principal, office of the corporation shall be 64 South Third Street,
Oxford, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Regular meetings of the corporation shall be held at the principal office
of the corporation or at such other places the president may designate on the
Second Tuesday of every month.
MEMBERSHIP AND VOTNG RIGHTS
This corporation shall be formed by non‑membership basis.
Any person who attends and who shows or has shown interest in promoting
the general purposes of this corporation shall be entitled to vote a regular or
This corporation shall be managed by a Board of Directors elected at the
regular meeting to be held on the 2nd Tuesday of January in each year.
DIRECTORS, OFFICERS AND COACHING STAFF
The Board of Directors shall consist of the following: the president, the
vice president, the secretary, the treasurer and the four (4) directors and the
immediate past president.
6.2 The president, the vice president, the secretary, the treasurer and two(2) directors shall serve for one(1) year and two(2) directors shall serve for two (2) years beginning in January of 1977. Thereafter, at each annual meeting a new president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer will be elected for a one (1) year term and two (2) directors will be elected for two (2) year terms.
Any vacancies in office or on the Board of Directors shall be filled by
the Board of Directors and said appointees shall serve until the expiration of
the vacated term.
The Board of Directors shall hold special meetings from time to time at
the call of the President upon two (2) days' prior written notice to the members
of the Board of Directors.
A Ways and Means Committee shall be a standing committee of this
corporation and at least one (1) director shall be a member of said committee.
This committee shall be responsible for organizing and promoting all fund
raising activities for the corporation.
Committee shall be a standing committee of this corporation and at least one
director must be a member. The chairman of this corporation will be the athletic
director appointed by the President, with the approval of the Board of
Directors. This committee will act as the liaison between the Oxford Junior
Football Golden Bears and any affiliated league or organization. This Committee
will be resonsible for establishing and maintaining an acitve football program
and shall be responsible for the selection of coaches and assistant coaches with
the assistance of the Broad of Directors.
An Property committee shall be a standing
committee of this corporation and at least one (1) director shall be a member.
This committee shall be responsible for the purchases of equipment and supplies
and shall be responsible for the maintenance
up keep for the equipment, supplies, uniforms, et. owned by the corporation.
A Nominating Committee shall be appointed by the President at the
November meeting of each year. This committee shall prepare and present a slate
of officers for the next year at the regular December meeting to be elected at
the January meeting. This shall not prohibit nominations from the floor at the
An Auditing Committee shall be appointed by incoming President elected at
the December meeting of each year. This shall be the first order of business for
the President elect and said committee will audit and examine the books of the
corporation for the preceding year and report thereon at the regular January
The President shall have the authority to appoint other special or
standing committees as may from time to time become necessary and desirable in
order to promote the proper management and running of this corporation.
CONTRACTS, CHECKS, AND FUNDS
Contracts. The Board of Directors may authorize any officer or
officers, agent or agents of this corporation, to enter into any contract or
execute or deliver any instrument in the name of and on behalf of this
corporation, and such authority may be general may be confined to specific
Checks, drafts or orders. All checks, drafts or orders for the
payment of money, notes, or other indebtedness issued in the name of the
corporation, shall be approved by such officer or officers, agent or agents or
the corporation, and in such matter as shall from time to time be determined by
resolution of the Board of Directors, such shall be signed by the treasurer and
countersigned by the President of this corporation.
Funds. The funds of this corporation shall be deposited in a
Federal Reserve Bank in a general account. Special accounts may be created from
time to time as deemed necessary to further the purposes and interests of the
OXFORD JUNIOR FOOTBALL GOLDEN BEARS
AMENDMENT NO. 1
Article II, Section 2.1 of the
By‑Laws of the Oxford Junior Football Golden Bears is amended in its
entirety to read as follows:
This corporation, in order to
lessen neighborhood and youth tensions, eliminate prejudice and discrimination,
and combat juvenile delinquency will provide facilities, services, financial
assistance and supervision for the establishment and maintenance of an
athletic‑football program for young people and will engage in various fund
raising projects to financially support said facilities, services, financial
assistance and supervision.
OXFORD JUNIOR FOOTBALL GOLDEN BEARS
AMENDMENT NO. 2
The following articles have
been amended and/or added in their entirety to read as follows:
PURPOSES AND‑ DISSOLUTION
The purpose of this organization is to set up a program of supervised
football players, with the following objectives:
1.Character, 2. Citizenship, 3. Church and family,
4. Culture and Scholastic Achievement
5. Thrift and Financial Independence
6. Mental and Physical Health 7. Sportsmanship
The principal office of the corporation shall be P.O. Box 294, Oxford,
and Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Regular meetings of the corporation shall be held at the principal office
of the corporation or at such place the president may designate on the Fourth
Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Meeting time during the football season will
The Board of Directors shall hold, special meetings from time to time at
the call of the President upon two (2) days' prior written notice to the members
of the Board of Directors.
A special’ meeting of the organization will be held at the call of the
President or upon request of any board. member submitted to the secretary. At
least 2 days notice of’ such meeting will be required.
MEMBERSHIP AND VOTING RIGHTS
Only persons attending four (4) meetings in a year will be entitled to
vote at a regular or special meeting. Two (2) meetings must be attended during
the periods August 15 to November 1 of each year. The secretary shall conduct a
"roll call" prior to any vote or election.
and officers shall be active for one year prior to the election to the Board and
attend four (4) meetings in the year.
No absentee or proxy ballots will be accepted.
This corporation shall be managed by a Board of Directors elected at the
regular meeting to be held on the 4th Tuesday of November in each year.
DIRECTORS, OFFICERS AND COACHING STAFF
The Board of Directors shall consist of the following:
president, the vice president, the secretary, the treasurer, and four directors
and the immediate past
Directors and officers shall attend all
: Exceptions will be made with prior notification to, a Board Member:
President: The President shall supervise all officers and preside
all meetings. In the absence of the President, the
President shall be the presiding officer.
Vice-President: The Vice President shall assist the President as
requested. H e shall succeed to the
Presidency in case of vacancy in that office. He shall serve the unexpired term
and may be elected President the following year.
Treasurer: The Treasurer shall receive all monies
or other property donated to the league and disburse said funds as and, when,
directed by the majority of the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall keep a
true and accurate account of all receipts and disbursements, and shall submit a
financial report at all meetings.
Secretary: The Secretary shall perform all normal secretarial duties. The
Secretary shall present the minutes from the previous meeting at all general
meetings. All paperwork, documents, and forms acquired by the secretary shall be
turned over to the new secretary at the end of the Secretary's term of service.
Coaches and Agents
1 Coaches and/or agents are to
address all players in a positive manner, and physical abuse will not be
2 Coaches and/or agents shall
not attend any practices or game while under the influence of any controlled
substance or alcohol.
3 Coaches and/or agents shall
refrain from using tobacco products while in the presence of their team.
4 Profanity shall not be used.
5 Coaches and/or agents shall
display sportsmanship at all times and shall refrain from criticism of officials
and opposing coaches, players or fans.
6 Coaches of the organization
are required to obtain a State Police Record Check at their own expense. A Xerox
copy is to be retained by the organization.
7 A representative from each
team must be present at each organization general meeting.
An Athletic Committee shall be a standing
this corporation and at Least one director must be a member. The chairman of
this committee will be the athletic director appointed by the President, with
the approval of the Hoard of Directors. The Committee shall be responsible for
the selection of coaches with the assistance
of the Hoard of Directors.
The League Representative Committee shall be a standing committee of this
corporation and at least one director must be a member. The chairman of this
committee will be the League Representative appointed by the President, with the
approval of the Board of Directors and will act as a liaison between the Oxford
Junior Football Golden Bears and any affiliated league or organization. This
committee will be
for establishing and maintaining an active
An Equipment Committee shall be a standing committee
this corporation and at least one (1) director shall be a member thereof. This
committee shall be responsible for the maintenance and up keep of the sports
equipment, supplies, uniforms, etc., owned by
corporation. All purchases must be approved and receipted.
A Concession Stand Committee shall be a standing
of this corporation. The committee shall consist of at least one certified food
handler. A certified food handler must be present during the running of said
stands. This committee shall be responsible for purchase of equipment and
supplies and shall be responsible for the maintenance and up keep of the
A Nominated Committee shall be appointed by the President at the
September meeting of each year. This committee shall prepare and present .a
slate of officers for the next year at the regular October meeting to be elected
at the November meeting. This shall not prohibit nominations from the floor at
An Auditing. Committee shall be appointed by incoming President elected
at the November meeting of each year. This shall be the first order of business
for the President elect and said committee will audit and examine the books of
the corporation for the preceding year and report thereon at the regular January
CHECKS, AND FUNDS
8 Funds. The funds of this corporation shall be deposited in a Federal Reserve Bank in a general account. Special accounts may be created from time to time as deemed necessary to further the purposes and interests of the corporation. With approval from the Hoard of Directors.