By-Laws Articles 1-5

Article I

Name and Affiliation

The name of this not-for-profit organization shall be the Premier Soccer League of Chicagoland (PSL).  The PSL shall be affiliated with the Illinois State Soccer Association (ISSA) and therefore be affiliated with the United States Amateur Soccer Association (USASA), the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the Confederation of North Central and Caribbean Association of Football (CONCACAF), and the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).  The PSL shall recognize the superseding authority of these affiliations for those matters covered by these affiliations.


Article II

Purpose and Powers

The purpose of the PSL is to provide recreational competitive soccer for all of its members.  The PSL shall administer, schedule, and arbitrate over all activities necessary to achieve its goal.  The PSL shall also make every effort to promote soccer throughout Northern Illinois.  All powers granted to the league and its members shall be as specified within these bylaws.


Article III


The registered office of the PSL shall be designated by the President of the organization for the given year.


Article IV


4.1          Membership in the PSL consists of all players, coaches, and managers of all registered teams in good standing, elected     officers, committee chairperson, and other persons as appointed by the President or the Board of Directors  

4.2          Voting rights of members - One (1) vote shall be granted to each registered team in good standing.  Voting rights shall also be granted to each elected officer, provided that the officer does not already have voting rights as a team representative, except for the President of the league, who shall only vote in case of a tie.  A member must be in attendance at the meeting in order to vote.  A person may not represent more than one team at any meeting.


Article V


5.1          A minimum of two (2) meetings per year shall be held for the general membership.  One of the meetings shall be held at the end of the outdoor season for the purpose of electing officers and for the transaction of other business as may come before the meeting.  The other meeting shall be held at the beginning of the season for the purpose of informing the membership on the upcoming season and any other business that may come before the meeting.

5.2          Special Meetings - Special meetings of the members may be called at any time for the purpose of considering matters which, by the terms of these by-laws, require the approval of all or some of the members, or for any other reasonable purpose.  These meetings shall be called by written notice and authorized by the President, a majority of the Board of Directors, or by 1/10 of the voting members.

5.3          Place of Meeting - The place of a regular meeting shall be determined by the Board of Directors.  The place of the special meetings shall be determined by the member or members calling for such meetings.

5.4          Notice of Meetings - Written notice (provided by regular mail, telefax, website or email) stating the place, date, and hour of any meeting of members shall be delivered to all members entitled to vote at such meetings not less than seven (7) nor more than forty (40) days before the date of such meeting.  In case of special meetings the purpose of the meeting shall be stated in the notice.

5.5          Quorum - 1/3 of all eligible voting members shall constitute a quorum.

5.6          Method Voting - Members entitled to vote must be present or have an appointed member present at the meeting to vote in his place.  The appointed member cannot be the voting member for any other team or officer.  Voting by mail is prohibited.

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