When a membership is purchased, members will not have the option of associating with a club at the time of purchase. There are two steps that will need to happen before members are affiliated with a club.
1. Invitation to the club directory - The club the member wishes to affiliate with must add the member to the club's member directory as the first step of the affiliation process. Once the club invites the member to the member directory, the member will receive an email to accept this invite.
2. Invitation to officially affiliate with the club - After the member has been added to the club's member directory, the club will send a second invitation and if the member accepts it, they will then be officially associated with that club for the duration of the season. This process must happen before a player or coach can be placed on a roster. An individual must have a membership before accepting this invitation. If the clubs send an invitation to someone without a current membership, the individual will be directed to purchase a membership before the association will be completed.
Parents can play many roles in sport: current or former athlete, coach, fan, motivator, role model or critic. A few studies have shown that family members may influence an athlete’s involvement and achievement in sport more than coaches. Parents also are the first and most critical agents at socializing sports.
How do I pay for my or my son/daughter’s USAV/SRVA Membership?
Players and parents may pay for their membership fee using a credit card (not AMEX) during Sport Engine Registration. As proof of paid membership, be sure to save or print your Membership Card to bring to any tryouts you may be attending.
Selecting the right sport and club for your child is about more than athletic development or playing time. Parents should do their homework – to learn about a club’s reputation and its policies and procedures to protect all athletes. By understanding the components of an effective plan to handle misconduct, you will be empowered to ask the right questions, spot potential risks, and have conversations with your child to monitor activities.
When selecting a sports club or program for your child, an important factor to consider is whether the administrators and organizers have developed a strategy to address misconduct. While the existence of a plan is a positive step, how coaches, volunteers, and staff enforce those policies is crucial.
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