The Gunston Soccer Club (GSC) is moving to a club-centric model which will improve player development, improve club awareness, and become a more professional club. The 2009-2010 soccer seasons will be a transitional year for GSC. The Gunston Athletic Institute or GAI is the governing body for Gunston Soccer Club and Gunston Recreational Micro Soccer. GAI is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization and in order to comply with tax laws, a change to the way GSC operates is required. The following changes to GSC and GAI will be effective June 15, 2009. 1) Team Finances It has been determined in order for GAI to be compliant with tax laws that all teams must have accounting controls. All members will pay the club directly and the club will pay the fees to all leagues, applications to tournaments, coaches, trainers and any other payments required by the team. Additional payments may be required if a team participates in more tournaments, wants warm-ups, bags or anything not covered in the fees. 2) GSC Coaches All coaches will be given a contract for a seasonal year. The details of the contract will be specified by GSC and included in their employment agreements. Volunteer coaches will also be used. The Director of Coaching will be responsible for selecting and working with the coaches. All paid coaches will be paid on a schedule. GSC will provide each coach a GSC shirt to wear for games. 3) Uniforms GSC will provide uniforms for the players to use. It will include one red and one white shirt, one red and one white shorts, and 2 pairs of socks. The uniforms belong to the club and must be returned to the team if you leave the team. If any piece of the uniform is lost or torn, it is the responsible of the player to request and pay for a replacement. Every other seasonal year, the club will purchase new uniforms and the player can keep the old uniform. A club warm-up is available for purchase. Training shirts are encouraged and are available for purchase. 4) Tournaments Registration fees for two tournaments in a season are included. The club has recommended tournaments for GSC teams to attend. If a team would like to attend a tournament not on the list, the team manager or coach should contact the DOC for approval. 5) Fitness Training A fitness trainer is available for each team in 30 minutes sessions, twice a week starting August 10, 2009 for twelve weeks, on our scheduled fitness training days. Each team will coordinate a time, during our club scheduled training periods, with the trainer based on team and trainer availability. It is recommended to schedule training either before or after regular team training.