Approved Public Benefit Preclearance Application - Clubs

Must be Submitted 30 days Prior to Advertising Your Program

Deadlines Vary by Season or League of Play but Must Be Approved
Before You Solicit or Advertise to Players

Who: Clubs Who Have Youth Teams Participating in non-SF Based Leagues (Travel Teams) where the Teams Intend to Apply for Approved Public Benefit Status

Important: Clubs who do not intend to have their teams apply for approved public benefit status do NOT need to complete this form.

For details on the rules to be eligible, go to http://sfrecpark.org/permits-and-reservations/sf-teams-participating-in-leagues-from-outside-sf-travel-teams-approved-public-benefit-rules/

 

Club Applicability:

  • ONLY CLUBS SEEKING APPROVED PUBLIC BENEFIT STATUS FOR THEIR TEAMS MUST SUBMIT THIS FORM.
  • If a team seekiing Approved Public Benefit Status is part of a club, the club must separately meet the standards set forth below. A team will be considered part of a club if:
    • The team is branded with a club name: OR
    • The team’s players team fee payments through a centralized organization (as opposed to a family on the team pooling funds for that team only and hiring a coach

Club Requirements:

  • Not for Profit: The club must be a non-profit (501c) with an IRS determination letter.
  • Independent Board: The club must be administered by a volunteer board of directors that is independently elected by the players of the club (not by coaches)
  • Residency: All teams in the Club must meet the Residency Requirement or must clearly distinguish at the time of formation and by the team's names that they are not SF based and not eligible to use SF Fields.
  • Scholarships: Each team in a Club that intends to apply for APBO status must meet the SFRPD scholarship requirement
  • Adequacy of Disclosure: The club must provide adequeate discclosure of its fees and policies as required by the APBO Rules.
  • Good Standing: The club must be in good standing.
  • Go to Travel Team APBO Rules for more details.
Note: The club does not need to submit a filing fee. Fees will be submitted by individual teams when they apply for apbo status after the team is formed

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CLUB INFORMATION


NOT FOR PROFIT - 501C3 STATUS




BOARD INFORMATION

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SF RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT

For Teams Older Than High School, will any teams in your club have more than 3 nonresidents on the team *
For Teams Younger Than High School Age, will any teams in your club have more than 2 nonresidents on the team *
I understand that once teams are formed and before fields are allocated each team will need to submit complete APBO form with rosters in the excel form required including names and addresses of players on each team and we will need to provide RPD with evidence of residency. *

SCHOLARSHIPS

ADEQUACY OF DISCLOSURE

Clubs must provide transparent, detailed information regarding fees, scholarships, costs, programs, tryouts, playing time rules and guest polices. Such information must be provided to any interested parent, posted on a website and submitted have been submitted to SFRPD prior to tryouts or registration.


Good Standing

Has your club , any team affiliated with your club or any coach been found to violate SFRPD field permits, residency requirements, tryout requirements in the previous 12 months or been found to misrepresent information in prior APBO applications. *
I confirm that this form is complete and accurate: *
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