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Get to Know Our Committees

Thanks to the efforts of the USPSA committees, we’re able to accomplish a lot more for our organization and our athletes

In power soccer, every athlete has a role to play within the team. Offensive or defense, goalie or kicker, each player must fulfill their own responsibility while advancing the goal of the team. In the same way, the goals of the USPSA are advanced by our individual committees. Each committee has a specific mission and purpose within the organization, but together they all work toward our greater goals.

We hope you’ll take some time learning about the committees that make our work possible, and the individuals who dedicate so much of themselves to our success.

Athlete advisory committee ❯
elections committee ❯
equipment specification committee ❯
International competition committee ❯
Legislative & Bylaws committee ❯
JERRY FRICK SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE ❯
Marketing & Development committee ❯
Communications & Media committee ❯
Officials committee ❯
Rules committee ❯
Tournament Selection Committee ❯
Players Classification Committee ❯
Hall of Fame Committee ❯
Finance Committee ❯
grassroots committee ❯

Athletes Advisory Committee

Committee Chair: Sarah Schwegel

sjschwegel@gmail.com

This committee creates information and reports for the executive committee that deals with matters for players. They also create surveys to gain such information to gather feedback from players.

  • Shall make reports and recommendations to the Executive Board about matters
    affecting athletes.
  • Shall establish a network of athletes throughout the U.S. for a wide canvassing of
    opinion.

Elections Committee

Committee Chair: OPEN

This is a human resource function to continue to recruit potential board member candidates. You will also create and adjust criteria required to be considered for any key position in the organization. You will conduct interviews and make recommendations for approval vetted candidates for officers of the USPSA

Equipment Specification Committee

Committee Chair: OPEN

Do you have a strong understanding of the workings of a wheelchair? Do you like to memorialize details of size, weight, length, and other details that deal with the equipment used to play the game? This committee would also evaluate the recommendations for adoption by the FIPFA for any equipment specification, evaluate, and make recommendations to the Executive Committee for rejection or ratification.

International Competition Committee

Committee Chair: OPEN

This committee deals with all international competition. Creation of Team USA performance plan and review. All club and National Team competitions. Creating coach and staff selection criteria for the national team. Liaison with organizers of international competitions.

Communications & Media Committee

Committee Chair: Natalie Russo

njrusso7@gmail.com

This committee communicates the message created by the Marketing Committee. The two work hand in hand to create strong messaging. This committee creates content and ensures social media is updated with current information. This committee may also be involved with creating pressers for print and other electronic media sources. The communication committee is also responsible for the upkeep and management of all USPSA website and internet related communications.

Content and Reporting
This is a subcommittee for the Communications and Media Committee. We need writers who can be a source of real time information for games, players, and team activities for the Communications and Media committee. You create stories that interest you and send to the committee. Also includes writing for the USPSA Blog.

Legislative & Bylaws Committee

Committee Chair: Mark Pratt

ammpratt@swbell.net

If you have legal, governance, and non-profit management experience, your help can be used on this committee. As the game changes and laws change the organization also needs to adjust its bylaws to reflect current times. You will also assist with the management of the Annual General Meeting to ensure all measures are dealt with according to the criteria outlined in the Constitution and Bylaws

Marketing Committee

Committee Chair: Natalie Russo

marketing@powersoccerusa.org

The marketing and development committee develops and advises the executive committee on the policy and strategic plan to promote the USPSA's mission and causes. Marketing committees may use a range of methods to get the word out, some of which include press releases, magazine ads and direct mail campaigns. They shall assist the communications and media committee with content and promotions of individual teams and the overall sport on the website. 

Officials Committee

Committee Chair: Mark Jones

jones.mark.c@comcast.net

This committee deals with all things that deal with referees and the Laws of the Game.

Rules Committee

Committee Chair: Mike McCoy

Fortmickey@aol.com

On this committee, you will deal with appeals and sanctions of players and coaches for violations that rise to the level of consideration. You will also work with the officials committee to identify laws that need more attention by officials. Make recommendations for changes to any LOTG.

Grassroots Committee

Committee Chair: Anthony Jennings

asjennings18@gmail.com

The Grassroots Committee is a subcommittee to the Athletes Advisory Committee whose main mission is to gather feedback from the players regarding issues relating to the game. They are also working to develop a post-season competition for Non-Conference teams and an appropriate format. They are also working on a new team focus in the era of the Strikeforce.

Finance Committee

Committee Chair: OPEN

This is the accounting and numbers side of the organization. If you have accounting experience, skilled with Excel and quickbooks, you can have an impact here. This committee is very active during registration and budgeting periods by assisting the Treasurer with tasks dealing with the creation of our financial statement.

Jerry Frick Scholarship Committee

Committee Chair: Sarah Schwegel

uspsaeasternregionaldirector@gmail.com

The Jerry Frick Scholarship committee will select a recipient for a scholarship to power soccer camp.

Hall of Fame Committee

Committee Chair: OPEN

We are currently 2 years past the establishment date for this committee. This committee would gather facts, stats, and background for making recommendations to the Hall of Fame. Currently the Hall would be virtual and online contained in our website.

Player Classification Committee

Committee Chair: OPEN

If you are a classifier certified Nationally or Internationally we encourage you to be part of this committee. Make recommendations and plans to train and expand the number of classifiers throughout the country. You will also make recommendation for international assignments for competitions outside of the US.

Tournament Selection Committee

Committee Chair: Tari Carpenter

uspsasecretary@gmail.com

If you have tournament host experience or a sports management degree, your knowledge will assist with the selection of the best host for USPSA tournaments. You will also review the post-tournament report to evaluate the viability of the host to be used again in the future. The committee will also create the bid document for all competitions.

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