Recruiting junior players is prohibited by the Gulf Coast Region and USA Volleyball. Please see below for the specific details of this policy.
Per Gulf Coast Region Club Directors Policy and Handbook:
Section V- Recruiting
It is the responsibility of each Club, that Club's Director, Coaches, Chaperones, Board of Directors, other designated appointees and most importantly the Parents to conduct themselves in a manner as to support all clubs that may draw from the same community of players. At NO time during the year may any of the aforementioned individuals directly contact a family that has an active contract with a third party Club with the intent of swaying that families player into playing with said club. Active contract is to be interpreted as a membership year. A Club Director however may receive text, emails and/or voice communications with parents whom their player has ended a contract with another club and may share their Club information with that parent. This communication must be initially made by a parent. Open tryout period after the school season concludes allows families to be informed and gather information about all clubs in their region.
If a Club is found to be in violation of the Gulf Coast Region's recruiting policy and after having received a formal complaint, will invoke the Region's Due Process Procedures for Serious Matters. If formal Complaint is upheld and it is found that a Club or it's representing members (Director, Coaches, Chaperones, Board of Directors, other designated appointees and or Parents) was indeed in violation. Then the Gulf Coast Region will impose either individual and or club sanctions and fines not limited to a term probation as well as a $500.00 fine. In extreme cases of disregard the offending club will be removed from being a member of the Gulf Coast Region for a term to be determined by the Region's Review Board. If immediate expulsion of the Club from the Region is the Review Board's final decision, the Region shall not be responsible for any outstanding contractual obligations that remain between the families and the expelled Club, however the region will work in good faith to try and place players in training and competition opportunities.
Membership year; September 1 to August 31