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15 Aug 2013

Code Book

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2014 Official AAU Codebook

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Articles I through III and the Bylaws of the AAU Code are subject to change annually by Congress at the AAU Convention, generally held in the Fall. AAU policies may be up-dated following meetings of the Board of Directors. Certain sections of the > Appendix are subject to change on a daily basis. These sections are marked by an asterisk.

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  Article I Governance of the Union
  Article II Governance of the Districts
  Article III Judiciary of the AAU
  Bylaws Bylaws of the AAU
  Policies AAU National Policies
  Appendix  
     
  Complete Book  


Article I Governance of the Union
 
   
 
  A. Adoption and Amendments
1
 

1. Adoption
2. Amendments
              


 
1
1
 

a. Adoption Requirements

 
1
   
b. Presentation
 
1
   
c. Time and Form of Publication
 
2
   
d. Consideration
 
2
   
e. Urgent Amendment
 
2
   
f. Housekeeping
 
2
   
 
  B. Membership
2
 

1. Conditions for Membership
2. Classes
 

2
2
 
a. District Member
 
2
 
b. Club Member
 
2
 
c. Individual Member
 
2
 
d. Affiliate Member
 
2
   
 
  C. Congress
3
 

1. Composition

3
 
a. District Representatives
 
3
   
b. Sport Committee Representatives
 
3
   
c. National Officers
 
3
   
d. Past Officers
 
3
   
e. Affiliate Representatives
 
3
   
f. Members-at-Large
 
 
 

2. Powers

   
3
 

3. Votes

   
4
   
 
  D. Board of Directors
4
 

1. Composition
2. Powers
 

4
4
   
 
  E. Officers
4
 

1. Titles
2. Elections
3. Qualifications
4. Term of Office
5. Duties
 

4
4
4
5
5
 
a. President
 
5
 
b. Vice-Presidents
 
5
 
c. Secretary
 
5
 
d. Treasurer
 
5
 
 

6. Vacancies
7. Emergency Powers of Officers

6
6
   
 
  F. Committees
6
 

1. Administrative Committees

 

6
 
a. Finance Committee
 
6
 
b. Insurance Committee
 
6
 
c. Legislation Committee
 
7
 
d. Nominations and Elections Committee
 
7
 
e. Registration Committee
 
7
 
f. Committee Structure & Procedures
 
7
 
 

2. National Sport Committees

8
 
a. Chair
 
8
 
b. Composition
 
8
 
c. Removal/Replacement
 
8
 
d. Meetings
 
8
 
e. Voting
 
8
 
f. Quorum
 
8
 
g. Duties
 
8
 
h. Dissolution
 
9

3. Special/Ad Hoc Committees

10
 
 
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Article II Governance of the Districts
11
   
 
  A. Adoption
11
 

1. Amendments to Code not permitted
 

11
   
 
  B. Charter
11
   
 
  C. Name, Territory, Jurisdiction
11
   
 
  D. Objectives
11
   
 
  E. Management
11
 

1. Board of Managers  

11
 
a. Composition
 
11
 
b. Duties
 
11
 
c. Voting
 
12

2. Executive Committee

12
 
a. Duties
 
12

b. Composition
 
12

3. Officers

13
 
a. Titles
 
13
 
b. Eligibility
 
13
 
c. Term of Office
 
13
 
d. Duties
 
13
 
e. Removal
 
14
 
f. Vacancies
 
14

4. Meetings

15
 
a. Biennial
 
15
 
b. Special
 
15
 
c. Executive Committee
 
15
 
d. Notices
 
15
 
e. Quorum
 
15

5. Committees

15
  a. Required Committees  
15
    1. Finance Committee  
15
    2. Nominations & Elections Committee  
16
    3. Review Committee  
16
    4. District Sport Committees  
16
    5. Special Committees  
18
  b. Voting  
18

6. District Championships

19
   
a. Conduct Of
 
19
   
b. Participation In
 
19
  F. Dissolution
19
 

1. District
2. District Sport Committees
 

19
19
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Article III Judiciary of the AAU
20
   
 
  A. Judicial Bodies
20
 

1. National Board of Review
 

20
 
a. Composition
 
20
 
b. Powers
 
20
 
c. Jurisdiction
 
20
 
d. Eligibility to Serve
 
20
 
e. Term of Office
 
21
 
f. Vacancies
 
21

2. Board of Appeals

21
 
a. Composition
 
21
 
b. Powers
 
21
 
c. Standard of Review
 
21
 
d. Congress Appellate Jurisdiction
 
21
 

3. District Review Committee

21
   
a. Composition
 
21
   
a. Powers
 
21
   
b. Jurisdiction
 
22
 

4. Infractions Committees and Disciplinary Officers

22
   
 
  B. Authority
22
 

1. Fraud
2. Competing for Money
3. Aid or Abet Disqualification of an Athlete
4. Doping
5. Aid or Abet Controlled Substance Use
6. Unfair Dealing in Competition
7. Violation of AAU Rules/Policies
8. Aid or Abet Violation of the AAU Code
9. Failure to Cooperate with AAU Judicial Body
10. Act of Disturbance, Obstruction of a Competition, Disruption, Disrepute
 

22
22
22
22
22
22
22
22
22
22

 
   
 
  C. Procedures
23
 

1. Hearings
2. Appeals
3. Reinstatement
 

23
23
23
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Bylaws Bylaws of the AAU
24
   
 
 

1. Official Emblem, Seal, National Office

24

1.1 Official Seal

24

1.2 Official Emblem

24

1.3 National Office

24
 
 
2. Fiscal and Legal
24

2.1 Fiscal Year

24

2.2 Bonds

24

2.3 Bank Accounts and Depositories

24

2.4 Checking, Savings & Depository Accounts

24

2.5 Auditor and Auditor Report

25

2.6 Budget

25

2.7 Audit Committee

25

2.8 Finance Committee Audits

25

2.9 Accounts Receivable

25

2.10 Investment Sub-Committee

25

2.11 General Counsel

26

2.12 Special Counsel

26

2.13 Contracts

26

2.14 Conflict of Interest

26

2.15 Salaries

26
 
 
3. Event License
26
 
 
4. Membership
27

4.1 Individual Membership

27

4.2 Club & Individual Membership Applications

27

4.3 Membership and Residency

27
 
 
5. Dues, Fees, Reports and Remittances
28

5.1 Dues and Fees

28

5.2 District Reports

28
 
 
6. Eligibility
29

6.1 Youth Athlete Participation

29

6.2 Club Attachment

29

6.3 Transfers

29
 
 
7. Competition
30

7.1 District Championships

30

7.2 No Championship held in District

30

7.3 Multiple Districts in One State

30

7.4 Results

30

7.5 Special Competition

30

7.6 Right of Entry

30

7.7 National Championship

30
 
7.7.1 Award
 
30
 
7.7.2 Championship Contracts
 
30

7.8 Competition Outside the U.S.

30
 
 
8. Districts and Chartering
30

8.1 District Membership

30

8.2 District Territories

30

8.3 Redistricting Territories

31

8.4 Inter-District Sport Management Agreements

31

8.5 Names and Territories

31

8.6 Zone Alignment

35

8.7 Regional Alignment

35
 
 
9. Meetings, Notices, Voting
36

9.1 Meetings of the AAU of the US, Inc.

36

9.2 District Representation to Congress

36

9.3 National Sport Committee Representation to Congress

36

9.4 Notice

37

9.5 Order of Meetings

37

9.6 Rules of Order

37

9.7 Mail or Electronic Voting

37
 
 
10. Composition of Board of Directors
38

10.1 The Officers

38

10.2 Zone Representatives

38

10.3 Administrative Chairs

38

10.4 Council Chairs

38

10.5 District Governors’ Council

38

10.6 National Sport Committee Representation

38

10.7 Other National Sport Committee Representation

38

10.8 District Representation

38

10.9 Other District Representation

38

10.10 Non-voting Members

38

10.11 Representation limits

38
 
 
11. National Councils
38

11.1 Youth Sports Council

38

11.2 Adult Sports Council

39

11.3 Past Presidents’ Council

39

11.4 Z11.4 Zone Councils

39

11.5 District Governors’ Council

39
 
 
12. Miscellaneous
40

12.1 AAU James E. Sullivan Award

40

12.2 Life Membership

40

12.3 Indemnification

40

12.4 Executive Director

40

12.5 Substantial Compliance

40
 

12.6 Glossary of Terms

40
   
 
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Policies AAU National Policies of the AAU
 41
   
 
  I. Membership Policy
41
 

A. Agreement & Consent
B. Binding Arbitration
C. Indemnification/Assumption of Risk
D. Administrative Remedies
E. Membership Limitations
F. Misrepresentation
G. Sport Agents, Agencies and Representatives
H. Agency
I. Waiver/Release/Authorization to Use Likeness, Names, Voice and Words
J. Notice of Claims
K. Participation without Modification
L. Residency

41
41
42
43
43
44
44
45
45
46
   
 
  II. Membership Data Policy
46
 

A. Introduction
B. Use of Membership Data
C. Procedures
D. Third Parties
E. Violations

46
46
46
46
46
  III. Financial Policies
47
 

A. Insufficient Fund Check Policy
B. Purchasing Guidelines
C. Solicitation of Funds
D. Commission Guidelines
E. National Sport Committee Finances
F. AAU Credit Policy
G. District Charter Late Fee
H. Convention Hotel Policy

47
47
48
49
49
49
50
   
 
  IV. Use of Marks and Logos
50
 

A. AAU Registered Marks
B. Use of Olympic Marks

50
50
   
 
  V. AAU Spokesperson
50
   
 
  VI. Television/Webstreaming Rights for National Events
51
 

A. Rights
B. Guidelines for Allocation of Proceeds

51
51
   
 
  VII. Websites and Social Media
51
 

A. Website Content
B. Social Media

51
51 
   
 
  VIII. Defense Policy
52
   
 
  IX.Management of Emergency Situations
53
 

A. Spokesperson
B. Protocols

53
53
   
 
  X. Procedures for Nominations and Elections of National Officers, District Officers,
District Sport Directors, and Other District Offices and Recommendation of the National Sport Chair.
54
 

A. National Officers
B. District Officers
C. District Sport Directors
D. National Sport Chair  

54
55
57
59
 
   
 
  XI. Business Practices
60
   
 
  XII. Event License Policies
60
 

A. Practice
B. Supervision
C. Event License Categories
D. Event License Category Limits
E. National Championship Sanctions

61
61
61
61
 
   
 
  XIII. Sport Committee Policies
61
 

A. Sport Status
B. Procedures to Establish a New Sport
C. Special Meetings
D. Sport Committee Agendas 

61
61
62
62
 
 
XIV. Judicial Procedures
62

A. Introduction
B. Procedures during Hearings
C. Infractions Committees & Judicial Officers
D. District Review Committees
E. National Board of Review
F. Board of Appeals
G. Interpretation & Application of Policy

62
63
63
64
65
66
66
 
 
 
XV. Re-Districting Procedures
66
 
 
 
 
XVI. District Management
67
 

A. Credentialling Voters for District Board of Managers Meetings
B. Credentialling Voters for District Sport Committee Meetings

67
67
 
 
 
 
XVII. Event Policies
67
 

A. Schedule Changes
B. Age Groups/Skill Levels/Weight Classes
C. Right of Removal/Denial of Admission
D. Medical Emergency
E. Event Housing Policy
F. National Championship Event Hosts
G. District Qualifiers Medals

67
67
67
67
68
68
68
   
 
 
XVIII. Whistleblower Policy
68
   
 
 
XIX. Document Retention Policy
68
   
 
 
XX. Conflict Interest Disclosure Filing
69
 

A. Disclosure
B. Notification

69
69
   
 
 
Appendices
70
   
 
 

A. Glossary of Terms

70
 

B. Special Committees

72
  C. List of Approved Sports
73
  D. Zone Alignment
74
  E. Map of Districts
75
   
 
   
 
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Appendix
   
   
     
Appendix A Glossary of Terms
70
Appendix B Special Committees
72
Appendix C List of Approved Sports
73
Appendix D Zone Alignment
74
Appendix E Map of Districts
75
 

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