Porter Ridge Athletic Association
P.O. Box 707
Indian Trial, NC 28079
Ways & Means Director
Recreational Soccer Commissioner
Challenge & Classic Soccer Commissioner
Rules and Policies
No unauthorized use of fields.
No pets or animals on fields.
No firearms or weapons on property.
No driving vehicles across fields.
No climbing on fences and dugouts.
Please place all trach in containers.
Please pick up any litter and place in containers.
No entry into school buildings.
No unauthorized entry in concessions or storage facilities.
Leave fields in better shape than you found them.
No parking in access roads.
Policy on Recruiting
In the past year, we have had a few instances of members leaving the organization and starting their own organization or team, independent of PRAA and in direct conflict of the sports offered by PRAA. Those members then used the resources they had from the PRAA database and tried to recruit our current members to their organization.
As a result the Board of Directors has set up guidelines defining what does and does not constitute recruiting, and the consequences if a member does recruit.
If you, as a member choose to place your child(ren) in another organization, that is your prerogative. We hope to see you and your family again, but understand this is a personal decision. This also applies if you are or were a coach for us and choose to coach for another organization.
However, it is not acceptable if you choose to go to another organization and then proceed to contact PRAA members in an attempt to persuade them to move to your new organization. This recruitment historically has involved a prior coach or board member starting a new enterprise. The member then contacts the people on their old teams, with resources that were made available to them by PRAA, i.e. e-mails, phone trees.
In the past year, these recruitment practices have resulted in teams being depleted and members being harassed. As a result the children are disappointed and parents are upset.
The Board of Directors has determined that if a member is found responsible for recruiting that member will be banned from membership permanently. This member will also be banned from the premises permanently. This determination will be made on a case by case basis by the Board of Directors based on facts presented and testimony of those involved.
This is a serious offense which results in a serious consequence. We all work hard to provide your family a great place to participate in recreational sports. We do not want the actions of a few to spoil your experience with PRAA.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me or any member of the PRAA Board.
I appreciate your time.
It's All About the Kids Having FUN!