The very first step in Club Development is making sure your organization understands what type of organization it is as a legal business entity. That will determine the corresponding structures of leadership and governance, finances and taxes and insurance needs.
The principles of this section are:
USSA clubs understand what type of club and legal entity they are.
USSA clubs understand their general legal requirements as an organization.
USSA clubs have appropriate organizing documents updated and in place.
USSA clubs have adequate insurance and limit their legal exposure.
Below are resources and information about best practices that will help USSA clubs meet these principles. For more in-depth access to these types of resources, as well as direct support, forums with other club leaders, resource sharing, potential deployment of Club Expert Consultants and other opportunities for developing your club, see USSA Club Certification.