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Photography and Videography Policy

Handheld cameras, video cameras, and camera phones used by common spectators (amateur family and friends) are welcome at all Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association sanctioned, approved and managed events.

 

Amateur shoots are subject to the following:

  • Photographs and videos are for personal use only and may not be sold.
  • Natural light only; no flash or other supplemental light.
  • Tripods, monopods, handheld microphones, and other external equipment are permitted with the following stipulations:
  • Equipment must be under the user’s control at all times and when not in use, dismantled and out of harm’s way
  • No camera may extend more than 1 foot higher than the user’s natural unassisted head height.
  • No use of drones or any other remote photography/videography equipment.
  • A safe distance must be maintained from all players, referees,  and the field of play.
  • Shoots may only be taken from the spectator side of the field.

 

Professional shoots (photo and videography) must provide Mass Youth Soccer with the following

  • Approval from field licensee (if not a Mass Youth Soccer event)
  • Signed Indemnification Agreement with Mass Youth Soccer
  • Certificate of Insurance listing Mass Youth Soccer as an Additional Insured (amounts of coverage and requirements are contained in the aforementioned Indemnification Agreement.)
 

Professional shoots are subject to the following:

  • Natural light only; no flash or other supplemental light.
  • Tripods, monopods, handheld microphones, and other external equipment are permitted with the following stipulations:
  • Equipment must be under the user’s control at all times and when not in use, dismantled and out of harm’s way
  • Equipment extending beyond 1 foot over the user’s user’s natural unassisted head height must be securely anchored.
  • No use of drones or any other remote photography/videography equipment.
  • A safe distance must be maintained from all players, referees, and the field of play.
  • Shoots should only be taken from the spectator side of the field.  Any other locations may be used only with prior approval of the on-site facility manager.

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE REGARDING PHOTO/VIDEO/AUDIO RECORDING

Take notice.  When you enter a Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association event or facility, you will be entering an area where photography, video, and audio recording may occur.

 

By entering the event or facility premises, you and anyone accompanying you under your care agree to consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, webcasts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on web sites, or any other purpose by Mass Youth Soccer and its affiliates and representatives. You release Mass Youth Soccer, its officers and employees, its successors, assigns, licensees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication of interviews, photographs, images, video and/or or sound recordings.

 

By entering the event or facility premises, you and anyone accompanying you under your care waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by Mass Youth Soccer or the person or entity designated to do so by Mass Youth Soccer.

 

You and anyone accompanying you under your care have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event or facility.

 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!


 

 
 
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