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Littleton Youth Soccer Club – June 7, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present: Gary Austin, Pat Stearns, David Caouette (via phone), Bob Stall, Dan Fusco, Bob Chrenc, Ted Doucette, Liz Shocklin, Scott Kerrigan, Tommy Proulx, Seth Landsman, and Cheryl Hollinger.  Guests: Mark Hollinger, Chris Marrese, Kate Grant and Brad Laing.


Gary Austin called the meeting to order at 7:40


May Minutes were approved.


Treasurer: No new report


Travel:  Complaints about tryouts – parents thought board members who were present at Gr3/4 tryouts and who had children being assessed create unfair initial groupings.  We will work to make sure that doesn’t happen in the future.

    Girls Gr9/10 is in the playoffs, Gr7/8 team struggling, Gr 5/6 doing fine except C team, Gr3/4 all teams OK

    Boys Gr7/8 may make playoffs, Gr5/6 A team struggling, others fine, Gr3/4 B team 0-7 so far, others OK


In-Town:  U6 is getting caught up.  U8 has had two Friday make-ups and 7 out of 8 games have been played.


Registrar:  Registration is open but only 25 in so far.  Late fees beginning July 1 – reminders will be sent.


NVYSL:  Nothing new – fines discussed last meeting have not yet been appealed.  


Referees:  Going well – alerting refs to recert classes.


Fields:  All fine now


Equipment:  No report.


Snack Shack: Due to abbreviated season looking at about ½ of last year’s revenue.


New Business


World Cup – June 10 – Basically ready to go.  Trophies in, Donelan’s ready, sound system w/ generator, parade will be around the baseball field starting at 10AM.  Need to be off the fields on time due to town “track meet”


Coach News – Ted reported on a matrix coming out from MSYA on what should be coached at each level, more to come.


Realigning Gr3/4 to be primarily grade oriented:  Very long discussion about changing current policy of placing kids on Gr3/4 teams based solely on the grading from tryouts and coaches’ evaluations.


Proposed to keep as is voted down 7-5.  Proposed to group by grade, especially for the top teams, voted down 7-5


Compromise passed 12-0: “The travel director shall put together teams at the Gr3/4 level using coaches’ evaluations and tryouts and may also consider the player’s grade as a factor in placement at the Travel Director’s discretion.”


Basically gives TD discretion from using just numbers (where possible) so that one or two players from one class end up on a team off all older (or younger) players.

Meeting was adjourned at 10:20