The general meeting was called to order by President, Bob Stall at 7:30pm
Attendees: Pat Stearns, Tom Carlson, Gary Austin, Larry Frisoli, Marc O’Meara, Bob Stall, Dale Cotnam, Burt Morse, Mike Morey, Jenna Canfield, Mark Hollinger, Gerry Cavallo. Along with coaches Katie Hunt and Mark Rambacher.
A vote was taken and passed to accept the notes for the February meeting.
A statement of operations was issued.
Treasurer report issued.
Fiscal balance: $34,270.51
NVYSL costs were down with less older teams and reduced prices.
Travel Report (Austin)
Teams are set
Burt will move to 4pm so girls can play at home in week 2
Not ideal to have 17 players on the Rec B GU12 but had 3 full teams in fall and several didn’t sign up for the spring
In Town Report
Pee Wee (Morey)
Teams (8) are set
Coaches have been contacted
10 teams of 8 players (78 players) 4v4
Capped at 80
Rumor that a set of twins may not play, then players will need to be shifted
A lot of 1st year players did not return for the spring
2 teams lost 6 players each
9 per team and will play 6v6
Blast coaches about upcoming G coaching courses, F courses are good for travel coaches
Will need 3 coaches for the fall to coach GU-10. Who will it be?
Have 4-5 new refs
Added 2 new refs recently
At the end of March there are ref courses
Travel patches came in
Shirts are in
New rule for this year, hand in equipment bag and teams get trophies
Jenna has 8 bags and Mark R. has 2 bags
Need to order ice packs
No league issues
Gym reserved for 3/26 for indoor coaches clinic
·6 older teams didn’t get enough players
No refunds needed since cost was for $0
Registration has slots open now for teams
Late fees are showing up
Registration page needs scrolling
Mark needs rosters so he can email each coach their medical sheets, which won’t need signatures
Things we could add to website: Philosophy, weather info and other stuff from old website
Home games have been mapped out
Some week day games have a team as TBA
U-10: St. Anne’s only, U-12 and 14 get Koerper one night guaranteed
For U-10 thru U-14 some Russell St. fields are available (about 13 leftover for a 2nd practice night)
Lacrosse will use high school fields
We need correct goalie lines on all fields
Girls Lacrosse (Mon-Thurs) will practice on field hockey fields two nights so we’ll need to assign practice fields and nights for in-town for the first time.
Need to get practice schedule, shirts and equipment bags for the night of the coaches clinic
MPS free coach clinic/coaches meeting from 7-9pm on 3/26 (2 weeks before start of season). Providing gift hats for coaches. High School booked from 6:30-9.
Newsletter is getting ready to be sent on 4/1 it will be double-sided for 400 kids at Russell St and Shaker Lane
Mark Hollinger’s wife’s Real Estate company will donate the printing cost
Sophomore class will be at Russell St. fields on Saturday AM to serve coffee and doughnuts to raise money for their class ($60-100/day estimated)
Picture Day will be on a Saturday. Which one? First Communion is when?
Plan is for June 4th to be Annual Meeting in the Multi-Purpose room
Email suggestions if ideas to change current assessment form, Katie to help. Will try to simplify form
Need to add a section about if recommended to move player up or down or if appropriate for level
Coordinators need to stress to coaches how important it is for players to make the assessment night
It is also real important for coaches to give complete evaluations of U-8 players moving up to U-10. May want to give forms earlier and give to assistant coaches. No changes needed to form.
U-8 2nd year players will be evaluated during their regular season games
Board Positions Open For the Fall Season:
The position of Booster Director – bizarre and football game sales
Travel Directors/League Rep. – both boys and girls - ?Tom and Dale share, need to go with Gary to March meeting
Registrar (Tim is resigning) – Mark H.? – it’s a twice a year job (Aug/Mar), send in names of coaches, players and asst coaches
Equipment Manager - ?Tom
Snack Shack Director
Gary to write up job descriptions of the various jobs he’s resigning from