Members present: Pat Stearns, Gary Austin, Steve Bast, Dave Besse, Tom Proulx, Marc O'Meara, Bob Stall, Mark Hollinger, Cheryl Hollinger, Quinn Canfield, Peter Lloyd and Dave Kiley
Diane Werling and Michael Werling
Pat Stearns called the meeting to order at 7:35.
The previous meeting's minutes were approved unanimously.
Park & Rec account: $15k – World Cup bill of ~$800 still has to come out
Booster account: $9.8K
In Town Report
Academy – still needs a Pee Wee coordinator
U8 – Nothing to report
BU10 – There are 3 teams (37 players) – 4 players waitlisted. Brenda to decide if a 4th team will be added and if so Mark will see can it be added to the schedule
BU12 – Might need to go through coach selection committee as there are too many coaches who volunteered
U14 & HS Tryouts –
U14 – a good showing - 25 players showed up for tryouts
HS Boys – 13 of 19 players showed up for tryouts
HS Girls – a 2nd team will be added. Only 11 out of 29 players attended the tryouts. More players are needed, possibility of moving U14 Rec players to U18 Rec
Three MTOC wild cards were awarded to NVYSL
Coaches F Training course has been set up for March 21st & March 28th at Russell St from 6pm – 10 pm
HS Tryout – proposed to hold tryouts at the end of the fall season. This will save from renting space and soccer will still be fresh in the players’ minds
James Kennedy (owner of My Town Sports) is willing to sell travel uniforms – this was tabled to a later date
Diane and Michael Werling were in attendance in order to approach the board for a waiver to move their 5 year old son, whom they believe has better skills than his peers, from in town PW to U6.
The board explained that at this age it is a development program and non competitive or outcome based. It was also explained that if we grant this exception for him it would set a precedent and we would have to open this same option to other players/parents. It was suggested that if they were looking for a more challenging program then they should look into club soccer and that in town soccer is for a fun environment and for players at every skill level.