January 10, 2007

ATTENDEES: Dave Carter, John Trudeau, Lisa Stoyle, Bill Tholen, Paul Allen, Cathy Quigg, Bill Keeler, Dan Sullivan, David Ng, Ralph Perrotto, Jennifer Hardy, Bill Mello, Gary Parker, John Graziano, Fran Squatrito, Mike Tropeano, Mike Cavalear.

SECRETARY'S REPORT: Minutes from the November 2006 meeting were reviewed. Corrected board member listing to indicate Lisa Stoyle is chairing the Evaluation Committee. Report ACCEPTED.


CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS: Have about $25,000 in the capital improvement fund. Created subcommittee to make recommendations on how to spend it. Subcommittee is Dave Carter (chair), Bill Keeler, Dan Sullivan, Ralph Perrotto, Gary Parker, and John Trudeau.

COACHING ED. REPORT: G scheduled for 2/10. F course scheduled for 3/10. Bill will attending a Mass Youth Soccer CED conference on January 27th. Contacted the Scorpions to explore offering optional training to U8 and/or U10 players. Will try and get additional proposals for February meeting.

COASTAL REPORT: Fran Squatrito reported that the spring season will start on 3/31. MTOC dates are 6/22 (8am start), 6/23, 6/24 at UMASS. All U12s will be 8v8. PKH needs list of Pembroke PKH players. Rosters due to Competition Committee by 1/22. League registrar needs them by 3/5. Requested info on club players. MTOC rosters due on 6/2. Confirmed number of teams as BU12=5, GU12=5, BU14=3, GU12=3. Need coaches names and phone.

UNIFORMS: Bill Mello reported that WeGotSoccer reserves uniforms well in advance and since they didn't hear from us they reserved same style as last year. Prices running in the $35 to $37 range. Bill brought in samples of Adidas, Nike, and UnderArmor uniforms.

MOTION: Keep same uniforms as last year for cost of $35.60. PASSED.

SELECT TEAM PLAYER DROP: There is a player on the GU12 Select Team who is moving out of town. The player leaving was a discretionary pick. Question is, do we take a player from another team to fill the vacated spot. Benefits and disadvantages were discussed and affect on both teams were considered.

MOTION: Allow Bill Mello (GU12 Coach) to fill spot with another discretionary pick. PASSED.

REGISTRAR'S REPORT: Ann not present.

TREASURER'S REPORT: Lisa Stoyle provided a handout with the financial summary. Even though we have $100,000 in the bank in all accounts, we are expecting to break even on the operating account by the end of the 2006-2007 soccer year. Report ACCEPTED.

REFEREE REPORT: David Ng provided a written report. Ref meeting on 3/21 at 7pm. We may have 57 refs for the spring season. Would like Coastal Handbook for the refs and a copy of the rosters for U12s and U14s for scheduling purposes. Discussed qualifications of Div 1 game refs. We are not limiting to adults if we have refs that are qualified. "Refs on call" discussed. Dave brought up recognizing refs with 3 and 5 years of service. Reviewed Ref Pay Policy.

MOTION: Accept Ref Pay Policy with the exception of item #3, Thursday notification requirement. PASSED.

BOY SCOUT RECYCLING: Boy Scouts want to collect plastics at the fields. We will give it a try.

MINIMUM AGE FOR COACHES: Coach wants assistant coach who is 16 going on 17. Bill Tholen pointed out that G course has minimum age of 16. Consensus that a minor should not be left in charge of a team. Should always have adult present. Bill will contact Mass Youth Soccer to see if they have any rules regarding this.