WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL BOYS LACROSSE ASSOCIATION

Minutes of September 13, 2009 Board Meeting

 

1013:  The Board meeting of the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association was held Sunday, September 13, at 10:00 am at the home of Kevin Martin.   Present were Vern Smith, Brandon Fortier, Tony Olney, Kevin Martin, Ryan Kelly, Peter White, Rob Hawley, and Daniela Colter.

 

1014:  MOTION: The Board meeting minutes of June 29, 2009 are approved. Motion passed 7-0.

 

1015:  Daniela presented the Treasurer’s report required for the fall meeting per By-law IV.L.2.b.  

 

1016:  Review and discussion of the 2009 Questionnaire followed. Approximately 30% of the questionnaires were returned.

 

1017: Three options for division reassignments were discussed. According to the results of the survey it was clear that the membership wanted the current DI/DII model however increase the number of teams in DI. Brandon will discuss the DI reassignment and Kevin will discuss the DII at the fall meeting. The programs affected by the change will be contacted.

 

            MOTION: Adopt Option A (this includes Eastside Catholic LC, King’s Way LC, Lake Tapps LC, Mukilteo LC, Overlake LC, Stadium LC, and Tacoma LC moved to DI and Garfiled LC moved to DII) with the new revision and present to the membership at the Oct 3, 2009. Motion passed 7-0.

           

1018:  Brandon will update the Handbook in regards to Division Reassignment 5.0.0 and Awards 11.1.1.

 

            5.0.0 Movement Between Leagues changed to Division Reassignment

 

            MOTION: Remove 5.2.0 Motion passed 7-0.

 

11.1.2 Due to the increase in number of teams in DI a third team will be added to the All-State Division I.

 

1019:  Section 3.2 and 7.2 will be updated to include Lystedt Law. The board will follow WIAA rules. Coaches will need to view a video found on the WIAA website, a link to this will be on the WHSBLA website, and will require coaches to complete a test, in order to assure the coaches are in compliance of the Lystedt Law. If not in compliance the program will be removed from the league. Kevin will prepare the documentation and circulate to the board for approval. It will be posted on the website.

 

1020:  The registration forms were revised and will be presented to the membership at the fall meeting. The 2010 WHSBLA Program Certification will include proof of Lystedt Law compliance, WSP background check, CPR/First Aid certification, Coaches Certification, and Player’s Code of Conduct. The forms will be distributed at a later date and programs will be required to complete and return by the Feb 6, 2010 meeting. The membership will be asked to provide one point of contact person for the 2010 season.

 

1021:  Daniela presented the 2010 budget with different scenarios. There was a discussion to increase dues and add scheduling fees to each of the program teams. Daniela will prepare an updated budget to be approved within the week via e-mail.

           

            MOTION: Increase the schedulers’ fee to $4,000. Motion passed 7-0

           

            MOTION: Increase the Secretary/Treasurer fee to $4,000. Motion passed 7-0

 

            MOTION: To add a scheduling fee to each team. The amount depends on the updated 2010 budget. Motion passed 7-0.

 

 

1021:  Daniela to send a note to all the programs requesting if a player would like to be the WA Chapter Representative please send in their resume by September 30, 2009.

 

1022: Tony Olney has agreed to serve as the WHSBLA’s representative to the WA Chapter of US Lacrosse.

 

1023:  Section 12.6.2 of the Handbook was amended to “ If possible any adjustments should be agreed upon prior to the start of the first game of the doubleheader”

 

1024:  King’s Way would like more support from WALOA. WHSBLA will encourage WALOA refs to officiate games in King’s Way.

 

1025:  Mountlake Terrace school remains as Lynwood’s home school even though most players attend other schools.

 

1026:  MOTION: Providence LC has been accepted as a provisional team to the WHSBLA for the 2010 season with players from Providence and North Sound Christian School. Motion passed 7-0.

 

1027:  MOTION: Gig Harbor LC has been accepted as a provisional team to the WHSBLA for the 2010 season as long as the program’s name is Gig Harbor or the school district name. Motion passed 7-0.

 

1028:  MOTION: Silver Lake LC has been accepted as a provisional team to the WHSBLA for the 2010 season. It is recommended that the name of the program be Jackson LC. The home school for the program is Jackson High School. Motion passed 7-0.

 

1029:  MOTION: Lake Washington LC has been accepted as a provisional team to the WHSBLA for the 2010 season. The program’s home schools will be Lake Washington and Juanita High School. Motion passed 7-0.

 

1030:  MOTION: Woodinville LC has been accepted as a provisional team to the WHSBLA for the 2010 season. The program’s home school is Woodinville High School. Motion passed 7-0.

 

1031:  Gonzaga Prep and University do not intend to join WHSBLA this coming season.

 

1032:  Mount Si intends to send in their application by Oct 3rd, 2009. Vern will contact the program.

 

1033:  MOTION: Selah LC, having met the requirements for a Provisional Team, is admitted to the WHSBLA for the 2010 Season. Motion passed. 7-0.

 

1034:  MOTION: Three Rivers LC, having met the requirements for a Provisional Team, is admitted to the WHSBLA for the 2010 Season. Motion passed. 7-0.

 

1035:  MOTION: Wenatchee LC, having met the requirements for a Provisional Team, is admitted to the WHSBLA for the 2010 Season. Motion passed. 7-0.

 

1036:  MOTION: Skagit LC, based on the ability to meet board requirements will be admitted to the WHSBLA for the 2010 Season. Motion passed. 7-0.

 

1037:  Brandon will update the boundary document to include the Orting and Federal Way School Districts.

 

1038:  There have been several coaching changes. Daniela to update the contact list once a list has been obtained at the after the Oct 3rd meeting.

 

1039:  Daniela will contact the Chris Sherman and Ian O’Hearn and ask them to prepare a one-minute speech to campaign for the At-large Representative position. Three programs are on probation and will not be able to vote at the October meeting. Provisional teams will not be able to vote.

 

1040:  O’Neill Hughes petition states that he can no longer attend Eastside Catholic due to financial hardship and would like to play for his home school Issaquah High.

 

            MOTION: Hughes Petition #69 is approved. Motion passed 6-0. 1 Abstention

 

1041:  April Sablan petition states that she would like to play for Lynwood Tigers but she attends Bothell High School which would mean playing for Northshore LC. She states that she would not be comfortable playing for Northshore.

 

            MOTION: Sablan Petition #70 is denied based on residence. Motion passed 7-0.

 

1042:  Maxwell Saffle’s petition states that he can no longer attend Eastside Catholic due to family restructuring and cutbacks and would like to play for his home school Skyline High.

 

            MOTION:   Saffle petition #71 is approved. Motion passed 7-0.

 

1043:  Krista Powers asked for a clarification of where her son will play as he attends Orting School and this school was not listed on the boundary list. Brandon already addressed this concern and he would play for Lake Tapps.

 

1044:  There was a concern that some players are renting apartments in a certain school district in order to play for a particular program. The question arose as to how to prevent this. The Board does not have any control over this situation.

 

1045:  There was some concern at the Prodigy Camp this summer that some of the camp coaches were coaching their freshman players. Tony will contact Dejon Hush and John Bauman to inquire about this. It is okay as long as the coaches segregate themselves from their own players.

 

1046:  Aaron Koransky is the new WALOA Board president. Negotiations with WALOA will begin soon.

 

1047:  MOTION:  The Seven Duties of a Coach and NFHS on the website will be removed. The information contained in these two documents is covered under the Code of Conduct page. Motion passed 7-0.

 

1048:  Minutes will be posted within 10 days of a board or general membership meeting.

 

1049:  Brandon will update the handbook as follows:

 

            Page 2: Programs Represented by the WHSBLA for the 2010 Season.

           

            MOTION: Eliminate 3.3.4. Motion passed 7-0.

 

            3.6.0 Add Scheduling Fees to the title

           

            3.6.3 Moved to Section 12

 

            6.5.1 Add “Any transfer is subject to review”

 

            7.2.6 Add “Lystedt Law”

 

            10.6.5. Add: “and will be subject to a $50 fee per added game after the deadline”.

 

            10.6.7 Strike out “Every effort should be made to adjust JV game per rule 12.6.2 to play varsity game per schedule”.

 

            12.1.0 Add “ Failure to submit required documents by the February meeting will result in sanctions”

           

           

1050: Vern to contact the Curtis coach inquiring if Shapton intends to play for Curtis this coming season. A letter from the AD is required.

 

1051:  The general membership meeting will be held Oct 3rd, 2009 at SPU, Bertona Hall Room 1 beginning at 12pm. The board will meet beforehand if necessary.

 

1052:  There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 3:30pm.

 

Daniela Colter

Executive Secretary