|NCSL Board of Directors Meeting- November 13, 2000|
Meeting called to order at 7:35PM.
Roll call shows a quorum.
Clubs not present: Arundel, Baltimore Football, Bowie, Calverton, Eastern Panhandle, Falls Church, Freestate, Manassas, Soccer Club of Baltimore, Stafford, Takoma Park, Waldorf and Winchester.
Minutes are approved from last meeting.
Secretary -Anne Maynes- With no objection, the BOD will let Kathleen e-mail our U15-U19 teams to see if interested in being ball persons for WUSA league games at RFK for the Washington Freedom Team. There are no objections.
Treasurer-Roger Ney- Passed out a handout which shows a 3 year chart on referee and assignor expense, actual vs. budget. Do we pay assignors for people who step-in on game day? Probably do not but not sure, at some times it must happen. When the game card comes in we do not have a good check and balance. Sending an e-mail to Kathleen saying you had a fill-in referee, will help us keep track. Do not have a database that compares cards with assignor's list. Demonsphere does track # of referees by the scorekeeping process. Re-scheduling for the lack of referees was probably worse than usual last season.
Va. Commissioner-Jim Fraze- Within a couple of days the information will go to our teams that are disqualified. These teams can reapply and get on the bottom of the wait list.
R&D-Ray Greenberg- Red and yellow cards are at present called in to the scorekeepers, but this is not always accurate. The information on the game card is what R&D uses. He recommends that the information to the scorekeepers be dropped because misinformation sometimes gets to teams that are playing the next week. Cards are mailed in to the league office and it can take 7 days to get the information into the database. As long as we are dependent on mail-in system, we can not be existing in a real-time system. Coaches cannot find information about sit-out cards from the internet. We had 7 terminated games last season, received 11 protests and had 5 cases of referee abuse. Will need new members for R&D in Spring. Can be club reps, coaches or assistant coaches.
Dennis Quicker-Database manager of cards- Handed out sheet with the latest information on club points.
Scorekeeper-Jay Baker- U10's, some games are still missing scores. Should we publish the standings by division for the U10's since they are ranked in the spring season according to points and put into divisions? The consensus is yes. Some teams play 10 games and some play 11, that is taken into account when there is a tie in points. Scorekeeper is not getting accurate information on referee coverage.
Kathleen Sessions-All games were played, all standings finished, and trophies ordered. Entry materials will be mailed out not later than January 15.
President- Jeff Skigen- When teams advance in state cup, they sometimes forget to notify the opposing team or administrator that they have a conflict for the next weekend. State cup takes precedence, but please let the opposing teams know that you will not be able to make the game.
Consultant on Player Development-John Ellis- My hobbyhorse is soccer development. Don't allow standards to deteriorate, When you see volumes of cards, the clubs should develop a philosophy to respect the spirit of the game. Interview your coaches. In the winter months, encourage your players to improve and develop fitness during the winter. We have so many ligament problems, we need strength training along joints.
Motion made by Damascus and seconded by Bethesda.
Step-in AR, grade 14.