Dryden Soccer Club
March 13, 2000
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In Attendance: Mike Allmendinger, Jeri-Ann Bush, Dan Clement, Doug Hoyt, Tara Jenne, Evan Kurtz, Michelle Minnis, Cathy & Ken Paddock, Bill Turner, Peggy Westerling.
Approval of minutes from January 10, 2000.
Treasurer Report: Account is in good shape with about $1,900.
Registrar: Spring registrations went out in todayís mail. Peggy needs to be reimbursed for $293 for registration and pass fees.
Rec League 6-12: There was discussion about refs not showing up for their assigned shifts. Tim has had to stay and ref additional shifts on numerous occasions. Bill stated that this is putting too much of a burden on one person. There was discussion about perhaps needing to look at creating a paid coordinator position to monitor the building during games, keep track of refs and pay them, etc.
Concern was raised about kids getting hurt when slamming into the walls and bleachers and suggested that perhaps eliminating playing off the walls would help. This would slow the game down and force better control of the ball.
Rec League K-5: Tara said her league went well and had ended with a popsicle party. She paid her refs (older travel players) $5/game, and this worked out really well. She says she will be willing to coordinate this league as long as her kids are playing in this age group. Bill asked if she could please give a heads up when she knows she wonít be doing it again.
Travel Teams: Mandatory spring coaches meeting on Tuesday, March 28 at 7 pm in the Dryden Elementary School cafeteria. Books from BCSA will be distributed at this time, as well as deciding practice times.
Apparently the $105 we owed BCSA for the spring league last year slipped through the cracks and was never paid, and this year we will owe $75 ($15 x 5 teams). It was felt that since we have so many teams registered for the tournament this year, that the Club could once again pay the spring league fee for each team.
Each team will be responsible for the ref assignor fees as well as paying the refs.
Indoor Tournament: 82 teams have registered for our tournament this year, 60 teams registered last year. Games will be held at the High School, using both gyms, from 7am - 10pm on Saturday, March 25, and from 7am - 8pm on Sunday, March 26. Dryden team members will be able to use to pool free of charge.
Doug Hoyt is making the boards for the walls.
Cyndie Allmendinger is doing concessions with the Cerretanis and Maslers.
Michelle is checking with Mrs. Alexander regarding pool use.
Ref assignor Bill Campbell has been contacted.
There was discussion about volunteering vs. paying in regards to the tournament. Concerns of coach and parent lack of cooperation were expressed. Should coordinators, coaches and committee members who put in hours of time have to pay and/or volunteer more time at the tournament? The idea was suggested that instead of the format we are now using, next year we have two choices on the registration form for people to choose: Pay $50 to cover clubs costs for the year, or volunteer 10 hours of time. Lining fields, setting up and tearing down rec league were examples of other volunteer time. It was decided that we need to set aside a half hour next meeting to discuss the volunteer/pay policy. Since we are already into this tournament, there will be no changes in this system this year.
Coach and Referee: Michelle attended 5 sessions of the USYSA Soccer Clinic in Philadelphia. She thought it was beneficial and stated that some people had come as far away as Hawaii!
Broome County Meeting: State and President Cup deadline is 3/31/00. The forms are on a link at the NYSW web site.
The next Broome County meeting is 3/23/00 at 6:30 at the Brothers II restaurant. Each spring team is supposed to be represented to get the information regarding the spring league as well as pick up the coaches books. Since all of the coaches except Laszlo Engel have a child participating in the Dryden Agricultural Fair, Michelle was going to see if he would go and represent the club and pick up all the coaches books.
There was a request and it was agreed upon that the meetings be broken into two segments. The first hour dealing with general club issues, then the second hour dealing with specific area issues, so as not to keep people longer if they donít need to be part of all discussions.
Doug Hoyt and Mike Allmendinger applied to sit on the Town Recreational Committee. Seven will be chosen from a pool of applicants.
Janine Bennett asked if her summer soccer camp could be covered under the NYSW insurance. All members of the camp would need to be registered with NYSW. Peggy will check with the Binghamton district registrar to see if there camp members can be added without being assigned to a team.
Concern was raised about negative parent behavior during games. Player/Parent Code of Conduct was discussed again. Perhaps by signing these contracts it will be a gentle reminder of expected behavior. The issue was raised of who could monitor these things. Volunteer coordinators?
Meeting adjourned at 8:10
Next Meeting: April 10, 2000
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