Semi-Annual Meeting Minutes

UNAPPROVED ODSL Club Representative Meeting Minutes

2/6/2008

Clubs in attendance: BRYC, BAC, CHAN, CYA, CCS, CUGI, EPIC, FCSC, FRED, GRFL, GSC, HERN, LMVS, LFC, LOUD, NVSC, PAC, REST, SYA, SYC, STAF, TAFC, TASC, VIST, VBSC, VSA

Clubs not present: ALEX, ABGC, ARL, ASC, CULP, DCST, FPYC, FASA, HAR, MCLN, OSC, ODFC, PWSI, STER, TRIC, VYS, WRTN, WSC, WIN

Officers in Attendance: Randy Martin (President), Wayne Gardella (Vice President), Karen Klumpp (Secretary), Dave Milne (Administrator), Paul O’Connell (Treasurer/VYSA Representative)

Meeting was called to order at 7:30, and roll call was taken.

Treasurer Report: Paul reviewed current budget. Indicated he was available for any questions they may have via email, in order to give them time to review it more closely. Reminded members to use the new revised form for submitting their club checks for registration. VYSA will be increasing their fees in the Fall of 2008 by 50 cents per travel player.

VYSA Representative: Paul attended a recent Travel Summit (1/27/2008) conducted by VYSA. Topic was to review new programs being offered to elite soccer players outside of our normal organizations, and to discuss how the concepts they apply may or may not be applicable to the VYSA leagues and clubs. Examples of some of those concepts include: emphasizing development of the game/player by limiting the number of games players play each year; requiring 3 training sessions for every 1 game played; and not allowing more than 4 games in a 3 day timeframe. If you are ever interested in attending an open state function, please contact Paul.

Administrator:

Club checks for registration are due by 2/14/2008. Any requests for division placement should be sent to the Boys or Girls Commissioner, as applicable. Dave requests that all club reps review the teams that have applied, ensuring they are valid teams. All Club contact information is available on the Club page –please be sure to update all Club related contact information.

Field permits are due by 2/22/2008. Dave reviewed the field loading process with the club reps.

Vice President:

Wayne carefully reviewed the "6 A Side" pilot program for boys this Spring. In order to participate, the players must be carded and of high school age. The players would be placed on a provisional roster, with the players being drawn from your club – the players may be from ODSL or NCSL. ODSL is committed to being very flexible and helping teams get pulled together and registered for this pilot program. The registration fee is $250. Items to still be verified include: (a) Can a player currently playing league play also play on a provisional roster? (b) Can a provisional roster cross clubs (ie, a player from one club play on another club’s provisional roster)? Items which were approved during the meeting include:

  1. The game day roster will be limited to 12 players.
  2. "High school age" means U15 through U18.
  3. Playing time will be two 35 minute halves.
  4. It was voted to eliminate the proposed rule of "No play *and goals+ allowed within the opponent’s goal area. The one exception is a one-touch play on a corner kick. [This rule is used in one high-school small sided league.+" The reason for eliminating this rule is to keep the rules as simple and as similar as possible to our current rules in order not to confuse our referees. New rules will be added based on input from teams participating in the pilot.

President’s Report:

Encourage your teams to follow procedures and submit their votes for the Randy Rawls Award. In the Fall, there were teams that would have won but they either did not vote or did not vote for 3 other teams.

The current conduct and appeal process is being updated. It was asked if the Board would consider applying additional penalties if a player gets hurt. Randy pointed out that it is difficult for a league to fairly and consistently apply an additional penalty.

A waiver for 3 teams for SYA U12B teams was requested and granted.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:05PM.