RDYSL Board Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

7:00 9:00pm


JCC 1200Edgewood Avenue



Board Attendance: Gary Levine, Neil Fisher, Jacky VanDellon, Mark VanDellon, Mike Nelson, Joe Walton, Karen May, Lou Boyon, Tom LaSpina, Susan Gurak, Peppy Ehrlich, Curt Regruit


Meeting Called to Order: 7:07pm


1.       Meeting

A.      Review Agenda

B.      Review and approve 8/3/2005 meeting minutes to be done through email.


2.       2005 Board Are you returning?

A.      Division Coordinators - Curt Regruit is returning

B.      Division Coordinator Replacement

I.                     Candidates discussed

II.                   Action - Post vacancies on the website Boys 16 and Girls 19

3.       Calendar

A.      September meeting with Club Presidents at the MCC Empire room

I.                     Proposed dates Sept 11 or 18, later afternoon

(a)                 Buffalo Bills home game schedule is 9/11 and 9/25

(b)                 Decision on the date Sept 18 Noon-2:00

II.       Possible agenda issues for Club Presidents Meeting to be finalized in one of the next couple meetings Action for all Board Members to forward agenda proposals to Gary & Mike

(a)                 U12

(b)                 Fees

(c)                 Team registration dates

(d)                 Matching fields for to level of play - Girls U17 & U19

(e)                 Field usage balanced by number of games on specific nights (email)

(f)                   Premier League

(g)                 Rule changes

B.      AGM Week of Thursday, November 17 7:00-9:00pm


4.                   Referees

A.      Too many blanks in referee name field of the Evaluation Form

I.                     Told by Dave Baxter that they are going to Arbiter Program

B.      Changing the way we do business Curt Hamlin letter

I.                     Contract with an Assignor not the Referee Unit

II.                   Own assigning

C.      Referee quality improvement

I.         Referee coach we pay a senior referee to go to games and coach younger refs (could also evaluate our coaches, etc.) Decision consensus is that we would like to pursue this type of program.

II.                   Assessing

(a)                 Pay assessors to do more assessing of younger refs

(b)                 Hire our own assessor

III.                  Give our ref analysis to individual refs as constructive criticism

IV.                Have refs (and coaches) sign summary of RDYSL rules

D.      Three Person System currently only in the Boys U17 & U19

I.                     Limited resources need to see if refs could add three person system to other divisions

II.                   Girls U19 and U17

(a)                 Based on allowing higher level of play

(b)                 Limit to first divisions

III.                  Boys U16 and U15

(a)                 Based on cards

(b)                 Limit to first and/or second divisions

(c)                 Financial limitations half of fee not enough to entice refs

5.                   Division Coordinators

A.      Submit next years divisions based on this years results

B.      Division analysis issues, problems, positives and negatives

C.      Identify problem teams, players and coaches


6.                   Next Meeting is Tuesday August 23 from 7-9pm



Meeting Adjourned: 9:15pm