RDYSL Board Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

7:00 – 9:00 pm


JCC 1200 Edgewood Avenue


Board Attendees: Mary Arter, Lou Boyon, Dennis Crowe, Howie DeLooze, Peppy Ehrlich, Neil Fisher, Beth Guzzetta, Gary Levine, Karen May, Jacky Van Dellon, Mark Van Dellon


Come to order: 7:03pm


1.    Division organization issues

a.    Gary has received a few complaints about division make-up – mostly in non-competitive divisions. In most cases these clubs/teams did not provide enough information at registration time.

b.    Discussed problem and if something should be done if a registration is received with no information. Discussed some options. Will address again before next year registration.

2.    Referee Issues

a.    Joe to continue working with Referee unit for fees for next year.

b.    Referee numbers are about the same as last year. A lot of our college age referees have not re-registered.

c.    17 girls – remind them they need to have referee fees for line judges.

d.    Referee unit – RDYSL meetings went very well and good numbers.

e.    Input of RDYSL schedule into Arbiter to enable the referee unit to assign the referees was a problem this year due to conflicts with the system and overlaps in fields being assigned to more than one game – conflicts between adult and youth leagues.

f.    Should referee evaluation questions be updated for next year? Yes, probably will update for 2008.

3.    Coach’s clinic

a.    Content and presenters was great

b.    Turn out was disappointing – 43 coaches

c.    Star of the day was Irondequoit – 16 coaches and coaching director

d.    What should be done differently next year?

                                              i.      Discussion group (headed by Mary Arter) – Coach’s clinic for 2008 – what should be done.

4.    Rhinos/Paetec

a.       All the time slots are filled for the kids playing on June 10th.

b.       Gary has received payment from ¾ of the teams.

c.       Last Rhinos home game of the season is the Champions Day – Sat Sept 8th – all 1st and 2nd place teams will be invited to before game recognition. They get a $5 ticket.

d.       Rhinos have been great to work with this year.

e.    The Rhinos want to have their own academy.

5.    NYSW issues

a.    Roger Best says – “No there is nothing going on – I want to praise you guys – you are so organized”.

6.    Review of DC season obligations

a.    Game changes – Checks should be sent to Lou when you get it. – Make sure the check has the team name and game number on the check for Lou.

b.    At youngest ages – educating the new teams is the biggest part of the job.

7.    Other business

a.    Teams dropped out after registration – this is very disappointing.

                                                   i.      Discussion if we could make this different next year?

b.       Pictures for passes this year were a problem – need to be clear as to what is expected for a picture.

c.       Discussion about taking U8-U10 to USClub soccer for next year. Want to have the stats and standings kept.


Meeting adjourned: 8:40pm