RDYSL Board Meeting Minutes
Monday, December 10, 2007
7:00 – 9:00 pm
JCC 1200 Edgewood Avenue
Board Attendees: Mary Arter, Lou Boyon, Dennis Crowe, Howie DeLooze, Peppy Ehrlich, Neil Fisher, Mike Fridman, Beth Guzzetta, George Hebert, Donna Kephart, Jim LeGrett, Karen May, Jacky Van Dellon, Mark Van Dellon
1. New DC
a. Welcome to new GU17/19 girls DC – George Hebert.
2. Review League purpose
a. Mary read the league purpose.
3. Finalize 2008 rules
a. Major changes include:
i. Rule 204, Section 3--First year teams playing up – discussion to expand the rule to include the U9 & U10 age groups.
ii. Rule 302--Player registration/release ends earlier
iii. Rule 500, Section 1 and Rule 502--3 yellow card rule
iv. Rule 503--Definition of spectator misconduct
v. Rule 600--Increase time allowed for protest
vi. Modify fees/fines to match rules changes
b. The above rules were previously discussed--this is to confirm the changes. There are also additional small changes.
c. Approved all rules unanimously – except Rule 204, section 3 – waiting rewording and email vote. Vote to be kept by Secretary.
4. Addition of U-8 DC
a. Additional person was interested in the one open DC position. – Decided to separate the U8 division and train a new DC.
5. Agree on calendar
a. Review calendar dates and meetings. Calendar agreed to by board.
b. Add item to calendar to include the billing of RDYSL fees and when they need to be paid.
c. Calendar to be sent out for review.
6. Recognition for outstanding referees
a. Letters to highly rated referees – thank you for doing well with RDYSL games.
b. Need to find out if our referee assignor is returning next year.
7. Partnership with Raging Rhinos
a. Raging Rhinos will continue to work with RDYSL to run play days like last year, a champions day at a Rhinos game and new this year working on an opening day of the RDYSL season program.
b. The Raging Rhinos also presented a proposal of an academy program being run by the Raging Rhinos in conjunction with RDYSL. – Lots of discussion about this program.
c. RDYSL will support the academy program for the March through May program. – Mary to work with Raging Rhinos on this initiative. More details to come.
Meeting adjourned: 9:15pm