Sunday, October 18,
6:00 – 8:00 pm
JCC 1200 Edgewood Avenue
Arter, Lou Boyon, Howie DeLooze, Peppy Ehrlich, Neil Fisher, Sue Gurak, Beth
Guzzetta, George Hebert, Donna Kephart, Karen May, Dave Peishel, Jacky VanDellon, Mark VanDellon
Called to Order: 6:04 PM
- In 2001 the girls and the boys league were combined into
RDYSL. At that time the fiscal year was set. We would like to change the
fiscal year for the RDYSL league so go from March 1st to
February 28 to September 1st – to August 31st. This
change will need to be voted on at the AGM.
- Lou reviewed the budget for 2009 and the new planned
operating budget for 2010.
- Award T-shirts should be sent out to bid (3 companies)
annually. Lou is doing the T-shirts for next year.
- 13 clubs have not paid their fines yet: Alexander,
Canandaigua Attack, Chili, Fairport, Hilton-Parma, Holley, Irondequoit , Livonia, Honeoye Falls, Penfield Rangers, Pittsford Mustangs,
Spencerport & Stormers. Need to send an email to the teams that have
not paid – or send a new invoice – need to add 5% to their bill for being
late. Lou will send notes to the above clubs notifying them of the new
- Motion to approve the budget for next year. Motion – Lou
Boyon – Second – Jacky VanDellon – vote – passed.
- Rules review:
- Web related requests/changes –
Reviewed the requests that have come in and prioritized the items.
- League Boundaries –
Reviewed wording for the field locations for new clubs being added in
the 2011 and later seasons.
Would like to bring up the boundary issue to the AGM.
- Heat –
Reviewed wording that was added to the playing condition section of the
- Fees –
Reviewed wording around fines for not rescheduling the game.
- New Rules –
Discussed whether the RDYSL league should add term limits to other board
positions like the RDYSL President – who has a term limit today. Since
volunteers are difficult to find – no changes – Decided the board would
recommend removing the term limit for the RDYSL president – this will be
brought up for a vote at the AGM.
- Zero tolerance –
The club presidents did have some comments and suggested improvements –
consistent enforcement is an issue – concern about the young referees being
able to enforce the zero tolerance rules.
The league will be working with the referee unit about the zero
tolerance policy – consistency and accountability.
- # of games for U17/U19 -
The Club Presidents were OK with going to a 10 game season for U19 but
not for U17. – The board agreed to this change effective for the 2010 season.
- Slide tackles in U10 and below –
It is part of the game – no change of the rules.
- League Programs –
- Model and Leadership should be looked at more closely –
smaller clubs/larger clubs have advantage/disadvantages with current
guidelines – will look into this – George to bring a proposal.
- Should we look into putting clubs on probation due to
their model/leadership behavior? Need to look into this as to what the NYWest
rules allow, how this could possibly be done. This is something the board
needs to work on.
- Training for club presidents – should we – the league –
be helping the clubs to become model/leadership clubs. Like the idea of
best practices for clubs and club presidents. League should work on this
– George, Howie & Sue will begin working on this.
- Parent education – Keep in mind for discussion next