RDYSL AGM Minutes
Sunday, November 22, 2009
7:00 9:00 pm
JCC 1200 Edgewood Avenue
Board Attendees: Mary Arter, Lou Boyon, Neil Fisher, George Hebert, Karen May, Jacky VanDellon, Mark VanDellon, Jacky Wright
Called to Order: 7:05 PM
i. 34 member clubs
ii. 522 teams
iii. Approximately 8500 players
iv. Over 3100 games were played.
v. For 2010 season one new club Welcome to Mount Morris Soccer Club.
i. 21 clubs had teams that finished in first place in their divisions.
ii. 25 clubs had teams that finished in second place in their divisions.
iii. Only 4 clubs had no first or second place teams.
i. 64 Percent of teams qualified for the gold award
ii. 28 percent of teams qualified for the silver award
iii. 4 percent of teams qualified for the bronze award
iv. Only 4 percent (23 teams) did not qualify for any award
i. RDYSL strives to make all games competitive, with games decided by 2 or fewer goals. About two-thirds of our games (68.6%) met that criterion.
ii. The most competitive divisions, with 85% or more decided by 2 or fewer goals, were U12B Div.1, U13G Div.1, U15G div.2, and U16G div.2.
iii. 6.5% (151 games) were decided by 5 or more goals.
i. RDYSL assessed just over $20,000 in fines and fees, a 15% decrease from 2008 season.
ii. Average cost per team about $35 per team down $10 per team.
iii. Top 80% of fines and fees were for:
1. In-season game changes - $3750 (6% increase)
2. Spectator ejections - $2900 (53% increase)
3. Player red cards - $2200 (46% decrease)
4. Coach/staff ejections - $2125 (no change)
5. Forfeit fines - $2100 (18% decrease)
6. Teams not represented at DC meetings - $800 (50% decrease)
7. Coach/staff minor offenses - $800 (28% decrease)
f. RDYSL introduced a three-pronged behavior improvement program in 2009.
i. Zero Tolerance: intended to set clear expectations for player and adult behavior and provide negative consequences where necessary.
ii. Team Sportsmanship Awards: intended to recognize appropriate player behavior.
iii. Model/Leadership Club Awards: intended to recognize appropriate adult and player behavior.
iv. Program seems to be effective, based on decreases in player fines and coach fines. More work to do with spectators. Will look to modify program based on your input at Sept. meeting.
i. Over 360 individuals officiated at RDYSL games in 2009, of which 166 officiated at 6 or more games.
ii. Referees that were identified as needing improvement after the 2008 season either did not work in RDYSL in 2009 or showed improvement (based on evaluation scores).
iii. The board has another list for the referee unit from the 2009 season.
i. RDYSL awarded $1000 scholarships ($250 per year) to Joshua Horner of Eastridge HS and Irondequoit SC and Sarah Lemcke of Hilton HS and Hilton-Parma SC. Congratulations!
i. Motion Malcolm Halliday Canandaigua Area SL 2nd - Sandy Sherman Brighton SC. Vote by roll call passed.
i. U19 age group will go down to 10 games all other age groups will stay with 12 games.
ii. Home field boundaries for new clubs all clubs in this room are grandfathered.
iii. Added new rule on heat related safety.
iv. Game envelope missing - $10
v. No attendance at AGM going from $25 to $100.
vi. In season game change fee going from $75 to $80.
vii. Mass ejection fines have been added.
viii. Change in Red card suspension must serve one league game suspension then can have the pass for other competition and then the pass must return the pass and serve the rest of the suspension. State cup is separate competition and red cards do not carry over.
iv. Penfield Strikers
i. Pittsford Hawks