Wakefield Soccer Association

Meeting Minutes

June 4, 2009


Board Members Present:

President - Jim Fitzgerald; Treasurer - Joe Tringale; Secretary & Equipment Manager - Mike Boudreau; Travel Coordinator – Tom Guerriero; Intramural & Referee Coordinator - Kevin Horrigan; Web Master - Dan White; Town Coordinator - Stephen de Garavilla; Director of Fields & Facilities – Chris Barrett;  Registrar - John Bosco


Absent: Director of Risk Management – role is currently vacant



Secretary’s Report:

The minutes from the May 7, 2009 meeting were read by Mike Boudreau and were accepted.  Minutes have been posted on the Wakefield Youth Soccer web site. Need to develop documented policies for processes such as check signing authority, tryouts, coach selection, etc.



Treasurer’s Report:

The Treasurer’s report for May activity was read by Joe Tringale.  Joe will be doing an analysis of cost of renting gym.  WSA needs to pay $5 users fee to Town of Wakefield (will pay roughly half now and half at end of summer).



 Equipment Manager’s Report:


1.     Equipment turn-in on June 7th from 6:00-7:00PM

2.     Nets to be taken down, sandbags collected, need any field liners turned in, flat goal at Dolbeare removed. 

3.     New travel uniforms to be ordered in next few weeks – should be available by mid-August

4.     Still looking for volunteer to take over Equipment Manager role next year





Webmaster’s Report:

1.      Keeping website up and running.  Updating soon to give it a cleaner look


Intramural & Referee Coordinator’s Report:

     No report



Travel Team Coordinator’s Report:



·         They were very successful.  I would like to thank the following:

o        Members of the Tryout Committee: David Chapman, Steve Logan, Wade Parsons, Steve Wohler, Dan White.  These individuals were instrumental in developing this year’s tryout format and put in long hours during both tryout days.

o        Tryout  evaluators, grid “masters” and 2009-2010 coaches: Kathleen Aleimeda, Lou Amalfitano, Karen Barrett, Michael Boudreau, Anthony Bragg, Pam Bragg, Paul Burns, Tony Chankhour, David Chapman, Ron Clark, Stephen deGaravilla, Anthony Desimone, Susan Guarino, Jim Fitzerald, Thomas Hartrey, Kevin Horrigan, Nancy Hurley, Keith Ingalls, Dick Jennings, John Laurina, Salvatore LoBrutto, Jim McGovern, Paul Melanson, Nick Palmarino, Bob Pasquale, Wade Parsons, Yasser Rizk, Leslie Samuelrich, Joe Tringale, Dan White and Steve Wohler.  All of you worked very hard and are a major reason why the tryouts were a huge success.

o        A special thanks to Abby Logan.  This is Abby’s last year in the travel program and she was a tremendous help during the May 17th tryout, being there for the entire day.  I feel that this action speaks to the tremendous character of this young lady.

·         Received a lot of positive feedback from coaches, players and some parents

·         A few complaints were received from parents of a particular division, I will speak with the individuals involved

Tryout numbers:

Division (roster size)

May 17th candidates

May 31st candidates

Possible # of teams

GU10 (12)



3 or 4

GU12 (15)



4 or 5









BU10 (12)




BU12 (15)




BU14 (18)





Tryout Scores:

·         I have the boys’ tryout score.  They can be viewed at the end of this meeting.

·         David Chapman will bring and speak about the girl’s scores.


Report Cards:

·         They will be available for coaches to view at the end of this meeting and at team picking meetings

·         I did not wish to photocopy them due to the confidential nature of the contents



Team Selection Meetings:

·         There will be two team picking meetings.

·         The dates are June 10th and 17th.  I will e-mail a schedule as soon as Mike B. secures a room





6 PM to 6:40 Pm

All current GU10 coaches and 2009-2010 GU10 coaches


6:40 PM to 7:20 PM

All current GU10, GU12 coaches and 2009-2010 GU12 coaches


7:20 PM to 8 PM

All current GU12, GU14 coaches and 2009-2010 GU14 coaches


8 PM to 8:40 PM

All current BU10 coaches and 2009-2010 BU10 coaches


8:40 PM to 9:20 PM

All current BU12, BU10 coaches and 2009-2010 coaches


9:20 PM to 10 PM

All current BU12, BU14 coaches and 2009-2010 coaches



Coaching Positions: 

·         All 2009-2010 coaching positions are set

·         Assistant coaches are picked by the head coaches



League Report:

1.     Commissioner’s Cup on June 13th & 14th

2.     Rosters need to be in by July 5th

3.     GU18 team made playoffs (playing July 7th at 3:00PM)

4.     If there is any thunderstorm delay, need to wait thirty minutes from last thunder/lightning event

5.     New rule from state – no U8 will be allowed to play up at U10 level.  MYSL is appealing for a 1 year delay.





General Information:

1.      Field Use Committee – Activity will get started in earnest during the offseason

2.   Dolbeare Update – Need volunteers on June 13th for playground installation (all day).  Opening Day will take place on June 18th.  Construction of soccer field will begin shortly thereafter.

3.   Advanced training – Tom Guerriero will lead this effort.



 Wakefield Soccer Association, Inc.

Treasurer’s Report

Jun 4, 2009


      This report is for the month of May 2009.


      Beginning balances for the month were $15,612 in the checking account, $49,691 in the term deposit and $106,217 in the field account, for a total cash balance of $206,807.


            There were $31,610 in receipts for the month consisting of  Spring Travel fees of $750, Fall registrations of $29,389 and $879 for picture day 2008. We recognized interest of $139 to the field/Money Market account, $3 to the operating account.

We also earned $405 in CD Interest, 4 months worth.

      Expenses for the month were $3,781 consisting of $37 for the printing of the registration forms, $1056 for affiliation fees, $390 for referee expenses (re-certification reimbursement), $2229 for the rent of the Galvin gyms for spring travel practices, and $69 for uniforms.


      Ending balances are $43,302 in the checking account, $50,096 in the term deposit and $106,355 in the field money market account (April reconciled), for a total cash balance of $199,753.


Submitted by:


Joe Tringale - Treasurer

WSA Treasurer