Wakefield Soccer Association

Meeting Minutes

August 6, 2009


Board Members Present:

President - Jim Fitzgerald; Secretary & Equipment Manager - Mike Boudreau; Travel Coordinator – Tom Guerriero; Intramural & Referee Coordinator - Kevin Horrigan; Web Master - Dan White; Registrar – John Bosco


Absent: Treasurer – Joe Tringale; Town Coordinator - Stephen de Garavilla John Bosco; Director of Fields & Facilities – Chris Barrett


Director of Risk Management – role is currently vacant


Secretary’s Report:

The minutes from the July 2, 2009 meeting were read by Mike Boudreau and were accepted.  Minutes have been posted on the Wakefield Youth Soccer web site.


Treasurer’s Report:

The Treasurer’s report for June activity was read by Jim Fitzgerald in Joe Tringale’s absence:


Wakefield Soccer Association, Inc.

Treasurer’s Report

Aug 6, 2009



      This report is for the month of July 2009.


      Beginning balances for the month were $38,855 in the checking account, $50,096 in the term deposit and $106,490 in the field account, for a total cash balance of $195,441.


            There were $26,560 in receipts for the month consisting of Fall registrations and 1 final Spring Travel fee. We recognized interest of $122 to the field/Money Market account and $3 to the operating account.



      Expenses for the month were $8,574 consisting of $1,000 paid to the CPA firm of Rucci Bardaro and Barrett for the annual review of the financial statements (Reviews are usually $3500- $8000) $3,055 for MYSL fees, $3,905 for ˝ the 2009 Travel Uniforms, and $614 for registration refunds. These refunds were much higher due to the online early registration discount being shut off too soon.


      Ending balances are $56,844 in the checking account, $50,096 in the term deposit and $106,612 in the field money market account (June reconciled), for a total cash balance of $213,552.




Submitted by:


Joe Tringale - Treasurer

WSA Treasurer

 Equipment Manager’s Report:


1.     Travel uniforms distributed

2.     Intramural equipment pick-up on September 2nd, from 6:00-8:00PM at Civic Center

3.     Please contact Mike with any additional equipment needs



Webmaster’s Report:

- Will be reducing number of pages (more information within each page)

- Need field permits to post on website



Intramural & Referee Coordinator’s Report:

     Dale Campbell will be handling the Girls’ 7-8 Division



Travel Team Coordinator’s Report:





League Report


MYSL Meeting Report

August 3, 2009


League Dates:

Coaches Meeting - Wednesday, August 2

Girls Coaches: 6:00 PM

Boys Coaches: 7:30 PM

Location: TBD


Season Starts:  Saturday, September 12

Season Ends: Saturday, November 7, 2009

9 Week Season

There will be games scheduled on the Saturday of Columbus Day Holiday Weekend.


Sports Manager Dates:

August 4 through August 21- Rosters are now frozen to allow league to approve submitted rosters.

August 22 through August 28 – Open time period for towns to add/delete players and coaches from roster without any fees charged.

August 29 to September 2 (date of coaches meeting) - Rosters frozen again to allow league time to approve rosters which were changed and get rosters to the coaches at the coaches meeting.

September 3 to October 6 - roster changes allowed but with fee for these changes

October 6 - Rosters frozen


Referee Report:

Change in U10 Playing rules and Field Equipment rules made at the USSF/USYS level.

1.      At U10 level, the goals will be changed from 6 x 12 feet to 6 x 18 feet (size of U12 goals).

League will allow towns to continue using the current U10 goals for an unspecified amount of time (at least through the fall season) to allow them to order new 6 x18 goals.  This change will affect the field markings (size of the goal area and the penalty area) of the U10 field as well.

2.      Change in keeper distribution rules:  keeper cannot punt, drop-kick or throw ball from his own penalty area and have it land or be played in the opponent’s penalty area, if he does, then free kick awarded.  This does not pertain to goal kicks or if keeper makes a save, drops the ball to the ground and then makes a long pass into the opponent’s penalty area.

Referee committee will send out these changes to the playing rules to local referee assignors who need to pass these rule changes onto local referees.  This change takes effect immediately.


Reminder, that if towns have new referee assignor, he must be certified.  Assignor course is being offered in August-check website.


There were five referees who work MYSL who passed and were upgraded from grade 8 to grade 7 recently. This is positive news since in the past time frame there have been only 1 or 2 upgrades within the league.


Vice President Mark Nasiff’s Report:

The league is in need of an Age Director, Boys U10 Division 4.  If you are interested or know someone interested in filling this role, please let me know (mrknas1@verizon.net) as soon as possible.

The league will once again publish a book to hand out to coaches at the mandatory coaches meeting on September 2, 2009.


Vice President Dan Baker’s Report:

Unable to do fall schedule yet due to problem with some towns (Burlington, Malden, Westford and Woburn) either having field issues or not properly entering field information into Sports Manager.  As soon as this is resolved he will work on completing the schedule




General Information:

1.      September 12th – field conflict (2:00PM varsity game)

 2.  Pictures – Scott Robertson needs team schedules