Wakefield Soccer Association

 Meeting Minutes

November 5, 2009


Board Members Present:

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


Absent: Registrar – John Bosco


Secretary’s Report:

Minutes from the October 1, 2009 meeting were read by Mike Boudreau. Subsequently, they were accepted.  Minutes have been posted on the Wakefield Youth Soccer web site.


Treasurer’s Report:


The Treasurer’s report for October activity was read by Joe Tringale:

Wakefield Soccer Association, Inc.

Treasurer’s Report

Nov 5, 2009



      This report is for the month of October 2009.


        Beginning balances for the month were $37,466 in the checking account, $50,096 in the term deposit and $106,851 in the field account, for a total cash balance of $194,413.


            There were $637 in receipts for the month consisting of Fall registrations of $520. We recognized interest of $117 to the field/Money Market account and $2 to the operating account.



      Expenses for the month were $150 to MYSL for roster changes, $3000 for additional funds for the Dolbere School project (Final donation), $190 for registration refunds, and $403 for equipment (cones and medical kits).


      Ending balances are $34,245 in the checking account, $50,096 in the term deposit and $106,968 in the field money market account (Aug reconciled), for a total cash balance of $191,309.




Submitted by:


Joe Tringale - Treasurer

WSA Treasurer




Webmaster’s Report:

1) Minor clean-up

2) Getting site ready for next season

3) Port-A-Potty program to be discontinued due to lack of oversight/controls by coaches



 Equipment Manager’s Report:

          1) Equipment turn-in night on November 15th, 6:00-8:00PM at Americal Civic Center

          2) End of year gifts for intramural players to be distributed at end of meeting

          3) Team pictures to be distributed at end of meeting


Intramurals & Referee Report

1) Rescheduled games to accommodate closure of Nasella are working well

2) Need to get referee evaluation reports from coaches


Travel Teams Report and general discussion


Player/Coach Development Program

The last session will occur tomorrow evening.  The U14 division will attend that session.  I have received a summary report from the Mass Coaches.  The highlights are as follows.


What we did well:

·         Coaches at each session were open to asking for assistance

·         Coaches did a great job in keeping players active within the activity

·         Coaches were very positive and encouraging towards their players


Opportunities for improvement:

·         Coaches need to be on time and attend the coaching demonstration prior to practice

·         Coaches must assign homework to their players

·         Coaches should keep instructions short and simple

·         Coaches need an increased awareness of how to adjust an activity






Pass Cards

Pass cards are required for the spring season.  These are checked by the referees before the beginning of each game.


All coaches (assistants and head coaches) for the U10, U12, and U14 age groups need to have a pass cared.  It must have a picture (may use a photocopy of the picture on your driver’s license) and it needs to be signed.


Only U12 and U14 players need pass cards.  If a player does not have a pass card they cannot play.   Players do not need to sign their cards.


The picture should be attached to the side indicated and be approximately one inch by one inch.  It should not cover the lines reserved for the member’s signature or registrar signature/stamp.  Crowley Photo was going to include a “postage stamp” size picture in your picture packet but it did not work out.  They are going to FedEx me wallet size picture which can be used for the pass card.  After I receive them, I will send an e-mail with pick up instructions.  The deadline for getting the pass cards to the league is November 15th; I would like to receive the pass cards back by Wednesday, November 11th.





Player Report Cards for intramural players

After the season ends, I would like to send the player’s report card to the intramural coaches.  The player’s report card is a tool that we use during team picking in conjunction with the tryout scores.  Intramural coaches please take the time to provide the information on the report card; it will be very helpful if the players you coached try out for travel for the 2010-2011 season.  Thank you.





Middlesex League Report:


Steve D. arrived at very end of meeting, so report will be given at next meeting



Final words / next meeting  November 5, 2009


Thanks to intramural coaches for volunteering this season!!