Wakefield Youth Soccer Association
April 1, 2010
Board members present:
Dan White (Website), Eric Domingo (Equipment), Jim McGovern (Fields),
David Dube (Intramurals), Mike Boudreau (President), Joe Tringale
Steve DeGaravilla (MYSL Rep.), Jim Fitzgerald (Past President), Tom
Guerriero (Travel). Kevin Horrigan (Referees)
Mike Boudreau opened the
by welcoming David Dube as the new Director of Intramurals. Kyle
Lindsay from the New England Revolution then gave a short presentation
regarding fund raising activities available through the Revolution.
Mike spoke about the Kelly
McLean patches, describing where they should be placed on the travel
uniforms and the intention to create a CSF scholarship in her
He mentioned that plans were to conduct a “scholarship” walk on
May 13. Mike also mentioned that WSa is currently going through
a “Y-SAT” program evaluation with SoccerPlus, with the goal to inform
the organization’s strategic plan going forward.
Online Registration is open,
minimal response to date. WSA will need to do more to publicize
the fact that it is open
Mike read the minutes from
the March meeting in Ms. Samuelrich’s absence.
Joe Tringale read the
report for the month of March 2010.
Beginning balances for the month were $16,729 in the checking account, $50,719 in the term deposit and $107,412 in the field account, for a total cash balance of $174,860.
There were $7,188 in receipts
for the month. Spring Travel fees of $6,636 interest of $98 to the
Market account, $1 to the operating account, $303 to the term deposit
and finally the $150 from Uniroyal for their soccer ball promotion in
Expenses for the month were
$2,926 consisting of $1,413 to Challenger for the uniforms for U16
U18 teams, $1,500 to Rucci Badaro & Barrett for the 2009 accounting
fees and $13 to Dan White for supplies.
Ending balances are $20,590
in the checking account, $51,023 in the term deposit and $107,511 in
the field money market account (Jan reconciled), for a total cash
Dan White spoke of the current
status of the website.
Jim McGovern spoke on the Field
situation, and requested assistance in the initial lining Doyle and
Walton Field on Friday April 2, and requested volunteers for Field
throughout the season. Mike also mentioned that teams were to
use sneakers only on the fields until you hear differently.
Tom Guerriero spoke regarding
the Travel program and the need for all coaches to sign the Coaches
Code of Conduct statement.
Steve DeGaravilla spoke
the upcoming Middlesex League season, emphasizing that schedules do
change and that coaches need to confirm with their opponents regarding
the schedule. Games are scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, if
they cannot be played that weekend they need to be made up prior to
that weekend. The Commissioners Cup is scheduled for the weekend
of June 19-20 and the MTOC for the weekend following that. Steve
also discussed the Coaches Code of Conduct and the emphasis that the
Middlesex league is putting on the general behavior of coaches, players
Tom G. spoke about the upcoming
tryouts, currently scheduled for May 23rd and June 6th.
The High School coaching staff will serve as the primary evaluators
for the tryouts with a few volunteer evaluators still needed.
Mike spoke to the travel
present, stating if they desired to play in tournaments, they need to
let Eric know so that he could acquire a sufficient number of patches.
Mike then addressed the roster
additions policy, in regards to the Boys U12-2 team’s request to add
a player who had not tried out in the fall to their team. Mike stated
that it was his opinion that the open spot should be offered to those
players on the Boys U12-3 team first, and then players who were not
chosen for a team, prior to selection of someone who had not tried out.
Tom G. noted that the letter that was sent to those travel candidates
who were not selected for a team specifically stated “Should a vacancy
develop on one of the travel teams, you will be considered for that
position.” After much discussion, it was voted by the meeting
that the vacancy should be filled in the manner stated above.
The selection of Challenger
for the summer camp option was discussed. There will be a 2 hour
session for the pre-k children in the morning, with a full 3 hour
for the two other age groups in the morning and in the evening.
The Dolbeare School field was
discussed. Based on its current condition, it does not appear
likely that games will be played on Dolbeare in the spring. The
need to keep softball and baseball teams off the field to allow the
grass to establish itself was discussed.
Motion to adjourn