SYSL BOARD OF
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1999
CALL TO ORDER:
President, Kathy Ayala, called
meeting to order at 7:50 p.m.
Present: CDM, Dixon, East Sacramento, Fruitridge, Greenhaven, Land Park, Parkway, River
Park, South Florin, Southgate, Tahoe Park, West Sacramento, Valley Hi,
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Minutes Approved with amendments.
2nd Vices report, The reminder about all new coaches needing to attend an
E clinic. This reminder is for Metro Coaches.
Sac United Reps report, the web site address listed is incorrect, but has since changed.
Georgette Brown motioned to approve minutes as amended, Mike Chimelewski second.
All in favor.
Ruth Yore of Yore fundraising handed out packets of what her company
provides for Clubs in their fundraising efforts. She is willing to help anyone interested.
Handed out several samples of the chocolates they offered.
Tom Neale and Lynn Meter-Perrel of the San Jose Clash spoke about the sponsorship program
the Clash provides for Youth Clubs. The Clash has new owners, the Kraft Family. First game
of the season is scheduled for March 20 against Chicago. Patrick Cross is liaison for the
Clash and can be reached at Clash.com.
Tom brought some gifts from the Clash and raffled them off for the
managers. Lucky raffle winners were Manuel Roleri, and Hope Anaya.
1st VICE PRESIDENTS REPORT:
A list of the scheduled coach and referee clinics was passed out to
the managers. Managers need to be sure that the list are passed on to their respective
Coach and Referee Coordinators, as these will not be mailed to the Clubs. This information
is also available on the website.
The coaches need to read the registration form and be sure to
complete the bottom of the registration form and return it timely along with a check. The
check will act as the reservation.
A stamped, self-addressed envelope needs to be enclosed so the
participants can be sent a confirmation for the class. Coaches attending an E Clinic must
submit a copy of their F license along with their application. The F Clinics are held in
the evenings. The instructor will assign the class time.
For a Club hosting a Clinic, the head referee or head coach must
reserve a room and be available at the beginning and ending of the Clinic to be sure that
the accommodations are set for the instructor and to return the checks to those members
who pass the class. The league pays the fees for those who pass. Coaching classes will be
held on a Friday night, and Saturday
afternoon. The coordinator needs to be sure a classroom is available
for Friday and fields and bathrooms are available for Saturday. Referee classes will be
held in the evenings.
New coaches to Metro who do not have an F license will be given
special considerations so that they may take the E Clinic and have the F Clinic waived.
The schedule is tentative at this time because the League is at the
mercy of the instructors and assignors. Submitting schedules and applications as early as
possible is good.
The E/D Clinic is being hosted by Folsom Feb. 20, 21, 27 and 28 and
coordinated by District Coordinator, Rod Harmon.
A summary report for 12/1/98 through 1/31/99 is submitted. Each
month is itemized.
Bills are being sent to Clubs with outstanding bills. Clubs will be
in bad standings if the bills are not paid before the AGM.
For District 6 games, the coaching coordinators were given cash by
the treasurer to pay the referees. The coaches must submit the names of referees paid to
account for the monies paid out. There is a form they are to submit. Greenhaven, West
Sacramento, and Woodland have not returned the forms.
The following Clubs have outstanding fees for registration, South
Florin, CDM, Clarksburg, East Sacramento and Parkway. Letters were sent to each Registrar
as to the outstanding amounts.
District 6 has proposed a policy for Under 10 play in select and
competitive levels of play.
There may not be more than a total of 20 games in a calendar season, July 5 through
December 31. This includes league games, jamborees and end of season competition.
Practice is to start no earlier than July 5. There is no "Grandfather clause"
for U10 players.
Copy of draft is submitted for the audience.
Changes voted on at the annual general meeting held in Oakland go into effect next season.
Appeals have been increased to $200.
The next District meeting is to be held in Yuba City.
METRO REPRESENTATIVES REPORT:
There have not been any calls received from coaches interested in
Metro. The newsletter has not gone out yet.
Five of the metro teams have won their divisions. There are several
teams with outstanding fines. The managers need to be sure these are all accounted for.
SACRAMENTO UNITED REPRESENTATIVES REPORT:
Tryouts for U10-U14 Sac United are in the mail. The last two
weekends in March will be devoted to U10 through U13. Players must come to at least one
night tryout. This will be at ONeal park under the lights. A working roster will be due to
District by the end of March.
Mid April will be tryouts for the older age groups.
Information will be posted on the website sysl.com and sacunited.com.
Ted Spitaleri is the webmaster for the site which has been up for a couple of weeks now.
Land Park is the only Club at this time who has submitted
information for the website.
Information from Dave Richards went on to the site right away. It
usually takes a day to update.
E and F clinic forms are on the web site. You will need to have
acrobat 3.0 to view or print these forms.
There was a problem with the printers for the final standings so
they will not be going out in time to inform our members of proposed changes.
Ross Mezer of Greenhaven reviewed the constitution and found that it only requires the
membership be notified 15 days in advance of the meeting, and the Board of Managers must
be notified 30 days in advance. From todays date it will be at least 30 days for the
Board of Managers. The corrected listings should go out within the next few days so it
will reach the membership within 15 days of the AGM.
There was only one proposed change to the constitution, and a list
of the Sac United tryout schedule.
There have been several questions regarding State Cup transfers.
These should be made to Mercy Loera.
Credential check for our AGM will be at 7 p.m. on March 9, 1999. No
proxy votes are allowed.
The Board has made a decision that there will be no winter league
this season in SYSL Field availability is a major factor. The city parks and rec
department will start to charge for use of fields for games and practices to the Clubs at
$4.00 an hour and $15.00 an hour for lighted fields. This is the usual cost for local
citizens wanting to reserve the fields and usually the League has been a non fee
organization due to our non-profit status. Whoever uses City parks may be affected by
this. Clubs should check with the City to provide information about our non-profit status.
A request is being made for assistance from someone to prepare the
list of available fields for the season.
A possible change of season was discussed. We could begin the last
weekend in August, and gripe night would have to be held on the Friday of Labor Day
weekend. The normal deadline for team assignments would have to be moved up and lamination
would probably have to done on weeknights. There is some good and some negatives to be
Club Managers need to bring this information back to their
registrars who will be most affected by this change to see if they feel they can meet the
earlier deadlines for team assignments, and lamination.
The Fruitridge Club would like to have a booth set up at the Cinco
de Mayo festival in Sacramento providing information about SYSL season and have each Club
provide fliers for their respective registration. They ask that SYSL pay for copies of
each Clubs registration so that there can be several available for handouts. Fruitridge
would run the booth.
GOOD OF GAME:
The US beat Germany 3-1.
The Board has purchased some tickets for the Womens World Cup
July 4. This will be a double header at Stanford. Tickets are $50.00 each and there are 50
Contact Kathy Ayala on the soccer line if you are interested in purchasing a ticket.
The Womens team is playing San Jose on Sunday against the
World All Stars.
Meeting adjourned at 9:45 p.m.
March 1999 Board of Managers meeting will
hosted by the SYSL Board at Cal Middle School
1800 Vallejo Way