BOARD OF MANAGERS MEETING
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1999
CALL TO ORDER:
President Kathy Ayala, called meeting to
All but the Fruitridge Club are in
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
October minutes amended. The Southgate Club
hosted the November meeting.
M/S/P as amended.
VENDOR & GUESTS:
Guests were Mike Pina from Land Park, Steve
and Jim from Parkway and Kathy and Ann from SouthGate.
1st VICE PRESIDENTíS REPORT;
Quite a number of incomplete game cards
were returned to the managers. The information on these cards
are important to the processing of standings for the year.
Two of the U19 boys teams have been
suspended due to fighting.
There has been good feedback from the
referees and coaches regarding the red sign off sheets for
suspended players. These
have provided the coaches and players an ability to learn more
responsibility for their actions on the fields.
There are a number of games needing to be
be sure these are done as soon as possible.
Do not contact the 1st Vice as Janet can not
make these arrangements, it is between the Coaches of each Club.
These monthly meetings are a way for the
board and the managers to establish a relationship to use in
contacting the 8000+ players in our league.
It is important for the managers to be sure to relay all
information they receive at these meetings to their individual
boards and members.
A gift certificate was presented to John
Nunan for allowing the PAD committee to use his office for their
2nd VICE PRESIDENT'S REPORT:
All the referee clinics have been
completed. The West
Sacramento and Woodland Club were able to have 8 additional
referees certified last month at the Davis Clinic.
If there is anyone still interested in being certified as
a referee, please call Dave for information.
There is a need to improve the referee
pool. The PAD has
had to overturn red cards due to poor decisions made on the
fields. These were
errors on field play, not referee discretion calls being
overturned. Referee clinics start as early as April and May.
We will need to be sure to start recruiting for referees
early in the season. Dates
and locations will be announced.
A written report is submitted.
The West Sacramento Club had a loss last
Najarro, the husband of Sarah Najarro and a coach for the Club.
A special fund has been set up with SYSL in lieu of
flowers. There are
several checks from families in West Sacramento and the Land
Park Club has contributed. Thank
you from the Najarro family.
A final list has been established for the
remaining soccer fees due the board, and will be mailed to the
A list is being sent to the Registrars of
coaches who need pictures for District Cup play.
If an assistant hasnít already been registered, it is
too late now to register a coach for the team.
Any team play with other leagues requires a coaches pass.
SAC UNITED REPRESENTATIVEíS REPORT:
The Thanksgiving 21st Annual
holiday tournament will be hosting U11, U12,
U13 and U14 Boys teams.
Everyone is encouraged to come out to watch and cheer
these teams on. The
U14 Boys team is very strong, compiled of mostly varsity High
Winter league play starts December 11,
There is an interest in reviving the
Jamboree Clinic to include recreational teams.
This does require a commitment from the coaches.
Dave Richards will provide an outline of how this is set up. Usually
notices are sent to the coaches and players for U10 and U12 boys
and girls. The
coaches are asked to select 3-4 players to come out to Kennedy
High School for three consecutive weekends to try out for a
team. At least four teams are needed in each age group.
There will be one play date for recreational players to
meet the competitive coaches and players. A Metro, Sac United
and possibly a Division A recreational team will be scheduled to
play against and with each other. This is offered to upper
division teams as they are usually the ones still training this
time of the season in preparation for District and Association
Cup tournaments. Sac
United will organize this if there are any interested teams.
Scheduled dates are December 8, 19 and January 2, 2000 at
Kennedy High School. The
teams will play 8 aside with a smaller goal. CDM motions to
accept this, Valley Hi seconds the motion. There is one
opposition and one abstention. Motion passes. This will also
provide a good opportunity for young referees to get field
Lucich is the referee coordinator and can be contacted regarding
referee assignments at 916-427-5053.
The December meeting will be hosted by the
SYSL Board at the Florin Creek Community Center, December 14,
District Cup seeding was done last night.
The stuffing of mailers will be
done on November 16, and there is a mandatory Convener's
meeting on November 30.
The District meeting will be held on
Wednesday, November 11 in Grass Valley.
A report will be provided at our next meeting.
The new District Treasurer is Laura
Jim Waits reports that the Metro season is
winding down. The
Club incurred $200.00 in fines.
There have only been two coaches who have E
mailed showing interest for the Metro season next year.
If anyone is interested they should telephone Jim at
please be sure to notify all your coaches of this opportunity
and have them contact Jim as soon as possible.
This will be Jimís last year as the Metro
coordinator and if the League wants to continue this program we
will need to find someone who is interested in coordinating the
tryouts, and reviewing the structure of Metro. Any Club
that has at least three metro teams will need to appoint a metro
representative. Kasey Cotulla of Land Park has volunteered to
take over, but is concerned about losing Jimís experience.
Jim has offered to assist whoever does plan to take over
the position. ďRemember the future of soccer begins at this
level.Ē More volunteers are needed to keep this program going. There are 25 teams involved in Metro.
Janice has the League pins to handout to
the Managers today. The Clubs need to start thinking about next years design.
The South Florin Club is next to submit a design.
Generally three designs are submitted to the Board for
Capitol building is usually included in the design.
A suggestion is that the Club set a contest for the
children to submit drawings and award a prize to the ones
Michelle has received several complaints
this season about how the fields have been trashed after games.
Michelle needs to know what fields will not be in use, as
the City is complaining about the Clubs not using the fields at
the times the permits are held.
The permits are
for every afternoon and Saturdays.
If your Club is not using a field please be sure to let
Michelle know so that she can turn the permits back in.
Michelle needs to know by November 15th.
Revised schedules for the mid season splits
will be mailed. Thank you for the Clubs diligence in getting scores in on
time. Standings will be available on the website through 7
First place and runner up pins will be made
available when all the scores are in.
We do not break ties.
If there area two division winners, then generally there
are no second place winners.
There could be a first place winner and 2 second place
winners in the course of a tie for second.
Final standings will be mailed after all
the scores are received. Information
should be on the website by the Thursday following receipt of
all the information.
For standings information on make-up games.
The coaches need to report the scores making sure to
provide the original game date. Both teams are required to call
in their scores.
A reminder to all that no casts are
allowed, wrapped or unwrapped.
No player pass, no play unless there is a
board member present to roster the player/s onto the field.
We are still looking for submission of
names of teams and or coaches for presentation of a good
The League sold 1000 tickets for the SYSL
night at the Knights game. There are still some time slots
available for the older age teams to play at the Arco.
Coaches are to encourage their teams to wear their
uniforms at the game, and for the teams playing remember no
cleats are allowed.
GOOD OF GAME:
The High School soccer season is wrapping
up. It would be a
good idea to bring the younger players out to watch some of
Georgette Brown motions to adjourn, Judy
December Board of Managers
meeting will be held at the
Florin Creek Community Center
Take 99 to Mack Rd West, at first Right to La Mancha
Left at the Stop which is Persimmon