Mendon – Upton Youth Soccer Association
Meeting Minutes December 2004
Meeting Date: December 7th , 2004 Start: 7:23pm Adjourned
Present: Ken Perregaux, Mike Brodeur, Don Morin, Ed
Mullarkey, Mike Poe, Keith Jackson, Pete Bloznalis, , Mark Murray, Chris Wojtowicz
, Val Sumner, Mike Campagna, Tony Adcock, Mike Merrigan, Bob Burke, Dave Adams,
Roger Hess, Jeff Finch, Mark Fitzgerald, Laurie Pirozzi, Fran Soucey, Bob
Dumas, Mike Arrigo
Agenda / Discussion
Approve previous month’s minutes: passed – meeting notes for November
Deadline – The deadline has passed for U8 and above. Coordinators should be starting their
– There are currently there are 168 players registered, 25 more were received
today. Mike Brodeur will send out
the unregistered lists for U14 boys and U12 girls in the next couple of
Placement Deadlines – Teams have to be defined by December 30th. The rosters will be printed by January
9th for the next MAYS meeting.
Usage by age Group – will be determined when the responses are back from
the middle and high schools. We
will also have to determine if West River will be ready.
Financial Update – Don Morin provided a financial update for
the year, 1/1/2004 to 12/5/04. The club
expenses for the year were $52, 288.67.
Total income for the year was $32,934.42. The current net worth of the MUYSA is $18,390.14.
Coaches Education – Mike Poe suggested a Coaches Code of
Conduct. Mike will go to the MAYS site
to get ideas and will generate a draft for review by the MUYSA members.
Mike Poe attended the
Massachusetts Youth Soccer Coaches Educational meeting. The meeting was well attended by
approximately 75 people. The people
were splint into groups to define age appropriate technical capabilities. This information will be developed into age
Mike has video tapes for Coaches
to provide to parents; “Attitude is Contagious” and goalie coaching tapes that
would be appropriate for U12 and above.
Please contact Mike if you would like copies of these tapes.
Mike will be scheduling a “How to
Run a Practice Clinic” for coaches in March.
There was a 15 minute break for the coach’s appreciation
dinner. Ken Perregaux, MUYSA President,
thanked everyone for all their hard work and looked forward to working with
everyone in the spring. Ken reiterated
that the meetings are the first Tuesday of every month at the Rose Garden
starting at 7:15 and would like everyone to attend as many meeting as possible
to provide a strong base for club activities.
Referee Coordinator – Chris Wojtowicz provided the following
in Spring – The referee course will be help in March. The dates need to be finalized. Currently planning for March 8th
and 10th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at the Mendon Senior Center. Notifications will be put up on the
Web Site and fliers provided to the schools.
Certifications – Referee’s from last year will have to go to the MSRC.org
website to determine where they can take the course to keep their
license. The license
qualification has to be maintained yearly.
Coordination – U10 and above will be coordinated by MAYS. U8 and below will be coordinated by
– Coordinator Ed Mullarkey: The field was closed, the goals have been
moved to the far end of the field, the nets are in the shed, the flags
are put away. The irrigation
system has been winterized.
– Coordinator is Mike Poe: The two
fields at the Miscoe Hill School are closed and all equipment put away.
Field – Coordinator is Dave Adams: The fields are closed and all
equipment is put away. The shed is still in good shape.
Field – Coordinator Mark Fitzgerald: The field will be offline for
repairs in the spring. Upton has
passed $25,000.00 for crowning the field. This will require 1000 yards of topsoil to be spread on the
field. Upton has also approved an
additional $10,000.00 for a new mover that will collect the grass
River Field – Coordinator Mark Fitzgerald: The field has been seeded and is growing in fine. The field may be ready for the spring.
School – Coordinator Ken Perregaux: Ken has requested for the
spring. Ken has not heard back
from Jim Grant if the club can use the high school.
School - Coordinator : Ken has
requested for the spring. Ken has
not heard back from Jim Grant if the club can use the school.
School – Coordinator : Baseball and softball use the open area in the
spring. MUYSA will request to use
the outfield area in the fall.
Equipment Update: -
Tabled until next meeting.
Database Admin Updates – Mike Brodeur provided the following
is a pending concern pertaining to our hosting site. Hank Eaton has moved and has control
of the MUYSA domain names.
provided an update to the Intranents.com service. This web hosting service has offered
their services fro free for the clubs evaluation. The site will offer database capabilities
and better relationship management.
Mike Brodeur made a motion to find a new web hosting service
and to continue to evaluate Intranets.com with the intention of switching to
Intranets.com website MUYSA.intranets.com eventually. The motion was seconded by Mark Murray. The motion passes unanimously.
Morin will continue to pursue control of the MUYSA domain names with hank
Website Changes – Officers can approve changes to the Web
Site. No additional updates were
Morin provided that if coaches are pursuing using indoor school gyms for
practice, only kids who are registered for the fall are covered by the
Fitzgerald will evaluate an indoor footsal type town sponsored league
program for next winter using the school gyms
Next Meeting Date – January 4th at 7:15, Rose Garden