Meeting Date:October 5, 2004 Start: 7:32pm Adjourned 6:52
Present: Ken Perregaux, Mike Brodeur, Mike Poe, Keith Jackson, Pete Bloznalis,
Don Morin, Ed Mullarkey, Dave Rizzo, Mark Murray, Chris Wojtowicz
Agenda / Discussion
1. Approve previous month’s minutes: passed - meeting
notes for September not presented
2. Fall Soccer
a. CMYSL Update - This has been a typical fall season. CMYSL is not as
organized as MAYS. Be sure coaches are calling the opposing coach
prior to the game to ensure games will be played as scheduled.
b. If you are scheduling a make-up game, please contact Mike
Brodeur to ensure a referee is scheduled.
c. Don Morin will investigate the possibility of playing in MAYS
next fall. First it has to be determined if MAYS has a fall season.
3. Spring Soccer:
a. Need to get started as soon as possible. The registrations have to
be printed and out to the players quickly. Rob Walters is no longer
for the player data base. Don Morin provided Mike Brodeur the turnover
package from Rob. Mike Brodeur will be responsible for printing
out the forms and distributing them through either the coaches for
the fall players,
mailings for the players that did not play in the fall, or distribution
through the schools.
Ken Perregaux motioned to have Mike Brodeur contact the age group coordinators
to pass out the forms to the players who are playing in the fall season.
And that the remaining registrations to mailed out to the remaining players.
The motion was seconded by Ed Mullarkey and was unanimously passed.
b. Mike Brodeur will review the Registration Form on the MUYSA website
to verify it is the same as the form that is provided to the players.
c. Any tryouts should be conducted the first week in November.
d. Ken Perregaux will review the MUYSA Bi-Laws to determine if they require
modification pertaining to Division 1 Teams that are selected are don so
for the entire year and not per season.
4. Coaches Education: Mike Poe provided the following report:
a. The “F” coaching course was cancelled for September.
The “F” coaching
course is rescheduled for October 24th, 8:00am to 5:00pm
at Miscoe Hill School. There are currently 3 MUYSA participants and
A total of 15 are needed to make the course pay for itself.
The class can be conducted with less than 15 people, but you have to
of 15 people. The Miscoe Hill school is reserved and has
b. Age group coordinators, especially at the younger groups, should
encourage the coaches who have not attended the class to go.
c. Mike Poe is still planning to schedule a model practice
session this spring. It will be targeted for the mid-March
d. Mike Brodeur will provide Mike Poe a copy of the 2004 Education
Budget so Mike Poe can develop a 2005 Education Budget.
e. Mike Poe committed to populating the MUYSA web site “Coaches Corner” with
additional coaching drills and information. Good information
can be found at soccerhelp.com.
5. Referee Coordinator: Chris Wojtowicz
a. There will be a Referee Class in the spring. It is offered to 6th
grade and above. It may be opened to 5th graders if there is not
in the older grades. It will be planned for a Saturday in
b. U7 and U8 coordinators have to contact Chris to let him
know when games are cancelled so Chris can cancel the referee.
c. Chris will make a recommendation on a different payment plan
at an upcoming meeting. Several suggestions have been made and
Chris is evaluating them.
d. The recertification for Referee’s is no longer available
in Milford, the recertification course is available in Framingham
6. Field Updates:
a. Grover - Note: Moving forward Ed Mullarkey will not be lining the
on Saturday mornings. The coach with the first game on Saturday will
responsible to line the field. The coach with the last
game will be responsible to put the flags away. The field is in good
b. Miscoe - Coordinator is Mike Poe. There are two fields
at the Miscoe School. Both are in decent shape, but could
c. Hood Field - Coordinator is Dave Adams: The field is
in good shape.
d. Kiwanis Field - Coordinator Mark Fitzgerald: The center
of Kiwanis Field is 4” lower than the sides. To correct
the situation and crown the field, approximately 1000 yds
of topsoil are needed.
expense is $12,000.00 to $18,000.00 dollars. There is currently
$7,000.00 dollars in the town fund that could be used for
this project. There was
no extra topsoil from the West River Field project. The work
may be scheduled for this spring.
e. West River Field - Coordinator Mark Fitzgerald: The field
has been seeded and is growing in fine. The field may be ready
for the spring. It will
be used as a U10 field.
f. High School - Coordinator Ken Perregaux: Will be used for
U6 and U7. We are using the practice soccer field.
Ken Perregaux proposed renting a storage container for the High School
Field for storing equipment for the U6 and U7 program. The motion was unanimously
g. Clough School - Coordinator : The new area in the back of the scholl
has been walked down. It will only support a U10 size field. MUYSA will
request use of Clough Field in the spring.
h. Memorial School - Coordinator : Baseball and softball use the open area
in the spring. MUYSA will request to use the outfield area in the fall.
7. Equipment Update: Chris Shimp provided the following report:
a. Game balls are available tonight. First Aid Kits, Ice Packs, Pinneys,
or Flags, please make a request to Chris.
b. Please let Chris know if you pass practice balls, i.e. size
4, to a younger team.
c. Another quote was received for practice balls. The balls being
tested now were $10.00. A Select Ball with the MUYSA logo will
The balls being tested now are prone to air loss. The goal is to
have a ball
for everyone in the spring.
d. Trophies - some teams are giving out trophies, other teams
are not. As a club is should be consistent between age groups
may be a two reasons for providing trophies, 1. participation,
2. if a team
goes on to the MTOC’s etc. In lieu of trophies, a size
1 logo soccer ball could be provided for participation.
Chris Schimp proposed buying trophies for $3.50 for U8’s and above
for participation. There was no second motion, the motion was denied.
e. Chris will check into the cost of the size 1 balls.
Mike Campagna proposed to purchase trophies for U6, U7, and U8 and skill
balls for U10, U12, and U14 as participation awards. The motion was seconded
by Chris Schimp. The motion was denied by the club members present.
f. An update for uniforms at the Soccer Spot was provide by Mark Fitzgerald:
i. The Soccer Spot was informed U8 and U10 need the reversible jerseys.
ii. U12 and U14 need the collared jersey’s or the reversible jersey’s.
iii. U6 and U7 will be provided Tee shirts
iv. A sign will be posted to inform parents when they are at the
8. Database Admin Updates - discussion was tabled, Mike Brodeur
b. Costs going forward
c. Online Registration
9. Website Changes
a. New Web Service: This issue will be investigated further.
b. Some URL’s are bad: we have 4 URL’s two have expired. Two
are still in use. Sue Hamilton will renew the expired URL’s
10. Other Items
a. If you have schedule problems, please contact
b. Field maps to other towns are located on the
MUYSA.org or MUYSA.com website under fields.