Mendon – Upton Youth Soccer Association
Meeting Minutes February 2005
Meeting Date: February 1st, 2005 Start:
7:29pm Adjourned 8:24pm
Present: Ken Perregaux, Mike Brodeur, Keith Jackson, Pete
Bloznalis, Don Morin, Ed Mullarkey, Mark Murray, Chris Wojtowicz , Val Sumner,
Gordon Scott, Michael Merrigan, Mark McGowan,
Rich Victor, Tony Adcock, Sue Hamilton, Gene Peterman, Dan Belanger, Jeff
Ernst, Bob Thayer, Greg Gomes
Agenda / Discussion
Approve previous month’s minutes: Ken Perregaux motioned to
pass September, October and November’s meeting minutes. The motion was seconded by Don Morin. Motion passed unanimously.
– Mike Brodeur provided: There are currently 325 total players. 253 of these players are
traveling. The U8’s are starting
to come in now. At the end of the
month a mailer will be sent out to Memorial and Clough schools.
Placement this weekend:
Pass Cards and Rosters signed – This Sunday all signed pass cards will be sent
in. Don Morin would like to have 95% of
the Rosters and Pass Cards in this weekend.
Changes can be made to the rosters through out the season with
Last year the clubs bond was lost due to unapproved rosters
and forfeited games. This was the first
time in the clubs history. Coaches,
Please do not pencil in players to your roster. Please notify either Don Morin
or Keith Jackson to add players.
Don and Keith will set up a location and time to provide the
approved rosters and pass cards to the coaches some time after March 20th,
Perregaux will try to get the Miscoe Hill gym for indoor practices starting to
the end of March. Ken has submitted the form to use the gym from 5:00pm to
9:00pm Monday through Friday. There has
been some conflict with school programs and travel basketball. Ken will let everyone know what is approved
Team Placement Problems – we have
had problems with team placements in the past.
MAYS has the ability to make teams move from their requested
assignments. MAYS can make teams move
to an upper division. MUYSA tries to be
as honest as possible. In the future,
MAYS will be running both spring and fall seasons and these placement problems
should be less.
Session – A model session is scheduled for March 6th at Miscoe
Hill gym. Gary Crompton will be
conducting the model sessions.
Mike Brodeur, Mark Fitzgerald and Keith Jackson are rounding up
players for the model sessions.
These sessions have been helpful in the past.
Model Session – Ken Perregaux will discuss with Brian Mazar the
possibility of running a U10 model practice session once the outdoor
fields are available.
Referee Coordinator: Chris Wojtowicz provided the following
in Spring – A Referee License 9 course will be help March 16th
and 21st at the Mendon Senior Center from 5:00pm to
9:00pm. This course will be
opened to 6th Graders and above. If there is not enough interest it will be opened to 5th
Graders. This course will allow
Referee’s to work games up to and including U10.
Referee Certifications – To referee U12 to U16 games a Grade 8 License is
required. A Grade 8 License is required for 11 vs. 11 games. For past referee’s wishing to upgrade
the certification, please refer to the MSRC.org website. This will
provide information for where they can take the course to upgrade their
Coordination – U10 and above will be coordinated by MAYS. U8 and below will be coordinated by
Chris Wojtowicz. Chris would like
the U8 and below schedules as soon as possible to have the referee’s
– Coordinator is Ed Mullarkey: There is a new Parks and Recreation
coordinator, Terry Duplin. Don
Morin has sent in the written request to use Grover Field for soccer this
spring. Don has talked with
Terry, there will be a meeting this month to discuss the field use. Don and Ed Mullarkey will attend. Grover will be used for U12 and
above. Currently there are 8
teams scheduled to use the field.
– Coordinator is Mike Poe: The
two fields at the Miscoe School will be used for U10’s. Ken is still waiting for confirmation
from the school.
Field – Coordinator is Dave Adams: The Hood filed is privately owned and
MUYSA is allowed to use the field.
The insurance coverage is active through August 2005. Hood Field will be used for U8’s.
Field – Coordinator Mark Fitzgerald: The work to crown the field and
improve drainage is scheduled for this spring. The town of Upton has approved $25,000 for this work.
River Field – Coordinator Mark Fitzgerald: The field has been seeded and is growing in fine. The field may be ready for the
spring. We will have to wait and
see after the snow melts.
School – Coordinator Ken Perregaux: Ken has not heard back from the high
school yet. He will call them
this week. Once approved, the club will determine what age group will use
the area provided.
Marty Gaffney will be invited to the March meeting to make a
presentation. Marty was at the last
MAYS meeting and is a representative for a soccer supply company out of
Georgia. His pricing looks very
Coordinator – Ken Perregaux provided that Chris Schimp has the order in
for spring. Please contact Chris
for team and field equipment.
Balls and Trophies – No update
– No update
Shirts and Jackets – Mark Fitzgerald will provide an update at the next
Website Changes: Sue Hamilton provided the following update:
Host – Time has run out for having Hank Eaton host the site. Sue had found a hosting provider that
has very reasonable rates. The
hosting provider will charge $6.95 per month for a one year contract.
Mike Brodeur motioned to sign up with the hosting provider
for one year to host the MUYSA website.
Val Sumner seconded the motion.
The motion passed unanimously.
Brodeur reminded everyone that the MUYSA@Intranets.com
is still active and can be used this spring by coaches for evaluation
purposes. Mike will contact
Intrnets.com to make it clear the website is for evaluation purposes and
it is not the official MUYSA website.
Brodeur will be attending the MYSA General Meetings and Workshops on
February 12th. There
is a lot of interesting agenda items. You can go to their website to
review the schedule of clinics.
If you are interested in attending, please email Mike.
Hamilton pointed out that MUYSA notices can be run for free in the Town
Crier. Items such as the Referee
Course and the Model Sessions can get out to a lot of people if the Town
Crier is used. Please email Sue a
copy of the information you would like to have run in the town Crier.
- As a
reminder – the MAYS spring season starts the first week in April.
Next Meeting Date – March 1st at 7:15, Rose Garden Café.