Mendon – Upton Youth Soccer Association
Meeting Minutes June
Meeting Date: June 7th, 2005 Start:
7:25pm Adjourned 8:38pm
Present: Ken Perregaux, Mike Brodeur, Keith Jackson, Don
Morin, Ed Mullarkey, Mark Murray, Chris Schimp, Michael Merrigan, Mike Poe, Mark
Fitzgerald, Tracey Higgins, Pete Bloznalis, Dave Adams
previous month’s minutes: Passed, meeting minutes will be provided next month.
- MAYS Update – The season went well overall. The U16 Boys
are in the playoffs.
- U8, U7&6 Update – The U6 program had a poor turn
out. 70 children
had signed up, but only 35 participated. This
may have been due to other sports or the late start of the season because
of the wet conditions. The U7 program had approximately 30 children and
went well. The U8 program went very well. West River field was a good
size and parking was great. The program was well attended, the Referee’s
did well, and the coaching was excellent.
- Registration Deadlines – The Club will be playing in the
MAYS fall league. Mike Brodeur is processing forms at a rate of 15 to 20
per day. Mike will get out the unregistered list this coming week. Age
Group Coordinators should start to get with the coaches to develop the
number of teams and Divisions for the fall.
- U12s 8v8 or 11v11 – MAYS is requesting feed back from the
clubs on playing 8v8 or 11v11. Four of the ten leagues in the state run
an 8v8 program. MAYS may be moving towards an 8v8 format in the future.
All clubs may be forced to an 8v8 format in the Spring because the
Massachusetts Tournament of Champions (MTOC) may go in that direction.
For the fall MAYS will be running both 8v8 and 11v11. After a
discussion, it was decided the U12’s will field:
U12 Boys: D1 will be 11v11, D2 and D3 will be 8v8.
U12 Girls: D1 will be 11v11, D2 and D3 will be 8v8.
- Tryouts – the only tryouts scheduled are U12 Boys and
Girls. The format will be similar to other tryouts in the past with
small sided games and evaluators assessing the players. Tryouts will be
held on two dates. The following dates have been decided:
U12 Boys – 6/20, second date TBD.
U12 Girls – 6/12 and 6/16.
- Deadlines – At the June 26th MAYS meeting the
number of teams, divisions, and preliminary rosters are required. Age
group coordinators should be setting up meetings with coaches to prepare
the information for the June 26th meeting.
- Team Picture Updates – Mike Poe will coordinate this
effort in the fall with Morin Studios.
Grover Field – Field is used for U12 and above. Continue to let the
opposing team coaches know that parking is only allowed on one side of the
street and to obey posted parking signs. The field may have to be set up for
both 8v8 and 11v11. One painted white and the second painted with the orange
Hood Field – May be used for the U8 program. The daycare that had the
playground has moved. Don will contact the field owner to discuss the
possibility of expanding the field into the playground area.
Kiwanis Field – Offline for repairs. Dave Adams will update the club on
West River Field – the field was used extensively in the spring. The
field will be offline in the fall to give the grass a chance to grow.
High School – we have to wait and see. Ken will make the request to use
Clough School – MUYSA has worked with the school to fertilize the
field. MUYSA should have use of the field in the fall. The field will either
be used for U10’s or an 8v8 field.
Memorial Park in Mendon – may be used for U6 & U7 program. Ed
Mullarkey will send a request to the Mendon Parks Department.
Memorial School - Mark Fitzgerald will send a request to the Upton
Parks Department to use the outfield area.
- Age Group Coordinators Recap:
U14 Boys – Pete Bloznalis
U14 Girls – Ed Mullarkey
U12 Boys – Keith Jackson
U12 Girls – Mark Murray
U10 Boys – Mike Brodeur / Val Sumner / Dave Adams
U10 Girls – Ken Perregaux
U8 Boys and Girls – Ken Perregaux will call Karen Rogers
U7 Boys and Girls – Pete Bloznalis / Mike Poe
U6 Boys and Girls – Mike Brodeur / Tracy Higgins / Chris Schimp
- Rating Sheets – Ken Perregaux has a standard Rating Sheet
for coaches use. Contact Ken for a copy.
Education – Mike Poe provided there will be a teaching week for License Courses
to be held by Mass Youth Soccer in August. An additional update will be
provided at future meetings.
Coordinator: Chris Wojtowicz provided the following update:
- In Town Update – the U8’s went well. The U7’s still
needed some referee’s due to conflicts.
- Referee Night at the Revolution – have to buy a minimum
of a block of 10. Chris will evaluate.
- Equipment Coordinator – Chris Schimp has a new contact at
Soccer Wholesale. The service has been great. The referee uniforms that
were to small were returned and new uniforms shipped in two days.
Chris Schimp will evaluate assembling a “Coaches Package” for the fall.
The 25 cases of orange paint will be put in the Hood shed for storage.
It may be used to double line the 8v8 and 11v11 fields in the fall.
- Soccer Balls and Trophies – Over 200 trophy balls have
been provided to coaches. Three U12 Boys teams need to get balls as does
the U7 program. The balls look great and the reception from the players
has been great.
- Uniforms – uniforms have not been a problem. The Soccer
Spot will be ready for the fall.
- New Website – Ken Perregaux will update the website until
a new person is found.
- New PR person – There is still a need for a new PR
Person. The duties are to communicate with the News Papers, other town
organizations, etc. The Club will continue to look for candidates. .
- Intranets.com - Mike Brodeur reminded everyone that the MUYSA@Intranets.com is still active
and can be used by coaches for evaluation purposes.
- Summer Camp (August 2nd – August 5th)
– Soccer 101 camp to be offered by Gary Crompton. It is either a full
day camp or a ½ day camp. Mike Brodeur will put a notification of the
camp in the Town Crier. A link to Soccer101 is available through the
“Duties” going forward
- We need a document that contains all of these to pass
forward as people leave the club – Ken Perregaux expressed the need to
start to document some of the responsibilities that members of the Club
perform that are not documented. For example: field requests, fertilizer
contracts, insurance for hood Field, etc. If people will email these
duties to Ken, he will put them in a document to be used in the future.
10. Other Items:
- Administrative Position – Mike Brodeur will write up a
position description to discuss at future meetings.
11. Next Meeting Date – July 5th
at 7:15, Rose Garden Café.
Don Morin motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:38. The motion
was seconded by Ed Mullarkey. The motion passed unanimously.