Mendon – Upton Youth Soccer Association
Meeting Minutes May
Meeting Date: May 3rd, 2005 Start:
7:40pm Adjourned 8:50pm
Present: Ken Perregaux, Mike Brodeur, Keith Jackson, Don
Morin, Ed Mullarkey, Mark Murray, Chris Wojtowicz, Michael Merrigan, Rich
Victor, Mark Fitzgerald, Mark McGowan, Stephen Talon, Pete Bloznalis, Brian
previous month’s minutes: Passed, meeting minutes will be provided next month.
- MAYS Update – The season is going. Please make every
effort to complete any make-up games. The MAYS Fall Season meeting will
be held tomorrow night at 7:30. Ken Perregaux will attend to get the
information on the upcoming fall season.
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.
Hood Field – Field will be used for U10’s practices and for the U6&7
program on Saturdays. The field is not lined and can not be used for U10
Kiwanis Field – Offline for repairs.
West River Field – Field is used for U8’s. The grass cover is thin, but
the field is dry.
High School – Can’t use for make-up games on Sundays. The field is
already reserved from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Mark Murray will talk to Mr.
St.Germain to identify if the field can be used.
Clough School – Jay Byer has requested MUYSA to fertilize the field.
MUYSA will fertilize the field if we can use it in the fall. Don Morin will
fill out the Field Usage Request Form. Ed Mullarkey will coordinate with Paul
Hazard from Tru-Green to have a contract for fertilizing Clough School.
Don Morin motioned to expend monies to fertilize Clough
Field. The motion was seconded by Mike Brodeur. The motion passed
- U10 Makeup and Night Games – Makeup games will have to be
played at the opposing team's field. This may change if the High School
field can be used on Sundays.
- U8, U7&6 Update – the U8 program is going fine. The
U7 program has 30 children and going fine. The U6 program has 60
children and is also going fine. The discussion items from the last
meeting have been worked out.
- Registration Deadlines – The Club will be playing in the
MAYS fall league. More information on deadlines will be provided at
tomorrow nights meeting. Mike Brodeur will be getting the Fall
registration Forms out to coaches shortly. Mike will also do a delivery
of forms to Clough, Memorial, and Miscoe Hill schools. A direct mailing
may also be used to players who did not play in the spring but played
- MAYS – MUYSA is committed to MAYS this fall. Ken will
find out tomorrow if there will be a U16 Division in the fall.
- Videos available in the Upton Town Library – The model coaching
session held March 6th at Miscoe Hill gym conducted by Gary
Crompton can bee seen in Upton on Channel 12 at 3:30 every day. There
are 20 copies of the U8 session available in the Upton Library.
Coordinator: Chris Wojtowicz provided the following update:
- In Town Update – the games are scheduled and it is going
Chris Wojtowicz motioned to increase the U7 pay from $5.00
to $7.50 per game. The motion was seconded by Mike Merrigan. The motion
- Equipment Coordinator – Chris Schimp was not available
for an update. The membership provided that there are new nets at the
High School and a paint machine has been provided to West River.
- Soccer Balls and Trophies –It is still planned to provide
each player with a ball at the end of the season.
It is discouraged to modify the white Tee shirts provided to U6 and U7
players. The children may not be on the same teams in the next session.
- Coaches Shirts and Jackets – If your black coaching shirt
is worn out, see Pete Bloznalis and he will provide you a new one. Mark Fitzgerald
has approximately 30 various jackets left. If a coach (head or
assistant) has participated in 5 successive sessions, a jacket will be
provided. If someone would like to purchase a jacket they are $15.00.
- New website/ PR person – Dave Adams has volunteered to
update the web site with changes. Ken Perregaux will take over the
Public Relations duties in the short term. Mike Brodeur will contact the
Town Crier for the upcoming registration notifications and deadlines.
- Mike Brodeur reminded everyone that the MUYSA@Intranets.com is still active
and can be used by coaches for evaluation purposes. Mike has set up his
team on the site and it works well to automatically send out
notifications to the team.
Committee Update – Two winners have been identified. The winners were
discussed with the Board and approved.
- April Vacation Camp – 15 participants. It was a great
camp. The cost of the school increased from $125.00 to $400.00 for the 4
days. The camp ran from the 9:00am to 1:00pm. .
- Summer Camp (August 1st – August 4th)
– 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
10. Team Pictures – Morin
Studios will be coordinating and taking pictures as part of the fall program.
Mike Poe will coordinate the effort between the Club and Morin studios.
11. Contact Sheet for Town
Clerks – Don Morin prepared an outline of the Club for the town clerk's
office. This will be put in the Mendon Town Clerks Office for reference. Mark
Fitzgerald will provide a copy to the Upton Town Clerk's Office.
Don Morin reviewed and motioned the outline to be provided
to the town clerks be approved. The motion was seconded by Mike Brodeur. The
motion passed unanimously
12. Undocumented “Duties” going
- 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.
13. Town Soccer Night at the
Revs (June 25th) - Mike Campagna will look into what is required for
the Club to go to the game. Mike will provide a report at the next meeting.
14. Other Items:
- Mike Brodeur wanted to recognize Don Morin and Keith
Jackson for the work in being the club representatives to MAYS. Mike
gained an appreciation for the work involved after being the
representative to the CMYSL last fall. Mike commented “Don is an
extraordinary guy who carries a lot of the success of MUYSA on his
shoulders. If it wasn’t for Don, the Club would not be as successful as
it is today. Thanks Don.” All in attendance also expressed thanks to
- Public Relations Director – Mike Brodeur suggested a new position
be added to the MUYSA Board. The position of Public Director would be
used to interface with other organizations in the towns to promote the
Club and fund raising. This item will be added to future Club agendas
15. Next Meeting Date – June 7th
at 7:15, Rose Garden Café.
Don Morin motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:50. The
motion was seconded by Mike Brodeur. The motion passed unanimously.