Meeting Called to order: Caleb Miles (VP Classic)
Members in attendance: Brian Martindale (BAYSA), Bill Furjanic (CFYSA), Mike Moltzon (CRSC), Mark Black (CSC), Carl Smith (FSC), Steve McCoy (FVAA), James Zeitler (GUS), Steve Crane (GUSC), Steve Allison (GYSA), Gary Olive (KSA), Scott Bauer (LNSC), Jim Hoffer (NBASA), Thomas Finlay (NMYSA), Gary Olive (PTFC), Steve Gigliotti (PSA), Steve Knowles (TASC), Peter Polonksy (TCYSA), Wally McCaffety (USA), Carl Carter (YCSBC)
NCYSA Representatives: Debbie Morton (NCYSA AD Classic), Darae Hamilton (NCYSA AD Challenge), Caleb Miles (NCYSA VP Classic), Keith Price (NCYSA VP Challenge)
Association Represented by proxy: Jeff Thomas (CSC), Bryan Mogford (CUFC), John Watson (JYL), Henk-Jon van Ettekoven (SCSA)
Others in attendance: Doug Atkinson (TUSA), Thomas Bagger (USA), Allen Valentine (USA)
Quorum was established.
The minutes of October 2, 2005 were voted as approved.
Motion: Wally McCaffety (
Seconded: Jim Hoffer (NBASA)
Motion: Gary Olive (KSA)
· PROPOSED MOTION: U19 Rule by Gary Olive (KSA)
To allow U-19 players who are enrolled in High School to play on U-18 rosters during NCYSA league play. These players must be dropped from the roster if the team elects to play in state cup as a U-18 team. If these players remain on a roster then the team must compete as a U-19 team for state cup.
o Concern with the impact of seeding for State Cup having U19 players playing on U18 teams during regular league play, then dropping off the team for U18 State Cup. Would this be an unfair advantage?
o U18’s can roster 22 players. U19’s would have to be dropped from the roster prior to the Roster Freeze date for State Cup – 30 days out.
o Another option would be to allow the team to keep the U19 status and play in the U19 State Cup.
o Caleb Miles wanted to know the role of these players in high school. Should this also include U19 college players who do not play collegiate soccer?
o Concerns were brought forth on how this would affect U18 teams who play in tournaments with rostered U19 players.
o A suggestion was made that the U19 players could register as recreation players so they could guest play in tournaments.
o A concern was made with regards to teams who played RIIIP League and, if any, affect on them.
o The “mechanics” of how to accomplish placement of U19 players was unclear. Concerns included: the amount of players at this age level for U19; formulation of a U19 league rather than U18; would there be a limit as to the number of U19 players that could be rostered to a team; and could NCYSA issue a Player Pass Card for the purpose of rostering U19 players to a team? The consensus was if the proposal passed, to send the proposal to the NCYSA Registration staff for their input on how best to work out the mechanics of having U19 players placed on U18 teams. This proposal would be effective for the 2006-2007 season and would apply to both women’s and men’s teams.
The Classic Council as a result of the above discussion passed the following proposal:
Proposal: U19 Player Rule
To allow U19 men and women who are enrolled in High School to play on U18 rosters during NCYSA league play. These players must be dropped from the roster if the team elects to play in state cup as a U18 team. If these players remain on a roster then the team must compete as a U19 team for state cup. This proposal would be presented to the NCYSA registration staff to provide the mechanics of the registration process. This proposal would be effective for the 2006-2007-seasonal year.
Motion: Gary Olive (KSA)
Seconded: Steve Gigliotti (PSA)
Vote: Passed (unanimously)
Garry Olive will meet with the State NCYSA registration staff to discuss the best manner in which to roster the U19 players to classic league U18 teams.
· PROPOSED MOTION: U11 Promotion/Relegation Proposal by Bill Furjanic (CFYSA)
At the U11 Classic Level Boys and Girls there will not be promotion or relegation for the entire seasonal year.
· PROPOSED MOTION: U12 Promotion/Relegation Proposal by Bill Furjanic (CFYSA)
At the U12 Classic Level Boys and Girls there will not be promotion or relegation for the fall season. At the conclusion of the fall season teams will be placed in divisions. At the conclusion of the spring season there would be promotion and relegation.
o The council has different points of view with regards to Promotion/Relegation for the U11 and U12 age brackets: developmental vs. competitive. Even though NC is adopting a developmental philosophy for small-sided teams, they still wish to be on the same competitive level of play for matches. The issue stems from the different philosophies of individual associations at the local level. Some want the emphasis to be placed only on technique rather than tactical development. Others feel that divisions need to be created (First and Second) so that teams can compete with teams at similar developmental stages. In doing so, teams would be “grouped” according to their competitive ability based on their “wins and losses”.
o At this time, a consensus could not be reached and these motions were tabled until a later date.
OPEN Discussion and Announcements
A question was raised concerning RIIIP League play - “Why is it so late in the season – as to notification - to know how many NC teams will be participating?” Steve Allison (GYSA) explained the procedures for RIIIPL selection. Not all RIIIPL teams finish their seasons at the same time; therefore, their State Cups are held through July. We should receive notification mid-July as to this information.
Caleb Miles wants the Council to examine the tryout window for older boys playing Spring ONLY, possibly extending this date to November to accommodate associations that do not wish to complete older boys tryouts by June 30th. A proposal would need to be written and submitted to the Board of Directors from Classic.
NCYSA reminded council that Association renewals are now due (deadline date was June 1st). Intent to play packets are due postmarked June 12th and Association field forms are due postmarked June 30th. All fall information is on the Classic main page. Please review. Scheduling information and templates will be posted as soon as the contact information charts are mailed to the TEAM OFFICIALS of Record. (This responsible person will receive all mailings.) Please continually check the Classic website for updated information for FALL.
Debbie Morton provided Classic spring season “facts and figures” to the Council. Spring State Cup winners were listed in the agenda handout. CONGRATULATIONS TO THOSE TEAMS!
Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Saturday, June 24, 2006
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: NCYSA-Greensboro, NC
The agenda for the Board of Directors meeting will be posted on the website the week of June 5, 2006.
The next Classic Council meeting has been set for August 12, 2006 to immediately follow the Challenge Council meeting. Location: TBA
Minutes were respectfully taken by Darae Hamilton, (NCYSA Assistant Director of Challenge) and submitted by Debbie Morton (NCYSA Assistant Director of Classic)