NCYSA Classic Council Minutes
July 26, 2003
Attendance: Vinnie Aragona SCSA, Joe Pata SCSA, Mark DePietro IRSL, Stan Engle ABYSA, Wes Wright ABYSA/HFC, Don Strein CSA, Scott Wagner TFC, Milton Morgan FVAA, Brian Martindale BAYSA, David Abbruzzese TCYSA, Paul Sproles GYSA, W. John Dicks JYL, Bill Finneyfrock CUFC, Mark Oates FVAA, Dee Hanlin WOW, George Dubay D/CH Strikers, Colon Balance OCSA, Jane Balance JASA
Quorum was determined. Robert Linebeck, Exec. V.P. of NCYSA, facilitated the meeting.
Minutes for April 13, 2002 were approved.
- Artificial Turf – A motion was put forth by John Dicks (JYL) to accept artificial turf as fields for play as long as the turf meets the FIFA regulations, insurance requirements and the field is registered on the association’s field registration form for the playing season. Seconded by IRSL and passed.
- Agreed to change the Sunday field times for TCYSA to the 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. time slots instead of the 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m time slots in order to help them with their referee situation.
- Announced that the bracketing committee from the spring will get back to work after the summer.
- Discussed fees for neutral sites as something that could be set up at the beginning of the season. Associations can send in a list of fields that can be used for neutral matches. This list can then be given out to all associations in order to use for rescheduled/neutral matches and a possible fee could be charged.
- NCYSA wants to create a new name for the Women’s State “B” Cup. We will gather suggestions and turn them in to the AGM where a name can be voted upon.
- A motion was passed regarding tie-breaking procedures for promotion/relegation between two teams who are in different brackets. The motion was put forth by Don Strein that tie-breaking procedures for promotion/relegation between teams in different brackets will be decided by a match to be played within two weeks of State Cup finish at a neutral site decided by NCYSA. Expenses to be shared equally by both teams. Failure to play results in forfeit and the team that forfeits must cover all expenses. The motion was seconded by Wes Wright and passed.
- Lori Leeder proposed a motion for a late fee of $100.00 to an Association if their Field Registration form in not postmarked by the deadline. The motion was seconded by Dee Hanlin and passed.
- Lori Leeder proposed a motion for further clarification of Rule 28, which states that a team’s position or “slot”, is owned by the Association. The motion is: If an Association does not field a team in that slot, then the Association must give the slot back to the state. The Association may not give the slot to another Association. The state will then award the slot to the next best team based on current promotion/relegation rules. The motion was seconded by George Dubay and passed 14-3.
The Classic Council working meeting will be Sunday October 19, 2003 at 10:00 a.m.