NCYSA Challenge Council
Sunday, April 13, 2003
NCYSA State Office, Greensboro
Attendance: Rob Baldwin (WOW), Milton Morgan (FVAA), Jim Jensen (ABYSA), James Zeitler (GYSA), Garry Norman (NTSC-guest), Steve Belaulieu (CASL), David Miller (PSA), Billy Helms (KSA), Brant Brantley (HCSA/WNNCL), Bob Vranek (MNYSA), Ralph Wager (CACYSL), Dave Stump (NCYSA-for Grant Underhill), Mari Villalobos (NCYSA)
Challenge Council called to order by Dave Stump and a quorum established to conduct business. Minutes for the 11/3/03 meeting were approved. Motion to approve by Brant Brantley (HCSA), Rob Baldwin (WOW) 2 nd.
Challenge State Cup/Seeding:
Report on Spring 2003 Cup- CSA/RCYSA, TCYSA, and ECSA will hosted 220 teams in
preliminaries. GYSA will hosted the Final Four in conjunction with Snickers and Kepner Cup. This will be the first ever seeded NCYSA Challenge State Cup.
Let’s Get Legal:
Report on Regions/Scheduling League Committee Meeting- The committee formed by
NCYSA President, Bob Singer met 4/9/03 and brainstormed the concept of regions across
the state, the definition of a scheduling league, ways to organize a scheduling league, and
the concept of requiring all leagues to submit bylaws, containing certain provisions, for
approval each year.
CACYSL announced that it would form a new scheduling league for fall of 2003 which
would apply for membership. Ralph Wager (CACYSL) questioned difference
between being sanctioned and non-sanctioned as well as what prevents associations from
operating as a non-sanctioned entity. Brant Brantley (HCSA) suggested that
NCYSA member associations that attempt to be scheduled by non-NCYSA scheduling
leagues could be put themselves bad standing with NCYSA as there is a rule that
scheduling bodies must be members of NCYSA be Fall 2003.
Challenge Council brainstormed the definition of a scheduling league and put forth the
following; a scheduling league is any league that does inter/intra scheduling of NCYSA
challenge teams that is a member of NCYSA.
Announcements- NCYSA will host 8 Free Youth Modules in NC. Bill Furjanic, NCYSA
Director of Coaching will present a proposal for 8v8 small-sided games to the BOD for
associations to vote on in July 2003.
Next Challenge Council meeting is July 26, 2003 at NCYSA State Office.
Fall Cups: Mark Moore, NCYSA deputy director, discussed the problems associated with
hosting state cups in the December. There were to many weather related issues this fall
and both classic and challenge council need to look at moving the cups back. A motion
was made by Ralph Wager (CACYSL), 2 nd by Billy Helms (KSA) to keep Challenge Cup
finals weekend the same as Snickers Cup finals weekend as long as it doesn’t interfere
with Challenge tournaments. The motion had unanimous approval.
Steve Belaulieu (CASL) announced that CASL would be hosting the women’s ACC
tournament with the possibility of being able to host Challenge Cup finals in conjunction
with Snickers Cup finals.
Motion to adjourn made by Billy Helms (KSA), 2 nd by Brant Brantley (HCSA). Minutes submitted by Mari Villalobos, NCYSA.