2001 State Challenge Meeting
Raleigh Civic Center
Jan 28, 2001 @ 10am
Associations present: Andy Sherrill TASC, Marie Shandor CCSC, Frank Gavigan BAYSA, Bob Hudson NUSA, Sue Hudson NUSA, James McQuoid SSA, Jerry Healy Piney Green Soccer Club, Hank Flaherty H.SA, Mark Johnson FVAA, Mike Smith CVYSA, Robert J Bell SWSC, Thomas Cotter SWSC, Jimmie W Davis NBASA, Carl Sorenson NMYSA, Mark Calaway FUAA, Fred Kull D/CH Strikers, Dave Stump GYSA, Jerry Baumgartner TCL, Cindy Lineback PSA, Tim Kepley TFC, Jimmy Watts NBASA, Tammy Hughes NBASA, Bryan Meredith CACYSL, Terry Carroll WOW, Mary Ann Dunn NBASA, Daniel Clifton MARA, David Clark KSA/TCL.
Barbara Gephart, NCYSA challenge director called the meeting to order.
Quorum present for voting .
Motion for approval of Sept 17, 2000 minutes by Jerry Healy, Piney Green. Second and approval.
2000 Fall Challenge State Cup Newsletter-
48 matches, 45 with no problems. Parent misconduct will not be tolerated. Hope to set policy, education is needed. Reminder: Challenge handbook is on the web, we need to encourage people to access it.
D & A committee- Dottie noted that they were being overwhelmed with issues. Jerry Baumgartner, TCL noted that of the 21 incidents reported only 3 involved players. Fred Kull suggested NCYSA guidelines be more strict. Coaches shouldn’t have to be babysitters. Many incidents occur during postseason tournaments. NCYSA guidelines are very specific. Correct behavior should start at the non-tournament level. We should obey simple rules, which starts with local referees and coaches. Andy Sherrill TASC, noted that we are presently reactive rather than proactive with incidents.
Jerry Baumgartner noted that the Triad Challenge League is considering charging each association a nominal fee to cover the cost of an audio tape. The tape explains basic rules.
“Myths of the Game” were given to each association president at their meeting on Saturday.
Spring Challenge State Cup 2001
New Bern was awarded the even year cup preliminaries. (U-11, 13, 15 etc.)
Burlington was awarded the odd year cup preliminaries. (U-10, 12, 14 etc.)
New Bern specifically asked for the even year teams due to manpower issues. They field only even year teams, as well as do most of the associations in their area.
In 1998, there were 98 even year teams, and 61 odd year teams. This leads to an uneven distribution of funds. The committee is considering moving approximately 20 even year teams to the odd year site.
New Bern rep, Jimmie Davis NBASA, was curious as to why teams put their location as the third choice. Comments included driving time and distance. Jimmy reminded the group that they too have the same driving time and distance if they go to any other tournament.
Mathews (U13) expressed concern about competing tournaments on the same weekend. The vice-president of scheduling sets tentative tournament schedules to help with the referee shortage.
Paul James –Stated NCYSA maximum referee fees went into effect Sept 2000, which limits the referee payment fees based on the level of play. If a tournament site chooses to increase fees, they must apply to NCYSA Board of Directors.
All referee assignors have access to every certified referee. Policy and procedures for referee assignors is on the web site.
Motion by Bryan Meredith, CACYSL, second by Bob Hudson NUSA- The state office has the right to move any number of teams/age groups deemed necessary to balance the load between the two preliminary sites. Motion carried.
Determination of Wild Cards: currently all preliminary ties stand. All bracket placements are done through a blind draw. Motion by Terry Carroll WOW, second by Mary Ann Dunn NBASA-“Add a change to the Challenge Cup rules to include the section “Determination of Wild Card” as stated in the “Challenge State Cup Tournament Rules of Play Proposed changes/additions” as presented at the 1/28/01
Challenge Council Meeting. Motion carried.
Tie Matches: Motion by Jerry Healy Piney Green, second by Mark Calaway, FUAA“ from the “Challenge State Cup Tournament Rules of Play Proposed changes/additions” change to read: All ties in preliminary play will stand. For Quarterfinal, semi-final and final games ending in a tie after regulation play; two (2) overtime periods, then FIFA kicks will be used to break the tie. Motion carried.
Player eligibility: Motion by Jerry Baumgartner TCL, Second by Andy Sherrill TASC. Change to read: If a player received a red card or if a coach, parent, or spectator was ejected in his/her last match in a Challenge State Cup Tournament, he/she will serve a one game suspension at the first game of the next Challenge State Cup.
Discussion: What if a person coaches two teams? Bob Singer, GYSA’s interpretation- it doesn’t matter what team he coaches. The suspension is for the very next game. The ejected person must leave their complex to cool down.
What constitutes a complete match? Sept 2000 the tournament committee decided. A referee can only suspend the game. Rachel – What if the first half is not completed? Or the second half is not ¾’s of the way through? Jerry Baumgartner suggested a change in wording.
What if the whole day is rained out? Is there a contingency plan? Terry Carroll WOW, consider having an indoor tournament.
Motion by Jerry Baumgartner TCL, second by Mark Calaway FUAA- (from Guidelines for Playing a Tournament if Weather or other Circumstances Threaten the Completion of the Event) Change 2. to read: Reduce the time specified for the matches in specific age groups by as much as ½ (one half )of the published times. Match considered complete after the 1 st (first) half is completed. Motion carried.
Tabled other issues for March 11 th, 2001 meeting.
Guidelines or Criteria for North Carolina teams playing League play in another state
Leave rule as stated- team must play in NCYSA challenge division to be eligible to play in a NCYSA Challenge Cup Tournament. If a NC team leaves and plays up in age group they are not eligible to come and play here.
Guest player roster- endorsed proposed motion exception 1. Change date to May – Aug in exception 2. Accept registration proposals.
Dave Clark KSA/TCL– FREE TCL coach’s clinic Feb 3 rd at Glenn High School, Kernersville NC. 8am – 3pm.
Graham Ramsey, Neil Roberts, Shelley Smith, and Adian Hayney are guest speakers.
Motion and second to adjourn.
Respectfully Submitted, Marie Shandor, CCSC