Challenge Council Meeting Minutes - March 28, 2004
Meeting Called to order: Bob Singer (Moderator)
Members in attendance: Demp Bradford, James Zeither(GYSA), Trent Tucker(TCL), Steve Limentani, Bob Trobich(CSC), Jim Jensen(ABYSA), Mark Sherman(CASL), Paul Murawski(TCYSA), Kirk Lynch(SYSL), Wally Mccaffety(MARA), Rob Baldwin(WOW), Garry Norman(NTSC), Bob Vranek(NMYSA), Tom Coyne, Joe Pata(SCSA), Tim Gard(FC Carolina Alliance), Ralph Wager(CACYSL), Jim Braswell(CFYSA)
Policy on Challenge Scheduling Leagues:
The Challenge Council has adopted the following Policy for Challenge scheduling leagues. It is applicable to applications for admission as an NCYSA associate (scheduling league) member and to the continuing recognition of those associate members currently approved as Challenge scheduling leagues. This Policy is effective as of March 28, 2004.
1. Except as provided in item 2, all scheduling leagues must be associate members of NCYSA. No scheduling league may register players or sponsor its own teams.
2. Each existing affiliate member which schedules Challenge matches only for teams composed wholly of players registered with such affiliate member (and identified as its registered players for all purposes) shall continue to be recognized as a Challenge scheduling league (i.e. grandfathered) for so long as it satisfies the conditions in this sentence. Items 1, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 11 shall not be applicable to such grandfathered scheduling leagues.
3. All teams participating in Challenge scheduling leagues must be teams of affiliate (or provisional affiliate) members of NCYSA in good standing.
4. All players who are members of teams participating in Challenge scheduling leagues must be registered with an NCYSA affiliate member and NCYSA.
5. All scheduling leagues must comply with NCYSA rules governing non-profit status.
6. All scheduling leagues shall be awarded a defined geographic area subject to their jurisdiction. Any NCYSA affiliate member who has been authorized to offer the Challenge level of play may participate as a member of a Challenge scheduling league only of the league having jurisdiction over the area in which it is located. In the event such an affiliate member has field locations in more than one such geographic area, it will be deemed to be located in the area wherein the majority of its registered Challenge players resided during the most recently completed season (or, if it did not have a Challenge program during such season, a majority of its registered Recreation players). A scheduling league may impose minimal additional requirements that are applied to all prospective members. Such requirements must be fair and equitable and must have a specified purpose which is directly applicable to the fulfillment of the league’s purpose and/or preservation of its financial stability. A provision for the posting of a reasonable member or team performance bond, that a member have a minimum of three participating teams, or that all head coaches of a member achieve a coaching license status reasonably related to the Challenge level of play are examples of reasonable additional requirements.
7. Each member association of a scheduling league shall have one vote on all matters submitted to a vote of the members, and each member shall be entitled to elect one member of the Board of Directors. Each member of the Board of Directors shall have one vote on all matters submitted to a vote of the Board. No person who is not a director elected by a member shall serve as a director.
8. All officers of a scheduling league shall be persons who are then serving as directors of the league.
9. Each scheduling league shall properly account for revenues received and expenses incurred by it, and shall make its financial records available to its members. Within 90 days following the end of each of its fiscal years, each scheduling league shall provide annual financial statements to each club that was a member of the league during such fiscal year.
10. Each scheduling league shall have fair and equitable procedures for resolution of disputes and grievances between it and any of its members and between or among its members, in each case relating to scheduling league matters. Each scheduling league shall be subject to NCYSA’s discipline and appeal rules and procedures.
11. Each scheduling league shall adopt and continue to maintain by-laws implementing each of the foregoing items.
12. In addition to the above requirements, the Challenge Council recommends that each scheduling league provide for annual rotation of its President and Vice Presidents (with the intent that representatives of all members have opportunities to serve in such roles) and, if it has an Executive Committee, for annual rotation of the membership of such Committee.
The Challenge Council, acting in conjunction with the Membership Committee of NCYSA, shall establish the geographic area awarded to each scheduling league as its area of jurisdiction. The Challenge Council acknowledges that the Recreation Council may establish Recreation Regions that may be congruent with the geographic areas of jurisdiction of Challenge scheduling leagues. In such event, the two Councils shall confer and evaluate the usefulness of making Recreation Regions and such areas of jurisdiction congruent and of Challenge scheduling leagues also providing scheduling services for inter-association Recreation play. Any such initiatives shall be subject to review and approval by NCYSA.
Proposal: If any NCYSA Challenge Scheduling League has teams who are registered through NCYSA from multiple associations then the scheduling league may not register players for membership.
Motion: Demp Bradford
Vote: PassedMinutes from July 26, 2003: Approved
Proposal: Demp Bradford made a motion for the 2004-2005 season that rising U-10 Challenge Teams will continue to play 8v8 with a maximum roster size of 14.
Motion Seconded: Trent Tucker Vote: Passed 1 vote Opposed
Proposal: Bill Furjanic brings a motion from the Associations Directors of Coaching
To fall in line with the small-sided games that was adopted. Teams will follow small-sided guidelines with teams being seeded into the NCYSA Challenge Classic based on their regular season standings. Teams will then be bracketed accordingly and participate in three games. This NCYSA Challenge Classic would be held on last the last weekend in April with additional league games being scheduled after this event.
Motion Seconded: Demp Bradford
Information: Mari Villalobos
Challenge Cup deadline is 4/2/04. Applications are lower than usual at this point. Please encourage your association members to get application in as soon as possible.
Information: Bob Singer announced a new direction with NCYSA insurance
Information: Kathy Robinson reminded everyone to be aware of other USSF members hosting events and that NCYSA has no jurisdiction.
Information: Bill Furjanic is working on Summer Schedule for coaching education- Email him with ant interests.
Information: Top Soccer CFYSA Pilot Program (60 children). Contact Bill If your association has a need or interest.
Information: Judy Ennis offered her assistance with team managers after tryouts on how to simplify the registration process. Contact her with interest.
Ed Eubanks (NCYSA Executive Secretary)