SOUTH CAROLINA YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
The meeting was called to
order by President Fred Bieber at 10:10 a.m. The following members were
present and constituted a quorum:
Board members not in attendance but excused: Ralph Arrington, Barry Bynum and Mary Bynum.
۰ Nancy Shultz, Employee of SCYSA
۰ Pearse Tormey of St. Giles Soccer
۰ Richard Delap of St. Giles Soccer
Bob made a motion to approve the March 25, 2001 Board of Directors’ meeting minutes. Danny seconded the motion.
The motion carried unanimously. A copy of the final minutes will be posted on the website.
۰ Recognized guests of St. Giles Soccer Club.
۰ Warren Mercero was originally going to attend. Former Adidas and Umbro representative. They are trying to coordinate an event in Charleston with high school age players. All American status players to play with proceeds to benefit a charity to be named. Details to follow.
۰ Presentation by Pearse Tormey, Executive Director of St. Giles regarding communications, fees, calendar and State Cup.
۰ Prior concerns regarding amateur soccer association here in South Carolina. They did not revise bylaws and pay fees when required. Happy to report they now have a new Board, new Bylaws and have paid their fees. If they do not come comply next year, SCYSA will have to take corrective action. Linos Cotsapas from Columbia is the new President of South Carolina Amateur Soccer Association.
۰ Hearing is scheduled for 3:00 today.
۰ Fred attended the State referee Committee meeting on June 2, 2001. They are planning to do all the state referee certification clinics, including Rock Hill.
۰ Bob Correia, from Charleston, is now the state referee assessment coordinator from Charleston.
۰ Cited problems with payment of referees in the Piedmont.
۰ Mauricio Ponce – contact person for anyone interested in becoming a referee instructor.
VICE-PRESIDENT’S REPORT: Steve
۰ Hearings – last month hearing resulted in a suspension for 5 games and probation. Piedmont Commissioner to monitor the suspension and probation.
۰ Memorial Day Tournament – another case of referee abuse. South Carolina does not yet have a law mandating that it is a felony for referee abuse as other states do.
۰ Hearing today at 3:00. No other hearings are scheduled.
۰ Discussion of Risk Management.
Steve made a motion that no SCYSA team shall be granted permission to travel or receive permission to play an unaffiliated team or participate in an unaffiliated event. Any SCYSA team choosing to play an unaffiliated team or participate in an unaffiliated event, in-state or out-of-state, shall do so at their own risk. They will not be representing SCYSA nor carrying any SCYSA insurance coverage. Bob seconded the motion.
The motion carried unanimously. There will be no form to complete for playing an unaffiliated team.
۰ Newsletter articles are in, publication will be in next 2 weeks. Next issue July/August after Presidents’ meeting.
CUPS AND GAMES REPORT: Barry (absent excused)
۰ Fred reported that we generally provide travel, lodging, a shirt and a stipend (not paid) to South Carolina referees attending the Region III Tournament. The referees are independent contractors.
Steve moved to pay the usual stipend, travel and lodging to attend the Region III Tournament. Bob seconded the motion.
Steve Johnson, Jr. – Young Male Referee of
Will go as Assessors: Bob Poyer and Ronny Canales
The motion carried unanimously.
Referees expressed concern about the fees for the State Cup because the fees are determined by the standard fee in the region hosting the tournament.
¨ Change to Rule 50.10 #2 regarding Application to Travel
Steve made a motion that SCYSA teams that are State Champions in the Challenge Cup and advancing to the Snickers USYSA National Cup that are traveling out-of-state for any affiliated play or invitational tournaments shall complete a USYS Application to Travel and this form shall be signed by the SCYSA Vice President or the SCYSA President. Once competition for the Snickers USYSA National Cup is complete, the appropriate District Commissioner shall be responsible for signing any permission to travel forms. Bob seconded the motion.
The motion carried unanimously.
¨ Change to State Cup Rule 21 (Decorum) regarding coaches (nonplayers) on the bench during State Cup play.
Steve made a motion that the only persons allowed on the team bench during a SCYSA State Cup match are those players and nonplayers listed on the approved official SCYSA State Roster with a maximum of 4 nonplayers. All players and nonplayers shall have approved SCYSA player or nonplayer passes and must be checked in at the field by a Tournament official before being allowed on the bench. The only exceptions to this rule shall be (1) any medical emergency requiring outside assistance, or (2) during half time intervals, visitors may approach the team bench with the approval of the Tournament official. Upon verification by a Tournament Official or their designee, any team with unauthorized persons at their team bench when the match begins or at the start of the second half of play, shall result in the head coach for that team paying a $50 fine to the Tournament Director at the conclusion of the match. This fine must be paid before the coach will be allowed to coach another match. Danny seconded the motion.
The motion carried 9 for, 1 abstain.
۰ Madelyn presented a request from upstate soccer referees that all coaches must referee at least one game a year.
۰ Terry reported low turnout for American Cup in the Spring.
SECRETARY’S REPORT: Mike: No report.
TREASURER’S REPORT: Joey
۰ Fiscal year June 1-May 31. The report is not an official report because of outstanding deposit slips.
۰ Date for computerized information from District Commissioners to submit to Joey is July 1.
۰ Nancy reported that some clubs missed the registrar’s classes.
۰ Discussion regarding unaffiliated clubs and tryouts. Michael Cook to follow up and handle affiliation issues of Carolina Football Club (CFC).
۰ Handout regarding coaches symposium.
۰ Discussion regarding furnishing labels and/or disks with label information. No disks should be sent except to a licensed and bonded mailer. The fee is to be charged to anyone making a request except for coaches involved in State Select Program and for coaches certification courses. Nancy and Roban are to follow up and determine the actual cost of preparing the labels.
۰ 19,504 = Final total for registered players.
PIEDMONT DISTRICT COMMISSIONER’S REPORT: Madelyn
۰ Held District meeting –
John Freed – new vice Commissioner
Dick King – Treasurer reelected
۰ Two mergers – St. Giles and UGSA.
Foothills Premier Soccer Club – pulled teams from several clubs.
۰ Attended referee picnic on June 2, 2001.
MID-STATE DISTRICT COMMISSIONER’S REPORT: Danny
۰ District Council meeting to be rescheduled within next several weeks.
COASTAL DISTRICT COMMISSIONER’S REPORT: Cathy
۰ District Council was held. Dawn Anderson was elected new Vice Commissioner. Michelle Lattimore was elected Treasurer.
۰ Discussion regarding referee shortage and ways to handle the problem.
۰ Hilton Head Recreation Center and Beaufort Rec. Center may become involved with SCYSA in the future.
۰ Cathy will follow up with clubs which did not attend the Registrar’s Workshop.
۰ Searching for new District secretary.
۰ Proposal will be made in August to change the spring calendar in order to allow for time for play-in games.
STATE SELECT ADMINISTRATOR FOR BOYS REPORT: Ralph - None
STATE SELECT ADMINISTRATOR FOR GIRLS: Mary - None
STATE YOUTH DIRECTOR OF COACHING REPORT: None
MEMBER AT LARGE REPORT: Bob
۰ Discussion regarding sponsorships from large corporations in South Carolina.
۰ Van Taylor is following up with FUJI about a possible sponsorship.
RULES AND COMPLIANCE REPORT: Michael
۰ Received and reviewed proposed modification to Bylaws.
STATE YOUTH RECREATION DIRECTOR’S REPORT: Terry
۰ Gail Dill will be assisting in the Piedmont District.
۰ She will meet with Barry to discuss possible ways to change American Cup format and location to improve attendance.
۰ TOP Soccer is going well. Hilton Head may begin a TOP Soccer program.
MODIFICATIONS TO CONSTITUTION, RULES AND BYLAWS:
Bob moved to approve proposed change to Constitution and Bylaws. Steve seconded the motion.
The motion was approved, 8 for, 2 against.
۰ Conference call will be held no later than July 11 regarding proposed registration rule changes after the proposed changes have been sent to everyone.
Madelyn moved to approve The Code of Ethics and Conduct of Players, Coaches and Parents/Spectators as amended to be effective June 4, 2001. Bob seconded the motion.
The motion was approved, 6 for, 5 against.
Michael made a motion to suspend the meeting. Madelyn seconded the motion.
The vote was unanimous.
۰ State Office (Rose) has requested postage machine.
Mike made a motion to approve the lease of a postage machine. Steve seconded the motion.
The vote was unanimous.
۰ For future reference, we can not collect the portion of the Federation fee if the player is already registered with AYSO.
۰ Reference regarding referees as independent contractors will be posted on website.
ELECTIONS - None
۰ Coach of the Year nominations received and reviewed. Patrick Clerkin from SSC is the Boys Coach of the Year. Craig Brady from SSC was voted the Girls Coach of the Year.
۰ Chevrolet Parent of the Year nominations received and reviewed. Carol Leonard was voted the Chevrolet Parent of the Year.
۰ Discussion regarding team names and difficulties with registration. Issue to be evaluated and discussed later.
۰ USYSA Workshop in Atlanta (February 2002).
۰ Cathy Gaskins to chair nominating committee for available positions at State Council and Board meeting. Nominations should be received by Committee by July 21. Elections determined by roll as of July 5.
Madelyn made a motion to adjourn at 6:02 p.m. Michael seconded the motion.
The motion passed unanimously.