BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
August 4, 2007
The meeting was called to order by President, Steve
Ballentine at 4:20 pm.
The following members were present and constituted a
quorum: Barry Bynum, Rick Cunningham, Steve
Cothran, Jane Simmons, Michele Jenkins, Sharon Bieber, Cathy Ballentine, Mary
Bynum, Bob Brantley, Doug Gaddis, Fred Bieber.
Board Member not in attendance: John Loy-Secretary
Staff present: Van
Michele made a motion
to accept the minutes from the June 24, 2007 South Carolina Youth Soccer BOD meeting as
amended. Jane seconded the motion.
the report from the Region III Council Meeting and discussed
- North Carolina will
host the 2008 Southern Regional Tournament at two venues in Raleigh and
2008 National Championships will be held in Little
Rock, AR, at the Burns Park complex
III will consider moving the Boys ODP camp to Montevallo with a five year
III ODP National Championships will be held in Houston, TX,
January 2008. SC Youth Soccer has
one ’91 Boys team and one ’91 Girls team eligible to attend.
the report from the USYS AGM and discussed changes that will affect the
State Associations: Possible
changes to the International Clearance forms; Public Service Announcements
from USYS will soon be available for State Associations to use; National
Risk Management Committee to develop new guidelines for State Associations
to use as reference
discussed and thanked the BOD members and staff for a successful
Presidents’ Workshop, Council Meeting and Awards Luncheon. Special thanks
to Committee Chairperson, Cathy Ballentine for doing a great job.
- One of
our suspended referees would like to re-certify in August but he can’t
because his suspension is not up until the end of October 2007.
a revised copy of the “SC Youth Soccer Conflict of Interest/Ethics Policy”,
which has been approved by the Risk Management Committee. Will present to
the BOD for approval at our next board meeting in September.
Loy – absent
TREASURER: Rick Cunningham
CUPS AND GAMES: Steve Cothran
registration is up 6% within the Premier (16), SCSCL and PMSL leagues
(236) for a total of 252.
and PMSL league fall season scheduling will be held on August 5, 2007 at
the Embassy Suites in Columbia
from 8- 7 pm.
following clubs, Northside Soccer Club and Salvation Army Soccer Club have
affiliated with SC Youth Soccer but the club registrar has not attended
our 2007-08 SC Youth Soccer Registrars’
Workshop. The registrar must attend
a make-up course in order to be a part of SC Youth Soccer. Jane will
have signed 175 interstate transfer forms for some of our U10 - U12
players to play in the Charlotte and Savannah areas.
be talking with Demosphere again on August 8, 2007, about the friendly
usage of their software for registration.
will follow-up on all outstanding affiliation forms. Commissioners do not need to assist.
following Clubs were not in attendance for the 2007 SC Youth Soccer Presidents’
Workshop: Coastal District: SSC and Johns Island;
Piedmont District: Salvation Army
and Foothills; Mid-State District: Sandlapper, Kershaw and Barnwell.
Bob Brantley made a
motion to fine the teams the same amount as last year and mandate they attend a
session. Jane seconded the motion.
COMMISSIONER: Michele Jenkins
is assisting SC Youth Soccer by housing and distributing the Publix tents
to the Piedmont District Clubs under SC Youth Soccer direction.
with Golden Strip Family YMCA for possible affiliation for the 2008-09
seasonal year. Steve to send
Michele an outline of our benefits.
COMMISSIONER: Sharon Bieber
United is assisting SC Youth Soccer by housing and distributing the Publix
tents to the Mid-State District Clubs under SC Youth Soccer direction.
COMMISSIONER: Cathy Ballentine
Soccer Club, a new club, will not affiliate this year. They are working toward doing so in
2008-09. Distributing the Publix
tents to the Coastal District clubs under SC Youth Soccer direction.
ADMINISTRATOR: Mary Bynum
is preparing a projected budget for the two teams that are eligible to
attend the Region III ODP National Championships in Houston, TX,
January 2008. A commitment of their
attendance will be required shortly.
COMPLIANCE: Bob Brantley
will provide a written format to all Commissioners regarding the
corrections or changes to be made on the presented club/league
Constitution and By-laws. He would
like for all changes/corrections to be made and returned to the
Commissioners and forwarded to Bob within 30 days of receipt of
RECREATION DIRECTOR: Doug Gaddis
7-9, 2007 Doug will be hosting a soccer forum for “Soccer Month”on behalf
of SC Youth Soccer at Furman
MEMBER AT LARGE: Fred Bieber
Region III report was sent after the June regionals.
- Presidents’ Workshop Committee: prepare budget for the next BOD meeting
COACHING & PLAYER DEVELOPMENT: Van Taylor
ASSISTANT: Nancy Shultz ~ Absent
E-mail vote on June
11, 2007. Barry Bynum motioned to
approve the new SC Youth Soccer logo.
Second Cathy Ballentine
MOTION APPROVED –
ELECTIONS: Registrar, Recreation Director and Member
Simmons re-elected as Registrar
Gaddis re-elected as Recreation Director
Bieber re-elected as Member at Large
Bob Brantley would
like for the President to consider approving separate rooms, upon request, during
Jane made a motion to
adjourn. Michele seconded the motion.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:05 pm.
Cathy Ballentine, Coastal District Commissioner for
John Loy, Secretary