Meeting Minutes - April 2014
Northtowns Soccer Club
Meeting April 10, 2014
Board Members Present: Jim Blankenship, Michael Goodman, Mr Coyle
Meeting Called to Order 8:35pm
Treasurers Report : Balance $157,277.02-Accepted as Written
Minutes from last month- Accepted as Written
Thank you to everyone for coming. It’s nice to see so many people present including House parents/coaches.
House Report: Mike Goodman- Over 250 signed up so far for our new spring outdoor session. Great showing for our first time running at this time of the year. All Referee assignments will be done through arbiter. Uniforms are ordered , should be in next week. April 26th is the tentative date for uniform pickup here at Gratwick Hose. We do have 2 dates in the spring schedule that have been switched to Sunday due to scheduling conflicts. Ready for a great season.
Travel Report: Jim Coyle- Passes are available if you paid your team bond and have fulfilled your field setup requirement. A reminder to all coaches and parents, keep your cool on the sidelines. Be there to support the children keep your comments /yelling to yourselves. Be patient with the new/younger refs, they are all still learning. Mistakes do happen, but at the end of the day, it is just a game. All coaches need to sign the coaches pledge online.
Jim Blankenship- Reschedules need to be turned in at least 8 days in advance, If you know you will have a conflict, reschedule early.
Matt Waddington- will be offering camps this summer , one for house ( July 14-18) and one for travel ( July 21-25), price will be $50.00 for Northtowns players. $75.00 for non Northtowns players. Will be held at Gratwick Park from 9-12.
There will be 4-6 different trainers to work with house. Will be available to work with coaches in the U6-8-10 age groups. If you have any questions feel free to ask. Matt will also train each travel team 1 time every other week at Ohio School. Schedule will be posted online once completed.
House practice will be held at Spruce this year, all travel games will be at either Gratwick Hose or Gratwick Park.
Team Bond- the board has decided that each team will pay a team bond. If you come to set up you will get it back. $250.00 check/team. Checks are to be made out to Northtowns Soccer. We will hold on to the checks, if you fulfill your obligations, you will get your check back at the end of the year.
Requirements to be fulfilled
Each team must send 2 representatives to help with field set up and tear down.
Each travel team is required to have someone from their coaching staff attend at least 5 meetings per year.
Each travel team is required to have someone from their coaching staff attend at least one of Matt’s coaching clinics held each year.
Club Logo: We have picked a new logo, We are working on getting merchandise with the new logo.
George Pettapiece is looking for girls for his women’s team. Would prefer girls over 18 but would use younger girls if interested. They play on Monday nights and home games will be at Gratwick Park.
Scrip Cards- Kim Goodman : info is on website if you are interested. It’s a great way to pay for your child’s soccer.
Field Set up - Pat Deering
Each Team must supply 2 people to setup fields, does not have to be the coach. They must sign in to get credit. Come with proper attire as fields will be wet. Expect to spend the needed time to finish the location in the area of 4-6 hours. If you are unable to make this date do to a prior commitment contact me as there will be other work that week for net assembly and delivery. It is a requirement for all teams to participate in field setup. Bring any 100ft tape measures you have.
Saturday April 12 rain day April 19
Ohio School 8:30 2 practice fields
Dave Guido U 12 Reign
Jeremy Brauer U12 Force
Joe Sowinski U10 Fusion
Spruce school 9:00 6 practice fields
Mike Goodman U 9 Bullets
Bob Walter U 13 Dynamo
Glenn Dolata U 14 Dynamo
Jane Wilson U17 Twisters
Phil Bova U 17 Thunder
Gratwick Hose 4 Game fields 9:00
John Barone U 12 Destroyers
Jim Blankenship U10 Revolution
Brian Miranto U 10 Storm
Sunday April 13 9:00 rain day April 20
Gratwwick Park 4 Game fields
Lou Dal Porto U 17 Sonics
Jim Blankenship U 16 Lady inferno
Glenn Dolata U18 Arsenal
Bridgette Bova U 18 Nitros
George Pettapiece Womens Panthers
Travel Teams; make sure everyone is signed up on Teamsnap. Get your teams registered for summer, registration must go through the league. Register on teamsnap and pay via paypal. This year the fee is $140 for travel ($156 including the player pass)
Meeting adjourned : 9:07pm
Ann Deering- Club Secretary