League Founded in 1980
Central Illinois Youth Soccer League
Lou Basso, Dave Hicks,
Tom Kulavic, Jerry
Bordenkircher, Jay Ray, Mike Cotner,
Bill Hall, Charlie Smyth, Bill
Berry, Mel Koch,
Alex Ferguson, Steve Hutton, Yomi
John, Robert McGuire
Called to order in Champaign@ 1:05 PM
Minutes of the last meeting were approved as given.
- David Hicks reported that:
Account 1362 -- income YTD was $9,657.50, and expenses YTD $9,190.00 for a surplus balance of $467.50.
Account 7977, has a YTD balance of $31,985.98 (of which $9750.00 is bond money) leaving a net of $22,235.98. Money owed to IYSA is $15,465.00. We also have an obligation for Spring awards (last Spring awards cost $1,691.25), and there are various clubs that owe about $10.000 for fall registration. Invoices were delivered to the various club representatives for their fall fees.
- Nothing new to
- Dave Hicks has three or four team no-show assessments that need to be completed and will mail them to the League Secretary for processing.
- Nothing new to
- Clinics that have been approved are available in the IYSA WEB site.
- Assignors have to be at a December 11 meeting at the Springfield YMCA-- 9:00 to 12:00.
- There will be a "D" License Clinic at the Sporting FC facilities in the Spring.
- Mike Cotner
encouraged the Board to sponsor an "E" License Clinic this summer.
Scheduling & Format:
- Jay Ray
reported that he got papers from clubs without Team Notification forms-- must have the forms.
- Clubs and
Independent teams MUST inform the scheduler of available fields and any
restrictions associated with those fields-- such as age group size,
non-availability dates, and club vs. independent team restrictions, etc.
Representatives need to take an active role in field identification and
availability for both club and independent teams.
- Jay said that
the call for teams to be mailed for next Fall (Summer of 2000) be mailed by
June 15 would help the scheduler a lot.
eliminating the scheduling around various tournaments and State Cup. Coaches
with a conflict for tournaments and State Cup will need to contact the
opponent and reschedule. Trying to adjust for tournaments and State Cup
leaves few weekends to schedule play and affects ALL teams in an age group
where only one or two may be involved in State Cup or a specific tournament.
The massive number of conflicts submitted has made scheduling around them
impossible. The League's position of re-scheduling due to tournaments, State
Cup and inclement weather still apply-- it's just that the individual teams
will be responsible to do it, not the league scheduler. We agreed that we
would avoid specific holiday weekends-- such as Easter, Memorial Day, Labor
Day, and Columbus Day. Teams could count a tournament game as a league game.
If the teams cannot agree on a re-scheduled date, the board will set
a date. Any no-show at the field of a Board re-scheduled game will pay all
- Charlie Smyth
suggested that the schedule be distributed via E-Mail. With the independents
not being represented via E-Mail, it was the general feeling of the board
that we should distribute via E-Mail, regular mail, and post on the WEB
requiring the entire fee ($245.00) up front. This will not be available as
an option until the Fall season (most teams have paid for the entire year-
only a few teams will register anew for the Spring season). The board will
vote on this at the Annual board meeting next February.
Some concern was expressed that the fee was too high. The $50.00 fee with the Team-Notification form does not
appear to be solving the problem. Bill Christophel suggested we just do a
one time attempt at a full fee. It was recommend that the representatives
canvass their areas and be prepared to address this issue at the February
board meeting. Several members felt that the $50.00 was not significant
enough to ensure commitment and that the full fee may be necessary. It was
mentioned that the independent teams were more prompt and up front with the
fee than the clubs.
- Some teams in
classic were dominating the other teams and may be moved to premier even if
they request classic.
- There are now
5630 hits-- 1871 since August 15, 1999.
- Spring Standings are posted (Dave reported that there was two changes-- he will send them to the Secretary for posting.
Steve Hutton and Bill Christophel prepared a survey that the board
reviewed. Bill felt that there should be a stamped self-addressed envelope
delivered with the survey. Dave Hicks will arrange distribution and the
forms will be returned to his office. It will be distributed to the coaches,
managers, referees, and board members of CIYSL clubs.
Concern was expressed over who would tabulate/summarize the results--
hopefully we have enough responses to need tabulation. It was agreed that
Steve Hutton would gather results. We would like to have them back by
January 1st. for our January board meeting. CIYSL board members need to make
sure that the club board members, and referees get a copy because we do not
have a mailing list.
- Nominations for February Annual Meeting--
1999 openings: David Hicks, Mike Cotner, and Mel Koch.
Note: Mike Cotner has indicated that he will not continue on the board.
Slate of Officers: A slate will be needed for the Annual board meeting. The current officers and positions are:
Jay Ray as
- A nominating
committee of the first and second vice president was suggested.
- Mike Stone,
DEA and Director of Development for the Danville Area Soccer Association has
indicated some interest in becoming a board member. It was also mentioned that it may be in the best interest of
soccer to have a Danville and Decatur representative due to their growing
- Mike Cotner
indicated that he would continue to report to the board as the WEB site
- Teams not
playing their league games were discussed.
The league can schedule games not agreed upon. Dave Hicks needs to be
made aware of any team that are not playing their league games.
The IYSA can be notified and they will not be eligible for State Cup
participation. To be eligible for State Cup, a team must be scheduled for
and play in four league games.
- Charlie Smyth
felt that we need to make it clearer in our material that there is a
procedure when teams cannot agree on a reschedule date, the board will set a
date and location. A team that does not show will be declared a forfeiture.
- Playing up
concern: Too many teams playing up an age level leaving too few teams for a
competitive true age group. Suggestion:
Only the team that wins the true age group can move up the next season--
Classic moves up to Premier and Premier moves up to the next higher age
- The next
meeting will be on Friday, January 7, 2000 at 7:00 PM and hosted by Sporting
FC at their facilities. The
February board will be February 13 in Bloomington at 1:00 PM.
Meeting was adjourned at 2:57 P.M.
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