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Central Illinois Youth Soccer League
Board of Directors Meeting

November 23, 1997

Present: Alex Ferguson, Dave Hicks, Lou Basso, Yomi John, Jerry Bordenkircher, Mike Cotner, Mel Koch Jay Ray, Robert McGuire, Bill Christophel

Absent: Dave Maddox, Phil Houghton, Mark Herriott, Ryan Lakin, Steve Hutton

The General Business meeting was called to order at 11:15.

No minutes were presented from the August 10th. meeting. Members present at the August 10 meeting indicated that the E-license requirement for coaches with over one year of coaching was extended to June 9, 1998 because of a lack of licensing opportunities.

Dave Hicks presented a financial accounting and it was accepted by the board. He recommended an increase in administrative fees. Alex asked that Dave present a proposal at the next board meeting that would be applied to the fall 98 fees.

SECRETARY NOTE: The following was extracted from the June 23,1995 meeting minutes:

"Fees were discussed. Dave Hicks indicated that last year the fees were: $90.00 for the state, $42.00 for insurance, and $5.00 for a league fee to the state which brings the state fee to $137.00. We also pay a $50.00 league administration fee-- for a total of $187.00. This year the state fee will be $90.00, the league fee to the state will still be $5.00, and the insurance went up to $50.00 for a total state fee of $145.00. Dave Hicks asked for an increase of the league administration fee to $100.00 (an increase of $50.00). He pointed out that these fees have not increased in several years and we are now offering awards and increased expenses for league administration. The new total would be $245.00 per year. A motion was made to accept the proposed increases and it was passed unanimously. (Note: There will be a coaches card required next year and there will be a fee-- probably $5.00 each.)"

Appeals and Protest:

Jay Ray had nothing to report. There have been no appeals or protests filed and past assessments have been settled.

Referee Reports:

Phil Houghton was not present to report. Dave Hicks reported that some sites were still using the two referee system. Some concern from Peoria that Bloomington was not only using a two man system most of the time but also were constantly late. Two examples were cited-- one incident last spring and one this fall.

Mike Cotner recommended that we invite the referees to meet at the same time as the Spring "Call for Teams" at the annual meeting in February. We could offer some refreshments, invite a IYSA representative, and present our needs/requirements to meet IYSA standards and create uniformity across the Central district. This would also give the referee a chance to have a district wide organizational meeting and make contact with other areas as well as the board. It was suggested that we might invite just the referee coordinators/assignors from the areas to meet. Another suggestion was that Phil meet with Randy Crady at Lou's during the January board meeting.

ODP Report:

Mike Cotner is the ODP Commissioner for the Central District. Any questions can be referred to Mike or the IYSA at (847) 290-1577.

The Spring EXPO will be March 21.

The combined Southern and Central District 1999 ODP tryouts will be July 18, 1998. The IYSA would like to use the same fields as last year-- if possible. If a player cannot make the July 18 date, they are welcome to tryout in Chicago on July 25. Additional information will be available soon and will be published on the IYSA WEB page.

Scheduling and Format:

Bob McGuire asked that each of the clubs give him a list of all teams for the next season similar to Sporting
F. C.

Bob will use this to make sure he has all team notifications back. He wants it by January 1 with the birth year, gender, and classic or premier. With this, he can be ready at the scheduling meeting and account for every team.

A call for teams will be mailed by the end of December and due back by January 31. Bob McGuire will have a Call-for-Teams committee meeting after the February 1 board meeting.

Old Business:

Discussed the "E" license requirement. Referees are not required to enforce the requirement of an "E" license. At this point, there is no requirement that a "E" licensed coach be with the team at a game. Our intention, at this time, is to increase the coaching skills in general. It is Dave Hicks' responsibility, as Registrar representing CIYSL, to ascertain that at least one of the coachs listed with a teem that has been formed for more than one year, has an "E" license. If he finds that the requirement is being abused, he may enforce the CIYSL requirement by not rostering the team or bringing it to the board for action. The team could then protest any action taken.

Still need "Official" maroon CIYSL shirt for board member "Bill Christophel".

New Business:

Will we add the requirement that there is one "Carded" coach at each game? Will we require that at least one "coach or representative" on the team sideline be carded? Will we require that all adult representative(s) on the team sideline be "Carded"? Will we require that the Referee inforce this? What would be our intention-- responsibility? Have we had a problem?

Dave Hicks reported the Fall 97 results at this time. Games had to be played by November 2, 1997 and reported by December 1, 1997. He will determine winners after December 1 and arrange awards. The board recommended varying colors or something to make the award unique to those that win it each year. Dave will try to apply some variation.

Alex asked that the entire board form as a nominating committee to address the open board positions that should be nominated at the next board meeting on January 11 for election at the February 2 annual meeting. Nominations can still be made from the floor at the annual meeting. The following members are up for election in February of 1998: 1) Lou Basso, 2) Steve Hutton, and 3) Bob McGuire. In addition, Mr. Dave Maddox has missed three meetings and according to the CIYSL Bylaws, Article V, Section 14 "Absenteeism'', he ceases to be a Director. His position will be opened for nominations at the next board meeting. Dave Maddox is not prevented from filling his vacancy if he wishes to apply for and is elected by the board again. We are encouraging representative(s) to seek out interested candidates-- especially appropriate would be a female candidate. It was also noted that Mark Herriott has missed several meetings. He is a "Charter" member representing Champaign and has no attendance requirements.

After the board openings are voted on at the annual meeting, we will reconvene to elect officers. The current officers will be slated unless they object: Alex Ferguson as President, Lou Basso and Jay Ray as Vice Presidents,

Steve Hutton as Treasurer, Mike Cotner as Secretary, Dave Hicks as League Director.


Next board meeting will me hosted by Lou Basso on January 11 at 11:00 AM.

The annual board meeting will be February 1.

The board meeting was closed.

Respectfully Submitted,

Mike Cotner, CIYSL Secretary


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