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Central Illinois Youth Soccer League
Board of Directors Meeting

February 15, 1998

Present: Alex Ferguson, Dave Hicks, Lou Basso, Yomi John, Jerry Bordenkircher, Mike Cotner, Jay Ray,
Bill Christophel, Renea Berry, Phil Houghton, Mark Herriott, Ryan Lakin, Steve Hutton, Robert McGuire

Absent: Mel Koch

The General Business meeting was called to order at 11:05.

Renea Berry was welcomed to the board.

Accepted the January 11, 1998 minutes.

Dave Hicks gave the financial report and it was accepted by the Board.

Secretary Note:

Account 1362-70-107 1998 1997 1996

Income + $11,337.95 $9,963.75* $10,053.00

Expense - $11,251.59 $10,182.50 $8,750.00

Difference = $+86.16 $-218.75 $+1303.00

Account 7977 1998 1997 1996

Balance + $15,241.77 $17,597.94 $12,157.41

Bond Money - $7,650.00 $6,550.00 $5,600.00

Difference = $7,591.77# $+11,047.94** $+6557.41**

# Dave reported that the YMCA has indicated that there is an extra balance of

$7,275.90. The board asked that it be carried as a separate item for one year.

* Dave reported that this was not a final figure because the YMCA has a balance of about $740.00 more than shown that he will need to reconcile.

** Figures had liability for Fall awards.

Dave asked that the Board authorize the purchase of a laptop computer. A motion was made and approved to authorize Dave Hicks to spend up to $2,500.00 on a laptop computer for his use that is the property of the CIYSL.

Dave was asked to document with the YMCA the $7,275.90 discrepancy in account 7977 by asking them to reconcile the account difference and file the results with the Secretary.

Appeals and Protest:

Jay Ray had nothing to report. There have been no appeals or protests filed.

ODP Report:

Mike Cotner had nothing to report on ODP.

Discussed the "E" Licenses Coaches Clinic scheduled for July 18 during the ODP process. Fields and classrooms have not been arranged yet. A request was made to extend it to include a "D" License which would require an additional weekend (2 additional days). Mike Cotner will contact Mel Koch to arrange a site, contact Frank Speth for additional information, and prepare a flyer to insert in the spring schedules.

Referee Reports:

Phil Houghton reported that he met with Randy Crady and Bill Christophel. Their sub-committee attempted to find a way to help assure a three-man system wherever we go. They called the referee contacts to determine where fields could be covered. It was recommended that games be scheduled only where referees are available and meet CIYSL / IYSA requirements (NO scheduled two man systems!). Restrictions on scheduled games were discussed in the event referees were not available as specified. Discussed a phone system to obtain referees outside of the local club area. Cost of travel for referees working out of their area was a concern.

A motion was made and passed that Phil write up the CIYSL board's philosophical statement of support for one and three person system. For the U15 and up we require a three person system, for U14 and below, we prefer a three person system; however, a one person system is acceptable.

A new fee structure was recommended. The fees for the various ages were discussed. The fee for the U15 and above was amended. The following recommended fee structure was made a motion and approved by the board:


AGE Referee + Line 1+ Line 2 = Total / Per Team

U10 and Below $20.00 $10.00 $10.00 $40.00 $20.00

U11 and U12 $25.00 $15.00 $15.00 $55.00 $27.50

U13 and U14 $30.00 $20.00 $20.00 $70.00 $35.00

U15 and Above $40.00** $20.00 $20.00 $80.00 $40.00

**Note: 1) The original recommendation was $45.00 for Center Referee at U15 and above.

2) Although CIYSL cannot dictate fees, they can schedule games at a less costly site.

3) If a two man system is used (in emergency only--> not scheduled), the total fee should be the Center Referee fee plus the Line 1 fee divided by two. Example: U15 = $40 + $20 / 2 =$60.00 Total or $30 per team. Any two man system should be reported to Dave Hicks or Phil Houghton.

Scheduling and Format:

Bob McGuire was prepared for the call for teams and scheduling meeting after the regular board meeting.

Old Business:

Dave Hicks has arranged League awards, including plaques for all second place team members.


Dave passed out information about the new U14 Boys and Girls Kellogg's IYSA Bowl.

Dave felt the national organization will mandate that this fall the states implement a risk management program to identify sex offenders. This may require that the leagues enforce state police checks of certain persons associated with teams.

Bill Christophel indicated that the CIYSL board should be more pro-active in setting up referee and coaches clinics by establishing sites, coordinating the effort, and publishing information.

Yomi John passed out a commitment form for a "Pro Player" dribble, pass, and shoot competition sponsored by the Chicago Fire.

New Business:

Mike Cotner presented a proposal for a CIYSL internet WEB site. The cost would be $600.00 to establish the site and a $50.00 monthly maintenance fee. The design and support would be by Pitac Web Designs. Some concern about what is included in maintenance. Member tournaments would be included through links to IYSA and other state associations. A recommendation was made that Mike pursue this and report back to the next board meeting.

The Meeting was adjourned.

A board meeting was convened to fill board openings and elect officers for the 98/99 year.

The slate for board members presented were:

Lou Basso for a new 3 year term on the board,

Steve Hutton for a new 3 year term on the board, and,

Bob McGuire for a new 3 year term on the board .

This slate was approved unanimously.

The slate for officers presented were:

Jay Ray as President,

Alex Ferguson, and Lou Basso as Vice Presidents,

Mike Cotner as Secretary, and,

Steve Hutton as Treasurer.

This slate was approved unanimously.

Next board meeting will me hosted in Springfield (Dave Hicks) on June 5 (Friday) at 7:00 PM.

The board meeting was closed.

Respectfully Submitted,

Mike Cotner, CIYSL Secretary


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