|NCSL Meeting Minutes of May 13, 1998|
Meeting called to order at 6:15PM at RFK Stadium.
Roll call delayed waiting a quorum.
Va. Commissioner, Jim Fraze:
R&D, Ray Greenberg:
Roll call shows still one short of a quorum.
Treasurer, Roger Ney:
At this time Keven Payne was introduced by Fred Matthes, director of sales for D.C. United. Keven Payne welcomed the NCSl and then asked for our help to reach out to the community for support for D.C. United and soccer to a higher livel. D.C. United wants to work with youth groups and will be calling us to see is there are some people in our individual clubs willing to put together groups to come and watch a soccer game.
Roll call shows a quorum.
Clubs not attending: Annandale, Arlington, Arundel, Baltimore Football, Bowie, Columbia Soccer , Damascus, Eastern Panhandle, Falls Church, Frederick, Loudoin, Olney, Reston, Savage, Soccer Club of Baltimore, Seneca, Sterling, Stoddert, Waldorf, Wheaton and Winchester.
There is a correction to the minutes from the last meeting. The clubs of Western Howard and La Plata were present. Rest of the minutes were approved.
Adminstrator, Kathleen Sessions reports she is trying to reschedule rainouts. Season ends June 14.
WAGS Administrator Patty Freeman has resigned, the new administrator is Robin Miller. WAGS and NCSL meeting to talk about issues of scheduling.
Nominating Chairman, Jim Ferguson is looking for volunteers for the committee from Md. and Va. He is also looking for nominations, be prepared to give some background on the person.
President, Jeff Skigen:
Motion: NCSL will sponsor a mandatory U10 meeting prior to each fall season. Motion passed.
League size. Three or four years ago we voted to limit the size of the league because of a limit in the number of referees and fields. We thought the rec. programs would keep the 6th and 7th division teams. Competition for fields and referees has continued to grow, should we remove the league size rules? We are not developing soccer players, we are developing teams. Should we have a tryout division to let teams in after U10? Is it time to consider a premier league? Discussion followed.
Meeting adjourned at 7:25P.M.