|NCSL Meeting Minutes of Nov. 19,1998|
Meeting called to order at 7:33PM.
Roll call shows a quorum.
Clubs not present: Annandale, Arundel, Baltimore Football, Bowie, Burtonsville, Columbia Soccer, Damascus, Eastern Panhandle, Falls Church, Fairfax Police, Freestate, La Plata, Mid-County, Prince William, Reston, Sterling, Stoddert, Southwestern, Springfield, Takoma Park, and Wheaton. President's Report:
We need a replacement for Linda Johnson as referee assignor. Have some applicants, anyone interested see Jeff.
Our league select team has been rostered and will be playing in San Diego on Thanksgiving weekend. The committee will be reviewing the entire process when they return and will report in the spring with some guidelines.
The statistics on referees were gathered in scorekeeping. There is some percentage of error but the assumption was made that if it was not reported, the referees were there. On the first weekend in the U10-12 group, there was 90% coverage. In the U13-19, 84% had a 3 man team, 9% had a 2 man team and 6% had a 1 man team. Weeks 2,3 and 4 were not as good but this is attributed to the scheduling problems that caused so many games to be re-scheduled. Overall in the U13-19 group: 77% were fully covered, 12% had a 2 man team, 8% had 1 man, and 2% were uncovered. In the U10-12 group, 95% were covered. There will be another opportunity to cross check this when the referees are paid.
We need someone to chair a referee committee to look into the problems we are having attracting and holding referees.
Registrars-Md. Mike Basilio:
The following motion was made by Ray Greenberg:
A presentation was made by Kathleen Sessions and Jay Baker from Demosphere on his communication system which includes a scheduling program. In the spring of 1999 a web site www.ncsl-soccer.com will be available with information about the NCSL as well as scheduling and up to the minute updates.
Meeting adjourned at 9:25PM.