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NCSL BOD Meeting Minutes 11/12/13

NCSL Board Meeting

November 12, 2013

Westin Hotel – Falls Church, VA

 

7:30 PM the NCSL board meeting was called to order by Vice President Stephanie Dorah. 

Roll call indicated the following teams were not in attendance: Bethesda, Calverton, Chantilly Soccer, Crofton,  Cugini,

Ft. Washington,  La Plata, Leesburg, Loudoun, Maryland Rush, Olney, Potomac, Team America, Virginia Soccer Club and Woodbridge Soccer Club.

August, 2013 meeting minutes were approved unanimously.

 

Reports

Registrar Virginia – no report

Registrar Maryland - No report-absent

R&D Chairman - Barry Finkelstein reported that little more than 3000 games were played.  Reported 2000 cards issues, there were 159 red cards issued, a lower total than past years.

Barry also reported 12 coaches ejected – of those 6 of the 12 returned to the field to disagree with the referees.

The sit out list for the season will be sent out to the club reps prior to it being posted on the website.

 

Virginia Commissioner – Maureen Dalbec  reported for Claire that the PCA coaches workshops are coming up dates are posted on the website.  Please be sure to verify coaches in your club who need certification.

Kathleen – trophies are being delivered. 

Packets in the back please be sure to pick up after the meeting.

Any outstanding fines outstanding must pay will not give out packets until the fines have been received from those clubs owing them. 

 

The packets are due back Jan 6th .

 

President – Richard Smith absent

 

New Business

Motion to alter the allowable goal size at the U11/12 age groups

Presented by FC Frederick

Stafford seconded the motion.

Allow for, but not require, the use of 7 foot by 21 foot goals for U11 and U12 games.

Justification – The simple justification is the league sanctioning jurisdictions (VYSA, MSYSA, Region I) all require this size goal for their U12 State Cup play. Not allowing for this change puts NCSL team at a

disadvantage  relative to their contemporaries in other leagues. In addition, other local leagues allow for this size goal at these ages (ODSL, CCL). The practical justification is this; players grow, the field grows (or should), and the goals should grow.

NCSL recognizes that there is a  monetary  cost that may be too great for some clubs to immediately comply with a change such as this were it mandatory. Therefore, the rule will allow for the use of the currently acceptable goal size (6 foot by 18 foot) and also this new size (7 foot by 21 foot) as long as the goals on both ends of a given field are the same during any match.

Current wording -

U11 – U12 Field Dimensions:

width 50-60 yards - length 75-85 yards - penalty area-14 yards out from each goal post along the end line and 14 yards out from the end line onto the field - goal area-

6 yards out from each goal post along the end line and 6 yards out from the end line onto the field

penalty spot-10 yards from the end line

radius for penalty arc-8 yards

goals-6 ft high and 18 ft wide

New wording -

U11 – U12 Field Dimensions:

width 50-60 yards -

length 75-85 yards -

penalty area-14 yards out from each goal post along the end line and 14 yards out from the end

line onto the field -

goal area-6 yards out from each goal post along the end line and 6 yards out from the end line onto the field

penalty spot-10 yards from the end line

radius for penalty arc-8 yards

goals-6 ft high and 18 ft wide or 7 ft high and 21 ft wide. Goals must be of the same size at both ends of the field

 

Vote was taken – Motion carried.

 

Motion to adjourn was made by Maureen Dalbec. Motion seconded by Lisa Wilson. 

Meeting was adjourned at 8:15 PM.