March 29, 2007
McCoart Bldg Board Chambers
65 Refs in Attendance
Meeting Business: Barry Sherry made the case for assessments. (Club dues to help defer costs for activities, mailings, gifts from the association). PWSRA has no operating budget, therefore has no money to send mailings or provide small gifts for guest speakers. Would like to sponsor youth referees to attend Pride Academy.
Permissible under the PWSRA bylaws
mentors for pre-season referee clinics
provide t-shirts for mentors
purchase door prizes for meetings
Jim Griffin motioned first to pay $5 fee for dues, Lauren Sclater second the motion. Before the vote a second motion was made to have adult refs pay $10 per season and youths (18 years and under) pay $5. Discussion ensued on what constituted an adult, whether it was 18 or 21. The motion that was carried and passed was for $5/$10 per season with the fees deducted from the check at the end of the season.
End of Business Meeting
House Commissioner: Maggi Patton
R&D Chairman: Jim Griffin
Youth Referee Time: Lauren Sclater
Modified Rules: John Andre
Modified Rules for Spring 2007 for U8s:
- play 4 quarters lasting 12 minutes each
- find natural stoppage in game
- restart quarters two and four with the restart waiting to happen
- all modifications will be found on PWSRA website
Position of teams/coaches/parents on field at Howison-JCF
- recommend there be a division with both sets of teams and coaches on one side of field and both sets of parents on the other side; just like travel soccer
Youth Referee Time was chaired by Lauren Sclater. It was reported back that many of the young refs were disrespectful during this time leading to the possibility that we will not have this time again.
Barry showed a picture of the new Referee Flip Coins. They were ordered but held up somewhere. Will be used as thank you gifts for guest speakers and available for purchase for $3.00
Barry also discussed the WAGS Tournament
October 6-8, 2007
no longer use the “phone in” system to assign games
will utilize the.Arbiter
WAGS pay scale for referees not matter whether they are tournament length or weather-shortened
Sub-Assignors: Barry will assign for PWSRA for all Prince William fields
Meeting ended at 9:05 p.m.