Minutes - 2008
Club Meeting -- November 12, 2008
Present: Tom Campbell, Rick Chandler, Abdul Faikey, Jackie Ferrari, Mark
Grosenbaugh, Becky Kirk, Chris Lebeouf, Greg Lanoue, George Liles, Cameron
McCampbell, Jeff McGuire, Devin McManus, Amy Peterson, Maurice Tivey
Report on 2009 tryouts:
George Liles explained this year's strategy of fielding a Division 1 team
at each age group where possible and our intention to field single-age
or multi-year Division 2 teams as needed. He then gave a rundown of the
teams that the Club will declare for the South Coast Soccer League and
the names of the coaches. There will be 11 boys teams and 12 girls team.
In addition, the U16 girls will again play for Bourne and the U15 boys
will play for Mashpee.
Rick Chandler reported that 25% of the expected 2009 players have already
registered online. Rick will send out an email to coaches with information
on how to register, which the coaches are to pass on to their player's
parents. The registration deadline will be extended to December 1. ALL
COACHES MUST REGISTER ONLINE. Use the link at falmouthsc.org to register
(there is no cost for coaches). Rick also reviewed registration deadlines
for South Coast Soccer League. Teams must be declared at the SCSL meeting
on December 8. Roster and player cards for U14 and below must be turned
in by the January SCSL meeting. Roster and player cards for U15 and above
must be turned in by the February SCSL meeting. Preliminary schedules
are posted at the end of December.
There was a good turn out at uniform tryon night. We sold off the Club's
remaining stock of uniforms. All players who need a uniform now must contact
Mary Rythers to get a number and then go to All-Cape Sports in Sandwich
to purchase the uniform kit.
NEED HELP: The Club could use anyone with a flat-bed truck to help transport
our 8v8 goals from Morse Pond back to Trotting Park.
Skills Academy and professional training:
The Club is having difficulty scheduling the Skills Academy for this year.
It was agreed to spend a good part of the December meeting talking about
what the Club would like to do in terms of professional training, including
Skills Academy, coaching clinics and outdoor training by professional
Club Meeting -- October 8, 2008
Present: Rick Chandler, Rui Correia, Phil Dascombe, Ed Furtek, Mark Grosenbaugh,
Mike Jones, Becky Kirk, Chris Leboeuf, George Liles, Cameron McCampbell,
Mary Ryther, Maurice Tivey
Tryout times for U8-U14 are listed on the Club website. Older teams will
have tryouts and form after the high school season is over.
Mary Ryther took names of voluteers to serve as independent (i.e. not
a parent or coach) evaluators for the tryouts. All age group coordinators
should contact Mary to arrange for an independent evaluator to come to
their tryout. Within a day or two of your tryouts, let Becky Kirk or George
Liles (the new Director of Coaching) know how many kids you have in your
age group and what the breakdown is in terms of 1) Division 1 players,
2) Division 2 players and 3) in-between players. You will probably have
roughly 33% in each group.
Any player who notifies you that they cannot come to your tryout may
be evaluted at a later date (but within a week) and included in your player
pool. Players who contact you after the tryouts will be placed on an appropriate
team only if space is available and only by Becky. Coaches are NOT allowed
to place them on a team without the Club's OK.
Within a couple days of the tryouts, coordinators need to tell George
Liles who the possible coaches are for each team in their age group. Don't
tell parents anything about player placement until you get the go ahead
from Becky or George. Only tell the parents that a decision will be made
within 2 weeks of the tryouts.
The annual "Letter to Parents" that is handed out at tryouts
was updated and will be available for age coordinators to hand out at
On-line registration will open the day after tryouts. Parents should be
told to wait until they hear what team they are on so that they have the
option of accepting or not accepting the placement. If a parent does not
have internet access they may submit their form and check directly to
the coach, who will then pass it on to the Club registrar, Rick Chandler.
There will be NO refunds.
MYSA forms for all players still need to be filled out at the tryouts
for waiver purposes. MYSA forms (or copies) are retained by the coaches
and are to be carried with them to practices and games. They serve as
medical treatment waivers, as in the past.
Director of Coaching:
An updated job description was approved (see below). There was one applicant
who was interviewed. After discussions, the motion was made to select
as Director of Coaching. The motion was approved unanimously.
George subsequently expressed the desire to stepdown as treasurer. That
would create a second opening on the Board. The Board of Directors is
volunteers for Club Treasurer and Vice-President in charge of field use.
Contact Becky Kirk if interested.
JOB DESCRIPTION FOR DIRECTOR OF COACHING
1) Work with the Club president before tryouts to identify age-group
Club Meeting -- September 10, 2008
2) Work with the age-group coordinators to organize Fall tryouts for Spring
3) Work with the age-group coordinators and Board members to develop a
plan for formation of teams each year; present final plan to FSC Board
4) Work with the age-group coordinators to identify possible coaches.
Evaluate and, in some cases, interview coaching candidates and make recommendations
to the Board about who should coach each team.
5) Work with coaches throughout the season. Monitor team progress and
make recommendations to the coaches to help improve how they run practices
and coach games.
6) Oversee Club player and coach development by working with the Board
to come up with a list of things the Club should be doing to improve the
quality of soccer in Falmouth (e.g. winter skills academy for the young
players, coaching clinics and licensing, etc.)
7) Form and chair a coaching committee as required to help the Director
of Coaching carry out job tasks. Delegate tasks to the committee as appropriate.
8) Resolve disputes between players/parents and the Club with regard to
coaching issues as called upon by Club President
9) Follow and promote the Club's philosophy
10) Attend appropriate training seminars put on by Massachusetts Youth
Soccer Association for club coaching directors
11) The Director of Coaching will be a full voting member of the Board
of Directors of the Club.
Present: Becky Kirk, George Liles, Mike Jones, Rick Chandler, Mary Ryther,
Devin McManus, Mark Grosenbaugh
Discussion of George Liles's plan to make Falmouth Soccer Club teams more
competitive. The idea of appointing Technical Directors was tabled until
the position and duties could be better defined. There was agreement that
a major function of the Technical Director would be to organize the U8-U10
levels and oversee player development at these ages.
On-line registration will be used this year. There will be a link on the
Falmouth Soccer Club website. Parents will be required register on line
after the tryouts when the teams are made up, but before November 15 in
order to give enough time to meet the SCSL registration deadline of December
Player fee this year will be $90 if registration is submitted by November
15. There will be an additional $20 late fee for any registration submitted
after November 15.
Tryouts for age groups U14 and below will be held during the weekend after
Columbus Day, on October 18 and 19.
The executive board of the Club is still accepting applications for the
"1st Vice President" position on the board.
Club Meeting -- May 14, 2008
Present: Steve Boyd, Mark Grosenbaugh, Mike Jones, Becky Kirk, George
Liles, Cameron McCampbell, Mary Ryther
Quality of Play:
Steve Boyd presented statistics on the competitiveness of this year’s
Falmouth teams. This led to a discussion on how to improve the quality
of play club-wide. We discussed having age group coordinators for 6v6,
8v8, Jr. High and High School boys and girls age groups.
Mike Jones reported that the SCSL BOD would be voting on a proposal to
combine players into 2-year age groups starting next year. This is because
MTOC and most town leagues in Massachusetts use 2-year age groups. If
passed, each 2-year age group would be divided into 4 divisions. SCSL
presently has 1-year age groups with 2 divisions in each. Mike also reported
that parking will be difficult at MTOC this year because of the change
of venue to the new Mass. Youth Soccer fields.
Jr. High Soccer Program:
It was agreed to invite the coaches of the Lawrence Jr. High interscholastic
soccer teams to our next meeting to discuss what to do about the large
number of boys and girls 7th and 8th grade soccer players that are expected
to try out in the fall.
Club Meeting -- February 13, 2008
Present: Becky Kirk, Mark Grosenbaugh, Mary Ryther, Rui Correia, Bob
Petit, Brian Kinsella, Tom Campbell, Jeff Burt, Ed Furtek, Amy Peterson,
Chris LeBoeuf, Al Gagnon, Greg Lanoue, George Liles, Cameron McCampbell,
Phil Dascombe, Maurice Tivey, Rick Chandler, Christine Mosher, Devin McManus,
Tony Sciarrillo, Mike Jones, Keith Engstrom, Tor Clark, Abdul Faiky, James
Treasurer - we are on budget.
Secretary - presented minutes from the January meeting, which were accepted
by voice vote.
Registrar - we have 23 teams with a total of 330 players so far.
South Coast Soccer League was given wild card entries in the MTOC tournament
for U15G, U13B, and U14G. The tournament will be held at the new fields
at Langcaster at the end of June. Any Grade 8 referees who wish to work
at MTOC should contact Mike Jones by the end of March. SCSL playoffs -
semifinals must be completed by June 15 and finals by June 22. Division
1 playoffs will hold games at higher seeded team's field. Division 2 playoffs
are to be held at a neutral site on the weekends of June 15 and June 22.
The club is finalizing plans for holding MPS-led clinics during March
and April for all teams. The club's payment to MPS will cover free admission
to all Cape Cod Crusader home games at Mass Maritime this spring and summer.
This offer applies to players, coaches, referees and board members.
Equipment and Uniforms:
The uniforms have arrived at All Cape Sports and are awaiting application
of numbers and the newly designed embroidered FSC logo. Sweatshirts may
still be ordered directly from Soft As A Grape. We will need to order
additional club patches to hand out at spring tournaments. All coaches
should get their equipment requests to Mary Ryther as soon as possible.
Teams need to commit by the end of February to enter the Sandwich Memorial
Weekend tournament. The club has budgeted $2400 to help teams attend this
or other holiday tournaments. The telephone hotlines will be up and running
by March 1. Information on each team's phone
number will be given to coaches on the day that we line fields, tentatively
set for March 15. A brief discussion was held on the club granting club
membership and equal status to out-of-town players who have played for
FSC for at least one year. A more formal discussion on this issue will
be held at a later meeting.
Spring season practice times and fields were chosen by each coach. The
results should be posted on the FSC web site soon.
Club Meeting -- January 9, 2008
Present: Tom Campbell, Rick Chandler, Keith Engstrom, Mark Grosenbaugh,
Mike Jones, Becky Kirk, Greg Lanoue, Cameron McCampbell, Kevin Mulvey,
Kathryn Rose, Mary Ryther, Derek Silcox, Don Swanbeck
Mike Jones gave the SCSL report for December and January meetings. The
spring travel league schedule is online. Also, coaches need to register
online at www.scsl.org.
Equipment and Coaching:
Mary Ryther reported on uniforms, which will arrive by the last week of
January. The club needs to decide on an emblem for the jersey. Mary suggested
that in choosing a logo, we should choose something other than a clipper
ship because of our occasional use of out-of-town players.
Coaches will be able to order practice equipment in the next couple weeks.
Mary will send out an order form by the end of January. Coaches may budget
up to $7 per player plus $30 for if you are a new coach. Veteran coaches
should use as much existing equipment as they can and turn in any equipment
(in good condition) that they can no longer use at the February 13th Falmouth
Soccer Club meeting. There was a big turnout for the skills clinic at
Falmouth Academy. We talked about hosting coaching clinics before season
starts. Coaches are always encouraged to look at the Mass Youth Soccer
website and sign up for appropriate level coaching clinics at any nearby
site. Barnstable is holding G and F courses in February and March. There
are also G and F courses in Plymouth in March.
Kevin Mulvey reported on the fields that we have for the spring. We have
Trotting Park again on MWF and Morse Pond WThF. The new fields on Sandwich
Road will be used for baseball and lacrosse. Practice field sign up for
Trotting Park and Morse Pond fields will take place at the February Soccer
Club meeting. All coaches must attend or send a representative for their
team to sign up for practice fields. The Falmouth Soccer Club will pay
for a portable toilet at Trotting Park this spring.
The Club approved paying $2,640 to Mass Premier Soccer to conduct player
and coach training sessions for Falmouth Soccer Club teams, to be held
in the spring. The club also approved spending up to $2,000 this year
for college scholarships to be awarded to deserving college-bound soccer
players who have been active in the Falmouth Soccer Club. A formal call
for nominations with eligibility criteria will be issued in the spring.