Meeting Minutes - 2018

Club Meeting -- June 14, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 7 pm.

From Tom Lacey, Equipment Manager - Coaches who do not plan to coach next year are asked to bring balls and equipment to tryouts to be turned in.

Playoffs - The Grade 7 girls team will participate in playoffs at Mariner Saturday June 16. Grade 9 boys and Grade 12 girls also made playoffs but lost in the first round.

President TJ Turner asked for general feedback about the season.

  • Morse Pond may not be suitable for practices because of its condition.
  • Coaches requested more consistent mowing of the Trotting Park fields. The DPW is stretched thin because of winter storms and shortage of personnel and equipment. The Recreation Committee will be making a proposal to the selectmen and FSC will try to support this effort. Letters to the editor in the Enterprise and discussions with Town Committee members regarding resources for field maintenance help also.
  • Kudos to Anna Michel (field manager) for a job well done in her first year
  • Regular goalie clinics were missed. Sessions offered by GPS were helpful especially after they were divided into 2 age groups. Coaches requested continued, consistent support for development of goalie skills.
  • A request was made that the club cover the cost of ferry travel for teams going to Nantucket. The board will discuss.
  • Some coaches have been using Team Snap to communicate with players and families. FSC is planning to transition from Sports Pilot to Got Soccer for next year. Got Soccer will provide a similar app for coaches.
  • SCSL will be considering a Build Out line for goal kicks for 7v7 teams. Coaches and Board members at the meeting were in favor of this rule change.


  • On June 4th SCSL voted to change from Grade to birth years as the basis for team formation.
  • Players born in 2004 will not be playing in the fall. Players born in 2009 will try out. Flyers will go out to elementary schools and Morse Pond early this week and an extra Sports Pilot message will be sent to 2004 and 2009 players because of the change in format.
  • It is FSC policy that all players try out at their actual age groups.
  • 2 year age groups are allowed but Falmouth has no plans to go to that.
  • Coaches should get the evaluations of their teams to Frank as soon as possible. This is an important part of placing players on the appropriate team.
  • Coaches should sign up to help at tryouts and choose a group to evaluate that is different from the group you have/ plan to coach i.e. same age, different gender.
  • The idea of signing up ahead of time for tryouts was discussed but it was decided that it would not be helpful at this time.
  • A SportsPilot message to all current players will give tryout information again and have as attachments all required documents (MYSA, Code of Conduct, Player Commitment)

Respectfully submitted,
Becky Kirk, Secretary

Club Meeting -- May 10, 2018

President’s Report -
The Joe Kirk Tournament netted $1099 this year. TJ has leftover tournament t-shirts. Please contact him if any of your players did not get one. The board is still looking for recipient candidates for this year.

Vice President’s Report -

• League policy on numbers of teams that make the playoffs:
4-5 teams, 2 teams make playoffs
6-7 teams, 3 teams make playoffs
8-10 teams, 4 teams make playoffs
11-15 teams, 6 teams make playoffs
16+ teams, 8 teams make playoffs

• 6/04-15 Preliminary round of playoffs
6/16-17 SCSL semi-finals and finals
6/22-24 MTOC

Field Manager’s Report -
Please contact Anna when you have completed your field lining responsibility so she doesn’t have to go check the fields multiple times each week.
There are many Friday night make-up games scheduled so please try to line before 5 Friday evening.

Treasurer’s Report -
The treasurer is still collecting payments. If you receive a check from one of your players, notify TJ. He and Sara have been communicating with the small number of families who still need to pay.

Coaching Director’s Report -
• Rich continues to request feedback about Friday night clinics and individual team coaching sessions.
• Rob will add grades 2-4 to the Sports Pilot emails regarding the Friday night clinics. If needed, the group could be divided in to 2 age groups.
• Rich will arrange goalie training requested by coaches.

Tryout Coordinator’s Report -
• FSC tryouts 6/23-24. There are no scheduled make-ups. Please start reminding parents now to insure maximum participation. Flyers will be going home from the public schools. Notice of the tryouts will also be in the Enterprise.
• In-game evaluations are on-going. Coaches will be asked to observe a game to help identify “bubble” players on both D1 and D2 teams.
• FSC coaches will do the evaluations at tryouts but not for their own teams’s age/gender group.
• Coaches will be asked to submit a written evaluation of their own players which is very important in fairly and accurately placing players for next year.

Club Meeting -- February 8, 2018

Spring Practices:

This spring, FSC will be using all fields at Trotting Park Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Morse Pond is also available Monday - Friday and there is an additional practice field at Teaticket School for 7v7 teams. Time slots are 4:30-6 and 6-7:30. Coaches present at the meeting signed up for outdoor spring practice times.
The club is still looking for a Field Manager to help with field lining schedule etc.

Important Reminders:

Joe Kirk Season Kick-off Tournament Saturday March 3 at the Rec Center. Age group time slots will be posted on the website soon. Younger age teams will play early. Volunteers are still needed.

Some teams will have games Easter weekend (3/31-4/01) although the season officially begins the first weekend in April (4/07). Teams may also have games on one or both of the school vacation weekends. The league schedule will be posted on GotSoccer in the next couple of weeks. Ginger will send coach login information.

All players will need the new style jersey. Please check with players to make sure they have ordered one.

Field lining - 3/10 and/or 3/17. Every team must send a representative.

The next FSC coaches meeting will be April 12

Club-sponsored Friday free clinic 2/16 at TJO Sports.

Club Meeting -- January 11, 2018

The following slate of officers was approved:

President - TJ Turner
Vice President - Ginger Croom
Secretary - Becky Kirk
Treasurer - Sara Turner
Registrar - Rob Ryan
Coaching Director - Rich Corner
Equipment Manager - Tom Lacey
Fundraising Manager - Cheryl Gregory
Referee Assignor - Frank Mastriano

From the VP/ Field Manager:
Teams from Grades 5 and up are beginning indoor practices at Falmouth Academy and Morse Pond. There are still time slots open for those two schools. Anyone interested in reserving a practice time should contact Ginger. Morse Pond is free. The cost at FA is $60/hour for the full gym. Coaches are responsible for collecting money from their players and turning it in to the board in March.

Midweek practice times may open up at other schools after basketball ends mid-February. The spring practice schedule will be very tight this year because 2/3 of Trotting Park will be closed for repair. There was discussion of possible alternatives such as the 151 field, Falmouth Heights and Morse Pond. Other non-town owned fields may be explored as well.

The 2018 season will officially begin 4/07/2018 but some teams may have games scheduled the previous weekend (3/31-4/01/2018) which is Easter Weekend. THE LEAGUE WILL HAVE GAMES BOTH WEEKENDS OF THE APRIL VACATION, but not all teams will be scheduled to play on both. Ginger will work with coaches once the official schedule is published.

Season ends - 6/03/18
SCSL playoffs - 6/16-17
MTOC - 6/22-24

From the Coaching Director:
The club is still looking for a coach for the Grade 2 boys. Beginning this Friday January 19th, a free clinic will be offered at TJO Sports for all FSC players. A flyer has been sent via Sports Pilot. 5:00-6:00 Grades 2-4. 6:00-7:00 Grades 5&6, 7:00-8:00 Grades 7&8. GPS will be working with individual coaches and teams again this spring. Head coaches need to find an assistant coach if they do not already have one. Assistants should contact Rob Ryan to get registered as quickly as possible. Rich will look into finding some goalie training.

From the Equipment Manager:
All players must order the new style jersey for spring. Coaches should reach out to their players to make sure they have done so. The Equipment order form will go out soon. Equipment will be handed out in March.

From the Fundraising Manager:
The 10th annual Joe Kirk Tournament will be held Saturday March 3rd at the Rec Center. Cheryl will be looking for parents to provide baked goods for the event. Donations of Raffle items are also needed. Ideally coaches will be able to bring their teams to the tournament but all players should be encouraged to attend even if the coach is not available.

Important dates:
2/8 Next meeting at the Rec Center
3/3 The Joe Kirk Tournament
3/10, 3/17?? (Weather dependent ). Field Lining
6/22-24 FSC Tryouts for the 2018-19 season

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