Minutes - 2018
Club Meeting -- June 14,
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
- 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
- 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)
Becky Kirk, Secretary
Club Meeting -- May 10,
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 -
• The season ends Sunday 6/03. ALL GAMES, INCLUDING MAKE-UP GAMES
MUST BE COMPLETED AND REPORTED BY THE EVENING OF JUNE 3rd.
• 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
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
• 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
• 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,
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
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
Club Meeting -- January 11,
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
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.
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