NCYSA Classic Council Minutes
June 12, 2004
Attendance: Tim Gannon FSC, Joe Mertes LNSC, Mark Cockman NUSC, Gary Olive KSA, Jim Robinson GCCSA, Paul Forster TCYSA, Steve Halstead TCYSA, Brian Martindale BAYSA, Mark Oates FVAA, Rick Holmes CFYSA, Gerry O’Donnell D/CH, Milton Morgan FVAA, Dale Altman OCSA, Scott Wagner TFC, Heather Combs USA, Joe Pata SCSA, Jay Howell CASL, Greg Stump TASC, John Cirillo TRIFC, Dee Hanlin WOW, Steve Allison GYSA, Steve Limentani CSC, Todd Wright CSA, Wally McCaffety MSC, Bill Finneyfrock CUFC, Gary Hoilett CUFC, Andre’ Burger NCYSA, Lori Leeder NCYSA, Caleb Miles – Incoming V.P. of Classic
Quorum was determined. Rich Winslow, Interim V.P. of Classic, facilitated the meeting.
Minutes for March 14, 2004 were approved.
- Motion to seed teams last for State Cup when the teams don’t complete all of their classic matches was modified to the following: When the matches haven’t been played as scheduled and are not rescheduled, NCYSA will communicate with both teams and ask them for 2 play dates. If the teams are in agreement they set the match up as a reschedule themselves. If the teams cannot agree on a date, NCYSA will set up a date for them. NCYSA will contact the referee assignor and field coordinator. The teams will be told when to play. If a team doesn’t show up at the match time the team will receive a forfeit, be responsible for all referee fees and will be assessed a $100.00 forfeiture penalty. If neither team appears penalties will apply to both teams. These forfeits will be used in calculating seedings/standings for the year. NCYSA will contact the teams by the end of the week following the original match date with the intention of setting up the match for the following week. This motion was seconded and passed.
- Motion to restructure the 1990 women failed. The motion was to add 1-2 west teams since the promotion procedures as followed weighed more heavily in favor of the piedmont and east teams. The motion called for 2 First Division brackets rather than the 10 team Statewide Division. It was announced that one of the teams for the First Division will ask to stay in the Second Division, therefore a slot will be opened for a west division team to move from the Second Division to the First Division. This will solve the problem rather than reconfiguring the division. If another team also asks to stay in the Second Division rather than the First Division, another team from the west will be asked if they’d like the slot.
- Motion to expand the men’s 1991 First Division teams from 8 teams in each bracket to 10 teams passed. The reasoning for this was because these brackets were small as First Division brackets last year and with regular promotion/relegation procedures there were only 7-8 original teams left out of what needed to become a 16 team division. 9 teams got promoted from the Second Division since there were 3 Second Divisions – east, west, and piedmont. This First Division is where the teams will come from next year when a Premier Division will be created. It was felt that the bracket needed to keep those First Division teams that were going to be relegated in order to have a strong First Division.
- Motion passed to create a committee to look at the new U11’s (8v8) as well as other age groups to set up promotion/relegation procedures for the future. There will be a meeting on Sat. 7/10 at 10:30 at the NCYSA offices. An e-mail will be going out to all of the associations for their participation.
- Motion to expand the men’s U14 and older brackets was tabled and will be discussed as part of the bracketing meeting on 7/10/04.
- Motion passed to allow the U18, U17 & U16 women who are Region III Premier League participants to not have to participate in the NCYSA Classic League. Teams will be moved into the Premier Division in order to keep these brackets at 6 teams each for the U18 & U17 (teams 3-6 in standings with the next best 2 teams) and 7 teams for the U16 women (teams 3-9 in standings). The Statewide First Divisions will be 8 teams each for the U18’s & U17’s and 7 teams for the U16’s. By USYS rules, teams that participate in the nationwide Region Premier Leagues are automatically guaranteed a State Cup slot.
- Motion passed, effective with the 2005-2006 season, that for the U18, U17, & U16 women the State Cup Champion (from Fall 2004) is automatically placed in the Region III Premier League, as well as the highest NC Region III Premier League (from Fall 2004) team. If there is a 3 rd slot available to NC the team will be the State Cup runner-up. If there is a 4 th slot there will be a play-off between the semi-finalists. The State Cup seedings, effective for Fall 2004, are as follows: The 1 st seed is the highest NC team in RIIIPL, the 2 nd seed is the NCYSA Premier League winner, the 3 rd seed is the next highest NC RIIIPL team, and the 4 th seed is the remaining, lowest NC ranked RIIIPL team (if a 3 rd team participated).
- Motion passed that when brackets are expanded to include more teams, existing teams will not be relegated.