Classic Council Meeting
December 1, 2007
Meeting Called to Order:††† Stephen Crane, VP Classic
Members in Attendance:† Bill Finneyfrock (CUFC), Steve McCoy (FVAA), James Zeitler (GUS), Michael Spellicy (HSA), Robert Gordon (ICRD), Jim Hoffer (NBASA), Lisa Talbot (OCSA), Gary Olive (PTFC), Bruce Ramey (RMAYSA), Brent Sloan (SASL), Mike Scutella (USA Matthews), George Sella (WCWAA), John Rhyne (WYSA)†
Associations Represented by Proxy:† Jimmy Fryar (ABYSA), Vincent Mangelli (CASL), David Allred (CRSC), Matt Rich (FCCA), Chris Brewer (GYSA), Karl Dalstad (JUSA), Godwin Iwelumo (LNSC), Emily McMillan (NMSC), Jay Doolittle (SCSA), Rich Flaim (TFC)
Others in Attendance:† Doug Kahn (WCWAA)
NCYSA Staff in Attendance:† Stephen Crane- VP Classic, †Julie Isley- Classic Administrator, Paul Brennen- Assistant Classic Administrator, Debbie Morton- Challenge Administrator
A quorum was established.
Minutes of the August 11 meeting were reviewed and approved as written.†
VP Classic, Stephen Crane introduced Paul Brennen, as the new Assistant Classic Administrator.
The Council discussed briefly the impact of the U-11 self selection process for this past Fall season.† It was reported that overall it was a good experience for the players and allowed for more competitive match-ups.† ††
The implementation of the first season of the U-10 Academy was also discussed.† It was reported to be a good way to increase player development, was enjoyable for the players and encouraged a tremendous amount of communication within the active Associations.† It was noted that the Greensboro Festival went extremely well and provided a wonderful environment for the players.† Distance and amount of travel was a concern that was mentioned due to the small amount of Clubs participating in the program and the mileage distance between these clubs.† 12 Associations participated in the Academy this past Fall.† 13 Associations will participate in the Spring with the recent addition of SYSL.†††††
The Council congratulated all USYS and Presidentís Cup Champions from this past Fall State Cup.
Stephen also thanked the Promotion/Relegation Committee for their hard work over the past month while completing the process to finalize brackets for the Spring 2008.
Stephen Crane reminded the Council that
Proposed Classic Meeting dates 2008
∑ Saturday, February 9
∑ Saturday, June TBD
∑ Saturday, August 9
∑ Saturday, December 6
Additional Comments / Announcements
There was a discussion to eliminate non-counting matches.† The majority of the Council agreed that it would be advantageous to eliminate non-counting matches and to encourage friendlies instead.† Non-counting matches are no longer needed (because of the amount of games scheduled in a season) and create scheduling problems.† This discussion was tabled until the next meeting.
Bill Finneyfrock announced that the Committee arranged to discuss elimination of U14 premier division, has decided to wait and see what impact the USSF Academy would have on NCYSA Classic League before making a final decision on this topic.
Further discussion took place regarding dropping recruiting
rules based on the premises that Associations without the
Lastly, Gary Olive introduced the idea of eliminating NCYSA official play dates.† Instead NCYSA would provide Associations with a range to schedule their League matches within.† A proposal for this suggestion must come from the Classic Council.† Further discussion on this topic would then take place at the Presidentís Meeting held at the AGM in January 2008.
The next Classic Council meeting will be held on Saturday, February 9th immediately following lunch and the Challenge Council meeting.† Approximately 12:00 PM.
†Respectfully submitted by Julie Isley.