NCYSA Challenge Council
Sunday, November 3, 2002
NCYSA State Office, Greensboro
- The Challenge Council was called to order by Grant Underhill. In lieu of taking roll, an attendance sheet was signed by all participants. This sheet has been included as a separate attachment.
- It was established that we had a quorum to conduct any business that might come before the council (11 associations / clubs represented).
- Minutes from the June 8, 2002 Challenge Council Meeting were approved; Jerry Healy (PGSC) motioned, David Miller (PSA) 2 nd.
Let’s Get Legal
- Proper Registration for Out of State Teams Participating in NCYSA Challenge Leagues
- Grant Underhill welcomed Jeanne Falta, NCYSA Registrar who presented a proposal that out of state teams participating in the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association Challenge League must register in North Carolina and have North Carolina rosters and playing passes effective September 1, 2003. (Proposal included as a separate attachment.)
- A motion was made by Dave Stump (GYSA) and 2 nd by Jerry Healy (PGSC) to accept the proposal for out of state teams participating in NCYSA Challenge Leagues. Motion passes unanimously.
- U10 Challenge-Roundtable Discussion
- There are an increasing number of true U9 players registering to play U10 Challenge. NCYSA strongly recommends that only true U10 players play challenge so that there is not an overemphasis on winning and competition at a young age.
- Joseph Edwards (ICRD) noted that there was discussion by Directors of Coaching on both the Regional and State level for U11 Soccer to move towards playing 9 v 9.
- Policies and Procedures for NCYSA Scheduling Leagues
- NCYSA currently recognizes 6 scheduling leagues, 4 of which are members (TCL, ECSA, CASL, CACYSL), 1, which is in the process of applying for membership (Mid-State), and 1, which is not a member (WNCCL).
- There is a need for NCYSA to know more about Leagues that schedule NCYSA Challenge team games as well as for these leagues to be members of NCYSA. For example: League bylaws/rules, board member names, and team names.
- A motion was made by Demp Bradford (GYSA) and 2 nd by David Clark (KSA) that any body or group intending on becoming a challenge-scheduling league must be sanctioned by NCYSA by being at least an associate member of NCYSA by September 1, 2003. Any new applications for the formation of any new scheduling leagues should follow the guidelines of new membership of NCYSA. Motion passed unanimously. The proposal will be presented and voted on at the NCYSA AGM January 5, 2002.
State Challenge Cup Business
- Eliminating U11/U12 State Cup-Roundtable discussion
- A proposal was put forth by Tri-FC to eliminate U11/U12 State Cup in order to de-emphasize winning and focus more on development with these particular age groups. (Proposal included as a separate attachment)
- Demp Bradford (GYSA) noted that Recreation Council turned this proposal down because it would affect peak age groups that participate in the recreations state cup.
- David Miller (PSA) stated that maybe with these age groups association should look into playing more friendlies.
- Challenge State Cup Qualifications for Entry
- Current rule for teams to qualify for Challenge Cup is unclear. It currently reads, “Play is open to all teams who competed in the NCYSA Challenge Division.”
- A motion made by Tim Kepley (Tri-FC), 2 nd by David Miller (PSA) to change the qualifications for entry rule to read- Play is open to all teams properly registered with NCYSA as NCYSA Challenge Teams. Motion passes unanimously.
- Seeding the NCYSA State Challenge Cup
- Currently the State Cup is not seeded and teams are bracketed using a blind-draw. Council feels that the blind draw is a problem and creates an NCYSA tournament that is not a true Cup.
- The Challenge State Cup Working Committee appointed at the June 8 th meeting suggested that NCYSA seed the tournament using seeding by scheduling leagues. These bodies would provide NCYSA with the names of the best teams from their leagues based on regular season play or an end-of-season tournament. For those leagues that do not keep standings, Mid-State Scheduling League, their teams would take a chance and be dropped into the slots reserved for their teams in a particular year.
- Challenge Council unanimously agreed to seed the tournament and used a blind-draw to determine the pattern for seeding from each scheduling league. The following seeds were chosen for 2002-03: 1 CASL, 2 WNCCL, 3 TCL, 4 Mid-State, 5 CACYSL, 6 ECSA. For the 2003-04 each seed would move up one slot, with the 1 st seed becoming the bottom seed.
Challenge Council was adjourned. Mari Villalobos, NCYSA, submitted minutes.
3 November 2002 Challenge Council Meeting Attendance
Wes Arnold GRYSA
Rick Farmer GRYSA
Rob Baldwin WOW
Jerry Healy PGSC
Lamar Parker TCYSA
David Clark TCL/KSA
Demp Bradford GYSA
Dave Stump GYSA
Joseph Edwards ICRD
Ed McCauley FVAA
John Brooks IRSL
Everar do Ramon ICRD
Tim Kepley Tri-FC
David Miller PSA
Mari Villalobos NCYSA
Jeanne Falta NCYSA
Grant Underhill NCYSA