March 2nd Meeting Minutes
Members present: Pat Stearns, Gary Austin, Mark Hollinger, Kathleen Cochran , Marc O'Meara, Larry Frisoli, Ian Kersley, Bob Stall, David Besse, Quinn Canfield, Tom Carlson, Brenda Riordan, and Dave Kiley
Pat Stearns called the meeting to order at 7:35.
The previous meeting's minutes were approved unanimously.
Nothing new to report this month, funds approximately $39k in the town account, and just short of $19k in the booster account
In Town Report
Pee Wee – ~ 68 players registered; 10 teams of 6 or 7 players, Coaches are all set
U6 – 57 players registered; looking to get 8 teams of 8 players, possibly short 1 coach
U8 - 77 players registered; looking to get 10 teams of 8 players, possibly short 1 2nd year U8 coach
Boys – rosters all set, short 2 assistant coaches all other coaches are in place
U10 - 4 teams
U12 – 3 teams
U14 – 1 team
U18 – 1 team
Girls – Both rosters and coaches are all set
U10 - 5 teams
U12 – 4 teams
U14 – 2 teams
U18 – 1 team
Need representation for the March 27th league meeting other than that nothing new to report
Rosters will be posted after the coaches meeting
Nothing to Report
Shirts are available and will be brought to the coaches meeting. Dave B will work with the age coordinators to get the equipment bags to the coaches.
Same fields will be used as in the fall. There will be no conflict with lacrosse for the fields. Coaches to email Quinn the nights they want for practice.
Some feedback from tryouts included a recommendation that there be a process included to evelauate the goalies.
Game management strategies – in town
Discussion centered on making the PW through U8 age groups focus less on game competitions and become more skills based.
The idea is that on Saturday’s each age group would have an instructional session planned out by the age coordinators and lead by 3-4 coaches. This would insure that all players are receiving equal level of learning on the same skills each week, which would be beneficial as the players progress though the system so that they would all have the same basic skills when they reach the travel league. Each player would be issued a reversible penny at the start of the season and in the last 15-20 minutes of each session the players would be broken out into groups to scrimmage.
This would be a phased in approach starting with PW’s and progressing each season until all in town players are participating in this instructional league.
This topic will be further discussed in the April meeting
Meeting adjourned at 9:40 PM
Next meeting April 6th