Wilmington Youth Soccer Association

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Sunday, August 27, 2017

4th of July Building, Wilmington, MA. 01887




Directors Present: Rich Pereira, Billy Long, Fernando Marinho, Joe Maiella (6:24) , Chris Parr(7:40), Jess Scanlon, Tom Card, Sean Broussard, Manny Mulas, Dave Foresyth and Mike King, Nick Howie, Paul Malvone, Dave O’Mahony, Dave Oatis


Directors Absent: Dave Zaya


Guests: John Bavota



Meeting called to order at 6:04 by Rich Pereira

President Opening Remarks:

Fields are to open on 8/28, pending permits


Motion by Sean Broussard to approve May, June August will be done via email this week


Motion to accept June’s financials by Tom Card, second Dave O’Mahony; motion passes 11-0-2

Motion to accept July financials by Tom Card, second by Dave Foresyth Motion passes 11-0-2


All uniforms are in for both intown and travel as well as alternate jersey’s

Fields & Buildings

Monday August 30th date saved for field set up at Woburn Street and Shawsheen


Discussion regarding staffing for fall

Director of Coaching

Introducing John Bavota back as DOC for the Fall of 2017

Review of lesson plans for the Fall, may make some small changes

Discussion regarding to PPE’s

VP of Administration

No updates, concussion mandatory training has to be completed


VP of Development

Discussion had with John Bavota regarding fall PDP’s and winter session

Potential coach’s clinic for new coaches to our program

Breakers night on September 30th, mass email to be sent to all intown and travel coaches


Coaches meeting on Tuesday, August 29th

Future discussion around set penalties regarding players playing less than 40% per WYSA policy

New 5th grade boys have moved to town and need to be evaluated for team placement


Everything has been ordered for Field Day, working on volunteers and team baskets

Kona ice truck to be at field day this year

Travel Refs

Intown refs training a success in August and future one planned for October

Intown & Intown Refs

Currently 399 players and 71 coaches for Fall 2017 season:

Grades 1 and 2 start September 9th

PreK and Kinders start September 16th

Coaches Meeting August 31st at Shawsheen School

Approxiametely 100 officials signed up and training held on August 8th and August 16th by Darwin Molina and Fernando Marinho

New Business

Motion for Tewksbury resident to join Wilmington Youth Soccer for the Fall 2017 by Fernando Marinho, 2nd by Mike King. Motion passes 14-0-0

Discussion regarding using practice uniforms as alternate jerseys

Motion to leave the meeting at 8:38 by Fernando Marinho, 2nd Jessica Scanlon 14-0-0




Respectfully submitted,




Sean Broussard