Wilmington Youth Soccer Association

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Sunday, June 3, 2018

4th of July Building, Wilmington, MA. 01887




Directors Present:  Sean Broussard (arrives 6:17), Tom Card, Francesca Driscoll, Nick Howie, Mike King, Billy Long, Chris Malley, Darwin Molina, Dave Oatis, Dave O’Mahony, Chris Parr, Rich Pereira, Nate Tarin


Directors Absent: Rich Engvaldsen, Paul Malvone, Fernando Marinho, Manny Mulas, Jessica Scanlon, Dave Zaya


Guests: None



  1. Meeting called to order at 6:06 by Rich Pereira


  1. President Opening Remarks:
    1. Greetings;
    2. Thanks to those who made Cornhole a success.
  2. Secretary:
    1. May meeting minutes to be voted at the Roster meeting;
    2. Dave O’ encouraged the submission of Intown newspaper articles (as there has been a fall off in submissions) and Travel articles.


  1. VP of Development
    1. Tom spoke about the launch of Sunday pick-up soccer; push to invite coaches; 26 people attended thus far; BOD and new coaches invited; we will put out a Facebook reminder;
    2. PCD meeting held; discussion surrounding having coach of the year award; Motion for Ravi Mallajosyula to be recognized as coach of the year by Tom, 2nd Mike, motion passes 12-0-1.


  1. Treasurer
    1. No updates


  1. VP of Administration
    1. No updates
  2. Travel
    1. Nick updated the Board as to the state of the PPE process; TSC is placing players and creating preliminary rosters; the first TSC roster meeting is tomorrow; 2 weeks of roster review will be followed by coach roster review nights on 6/19 and 6/20; BOD roster approval to be held on the night of the 28th.
    2. Discussion about MassYouth’s TSL program; email informing parents sent; we are hosting a tryout; discussion surrounding promoting this an alternative to club soccer;
    3. Discussion about parental requests (i.e., the request by a parent to have a child play on a lower travel team that they initially made due to considerations other than the player’s ability) and the preference for dealing with the underlying issue (rather than lower placements).


  1. Fundraising
    1. No updates


  1. Travel Refs
    1. Darwin reported that it is difficult to get coverage for make-up games; the need to have a conversation with Middlesex regarding Sunday placements (they try to avoid Sundays); difficulty trying to make up two weekends of games;
    2. Limited time to support referees; Darwin recommends being out there more often, as Board members, watching the games.
    3. Motion: Darwin motion to have Justin Healy named referee of the year, 2nd by Chris Malley; motion passes 12-0-1.


  1. Intown & Intown Refs
    1. Memorial Day Parade was successful;
    2. Patch Day for Pre-K went off well;
    3. Fall 2018 registration in now open (and this registration reflects the price increase);
    4. Retention of players seems to be going well.
  2. Fields & Buildings
    1. Dave O. researched rolling U12 frames – the cost would be $4500;
    2. We need to move the frames off Shawsheen to allow for the care of the fields.


  1. Merchandise
    1. Good sales; Billy plans to email coaches so they can order in July and August; big sale planned for current inventory;
    2. Pictures will be put out on Saturday;
    3. We still have plenty of coaches shirts if anyone needs one;
    4. TOPPS will take jersey donations.


  1. Concessions
    1. Revenues slow due to weather


  1. Webmaster
    1. Posting cornhole results;
    2. Any updates or notices may be sent to Francesca.


  1. Director of Coaching
    1. No updates


  1. New Business
    1. Player Safety updates; we will confer with MassYouth and disseminate the information prior to the start of the Fall season on Coaches Night;
    2. Discussion surrounding parents addressing coaches; should we have limitation on parent/coach contact (i.e., a cooling off period).


Motion to adjurn by Chris Parr, 2nd by Mike, 13-0-0, motion Passes.


  1. Leave the meeting at 7:41


Respectfully submitted,




David O’Mahony