Wilmington Youth Soccer Association

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Sunday, March 10, 2019

4th of July Building, Wilmington, MA. 01887


Directors Present: Sean Broussard, Tom Card, Frank DeGiovanni, Nick Howie, Billy Long, Paul Malvone, Darwin Molina (arrived at 6:15), Dave Oatis, Dave O’Mahony, Rich Pereira, Nate Tarin, Dave Zaya, Mike King, Chris Parr, Rich Engvaldsen


Directors Absent: Jessica Scanlon, Francesca Driscoll, Fernando Marinho, Chris Malley


Guests: John Bavota



  1. Meeting called to order at 6:03pm


  1. President Opening Remarks:


  1. Rich P. welcomed all to the March meeting;
  2. Latest from MYS is that we will start April 6, 2019;
  3. Next meeting April 7, 2019
  1. Secretary:
    1. Motion: To accept board meeting minutes from February 10, 2019 meeting as presented Dave O’, 2nd by Mike; motion withdrawn (we will clarify start of season and the minutes will be motioned in March);
    2. Brief discussion regarding WYSA emails.


  1. VP of Development
    1. Coaching clinic update (looking to have experienced coaches as well as new coaches);
    2. WFC Program and Winter clinic update: numbers good (and we can pull in from Abbey Villa organization);
    3. PDPs not open yet (will be opened forthwith);
    4. No PPE changes this year.


  1. Treasurer
    1. Motion: by Dave Z., seconded by Sean, to accept the February 2019 financials as presented; motion passes 13-0-1.


  1. VP of Administration
    1. Link for concussion training to be sent out;
    2. Scholarship committee vote at next Board meeting;
    3. HS has scholarship application information;
    4. Girls Night Out coordination proceeding.
  2. Travel
    1. April 6 season start, 9 week season (U16/U18 is a seven week season);
    2. 3/27 Middlesex meeting, travel meeting 3/28;
    3. Co-ordinating practice requests;
    4. Referee requests;
    5. Go-to-good for start of season;
    6. New coaches need lanyards;
    7. Concessions staff do CORI through Mass Youth


  1. Fundraising
    1. June 7th reserved at Elks for Cornhole tournament; save the date flyer to be sent out this week.


  1. Travel Refs
    1. Middlesex meeting; low numbers recertifying; concern that a lot of games will not get full coverage; thought about increasing fees for Sunday games; issues with payment resulting in turnover (maybe more about sportsmanship – or lack thereof).


  1. Intown & Intown Refs
    1. Numbers Update: Increased number of players (over last year), but decreased number of coaches;
    2. Start Date: 4/6 (4/13 Pre-K); Boys numbers extraordinarily high;
    3. We have the intown uniforms.
  2. Fields & Buildings
    1. No updates
  3. Merchandise
    1. Spring Sales: April 1 thru April 15 online sales, takes 4 weeks to get merchandise; ordered sweatshirts, t-shirts and bags, different logo; looking into shipping fee; working on codes for individual orders;
    2. Uniforms for HS goes directly to coaches.


  1. Concessions
    1. We’re still closed


  1. Webmaster
    1. No updates
  2. Director of Coaching


  1. Winter Futsal Clinics: Two weeks left for Session 2;
  2. Coach Education and WYSA Spring Coaches Clinic: Spring Pre-Season Coaches Clinic  - March 31st @ Boys and Girls Club, 10am-12pm; Focus on understanding and implementation of the Session Plans; 19 Coaches Registered. 
  3. Wildcat FC: NEP Schedule and team placement has been released; Pre-Season meetings, March 19th and 20th @ Panera Bread; AVSC Elite Wildcats Pre-season Training at TC's in Billerica Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 26th-April 4th (4 Sessions); and
  4. April Vacation Clinic: April 15th-18th, 8am-12pm at Yentile; Currently, 8 registered. 


  1. New Business


  1. TeamSnap vs. SportsPilot: When we gave the app to travel coaches, the hope was to have registration through TeamSnap, but cost is double what we are paying currently; we need to decide whether or not we want to continue coverage; we probably will continue with SportsPilot for registration; perhaps lower tier; 40 teams on app now; rep will tell us who accepted ownership; many already paying for it (budgeted through June); many other sports use it, but not for registration.
  2. We will keep TeamSnap BOD announcements to a minimum;
  3. Middlesex Youth Soccer Update: Dracut and Wakefield are going to Essex; already done; Billerica and Stoneham put notice in to leave; proposal to merge with Essex; Presidents meeting after 27th.; discussing future state of Middlesex as a league;
  4. No updates from Town about lights;
  5. Introduced Frank.


  1. Executive Session




  1. Motion to adjurn by Billy, seconded by Dave Z.; motion passes 15-0-0; leave the meeting at 7:15 pm

Respectfully submitted,


David O’Mahony