Wilmington Youth Soccer Association

Month of October BOD Meeting


Fourth of July Building






Present: Rob Elliott, Dave Foresyth, Bob Regan, Dave Oatis, Bill Lanagan, Manny Mulas, Sean Broussard, David O’Mahony, Rich Pereira, Joe Maiella, Nick Howie, Neil Buckley, Tony Almeida. Tom Card and Eric Flynn


Absent:  Melissa Doherty, Mark Ragguci


6:02 pm – Quorum of 15 BOD members - meeting called to order by Bob Regan.


BOD Meeting Minutes: 


Motioned by Flynn, 2nd by Foresyth to accept August 2015 General & Exec Session BOD Meeting Minutes.  Motion Passes 12-0-3.


Motioned by Card, 2nd by Elliot to accept the August 2015 Financials. Motion Passes 12-0-3





  • Welcome message



  • N/A


  • Ahead of last year financially minimally.


    VP of Administration

  • Concussion training complete


    VP Development

  • E License coaches course full

  • U10 Friendlies – Girls competitive (won both), Boys competitive (lost both)

    • Good learning’s at minimal cost

  • Up to 70 tickets sold for Revs October 17th outing



  • Registration shutting down tonight for coaches.

  • U16/U18 spring and winter sessions should be opened October/November respectively



  • November 7th tentative HS spring tryout dates.Likely to move due to HS playoffs.



  • March 11th is 2nd Annual WYSA Night out at the Tewksbury Elks


    Travel Refs

  • Struggling to fill all positions each week.Particularly center refs.

  • 8th grade intown levels are low (short term), 6th and 7th are high currently

  • Review of reimbursing certification moving forward to help retain


    Intown & Intown Refs

  • Fall 2015 registration at 557.All time high led by PreK

  • Intown 3rd and 4th boys very strong


    Fields & Buildings

  • DPW detail needed for HS field usage

  • Update open and close schedule to ensure proper procedures (email verification)



  • Travel socks continue to be in good supply




  • Hoodwiches are not returning.



    Technical Director

  • PDP continuing but participation is low.

  • Goalie training has had strong participation

  • Winter training portfolio timing almost set

  • Candidate for A license in late October








  • WYL will be using Shawsheen Sundays and Friday night in the Spring

  • Professional team photos being proposed for Oct 17th.Not a fundraiser to keep costs low to membership.

  • New BOD positions available for next year for those interested.

  • New Tents needed, Field and Buildings to review

  • Motion by Flynn, 2nd by Elliot to begin WYSA Metrics testing with U8 through U12.Motion rescinded.Further review and testing over remaining Fall season.

  • Travel Sub Committee post mortem

    • Additional education for coaches at younger ages on how to evaluate players

    • Data collection process under review, technology solutions preferred

    • No more paper registrations.

  • US Soccer approved changes and the impact on WYSA

    Motion by Foresyth, 2nd by O’Mahoney to change the Travel policy to only allow coaches to attend coach’s night if player evaluations were submitted by that coach.  Motion passes 15-0-0


    Motion by Foresyth, 2nd by Maiella to change the Travel policy to allow only one training evaluation for a new player coming from out of town after PPE’s to establish placement where openings permit.  Motion passes 13-1-1

9:49 pm – Motion by Elliot, 2nd by Broussard to leave executive session. Motion passes 15-0-0.


9:49 pm – Motion by Elliot, 2nd by Foresyth to adjourn.  Motion passes 15-0-0.


9:50 pm – adjourned


Respectfully submitted,


Eric Flynn

VP Administration