Wilmington Youth Soccer Association

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Sunday, October 1, 2017

4th of July Building, Wilmington, MA. 01887


Directors Present: Rich Pereira, Nick Howie, Mike King, Joe Maiella, Dave Zaya, Chris Parr, Dave O’Mahony, Paul Malvone, Jessica Scanlon, Tom Card, Billy Long, Dave Foresyth, Dave Oatis; Manny Mulas (arrived 6:51); Sean Broussard (arrived 7:04)


Directors Absent: Fernando Marinho


Guests: John Bavota



Meeting called to order at 6:05 by Rich Pereira


President Opening Remarks:

We’ve had somewhat of a wet season and will do our best to schedule make-up games;

People seem to be interested in having a keeper camp; Rich is aware of an organization that would $20 back to organization and will pursue that opportunity.


Motion: To accept financials as amended (with the amendment due a labeling change of a small expense) by Tom Card, 2nd by Dave Foresyth, 13-0-0 Motion passes



Discussion regarding alternate uniforms (in the event of conflict);

All coaches have received jackets for team awards


Fields & Buildings

No updates

Dave O. will look into the area behind regarding gardening;



Revenues slow due to weather



Director of Coaching

No updates


VP of Administration

No updates

VP of Development

Breaker night update;

PDP numbers doubled over previous year;

Winter training announcement should go out soon;

Coach mentorship program launched



Adding late players to travel rosters problematic; some argue it disrupts current team/moving player; Travel will make proposal to the board regarding having an earlier cut off than Middlesex;

All team rosters are frozen as of 10/3; no coaches or players can be added after that;



Field day went well; waiting on numbers to be finalized


Travel Refs

Everything going well (with the exception of a few small complaints about certain new ARs).


Intown & Intown Refs

Fall 2017 Season moving along with 438 players enrolled and 90 coaches

Spring 2017 had 421 players (excluding Grades 3-5)

Fall 2016 had 428 players (excluding Grades 3-5)

Scheduled end dates

Grades 1 and Grade 2 - November 4th

PreK and Kinders - October 28th

Patch Day planned for October 28th

Spring 2018 - Plan to open registration mid to late October

WYSA Night at Wilmington High School Soccer games - Tuesday October



Girls Game at 5:30pm

Boys Game at 7:15pm


Motion: To accept the September Board of Directors meeting minutes as presented. Moved: David O’Mahony, 2nd by Dave Foresyth, 11-0-2 Motion Passes.


New Business

Dual Age discussion: Rich Pereira suggested putting out a survey for the views of the membership; Dave Foresyth suggested getting TD’s input and opened up to new Board, putting forth the history and getting teams to scrimmage; David O’Mahony suggested removing coaches from the room while evaluating their children on coaches roster review night; Paul Malvone suggested grade co-ordinators/BOD/separate group independently evaluating the team during the season; Rich will put forward an end of season survey and data on the fall season;

Professional Coaching: Discussion regarding the contracting for Challenger/MassYouth Coaching Staff

Picture Make-up Day: Saturday, October 7, 2017, makeup date is Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Next Meeting: November 5th, 2017

AGM: 30 days within the end of the season with 10 days notice to membership; there is a basketball fundraiser on 11/16.

Executive Session


Motion to adjurn by Dave Foresyth, 2nd by Nick Howie, 13-0-2 Motion Passes.

Leave the meeting at 7:19


Respectfully submitted,

David O’Mahony