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December 4, 2006

WAGS R & D Committee Meeting
Fairview Park Marriott
December 4, 2006

Committee Members Present: Lula Bauer ( Director ), Chris Mroczek, Karen Parker, Hap Kwiatkowski,
Clarence Jones, Ruben Bolognesi ( Administrator. )

MCSA Vipers Team Members Present: Team Manager, WAGS Club Representative, Players ( 4 ),
Parents.

Meeting Notes

Penalty Points Accumulation – MCSA Vipers U17 D3 - 15 Current Penalty Points.

The Team Manager ( TM ) stated that all 15 penalty points received were gathered by just 4 of the
22 players on the Vipers roster, therefore he made note that this situation is not a team issue. 
He continued his testimony by sharing with the Committee a plan of action to counter this accumulation
of penalty points.  The plan included the draft and signature of a Code of Conduct and having a referee
come to the team practices to let them know where they need help in terms of rules of the game.

Players # 14 and 10 explained the yellow card each one of them received. 

Player # 4, who received 3 yellow cards, said that this was her first season in WAGS, and that she had
played in ODSL, where cards are not a “big issue” and not recorded.  Frustration and heat of the
moment were the main reasons she received those 3 yellow cards, nonetheless, she acknowledged
that it was her fault and mentioned that she is working with the Head Coach ( HC ) on this issue.

A Committee member asked the TM if he had a copy of the Code of Conduct. The TM said no,
therefore the Committee member asked him to send the R&D Director a copy of it.

The R&D Director closed the hearing by reminding the MCSA Vipers that this is the third time they
had to appear before this Committee, and that she was going to ask the Committee to keep in mind
that all penalty points received did not include any dissents.  However, she said that if the Vipers
were to come before the Committee again, she would recommend a much harder sanction.

During deliberations the Committee acknowledged that all MCSA Vipers team members were
forthcoming and the TM had a plan in place to solve this situation, nonetheless, this Committee is
knowledgeable that this is the third time that the MCSA Vipers had to appear before the R&D
Committee, and hopes that the team implements the above mentioned plan of action to avoid any
further accumulation of penalty points.  Furthermore, the Committee is disappointed that neither the
Head Coach nor the Assistant Coach attended the meeting.

After deliberation, the Committee decided:

Player # 4 must sit out the next WAGS game.  Should this player receive a yellow card during the
Spring 07 season, then she must sit out an additional game. Please remember that a sit-out form
needs to be filled out and mailed to the WAGSL R&D Director for each game a player sits out.

In closing the MCSA Vipers were reminded that they will carry over 7 penalty points for the Spring
2007 season.

The MCSA Vipers U17 Division 3 was informed that they have the right to appeal the decision of the
WAGS R & D Committee according to Rule O, “Protests and Appeals Procedures”.

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Penalty Points Accumulation – POT Tornadoes U15 D3 – 17 Total Penalty Points ( 13 Current + 4 Carry Over )

POT Tornadoes Team Members Present: Team Manager, WAGS Club Representative.

The Team Manager ( TM ) said she was open for questions, therefore a Committee member asked
her about the Head Coach’s ( HC ) behavior.  The TM stated that the HC coaches from the sideline,
and that he is vocal.  She said that the team has taken this issue very seriously and that “something
needs to change”.  She continued by saying that there was a 3 ½ hour team meeting a few days prior
to this hearing, and that this particular issue was brought up.  She finished her statement by saying that
the HC is planning to take a referee course.

A second Committee member asked the TM if the HC was paid.  The TM said no.  This same Committee
member asked the TM again if he had a daughter on the team, to which the TM confirmed he did.

The R&D Director stated that this situation was somewhat alarming.  The Tornadoes had won the division,
however, the team as a whole, was out of control.  She ended up her statement by mentioning that all the
points gathered by the HC will be taken very much into consideration.

The Committee was very disappointed that the Head Coach, the main reason the POT Tornadoes had to
come before the R&D Committee, did not attend the meeting. Nonetheless, the Committee commended
the TM for being forthcoming and admitting that there is a problem that needs to be solved.

After deliberation, the Committee decided:

The Head Coach must sit out the next 2 ( two ) WAGS games. Please remember that a sit-out form
needs to be filled out and mailed to the WAGSL R&D Director for each game a player / coach sits out.

The Head Coach must enroll and take the Positive Coaching Alliance course before the Spring 2007
season.  Proof of attendance must be forwarded to the R&D Director.

The POT Tornadoes will draft and submit three ( 3 ) different Codes of Conduct. The first one will be
geared towards coaches, the second one toward spectators, and the third one towards players. A
signed copy of each Code of Conduct must be received by the WAGS R&D Director no later than
January  15th, 2007.

The POT Tornadoes are hereby informed that they will be carrying over 6 penalty points to the next
WAGS season they participate.

The POT Tornadoes U15 Division 3 was informed that they have the right to appeal the decision of the
WAGS R & D Committee according to Rule O, “Protests and Appeals Procedures”.

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Penalty Points Accumulation – LAUR Wildcats U19 D1 – 19 Current Penalty Points

LAUR Wildcats Team Members Present: Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Team Manager, Club
Representative, Players ( 4 ).

The HC stated that, as the Committee could see, 15 of the 19 penalty points gathered were during
game # 4578, where the Center Referee ( CR ) issued a total of 8 cards among both teams.  She
continued by saying that after that game, she chose 4 captains, 1 per line, in order to keep tighter
control of the game.

The Assistant Coach ( AC ) said that as the game heated up, he started questioning the CR calls loudly. 
He added that the CR was whistling quite a bit, and that after he questioned again another call  the CR
had made, the CR ejected him from the game.  The AC said that he made no excuses and that he
apologized to the team during their next practice.

All players present explained their cards.  One of the player’s testimony included the use of profane
language.

A Committee member recommended the players to keep their mouth closed, and that language at the
college level was not seen appropriate.

A second Committee member asked the AC why he did not leave the field after his ejection.  The AC
said that he walked far away from the field, and thought that enough.  He admitted to not knowing the rules
regarding the need to be “out of sight, out of sound”.

The R&D Director reiterated to the players to not use foul language.

After deliberation, the Committee decided:

The Assistant Coach must attend a Positive Alliance Coaching course before the Spring 07 WAGS
season. Proof of attendance must be submitted to the WAGSL R&D Director.

The LAUR Wildcats are hereby informed that they will be carrying over 9 penalty points to the next
WAGS season they participate.

The LAUR Wildcats U19 Division 1 was informed that they have the right to appeal the decision of the
WAGS R & D Committee according to Rule O, “Protests and Appeals Procedures”.

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Penalty Points Accumulation – WALD Express U17 D2 – 16 Current Penalty Points

WALD Express Team Members Present: Head Coach, Team Manager, WAGS Club Representative.

The Head Coach ( HC ) started his testimony by explaining both Player # 11  red cards.  He did not think
the player was responsible for either card.  He said he talked to the player and decided to move her out
of the center of the field which is where most of the action occurs.

A Committee member asked the HC to explain his card.  The HC mentioned that the AR was a very
young man, did not seem to have too much experience, and that he was not making any calls.  During a
particular play, the HC asked the Center Referee ( CR ) “why is he here”, and that is when the CR carded
him.  This same Committee member asked the TM if Player # 11 had taken a sit out.  The TM manager
responded that this player had sat 3 times.

A second Committee member told the HC that Player # 11 needs to get her act together,  and that this
behavior can not continue.

A third Committee member asked the HC if he had a daughter on the team, to which the HC responded
that he did not.  He asked him if they had a Code of Conduct in place.  The TM manager said they did,
and was asked to forward to the R&D Director.  In closing this same Committee member said that this
Committee does not see too many players with 2 red cards in 1 season.

During deliberations the Committee was very disappointed to find out that Player # 11 did not attend
the hearing. This player accumulated 10 of the 16 penalty points the team received during the Fall 06
season, therefore making her the sole and main reason for the WALD Express to have to appear before
this Committee.

Furthermore, based on the game report card sent in by the Center Referee as well as the testimony from
the WALD Express Head Coach, this Committee firmly believed that the Head Coach disrespected the
young Assistant Referee during game # 4472.

After deliberation, the Committee decided:

The Head Coach must attend a Positive Alliance Coaching course before the Spring 07 WAGS season.
Proof of attendance must be submitted to the WAGSL R&D Director.

The WALD Express is hereby informed that they will be carrying over 8 penalty points to the next WAGS
season they participate.

The WALD Express U17 Division 2 was informed that they have the right to appeal the decision of the
WAGS R & D Committee according to Rule O, “Protests and Appeals Procedures”.

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