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Jan 24, 2005

January 24, 2005.

 

WAGS R & D Committee Meeting

Fairview Park Marriott

   January 24, 2005

 

Committee Members Present: Lula Bauer ( Director ), Clarence Jones, Wendell Domon, Mike Sullivan

Administrator: Ruben Bolognesi

Meeting Notes

 

Penalty Points Accumulation – BSU Breeze  U14 D2 - 14 Total Penalty Points ( 11 Current + 3 Carry Over )

Team Members Present: Head Coach, Manager, WAGS Club Rep, Players, and Parents.

 

The Head Coach opted to read a statement he prepared for this hearing.  He started by mentioning that his team has received numerous Sportsmanship awards, and that this situation was unusual for them.  He continued by explaining a red card he received this season.  He felt the Center Referee ( CR ) in a dangerous play had not protected his goalkeeper; therefore he was red carded for dissent.  He cited that he was very frustrated because in his opinion he felt the CR had failed to protect his GK.  He explained that they were faced with a similar situation during the Spring ’04 season.  He received a yellow card for dissent as well.  Regardless, he takes full responsability for all Penalty Points his team received.  When asked by one of the Committee members about a CR report that accused him of throwing and hitting the CR with a pen, he acknowledged doing so.

 

All players present explained their cards received.

 

The Committee appreciated and thanked all the members of the BSU Breeze for being forthcoming with their Penalty Points explanation, and for taking full responsibility for their actions as well. The Head Coach was advised to respect authority.

 

DECISION:

 

      With a unanimous vote the Committee agrees to:

 

1.        Written Letter of Censure.

2.        Develop Code of Conduct , Players and Coaches to Sign it, with a copy mailed to the WAGS R & D Director no later than April 2, 2005.

3.        Head Coach to write a Letter of Apology to the Center Referee. This letter must be sent to the WAGS R & D Director no later than April 2, 2005.

 

                The BSU Breeze U14 D2 were 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 – FREE Phoenix U13 D1 - 13 Total Penalty Points ( 8 Current + 5 Carry Over )

Team Members Present: Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Manager, WAGS Club Rep.

 

                The Head Coach stated that his team earned Sportsmanship awards for the last three seasons.  He added that he thinks these cards are a result of the girl’s growth.  As a plan to remedy this situation he mentioned that he has talked to his players thoroughly.

 

                The WAGS Club Rep brought up an idea he is working on, which includes developing a Code of Conduct for the whole club.

 

 

 

 

                Carded players explained their cards through letters they sent with their Head Coach.

 

                The Committee  appreciated and thanked all the members of the FREE Phoenix for being forthcoming with their Penalty Points explanation.

 

DECISION:

 

                The Committee decided the following:

 

                1.     Oral Censure.

 

                The FREE Phoenix were 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 – SAC United U13 D1 - 14 Total Penalty Points ( 11 Current plus 3 Carry Over ).

Team Members Present: Assistant Coach, Manager, TSL, WAGS Club Rep.

 

                The Assistant Coach mentioned that the team’s top priority is to promote sportsmanship, and that unsportsmanship behavior is addressed frequently.  He added that several players are taking referee licensing course, and acknowledged how difficult the referee’s job is.

 

                The Manager took responsibility for all the cards received and has plans to mend this situation, including a Sportsmanship Contract that each player and team officials will sign.

 

                The Committee  appreciated and thanked all the members of the SAC United for being forthcoming with their Penalty Points explanation, nonetheless, the Committee regrets that player # 15 was not present to explain her cards.

 

DECISION:

 

                The Committee decided the following:

 

1.        Oral Censure.

 

                The SAC United were informed that they have the right to appeal the decision of the WAGS R & D Committee according to Rule O, “Protests and Appeals Procedures”.

 

Meeting adjourned 9:30 PM.

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