November Meeting Summary
November 10, 2016
Urbana High School, Portable 2
Boys Officials: Level 1 Training class at Linganore will be the last Monday in January and the first two Mondays in February. Sign up and/or learn more here.
Reminder: in order to remain in good standing with the conference, programs must attend the two mandatory meetings plus 3 additional meetings. Those that are not represented and haven't been in attendance for a while will not participate in the spring.
The USL LADM Models. Hopefully you’ve had a chance to look at them, they are up on the site. They have lots of merit. Smaller teams means kids get more attention and touches on the ball. It’s evolving. We’ve been playing longer than USL has been around; it’s about what conceptually works for us as a conference and going forward setting up everyone for success. Learn more here.
Is your program information up to date? If not, please send an email with changes to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dual Rostering passed. Rosters will be tracked and those choosing to use the rule will be held accountable for accurate players.
- U15 boys play days have moved to Sundays.
- Girls division are now grade-based (grade level play)
MLK Day is set at FISC for Monday, January 16, 2017. All programs must submit a volunteer to help with the event (not including the program coordinator).
Rules changes are to be discussed at the December meeting. Boys youth rules can be found here and girls can be found here. For a document version, please visit here.
SAVE THE DATE: December's meeting will be on Wednesday December 7th at 7:00p at Urbana High School, Portable 2.
All meeting minutes and extras can be found here.
October Meeting Summary
October 4th at 7:00p
Urbana High School, Portable 2
The October meeting decisions that were made that evening sets the tone for the upcoming season. All of the topics that were voted upon have been discussed; they were introduced with specifics explained specifics and then a roll call vote.
The 2016-17 Board of Directors were voted in as follows:
Tina Sanford, President * Pete Greco, Boys' Coordinator * Matt Watkins, Girls' Coordinator * Hanna Benedict, Secretary
Charles DeWitt, Treasurer * Doug Agnes, Education Coordinator * Ryan Hines, Special Events Coordinator
The updated by-laws were passed.
Either you allow the double rostering or you don’t. If you allow it, there will be some rules/guidelines set forth. If you allow it, you can double roster from a lower age group to a higher age group but not across age groups. The vote has been deferred to the November meeting.
Key Votes for the November Meeting:
* Changing the U15 Boys date of play (from Saturday to Sunday)
* We’ve been approached by 3 programs in MYLAA to join WMYLC
* High level rule adoption to be discussed at the November meeting
Western Maryland US Lacrosse Update:
A motion was made & approved that WMYLC pay $100 to each program (and extend it to Board participation) to have a representative at the USL Conference in January.
SAVE THE DATE: November’s mandatory meeting will be on Thursday, November 10th at 7:00p at Urbana High School.
You can find all documents for the meeting here.
September General Meeting Summary
All Board positions are open every year. Nominations are open now and we will be voting on Board positions at the October meeting.
*WE NEED MORE PARTICIPATION*
We get it - people are busy. We're not looking for a lifetime commitment - just some fresh ideas, feedback and a little help to grow the game in the Western Maryland region. We have several committees that will hold meetings separately - Rules, Sportsmanship & Disciplinary, Education, Special Events (MLK, End of Season Tournament, All Star Game). Think about last season - did you like something? Want to change something? All are welcome.
We'll be discussing and voting upon the double roster issue in November. Do we move to state ID cards? Mandatory USL membership? This won't be a board vote - it will fall to the programs to decide what they want.
Mandated for Spring 2017: Each team in your organization for levels U11+ is required to have a coach with a completed USL Level 1 certification. For example, if your program has three (3) U11 teams, each team must have a Level 1 certified coach on each team. All program coordinators have known this; it was discussed all last season. Completed certification included the online courses, the PCA course, background check and the instructional clinic. This information is easily verified through USL.
Next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 4th at 7:00p.
Meeting agenda, minutes and treasurer report are available here.