The NVYSL board debated a proposal to address the problem of blowouts where the goal differential exceeds 7. There were 25 of these blowout games in the U10 age division which was roughly 5% of the games. The final disposition of this issue is to include a warning in the coaches pledge to state that winning by 7 or more goals is not acceptable and must be avoided. This will be discussed at the 2009 Berlin Coaches Meeting which will be scheduled in March.
The board also discussed the new policy for having all Referee assignors certified by the state due to liability issues, referees and towns are not covered by liability insurance unless their assignor is state certified. NVYSL will help cover the cost of the initial certification and it is the goal of the NVYSL league to have all town assignors certified by 2010.