Attendees: Tony Kowal, Sue Green, Denise Monteiro, Dave White, Christy West, Judy Sykes, Scott Lutz
Team Season Updates: G-U12: Doing well, but not enough competition in Assabet League. Looking to move to Nashoba league for the Spring season
B-U12: Doing well
G-U10: Doing well with good competition in the Assabet League
B-U10: Doing well, evenly matched with other teams
U-8: Fall season is going well, Boylston is more evenly matched with Berlin this season than in the Spring last year.
U-6: Doing great. Some of the goals need to be repaired, Dave White to talk to Henry Pacific about repairing these. Talked about lining a U-6 field for the Spring to teach the kids to stay within the lined fields, so that when they move up to UI-8 they are familiar with this.
Season Wrap Up:
Equipment: Evy Dueck is our equipment manager. Be sure to collect all shirts from the players and return them to Evy with the equipment. It may be helpful to make a list of what you are returning, so Evy can keep track of what is coming in and what each coach will need for next season. If your team is playing indoor soccer at Teamworks, the kids may use the Berlin Youth Soccer shirts. The coaches are responsible for collecting the shirts from the players after the indoor is over. If a player is not playing indoor, their shirt must be given to the coach. All team members must be asked to play indoor if you are using the BYS shirts.
Awards: The medals were handed out to the coaches present at the meeting. There will not be an end of season event. This can be done individually with your own team.
Sign up notice for next season: When handing out medals, please hand out registration form for Spring, and let them know they need to get these in ASAP. The deadlines for the leagues are in December, so we need to know how many teams we will have playing. It looks like there will be a G-U14 and a G-U16 for Spring.
Nashoba Update: The league is asking us to replace the nets on the 8v8 filed, because the ones on there are 11v11 nets. Tony will check with Puma on this, because they use the field too.
BYS and Berlin Baseball were approached by the Recreation Committee on behalf of the DPW who are looking to buy a new lawnmower. They are looking for $1,000 from us and $1,000 from baseball.
Referee Development: BYS is looking for referees 11 years old or older. Coaches of U12 and U14 to notify their teams and e mail the information on it.
Hudson Youth Soccer is trying to coordinate a Futsol League to play at the Hudson Portuguese Club gym. The games will be 4v4 (1 goalie, 3 fielders) and are for the U12 and U14 levels only. U-12 will play Mondays 6pm-8pm and U14 to play Wednesday 6pm-8pm beginning mid November. These will be 40 minute games and will focus on technique, skills and keeping the ball in bounds.
Recycling cleats: Christy West has kindly offered to start a program on recycling cleats that do not fit any more. More information will follow.
Next meeting will be in early December and will be MANDATORY for all coaches planning to coach in the Spring. If you want to add anything to the agenda, please let us know!