2012/13 ASSA BOD Minutes:
Bylaws for the Aztecas – After much discussion Scott Hendren made the motion to accept the Aztecas Bylaws, Amanda Quillin seconded the motion, which was approved by the board.
Scott made a motion that ASSA host the Fall AR State Championship/ Presidents Cup on November 17th and 18th at Burns Park. Trey seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Amanda Quillin made a motion to accept Maumelle’s bid to host the Kohl’s American Cup at Burns Park. Sabrina Blankenship seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
Trey Bailey made a motion to change Bylaw 7. Resignations and Removal: C to the following:
c. A member of the Board of Directors not attending three (3) meetings during their term of service on the Board will have his or her office declared vacant unless such absences shall have been excused by vote of the Board of Directors. a calendar year shall be deemed resigned and is automatically removed from the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may vote to waive this automatic resignation by a simple majority vote.
Scott Hendren seconded the motion, which unanimously passed.
Holt Crenshaw made the motion to add a board position called “Coaching Commissioner” to be elected by the full membership in odd years with a single two-year term limit. An eligible candidate must possess an USSF “C” license or equivalent, or a US Youth National license, or higher. This position is exempt from Bylaw: 11 Miscellaneous, which places a restriction on “paid employees” holding an office on the ASSA Board of Directors. Phil Duerr seconded the motion, which passed.
Holt Crenshaw made the motion that the ASSA Executive Committee meet with the State Referee Committee within two weeks to discuss finances.
Charlie Toler made the motion to provide a U9/U10 academy division at the AR State Cup. The division is to remain a jamboree format. Trey Bailey seconded the motion, which unanimously passed.
Trey Bailey made the motion to offer a U7/U8 academy division at the American Cup and if it does not make the teams will be offered the opportunity to play up to the next available level. Sabrina Blankenship seconded the motion, which unanimously passed.
Amanda Quillin made the motion that a team is allowed to enter only one state cup. Charlie Toler seconded the motion, which unanimously passed.
The board discussed the two bids to host the AR State Cup. Phil Duerr made the motion to accept the Little Rock FC bid to host the Cup at Burns Park. Holt Crenshaw seconded the motion, which passed.
Trey Bailey made a motion to increase the goal differential from three (3) to a four (4) goal net differential for the AR State Cup. The American Cup will remain at three. Charlie Toler seconded the motion, which unanimously passed.
Scott Hendren discussed the budget. Holt Crenshaw made a motion to approve the budget. Trey Bailey seconded the motion, which unanimously passed.
Scott gave background information on the issue of referee finances. Bill presented a draft of a proposal from the referee committee for a new structure for referee finances. Board discussion followed. Bill said that he would bring a final proposal back to the board by the May BOD meeting. Scott made a motion to provisionally approve the changes to the referee financial structure, with presentation of a final proposal in May. Susan seconded the motion, which unanimously passed.
Will Maffit provided an update on the vacant board positions. Phil Duerr made a motion to accept Allen Finney as secretary, pending his retirement from Little Rock FC at the end May. Nick Sherwood seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
Little Rock FC revised their bylaws to change their club name to Arkansas United Soccer Club. Charlie Toler made a motion to accepted the bylaw changes and Samir Haj seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Scott Hendren made a motion to form a committee to review the proposal of secondary players being able to play on two classic teams. Phil Duerr seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
- Year One: a new club can only register Level 1 players of which 70% must be new players to ASSA.
- Year Two: The club may add Level 2 players, of which 70% must come from players previously registered to the club, or are new to ASSA.
- Year Three: The club may add Level 3 players, of which 70% must come from players previously registered to the club, or are new to ASSA.
- Existing Clubs (more than three years old): In order to start a classic program (Level 3) a club must first have an established Recreational program. The first year that a club develops a Level 3 program, 51% of the players on each Level 3 team must come from players previously registered to that club, or are new to ASSA.
Scott Hendren made a motion to approve the above wording for team movement from club to club. Amanda Quillin seconded the motion. The motion passed.