Las Cruces Soccer Referee Association Board Meeting December 11, 2002



Room Las Cruces High School, B Wing, Room 12.

BOD members present were Robert Gage, Bill Lindemann, Gary Manley, Rick Hendricks, Andy Bristol, Jose Diosdado, and Nigel Holman. Also present was Gloria de Leon.



President Robert Gage called the meeting to order at 1820 hours.


Lindemann reported that the president of the Mesilla Valley Soccer League, Dominique Gbogbo, may want to go back to having LCSRA schedule referees for them. The BOD expressed a consensus that Lindemann should pursue this matter further.


Diosdado expressed concern about lack of continuing education for G11s and G9s.


Gloria de Leon reported on nominating committee, listing the following slate:


President: Monty Wellborn, Gina Martinez


Vice-President: Andy Bristol


Assistant Assigner and Second vice-President: Gary Manley


Director of Development Bill Lindeman


Director of Assessment Greg Marez


Treasurer: Jose Diosdado


Secretary: Rick Hendricks, Al Porter


Youth Representative: Allison Willman, Steven Martinez, Veronika Strnadnova


NMSRA Representative: Gary Manley



Las Cruces Soccer Referee Association General Meeting December 11, 2002



Room Las Cruces High School, B Wing, Room 12



President Gage called the meeting to order at 1907 hours.


A motion to accept the minutes of the previous meeting (November11, 2002) was made by Al Porter and seconded by Nigel Holman. The motion passed on a voice vote.


Diosdado gave the treasurerís report:


Bank statement ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $2,008.25

CD†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $3,080.00

Total††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $5,088.25


Minus $ 61.00 in uncashed checks †††††† $5,027.25


Total on hand†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $5,027.25



Manley moved acceptance of the treasurer's report and Porter seconded. The motion passed on a voice vote



Manley has upgrade contract forms, which were due by November, 30, but they have just arrived. Referees interested in upgrading must pass physical first. The year-long process requires two trips to Albuquerque.


Ft. Lowell will be held the weekend of 17-19 January. Those send interested should send an e-mail to Gage.


Lisa Willman gave a report on High Noon.

1)      She requested confirmation of the time, location, and cost of January 18 G9 clinic.

2)      High Noon has rented office space at 1485 N. Main, Suite C and will open with limited hours at the beginning of January.

3)      Season will begin on January 25 for U10 and older.

4)      Season will begin on February 1 for U6 and U8.

5)      The Got Milk 3v3 tournament has been cancelled

6)      The City Tournament will be April 5 and 6.

7)      The Border Cup will be April 12 and 13.

8)      Las Cruces will host State Cup games beginning April 26.

9)Ivan Strnad has accepted the position of scheduler; Wayne Suggs is the new tournament director, and Linda Lara is the new director of U6 and U8.


Tom Duttle inquired about how coaches can find about other coaches. Willman mentioned the newly printed roster of coaches and High Noon board members.


Willman indicated that the office will be open on a flexible schedule.


Holman congratulated her on her efforts on behalf of soccer in Las Cruces, and Gage noted the improved communication between High Noon and LCSRA.


Gina Martinez reported that the Mark Underwood Tournament would be held the second week of February for adult men and women in Las Cruces. Lindemann asked that games be 45 minutes halves so that referees can be formally assessed.


Gloria de Leon took over the meeting to run the election.


While the ballots were being counted Lindemann entertained training questions:

Holman mentioned and another site sponsored by USSF. Lindemann reported on his recent experience in Tempe with national referees. He noted that he was advised by a national referee that at U19 it was more appropriate to card rather than calm both players down before a drop ball.


There was a general discussion regarding need for training for coaches; Willman noted that Linda Lara will focus on this for the U6and U8 levels.


Lindemann stated that training may be split by experience in future, so that there would be skill-appropriate discussions.


Election results: Gina Martinez is new president, Rick Hendricks returns as secretary; Veronika Strnadnova is new youth representative.


The general membership thanks Robert Gage for his outstanding service as president for 2002.




Andy Bristol won the door prize and selected a set of flags.


Porter moved to adjourn and Holman seconded. The motion passed by voice vote and the meeting adjourned at 19:52


Rick Hendricks, Secretary

January 6, 2003