Las Cruces Soccer Referee Assn. General Meeting

Location: Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 200
Date: Feb. 10, 2010

Call to order by President Bill Lindemann
January minutes were motioned for acceptance by Jose Briones and seconded by Pat Switzer.
Treasurer report: Gary Manley gave the treasurer report stating that the LCSRA had given $1000.00 check to the Kevin Riedel Scholarship Fund which was approved at the Jan. meeting. Spoke to the group about how the referee checks would be handled by the HNSL.

Bill recognized the new referees from the most recent referee clinic. He also recognized Andy Bristol for his 32 years of service in numerous leadership positions and formally thanked him for his service.

Discussion was held concerning the start of the HNSL Spring season. Rick Hendricks, a referee and also President of the HNSL, led the discussion about points of emphasis for the U06 and U08 age groups, and that there would be a field/referee coordinator this season each Saturday to aid and assist, mentor the younger officials, and fill in when necessary.

The Far West Regional Tournament will be held in Albuquerque this year and that an effort would be made by LCSRA to assist those referees with travel expense who worked this tournament.

Gary Manley gave the assignor report and asked for conflict sheets from referees as well as communication concerning the weekly assignments posted on the webpage.

Under new business, there was some discussion about the idea of possibly hosting a soccer tournament to assist new referees pay for registration fees.

Nigel gave the training concerning the local laws that were specific to each age group and where this information is posted on the web page. (45 minutes)

Those refs interested in working the adult league need to complete and submit the MVSL availability form also posted on the web page to Bill Lindemann, assignor for the adult league.

Adjournment of the meeting at 8:15PM.

Submitted by Robert Gage/Secretary/LCSRA