Las Cruces Soccer Referee Association
6:15PM February 8, 2017
Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 200
Members present: President GboGbo, Secretary Burchfield, VP
Xavier Chavez, Director of Assessment Tim Pitts, Director of Dev. Bill Lindemann
& State District Referee Tom Duttle
Discussion on the lack of overall referees and
concern for coverage of all the youth league games. We have 60 certified
referees and estimate that we will have 200 individual slots to fill each
Saturday. We decided to send a formal letter to the LCYSL and NMYSL about the
referee problem and will try to meet with the BOD of the LCYSL.
Discussed the lack of 1099’s for tax purposes
from the LCYSL.
Adjourned at 6:45pm
Submitted by Raymond Burchfield
President GboGbo called to order.
January minutes moved for approval by Bill L, seconded by
Ray B, approved.
Dom G. stated that in regards to the field house at the
High Noon complex that it has been bid out for use so we will not have access to
the concession portion of the building, just a much smaller portion.
A reminder was given for all referees to enforce the “zero
Discussion on the shortage of referees. We have 62
certified referees currently. There will be a Grade 8 clinic on February 25 and
the new refs will have assigned U12 AR slots on March 4th.
State Referee Tom Duttle presented the idea of creating a
Referee Academy for some younger refs interested in travelling and doing higher
level games. He also stated the most U12/13 AR slots for March 4 will be blocked
to train and mentor the new referees.
Bill L. stated that he now has the remaining schedule for
the Middle School games and will be assigning soon. Also, The Portland Timbers
now have several club teams in Las Cruces.
Bill L. conducted training on fraudulent pass cards,
weather & concussion protocol. Referees should not interact with spectators.
Minutes submitted by Raymond Burchfield, Secretary, LCSRA