Las Cruces Soccer Referee Association General Meeting

Location: NMSU Gerald Thomas Rm. 200

Date: June 11, 2008

Call to Order at 7:00 p.m. by President Andy Bristol.

Approval of the Minutes for the General Meeting of April 9, 2008, was motioned by Pat Switzer and second by Tom Duttle.

Treasure Report: Gary Manley did not have a report.

High Noon Soccer League Report: Rick Hendricks remains president of HNSL.  There are fewer people on the board and the positions of Treasurer and Secretary have new officers.

Assessor: Monty Wellborn was not present.

Mesilla Valley Soccer League Report: Martin Carrillo said that the late starting games have been shorten too much and there has bee complaints about that.  The players are watching the clock.  Do not shorten games unless requested by the players.  If the teams are not ready to play at 10 minutes after game time, you do not need to do the game.

Assignor - Jose Diosdado asked if there will be a clinic for adults to become referees.  The problem of too many youth and many adult referees tied up with High School soccer will create a problem covering games this fall.  An Ad Hoc committee was formed to look into the best way to get more adults to become referees.  The committee consists of Rick Hendricks, Gary Manley, Patrick Switzer and Jose Diosdado.

State District Referee Administrator Remarks- Gary Manley talked about a tournament in Las Cruces for the SW Youth Services.  Gary will be the scheduler.  These will be 7v7 games of Native American soccer players of ages U13, U16, and U19.  There will be only one referee per game, with 12 games per day.  The tournament will be July 20 - 26.  There will most likely be no pay for these games.  Call Gary if you are willing to do them.

High School Referee Report: Robert Gage indicated that only 18 have signed-up for refereeing High School this fall.  The games for Middle Schools in the Gadsden District are definitely planned to start in September.  High School students may become High School referees to do these games.  The NMOA state meeting will be July 25-26.

Old Business: None

New Business: None

Training was conducted by Andrew Bristol included new signal for indicating a foul in the penalty area by AR when the center referee looks for confirmation.  We also discussed the offside situation in the Netherlands versus Italy game last week.

Drawing: Andrew Bristol was the winner.

Meeting Adjourned: Motioned by Matt Presser and second by Brook Milligan.