Subject: Mar 7, 2016 MTSOA minutes
39 referees attended this meeting.
The meeting began at 6:31 and lasted until 7:34 - being called to order by Marco Lee
Marco Lee (President) -
the meeting to order
Nominated Dennis Beard to be his Member at Large on the Board of Directors - the Association overwhelmingly approved him.
Paul Beck (Secretary) -
Remember to do a TIMELY game report after EVERY
game, that you are assigned on
Arbiter if you are listed first, That is for - Preseason, a Play-Day,
Varsity, JV or Middle School.
Put a comment in the comment space... don't leave it blank. At least write "No Issues". Also, mention if there is a concussion or ambulance called to field and all Red Cards.
Updated attendance is on website. Remember you must attend three meetings a school year to stay in good standing.
Coz (Assignor) -
Update calendar as there have been
many games turned back.
There are eight new schools we are covering now.
Schools do not have to use MTSOA refs in the preseason
Tony said the book is always open for inspection.
Brady Robinson (TSSA Assistant State Referee Administrator) -
1. TN USSF Referee Program, officially known as Soccer Officials of Tennessee (SOT)
· SOT is an independent tax exempt structure
o Managed by the State Referee Council (SRC)
§ Executive Council – SRA, ASRA, SDInstruction, SDAssessments, Treasurer & SDAssignments.
§ State Referee Council District Referee Administrators (DRA’s) – Western, Middle, Central, Eastern, Northeastern & Southeastern.
· Affiliation with Tennessee State Soccer Association (TSSA)
o Symbiotic relationship with TSSA
§ TSSA approves the SRA and gives the SRA a seat on TSSA BOD.
§ SOT adopts TSSA’s policy’s to manage player and referee interaction
§ Share expenses on USSF mandated requirements
· Region III Tournament
· Presidents Cup
o Provides TSSA with misconduct information State Wide
· Referee Grades - Managed in TN – Grades 9, 8, 7, 6 & Emeritus
· Upgrade & Maintenance of Grade requirements for all grades - http://www.soccerofficialstn.org/page/show/797113-referee-maintenance-and-upgrade/#Upgrade
· Assignors Guidelines - http://www.soccerofficialstn.org/page/show/783650-assignors-home-page
o Fitness test requirements for State League D1 and Amateur Games – 2016 for Grade 7 and Emeritus
o Assessment requirements for State League D1 and Amateur Games – 2017 for Grade 7 and Emeritus
o Additional restrictions on assigning Emeritus on a routine basis
Beard (Member at Large) -
Handed out TSSAA membership service awards
* Bylaws update:
Due to the wording in Article 1 that would cause serious legal and financial problems for the the Association it was rewritten to alleviate any future problems. This is the only change to the bylaws and can become official after two more meetings. After that if anyone wants to propose any future amendments they will be permitted.
ARTICLE I: NAME AND PURPOSE
Section 1 – Name: The name of this organization shall be the Middle Tennessee Soccer Officials Association (MTSOA), referenced as the Association, and will be a nonprofit organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Tennessee.
ARTICLE I: NAME AND PURPOSE
Name: The name of this organization shall be the Middle
Tennessee Soccer Officials Association (MTSOA), referenced as the Association,
and will be an unincorporated Association.
The current season's attendance is available soon on the website. www.mtsoasoccer.com
MTSOA Spring 2016 Meeting Dates at Hunters Lane High School - Room 105. @6:30 pm
See you on the field or at the next meeting.
Paul G. Beck