Western District Meeting Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 – 7:30

Western District Meeting
Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 – 7:30 PM
Four Points by Sheraton Hotel – Kansas City, MO
1. Call to Order.
Those in attendance: Jim McCarthy (MYSA), Jake Griesenauer (MYSA), Mike Hays (KC Prime Elite SC),
Chris Travelent (KC Select SC), Mike Mathis (KC Select SC), Dennis Mason (Holden Optimist SC), Greg
Buerge (Harrisonville SC), John Mentzer (Freedom Futbol Club), Jeff Adams (Freedom Futbol Club), Jim
Russell (Freedom Futbol Club), Bill Stallard (Gower SC), Christine Popoola (KC Blaze SC), Ron Cox (LSSA),
Brad Childers (Futura FC), Kenda Childers (Futura FC), and Bruce Sewell (Blue Springs SC)
2. New Member Welcome
a. KC Blaze SC
b. Freedom Futbol Club
3. Club Updates
No updates from attending members.
4. Fall State Cup – Presidents Cup
a. October 25th – 26th, 2014
i. Raytown Soccer Complex – Raytown, MO
ii. Legacy Park – Lee’s Summit, MO
b. November 8th – 9th, 2014
i. Swope Soccer Village – Raytown
ii. In conjunction with the Big XII Women’s Tournament and the Kansas Fall State Cup &
Presidents Cup. Combined event should lead to greater college exposure for the
participating teams. Excited to collaborate on this event with Kansas Youth Soccer.
c. U15 – U18 girls (State Cup); U15 – U17 girls (Presidents Cup)
d. Volunteers needed. Details to be sent out as the number of teams and schedule is finalized.
e. District Team Breakdown (51 teams as of 9/9/2014):
i. Western District – 9 teams
ii. Central District – 2 teams
iii. Eastern District – 39 teams
iv. Southern District – 1 team
Region 2 Championships are in Appleton, WI this June. National Championships are in Tulsa, OK.
Region 2 Presidents Cup Championships are in St. Louis this June at the SLYSA Complex. The National
Presidents Cup Championships will be in Overland Park, KS this year, so this is a great opportunity for teams to
participate in a national tournament series without much travel.
5. Mia Hamm Fundraiser – Sunday, October 26th, 2014
a. St. Louis Soccer Park – Fenton, MO
b. Benefitting MYSA Passback Program & DASA (Disabled Athletes Sports Association)
c. 2013: Gave the T.A.K.E. Defense Foundation a check for $4,000.
The MYSA Passback Program has 2 main objectives. The first is to provide scholarships to graduating seniors.
Last year, Saeed Halim (KC Blaze) and Ashlynn Powers (KC Select) were the recipients from the Western
The 2nd objective of the program (just launched) is to provide grants to member clubs and leagues for
everything from equipment, to programming, to community activities, and much more. The application for
these grants is currently posted on the MYSA website. If anyone has any questions, please contact the MYSA
office or see the link below:
Program launch due to greater financial success of existing MYSA programs and sound financial management
of the Association.
Beginning to look at 2015/2016 MYSA Budget, which will include a possible elimination of the travel permit
6. 2014 / 2015 Missouri ODP
a. Q&A Session – Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
i. Four Points by Sheraton – Kansas City, MO (across from Kauffman Stadium)
b. Tryouts – November / December
i. 63 Sports Complex – Jefferson City, MO
ii. Turf Fields – Columbia, MO (back-up fields)
iii. 1998 – 2003 age groups
Exact tryout times will be posted soon in the coming weeks. Coaches for each age group are posted.
Additionally, 13/14 survey results will soon be sent out to all participating ODP players from 2013/2014.
7. 2015 Spring Presidents Cup – April 10th – 11th, 2015
a. Lake Country Soccer Complex – Springfield, MO
b. U12 – U17 boys; U12 – U14 girls
8. 2015 Summer State Cup
a. Pool Play - May 30th - June 1st
b. Knockout Rounds - June 7th - 8th
c. U12 – U19 boys; U12 – U14 girls; U19 girls
9. For Good of the Game
2015 Annual General Meeting
The 2015 MYSA Annual General Meeting is slated to take place on Saturday, January 24th at the Hampton Inn
hotel in Columbia, MO.
Awards – nomination forms are currently on the MYSA website. The due date for AGM Awards Nominations
is Friday, September 26th.
Bylaws / Budget – The 15/16 MYSA budget and any bylaw changes must be submitted to the MYSA office by
November 24th, 2014.
Workshops – We will continue with our Workshops format after the AGM & luncheon again this year. A final
list of topics will be announced as we get closer. We will definitely have sessions on the following:
 GotSoccer (presented by MYSA Staff and GotSoccer staff)
 Risk Management & Legal Liability (presented by Lathrop & Gage)
 Tournament Directors Discussion (MYSA Staff, THS Housing Services and Wilson Trophy)
Coaching Education
 We’re looking to schedule an ‘E’ License somewhere in Kansas City this December, with the hope that
we will be able to host a ‘D’ License next summer. Since US Soccer now requires a coach to hold an
‘E’ License for at least 6 months before they can take the ‘D’ License.
 We just finished a ‘C’ License course in St. Louis last month. We will be applying to host a ‘C’ License
in Kansas City next summer jointly with Kansas Youth Soccer. We’ll also look to host another ‘C’ In
St. Louis sometime as well next summer.
 If anyone ever wants to host a course, please contact Denny Vaninger at 314-409-0300.
Jim McCarthy:
If there is anything that MYSA can do to help your club or league, please don’t hesitate to ask us. We’re here to
10. Adjournment
Calendar of Events
September 12th – 14th, 2014
Tournament in the Woods
Friday, September 26th, 2014
Deadline to submit AGM
Awards nomination forms
Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
ODP Q&A Session
October 25th – 26th, 2014
2014 Fall State Cup &
Presidents Cup
October 25th – 26th, 2014
Sunday, October 26th, 2014
Friday, October 31st, 2014
November / December
Missouri Mule Soccer
Mia Hamm Fundraiser
Deadline to submit Passback
Grant Application
ODP Tryouts
(see website for specific age
group schedule)
November 1st – 2nd, 2014
Autumn Bash
November 8th – 9th, 2014
2014 Fall State Cup &
Presidents Cup
Southside Fall Shootout
Deadline to submit any
changes to the MYSA Bylaws
November 8th – 9th, 2014
Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
Raytown Soccer Complex –
Raytown, MO
MYSA Bylaws
Four Points by Sheraton –
Kansas City (by Kauffman
Raytown Soccer Complex –
Raytown, MO
Legacy Park – Lee’s Summit,
Hidden Valley Soccer
Complex – Blue Springs, MO
St. Louis, MO
MYSA Office
63 Sports Complex – Jefferson
City, MO
Raytown Soccer Complex –
Raytown, MO
Swope Soccer Village –
Raytown, MO
Belton, MO
MYSA Office
December 2014
Saturday, January 24th, 2015
USSF ‘E’ License
2015 Annual General Meeting
& Workshops
April 10th – 11th, 2015
2015 Spring Presidents Cup
May 29th, 2015 &
June 5th – 7th, 2015
2015 Summer State Cup
June 11th – 14th, 2015
2015 Region 2 Presidents Cup
July 9th – 12th, 2015
2015 National Presidents Cup
Hampton Inn & Suites –
Columbia, MO
Lake Country Soccer –
Springfield, MO
Raytown Soccer Complex –
Raytown, MO
Legacy Park – Lee’s Summit,
SLYSA Complex –
St. Charles, MO
Overland Park Soccer
Complex – Overland Park, KS