September 2012 | East Bay Lacrosse
East Bay Bristol County Lacrosse Association is a developmental lacrosse program for boys and girls in the East Bay area of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. We serve: Barrington, Bristol, Warren, Swansea, Somerset and Rehoboth.

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East Bay Bristol County Lacrosse Association

Meeting Minutes: September 12th, 2012

7pm, Barrington Public Library, Barrington


In Attendance: Peter Ramsden, Erica Faulkner, Julie Gaffney, Brad Vaughn, Molly Lacerte, Dee Walton

Missing: Michael Curry, Nina Robertson, John Gaffney

The meeting was called to order at 7:06 pm


Approval of July Meeting Minutes

Peter Ramsden made a motion to approve the minutes from the last meeting.  Julie Gaffney seconded the motion.  The minutes were approved by a unanimous vote


Treasurer’s Report – John Gaffney

There was not Treasurer’s Report


Old Business

Coaches’ Appreciation Night – Peter Ramsden

·         Scheduled for 10/1/12 at 7pm at Billy’s in Barrington

·         Dee has been in contact with the current manager and has been given pricing

·         This year’s estimate exceeds last year’s total expense

·         Peter will contact Bill Dessel to discuss opportunities to minimize the expense

PCA Clinic – Peter Ramsden

·         Scheduled for 9/27/12 at 7pm at the Barrington Public Library Meeting Room

·         Low enrollment to date

·         Dee will invite BYSA coaches to attend


New Business

End of Season Survey Results – Peter Ramsden

·         The overall response rate to the survey was very high with mainly positive feedback

·         Carefully reviewed the responses in aggregate and shared specific comments both positive and negative to identify potential areas of improvement

·         Current coach training and programs in place provide the tools to address the concerns of the families.

US Lacrosse Date of Birth Guidelines for Age Grouping

·         New guidelines move most players back one year from current grade-based break downs

·         There was much discussion regarding the positive and negative implications of following the US Lacrosse age groupings including concern about kids already in the program and the impact it will have on their development

·         RIYLL will use the new age groupings starting in 2013

·         Dee will continue to work with the data base to run scenarios of various age cut-offs

·         Peter and Michael will work with RIYLL to potentially modify age breaks for 2013 season

MBGLL/Girls’ Competitive – Molly Lacerte

·         Molly has been in contact with Christine Haberman, Executive Director of MBGLL to discuss potentially entering East Bay Select teams into MBGLL for 2013 season

·         MBGLL has invited Molly and Peter to attend their South Division Fall Meeting on October 15th to discuss details

·         Review of MBGLL program and the requirements East Bay would have to meet does not look like joining MBGLL is a good fit

·         Molly will follow-up with Christine with some specific questions regarding teams, fees, Recreational League requirements, and scheduling

·         Some discussion about using NESLL as a competitive option again.  Overall interest in NESLL from RI players seems light.  Last year’s experience for the 5/6 group was below expectations.  Try-outs are on Sunday 9/16.

Nominating Committee – Peter Ramsden

·         Josh Davis and Chris Feeney have both agreed to serve on this year’s nominating committee

·         Would like to recruit another member of the committee

·         Dee will investigate responses to survey that indicated they may be interested in a board position

·         Recommendations for members of the nominating committee and the execute Board were discussed



Brad Vaughn made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was seconded by Julie Gaffney and after a unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 9:00pm.


Respectfully submitted,


Molly Lacerte

2012 EBBCLA Girls’ Director

acting on behalf of Nina Robertson, Secretary