27Feb2018 Chesapeake Lacrosse Board of Directors Meeting
Roll Call: Mark Mozier, Kevin Hannon, Arvak Marshall, Sean Hanley, President Terry Edmondson, Chip VanReenan, Harry T. Hornick, Eddie Trujillo, Steve Willett, Jim Lighthizer
Next board meetings are scheduled for 5 June, 28 August and 27 November.
Roster Review/Board Recruitment (Terry Edmondson): President emphasized that he is looking for volunteers with team work attitudes and with a passion for the sport. The way-ahead for this topic is to “nail down” the working level roster. Joke was made that Mark Mozier was not eligible to hold all of the working level positions. Guest Steve Gillett was acknowledged.
Coaching Development (Chip VanReenan): President complimented the chapter volunteers that supported the chapter hosting of a US Lacrosse level one certification for coaches. The training was held on 24Feb2018 at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center in Annapolis, Md. Chip Van Reenan was the chapter's lead for the effort. Chip, Arvak Marshall and non-chapter members provided the instruction. Other chapter volunteers were Terry Edmondson, Charlie Schoenberger, Sean Hanley and Kevin Hannon.
Forty-five coaches for girls lacrosse attended and 15 coaches for boys lacrosse attended. Complimentary emails were received and it was suggested that a few of these be posted on the chapter website. Other related discussion was:
· Suggestion made to gather high level statistics on attendees
· Suggestion made to advertise training as cogender training instead of implying that level one training for girls coaches and boys coaches is different. Level 2 training will require gender specific instruction.
· Suggestion was made since Howard County now requires that boys coaches be level 1 certified, the chapter should take steps in convincing Anne Arundale County to do the same.
· Level 2 certification training (7 hours) is being planned for August. Tentative dates are 12 or 19 August. Several potential sites were discused. Chip was given the “green light” to come back to board with his recommendation.
· At next meeting, Terry will follow-up with fact finding on conducting certification traiing at specific sites.
Financial Report (Sean Hanley): Postponed until next meeting.In summary, 2017 had positive financial outcomes. The chapter hosted 26 Jan 2018 Hall of Fame event also had a postive financial outcome.
26 Jan 2018 Hall of Fame (Eddie Trujillo): The event recognized 2018 hall of fame inductees, youth all americans, youth academic all americans and coaches of the year. See https://www.google.com/amp/capitalgazette.com/sports/navy_sports/ac-cs-chesapeake-chapter-hall-20180101-story,amp.html article by Bill Wagner for details on hall of fame inductees. Event was complimented by attendees in areas of food and excitement generated. Also the event had a positive financial outcome. Suggestion was made to better order the speakers and to limit the speaker's time. Terry wants to further formalize/make transparent the selection process. Chapter has begun the consideration of the next set of inductees for the hall of fame. For future hall of fame events, suggestion was made to inform the audience on why the chapter exists and announcements. Final nominations for the 2019 class are due at the 28 August 2018 cchapter meeting.
National High School Girls (Mark Mozier): Mark is working toward the chapter obtaining a national team designation for Anne Arundale County girls in 2019. Each public and private Anne Arundale school will be allowed to submit 5 girls for consideration. D.C. has 5 national national teams, Baltimore has 1 team, and New York has many national teams. There are 12 public and 8 private girls lacrosse high school programs in Anne Arundale County.
High School All Americans (Arvak Marshall): US Lacrosse selection process for high school all americans has changed. Details will be provided by US Lacrosse. We anticipate that 3 all americans and 3 academic all americans will be considered for Anne Arundale County.
US Lacrosse National Update (Terry Edmondson): US Lacrosse, via its “First Stick Award” program, presented 30 boys sticks, 2 goals, soft balls, approx 30 youth memberships and 2 adult memberships to the Annapolis Youth Lacrosse Association (AYLA). AYLA serves as a centralized youth lacrosse organization in the Annapolis area and is focused on providing youth with the opportunity to compete at all levels of play.