Washington Township Parks and Recreation
Sports Advisory Board
Meeting of June 3, 2009
The meeting was called to order by President, Charlie Muracco at 7:06 p.m. at the
Washington Township Municipal Building.
The Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America was recited.
Roll Call: Charlie Muracco, President
Rich Silvesti, Vice President
Mike Mullin – absent
Scott Newman – Council Liaison
Adele Riiff – Safety Committee Chairman
Baseball: Al Piccoli, Trish Chelston, Greg Lomax, John Radetich,
Sam Scimeca, Joe Tracy
Basketball: Greg Fath
Cheerleading: Carolyn Webster
Football: Paul Heston
Lacrosse: Kevin Moyer
Soccer: John Daly
Softball: Renee Iannace, Jim Quinn
Track and Field: Rock Siravo
Wrestling: Scott Johnson, Kim Smith
Code of Conduct: Kim Smith
Shawn Kraemer moved to approve the Sports Advisory Board minutes of the May 6, 2009
meeting. The motion received a second and was approved.
-85 teams participated in the Memorial Day Tournament
-Playoffs should be finished by June 22nd.
-The program will add a 4th grade travel team this year.
-Not having enough coaches is a major concern. A disclaimer will be put on the website
stating that all children signing up on time will be placed. However, late sign-ups would
not be guaranteed being placed on a team unless enough coaches are available.
-Second reading of bylaws
Frank Ragozino moved to approve the 2009-2010 Youth Basketball Bylaws. The
motion received a second and was approved.
-Over the summer, the board will decide on whether or not to increase registration and
-After the season had ended, a matter concerning the 5th Grade A Team Travel coach
came to the board’s attention. The board deliberated over one (1) hour and came to a
split decision. The coach, Randy Stover, was asked not to come back as a Travel Coach.
-After the April registration, 79 had signed up for Football Cheerleading and a handful
for Competition Cheerleading.
-Registration is set for June 7 and 8th at the Football Field House.
-Registration will be Sunday, June 7th, 12 to 4 pm and Monday, June 8th, 6-8 pm at the
Football Field House. They are expecting a large turnout.
-According to the Township Solicitor, parents volunteering to work the Snack Stand do
not have to be Megan’s Law approved. Anyone working with the children on the field
must be Megan’s Law approved.
-Coaches list will be provided next month.
-Season ended May 31st. Only grades 6 through 8 play for championship. The 7th and
8th Grade teams went to the Semi-finals and the 6th grade team won the championship.
-The board will be replacing two (2) of its current members.
-Bylaws are being reviewed with only one (1) change being made.
-Soccer is working on their bylaws. They will incorporate a way to remove board
members in their bylaws. It was suggested that this method possibly be adopted by all
-1700 players have registered to date. They expect another 200-300. 80% of the clinic
teams and 90% of the intramural teams have coaches. Almost all Travel Team coaches
are new. All coaches must be Megan’s Law approved.
-A preliminary list of coaches will be submitted at the July meeting.
-140 games have been rained out to date.
-The building is done as of today with the fire alarm being installed.
-Travel team tryouts will be held in August.
- The Fall Softball flyer has been submitted for school distribution. They hope to have
one team in each age bracket.
-There is one (1) opening on the Softball Board. 2 resumes have been received to date.
-Softball would like to host an ASA Tournament in the fall. The money raised would be
used to purchase a new scoreboard and rebuild their funds as they are depleted due to the
building’s expenses. Only Washington Lake Park would be used. They hope to draw
400 teams. Age groups eligible would be 12’s to 14’s.
Rich Silvesti moved to approve a Softball ASA Tournament to be held in the fall
with funds raised going to the purchase of a new scoreboard and rebuilding their
funds. The motion received a second and was approved.
-Softball would like to create ASA teams within the Softball program similar to Soccer’s
Club Program. No travel program exists for the 13 to 18 age range. After 12 years of
age, the program loses girls to out of town teams. The board will have to provide new
bylaws for this program and determine the percentage of out of town players each team
could take. The Softball Board suggests 50% of each team could be made up of players
from out of town. The SAB suggests a lesser percentage. Tryouts would be in August
and games would begin in September.
The Softball board will email bylaws for SAB’s first reading.
TRACK AND FIELD:
-The program concluded its season on May 30th. The program had a great year.
-The following is a list of 2009-2010 Wrestling Board members and Officers:
President - Kim Smith
Vice President - Scott Johnsen
Treasurer - Darlene Fisler
Dir. of Operations - Chris Bechler
Secretary - Open (Debbie Everham acting)
Members at Large - Debbie Everham
- Steve Adrian
- Dave Bagosy
- Bill Kern (Just approved at meeting)
Frank Ragozino moved to approve the new Member at Large on the Wrestling
Board, Bill Kern. The motion received a second and was approved.
-The board would like to drop the registration fee from $80 to $65.00. Parents would
purchase the singlet outright without a fee being incorporated in the registration fee. They
would like to increase the registration fee from $30.00 to $65.00 for middle school
wrestlers to help pay the fees for school custodial and security services.
Shawn Kraemer moved to approve the Wrestling Board’s request to set the
registration fee at $65.00 for all wrestlers for the 2009-2010 season. The
motion received a second and was approved.
-The current Wrestling coaches will host a summer wrestling program on June 24th, 6:30
to 9:00 p.m. at the CAC for wrestlers that have been involved with a program.
-Bylaws – a suspension addendum has been added. A link is provided for the Grapevine
Adele Riiff, Safety Committee Chairman, has not received any feedback from the Boards
as far as fundraising to replace bleachers. It is not mandatory yet, but will be in the near
future. Only 3 tier bleachers will be allowed without a back. Once this does become
mandatory, all bleachers not meeting the standard will be taken out. The next Safety
Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 10 a.m. at the Municipal
CODE OF CONDUCT:
Kim Smith, Code of Conduct Board Coordinator, reminded boards to make use of the
Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
Mary Schneider, Secretary