Council Meeting Minutes
Andrew Allaby - V-P FNB
Steve Drisdelle - CAMFA (will do voting for
Bruce Watts - FMFA (will do voting for FMFA)
Arliss Wilson - FMFA
John Fitzgerald – FMFA
Review of Voting Procedures
2 of 3 of minor associations in attendance (CAMFA & Fundy) so a
quorum is present.
Additions/Acceptance of Agenda
No additions to the agenda.
Motion to accept the agenda. Steve Drisdelle 2nd by
Bruce Watts. Motion passed.
Minutes from last minor council
meeting/ Acceptance of these minutes.
No questions on minutes from last minor council meeting.
Motion to accept minutes from last minor council meeting. Bruce Watts 2nd Steve Drisdelle. Motion passe
Association updates: ( 2008 Fall
rap up, Clinics, Camps, etc. for spring/summer 2009)
CAMFA – V-P Steve Drisdelle
- Just held
their AGM on
- Plan to
have a Community Sport – Novice Coach clinic in March 2009
Looking to send coaches to the
Maritime Coaches Conference
to host a level I & II clinics in April and June respectively
FMFA - V-P Bruce
Watts or Secretary Arliss Wilson
Larry Harlow and
Arliss Wilson have been certified as course conductors for the Community
Sport – Novice Coach.
Would be available to conduct courses in the Capital Area or in
Have no plans for any
clinics or camps at this time
Review of Official Footballs for
each age group
Tabled to next minor council meeting as there was a discrepancy in
the actual official football
The minor associations were informed that
Some of the concerns of the minor associations were what do you do
with the players that aren’t good enough to make the high school team.
With this age change they wouldn’t have a team to play on
a midget league was created which in itself presents its own problem with
getting enough coaches, fields, refs etc. Also high school teams may take
the 15 year old to fill out there roster and would likely end up just
sitting on the bench the entire season.
Provincial voting structure
Was explained that with new members joining Football NB that the present
voting structure needed to be
The minor associations were also told that the new system
wouldn’t allow for a “block”
Therefore there was a motion put forth to decline the new voting
structure as proposed by Football NB
Moved by Steve Drisdell 2nd by
Bruce Watts Motion passed.
All Play Policy
All Play Policy
The following motion was passed by
While the associations fully support the idea of having an all play
policy many questions were brought up and think that the policy should be looked
at again and reworked to come up with something a
Motion was put forth that while the associations fully support an all
play policy the present policy
Two Tier Playoff System
Liked the concept of a 2 tier playoff system. It would take the emphasis
off of winning and
weeks of teaching the JPD program and last two weeks for games.
CAMFA was not interested in this for their spring program. They feel that
their numbers would drop significantly if
they didn’t offer the kids games and well as practice. CAMFA will wait
to see what will be offered by the other associations.
They plan to offer 15, 13 & 11 and under programs this spring. Plan
to keep 13 & 11 and under within their own association
As far as games were concerned. Would like to run a 17 and under program.
Will have to meet with the high school coaches
see if this is doable. The idea is CAMFA would look after all the administration
aspects of it so the the coaches just have to show
up and coach.
isn’t happy with the present way the provincial teams are run. Thinks that the
3 associations should have one
team each (elite) at both the 15 & 17 and under ages and each team
run a common playbook so that all players will be
familiar with the plays. This way the head coach of the provincial teams
can evaluate all players the same on how they run
the different plays. These teams would play games against each other and
the coaching staffs of each team would pick the top 20-25 plays for a
common camp to practice as a team and at the end of
the camp the provincial team would be picked.
an elite team and a developmental team. The elite team would be available
for games, however the development team would
not have games till the jamboree they have at the end of their season and
MFA’s executive would have to vote to allow teams
from outside their association to play games in it. Will be running
programs at 13, 11 and 9 and under. A couple high school coaches
expressed interest in running a 17 and under team(s).
As for FMFA they stated that they would have to wait till their executive
what is wanted for Spring football. As in years passed it was mentioned
that they always have problems getting fields for
practice and for games. Also have trouble getting coaches out in the
No consensus could be reached with spring football programs other than
not in favor of the JPD program being run
in place of games and practices.
. The AGM would start up after at
. Where the AGM and Awards luncheon is to take place has yet to be
The minor associations were informed of the yearly awards handed out at
the AGM weekend. Awards would be handed out in the following categories:
Bantam volunteer of the year
Pee Wee volunteer of the year
Adult Touch volunteer of the year
Adult Tackle volunteer of the year
The minor associations were to come up with one nomination for each award
(excluding the Lifetime Service Award) and
forward them with supporting information of the person to Larry Harlow on
nominations will be sent to the awards committee to vote for the winners.
Review of Coaching Requirements for Fall 2009 season
The associations felt that because of a lack of coaching clinics put on
by both FNB and the minor associations that the
coaching requirements for this fall would be hard to meet and ask that FNB look at this policy to see if the dates could be pushed back.
Minor council meeting
TBA – likely sometime in July or early August.
Motion Motion to adjourn. Steve Drisdelle 2nd by Bruce Watts ( )