MAYLA Contacts Bobbi Villhauer - Interim Executive Director Jeff Flowers - Commissioner Chris Kelly - Vice Commissioner Secretary - Aubree Mancuso Treasurer – Brenda Stopher Boys Select Director – Boys Rec Director - David Fink Girls Select Director – Jim Gandy Girls Rec Directors - Randy Russell
MAYLA Business Items Training Treasurer’s Report By-Laws (Amendment) PCA Training – January 17 th (tentatively) GLF Training Opportunities Level I (Men's and Women's Game): November 22, 2014, Suwanee, GA Lambert High School - December 6, 2014, Macon, GA Mercer University - Level II (Men's and Women's Game): November 23, 2014, Suwanee, GA Lambert High School -
MAYLA Bylaws Amendment The Board of Directors proposes the following amendment to the MAYLA Bylaws: Programs in Good Standing Must have a zero balance for dues. Must have a zero balance for MAYLA Challenge. Must have at least one team participating within at least one season of a calendar year. Inactive Programs No MAYLA participation in two consecutive seasons. Lose privilege to vote on MAYLA issues. Requires a simple majority to reinstate. Loss of Membership Two years (4 seasons) without participation Must reapply for membership (requires 2/3 vote)
Player Eligibility Reminder LACROSSE ASSOCIATION Jr Select (6 th & 7 th grade) no 5 th grader may play Jr Select Sr Select (7 th & 8 th ) no 6 th grader may play Sr Select Player Age Eligibility for Rec League GradeDivision 1 st -3 rd Bantam 4 th – 5 th Lightning 6 th -7 th Junior 7 th – 8 th Senior
Residency Waiver for Select Player Eligibility MAYLA's Position on Residency Waivers: Players who reside within high school districts having a Select Lacrosse Team are to play for that Select Program. Players who do not have a Select Program in their HS district are allowed to play for any Select Team and MAYLA requires an informal waiver to document those cases so that the league is made aware, prior to the start of the season, that a particular team has an out of district player(s). MAYLA will also entertain waiver requests from parents of Players who reside within high school districts with a Select Lacrosse team but want to play for another Select Program. These waivers are carefully reviewed by MAYLA's respective Boys or Girls Rules & Competition Committee and the process is overseen by the MAYLA Executive Director. After the waiver request has been received by MAYLA, the head coach of each affected program will be consulted and if there is consent from each head coach, then the approval of the waiver would be looked upon favorably. If the coaches of both programs do not consent, then the leadership of the dissenting program would be consulted to ensure that the disagreement is just. If there is not agreement between the two programs regarding a particular out of district player, the waiver would not likely be approved. Of course there are always extenuating circumstances but these would be considered rare and unique and would be reviewed on a case by case basis.
Reminder of Dues Policies Member Dues: Rec Division: U9 = $120 per team Rec Division: U11, U13 and U15 = $200 per team Jr. & Sr. Select = $250 per team After team commitment forms due, each program will be invoiced for their total amount of teams entered for that season. Programs will not be placed on the schedule until dues are paid in full. Programs who pull teams out after the schedule is complete are not entitled to a refund for their team fee. All payments should be made payable to "MAYLA" and sent to MAYLA PO Box 4173 Marietta GA PLEASE PUT YOUR PROGRAM NAME ON YOUR CHECK! PLEASE ATTACH A COPY OF YOUR INVOICE WITH PAYMENT.
Officials Officials' Assigning for Games Member organizations are responsible for coordinating their own officials for home games. Home teams are responsible to pay for both officials, unless other arrangements have been made between teams. Boys: GLOA - Patrick Joyce - NGOA - Jim Westbrook - Girls: GLUB - Veronica Hewgley -
Spring REC Schedule Winter Breaks: Cherokee/Paulding/Bibb/Henry 2/16-2/20 Fayette 2/16-2/17 Spring Breaks: March 30-April 3 Cherokee/Bibb April 6-10 Cobb/Forsyth/Fulton/Paulding/Gwinnett/ Fayette/Henry Game Schedule Option A: 8 games in 7 weeks Option B: 7 games in 7 weeks Week 1Feb 28 Week 2March 7 Week 3March 14 Week 4March 21 Week 5March 28 Week 6April 18 Week 7April 25
Countdown to Spring Season!!! SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, December 6 th - Boys & Girls Select Informational & Scheduling Meeting; Location & Time - TBD 2015 MAYLA Challenge May 2 nd & 3 rd End of Season Tournament for all Rec Teams Looking for Volunteers to be on Tournament Committee
Important Upcoming Dates MAYLA Dates MAYLA Membership Meeting Boys & Girls Select Team Forms Due Boys & Girls Select Scheduling Meeting Boys and Girls Coaching Clinic (tentative date) Rec Division Team & Field Forms Due MAYLA Cup Boys & Girls Select Championship MAYLA Challenge LACROSSE ASSOCIATION November 6 th November 30 th December 6 th January 17 th January 16 th May 9 th & 10 th May 2 nd & 3 rd Other Lacrosse Dates Men’s & Women’s Level 1 Training, Suwanee Men’s & Women’s Level 2 Training, Suwanee Men’s & Women’s Level 1 Training, Macon US Lacrosse National Convention November 22 nd November 23 rd December 6 th January 23rd-25 th