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Operational Meeting Minutes

October 26, 2021

I.     Call to order

Meeting was called to order on Zoom at 730pm by Larry Hurley

 Town Roll Call

Towns in attendance:

-        Amesbury

-        Andover

-        Bedford NH

-        Beverly

-        Burlington

-        Dracut     

-        Everett

-        Georgetown

-        Haverhill

-        Lawrence

-        Marblehead

-        Masconomet

-        Melrose

-        Methuen

-        Nashua

-        Newburyport

-        North Andover

-        North Reading

-        Pelham

-        Peabody

-        Pentucket

-        Reading

-        Salem

-        Stoneham

-  Tewksbury

-        Tyngsboro

-        Wakefield

-        Westford

-        Wilmington

-        Windham

 

II.     Secretaries report – for AGM – will be posted online as well as this meetings minutes

III.     Vote To allow Bedford NH in RVL as well as welcoming Georgetown and Lawrence back in

a.     Lawrence and Georgetown both long time members – voted unanimously back in

b.     Bedford NH – new member, looking for better competition – 2021-22 has 4th grade (2 teams),   6th (playing in 7-1), 7th 1 team, 8th 1 team – voted in unanimously

IV.     Treasurers Report – Nick Howie and Larry Hurley – we were depleted in 2020-21 season, for obvious Covid related reasons . We need to up the team entry to $275 to build up reserves going forward. Millworks tourney will be 3/8, 3/9, and 3/11 thru 3/13, fee for millworks is approximately $17500, refs and awards approximately $13000  … report accepted unanimously

V.     Player Exceptions

4th grade
Riley Mernard – 3rd grader Wakefield playing on Stoneham 4 b – accepted unanimously

5th grade
none

6th grade
Abigal Harrod (spelling) Nashua 6th D2 – Merrimac not having a team – no one opposed, voted unanimously

7th grade
Brielle Evenson – same situation – Merrimac having no team, brian curly talked with Merrimac who confirmed no team - unanimous decision to accept

8th grade
none

 

VI.     Division Alignment

a.     4th grade – 27 teams – 3 division north/south/west
9 teams each. (some teams dropped out after Becky aligned the teams, so she will re align and post)

b.     5th grade – 34 teams 3 teams –
d1 11 teams,
d2 14 teams split into 2 sub divisions for scheduling purposes,
d3 9 teams- for playoffs it will be 4 division split

c.      6th grade – 4 divisions 44 teams –
d1 11 teams
d2 12 teams
d3 12 teams
d4 9 teams
Both D2 and D3 will be split into 2 subdivisions for scheduling purposes. After we had some discussion, and there will be some teams moved in and out of the original alignment

d.     7th grade – 4 divisions 40 teams –
d1 9 teams,
d2 12 teams(split into subdivisions for scheduling purposes)
d3 9 teams
d4 10 teams

e.      8th grade – 4 divisions 34 teams –
d1 9 teams,
d2 9 teams,
d3 8 teams,
d4 8 teams


VII.     New Business

None

VIII.     Game and League Schedule Meeting

To be held at Americal Civic Center – 467 Main st. Wakefield, MA on Sunday, November 7 times and divisions listed below

  • 9am to 10am – 4th and 5th Grade Coaches
  • 10am-11am – 6th and 7th D3 and D4 Coaches
  • 11am-noon – 7th D1 and D2 and All 8th grade  Coaches

 

IX.     Adjournment – meeting adjourned 841pm

 


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RIVER VALLEY JR HIGH GIRLS BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Annual General Meeting Minutes

October 5, 2021

I.     Call to order

Meeting was called to order on Zoom at 730pm by Nick Howie

 Town Roll Call

Towns in attendance:

-        Amesbury

-        Andover

-        Beverly

-        Burlington

-        Dracut     

-        Masconomet

-        Melrose

-        Methuen

-        Nashua

-        Newburyport

-        North Andover

-        North Reading

-        Pelham

-        Peabody

-        Pentucket

-        Reading

-        Salem

-        Stoneham

-   Tewksbury

-        Tyngsboro

-        Wakefield

-        Westford

-        Windham

 

II.     Secretaries report – 2021 Pre Town Sept 28  meeting – accepted unanimously

III.     Treasurers Report – report of  fees and expenses was read, tabled budget til next meeting after discussion with eboard.

IV.     Age Director Review for 2020-21 – read by directors –with winners approved unanimously

V.     Election of Officers – ALL UNOPPOSED AND UNANIMOUSLY VOTED

Commissioner – Larry Hurley

Vice Commissioner – Jim Schofield

Secretary – Tommy Rossi

Treasurer – Nick Howie

Web Master – Mike Garabedian

4th grade – Becky Holden

5th grade – Nick Howie

6th grade – Eric Montague

7th  Grade – Brian Curley

8th Grade – John Diaz

Regular season to be played between 11/15/19 thru 2/23/20

VI.     Player Exceptions – Initially, much discussion on grade movement within towns. Nothing was eventually voted on, and the bylaws remain the same. Id like to note to the towns that in the future, there is no problem with them bringing a clear and concise discussion and asking all to vote on it.

There was one possible exemption discussed, but it was involving a girl who lives in one town (Tewksbury) and goes to school in another (Burlington) who tried out for Burlington, it was noted our By laws clearly state that is allowed in all cases. The issue here is one between the towns, parents and kid, not the board

 

VII.     New Teams – E-board meeting confirmed – introduced at AGM

Marblehead – full program – Unanimous

Everett – full program - Unanimous

VIII.      Constitution and By Law Changes –

a.     – Removal of “Past Commissioner” from board position – Unanimous

b.     – allow up to 4 divisions in any grade – unanimous

c.      – all games shall be in two 16 minute halves

d.     Remove the existing 5th grade rules and replacing with the following

1.     Only man to man defense. No zone defense or double teaming. Full court pressing (man to man only)is only allowed in the last 2 minutes of each half and overtime. No pressing if team is up 10 or more points.

2.     Violation of the 10 point rule will result in 2 shots and the ball back at the division line. First violation shall be a warning. Subsequent violation is listed above. Officials have some discretion to call this

3.     Teams with a 10 point lead are restricted to play defense inside the three point arc and below the foul line extended. Teams are allowed to press, trap, play man to man inside this area

4.     A foul shooter is allowed a foot violation provided she does not continue on into the lane until the ball touches the rim

5.     4th grade – beginning next year 27.5 ball

IX.     Budget – discussed at eboard meeting after, will be discussed with towns at Operational

X.     New Business

Regarding Covid Restrictions, the board chooses that the RVL does not get involved in setting any policy on this, we defer to the protocol of the towns and facilities that the events are taking place

Eboard voted to bylaw in a new scheduling format. For years most surrounding leagues, and even our league years back, had the coaches of each team schedule the games, either at a meeting or via email. We are going back to that format going forward. With the meeting taking place after the operational meeting. This years meetings schedule were, AGM October 5 zoom), Operational October 26(zoom), and the Schedule meeting November 7 (at a place to be named). Each team must have 10 slots or more at home

XI.     Game and League Schedule –

Season to run from 11/28/21 and ends on 3/13/22

RVL Tourney – Mill works location – March 8 thru 10th playin, march 11-13th quarter, semi, and finals

All Star Game  TBA

 

XII.     Adjournment – meeting adjourned 842pm

 

 

 

     

 

 



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RIVER VALLEY JR HIGH GIRLS BASKETBALL LEAGUE

E – Board Meeting and town meeting

September 28, 2021

I.     Call to order

Meeting was called to order at 705pm by brian and larry

II.     Discussion of options for the towns for 2021-22

A – business as usual

B – millworks for towns that don’t have gym space – town deals directly with millworks

C- use millworks for all like last year if the covid climate gets worse

III.     Covid Restrictions is the home towns call – league is not involved

IV.     Season is extended into the 2nd week of march, one extra week, to accommodate the NH vacation schedule

V.     Bylaw changes – discussion to be brought up at AGM

a.     5th grade defense no zone – 2 min press at halfs, for all divisions

b.     League no longer will complete the scheduling, there will be a yearly meeting shortly after the Operational meeting where all coaches will bring their home dates and schedule their own games

c.      Minimum of 10 home dates need to be turned in at coach schedule meeting

d.     Universally across the league, 16 minute halfs

VI.     Adjournment – meeting adjourned 755pm

Role CALL

Andover

Burlington

Billerica

Dracut

Haverhill

Lowell

Masco

Melrose

Methuen

Nashua

Newburyport

North Reading

North Andover

Peabody

Pelham

Pentucket

Reading

Salem NH

Stoneham

Tewksbury

Tyngsboro

Wakefield

Wilmington

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RIVER VALLEY JR HIGH GIRLS BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Annual General Meeting Minutes

October 21, 2019

I.      Call to order

Meeting was called to order at 705pm by Commissioner Gary Suave with all Board members in attendance

 Town Roll Call

Towns in attendance:

-          Amesbury

-          Andover

-          Beverly

-          Billerica

-          Burlington

-          Chelmsford

-          Dracut

 

-          Georgetown        

-          Haverhill

-          Masconomet

-          Merrimack

-          Methuen

-          Nashua

-          Newburyport

-          North Andover

-          North Reading

-          Pelham

-          Pentucket

-          Reading

-          Salem

-          Stoneham

          Tewksbury

-          Tyngsboro

-          Wakefield

-          Westford

-          Windham

 

I.      Secretaries report – 2018 Operational meeting – accepted unanimously

. Electronic version of minutes will be available for those wishing to view them

II.      Treasurers Report – was read by Brian Sifferlin and was accepted unanimously

III.      Age Director Review for 2018-2019 – read by below directors – approved unanimously

A. Nick Howie 5th grade – All Good

B. Jim Schofield 6th   grade – All Good

C.  Bob Johnson – 7th grade – All Good

D. Larry Hurley – 4th grade – All Good

E. AnnMarie Campovetis – 8th grade – All Good

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I.      Tournament Sites for 2020   and All Star Games

Games to be played at Mill Works (like last year)

Preliminary Games – 3/3 and 3/4 – 36 games scheduled

Quaterfinals – Semifinals – Finals 3/6 thur 3/8

All Star Games all to be played on March 9

Regular season to be played between 11/15/19 thru 2/23/20

II.      Player Exceptions

8th grade - Haverhill requests alana shanahan from Timberlane – she was accepted prior years, board and towns have no issue – vote was unanimous

8th grade – North Andover requests ____ Zagami from Reading – Larry Hurley representing Readng said there is no problem, board and towns have no issue – vote was unanimous

7th grade – Tyngsboro requests Grace Wise from Bedford – Jim S researched, Bedford didn’t have a problem with it, and Tyngsboro only has 6 girls before her - board and towns have no issue – vote was unanimous

4th grade – Tyngsboro requests Jolina Medina from Methuen – 1 yr only, Methuen doesn’t have a 4th grade team – board and towns have no issue – vote was unanimous

6th grade – Stoneham requests Gabriella Stamps from Somerville – family is moving to Stoneham on Dec 1st – boards and towns have no issue – vote was unanimous

Nashua – 8th grade – Abby Chambers Manchester to Nashua

 

The Above Exceptions were discussed and agreed and vote was unanimous

 

III.      New Teams – Eboard meeting confirmed – introduced at AGM

Windham NH – full program – Eboard voted unanimously to accept and the towns all agreed

 

IV.       Constitution and By Law Changes – no changes this year

I.      Budget

Due to holding all the preliminary tourney games at mill works, our budget ran negative 5k or so last year. The league still is financially sound, where we are  planning on using the Mill Works for all the games again this year, brian suggestion is to raise the fee to $200 per team. We have approximately 170 teams, we should be fine according to our budget. – accepted unanimously

 

 

II.      New Business –

Brian Curley of Dracut – wants to visit the zone defense in 5th grade rule, he will email to his concerns to the board and it will be discussed separately with the 5th grade coaches

III.      Election of officers –

a.       Gary Sauve – voted unanimously for Commissioner

Below officers voted in by Gary Sauve 1-0

b.      8th grade – Bob Johnson

c.       6th Nick Howie

d.      7th – Jim Schofield

e.       Larry Hurley – 4th Grade and Webmaster

f.       Tommy Rossi – Secretary

g.      5th grade – Brian Curley – new election – Dracut

Adjournment – meeting adjourned 815pm..

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