DSC Annual Meeting Held August 9
Date Posted: 8/10/2012
DSC Annual Meeting and Elections were held Thursday, August 9 at the Lake Pavilion at Manchester Meadows.
The annual gathering of the membership began with the announcement that the Board of Directors had accepted President Niel Welborn’s resignation, and appointed Secretary Al Reid to complete the remaining year of Niel’s term. The Board also appointed Member At Large Sherri McFadden to fulfill Al’s remaining year as Secretary.
After highlighting the exceptional work Niel has done for DSC, a plaque and gift was presented by Al.
Following the presentation, nominees for the open Board positions- Vice President, 1 year and 2 year Member at Large, spoke to the membership. Ballots were passed out and after a tally of the votes, Dan Vastag, who ran unopposed, was elected as VP, William Hall was reelected to the 2 year MAL position, and Tom Ammann was elected to the 1 year position. Congratulations to Dan, William and Tom, and to all the nominees.
Executive Director Dave Carton introduced the DSC Staff, Administrator and Registrar Beth Balint, and the Directors- David Parnell, Director of Recreation, Stephen Nserko, Player Development Program Director, Cameron Alksnis, Director of Academy Programs, Cesar Robles, Director of Coaching- Select girls, Graham Stafford, Select Technical Director, and Tomo Koyano, Academy Technical Director. The rest of the Staff Coaches were also introduced.
Dave presented the following awards:
Most Improved Player - Ty Blythe 02 Black
-Boys Player of the Year - Isaiah Reid 99 green
-Girls Player of the Year - Frances Whiteside 94 Lady Green
-Boys Coach of the Year - Tomo Koyano 99 white
-Girls Coach of the Year - Spencer Smith 94 Lady Green
-Volunteer of the Year - Dan Vastag
Isaiah Reid and Fracnes Whitesides- players of the year
President Al Reid and Andres Manzano, Sports Director for UE Cornella
Dave announced a formal agreement was reached with Andrés Manzano, Sports Director for UE Cornella of Barcelona. They will be bringing their camps for 2 weeks to Manchester Meadows Soccer Complex next summer. The Summer Camp agreement, through their direct collaboration agreement with FC Barcelona´s unique and personalized soccer program, will provide top level Spanish coaches and ex-professional players to employ the technical and tactical coaching techniques that Spanish soccer is renowned for.
Barcelona club Unió Esportiva Cornellà, also referred to in Catalan as UE Cornellà or in Spanish as UD Cornellà. UE Cornellà is the third most successful youth development club in Catalonia behind FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol. They are also a feeder club and grass roots partner with FC Barcelona, RCD Espanyol and England’s Blackburn Rovers.
Over the past 5 years UE Cornellà has become the preferred player source for clubs throughout Spain, Europe and the world. In the past year professional clubs such as FC Barcelona, RCD Espanyol, Villarreal F.C., Zaragoza F.C., Atletico Madrid and Blackburn Rovers have sent scouts to identify and sign over 10 players from U.D. Cornella.
The partnership with UE Cornella involves Cornella collaborating with Discoveries Soccer Club on player recruitment, coaching certification, methodology and coaching curriculum sharing, and team trips to Barcelona.
UE Cornella, through their arrangement with FC Barcelona, will also conduct a Talent Identification Program to invite any stand-out players back to Barcelona for additional development.
See link to UE Cornella web site
Dave was very positive and excited about our teams this year and confident DSC will offer the players the best experience possible in our area.
Thank you to all the parents, players and coaches for attending our 2012 DSC Annual General Meeting.
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