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Executive Board Notes
August 25, 2014
-Ratified the online vote approving the purchase of the US Youth Soccer Online Youth Modules.
-Approved the affiliation of the White Oak Athletic Association.
-Ratified the online vote accepting the proposal from Pullen Insurance for the youth medical, liability, and excess liability insurance for the 2014-15 season at an increase of .07 per player.
-Denied the appeal of the AGM fine from South Side, Murraysville, and United FC.
-Voted to retain ABPT as the association accounting firm.
-Voted to close the Inhouse Development, Tournament Support, and SoccerStart funds and roll them into the General Fund.  
-Voted to appoint Mike Spagnoletti as the Referee Assault and Abuse chair.
-Voted to appoint Randy Lowden as the Field Committee Chair.
-Approve the SRC's pursuit of Paul Tamberino to fill a development role within our referee program.
-Scheduled Special Election for Sunday, January 11.  Time and location to be announced.
-Voted to appoint Norm Hasbrouck to lead Constitution and Bylaws Rewrite Committee.

Annual General Meeting News
The PA West Soccer AGM saw Thilo Boensch and Tom Beecher were re-elected as VP-Youth and Treasurer respectively.  Peter Smith and Mike Spagnoletti were elected to the Executive Board as Members At-large.  The 2014-15 budget was approved.  The state council also voted to form a committee to re-write the association governing documents. 

Sport Pins International
PA West Soccer has announced Sport Pins International Inc., as its Official Awards Supplier.  Under the terms of the partnership, Sport Pins International will provide medals, pins, coins and trophies for PA West Soccer programs, including PA West Soccer State Cup, PA West Soccer President's Cup, PA West Soccer Open and the Kohl’s American Cup.

"Sport Pins is excited to become an official partner of PA West Soccer," said Sport Pins Director of Sales, Jeff Bivens. "We have been proudly serving PA West Soccer for over 8 years and are excited to expand this relationship.  We look forward to helping each association, tournament, club and team anyway we can through our great products, outstanding graphic designs and customer service."

Founded by Connie Bivens in 1980, Sport Pins International has offered its customers the finest quality awards in the industry for more than 30 years. Sport Pins offers a full range of award and recognition products including pins, medals, coins, bag tags, plaques, trophies and a number of additional customizable products.

"We are very excited to welcome Sport Pins as a PA West Soccer sponsor," PA West Soccer President Natalie Schwoeble said. "Sport Pins has a great tradition and we look forward to the partnership as well as the quality product Sport Pins provides."

For more information on Sport Pins International, please visit www.sportpins.com/.

Executive Board Notes
March 24, 2014
-Review the 2012-13 audit.
-Approved the Whistleblower Policy.

International Champions Cup Tickets
PA West Soccer is the exclusive soccer group ticket sales partner for the Guinness International Champions Cup match featuring Man City and AC Milan on July 27th game at Heinz Field.

Groups of 15 or more purchasing tickets through PA West Soccer will save 10% off the ticket price, plus avoid typical handling fees (please note: there is a 5.25 tax per ticket).  Pricing is available on the Ticket Order Form.

Heinz Field Seating Chart.

To order tickets...all orders must be on one (1) form.  Completed forms should be sent to PA West Soccer.  Via email to tim@pawest-soccer.org.  To send by regular mail:  PA West Soccer, 111 Whitehead Lane, Suite 200, Monroeville, PA 15146.

Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Fort Pitt Schedule

PA West Soccer's newest team plays seven home and seven away games beginning with a home game on Friday, May 16.  The schedule features home and away matches with Great Lakes East opponents AFC Cleveland, Erie Admirals, and FC Buffalo, plus either a home or away match against Great Lakes West foes Cincinnati Saints, Detroit City, Lansing United, Michigan Stars, and Westfield Select.

The Regiment will play host to Cleveland in their inaugural match.  Other home games include visits from Buffalo, Cincinnati, Erie, Lansing, and Westfield.  The team makes visits to Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Erie, and Michigan.

2014 Fort Pitt Regiment Schedule
May 16                        AFC Cleveland                      H
May 31                        AFC Cleveland                      A
June 1                         Lansing United                      H
June 8                         Erie Admirals                         H
June 11                       Erie Admirals                         A
June 15                       Michigan Stars                       A
June 18                       FC Buffalo                              H
June 20                       Erie Admirals*                        H
June 22                       FC Buffalo                              A
June 27                       Westfield Select                     H
June 29                       Cincinnati Saints                    H
July 6                           FC Buffalo                             A
July 9                           AFC Cleveland                      A
July 11                         Detroit City                            A

Times and location to be announced.
*at Edinboro University 

PA West Soccer Proudly Announces NPSL Expansion Team In Pittsburgh    
PA West Soccer has been granted an expansion team for the Pittsburgh market by the National Premier Soccer League.  The team will play in the Great Lakes Conference.  Robert Morris Women's Soccer Coach John Kowalski has been chosen to be the head coach.

NPSL Press Releaseclick here

Registration Fees For 2013-14 Season
    Player Fees
      In-house/Recreational - 9.50 per player
      Div 4-6 - 14.50 per player (club registering inhouse and travel players with us)
    Team Fees
      Div 4-6 - 25.00 per team

Clubs registering travel teams only; except for clubs joining as travel-onlly clubs prior to 2012
    Player Fees
      Div 4-6 - 17.50 per player
    Team Fees
      Div 4-6 - 50.00 per team

      Classic U11-U12 (8 v 8) - 350.00
      Div 1-Div 3...U12-U19 - 425.00 (per team if sponsoring 5 or more teams)
      Div 1-Div 3...U12-U19 - 500.00 (per team if sponsoring 2-4 teams)
      Div 1-Div 3...U12-U19 - 600.00 (if sponsoring only 1 team)

All player and team fee payments are due at time of registration with district or division registrar.  Fees are only payable by club check.  Checks must be payable PA West Soccer.

ABOUT THE PA WEST SOCCER ASSOCIATION

Pennsylvania West State Soccer Association (PA West) is the National State Association of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the United State Youth Soccer Association (USYSA), and the United States Amateur Soccer Association (USASA).  It is a not-for-profit Pennsylvania corporation, allowing tax deductible donations and contributions to the fullest extent of the law. PA West State Soccer Association has a current membership of over 60,000 youth players, 2,000 amateur adult players, 7,000 active coaches, 2,300 referees and thousands of volunteers involved in its network of over 120 local member clubs (and growing) across the western half of the state of Pennsylvania.  The State Association's boundaries are the western border of Pennsylvania east to the eastern boundaries of  Potter, Clinton, Centre, Huntingdon, and Fulton counties. PA West Soccer Association is organized to provide non-profit, public, educational soccer development and competition.  Its leadership is comprised of a Board of Directors in which both the Youth Board and Amateur Board are represented.  The organization's offices are located in Monroeville, PA, just outside of Pittsburgh, offering a full-time staff of five to assist its membership. PA West Soccer Association offers in-house programs for U5 to U19 and travel programs for U10 to U19.  The Classic Division is offered for U12 to U19 players seeking a higher level of play. TOPSoccer offers soccer programs designed for children with disabilities.  PA West State Olympic Teams identify players for regional and national team consideration.  Amateur leagues are available for the adult player and adult Amateur Select teams provide opportunities for regional and national tournament play.

PA West Soccer Association members receive numerous benefits and services to support their club activities.  The association offers coaching license programs, player development clinics, referee training and certification courses, referee development and assessment, a variety of tournaments, a State Association newspaper - Touchline, a video library, medical and liability insurance, and much more.