SF Flying Eagles Board Report: Volume 2
The following is a summary of the Board meetings conducted
in April and May 2005.
The Board discussed the issue of exclusivity. Exclusivity
restrictions are common at other organizations. It's most likely form
restricts members from participating on teams with other organizations.
The Board endorsed a policy of non-exclusivity but delegated the ultimate
decision making to the individual teams.
The adoption of a policy of exclusivity most severely
impacts a middle tier player. The AAU organization provides a vehicle
for certain players to circumvent the limitation imposed by exclusivity.
Consequently, it is the balance of the team members that are constrained
from seeking alternative outlets for the development of their basketball
skills and their passion for playing the sport. Your organization feels
that it should not act as an impediment if you have the opportunity and
desire to co-participate in another organization.
However, it must be kept in mind that there needs to
be a balance between the needs of the player and the needs of the team.
Consequently, each team is encouraged to evaluate these situations, as
they arise, and seek to negotiate a mutually agreeable compromise. Please
contact the Team Commissioner with any questions.
Tournament vs. Roster
The SF Flying Eagles organization supports a roster
approach to team personnel management. The organization's definition of
"roster" is that team membership is fixed and every player on
the roster has the right to a roster position in subsequent years, contingent
only on the payment of membership fees and compliance with the Organizational
Rules. Vacancies are created solely by attrition. Once admitted to the
roster, players do not have to "try out" for a roster position
in subsequent years.
In contrast, a "tournament" organization opens
up the roster to competitive tryouts at the inception of every season.
The issue of playing time is probably one of the two
most feverish issues facing any team that competes in organized sport
activities. The Board is pleased to make available an insightful article
written by Steve Jordan on this very topic. Please take the time to review
this article, contained on the Resources link.
SF Flying Eagles picnic will be scheduled for Saturday,
August 27, 2005. The picnic location is Blackberry Farm in Cupertino.
There is a per person admission charge with a discount if the admission
is purchased via the Internet. Potential group activities include Golf
Tournament, Parent / Child softball, beach volleyball competition, etc.
Please contact the Board if you have an interest in organizing any, or
all, of these activities.
SF Flying Eagles Website
Two rounds of revision have been completed on the website
Likely date: the weekend of October 7-8, 2006.
The Board offered a Board position to Maisy Chan and
the organization is pleased to report that Maisy Chan has accepted the
Board position offer. If you have an interest in participating in the
governance of your organization, please contact a sitting Board member
or your team manager.
Based on next year's (September 2005) school grade:
and 3rd Grade Coed Instructional Team: in formation (instructor and
facilities have been secured).
Grade Girls: a few positions are available on this existing team.
Grade Girls: early stage formation.
Grade Boys: in formation (coach and facilities have been secured).
Grade boys: in formation (coach and facilities have been secured).
more information on specific teams, please go to the Contact web page.
SF Flying Eagles Board
Paula Lum-Concepcion, Jon Fong, David Fu, Marianne Petroni, Wilson Sun and Geri Toy
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