Board Conference Call- March 31, 2020
On the Call:
Nancy LaRocque, Sheila Rinozzi , Jamie Francis, Liz Tuppen, Emily Ford, Lori Dauphiny, Jenn Langzettel, Maddie Davis, Derek Copeland, , Tessa Spillane, Jane A Lariviere, Megan Conan, Mike Lane Pat Hyland, and Kate Maxim
Check in – go around the “room” and talk about how you, your staff & team are doing
- Winter training legislation & Outside competitions (see attached proposal from Jenn)
Sent out the memo to board- will send it to the membership.
79% responded, 73% in favor of moving forward with it.
Still working on writing the proposal- working with her compliance department as well, is taking with Stephanie as well
Change it to “on or off campus” ~ not sure but will talk to Stephanie about needing to write anything about splitting up the group
Leaning towards getting rid of “trip” and reword it with segment ( maybe winter training segment)
HAS to be considered non-controversial to go through- otherwise may not get passed the route we are trying for to fast track it. ( if it doesn’t get approved- would go through approval process the regular timeline, so would not be in place for next year….therefore we don’t know if NCAA will grant a waiver for next year based on what they said this year)
Concept 2 Challenge- (at this point, it’s up to individual interpretation) no official word back from the NCAA yet on this. ACC gave an interp. On the
Salary Survey (Shelia)- should be sent out this week. Will add in a scholarship question.
Hall of Fame (Jane) – do we want to do it this year? We have 2 nominations for this year. One of the concerns is that we don’t know when we will all be back together… maybe have to present it over zoom or a pre-recorded video
Awards (Emily and Tessa) –
Tessa wants to pursue D1 All American Awards, Maddie and Nancy agree – these are kids that were not waiting to determine if they’re 1V kids or not – we know who they are…
Going to be hard to decide how many each program gets….
Emily – doesn’t want to do it, because doesnt know how to do it fairly. (making selection process fairly- as it stands currently) ….but open to ideas of recognizing athletes
Kate- suggested an honorable mention- not necessarily an award, but something that would allow programs to recognize their top tier kids
Were not sure if conferences are going to recognize awards or not…
~Could go through the nomination process, and just announce all of the nominees. No actual team award.
2019-2020 CRCA NATIONAL SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD– performance limitation—
2nd, 3rd, 4th year of eligibility, ~proposing “top 50% of your team, consider the people if you were going to race tomorrow or NCAA squad, whichever is more”
Emily- motion to alter All-American awards– this year only, to publish a list of nominees, and make clear it’s not an official award. ( for all 3 divisions).
Everyone is in Favor.
Emily- motion to alter scholar award- same criteria, but alter for Top 50% of your team, consider the people if you were going to race tomorrow or NCAA squad, whichever is more”
Everyone is in Favor.
Conference Survey (Liz & Maddie) – Virtual coaching, beginning with Liz & Bo Hansen (see attached email thread)
We had briefly talked about virtual coaching and this might just be the opportunity to get this off the ground.
(Dr. Leming, Dan Tudor, ___).
Sponsorships (Jamie)- attachment –
Nancy will look into contracts/ the need to get a lawyer
Virtual community service/involvement ideas (Jenn)
Schedule bi-weekly or monthly board calls moving forward-
Membership Meeting – Monday, Apr 20th 12pm est. / 9 am pacific
Think about agenda items and email them to Sheila
Things to be emailed out:
Conference / Membership Benefits for Mtg
Winter Training Legislation