NMSAA Winter 2002 Meeting Minutes
by Tara Thielman, Secretary/Treasurer
NMSAA Winter Meeting Minutes
January 28, 2002
Shelby’s Superintendent’s Office
Meeting came to order at 9:20am
Previous meeting’s minutes read and approved
Records of BBB tournament were announced
Seeding for BBB tournament was announced
Set up times for preliminary games at the end of meeting
Schedules for 2002-2003 discussed
Scott Reding stated that Browning doesn’t wish to change
Coaches want to coach both ms & hs
Refs will get income in both fall and winter seasons
Tara Thielman stated Conrad doesn’t wish to change for the same reasons
Brian Barrows stated Sunburst will have a coaching shortage if the seasons are
Jim Gregg stated that Cut Bank will also struggle with coaching
Sharon Bonderud of Shelby agrees and also said there will be a problem of
Bill Schlepp of Chester spoke of pushing up BBB games earlier in Nov.
Tabled until the Spring meeting, but will probably change the BBB start time
to the 1st Monday after the GBB tournament
Discussion of the vb schedule occurred.
Constitutional Changes were discussed
Scott Larson of Cut Bank proposed that the 2nd paragraph in track equipment
Should have the “No” deleted in “No cleats are allowed.
Brian Hayes 2nd the motion
Brian Barrows discussed having both a Top half and Bottom half tournament in
BBB & GBB
Bill Schlepp discussed having a combo team tournament instead
Discussion was tabled until the spring meeting
Zone Defense Discussion
Bill Schlepp doesn’t see how zone benefits the younger athletes. Fundamentals
should be taught before zone is allowed.
Jim Gregg stated that zone was allowed because of the lack of enforcement
not allowing zone defense.
Bill Schlepp motions to take away zone defense
Squee Guardipee of Heart Butte 2nd s motion
Jim Gregg is against the motion
Tara Thielman is also against the motion and would like to discuss it with her
coaches before voting either way.
Scott Reding would also like to ask input from his coaches.
Brian Barrows suggested that the Zone defense should not be allowed in 7th grade,
but allowed in 8th grade.
Motion was tabled until spring. Bring back input of coaches.
Volleyball Serving line
Brain Hayes proposed that the serving line for 7th graders be moved up 3ft. the
first week of the seasons matches and then gradually moved back each
week until the serving line is in the proper place for the tournaments.
Tara Thielman stated that’s how UMS coaches choose our traveling teams and is
therefore against the proposal.
Proposal tabled until spring meeting. Bring back input from coaches.
Tara Thielman said that Kevin will be in touch with all wrestling coaches regard-
ing the matches in Conrad scheduled for March 2nd. Kevin will probably
re-schedule the matches for the 1st instead.
Scott Larson and Brian Hayes both stated that Thursday, Feb. 28th would be better
as they are both manning tables at the NAIA National Tournament in GF
on the 1st and 2nd.
Tara said she would get that information to Kevin, and he will be in touch ASAP.
Discussion of recapping the wrestling and volleyball seasons took place next.
Tara Thielman stated that the NMSAA checking account is having $2.00 deducted every
month for a service charge. She wants permission to see if the fee can be waives
since there is so little activity. This was granted. She was also granted permission
to check other institutions for a better deal if Wells Fargo won’t work with her.
She will go to the bank after the meeting to see what can be done.
New Trophy Discussion
Scott Larson has the new trophies, and they will be put into circulation as the
Jim Gregg said that he will get the 7th grade GBB trophy to Conrad ASAP.
Track Schedule Change
Cut Bank will host everyone on April 13th.
Shelby will host everyone on April 20th. Browning will co-host.
Final Four BBB tournament
8th Grade boys will play first on Saturday. The 7th grade tournament will take
place immediately after the 8th grade tourney. Both will be in the H.C.
Davis Gym in Cut Bank. Jim will fax all information this afternoon.
Meeting was adjourned at 10:45