The Metro High School Athletic Association

Date: Monday April 27th, 2015.

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Halifax West

http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/mhsaa

Attendance:

Donna Duggan

HW

Scott Pellerine

SJA

Jill Jeffrey

SHS

Jean-Franacois Valade

CARR

Tim McGarrigle

HGS

Susan Beazley

ARM

Steve Harris

CIT

Steve Wilcox

LOCK

Bob Mayo

PA

Trevor Doyle

NSSAF

David Algee

JLI

Erica Ans

AUB

Ray Robertson

CPA

Jared Griffiths

SH

Jordan Lewis

HCA

Patrick Hatfield

CHDHS

Frank Hubley

MHSHL

Evan MacInnis

CGC

 

Sends regrets:           

 

Guy Fortin

SOMM

Jason Scott

FOUT

Craig Janc

SHAM

Peter Haley

DART

Tamara Muise

ES

Mike Smeltzer

HW

Adam White

MILL

Annette Sherlock

SH

 

 

1.  OPENING

The meeting opened at 7:13pm

 

2. INTRODUCTIONS:

Meeting was chaired by Donna Duggan.

Evan MacInnis was introduced. He works for Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic and High Performance Athletes. They are running a pilot project called Podium Search in the schools looking for late specialization athletes like, rowing, speed skating, bob sledding, rugby 7's etc. They are hoping to come to schools and do some non invasive testing to identify athletes. Focus is on grade 10's but will take 11's as well. They will not take these athletes out of sports in the schools but to encourage them to continue and pick up another sport in the off season, or training for these sports. A hand out of the testing was given out and all the tests could be done in a 60 minute block. These could be done now or in the fall. Donna will send out the contact information. evan@cscatlantic.ca

 

Frank Hubley spoke about the boys hockey league. Frank handed out information on the boys league for this year He began with a discussion of how the playoffs are set up and the reason they are set up with so many teams starting in the first round. We have a very strong league province wide. The four man referee system was used this season and the suspensions were down, however the overall quality was not better than in the three man system but suspensions were down. Frank mentioned how some coaches who were suspended this year and last year were very inappropriate at the games. I think we (someone in the school) need to take more control in what is happening at the games in terms of this. We really need to look at this and make sure coaches understand the NSSAF handbook. He discussed the controversy over school cancellations and when some schools are cancelled and when others are on; we went over the board policy. Discussed the game limit, 42 games allowed. 24 games and six tournaments will get to the 42 games.

 

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES for March, 2015.

           

Moved: Steve W.           

Seconded: Tim M.                              Approved

 

 

4.  FINANCIAL REPORT

 

The Chair, Donna Duggan reported the following financial information:

Chequing:        $10314.13

 Shares:            $ $360.37

 Plan 24:          $ 20.33

 Equity:           $ 10.00

 

 

5. BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES:

None

 

6. REGIONAL DIRECTORS REPORT:

 

This Friday is the deadline for the Ron O'Flarherty scholarship. Girls rugby is tiered for Regionals this year. We are hosting and this year we will have two teams going. Softball we do have Division 3. Thanks to schools that hand in sheets for amendments, they are very helpful. Badminton and table tennis will move forward with the start date of the season next year. Dorothy G. Walker award winner was Paula Simm from Eric Graves. Sites and dates will be out next week for sports next year.

 

7. NEW BUSINESS:

 

None

 

8. COORDINATORS REPORTS

 

Cheerleading - DHS:  Peter Haley

Not present.

 

Field Hockey DHS Erin Shaus

All star game is May 6th after the final at Citadel. Erin sent out the information.

 

Badminton - City HW Donna Duggan

Thanks to host schools, hope that next year we will have less sites and one school to take it all on.

 

Badminton - County LOCK Steve Wilcox

All went well. The tournamet went fine at Lockview and plan to do the same next year.

 

Boys Rugby - CH - Pat Hatfield/ Steve Lennihan

Information will be sent out tomorrow.

 

Girls Rugby - SJA Scott Pellerine/ Lindsay Hilton

All is going well, information has been sent out and league starts tomorrow

 

Track and Field - City - HW - Donna Duggan

May 4th Meeting for both groups at Halifax West at 7 pm in the gym. All schools should have a rep there. Jason mentioned the different schedule with hurdles in the county. Both City and County will run with the same schedule. Discus and shot put will be on different days.

Javelin for intermediate girls is now 500 g, and Jr. Girls is 400 g.

 

Track and Field - County - CPA Ray Robertson

Same as city.

 

Field Lacrosse SJA Scott Pellerine/ Brendon Smithson

Season starts this week.

 

Softball MILL Adam White

May 25th will be round robin, crossovers on the 26th. Rain date is 29th.

 

Table Tennis AUB Erica Ens

All went well.

 

9. New Business

 

Tim M. Will be stepping aside next year and Shane Joseph will be stepping in next year as AD for Halifax Grammar.

 

Adjournment-

Meeting Adjourned at 8:27 pm

Moved:  Sue B.

Seconded:   Donna D.

 

Next meeting is June 23rd 1:00 pm at Scott Pellerine's house.

75 Blue Forest Lane Hammonds Plains.

 

If you have anything you wish to add to the agenda, please contact Donna Duggan or  Scott Pellerine one week prior to the next meeting.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Scott Pellerine

 

Secretary