Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Big RSA News

There will soon be a new Executive Director of the RSA. At the board meeting on Tuesday March 19th, the RSA Board of Directors decided that the services of Dennis Morse were no longer required. I'm not sure if he was fired, or how it works exactly, but as of today he is no longer in charge.

The search for a new Executive Director will happen in the next few weeks. No information on how to apply was released. The decision was made because of the new board members that were elected a couple months ago - a big change from previous years.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think the writing was on the wall with this one. Howard and the board made it clear that the operations of RSA were going to be changed. I think Dennis did a great job in growing soccer in Regina, but change is always necessary to keep ideas and vision fresh. Hopefully the new ED is someone that can continue to grow soccer in Regina and help overcome some of the obstacles holding back further development of soccer in Regina.

Anonymous said...

Maybe now the focus can be on new turf since ours is the laughing stock of the province. Or maybe even a new building.

Anonymous said...

So I'm curious about this new turf thing...why would we drop $10k on new turf again only to have it destroyed from mistreatment and having it pulled up 5-6 times a year. That turf was supposed to have a 10 year warranty on it and we're in what year 6 or 7 and its destroyed and barely usable. Until we get a dedicated full time facility where the turf will stay year round it's a waste of money. Furthermore Evraz Place does a TERRIBLE job of maintaining anything it owns and operates, so you know the turf isn't being handled properly when it gets taken out and put back in either.

Regina soccer as a whole is the laughing stock of the province because no one works together for the common good and sticks to club and organization silo's instead.

Anonymous said...

well you do make some valid points, but as a player, or young player its not right to play on bad turf it creates injuries

Ian McLaren said...

Nail on the head! Everybody has to work together to get a new facility. The exhibition association is a for-profit enterprise so they are looking to maximize money from that space. Also you can tell how they feel about upkeep by the fact that the front entrance either leaks water or falls down every year.

Anonymous said...

The turf doesn't create injuries. Poor technique or improper shoes create injuries. Wearing outdoor blades or other soccer boots made for grass surfaces (10-15 cleats) work a lot different than proper turf shoes (the ones with 50ish small rubberized cleats on the entire bottom). There's a lot more cushion on the current surface than the old tile floors we used to play on (If you are old enough to remember the old curling rink facilities).

Anonymous said...

Yeah cause this turf is so nice to run on. It's like cement horrible for your joints.

Anonymous said...

I didn't say it was nice to run on but it's far better than the hard tile with no cushion we used to play on. And really in the summer time most of our grass fields are hardened mud with patchy thin grass anyways, so it's not much different unless you play on one of the few top quality outdoor fields in Regina.

No offence, but if you want new turf try to come up with legit solutions rather than factless, pointless complaining. We all know the current state of the turf, what we don't know is a better solution.

Anonymous said...

New facility?

Anonymous said...

With what money? And what land/building? Again...stating the obvious that a facility is needed which everyone knows, we need to figure out how to make it happen.

Anonymous said...

10k for new turf. You are dreaming.

Anonymous said...

Sorry....forgot a zero. Likely close to $100k. Even more of a waste of money.

Anonymous said...

New Facility and New Turf would be a start. People come here from all over the country for this tournament and make fun of us for having such a bad turf. You hear things like It's no better than playing on concrete". It's embarrassing. Change the turf, or change the turf and build a new facility so we can all enjoy a just soccer facility and can all develop our skills. Cutting down and not having rent will also help our fees per year.

Anonymous said...

Well with the new board in place I'm sure they would love to,hear your well informed and factual ideas on how to make this happen. Again...complaining and regurgitating the same garbage "we need new turf", "we need a new facility" is pointless. We all know that. And it's easy to say "just do it", but without a plan to financially support it and maintain it its not going to happen, no matter how "embarrassed" you are.

Anonymous said...

Regina should be ashamed of themselves. Your facility sucks. Your turf sucks. You are an embarrassment to soccer facilities across Saskatchewan. Come check out Saskatoon's facilities and learn something you duds. We don't pay rent, we don't pay high insurance fees. Figure it out!!!

Anonymous said...

Saskatoon is light years ahead of Regina soccer because the are too many ego's and greedy people that don't care about what is best for soccer. The clubs don't work together, community soccer doesn't want to work with RSA and the adult leagues want nothing to do with and don't see the benefits of working together with the youth leagues to create a far better system to progress soccer in Regina. I'm sure Saskatoon has their own issues,but Regina is a long way away from fixing the problems that are keeping them behind.

Anonymous said...

Regina's biggest problem is the people they had in charge. Changes have been made recently.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's the people they had in charge. There are plenty of people still in charge within the clubs that have a very old school mentality that don't want to work together. The complete overhaul of the board is a start (whether its the right people there now remains to be seen), but there needs to be changes in the clubs mentalities as well.

Anonymous said...

All of the youth clubs have terrible people running them. Half of them really don't know what they are doing. I've seen it first hand. We have people who can't even manage money correctly. We have people who make mistakes on the rosters. We have complete idiots running these clubs. Some of these people can't even greet you or say hello. They act all stuck up, they glare at you, and they treat other people badly. I'm sorry if you are having a bad day or whatever, but you still need to be professional and treat people with respect. I'm so sick of the clubs in Regina. I want my son to develop and to have a good environment to play. It's truly pathetic. Soccer is not a sport people take seriously.