Kinde Coach and Manager Information
Magic SC Kinde Coaches and Managers Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 18, at 5:30 pm upstairs at Break Away Sports complex, 5964 Executive Drive, Fitchburg. The Y1 Certificate Course begins at 6:00 pm immediately following the meeting for those who are signed up. Coaches receive a ball bag, one ball per player on their team, small cones, and flags to start the season.
All coaches must apply for a Coach Pass through our statewide organization, Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association (WYSA). Please follow the link to apply. The cost is $15 and includes a background check. http://www.wiyouthsoccer.com/about/pass_cardrisk_management/. Once you have applied for your Coach Pass, keep the code given and use it to sign up for the Y1 Course that fits with your schedule. The cost of the course is FREE with your code given at the time of applying for the Coach Pass. Course must be taken before the end of the season.
Kinde season: Runs only in Spring and begins this year on April 29. Registration for 1st Grade soccer begins in May and closes in mid-summer or when rosters are full.
Cost: $55 which includes 6 games, green/white jersey, black shorts and socks, and size 3 ball. Coaches are volunteers; no referee costs.
Practice day, time and location are subject to availability of coach/es. Games are held on Saturday mornings or early afternoons at one of two parks on the near West side of Madison.
Roster size: Ideally 10; maximum of 12
# of Fields: 2 played simultaneously
# of players per field: 3 per team (3v3)
Ball size: 3
Game length: 4 x 8 minute quarters
Goal size: 4'x6'
Game: No paid referees, coaches assist with refereeing as needed; no goalkeepers; no off-side called. Please no cherry-picking!
Need help or practice ideas? Email Director of Coaching for the Kinde age group, Jill Frank at CoachingdirectorJill@magicsoccer.org.
Coaches: What is your role?
Your role is very important! You are the enthusiastic teacher, patient counselor, and everlasting cheerleader.
Come to practice with plans ready to implement. Have a Plan B in case Plan A isn't working. Tell your players a few things you are going to work on (dribbling, kicking from out-of-bounds, etc.). Give water breaks. Keep players active with their ball; standing in line won't give them experience.
Have an idea which players will begin on the field during games, and rotate who plays together.
Don't count the score! Give praise to each player for their contributions. Kids love to hear what they did well!!
Ask that your players come 15-20 minutes early prior to games starting so you can see who is in attendance.
Managers: What is your role?
You are the link between the coach and the parents! They will come to you with questions, so do not be afraid to ask your coach, Director of Coaching Tim Meinholz,or the Club Administrator if you do not know the answer.
All uniforms are ordered upon registration for Kinde players. For those who join the team after the inital Kinde Coaches and Managers Meeting, they will need to pick up their uniform when ready from Stefan's Soccer store. Players who joined before the end of April will have their uniforms packaged together as a team and delivered to the Kinde Coaches and Managers Meeting. Managers are tasked with handing out uniforms to players at practice.
Please contact the families on your roster. Inform them of your practice day, time, and location after consulting with the coach/es. Distribute game schedules and make sure families know where the fields are. Please see the Magic Soccer Club homepage (bottom R corner) for maps to your fields.
Encourage players to arrive at games 15-20 prior to the start of the game. This helps the coach/es know who will be there.
**Please ask parents not to sit between the fields (if they are laid out next to each other). This area should be kept for players and parents helping to sub on the sidelines ONLY. Too many extra people in that area creates chaos and is a large distraction.
Kristin Ruprecht, Club Administrator
Magic Soccer Club
PO Box 46585, Madison WI 53744
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