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 First and Second Grade players. If a player is in need of a uniform piece after the initial registration period (during the season), please direct them to order online through League One "Uniform Order--Post Registration." When the uniform order is ready, they will receive an email and need to pick up their uniform from Stefan's Soccer store.
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 right 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. Help to organize someone to assist keep the kids focused on the sidelines. This person can help get the kids on and off during substitutions or keep time for rotation purposes.
Organize any snack schedules or team parties/get togethers if desired by the team.
There is no heading of the ball allowed! No slide tackling either. Please do not allow players to guard the goal--there are no goalkeepers allowed in these age groups.
# of players on the field: 4
# of fields playing at the same time: 2 (meaning 8 players are needed from each team)
Size ball: 3
No offside, heading, or "cherry-picking" (guarding the goal). No goalkeepers.
Uniform ordering: If a player needs a uniform after the initial registration period, please direct them to the "Registration" page and login to League One using their ID and Password. Look for the program titled, "Uniform Selection--Post Registration" and order what is needed. The family will receive an email when the order is complete and ready for pickup from Stefan's Soccer store, 6620 Odana Road, Madison.
Need to access your roster, Contact List with Medical, or WYSA Membership (auto-filled waivers) forms? Follow this link and use your ID and Password to League One https://onlinereg.leagueone.com/admin/login.aspx.
Magic Soccer Club
PO Box 46585, Madison WI 53744