Magic Camps and Clinics
Winter Skills Clinic
For ages 7u/8u & 9u/10u; co-ed
Dates: January 13, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24; SKIP January 20
Location: Orchard Ridge Elementary School gym
Time: 7u/8u runs 6-7:00pm; 9u/10u runs 7-8:00pm
Limited to 16 participants per time slot
Participants MUST wear athletic apparel, shin guards, athletic shoes, A MASK, and bring a soccer ball and water bottle.
Our players will work on everyday drills to increase their mastery of the ball and will practice passing with accuracy and creating space to receive passes. Among many fun games to simulate game-like situation, decision-making scenarios, and overall fun while learning!
UW-Madison Research Study
A UW-Madison doctoral student is "conducting a study in middle school athletes to determine how different sport participation behaviors may affect how much these athletes enjoy playing sports and how this behavior may affect how much these athletes move during the day."
The study is approved by the institutional review board here at UW-Madison (attachment 2021-0966).
If you wish to participate in this study, please read the information and attached documents prior to enrolling.
Dear Middle school student and parent/guardian:
The Wisconsin Injury in Sport Lab would like to invite you to complete a private, online survey about your motivation for playing organized sports. Kevin Biese, a doctoral student in the Department of Kinesiology, and Dr. David Bell are conducting a study to understand how sport specialization may be connected with sport motivation in middle school athletes.
If you currently play in organized sports or have played in organized sports in the past 12 months, and are in middle school (6th, 7th, or 8th grade) you are able to take our 5-10-minute online survey.
You get to choose whether or not you participate in the study. If you want to participate, your parent or guardian must give their permission. You can skip any survey questions that you do not want to answer. Even if you start the survey, you are not required to complete it. You can stop at any time.
You can access the survey here:
At the end of the survey, you may provide your e-mail address if you are interested in participating in the 2nd part of this study. The 2nd part of this study will require you to wear a device that tracks how much you move during the day. You would wear this device for 1 week. We would also like your parent/guardian to take a survey about their physical activity and household family income. If you complete the 2nd part of this study, you will receive $20 for your help.
New Referee Course
Attention future referees! The Wisconsin Soccer Referee Development Program (WisRef) has announced courses for 2022 registration. Referee candidates who are first time Referees, or previously registered Referees who have had a lapse in registration may register for certification starting December 10th. NOTE: U.S. Soccer Policy mandates a minimum age of 13 to start the certification – there are NO exceptions or waivers to this U.S. Soccer Policy.
The total cost of the course is $70; a background check, if 18 or older is an additional $30 (for a 2-yr period). As an incentive to grow Referee numbers for the Youth game, the Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) will fully reimburse new and lapsed Referee candidates who successfully complete all of the requirements from January 2022 through April 2022. The reimbursement will include the registration fee and background check fee, plus a 10-piece referee uniform starter kit.
New Grassroots Referee Courses require a combination of independent learning and in person, virtual instruction. The independent learning starts in the U.S. Soccer Learning Center, is followed by WisRef content, and finishes with a WisRef Virtual online Zoom session. Total instruction time is estimated at 16 hours, with the final four hours being the Virtual online Zoom session.
The Learning Center and WisRef content can be done at your own pace, and during multiple sessions. Once the Learning Center and WisRef content is complete, the Referee candidate will be availed of the opportunity to select the date and time for the Virtual online Zoom session. The Virtual online Zoom session times will typically be 8 AM – 12PM or 1 PM – 5 PM Saturdays or Sundays and will start on Saturday January 8th.
Additional times or days may be added based on demand. If the Referee candidate is <13, or the dates and times of the Virtual online Zoom sessions conflict with your schedule, additional courses will be offered in August of 2022, however without the reimbursement or uniform kit as outlined.
To register to become a 2022 USSF Grassroots Referee please follow the steps as outlined here https://wisref.org/grassroots-
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a part of the game, while learning and earning!
What do these two organizations ask in return? We ask that you commit to refereeing all of 2022 and registering again for 2023 minimum. We would also hope that you continue in 2024 and beyond.
In addition to the WYSA reimbursement and uniform package, many clubs and districts also provide additional referee incentives, for a minimum number of games worked in a season. Referees should contact their local Assignor for more information on these programs, once they begin assignments.
For referee fee information, please follow the link to MAYSA's webpage at https://www.maysa.org/referee-courses.
Magic Soccer Club
PO Box 46585, Madison WI 53744