Competitive Program – Magic City Soccer Club

Competitive Program

Spring Overview

  • Players assessed
    • According to their Birth year
    • 9’s-14’s are grouped into birth year groups
    • As necessary with 15’s-19’s ages are combined to field teams
  • Players grouped
    • According to developmental level
    • 9’s-14’s need to train with players of similar ability
    • Multiple teams created in age groups based on ability
    • Fluidity for players to move between teams in age group
  • Developmental Group Training
    • Players broken into development groups according to age then ability
    • 9/10’s, 11/12’s, 13/14’s, 15/19’s
    • Train together at the same times, locations
  • Development Group Director
    • Create Season Plan
    • Create and Implement Session Plans
    • Work with Staff Coaches in Development Group to improve player development
  • Staff Coach
    • Work with a specific team in Development Group
    • Assist Director with evaluating players
    • Implement Sessions and Provide Feedback

Coaching Structure:

For u9-u14 ages all training sessions will take place under the guidance of an Development Group Director. This means that every team within an Development Group will train at the same time and at the same location as other teams within that Development Group. If the u11 Development Group has 4 teams then all four teams would train at the same time at Amend Park. The Development Group Director would be responsible for planning the session and helping staff coaches implement the session. There would be 4 coaches at each training session to make sure that there was a 1:1 coach to team ratio.

The benefits of this format are achieving consistency of coaching throughout the club. As the Development Group Director will be creating a season plan in accordance with the Club curriculum and implementing sessions based on his/her season plan players will be taught specific themes during specific ages. This will allow players to develop their knowledge of the game and ability to execute technical aspects of the game more efficiently.

The number of Development Group Directors will correlate to the number of teams in each Development Group and during this first year of implementation we will plan to have a 9/10 , 11/12 , 13/14, u18 Development Group Director for each gender.

Training Structure:

All teams within an Development Group will train together. Thus for any given session there would appropriate numbers to run small sided games, large sided games, and scrimmages at the discretion of the Development Group Director and in conjunction with the Club Developed Curriculum. The implementation of sessions will vary from Director to Director but will incorporate season planning concepts such as Tactical Periodization and intensive attacking and defending cycles.

A Development Group Director may choose to have all players work with their teams during the training session or to mix teams so as to provide different opportunities for the development of players. The Development Group Director will work to see every player from every team within an Development Group train weekly.

Goal:

The purpose of running training sessions in this format centers upon player development. Players respond differently to individual coaches and by allowing players to work with every coach within a Development Group he/she will learn the same concepts presented with different voices. This set-up also provides enhanced club unity and the opportunity for players to develop and progress from a developmentally lower team to a developmentally higher team over the course of a season or even several seasons. This fluidity will be encouraged by all coaches and will ensure that players have the opportunity to play in groups that are developmentally appropriate for them during the course of the season. Directors may determine that having a player train with a different team for a session, a week or even two weeks will aid their development. This process will look different for each Development Group.

  • Spring Season: January-June
    • 2-3 Indoor Sessions: January-February
    • 4-7 Sessions indoor/outdoor March
    • 2-3 Sessions Per Week April- June
    • 4-6 League Dates
      • Anticipated first League date 1st week of April
    • 2 Tournaments
  • Fall Season: July-October
    • 2-4 Sessions July
    • 2-3 Sessions August-October
    • 2-4 League Dates
    • 2 Tournaments
  • Pre-Assessment Town Hall Meetings: 
    • October 18 First Interstate Bank: Glacier Room
      • 7:00pm -8:30pm: All Ages
    • October 24 First Interstate Bank: Glacier Room
      • 6:30pm -7:15pm:2009-2004-u15 Meeting
      • 7:30pm-8:15pm: 2003+ Meeting
  • Post- Assessment Development Group Meeting
    • November TBD: Location TBD
  • 2009-2008 Assessments
    • Dates TBD:: likely January/February
  • 2007-2004 Assessments
    • October 23-27 See Dates Tab
    • 4pm-6pm  Amend Park
  • 2003+ Assessments
  • Pre-Season Development Group Meeting
    • February TBD
Key Qualities of a Magic City Player
Skill on the Ball The highest level Magic City players are expected to exhibit a high level of skill on the ball. Players should be comfortable with both feet and be able to execute a wide range of skills effectively in game situations.
Awareness Every Magic City player is expected to show a strong degree of awareness on the field. Each player should be constantly scanning the field to know the positions of teammates and opponents.
Decision Making Magic City players are expected to show a high level of decision making. Soccer is a fast paced game and each moment on the ball presents a wide range of options. It is imperative for players to make the right decision based on their location on the field, teammate’s location, opponent’s location, and game scenario.
Effort Magic City embraces the idea that it takes a long time “10,000” hours to develop high level athletic/decision making skills, we believe that it is imperative for our players to engage in the game on their own and work hard in every training session and game.
Sportsmanship Magic City players are expected to display sportsmanship through every interaction as a representative of our Club and Billings. We want players to compete hard and strive for success and be able to do so in a positive and sporting manner.
Coachability Magic City players should exhibit respect toward every coach and eagerly ask questions to further their knowledge of the game. Players should be ready to implement tactics and seek to understand how those tactics relate to competing in the game.
Fun Magic City players must enjoy playing the game, otherwise there is no point. A game is by definition to be fun and we believe that Soccer is the greatest game there is.

Girls Coaches

  • Development Director u9-u10: TBD
    • Staff Coaches u9: TBD
    • Staff Coaches u10: TBD
  • Development Director u11-u12: TBD
    • Staff Coaches u11: TBD
    • Staff Coaches u12: TBD
  • Development Director u13-u14: TBD
    • Staff Coaches u13: TBD
    • Staff Coaches u14: TBD
  • Development Director u15-u19: TBD
    • Staff Coaches: TBD

Boys Coaches

  • Development Director u9-u10: TBD
    • Staff Coaches u9: TBD
    • Staff Coaches u10: TBD
  • Development Director u11-u12: TBD
    • Staff Coaches u11: TBD
    • Staff Coaches u12: TBD
  • Development Director u13-u14: TBD
    • Staff Coaches u13: TBD
    • Staff Coaches u14: TBD
  • Development Director u15-u19: TBD
    • Staff Coaches: TBD
  • Spring Fees
    • u12-u19: $1150
    • u9-u11: $750
      • Initial Fee is $250 for 12’s+ and $150 for youngers, then six monthly payments beginning January
    • Includes:
      • Coach Fees
      • Coach Travel Reimbursement
      • Tournament Registrations (2)
      • Field Fees
      • League Fees
      • Insurance
      • MYSA Registration Fees
      • Teamsnap

Fees have been consolidated. In the past a team Finance person would collect fees in addition to registration for tournaments and so forth. We are discontinuing this practice in an effort to function more efficiently and promote consistency.

  • Pre-Assessment Town Hall Meetings: 
    • Town Hall Meetings:
      Wednesday October 18, 7pm First Interstate Bank.
      Thursday October 19, 7pm Senior High Auditorium
      Tuesday October 24, 6:30pm First Interstate Bank

      We have changed the format so that it is no longer age specific. Please come to the meeting that works best for you

  • Post- Assessment Development Group Meeting
    • November TBD: Location TBD
  • 2009-2008 Assessments
    • Dates TBD:: likely January/February
  • 2007-2004 Assessments: 4-6pm  Amend Park
  • Players should make every effort to attend every session for their age group, and should plan to attend at least 2 of the 3 sessions offered.
    • 2004 Boys, 2005 Boys: Monday October 23 and Wednesday October 25, November 1
    • 2004 Girls, 2005 Girls: Tuesday October 24 and Thursday October 26, November 1
    • 2006 Boys, 2007 Boys: Tuesday Oct 24Wednesday Oct 25, Friday Oct 27
    • 2006 Girls, 2007 Girls: Monday Oct 23,Thursday Oct 26, Friday Oct 27
  • 2003+ Assessments
  • Players should make every effort to attend every session for their age group. 
  • Pre-Season Development Group Meeting
    • February TBD

Register Here:

 

https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=64573&Type=PLAYER

 

Initial Payment: $250 12-19’s

Monthly Payments of: $150

Initial Payment: $150 9’s-11’s

Monthly Payments of: $100

Magic City Soccer Club

2222 Broadwater Avenue, Suite 101

Billings, MT  59102

(406) 294-9480

magiccityregistrar@gmail.com

Magic City Soccer Club of Billings

STOCKMAN BANK / MAGIC CITY SOCCER CLASSIC INFO, DOWNLOADS & LINKS

 

Thank you to EVERYONE for making our

2013 Stockman Bank Magic City Classic a success.

We will see you all next year!

2013 Stockman Bank Magic City Classic

May 4th-5th 2013

 

Click here for 2013 Tournament Schedule

Click here for 2013 Tournament Field Map

(updated 5/2/2013)

Chairs:

Jeanine Unsworth

Squirt933@yahoo.com    406-672-8150

Mike Shenk

mshenk2002@yahoo.com    406-690-7440

Dates To Remember:

Entry Deadline:    April 5, 2013

https://www.gotsport.com/forms/app/?eventid=30490

Clothing Order:    April 21, 2013

https://magiccityclassic.itemorder.com/

Check In:              May 3, 2013 (5pm-9pm)

Referee Meeting:   May 3, 2013 (7pm)

Host Hotel  Holiday Inn Grand Montana

5500 Midland Rd

Billings, MT 59101

406-248-7701

Types of Teams:

U8-U12 Recreational

U10-U14 Competitive or Club

(Teams must not be all-stars from competitive teams)

Entry Fees (registration and payment online):

Age/Fee/Roster Size/Format:

U8/$150/10/4v4

U10 Rec/$295/16/6v6

U12 Rec/$350/18/8v8

U10 Comp/$395/16/6v6

U12 Comp/$450/18/8v8

U13-U14 Comp/$525/18/ 11v11

If application is received after April 5, 2013 deadline there is a $50 late fee.

You will be notified by e-mail when your team is accepted. Fees will be returned if your team is not accepted.

Referees:  Please plan to bring 2 referees for your team (register your referee at Gotsport.com). Referees will receive payment for their services.

Click here to download a copy of our approved Host Application (pg 2) and International Host Application (pg 1). 

Click here to download a copy of our approved International Host Application.

The Magic Program Ad Coordinator is Jeanine Unsworth.  If you have ad questions or need assistance, please contact her at: squirt933@yahoo.com.

Other Tournament Downloads:

Player Medical Release here.

Download Magic Classic Competitive Rules (.pdf) here.
Download Magic Classic Rec Rules (.pdf) here.
Download Magic Classic Team Contact Info (.doc) here.

2013 Hotel Information

If you are traveling and are in need of a hotel, please consider one of our host hotels. We have negotiated great prices at these hotels, and they have already set aside rooms to accommodate soccer families. These hotels will offer these rates to soccer families for regular season games as well as the weekend of the Magic City Classic. We thank them for supporting this great sport.


Click here for Hotel List.

OTHER REGIONAL TOURNAMENTS & TRAVEL INFO FOR MANAGERS

Download USYSA Travel Policy here.

Download MYSA USYSA Team Travel here.

Download MYSA In-State Guest Player Form here.

Download MYSA Out-Of-State Guest Player Form here.

Download Team Travel Forms here.

Download Out-Of-Town Mileage Reimbursement for Ride-Sharing & Coaches here.

Registering for an Out-Of-State Competitive Tournament:
Once a team has made a commitment to attend an out-of-state tournament, the following needs to be completed 30 days prior to the tournament. If you are traveling to CANADA or outside the USA, travel papers must be completed 90 days prior to the tournament.

Contact your club’s registrar for current information regarding traveling to out of state tournaments.  Traveling teams outside the USA must contact Karen Grenager at 406-649-6283 or momsocc@aol.com for forms and instructions.

 

Make sure to sign up for our mailing list in order to receive important updates from the club! This mailing list will be the primary means of communicating information to coaches, parents and players in Magic City Soccer, so be sure to sign up!
Sleeping Giant Soccer Classic – Oct 12

U11-U14 REGISTRATION CLOSES – Oct 18

U11-U14 Tryouts – Oct 21

U11-U14 Tryouts – Oct 22

U15-U18 REGISTRATION CLOSES – Nov 06

U15-U18 Tryouts – Nov 09

U15-U18 Tryouts – Nov 10

 

Magic City Soccer Club of Billings

MICRO MAGIC GENERAL INFORMATION & NEWS

Welcome To Micro Magic…

 Montana’s Premier Player Development Soccer League!


If you, or anyone you know, have a son or daughter who loves to play soccer, and is looking for the next step that will skyrocket their skills & enhance their soccer experience, Micro Magic is the place to start!  The purpose of Micro Magic is to enable soccer players and their families to enjoy the game of soccer at a level between recreational and travel teams. With Micro Magic there are no tryouts and no traveling.

Click on the links below to find out more about
Micro Magic-

Questions? Contact us at microsoccer1@gmail.com

Micro Magic Registration is Now Open for Spring 2014

Micro Magic registration is now open for the spring 2014.  Before registering, be sure that you review the information in Micro Magic General Information and News.

Please be sure and follow the instructions carefully at the registration tab.  Registration is Online AND on paper and documents must be in possession of the Magic City Soccer Office before your player may participate in practices and games.

Click here to access information and registration.

Make sure to sign up for our mailing list in order to receive important updates from the club! This mailing list will be the primary means of communicating information to coaches, parents and players in Magic City Soccer, so be sure to sign up!
Sleeping Giant Soccer Classic – Oct 12

U11-U14 REGISTRATION CLOSES – Oct 18

U11-U14 Tryouts – Oct 21

U11-U14 Tryouts – Oct 22

U15-U18 REGISTRATION CLOSES – Nov 06

U15-U18 Tryouts – Nov 09

U15-U18 Tryouts – Nov 10

 

Magic City Soccer Club of Billings

COACHING, REFEREE, SOCCER NEWS, AND LEAGUE LINKS

Coaching Links

Better Soccer More fun – Inspired by the Dutch Vision

Bruce Brownlee Soccer Coaching Notes 

Decatur Sports Page Soccer Drills

Down-the-Line!
FIFA

Fine Soccer

Flash Drills

Football Connect

Internet Soccer Clinics

Jeff Pill’s Online Drills

Joe Soccer
Josephson Institute – Center for Sports Ethics
Mom Steam
North America Youth Sports Institute
Positive Coaching Alliance
Risk Management Plan for Coaches
Soccer Coaching International 

Soccer Dictionary by Coach Cameron

Soccer Tip of the Day

Soccerdoc’s Coaching the Great Game

SoccerROM

Southern Soccer Scene Coaching Corner

Strong Kid
UEFA.COM Training Ground

World of Soccer
Youth Soccer Coaching
Youth Sports Psychology

Official’s Links
Montana Ref

Laws of the Game

FAQ on the Laws of Soccer

Ask the Ref

Soccer News and League Links

BBC Sport Football News

CBS Sportsline – Soccer

CNN-SI – World Soccer

ESPN – Soccernet

Final Whistle

Futsal Online

Major League Soccer (MLS)

MYSA (Montana Youth Soccer Association)
Sams-Army.com

Soccer Age
Soccer TV (Soccer games broadcast schedule)

Soccerway

Slam! Soccer News

Sporting Life – Football

US Soccer Federation
USYSA (United States Youth Soccer Association)
US Youth Soccer Region IV
WALL SOCCER (High School Soccer Standings & Stats)
Yellowstone Soccer Association
(YSA)

College Soccer Links
Carroll College Lady Saints Soccer
Montana State University-Billings Yellowjacket Women’s Soccer
Montana State University-Billings Yellowjacket Men’s Soccer
Rocky Mountain College, Lady Battlin’ Bears Soccer
University of Montana Lady Griz Soccer

 

Make sure to sign up for our mailing list in order to receive important updates from the club! This mailing list will be the primary means of communicating information to coaches, parents and players in Magic City Soccer, so be sure to sign up!
Sleeping Giant Soccer Classic – Oct 12

U11-U14 REGISTRATION CLOSES – Oct 18

U11-U14 Tryouts – Oct 21

U11-U14 Tryouts – Oct 22

U15-U18 REGISTRATION CLOSES – Nov 06

U15-U18 Tryouts – Nov 09

U15-U18 Tryouts – Nov 10

 

Magic City Soccer Club of Billings

JACKSON HOLE TOURNAMENT

U13 BOYS SCHEDULE

U13 GIRLS SCHEDULE

JACKSON HOLE ROSTERS

FALL ACADEMY GAMES/TOURAMENTS

TO VIEW ROSTERS CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW

Casper 9/14 – 9/15

Gilette 9/21

Jackson Hole 9/28 – 9/29


Uniforms

Each traveling player will be given two shirts; one red, one white.  these will be given out Wednesday at Academy.  Each player will be assigned a jersey number.  Parents will need to take the shirts into Universal Athletics to have the players number printed on them.  The cost is $3.00 per shirt.  For games players need to wear their red or white shirt, red shorts, have both red and white socks, shin guards, and cleats.

Mandatory
1. ALL PAPERWORK (listed on the website) needs to be completed and turned into the office by Monday August 26th.

2. Each team going to tournaments needs a team manager

3. If you have registered for Casper or Jackson Hole please make sure to get your hotel reservations.  Hotel blocks will be lifted August 31st.

2013 FALL ACADEMY

The Mission of the Fall Academy is to provide a fun and challenging soccer environment that will allow players of all levels to develop technique to the best of their soccer abilities. The Academy is designed to develop the technique and build confidence of each individual player in a fun safe environment. Fall Academy is for players ages 8 – 14. The players will be divided into groups/teams based on age, gender and ability.

Training will be conducted by Magic City Coaching Director, Kevin Luse, and Magic Soccer Club Coaching staff. The fee is $125.00 per player, with a multi player discount to $105.00 for each additional sibling.

All players signing up for the Fall Academy must be planning to register with Magic for the 2013-14 season OR register as a Non-MCSC player and pay an additional $26.00 per player fee before registering.

When: Fall Academy begins on Monday, August 19th and runs through Wednesday, October 9th. It will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays (excluding Monday, September 2nd).

Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Fee: $125 per player ($105 for each additional sibling)

Where: Amend Park

Age: U08–U14 (“Soccer Age” changes on August 1st)

Magic 2013-14 Season Player click here to register.

1)  New players to Magic must first create a GotSport profile before registering. Click here.

2)  Players NOT planning to register for the 2013-2014 season must register as a Non-MCSC player and pay an $26.00 additional fee. Scroll to the bottom of this page for instructions and links.

3)  Fall Academy Registration click here. (Returning players who do not have their GotSport username and password, please email or call for that information. Please do not create a new account).

 

2014 U11-U18 COMPETITIVE TRAVELING TEAMS


Registration is now open.

This is for our 2013-2014 spring competitive, traveling teams.  Players and parents should expect to travel most Saturdays for league games.  Most tournaments are played on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Tryouts:

U11-U14, Monday and Tuesday, October 21-22, 5:15 – 6:45 pm

U15-U18, Saturday and Sunday, November 9-10, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Please register your player as soon as you know he/she plans to participate.  Because of the short amount of time between U11-U14 and U15-U18 tryout dates, it would be of great assistance to have the registration paperwork as soon as possible.  Thank you!

Amend Park

Cost:

Player fees for the 2014 Spring Season will be $490.00.  A $25.00 late fee will be charged for anyone registering after October 11, 2013 and will automatically be added to the registration fee at time of registration.  A $100 deposit must be made at the time of registration.  This fee will be returned if your player is not assigned to a team.

The player fee balance of $390 will be due in full no later than January 15, 2014.

U13-U18 teams should expect to pay a coaching fee in an amount determined by the coaching license and team size.   All competitive teams should also expect to pay for practice field rental.  This information will be provided to you at your team parent meeting.

Magic City covers the cost of coach travel for all league games.  Magic City pays for your team tournament registration fee for the Magic City Classic, your state tournament and one additional outside tournament up to $500.  Magic City also pays for coach tournament travel up to a certain amount based on the number of days in the tournament.

Parents will be required to contribute any additional travel money as deemed appropriate by your team.  Also, should your team decide to participate in more than three tournaments, your team will be required to cover the cost for the tournament registration fee and coach travel and accommodations.

No refunds will be made after evaluations and team placement except for medical reasons.

Rostering:

A list of teams and players will be posted after tryouts on our website.  Notification will be emailed when these lists are available.

Financial Aid Recipients:

You will be required to pay the $100 deposit at time of registration.  For financial aid information and forms, click here.

Uniforms:

All players will be purchasing new uniforms this year.  Information will be posted when available.    The average cost of the uniform is $85.  This includes two jerseys, two shorts and two pairs of socks.  Jersey numbers are assigned by the club.

Practices will start at any time after team announcement as determined by the coach.

Games will begin in April and end mid-late June.

Schedules will be made available as soon as possible after scheduling meeting in March.

2013-2014 Spring Player Ages:

Click here for the 2013-2014 Age Matrix.

Click here to register.

2014 Micro Registration is Open

Registration is open for our 2014 Micro Magic teams.

Click here for more information on the program.

Click here for more information on registration.

2013 WINTER ACADEMY

Check back later for details.

2014 WINTER ACADEMY

Check back later for details.

Individual & Group Soccer Training Program

Magic City Soccer’s individual & group soccer training program will accelerate players learning with one of our highly trained staff. The purpose of this very specialized training program is to enable players to receive individual instruction in specific areas of the game which would be difficult to teach in a large team environment. Your personalized soccer experience will begin at a pace dictated by you. You can expect organized training sessions that are structured according to your strengths, weaknesses, and developmental needs . Each session will be tailor made to fit you, building confidence and improving you as a soccer player.

Please contact Magic City for more information.

NON-MAGIC CITY SOCCER CLUB PLAYER REGISTRATION/MEDICAL RELEASE FORM

This registration form is for players who wish to participate in Camps or other training with Magic City Soccer Club but are not currently registered or do not plan to register with Magic City Soccer Club for Micro Magic or Competitive, Traveling Teams.

1) Create GotSport Player Profile here.

2) Register here online.

3) Print, sign and return the MYSA Parental Concussion Form.  Click here for the form.

4) Submit a copy of your player’s birth certificate if NEW to the Club.

Make sure to sign up for our mailing list in order to receive important updates from the club! This mailing list will be the primary means of communicating information to coaches, parents and players in Magic City Soccer, so be sure to sign up!
Sleeping Giant Soccer Classic – Oct 12

U11-U14 REGISTRATION CLOSES – Oct 18

U11-U14 Tryouts – Oct 21

U11-U14 Tryouts – Oct 22

U15-U18 REGISTRATION CLOSES – Nov 06

U15-U18 Tryouts – Nov 09

U15-U18 Tryouts – Nov 10

 

Magic City Soccer Club of Billings, Montana has a new Website — magiccitysoccer.NET! Come visit us!

*** SIGN UP TODAY*** U11-U14 TRYOUTS ARE 10/21 & 10/22
Posted: August 09, 2013
Tryouts for the 2013-2014 Spring Competitive Traveling Teams are scheduled as follows:

U11-U14:  Monday and Tuesday, October 21 & 22, 2013, 5:15 – 6:45 pm

U15-U18:  Saturday and Sunday, November 9 & 10, 2013, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Amend Park

Please register your player as soon as you know he/she plans to participate.  Because of the short amount of time between U11-U14 and U15-U18 tryout dates, it would be of great assistance to have the registration paperwork as soon as possible.  Thank you!

Click here to register.


TRYOUT INFORMATION FOR U11-U14
Posted: September 30, 2013
U11 & 12 Teams:

This year a maximum of two teams will be formed at U12 and one team at U11 for competitive travel. Two equally formed teams for U12’s will bring players of “like ability” together and increase development. One team for U11 will be formed the same way and we hope that team will have a more competitive season playing in the state’s U12 division.

Any U11 and U12 player not making a competitive team will be given the option of playing in our micro magic program.

U13 & 14 Teams:

Players U13 and above are placed on Premier and Select teams based on tryout results. Coaches of competitive teams along with the Director of Coaching select players for travel teams based on this year’s tryouts, evaluations from previous tryouts and team coaches from past seasons. The number of teams at U13 and above are formed based on the number of players who tryout. Players at U13 and above are not guaranteed a spot on a team because they tryout.

Equipment:

Shin guards, cleats, water and inflated size 4 (U11/12) or 5 (U13/14) soccer ball. Arrive 15 minutes early for check in and to receive a tryout number. Be ready to begin promptly at the scheduled time.

Evaluation Process:

Players will be evaluated for their technical, tactical, mental and physical soccer abilities through a number of small and large sided games. Players will not be put in long lines waiting for one or two chances to be evaluated. Coaches will evaluate the players over two days. Selections will be made by the coach of the team, the Director of Coaching and from the information gathered by the evaluators. Team Selection will be posted on the Magic City Soccer website within two weeks after the tryouts.

All parents are asked to leave Amend Park during tryouts. Parents on the sidelines may add unnecessary pressure to their players.


2013-2014 Micro Magic Registration is Now Open for Spring 2014
Posted: August 25, 2013
Registration for our Spring 2014 Micro Magic season is now open.

Click here to register.


2013 Magic City Discount Cards Now Available
Posted: March 20, 2013
See Financial Aid & Fundraising for Details

MCSC 2013 Calendar of Events
Posted: December 27, 2012
MCSC 2013 Calendar of Events available here.  All dates are subject to change.

Make sure to sign up for our mailing list in order to receive important updates from the club! This mailing list will be the primary means of communicating information to coaches, parents and players in Magic City Soccer, so be sure to sign up!

Season Start! – Magic City Soccer Club

Season Start!

We are all very excited to get the season underway with our first competitive tournament this weekend in Bozeman. I will be out there all day Saturday, so if you see me please stop by, introduce yourself and say hi.

 

Prior to the season and the start of players competing I want to reiterate a few items:

  • The Game is for the children. They get to play and the rest of us are to support and enjoy.
  • All soccer players make a lot of mistakes but especially developing ones. These mistakes happen and a critical part of the learning process.
  • Magic City coaches will increasingly be stressing the importance of keeping the ball, playing out of pressure, and switching the point of attack. One day the teams will be playing beautiful soccer, but probably not this weekend.
  • A great way to switch the point of attack is to play backwards as this relieves pressure and opens space. We want our goalkeepers involved in the attack.
  • Referees should only be spoken to by the coaches and they know that they should worry about your children and not the referee.

 

The focus of all youth club should be on Development and Magic City Soccer Club is no exception. We want to teach our players the game, we want to teach them the various skills and tactics that will make them more successful in specific moments of the game. We can control teaching how to play out of pressure and recognizing when to switch the point of attack. We cannot control how good, how organized, how lucky the opponent is, which means that we cannot control the result of the competition, and will therefore place very little emphasis on the result until our players are 16 years or older. Below are some things that you can look for which will display development and are easier for us to control.

 

Things to look for:

  • Count how many times your team passes to the Goalkeeper.
  • Count how many times your team switches the point of attack.
    • How many in the defensive third?
    • How many in the middle third?
    • How many in the final third?
  • How many 2v1’s were created? In what part of the field?

 

 

  • Things you will hear me talk about with your coach

 

    1. Style of play: The principles which guide player decision making on the field
      1. We are aiming for a possession based style of soccer.
      2. All decisions should be based on playing out pressure and into space while maximizing the chances of keeping the ball.
    2. Tactics:
      1. Specific tactics such as attack the wings with outside backs.
    3. Formation:
      1. Positions that players begin the game playing
      2. There are a ton of formational variations
      3. At this level formation is far less important than Style of Play and Tactics

 

Things to say to your player:

  • “I loved watching you play!”
  • “It looked like you had a great time!”
  • “What was your favorite part of the game!”
    • All of these questions place the power in the hands of the player. This type of questioning with youth players, indicates that you care about their enjoyment of the game and allow them to display their own knowledge of the intricacies of the game if so inclined. Sometimes after games, the last thing any athlete or coach wants to think about is the game.

 

I am looking forward to this weekend and seeing our kids out on the field competing, laughing and having fun. I am also looking forward to the opportunity to get to know all of you better.


School Programing – Magic City Soccer Club

School Programing

Magic City is proud to Announce a soccer program designed to serve children in the South side of Billings. Soccer is Magic begins at Newman Elementary on September 13 and runs through October 21.

Soccer is Magic Program

Program Purpose

Magic City would like to partner with Newman School to provide an after-school soccer program. The purpose of this program would be to introduce children K-5 to the beautiful game of soccer and the requisite skills of teamwork, social bonding, and communication. Soccer provides a great platform to enhance children’s self esteem and leadership skills. The safe, and fun environment provided by Magic City coaches will be a catalyst for growth in these skills and be a launching point for the development of a greater sense of community between private clubs and public schools.

Program Benefits

  • Introduction to a lifelong game
  • Increased self esteem through learning of new skills
  • Positive and safe environment for release of energy and tension
  • Access to positive role models
  • Sense of belonging, development of teamwork, Fun

Program Details

Location: Newman Elementary School

Dates: September 12- October17

Times: 4pm-5pm

SWAG: Free magic city t-shirt

Implementation: 2 coaches per development group k-1, 2-3, 4-5. Introduce an individual activity then help the kids organize themselves into teams. Manage the game play environment and introduce rules according to the developmental needs of the players.

Cost: In order to get investiture from coaches a rate of $25 per session is necessary which works out to $900 for coaching costs during the 6 week program assuming a participation rate of 60 students. As we would like for every player to receive a ball there would need to be an additional $600 contributed for a ball at a rate of $10 each.

Program Coaching Staff

Lead Coaches: Kyle Bakas, Michelle Beare, Joe Frank,

Staff Coaches: Chasen, Jace, Mario

All Magic Coaches are certified and background checked. A curriculum will be provided with the primary focus being to get kids playing the game.