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MANAGER'S LEAGUE PLAY CHECK LIST
Before the season
- Have a parent meeting. Organize all of your volunteers. Choose your tournaments.
- Attend the Annual General Meeting.
- Turn in your MYSA Spring League and scheduling forms. Decide bench passes.
- Have team try-on uniforms and pick-up uniforms when they arrive.
- Have referees attend certification.
- Have unlicensed assistant coaches get an ‘E’ license.
- Obtain Magic Classic tournament team ads.
- Attend the coach’s meeting.
- Pick-up your equipment.
- Have volunteers attend field prep.
- Have all bench personnel attend the ‘rules clinic.’
- Have office volunteer make your team book and team passes.
- Complete outside tournament applications and travel papers and collect money for tournament expenses not covered by the club after clearing plans with the Director of Coaching. Have the hotel volunteer make reservations. During the season
- Notify the office if a player is injured or drops the club.
- Do not allow unregistered players to practice with your team.
- If needed by the owner of your practice site, obtain a certificate of liability from the Magic office.
- If poor weather is forecasted, check with the executive director of the club in the city that you are traveling to for game updates the night before you travel.
- Contact MYSA if you make up a game that is cancelled because of weather.
- Carry the coach’s book to all practices and games.
- Present a ref player roster and the yellow ‘canary’ Official Game Report to the referees at league game check-in.
- Ensure that ‘red-carded’ players sit out their next game.
- Ensure that the yellow ‘canary’ Official Game Report and player passes are in your possession after each game and that the report is accurately completed by the ref.
- Check that team volunteers are doing their jobs and reporting their hours.
- Fill out a team application and roster for the Magic City Classic tournament.
- Complete your state cup application one month before the tournament.
- Ensure that your roster is correct and complete two weeks before the state cup.
- Compensate the coach for travel expenses for all outside tournaments attended, other than the three tournaments covered by the club.
- Understand these important MYSA rules:
* Each team is allowed a maximum of four bench passes by the state.
* There is a one year grace period for new coaches to become minimally licensed.
* It takes a minimum of two weeks to receive new player/bench passes.
* If a player or coach receives a red card in a league game or in ANY tournament game, they will sit out the next game. Also, if a player receives a red card in ANY last game played in a PRIOR season, they will sit out their first game in the NEW season.
* Game cancellation is determined ONLY by the Executive Director of each club.
* Once scheduled for league play, if a team does not show up for a game, the team will pay a $500 bond.
* All competitive teams are required by the state to play a minimum of eight league games prior to their state tournament.
* Guest players are allowed for outside tournament play only.
* For all competitive teams, the state ‘freezes’ your roster two weeks before each division’s state cup.
- Read these Magic rules:
* All fees are nonrefundable.
* Player passes will be withheld for all outstanding balances and contracts.
* In order to be qualified to play, all competitive players, U15 and above, must play in a minimum of six regular season games or tournament games. Consideration will be given to players who are injured during the regular season.
* All families are expected to volunteer for at least 10 hours (5 hours for Micro) for their player’s team or forfeit $100 ($50 for Micro).
* Three tournaments are covered by the player’s registration fees—Magic City Classic, the state cup, and one outside tournament.
* All teams will attend the Magic City Classic tournament and their state cup unless directed otherwise by the Magic board or the Magic director of coaching.
* All Magic personnel will act in a responsible and mature manner at all club activities and will refrain from disruptive behavior, the use of foul and abusive language, and the destruction of any property or facilities. In addition, all personnel will learn and respect the laws of soccer and exhibit good sportsmanship and will abide by the Montana Youth Soccer Association’s Referee Abuse Policy (Zero Tolerance). After the season
- Direct the team volunteer hours tracker to turn in the log to the office by June 15.
- Turn in your team equipment, first aid kit, and coach’s book to the Magic office by July 1.
- Remind your players to come play soccer at Magic summer camp on the last week in July.
- Encourage families to fill out the end-of-year survey.
- Remind U11 to U14 players to attend required tryouts on the Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday in August before school starts. U15 and above competitive teams will tryout the first or second weekend in November (Remind parents and players that YOUR AGE, NOT YOUR GRADE, determines the age group that you will try out with and play with!). MANAGER'S OUTSIDE TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION CHECK LIST
The following must be completed by the team manager with the coach in a timely manner, once a tournament outside of the club has been chosen by the coach and a commitment to attend has been made by the players and/or the families.
It is vital that the team manager communicate all of the team’s scheduled tournaments to the Magic office. The office stores this information in a binder for accounting purposes and later reimbursement of coaches, as appropriate.
If your team is planning on attending an outside tournament in the fall or before February, the Magic office must be contacted immediately. The team registry must be sent earlier than the rest of the club registry, so that player passes and rosters can be generated before the tournament. Register for the tournament
The team manager will register the team via the tournament club’s website, either on-line or by downloading a registration form. Magic also keeps copies of tournament forms sent by regional clubs in a binder at the office that is available for use by all Magic teams. Be sure to register on time. Keep copies for your records.
The team is responsible for paying for all tournament registrations and coach travel expenses (gas, food, lodging) beyond the three tournaments covered by the Magic registration. The Magic competitive player U11 and above registration covers three tournaments—Magic City Classic, the state cup, and one outside tournament, up to a $500 registration fee. A set reimbursement for coach travel for the state cup and one outside tournament is also covered by Magic. The club will cover coach travel and team registration and fees for regional competition.Register guest players
The team manager will download a guest player form from www.montanayouthsoccer.org/resources.htm or obtain a form from the Magic office. This form is used for a team wanting to ‘borrow’ a player for non-league and/or non-state cup play. It is important that this form is also completed quickly, since it requires coach signatures and then must be sent to MYSA with the travel form for the state registrar’s stamp. Be aware that other fees will be charged by Magic Soccer to register non-Magic players as guest players. Obtain uniforms for new players and guest players
All players need to have a uniform with a number that matches the current Magic registry and travel roster. It may be possible to obtain unused uniforms from Magic players on other competitive teams via a few phone calls. Request Travel Roster
The team manager will file a request with the registrar to request a Travel Roster from MYSA. This only applies to sanctioned tournament that occure within the Region IV states. Any tournament outside of Region IV or to Canada must be handled in a different manner. Contact your registrar for details.
- A $10 processing fee will be paid by Magic City for one travel roster. If additional travel rosters are required, the team will be responsible for the $10 processing fee.
-Check that all players are in good club standing
All players must have their Magic balances paid and contracts and player pictures returned to the club before player rosters and cards will be released by Magic City Soccer. Make your hotel and other travel reservations
Be aware that many of the larger tournaments have a ‘stay and play’ policy. This means that the team must reserve rooms through a tournament travel agency in order to participate in the tournament. As of this writing, the state cup will not require reservations be made through a travel agency. Include these Items in your team book for check-in at the tournament
The team manager will have the team office volunteer compile the team book. The following items need to be in the team book at check-in for any tournament:
- Copies of state validated rosters (travel roster and state roster)
- Current, valid state laminated player passes (player cards) on ring
- Original club player registrations with notarized medical releases
- MYSA Concussion Form signed by parent and player
- Copies of player certified birth certificates, if required by the hosting tournament.
- Stamped, approved guest player form(s) (and their club registration form and birth certificate)
- Coach medical releases from the Magic office
THIS CAN NOT BE EMPHASIZED ENOUGH--DO NOT LOSE YOUR TEAM BOOK OR PLAYER CARDS! The coach should carry the team book to the tournament, attend the team check-in with it, and pick up the book after check-in is complete.
Good luck and have fun at your tournament!