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

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