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MSI is planning 6 weeks of summer camps for players that will be in Kindergarten through 8th grade in the fall. Full day camps run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm with a one-hour lunch break. Half day camps run from 9:00 am to 12 noon. Evening Mini-Camps are also available. Camps run Monday through Friday of each week except as noted. All camps will be held on our synthetic turf fields. Camps will be offered for the following dates and locations:
Week and Location:
June 21 @ Julius West Middle School - 1st thru 8th Grade (Full- or Half-day available)
June 28 @ Whitman High School - 1st thru 8th Grade (Full- or Half-day available)
July 12 @ Julius West MS - Mini-Camp, evenings Mon-Wed Kindergarten thru 2nd Grade (6:15 - 7:15 PM)
July 12 @ Julius West MS - Mini-Camp, evenings Mon-Wed 3rd thru 8th Grade, Field Players and Goalkeepers Sessions (7:30 - 8:45 PM)
July 19 @ Whitman HS - 1st thru 8th Grade (Full- or Half-day available)
July 26 @ Einstein HS - 1st thru 8th Grade (Full- or Half-day available)
August 2 @ Julius West MS - 1st thru 8th Grade (Full- or Half-day available)
Camp Registration Fee:
Full Day Camp - 9:00 to 3:00: $190.00
Half Day Camp - 9:00 to 12:00: $125.00
Mini-Camp K thru 2nd: $60.00
Mini-Camp 3rd thru 8th: $75.00
Players of all levels are welcome and will be grouped according to ability.Player Development Programs
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One of MSI’s key ingredients for a successful Player Development Program is the PDP Clinician, a person in 7th grade or older who enthusiastically helps to facilitate the game play for first and second grade games. The Player Development Program (PDP) for 1st and 2nd graders often is the first exposure players and parents have to MSI’s programs. It also often represents a child’s first experience of any sort with organized sports programs. A young child's experience with PDP can do a lot to determine a child's attitude toward MSI, playing soccer, and team sports in general.
PDP Clinicians who have accepted a work assignment for a given Saturday take responsibility for leading two or three hour-long games. In the fall, first and second grade games are 4 v 4 scrimmages on side by side small fields. Spring gameplay is different as it's a 7 v 7 set up. The small sided games provide players maximum opportunity to apply the skills they are taught by their coaches and to get maximum touches on the ball, a critical element of the player development model. Clinicians are asked to help foster enthusiasm, energy and fun so that the children are always excited to return the following week.
Clinicians who work at first or second grade games are paid $8.00/game for the first 28 games they work over the course of one or more seasons. After the first 28 games have been completed, PDP clinicians are paid $9.00/game. Clinicians also have the option to work for SSL hours in lieu of pay. (Please note: PDP Clinicians do not have to accept work assignments every Saturday to work in the program, although working many Saturdays is desirable.)
Being a PDP Clinician is a lot of responsibility and it is also a lot of fun. It provides a great chance for high school students to earn money (or community service credits) doing something they enjoy. It also is a great way to develop self-confidence and leadership skills, and we are very grateful to have you with us.
Junior Referee Program
Historically, MSI has conducted a "Junior Referee" program in order to supplement the significant shortage of adult, USSF-certified referees. As the referee pool has grown, we have progressively reduced the number of games led by MSI Junior Referees, and increased the number of games led by adult, USSF-certified referees. At this time, we believe that the pool of adult, USSF-certified referees has grown large enough that we are able to provide those adult referees for all games previously led by MSI Junior Referees.
In future seasons, we encourage all those who previously have served as MSI Junior Referees to continue with our Youth Game Leader program by serving as Youth Game Leaders in our 1st and 2nd Grade programs. When the program starts again, please come prepared with athletic wear, water and your undivided attention!