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Spring 2020 Kindergarten Program

THE PROGRAM
MSI offers its very popular recreational program for Kindergarteners with an emphasis on fun-based games and skills development. Children are formed into groups that are based on school communities to the extent possible, and do not play an organized league schedule. They also do not have practice during the week. Rather, each Saturday involves small group training/skills development games, led by an MSI staff coach, followed by informal small-sided game play. These activities are designed to promote individual skill development and enjoyment of the game, with a top level objective of many smiling faces!

REGISTRATION
The registration fee for the Spring 2020 Kindergarten season is $80.  For questions about the kindergarten program, please email Natalie at [email protected]

LOCATION and SCHEDULES

The Kindergarten Program is held at central Montgomery County locations, typically one in Bethesda and one in Rockville.  Specific field locations, group assignments, and season schedules will be announced about two weeks prior to Opening Day.

Schedules will post here.

IMPORTANT DATES

April 4:  Tentative Date Opening Weekend
April 11:  No Activities Scheduled (Spring Break for MCPS)
May 9:  Last Regularly Scheduled Kindergarten Program Date
May 16:  Rain Date #1 
May 23:  No Activities Scheduled (Memorial Day Weekend)
May 30:  Rain Date #2

TIME COMMITMENT
The time commitment for the Kindergarten Program is for one (1) hour on Saturdays, with start times typically ranging between 9:00am and 12:00pm. The sessions start every half hour; i.e. 9:00am, 9:30am, 10:00am, etc.  It is important to note that your child's group will have varying start times each week, but the field location will ALWAYS be the same for the entire season.  Weekly sessions consist of 25 minutes of fun-based skills development, led by an MSI Staff Coach, followed by 25 minutes of fun-based game play.

GROUP FORMATION

Group assignments will be finalized and posted on this web page approximately two weeks prior to opening day. Kindergarteners are formed into groups based upon their current elementary school, unless otherwise requested in the registration.  If you'd like for your Kindergartener to play with a particular friend, please indicate that in the "group request" field in the registration.  We do separate boys and girls as much as possible. 

UNIFORMS, EQUIPMENT
MSI Kindergarten shirts will be handed out at the first session upon arrival for check-in. In addition all Kindergartners should wear proper soccer attire, which includes shin guards and cleats (or regular tennis shoes). Each player should bring a size 3 soccer ball, a water bottle, and a great big smile on their face! 

Withdrawal and Refunds
To withdraw from the MSI recreational program, please send an email to [email protected] with the header "Withdrawal". Include in the email the following information:

  • Name of the child being withdrawn
  • Age group of the child being withdrawn (kindergarten)
  • Reason for withdrawal

 

Refund requests for the kindergarten program received by March 4, 2020 will be assessed a $15 administrative fee. Refund requests after March 4, 2020 will not be accepted.



FURTHER QUESTIONS
If you have questions regarding the Kindergarten Program, please contact Natalie at [email protected]