Madison United Soccer Association Select/Academy
It is the mission of MUSA Select/Academy to develop and retain youth soccer players by instilling a love for the game, technical proficiency and a tactical understanding as well as reinforcing the values of leadership, sportsmanship and teamwork at the recreation, academy and select level.
Goals of Academy Program
- Develop the basis for a lifelong love of the game in players
- Develop technically proficient individual players (tactics should come later)
- Prepare young players for the expectations of select level training and develop good training habits
- Begin to instill core values of teamwork and sportsmanship
Managing players in training is a key factor in this age group. Running training
sessions that have a low player to coach ratio will allow technical teaching vs.
incorrect technical repetition. Making sure that players enjoy training but start
to develop habits of training in a structured environment is very important for
continued development. Players must enjoy training while being challenged and
learning structure. Age group and skill level placement may be important, as well
as grouping players by 1st year or 2nd year of involvement.
Goals of Select Program
- Develop teams that are competitive on a statewide and regional level
- Continue to focus on individual player development while furthering knowledge of team tactics
- Provide more local training opportunities to challenge individual players
- Increase playing opportunities for teams and individual players
Proper technical repetition must be the focus of the vast majority of training in the
ages of 9-12. Games should be seen as opportunities to teach tactics and look at
‘big picture’ topics such as shape, runs and team defending. Winning begins to be
important, but not at the expense of individual technical development. At ages 13+,
training begins to take on a more tactical nature and winning begins to take on more
meaning. Players must be training more than twice per week from 9+ yrs of age. May
look at grouping of players in U-10 to U-12 based on skill level vs. age.
Current Fee Structure for 2014-2015
||Total 2014-2015 Fee
||TBD – probably very small
|Select (U14 and Below
||TBD – probably between $100-$200 per season
|Select U15 and Above
||TBD – probably between $100-$200
*Club and Team Seasonal Fees (2014-2015)
There are TWO fees that everybody will need to pay. There is a CLUB YEARLY fee ($420 for academy and $630/$315 select) and a TEAM SEASONAL fee (TBD).
First the CLUB YEARLY FEE:
All yearly select players (spring only players see below) will pay $630 for the 2013-2014 season. Families should be able to pay this via credit card on LeagueOne (use registration link above) or by check to the club. This fee can be paid in installments on June 15, August 1, September 1, October 1, November 1 and December 1. ($105/installment). The club yearly fee helps pay for the following: KYSA fee, KSSL fee, referee fee, field quality, coaching supplies, coaching travel, coaching salary, Summer/Winter Training, and more.
All academy players will pay $420 for the 2014-2015 season. Families should be able to pay this via credit card. This fee can be paid in automatic installments. The club yearly fee helps pay for the following: KYSA fee, referee fee, field quality, coaching supplies, coaching travel, coaching salary, Summer/Winter Training, and more.
Second the TEAM SEASONAL FEE: The team fee is based upon team activities. Families can expect this fee to about $100-$150 each season. This fee includes things like tournament fees, hotel costs for coaches, end of year celebration expenses, and extra training. This fee can also be paid in two installments to your team manager. It must be paid via check to the team. The Academy team will probably have very little team seasonal fees (unless they decide to attend a tournament).
Players who play in the spring season only are expected to pay half the yearly club fee. The spring club fee for academy is $210 and select is $315.
MUSA strives to keep costs down for all families. Our fees are drastically less than most larger clubs in Central KY. Players for some larger clubs in central KY pay about $1000 in club yearly fees and over $800 in team fees per year. Additional fees are assessed for summer and winter training by other clubs. MUSA's summer and winter training fees are INCLUDED in the yearly fee. In the winter of 2014, MUSA will offer 8 weeks of winter training at Madison Indoor. When combined with time/travel to games and training, MUSA is easily 50% less than other central KY clubs.
MUSA offers various fundraising opportunities. Cost should never prevent a child from playing. Please contact Kevin Crosby firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have concerns.
*In addition to the MUSA fees, all players must purchase a uniform and training kit.
Each new player will need to submit TWO FORMS
to their team manager. These forms
are ESSENTIAL for games. If the FORMS
are not turned in, your child will not be able to play in any game. These FORMS
must be turned in by July 15. You will give them to your team manager.
Medical Release form is first. Please print this off and fill it out. The tricky thing about this FORM is that it must be notarized. You’d be surprised to see who is a notary public. Your team manager probably knows of one that is either on the team or would help sign the release FORMS. This FORM is required to be filled out every year. All players need to fill this FORM out regardless if they played last year or not.
Second is a copy of the birth certificate. Returning players probably do not turn this one in (unless your team manager lost, returned, or destroyed it. The copy doesn’t need to be certified. Just a copy – plain and simple.
Medical Release and Birth Certificates are due to your team manager!
Without them, your child cannot play.