Youth Game Leader (YGL) Program
Our Youth Game Leaders enthusiastically manage our soccer games for our first and second-grade teams. Their primary goal is to help our li’l kickers have fun while they learn how to play the game! Our YGL’s are in 7th grade or older and may earn SSL hours or get paid for their work. They take responsibility for leading two to three-hour-long games on Saturdays. YGL’s do not have to work every Saturday, but working many Saturdays is desirable. Every YGL must attend one training before every season.
We hope that you’ll consider joining our YGL team! You’ll learn valuable leadership, communication, and decision-making skills. Our YGL role makes a perfect “first job.” We can’t think of a better first place of employment than an MSI soccer field!
1st-grade game details: All 1st-grade games take place at Hoover Middle School on Saturdays. Our 1st-grade format is a 4 vs. 4 small-sided game with 2 PUGG goals.
2nd grade game details: Our 2nd grade games take place at various schools. Specific schools are Carderock Springs ES, Fallsmead ES, Rock Terrace School, Ritchie Park ES, and Jewish Day School (Randolph). Most of their games are on Saturdays, but some may be on Sundays. Our 2nd grade format is a 7 vs. 7 small-sided game with 4 PUGG goals. Because of this unique format, our 2nd grade YGL’s are required to have YGL experience and/or are at least in 9th grade.
Scheduling of YGL games: Once our YGL’s attend a training, they are ready to work! We’ll load our 1st/2nd grade games into our SignUpGenius and our YGL’s get to choose which games work best for their schedules, pending availability.
Spring season game dates: Our 1st/2nd grade Opening Day will be on Saturday, March 25th. There are 8 games per season. (No games the weekends of April 1/2, April 8/9 and May 27/28.)
Questions or comments on our YGL Program? Please contact Karen Roman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
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Junior Referee Program (this program is not currently active)
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 these adult referees for all games previously led by MSI Junior Referees. In future seasons, we encourage all of our former Junior Referees to serve as Youth Game Leaders in our 1st and 2nd Grade programs.