Message from Coach Barry

Hi All,

I hope everyone had a nice winter and are enjoying the spring so far. Summer comes fast so I wanted to take this chance to get as much information out to you guys as needed.


This Friday 21st April at 2.15 all players aiming to return to Staples soccer in the fall should attend the information meeting at the health rooms in the athletic department with the Girls soccer coaches.

Any incoming freshman/current 8th grader should come to the meeting at 3pm. There they can meet the coaches, discover tryout and preseason information and have the chance to speak to the varsity captains regarding summer preparation and other things regarding starting high school.


This years pre season camp will be organized and run by Global Premier Soccer. They are the official North American Partners of Bayern Munich and have run some of the best High School preparation camps. Camp will be held at wakeman fields and will run from 9am – 12pm from Monday 14th August to Friday 18th August. Registration details can be found here at Staples High School Preseason Camp.


Fitness testing dates are Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd August. Each day will hold one fitness test. This year we will be selecting two of three tests to use for these tryout days.

  • Man United test
  • 300 yard shuttles
  • 1.5 mile run
More details will come during the meetings on friday 21st april on how to practice for these tests and what the tests will exactly entail.
Tryouts will then begin on the Thursday 24th August to Sunday 27th August and that will be the technical sessions and in game tryouts. Each day will have double sessions. Each session will run from 10am -12pm & 5pm – 7pm.
In the past we have not needed to use the Sunday session as 6 two hour practices have been enough but all players should prepare themselves to go all four days. Understanding that tryouts for anything can be terribly nerve wrecking for any participant so we aim to make this as easy as possible leading up to it. There will be no surprises in this, every player will receive a layout of the tryouts and what the sessions consist of.
If anyone requires any further information from me please do not hesitate to ask

Barry Beattie

Staples High School 
Girls Varsity Head Coach


Body Blast Program to Feb Break Starts Wednesday!

There will be a Body Blast Strength and Conditioning program starting this Wednesday, January 11 and ending Friday February 17….”Funk to February Break!”

If you need to break that holiday “funk” and would like to get stronger and more fit by February break, this may be what you need! It will be twice a week, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:30pm to 4:30pm at Revelution Fitness – 35 Lois Street, Norwalk, CT.

Attached is all the information and we may adjust the training times during mid-term week if the athletes prefer. We are flexible and happy to provide some stress relief during that week! Click Here for More Information.

Please register by tomorrow evening.

Here is the link;

If anyone is interested in a one time per week option, please contact me. Thank you and hope to see you!

“G” and Rosie

Glastonbury ends Staples season in Class LL girls soccer quarterfinals – The Hour

Charlotte Rossi buried a penalty kick to pull her team to within a goal with more than 35 minutes on the clock. Chasing its third straight Class LL championship, Glastonbury (18-0-0) won its 58th consecutive game and will meet Wilton — which beat Westhill on penalty kicks — in Wednesday’s semifinals. The Wreckers hoped to contain the Tomahawks’ dangerous forwards early and strike on the counter, but Glastonbury struck with a goal inside six minutes. Caroline Bogue poked home a cross from a teammate out wide on a move that began with a long period of possession from the back line. Glastonbury — which is ranked No. 4 on Top Drawer Soccer’s public national poll — pulled away in a blink by scoring twice in a 1:04 span on goals from Emily Beard and Eden Baker after Rossi’s penalty gave the Wreckers hope. Bogue scored twice and had an assist in the win in the final home game for the decorated Tomahawks seniors. The positive season ended on a sour note for Staples (13-3-3), which reached the FCIAC semifinals and won a pair of games to reach the state quarterfinals for a second straight season.

Read Complete Article: Glastonbury ends Staples season in Class LL girls soccer quarterfinals – The Hour

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