GSOCC Meeting!

Wednesday 22nd @ Staples High School, the Girls soccer program will be holding a player meeting for anyone who is considering trying out for the team in the Fall. The meeting will be held at the health rooms in Staples HS within the Athletic Department (Field House entrance).

2:15 – 2:55: Returning players meeting
3:15 – 4pm: incoming 2019 freshman players

We will be discussing Summer preparation, Staples Girls Soccer Preseason Camp, tryouts, and any changes to the program from last year to this year. This year, we will be making changes to the tryout process due to time availability. Some of the changes will be in the fitness testing and timings of sessions. A major change will be roster size which will result in cuts.

Please Help!

This Saturday our Staples High School Girls Soccer program is working to raise money to build the FIRST EVER FEMALE ONLY TROPHY CASE at Staples High School. The Staples Girls Soccer Program has grown tremendously over the last 5 years with a FCIAC Championship , FCIAC Runner Up and 2 State Final Runner Ups. We are really proud of how hard our girls work and feel like their hard work and success deserves to be celebrated and showcased at Staples High. Please help us raise money to cover the cost of the FIRST EVER FEMALE trophy case and other day to day expenses of The Staples Girls Soccer Program by participating in our FUNdraiser this weekend!  If you are unable to attend and would like to donate , please click here D O N A T E !

SATURDAY, MAY 4TH

8:30-9:30am: Mother-Daughter Boot Camp w/ The Staples Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team: Athleta Ambassador & Ass. Varsity Soccer Coach, Mackenzie Pretty, will lead a one-hour fitness class to girls 8 and older. In exchange for the Varsity Soccer team taking part in the event, Athleta will donate 10% of the store profits up until 12pm that day to the cost of our new trophy case! Space is limited for the event so please call the store (203-454-0001) or sign up here.
12:30-1:20pm: Spin class at JoyRide Cycling Studio in Westport: JoyRide has graciously donated the studio and Assistant Coach Mackenzie Pretty will teach a 50 minute ride with players of the Staples Soccer Team. A suggested donation of $50 per bike. There is maximum of 46 bikes – so sign up early.
1:30pm-5:30pm: The entire Staples Girls Soccer Program will host a car wash at the JoyRide parking lot – there is not a set price as donations will be at the donor’s discretion.

SHS GSOCC Pre Season & Tryout Information

Hi All,

I hope everyone has got off to a good start in the spring season. This Summer & Fall season is fast approaching so I wanted to give you all advanced notice of the preseason camp & try out dates.

Preseason Camp dates: Monday August 19th to Friday August 23rd. 9am – 12pm @ Wakeman
Fitness Testing: Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th August. Time and Place TBA
Try Out Dates: Thursday 29th, Friday 30th, Saturday 31st August & if required Sunday Sept 1st @ Wakeman, Times TBA. 

After a lot of consideration of feedback from past seasons, collective thoughts from the coaching staff and overall feeling from the players we have decided to make some key changes to the program for the coming year. One major change to the program is the roster sizes throughout all three teams (Freshman, JV & Varsity). Our aims are to make finer judgements within the tryout phase matched with how their development has progressed with their time in our program (return players only) to make team placements. 

With smaller roster sizes we will have a higher intensity of practices, more competition for places, more game time available to players, a more focused and positive practice experience. The negative for this is that there are potentially more cuts to make during tryouts in order to reduce these numbers.

Some things we have to look forward to in the very near future is the addition of a Girls Soccer Trophy case in the school. We will be the first and only female sports team in Staples to have our own cabinet. We will be hosting a fundraiser very soon on this so we will get information out regarding this.

Thanks,
Barry Beattie
Staples High School – Girls Soccer Head Coach
University of Bridgeport – Woman’s Soccer Assistant
475 225 5657

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