TRY OUTS!

FITNESS DAYS                                                                                          
MONDAY AUGUST 20th & 21st
Staples HS football field
Time: 9 – 10am                                                                                         

TECHNICAL SESSIONS
THURSDAY AUGUST 23rd –  SUNDAY 26TH
Wakeman Fields
Time 10am – 12pm & 5pm – 7pm
 

AUGUST 20th FITNESS TEST 1 – MAN UNITED TEST – Varsity pass level is level 17. JV and Freshman pass level is level 15. This entire test lasts for 20 minutes. It is a 100yard run, players sprint 100yrds then recover on the way back. The levels are counted by the amount of minutes you are running e.g. 1 run is one minute; 10 runs are 10 minutes.

Level/Minutes

Sprint time

Recovery time

1-10

25 seconds

35 seconds

11

24 seconds

36 seconds

12

23 seconds

37 seconds

13

22 seconds

38 seconds

14

21 seconds

39 seconds

15

20 seconds

40 seconds

16

19 seconds

41 seconds

17

18 seconds

42 seconds

18

17 seconds

43 seconds

19

16 seconds

44 seconds

20

15 seconds

45 seconds

 

AUGUST 21st FITNESS TEST 2 – 300 YARD SHUTTLE – Varsity pass level is 60 seconds or below, JV and freshman level is 65 seconds and below. This entire test is 300 yards. Players start on the end line, sprint to the 50 yard line and back three times. This must be done at 100% intensity for the whole test. THIS TEST WILL BE DONE ONCE ON THIS DAY.

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF PLAYERS FAIL THE FITNESS TESTS AND THEIR SOCCER ABILITY SHOWS ENOUGH TO GET THEM ONTO ONE OF THE THREE TEAMS, THEY WILL BE PLACED IN THE DUTY CLUB FOR THE DURATION OF THE SEASON. SAME RULES APPLY IF YOU HAPPEN TO MISS THE FITNESS DAYS.

TECHNICAL DAYS: AUGUST  23rd – Individual Technical stations

Players will be divided into groups by position and will move through the stations 20 minutes on each. Stations will be set up to test individual ability in the fundamental skills of the game.

  1. Passing and first touch (short and long passing)
  2. Dribbling (speed and tight area)
  3. Heading (attacking and defending)
  4. Shooting and finishing (power and finesse)
  5. 1v1s (attacking and defending)
  6. GKS will be with Dave Sharpe (GK Coach) for gk specific session

TECHNICAL session 2: AUGUST 23rd – TEAM STATIONS

Players will be divided into groups by position and will move through the stations 20 minutes on each. Stations will be set up to test ability within a team.

  1. Possession squares and possession to targets
  2. 2v2 ladders
  3. Crossing and Finishing
  4. 2v2 first touch and passing
  5. Gks with Dave for GK specific session

TRYOUT DAY 2: AUGUST 24th – CONDITIONED GAMES

For the morning sessions players will be split into teams of 5 and will play small sided games. Every game will have a different condition added to it to test player’s ability in different ways.

For example:

  1. Every player must touch ball before a team scores.
  2. Three passes before going to goal.
  3. One touch finishes only.

The evening session will be 8v8/9v9 games. All players will be divided into teams of 8 or 9 and will play within a team shape (decided by the players). Games will last for 20 minutes each. Aiming to play 4 games with their team.

 AUGUST 25th (SATURDAY) –  11v11 Games

This day is divided into two sessions. Morning Session is 2 hours of 11v11 games where every player will have plenty of opportunity to impress the coaches one final time prior to final decisions. *after the morning session coaches make final decisions on cuts.

Afternoon session all players who made it will return for further 11v11 games for final team placement evaluations.

 TRYOUT DAY 4: AUGUST 26th (SUNDAY) *10AM -12PM SESSION ONLY*– 11 V 11 GAMES

Teams will be divided up into teams of 11 and will be playing 3×25 minute games. With this being our final session of the tryout, players will be deciding on their own team shape and will be scrimmaging for the entire session.

Please note: Cuts do happen and are not easy for anyone, information on how the cutting process will work IS AS FOLLOWS: *CUTS TAKE PLACE AFTER THE SATURDAY MORNING SESSION – THAT GIVES EVERY PLAYER 2 FITNESS SESSIONS PLUS 5 SOCCER SESSIONS TO IMPRESS THE COACHES. IF YOUR PLAYER DOES NOT MAKE THE TEAM FOR WHATEVER REASON YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 1PM-2PM (SATURDAY AUGUST 25TH). IF YOU RECEIVE AN EMAIL YOUR PLAYER WILL NOT RETURN FOR THE EVENING SESSION.  IF YOU WANT TO DISCUSS REASONS WHY YOUR PLAYER DIDN’T MAKE IT, I WILL BE AVAILABLE TO TALK AFTER WE CONCLUDE TRYOUTS – MONDAY 27TH AUGUST.

You can find information for our preseason camp by visiting staplesgirlssoccer.com . The camp runs from August 13th to August 17th (9am – 12pm).

Tryout registration is now open!! Please visit the Staples High School website and click on athletics. You will find the girls soccer registration page. Fill out and submit all required information. You cannot tryout until all information is submitted

Preseason & Try-outs

Preseason and try-outs are around the corner!

Preseason begins on Wakeman on August 13th at 9am. Arrival time is between 8:15 & 8:30 (introductions, chit chat and be ready to begin 9 am sharp). If you have not registered, please follow this link below.

Staples Preseason Camp

Try-outs begin the following week with the fitness testing on Monday August 20th and Tuesday August 21st @ Staples HS Football Field. 9am – 10am – Arrival time same as above. Thursday August 23rd technical try-outs begin at Wakeman 10am – 12pm & 5pm – 7pm running through to the Saturday. CUTS HAPPEN and will be done in the fairest way possible.  Please follow the link below and register for tryouts if you have not done already.

Try-out Registration

Make sure to submit all required paperwork. Your daughter will NOT be allowed to tryout if this is not submitted and cleared by the school.

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