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.

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