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Tryout Fitness & Technical Session Details

FITNESS DAYS                                                                                                    MONDAY 24th & Tuesday 25th AUGUST Time: TBD TECHNICAL SESSIONS THURSDAY 27th – SUNDAY 30TH AUGUST Staples HS football field                                                                       Wakeman Fields Time: 10- 12pm , 5-7 pm Thursday – Sunday MONDAY 24TH AUGUST FITNESS TEST 1 – MAN UNITED TEST – Varsity team pass level is level 18. JV team pass level is 16 and Freshman team 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.
  • If you miss the line you will be given 1 warning. If you miss the line the second time you are eliminated.
  • YOU MUST COMPLETE THE LEVEL TO GAIN THAT SCORE. If eliminated on level 17 your score is level 16 as that is what level you have completed.  
Level/MinutesSprint timeRecovery time
1-1025 seconds35 seconds
1124 seconds36 seconds
1223 seconds37 seconds
1322 seconds38 seconds
1421 seconds39 seconds
1520 seconds40 seconds
1619 seconds41 seconds
1718 seconds42 seconds
1817 seconds43 seconds
1916 seconds44 seconds
2015 seconds45 seconds
TUESDAY 25TH AUGUST FITNESS TEST 2 – 300 YARD SHUTTLE X2 – Varsity pass level is 58 seconds or below for round 1 and 60 and below for round 2, JV is 59 round 1 and 61 round 2. freshman level 60 round 1 and 62 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. 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 NOT RECEIVE THEIR UNIFORM UNTILL THEY PASS THE FITNESS TESTS. MAKE UP TESTS WILL BE ORGANIZED FOR MONDAY 31ST AUGUST.

DAY 1 SESSION 1: THURSDAY 27TH AUGUST 10AM – 12PM

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 With ROSS (GK Coach) for gk specific session

TECHNICAL session PART 2: Thursday 27TH AUGUST – TEAM STATIONS

Players will be divided into groups by the position they will tryout in and will be judged next to others in their position. Stations will be set up to test ability within a team.
  1. Possession squares and possession to targets (Central Midfield players)
  2. Heading, Defending, Long passing (All Defenders)
  3. Crossing and Finishing (GKs, Wide midfielders & Forwards)
Midway through, Central midfielders will move on to finishing. Wide Midfielders & forwards will play against the defenders in crossing and finishing. Defenders will defend attackers attack. 

DAY2 Session 1: FRIDAY 28th AUGUST 10 am-12 Pm

8v8 small sided games, Players will have the opportunity to compete against all levels

SESSION 2 DAY 1 : THURSDAY 27TH AUGUST, 5PM – 7PM

CONDITIONED GAMES

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.
DAY 2 SESSION 1: FRIDAY 28TH AUGUST, 10AM-12PM, 8v8/9v9 games All players will be divided into teams of 8 or 9 and will play within a team shape. Games will last for 20 minutes each. Aiming to play 4/5 games with their team. Coaches will choose the teams. Players may be moved from one team to another during the session.

DAY 2 SESSION 2: FRIDAY 28TH AUGUST, 5PM – 7PM,

11v11 Games

These 11 v 11 games will be divided equally to give all players the chance to show their ability in the real game setting with return varsity players.                                                                                              

DAY 3 SESSION 1 & 2: SATURDAY 29TH AUGUST, 10AM – 12PM & 5PM -7PM

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: SUNDAY 30TH AUGUST 10AM -12PM SESSION ONLY– 11 V 11 GAMES  THIS WILL ONLY BE USED IF WE FEEL IT IS NECESSARY!    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 10 HOURS OF SOCCER SESSIONS TO IMPRESS THE COACHES. 
  • RETURNING PLAYERS WILL BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 1PM-2PM (SATURDAY AUGUST 29ST). IF YOUR PLAYERS NAME IS NOT ON THE LIST, YOU WILL NOT RETURN FOR THE EVENING SESSION.  
  • IF YOU DIDN’T MAKE THE CUT YOU WILL RECEIVE FEEDBACK AFTER WE CONCLUDE TRYOUTS – MONDAY 31ST AUGUST VIA EMAIL.
Summer recommended programs: High School Preseason Camp will be run by SOCCER T.I.P.S. They are the official Partners of Staples High School Girls Soccer. The coaches include: Stuart Dick (University of Bridgeport, Yale, Fairfield U, Iona & St. Johns, CFC) Ross Stride (University of Bridgeport & Fairfield U, CFC & Chelsea Piers) Darren Gourlay (Staples HS, Kings HS, Chelsea Piers) Ross Peebles Brown (Staples HS, Hopkins HS, Shoreline) REGISTRATION INFORMATION TO COME SOON. The camp runs from August 17th to August 21ST (9am – 12pm) @ Wakeman Fields. Body Blast is our fitness related program: www.bodyblasted.com or email G at bodyblastg@gmail.com 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. 
http://shs.westport.k12.ct.us/
REGISTRATION FOR PRESEASON & BODY BLAST COMING SOON!!!