Team Information Head Coach: Patrick Ander Assistant Coach: Chris Montes & Spencer Kroner Athletic Trainer: Eric Mathis and Kelsey Steele Mascot(s): Griffin
School Administration Principal: Jeff Litz Athletic Director: Joe Swarm School Color: Columbia Blue and Red Nick Name: Statesmen
Marshall High School 2020 Boys’ Soccer Tryout Forms and Information
Thank you for your interest in the Marshall Boys soccer program. We hope this packet will answer all of your questions for our tryout process.
It is important to note that boys CANNOT tryout until their paperwork is complete. Tryouts CANNOT be made up for individuals who do not submit their forms in time. Forms can be turned into the Activities office anytime BEFORE tryouts. Any? forms brought to tryouts on February 24th, or later, will need to be brought to the office or trainer. Any student bringing forms to tryouts may have to wait up to 24 hours for their paperwork to be verified before they can participate in tryouts.
Physical (4 pages) - Be sure to complete the entire form, including all required signatures. THIS MUST BE ON THE FCPS 2013 FORM (** If you have already submitted a physical form to play another sport this school year, you are exempt from this form**)
Continue working on our soccer identity and winning play.
Encourage camaraderie among players.
Create a competitive environment.
Create an environment to promote problem solving.
Create sessions that challenge every player technically, physically, and tactically.
Provide encouragement and feedback.
In order to make things easier for the coaches we are asking that players wear the following colors to the tryouts. This will make it easier for the coaches to evaluate the players. We understand that it might not be possible for all 5 days, but please try for at least the first 2 or 3 days. Thank you.
Freshmen - White Sophomores - Black Juniors - Red Seniors - Blue Tryout Schedule
The tryout schedule is as follows:
2/24 - 3:15 - 5:15 - Back Field 2/25 - 3:15 - 5:15 - Main Field
2/26 - 3:15 - 5:15 - Back Field 2/27 - 3:15 - 5:15 - Main Field
2/28 - 3:15 - 5:15 - Back Field
Due to the predicted large number of students trying out, we will begin making team decisions after Wednesday’s session, but the final team will be decided on Friday.
Boys that want to play soccer at Marshall must tryout. If you are injured / ill / or have limited participation during the scheduled tryout dates, on a case-by-case? basis, your tryout? dates MIGHT ? be able to be moved. You should notify the coaches as soon as you can to? discuss how your case will be handled.
In case of an illness contact Coach Ander (? )? as early as possible to pre-arrange the absence. Absences from tryouts MUST be arranged PRIOR to the start of? tryouts on Monday, February 24th.
Tryout Equipment Requirements Each day at tryouts students should have the following:?
Shinguards (athletes will not be able to participate without wearing shinguards) 4. Shoes that can be worn inside in case of inclement weather. (running shoes are fine)
Be prepared for COLD weather. Layers and gloves help.
Water / Sports drinks
In an effort to make the tryout fair and to provide equal experiences for all athletes we have created a list of critical components we will consider as we make the final JV and Varsity roster selections.
Players will be assessed in the following areas:
Technical?: Mastery of ball control in dribbling and receiving. First touch. Passing accuracy.
Tactical?: Speed of play. Ability to assess the soccer situation and react appropriately and/or creatively.
Physical?: Fitness, strength, speed, quickness.
Psychological?: Attitude, coachability, focus, desire to compete, leadership.
Communication?: Verbal and nonverbal.
Tryouts will consist of a 1.5? mile run on the track, 40 yard dash, 20 yard cone dribble, compass drill, push-ups, sit-ups, juggling, one-on-one soccer, small sided games, and full field games.
Based on the above criteria, we will select a Varsity and JV team with each roster consisting of 18-20 players. The season will last through mid May for JV. Varsity will participate in the District tournament, and if qualified, in the regional tournament the following week. The full schedule for the season is listed on the Marshall athletics website. We do not have a commitment during spring break but may discuss optional practices as the time gets closer. Please see team rules for other expectations.
Marshall High School Boys’ Soccer Rules
RESPECT your teammates, opponents, officials, coaches, and the Marshall community.
Represent your school by conducting yourselves in an appropriate way, during in school, during practices, and at home and away games.
Use or possession of substances (drugs, alcohol or tobacco) will not be tolerated and is cause for immediate dismissal from the program.
Destruction of property or violation of State, Federal, or other law(s) are cause for dismissal from the program.
Attendance in school is required for the full day to be eligible to compete in a game. School sponsored events are considered as school attendance.
Players must ride to and from games with the team. Special cases may be considered but will require paperwork and prior authorization.
Academics take precedence over athletics. Athletes must prioritize and plan ahead to avoid conflicts, but players may be excused from practice to get academic help when other efforts have been made. A teacher’s note is required.
Players are expected to be on time, to practices, games, and meetings. Players must be prepared to train with all appropriate gear on at the assigned start time of all practices. (3:30pm) Injured players must see the trainer during scheduled times.
Players are expected to attend all team events. Coaches should be notified as soon as possible when an athlete encounters a conflict. Conflicts will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Recurring incidents may be reason for dismissal.
Uniforms and equipment are loaned to the player for the season. Treat the equipment with care. All issued equipment must be returned at the end of the season. Students will be held responsible for uniforms lost or unusable.
Lettering criteria?: Player or manager must be in good standing with the team and school. A varsity player or manager who attends all practices and games will letter. A player who participates in at least 50% of varsity competitions will letter. Other varsity players and managers will be eligible for a letter based on their support of the team and their teammates at practice and games at the discretion of the coaching staff.