Boys Soccer

Congrats on the first trophy in Waterford Soccer History!

Trophy


Announcements:

7/24:
Yesterday the WIAA decided on a delayed start time of September 7th for boys soccer.  That day being labor day, it is still unclear if we can start ON that day or after that day.  Assuming we can start on the 7th, we will have an OPTIONAL practice that day during normal practice hours 3:45pm-5:45pm.  Tryouts will now be that week, with our first game being vs Westosha Central on September 15th.  Unfortunately, all the games before that date are officially cancelled including the overnight WI Dells tournament.  It is doubtful at this time that those games will be made up with the exception of the conference game against Badger.  Because of the lack of practice time before Conference, we will utilize a Saturday practice on Sept. 12th 3:45pm-5:15pm to hand out jerseys and run through pregame expectations.    All these changes can be seen on the Full Season Calendar with a working google account.  After the week of tryouts, we will switch the practice times to 3:45pm- 5:15pm (going in to effect Sept. 14th).

The UW-Whitewater Camp with Coach Guinn and the August 5th contact day are still on schedule and have NOT been cancelled.  See everyone on August 5th.

Next, please make sure you have all your paperwork in BEFORE the practice date!  If you are unsure if you have everything in or not, please contact Coach Cresswell,  Jill Stobber, or Stacy McCormack.


7/14:

The net is up on the far side of the practice field!  The rules for playing on it are as follows:
- No more than 10 people on the practice field at any given time (you will have to coordinate as a team how to proceed with that)
- All equipment like bags, shin guards, socks, shirts MUST be socially distanced at all times when you get to the field.  Please try to distance between yourselves as much as possible when not playing
- If these rules are not being followed, the nets will have to come down immediately

Also, Tony Guinn's preseason camp is still a go.  If you have not received a registration form by mail, and you still would like to sign up, please contact me by email with your mailing address and I will pass it along to him so he can mail you a registration form.


7/7:
 Their will be a MANDATORY contact day on August 5th at 3pm until 4:30pm for all players that play this season.  It will be on the practice field and it will be for players only.  Any information I have for parents will be distributed through email.

With the loss of the youth camp fundraiser, it becomes necessary to pick up some more income.  Therefore, I am asking for volunteers to help with the Booster Club's Golf Fundraiser on August 14th anywhere from 10:30am-5pm.  I am asking for 2-3 hour shifts.  This is crucial in order to get us to the WI Dells tournament each year.  Therefore, I need as many as possible.  Email me if you are able to help.


6/29:
This weekend the WIAA put out their guidelines for what we will have to do when we get started again.  You can read that here: https://www.wiaawi.org/Portals/0/PDF/Health/Covid/WIAA-SummerGuide-Sport-Specific.pdf
 
With the chaos that is planning for this season, I am suspending the rule that you must sign the player contract and give it to me to be game eligible.  All players now simply have the responsibility of reading it and understanding the rules that this program adheres to.  That can be found in the 5/29 update


5/17/20:
The following is a list of guidelines for Varsity level players that will be measured come tryouts on August 17th.  

1) 75 consecutive touches of a ball juggling  within 2 tries
2) A 72 (or Level 9- 1) on the Pacer Test
3) Hit a 2-3 yard wide target from 15 yards out 7/10 tries using only 2 touches starting with your back to the target.  Videos of what this looks like here:
Tryouts Drill Outside of Foot Turn
Tryout Passing Drill Outside Foot Turn  
(Sorry I didn't have time to film a Cruyff turn video boys. It'll come eventually)

While these are not official requirements of a varsity player , these are the things I believe it takes to make a meaningful contribution at the varsity level and are skills necessary to compete against good teams.  Players should come into training ready to complete these tasks.  I repeat, failure of any of these does not automatically prevent you from making Varsity.  These are suggested guidelines if you wish to make an impact at that level of the game.


For those of you that have hit those already, field players at the STATE and COLLEGE level can do the following:
1) 200 consecutive juggling touches within 3 tries
2) A 90 (Level 10-7) on the Pacer Test
3) Hit those gates mentioned earlier 9/10 times with all three types of turns on both feet




stacyschmidt94@yahoo.com
stacyschmidt94@yahoo.com

Coaching Staff:
Varsity Coach: Andrew Cresswell
acresswell@waterforduhs.k12.wi.us
262-534-3189 Ext. 7154
Assistant Coach: Ryan Krueger
 JV Coach: David Crissey

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