Monday, February 29, 2016

Monday, February 29 Tryouts


So, 82 boys came to tryout this afternoon. 

We list them here by number:

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So, after scrolling all the way down here, we decided to make cuts tomorrow. We'll post result from the first day of tryouts on Tuesday mid-morning. 

So, check back soon. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Tryouts 2

[Edited]

A few posts ago I detailed what coaches are looking for at tryouts. That's still worth reading, or re-reading. 

This post, on the other hand, is meant to detail how we're going about it. 

you'll need cleats, running shoes, and shinguards

Monday 3PM. 

Everyone will be assigned a number, randomly. Everyone will meet on the track on the grass to run 2 miles (8 full laps) the Holiday Run. Running shoes [anything not cleats] are required. Cheating on the number of laps the full distance would be unfortunate. 

Returning players that are currently Juniors and Seniors will be dismissed for the day. 

Sprints. We'll do this sort of like king of the court kind of thing. Winners of each sprint move up, losers move down; more or less anyway. How many? Many. 

Then we'll move up to the grass. Cleats and shinguards are required. Dribbling and shooting drills. We'll do this until we're done for the day (about 5:00 PM). 

Tuesday 3PM

Everyone will run 1-mile. We're now unsure if it will be Holiday, or Maverik. Everyone, including returning players will stay.

We'll do sprints like the previous day. 

On the grass in cleats and shinguards we'll watch players dribble, cross, and shoot. We'll also spend time with short-short-long passes. 

We might do small sided games if time allows.

Wednesday

3PM. On the grass pitch. We'll watch small sided games, and then go full field, slightly larger teams scrimmage. 

Cuts. I think we may make cuts Monday night. Maybe. For sure we'll make cuts Tuesday and more on Wednesday. 

Making the team for you boys is difficult, we realize. it's stressful. You want to get everything right. There are other boys trying just as hard as you are. We get it. Do your best. 

They are difficult for us as well. It's stressful. We hate cutting any of you. Yet, it's something we have to do. 

We'll have a team meeting for parents on Thursday at 5:00 PM in the cafeteria. 

Remember, registermyathlete.com

~raine

...the end result is that we'll be on the grass the entire time (save the running to start things out).




Travel

Once, a long time ago when I coached for Spanish Fork High School, regions were much much more geographically spread out. It meant we'd occasionally have to travel to St. George to play a region game. 4 hours down. 3 hours of game. 4 hours back. 11 hours, mostly on a bus.

Again, that was a long time ago. Not stagecoach old, but old nonetheless. 

Enter then new day, where travel is limited. Roy High School will be the furthest we stray from Midvale. Even our tournament is only in Orem. We had the opportunity to travel to St. George for a similar tournament. This [Orem] seemed far more financially viable ($85 versus $285).

Let's talk about that tournament. First, those that make the team, will have to fill out the district Medical and Insurance form, and then get it notarized. 

We'll dismiss athletes from class at 11:00 on Friday, March 11. The bus departs 30 minutes later. We arrive and check in to our hotel. Fairfield Inn and Suites. It's brand new. Varsity plays at Mountain View High School at 5:30. JV plays at American Fork High School at 530. We'll arrive back at the hotel at about 800 and eat. Pizza. At least thats the plan. Also, there's a pool and hot tub. Lights out at 1030. 

Saturday, March 12. Bus leaves at 8:00 for Varsity game at Mountain View High School at 9:00. JV plays at American Fork High School at 9:00. There's not a lot of time in between games, but we think the food court in the University Mall in Orem would work well for us. Then the third games start at 1:00 (MV & AF). Figuring games end by 230, travel time back, we'd be in Midvale at about 400, Saturday afternoon. 

The tournament allows us to add an additional preseason game to our schedule. So, we get five, instead of four. It also allows the boys to bond a little. And that bonding, hopefully leads to more team unity, and that hopefully leads to a better team. 

That's the idea anyway. 

Oh, and it says JV, but it also means Freshman/Sophomore team too. We don't have any idea who is who, or who plays where. It's something preseason is supposed to help us sort out. So, everyone is coming, and everyone is playing. 

~raine



Friday, February 19, 2016

2016 Schedule






And a printable copy here 

The freshman/sophomore team schedule 



and that printable one here 

If something is out of place or you notice an error...let me know...

~raine