TRYOUTS 2018

Each individual student-athlete is responsible for his summer fitness, effort, commitment, contribution to the team, attendance, and all state, district, school and program requirements for academic performance and personal conduct. All players are held accountable for following the soccer program rules and expectations.

TRYOUT F.A.Q.

WHEN ARE TRYOUTS? 

Tryouts are now a week earlier than previous years.

  • Monday, August 6 : 6pm-8pm 
  • Tuesday, August 7 : 6pm-8pm
  • Wednesday, August 8 : 6pm-8pm

DO I HAVE TO REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS?
EVERY STUDENT-ATHLETE PARTICIPATING IN TRYOUTS MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR FALL SPORTS BEFORE THEY ARE ALLOWED TO TRYOUT. NO EXCEPTIONS. YOU WILL NEED PROOF OF A CURRENT PHYSICAL TO BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER FOR FALL SPORTS. CONTACT THE BHS ATHLETIC OFFICE DURING THE SUMMER FOR REGISTRATION DETAILS.

WHEN DO TEAM PRACTICES START
August 9, 2018. (Practice starts a week earlier than previous years do the the CHSAA calendar change). All practices are mandatory for all level teams. A 100% commitment is the standard. Please schedule appointments, study time, family times and around the practice schedule.

HOW MANY TEAMS WILL THERE BE?
We will have 3 teams this season: Varsity, Junior Varsity and Fresh/Soph team.

ARE THERE PLAYER CUTS?
Yes. We have more players trying out for placement in the program than we have room.  Seniors who try out must make the varsity team. Juniors must make the varsity or junior varsity teams. Freshmen and Sophomores are eligible for any of the teams. Freshmen and Sophomore may also be cut from the program.

Cuts will be communicated in person by Head Coach, Hardy Kalisher before the end of the last tryout session. Every player who is not offered a roster spot is told in person why they did not make a team. Students who do not make a soccer team are encouraged to participate in a different fall BHS interscholastic or club sport.

ARE ALL TRYOUT DATES MANDATORY?
Yes. Summer jobs, summer camps, and vacations are NOT approved excuses to miss tryouts. It is very competitive to make a Boulder High Boys Soccer team. Be sure to consider Boulder High summer training, pre-season camp, and tryout dates when planning summer vacations as they help players prepare for a successful tryout, improve fitness and build confidence. Missing tryout sessions will jeopardize your chances of making a team, especially missing due to non-registration or no physical. Get your physical during the summer! Please let your parents/guardian know how important tryout participation is to your goals of playing soccer at Boulder High.

IF I AM SICK OR INJURED SHOULD I STILL COME TO TRYOUTS?
Injured students should still come to tryouts if they are to be considered for placement on a team. If a student is sick please contact the Coach Hardy Kalisher in advance of tryouts.

WHEN ARE TRYOUT RESULTS ANNOUNCED?:
Tryout results are told to each player in person by Coach Hardy Kalisher and the coaching staff before the end of the last day of tryouts.

HOW ARE TEAMS FORMED?
Team coaches and assistant coaches conduct the evaluation process. Each student at tryouts will have ample opportunity to showcase themselves. Specifically, the coaches look to evaluate the five core components of a BHS soccer player: (1) technical ability “soccer skill” — speed of play, successful application of skill at high speed and while under high pressure. (2) tactical awareness and application — speed of thought, ability to read the game and make good decisions under pressure, assertive and intelligent movement with and without the ball (3) physical development, conditioning and attributes – speed, quickness, strength, agility, aerobic capacity (4) psychological – maturity, competitive spirit, teamwork, focus, attentiveness, leadership, communication, mental toughness, cooperation (5) Impact – a players ability to make a positive contribution to the team on game day, in the locker room and at practice.

• Roster size and composition: The reality is that the varsity team is composed of 14-16 student-athletes who receive the vast majority of playing time. A roster of 18-20 is ideal for practice, games and team chemistry.
• All student-athletes in good standing, regardless of their grade level, are eligible to “make” varsity.
• Seniors must make the varsity team or they are not eligible to participate in Boulder High soccer.
• Just because a student-athlete was on varsity or junior varsity last year does not guarantee he will make varsity or junior varsity this year.
• Everything above applies to the junior varsity team with a few adjustments. A junior must make the junior varsity or varsity team or they are not eligible to participate in Boulder High soccer.
• The Freshmen/Sophomore team is a developmental third level team at Boulder High. This team will play it’s Front Range League games versus 3rd level or small school junior varsity.

Fitness Expectations:
• The high school soccer season is too short for student-athletes to expect to “get into shape” during the season. We play our first game less than one weeks after tryouts begin. It takes at least eight weeks to be in “game” shape. The average high school varsity soccer player can run over 6 miles a game. Student-athletes need to come to tryouts already in game shape.