WHEN ARE TRYOUTS?
- Monday, August 8 6pm-8pm
- Tuesday, August 9 Purple Group 8am-10am; Black and Gold Group 6pm-8pm
- Wednesday, August 10 6pm-8pm
FIRST TEAM PRACTICES START THURSDAY AUGUST 11 AT BHS
- Varsity practices Monday-Saturdays
- JV practices Monday-Thursday with occasional Friday or Saturday practices
- Freshmen/Sophomore practices Monday-Friday
Each individual student-athlete is responsible for his 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.
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 SUBMITTED TO SCHOOL REGISTRATION TO BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER FOR FALL SPORTS. COACHES DO NOT ACCEPT PHYSICALS. THE PHYSICAL MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE SCHOOL REGISTRATION. CONTACT THE BHS ATHLETIC OFFICE DURING THE SUMMER FOR REGISTRATION DETAILS.
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 expect over 100 students to attend tryouts. 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. Each year there student who do 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.
DO I HAVE TO ATTEND ALL TRYOUT DATES?
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. 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 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 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.
• 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.
• 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.