Highlands High School Girls Soccer Program Spring Meeting Wednesday, May 16th 5:30 HHS Studio Theater Sign-In Returning players, verify all information – Please use the blank line below your entry for any corrections/updates WELCOME to new potential players – Please flip to the last page on any clipboard and complete the requested information Feel free to add players/families that you know are interested but could not attend tonight. Coaching Staff Head Coach – Tommy Kearns – 13th season with program – 4th season as head coach Varsity Assist. -- Stephanie Graves -- 6th season with the program JV Coach/Varsity Assist. – Kristen Pratt -- 2nd season with the program Freshman Coach/Assist. – Brian Wiefering -- 2nd season with the program Volunteer Varsity Assist. Coach: Nina Kearns Contact information later in presentation Team Website E-mail, texts, and the website are our primary forms of communication Website includes a google calendar under “weekly schedule” as well as a printable version of our schedule under “2012 schedule” www.highlandsgirlssoccer.com 2012 Mulch Madness Thank you to all the players and parents that helped make phone calls and delivered mulch. The Highlands Soccer Club raised approximately $4500 . Highlands Soccer Club Information What is the HHS Soccer Club? Banner advertising- If anyone has a business contact that would be interested in advertising at Tower Park via a fence banner please contact me and I will forward on your information. Concession stand project Turf renovation By-laws online THANK YOU to those parents who volunteer their time to be members of the Highlands Soccer Club organization. 2012 Golf Fundriser The Highlands Girls Soccer team is sponsoring with the Williams YMCA a golf outing at Twin Oaks on June 129th. We are responsible for providing 120 golfers for the event and are asking that each family within the program provide one golfer for the event. Proceeds will go toward team equipment and expenses. The cost is $100 to play and it includes a lunch, a dinner, and several golf related freebies. There will also be a silent and live auction after the event and we are looking for donations of auction items of any kind. Spring/Summer Conditioning There will be organized conditioning by the coaching staff. We are working on the venues (due to construction starting at Tower Park) and plan on starting May 21st. All sessions prior to Monday July 16th are voluntary. Players are expected to come to try-outs IN SHAPE! Also, if a player is prone to shin splints or other leg ailments when running please be proactive about the situation. – New pair of quality running shoes / professional fitting – Consult Tracy or physical therapist about prevention/preparation exercises We condition to prevent injuries not to create them. Dead Period The KHSAA mandates a “dead period.” June 25th until July 9th. This is a period of time designated by the state when coaches may not have any contact with their players. This is an excellent time for family vacations or camps. Vacations Family vacations are a fun and important part of the summer. As with camps, it would be best to schedule vacations before July 16th. After July 16th, the absences will be considered unexcused. Try-outs are NOT to be missed. They fall at the same time every year. Once try-outs have been completed and teams have been decided attendance is mandatory unless discussed with the coaching staff. The absence of a player impacts the entire team as we practice and work to establish chemistry and cohesion, especially at the varsity level. Physical Forms Every athlete MUST have a current physical on file before they can try-out. Physicals are good for a calendar year. You will need to submit a copy of your completed physical form to Tracy Piner Please make sure that ALL information is complete on the form, especially SSN, county of birth, and signatures. No current physical, no try-out! Emergency Information Form Titled Athlete Emergency Information Form. Needs to be completely filled out and mailed in with your copy of your physical. Please make sure that everything is filled out. Tracy Coffman’s Contact Info. Highlands Athletic Trainer Tracy Coffman, ATC 2400 Memorial Parkway Fort Thomas, KY 41075 School phone 859-815-2685 Cell phone 859-760-2930 [email protected] Activity Fee Each player will be required to pay a $90 activity fee to participate. Please do NOT pay this until after try-outs. The check should be made payable to Highlands High School. This needs to be turned into me at the meeting in July. Try-Out Schedule Try-outs will be open to 8th – 12th graders There will be a morning and evening session each day (morning session from 7:00am to 8:00am, evening session from 6:00pm to 7:30pm) Monday, July 16th through Friday, July 20th for 9th – 12th graders. Wednesday, July 18th (evening session only) through Friday, July 20th for 8th graders (if there are spots available) Includes fitness tests as well as soccer skill assessment. – ALWAYS bring a light and a dark t-shirt along with your soccer/running gear! Morning Conditioning Sessions Everyday during tryouts, Monday/Wednesday/Friday after tryouts – 7:00am – 8:00am – HHS and other venues TBD based on field construction – Come in running gear but ALWAYS bring soccer gear – Tuesday: Distance time trials – Wednesday: Sprint time trials – 8th graders will have fitness incorporated with their two morning sessions Thursday and Friday of tryouts. Running Times Long Distance (July 16th) – 1600m = 7:50 (4 laps) – 1200m = 5:40 (3 laps) – 800m = 3:40 (2 laps) – 400m = 1:25 (1 lap) Short Distance (July 19th) – 400m – 300m – 200m – 100m = 1:25 = :58 = :38 = :17 Varsity players are expected to make these times. Players may have to repeat these sessions if performance is below standard per the discretion of the coaching staff. Evening Soccer Sessions 6:00pm – 7:30pm Monday through Friday at HHS (could change depending on the progress of the turf renovation project). Team placements will be handed out on Friday, July 20th Pre-Season Meetings Information on: – – – – – Bluegrass games Volunteer sign up sheets Team dinner sign ups T-shirt and uniform distribution Fee and fund collection I need either a player or a parent in attendance! Location TBA All Teams Tuesday, July 24th after evening practice Bluegrass State Games July 28th – 29th The number of teams attending is TBD Friday, July 27th there will only be a morning practice Varsity team dinner at Tommy’s parents house the evening of the 28th. Hotel rooms in Lexington will be coordinated for interested families Game Schedule Game schedule will be posted on our website http://www.highlandsgirlssoccer.com Adding more freshman games in August Most up to date version – Date at bottom to help you keep track Important Dates Physical Forms Due: Wednesday, July 1st Golf Scramble Fundraiser June 29th Twin Oaks Team Pictures: First week of August Soccer Picnic: August week before the start of the season Boosters Drive: August? Field Clean-up: August? Costs to Expect Activity fee = $90 Two preseason t-shirts (one blue and one white) = $20 Team created t-shirts = $TBA Big sister / little sister (organized by seniors) Door decoration and concession stand donation = $20 Pay online through our website!!! Contact Information Tommy Kearns – Cell: 992-9025 – [email protected] Stephanie Graves – [email protected] Nina Kearns – School: 781-5900 – Cell: 393-5154 (emergency use only please) Brian Wiefering -- [email protected] Questions?