BRONCOS SOCCER TRYOUTS 2019

Please read all of the information below carefully; things have changed from the way tryouts have been run in the past.

The IHSA passed a policy that allows high school tryouts for boys’ soccer to begin on Monday, August 12th.  We are going to take advantage of that, but only for those players who will be attempting to earn a spot on the varsity team.   All players who will be trying out for our JV and/or freshman teams will begin on Wednesday, August 14th.  Please look carefully at all of the information below in order to know what your schedule will be.

* ALL GOALKEEPERS (ALL LEVELS)  and potential varsity players who are invited to the Monday (8/12) and Tuesday (8/13) sessions by Coach Steib should attend on these two days.

Day 1 - Varsity Only

Monday, August 12

8:00-11:00am
Varsity Tryouts will begin at 8:00am with the traditional 2-mile run at the BHS Stadium/Track
* ALL GOALKEEPERS (ALL LEVELS)  and potential varsity players invited to this session by Coach Steib should attend.
• All players must be registered in order to participate.
• All players need to bring RUNNING SHOES, as well as their cleats, shinguards, soccer ball, water bottle, etc.
• A field session/tryout will take place in the BHS Stadium, following the 2-mile run.

 

Day 2 - Varsity Only

Tuesday, August 13

8:00-11:00am      Varsity Tryout / Field Session  (BHS Stadium Field)

* ALL GOALKEEPERS (ALL LEVELS)  and potential varsity players invited to this session by Coach Steib should attend.

Day 3 - All Levels

Wednesday, August 14

8:00-10:00am
• Varsity Session  (BHS Stadium Field)

9:00-12:00pm
Tryouts for the JV and freshman teams will begin at 9:00am with the traditional 2-mile run at the BHS Stadium/Track
• All players must be registered in order to participate.
• All players need to bring RUNNING SHOES, as well as their cleats, shinguards, soccer ball, water bottle, etc.
• After the 2-mile run, teams will have a field session (which goes to 12pm) at our Fields of Dreams fields.

 

 

Day 4 - JV & Freshman Teams

Thursday, August 15

9:00-12:00pm
• JV1 & JV2 Tryouts      Field Location – Fields of Dreams

*Freshmen have BHS Orientation all morning, from 7:30-11:00am.

1:00-4:00pm
• Freshman Tryouts   Field Location – Fields of Dreams

 

 

Day 5 - JV & Freshman Teams

Friday, August 16

 

3:30-6:30pm
• Freshman, JV1 & JV2 Tryouts      Field Location:  Fields of Dreams

*Teams will most likely be named at the end of this session.
If needed, final decisions could happen Saturday morning.

We have FIVE TEAMS (Varsity, JV1, JV2, Freshman Red & Freshman White) which allows us to keep nearly 100 players. On several occasions we have had as many as 140 players at tryouts, which unfortunately does mean that not all players who attend tryouts will make one of our teams. Typically, most of the players we are unable to keep are sophomores, juniors or seniors. With two freshman teams, there are usually no freshman let go at the time of cuts.

With tryouts being so competitive, it is VERY IMPORTANT that players are at all of the sessions. If anyone has a situation that cannot be avoided, please contact Coach Steib BEFORE TRYOUTS to discuss the situation as well as possible solutions.  (His email is barringtonsoccer@sbcglobal.net)

Please be aware that all players will complete the 2-mile run as a part of tryouts. Any players intending on being on the varsity team are expected to complete the 2-miles in 13 minutes or less.  Players who will be trying out for our other teams are expected to run the time as fast as they are able to.

Tryouts should be completed on August 16th.  PLEASE NOTE that we WILL start holding team practices on Saturday, August 17th and we will also have afternoon practices on Monday, August 19th.

School begins on Monday, August 20th.  Beginning on 8/20, practices will be held after school.
Practices and games will be held daily, Monday though Saturday throughout the season.
Please make plans (for your son) to be at all sessions throughout the entire season.

Players who miss practices will not be as likely to receive playing time in games and for any players who miss repeatedly, removal from the team is also an option.

We hope this prepares everyone for our tryout process and also for a terrific season!  Get excited!  Get ready!

LET’S GO BRONCOS!  YNWA!