Fall Tryouts

In order for all student athletes to have the best possible chance of making any of our soccer teams it is imperative that they prepare during the summer months. Enter tryouts in the best possible physical condition! (Click here for more information)


Pride and Tradition

Parenting and coaching are extremely difficult vocations. By establishing an understanding of each position, we are better able to accept the actions of the other and provide greater benefit to your sons. As parents, when your son becomes involved in the Boys Soccer Program, you have a right to understand what expectations are placed on your child. This begins with clear communication from the coaches. (Click here for more information)

Advice For Parents

10 pieces of advice for parents.  (Click here for more information)












Pride & Tradition con't.

Your son’s participation in the Boys Soccer Program should be one of the most rewarding experiences in his life. It is important that he understands that there also may be times when things do not go the way you or your son wishes. At these times, discussion with the coach is encouraged.

The treatment of your son, mentally and physically
Ways to help your son improve
Concerns about your son’s attitude
Academic support, college opportunities

It is very difficult to accept your son not playing as much or where you may hope. Coaches make judgments based on many hours of practices, scrimmages, and games. Whereas you the parent are concerned for your son, the coach is concerned for and makes decisions for the good of the entire team. Certain things can be and should be discussed with your son’s coach. Other things should be left to the discretion of the coach.

Playing time
Team strategy
Other student-athletes

There are situations that may require a conference between the coach and the parent. These are encouraged. It is important that both parties involved have a clear understanding of the other’s position. When these conferences are necessary, the following procedure should be followed to help promote resolution:

Call the coach to set up an appointment
Please do not attempt to confront a coach before or after a contest (win, lose, or tie) or practice. These can be emotional times for both the parent and the coach.
Meetings of this nature do not promote resolution.

If the meeting with the coach did not provide a satisfactory resolution, the next step is to call to set up an appointment with the Athletic Director to discuss the situation. Many of the character traits required to be a successful participant in the Boys Soccer Program are exactly those that will promote a successful life after high school. I hope the information makes both your son’s and your experience with the Boys Soccer Program very enjoyable.













Fall Tryouts con't.

In order for all student athletes to have the best possible chance of making any of our soccer teams it is imperative that they prepare during the summer months. Enter tryouts in the best possible physical condition. Endurance and stamina are essential qualities in a well-rounded soccer player.

All potential Varsity and JV candidates should follow the Weight Training & Conditioning Program during the spring and throughout the summer. Work on fundamental skills, regardless of what level you will be trying out for. Ball juggling is an excellent way of developing a soft touch. Dribbling and fast footwork is extremely important in developing creativity in a player. Finally, no team can win without scoring goals: practice proper shooting techniques.

Coaches will be evaluating players in their technical abilities, their tactical decision making, their work ethic, physical fitness level, and attitude towards the game ... BE PREPARED! 
















Advice for Parents con't.

1. Never criticize your child's teammates. look for strengths, not weaknesses.
2. Learn the game: read, ask questions, attend workshops.
3. Be there, and be there on time.
4. Encourage, praise, offer constructive criticism when asked, but growth occurs through mistakes.
5. Don't be a bleacher or sideline coach.
6. Let the kids work out their own problems. (But if nothing helps, don't hesitate to talk to the coach.)
7. Make sure your child has properly fitting equipment.
8. Be a parent, not a dictator. If your child is sick, don't make him go to practice.
9. Support the sport. Catch a high school or local college game, or a Rhino's game.
10. Enjoy yourself. Remember, it's only a game; don't get too caught up in the competition.