During our Prospective Player meeting we cover much information and this post is designed to provide a recap of the key topic areas for the upcoming 2020 season.
In order to participate in any BHS off-season or in-season athletic activity every player must have a current athletic physical on record at the High School. There are no exceptions to this rule. 8th grade students are responsible for make sure that their physical has been turned into the high school office. Students must also be sure to have a completed medical form, concussion waiver and team rules completed and turned in prior to the start of tryouts. All required forms can be found on the team website.
Pre-Season and Open Gym:
Throughout January and February players are highly encouraged to join our off-season training. During these sessions we will work on ball skill development (including Keeper training), tactical understanding of team dynamics and development of fitness and core strength. Off-season activities will be held on the BHS Turf, Gym and Weight Room. A special emphasis will be placed on improving player finishing and restart ball delivery.
If you are interested in participating in off-season training be sure to contact Coach Travis to verify that you are signed up on TeamSnap!
A complete breakdown of tryout procedures can be found on our team website. Click here to access the post directly. Tryouts for both JV and Varsity will begin on 2/24. 8th graders can only tryout for JV. 9th and 10th players can tryout for either team. 10th and 11th graders can only tryout for Varsity. Player will be evaluated on three areas:
- Aerobic Conditioning
- Technical Ability
- Tactical Ability
Corner Kick Delivery – Varsity candidates will have a special opportunity to earn their way onto the team. Of the 38 goals scored in the first round of group-stage matches at the 2018 World Cup, seven were from penalties, six from corner kicks, four directly from a free kick and three from free-kick crosses. All told, 53 percent of the goals came off set pieces. Successful completion of a corner kick competition will result in the placement on the Varsity soccer team.
A complete game schedule is posted online at www.blacksburgsoccer.us. Here are some other notable dates:
- MCPS Spring Break April 8th through 13th – JV will be off on the 7th through 12th.
- Varsity Trip – April 7th through 12th (Game on 10th)
- Post Season May 16th – June 12th
- No other team sports are recommended at the varsity level.
- Varsity: Monday – Friday from 4:30 – 6:15 (Plus first 4 Saturdays of the season before noon)
- JV: Monday – Friday (TBD)
When we are Indoors:
- Varsity: Monday – Friday from 6 – 7:45 (Plus first 4 Saturdays of the season before noon)
- JV: Monday – Friday from 5:30 – 7pm
When we are on Turf:
- Varsity: Monday – Friday from 7:15 – 9:15 (Saturday’s 8am – 9:30am)