On February 18th, tryouts will be held for both JV and Varsity candidates. NOTE: THERE ARE TWO SESSIONS ON MONDAY!

Varsity:

Any player interested in trying out for the Varsity team should plan to attend tryouts on Monday (2/18) and Tuesday (2/19) at the far BHS soccer field:

  • Monday 2/18 (Tryout):
    • Location – BHS Field 3 (Outpost)
    • Session 1 Time – 10pm – Noon
    • Session 2 Time – 4:30 – 6pm
  • Tuesday 2/19 (Tryout):
    • Location – BHS Field 3 (Outpost)
    • Varsity Time – 4:30pm – 6:30pm

8th graders are not eligible to tryout for the Varsity team. Any 9th or 10th grade player that does not make the varsity team will be permitted to join the JV squad on Wednesday for their final day of tryouts. Dress for cold weather when you are scheduled to be playing outdoors! If weather does not permit tryouts to be outdoors we will move to the BHS Gyms.

JV:

Any player interested in trying out for the junior varsity team (including those that did not make the varsity team) should plan to attend tryouts on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday:

  • Monday 2/18 (Tryout):
    • Location – BHS Field 3 (Outpost)
    • Session 1 Time – 10pm – Noon
    • Session 2 Time – 4:30 – 6pm
  • Tuesday 2/19 (Tryout):
    • Location – BHS Field 3 (Outpost)
    • Time – 3:45pm – 5:30pm
  • Wednesday 2/20 (Tryout):
    • Location – BHS Field 3 (Outpost)
    • Time – 3:45pm – 5:30pm

12th and 11th graders are not eligible to tryout for the junior varsity team. Dress for cold weather when you are scheduled to be playing outdoors! If weather does not permit tryouts to be outdoors we will move to the BHS Gyms.

Required tryout forms for all players:

Any High School or Middle School student interested in trying out for either the Varsity, or JV, Girls Soccer Teams must turn in all of the necessary paperwork. This includes:

  • Team Rules
  • Athletic Department Rules
  • Concussion Form
  • Physical
  • Medical

If you do not have the team rules form you can download them here. No student will be permitted to tryout if they are missing any forms.

Inclement weather schedule for all remaining days:

  • If the weather prevents us from having tryouts on the practice field, then we will plan to have those tryouts in the BHS Gym. Check the team website for updates.
  • Monday 2/18 – All players 1-3pm
  • Tuesday 2/19 – JV Candidates 4:45 – 6:15, Varsity Candidates 5:15 – 7:00.

Winter Sport Players: If you are playing in a winter sport and will not be able to attend the first day of tryouts, you must contact Coach Travis and notify your intentions to tryout after the winter sport is complete. Do not assume that a spot on the team will be held for you. This information must come directly from the player, or the player’s parent. Players competing in winter sports will be given an opportunity to try out for a team the day after the conclusion of the winter sport.

For questions: Travis Eschenmann (cell) 540-449-5020 or vpitrav@vt.edu.

FAQs

Should a 9th grader tryout for Varsity: As a general rule, players are encouraged to tryout for the team of their choice.  For 9th grade students, even if they don’t make the varsity team they still have the opportunity to play JV.  The process of getting “cut” from a team can sometimes be perceived as a negative by players.  Each player needs to ask themselves how they will respond if they are cut. Can that player see it as a learning opportunity?  If they can walk away from tryouts and accept the decision of the coaches without a negative impact on future performance then they are encouraged to tryout.

Here is another point players may consider.  If a varsity team graduated 3 seniors, that is a relatively small class so there will be more returning players than usually.  None of the returning players are guaranteed a spot on the team, but it is an indication as to how much competition there will be in tryouts this season.  Playing with the JV team gives young standout players the opportunity to become leaders and see ample playing time.  If a talented player excels to the point where they have risen far beyond the level of competition on the JV team, the JV Coach will also have the opportunity to work with Coach Travis towards moving the player to varsity.  Each year the varsity team typically brings a couple of standout JV players up to join the varsity team in post season play.

Should an 8th grader tryout for JV: 8th graders are welcome to try out for the JV team. Competition is strong so no one should be discouraged if they do not make the team as an 8th grader. This is an extra year that most schools do not provide to 8th graders. All players are evaluated on a level playing field and there is no requirement to select high school students first.