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Important Information Regarding This Season!

Hello Athletes and Parents of the 2020 RHS Boys Soccer Program,

As you are all already aware, due to the ongoing tenuous situation with COVID-19 in our local area, we had to cancel our Parent Meeting last Thursday. I realize this has left many of you with questions about our season. Though I still don’t have a tremendous amount of answers, I do want to provide you with the information I would’ve covered at last week’s meeting. I know this is not an ideal manner of disseminating information, but sadly it’s the only option we have right now.

So here we go! Please see the agenda and important information regarding a variety of aspects of boys soccer at RHS. You can also choose to click and download the handout at this link: Redmond High School Boys Soccer- Parent Meeting- beginning of the season- 2020

RHS Boys Soccer 2020 Parent Meeting 

1: Agenda for This Evening:

  1. Welcome + Introductions
  2. Overview of RHS Boys Soccer Program
  3. Information from Boosters Program
  4. Information from RHS Athletic Trainer
  5. WIAA Rules and Regulations
  6. Roles (Coaches, Athletes, Parents)
  7. Playing Time
  8. Team Pictures
  9. Retreat
  10. Calendar + Important Dates
  11. Important Resources
  12. Introduce Parent Volunteer Opportunities
  13. To-Do List

2: Overview of RHS Boys Soccer:

  • Season runs from March 2nd – May 30th
  • Expect a soccer-related even every day of the week except Sunday. This includes Spring Break!!!
  • Unless otherwise noted, Varsity and JV practice 3-5:00pm; C-Team practices 5-6:30pm at the RHS Stadium.
  • In this program, we pride ourselves on being team-first, growth-focused, respectful, fun, and competitive STUDENT athletes.

3: Boosters/Fundraising:

  • Boosters are the lifeblood of our program. Everything we do throughout the season happens because of the tireless efforts, selflessness, volunteering, and financial support of our Booster Parents.
  • Some of the many things made possible due to the financial support of the Booster Program include…
  • Program Retreat
  • Soccer Equipment (balls, cones, pinnies)
  • Uniforms
  • Training shirts
  • Bench Shelter
  • Senior Night and Senior Banners

 

IMPORTANT: To help our Boosters support our boys this season, we will be asking for a $200 booster fee from each boy in the program. This can be paid online at the RHS Boys Soccer Program Website: https://rhsboyssoccer.org/teams/. Booster fees are due no later than this Wednesday, March 11th! We understand the inconvenience of such a short turn-around and greatly appreciate your flexibility. There are scholarships available—please contact Meredith Cain if you will be needing a scholarship.

 

4: Overview of RHS Athletic Training:

  • We will hear from Keith Cross, our esteemed athletic trainer, about a variety of important items.

 

5: WIAA Regulations/Rules:

  • WIAA is the governing body of high school athletics in the state of Washington.
  • WIAA requires a player participate fully in 10 practices BEFORE they are eligible to play in their first game.
  • WIAA and LWSD mandates that a student athlete must be in academic good-standing (student is failing no more than one of their classes and regularly attends all their classes) to play in games. Eligibility checks are done throughout the season. Coaches do NOT clear the player; the Athletics Office does.

 

6: Roles:

  • The role of a coach is to provide a safe, fun, and respectful environment for all athletes to grow and compete.
  • The role of an athlete is to respect their coach, their teammates, and themselves. If an athlete believes something stands in the way of their opportunity to learn and grow, they will discuss it with the coach.
  • The role of a parent is to support and encourage their son to have a safe, competitive, respectful, and fun experience. If a parent believes something stands in the way of their son’s opportunity to learn and grow, they will encourage their son to discuss with the coach first.

 

7: Playing Time:

Varsity: Playing time is NOT guaranteed. Players may play the full game or no minutes at all. Playing time is based on the following expectations:

  • Attendance and participation at all team events (practice, games, team bonding, etc)
  • Character: attitude, character, dependability, and coachability.
  • Ability (speed of play, technique, pace, physicality, mentality, soccer IQ)
  • General understanding of what is expected of the player during a game. These are the questions we as a coaching staff ask:
    • Are they following the coach’s plans and game tactics?
    • Are they working for their teammates? Are they making the team better?
    • Are they contributing in a positive way?
    • Are they struggling and/or losing confidence and require some more training/feedback?

 

Junior Varsity and C-Team: Every eligible athlete will play. We aim for a third of a game minimum (between 25-30 minutes on average per game). Again, they may play 20 minutes one game, but longer in another. Time is aggregated over the season, not per game. We will do our best to make sure everyone plays as much as possible. Playing time can also be influenced by the factors listed above for varsity.

 

8: Team Pictures:

 

9: Program Retreat:

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation, this year’s retreat has been cancelled.

 

10: Calendar & Important Dates Coming Up:

  • A copy of the season calendar can be found on our website. Each team will also have a Team Manager who will email weekly updates to the team’s parents.
  • Some important dates to be aware of…
    • Wednesday 3/11: Deadline for Parent Volunteer Sign-ups and Booster fee
    • Thursday 3/12: Team Pictures
    • Saturday 4/4 – Sunday 4/12: Spring Break. All 3 teams have games. Varsity and JV have two games and practice every day except Sunday.

 

11: Important Resources:

  • Check out the RHS Boys Soccer Booster Website: http://rhsboyssoccer.org to…
    • Find important information
    • Pay Required Booster fee ASAP!!!
    • See the season calendar
    • Learn more about the program
    • Learn more about the Boosters and how to get involved
  • Check out the official KingCo Website for game schedules, playoff schedules, etc. at http://www.kingcoathletics.com

 

 

12: Parent Volunteers Needed:

A soccer program is only as strong as the buy-in it has from YOU ALL! Help your son have the best possible experience he can. Each team is in desperate need of parent volunteers for each of the positions below. If you are at all interested in helping, please sign up on the “Volunteer Sign-up Sheet” during your specific team’s breakout session. Thank you, in advance, for your support!

  • Team Manager (serves as ambassador between coach and parents. Sends weekly emails. Coordinates volunteers.)
  • Team Booster Rep (serve as the representative for your son’s team on the Boosters)
  • Team Photographer (takes and publishes pictures for the team to have as memories. Camera not provided.)
  • Team Videographer (videotapes games and then uploads it to a designated website. Camera provided!)
  • Team Announcer (Announces during home games. Reads aloud both rosters and announces goals, assists, etc.)
  • Team Publisher (writes a 1-3 sentence summaryà final score, who scored, who assisted, clean sheets/saves, etc and then publishes it to our Booster Website)
  • Pasta Feed Hosts (We will have pasta feeds throughout the season. Hosts plan these fun, team-bonding events! Please note: a host does not have to provide all or any of the food, we can coordinate potlucks)

 

13: To Do List:

  Task Deadline
  Pay Booster Fee of $200 via website: http://rhsboyssoccer.org Wednesday 3/11
  Sign up for parent volunteer positions (if able) by emailing your son’s coach. Wednesday 3/11
  (Optional) Order Pictures via Matt Campbell Photography at http://www.mattcampbellphotography.com/hs-order Thursday 3/12

 

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Officially Annoucing the 2020 RHS Boys Soccer Teams!!!

Hey Stangs!! Thank you SO much for your work, your effort, your energy, and your enthusiasm during tryouts this season! It was truly an impressive showing. The coaching staff wants to express our sincere appreciation for helping to make this such a competitive three days.

Without further ado, here are the lists for the 2020 RHS Boys Soccer Program! Please be sure to follow the instructions below as some plans for tomorrow have changed:

 

Varsity:

5

9

10

14

16

17

19

22

31

32

40

43

45

51

54

56

63

64

75

 

Junior Varsity:

18

20

21

24

27

28

30

34

36

41

48

49

52

53

62

72

74

76

90

92

 

 
C-Team:

3

4

7

11

12

13

29

35

39

44

47

50

55

60

65

67

71

73

79

83

 

Cut List:

1

8

23

26

33

37

42

46

58

59

61

68

69

70

78

80

91

93

96

97

 

 

Instructions for Tomorrow:

  • If you made Varsity, JV, or C-team AND are listed below, you are required to attend impact testing (Concussion Baseline Testing) with Keith tomorrow (3/5) at 2:30pm in the downstairs E-wing computer lab:
    • 4
    • 7
    • 13
    • 21
    • 22
    • 29
    • 35
    • 36
    • 39
    • 41
    • 43
    • 44
    • 45
    • 47
    • 49
    • 51
    • 53
    • 55
    • 56
    • 60
    • 62
    • 63
    • 75
    • 76
    • 92
  • If you made Varsity, JV, or C-team, you and your parent are required to attend the mandatory Parent Meeting in the RHS Library at 7:30pm tomorrow (3/5)
  • If you are selected for Varsity, you will meet in Coach Tangen’s classroom (E-202) tomorrow at 4:00pm wearing practice attire. We will have a short meeting and then move out to the field for practice from 4:30-6:30pm.
  • If you are selected for JV, you will meet Coach Antonio for practice at the RHS stadium from 4:30-6:30pm on Thursday.
  • If you are selected for C-Team, you will meet Coach Long and Coach Fleming for practice at the RHS stadium from 3:00-4:30pm on Thursday.

 

If you have any questions about team placement, Coach Tangen and Antonio will be available after school Thursday from 2:30-4:00pm to meet. Please email me at ttangen@lwsd.org to schedule a meeting during that time.

 

Once again, thank you for your effort these last three days. Here’s to a great season!

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5 Days Until Camp!!!

Registration is still open for the 2nd Annual Boys Soccer Jr Stangs Camp!!! All boys in grades 3-8 (as of the 2018/2019 school year) are invited to register at the following link: 2019 Jr Stangs Summer Camp.

The camp runs from 9am-12pm on July 9th-11th at the RHS main field. Registration fee of $85 includes a free t-shirt and direct instruction by the RHS Boys Soccer coaches and athletes. A mixture of fun, enthusiasm, and competition will make this camp a highlight of the summer for any boy who attends.

Not convinced yet? Well here is a review of last year’s camp published in the Redmond Reporter: Redmond Reporter Article

Below are several pictures from last year’s camp:

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1st Annual Junior Stangs Camp a HUGE Success!

Two weeks ago, our program hosted our very first Junior Stangs Soccer Camp for boys, and without a doubt it was a fantastic success!

We had just about 30 boys (grades 3-9) from around the Redmond community join us at the RHS field for three days of drills, training, games, and fun! The campers had smiles on their faces, played some impressive soccer, and successfully followed one of the RHS Boys Soccer Program’s goals: improve every day.

Us Redmond coaches, players, and parents would like to formally thank our campers. Your hard work, enthusiasm, and positive spirit helped make the camp one to remember! We hope you had SO much fun, and are excited to see you again soon!

The camp was even featured in the Redmond Reporter! Check it out:http://www.redmond-reporter.com/sports/soccer-is-a-fun-time-soccer-is-a-lifestyle/

For those interested, there will be a few ways to continue being involved with the RHS Boys Soccer Program:

  1. Each camper and their family will receive a postcard as we get closer to the 2019 Spring season inviting them to join us at our games. We’d love to have you join us! Without a doubt, you son will also enjoy cheering on his camp coaches as they compete on the field.
  2. Campers can be ball boys for the Redmond games! There will also be opportunities for our former campers to be ball boys for our games. This is a ton of fun for the boys, as they get to hang out on the track beside the field, experience the action up close, and be a valuable part of the team!
  3. Join us at camp again next year! There will be another Junior Stangs Soccer Camp next summer (dates forthcoming). Please check this website during the Spring for more information. We’d love to have your son join us once again!

Below are some pictures of our wonderful campers and their team’s coaches. Thanks again for making it such a fun camp:

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MOD Pizza Fundraiser Today!!!

Today, April 5th, we will be having a fundraising event at the Mod Pizza in Redmond (Bella Botega location).

Bring yourself, your friends, your family… heck, invite some friendly strangers! Let’s get people to Mod Pizza today and make some money for our program!

Remember that you must bring in the attached flyer for us to receive credit:

https://rhsboyssoccer.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/rhs-mod-pizza-fundraiser-flyer.pdf

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Picture Day this Wednesday, March 21st!

This Wednesday, March 21st, we will be completing our individual and team pictures. The pictures will be from 2:30-3:15. All three teams should show up with full uniforms on (white for JV and Varsity,

To order pictures, you may complete either of the two options below:

  1. Print out the Order Form and have your son bring it to picture day along with payment.
  2. Complete an online order at the following site:  Matt Campbell Photography Online Order. If you choose this option, no paper needs to be sent with the player. Orders MUST be placed BEFORE picture day!

 

Please contact your team’s coach or Matt Campbell (our photographer) with any questions.