Returning Players Summer Schedule
Ask yourself the following questions:
- What is my biggest strength as a player? What differentiates me from other players?
- How can I make a significant impact on the Coaching Staff this Summer?
- What do I need to improve on as a player?
- What can I do this Summer to be a better teammate?
So I have given a lot of thought to the upcoming Summer and my expectations for each of you. I believe that the program is healthy, strong, and competitive. We have a terrific opportunity to grow together on and off the field this Summer. This Summer let’s get better: attend as many sessions as you can, work-hard, be positive, show leadership, be coachable, be a great teammate, be on-time, don’t complain or gossip, volunteer at KidWorks, and demonstrate your abilities. Each girl is going to be evaluated individually and it is up to each girl to earn their spot.
“Don't compare yourself to others. Compare yourself to the person you were yesterday.”
I have received a number of emails from different girls that have summer conflicts: ASB Camp, Summer School, Vacations, etc. I respect that it is not easy to balance all of these different opportunities and that they are not necessarily easy choices. What is the purpose of our Summer Training? I am creating an opportunity for you to demonstrate your ability, attitude, and commitment to the program with a Summer Calendar that provides girls with opportunities to showcase their ability to the Coaching Staff. The Coaching Staff uses the Summer evaluations for team selections. Missing training sessions are missed opportunities. I want MD Girls Soccer Players to become more skillful, quicker/stronger, better decision-makers, more tactically aware, and better ball strikers. Through our Summer commitment, I especially want the program to grow together. I want better teammates, more committed to each other, to create stronger bonds within the program. Ultimately, the Coaching Staff wants to help you grow and improve as a player while building a more cohesive program.
““I am at my best when I make all the people around me BETTER.”
The Summer will involve the SoccerWest Summer Camp. ALL Returning MD Girls Soccer Players are expected to attend the 3 Weeks of the SoccerWest Camp (June 11th-June 28th). This is very important for the Coaching Staff to get an opportunity to evaluate girls: ability and attitude. The more the Coaches can work with each player, the more the Coaches can evaluate that player’s strengths which ultimately helps for their team placement. After we complete the SoccerWest Camp, we will begin our Strength & Conditioning component of the Summer program. We will meet twice a week in the MD Weight-room (Tuesdays & Thursdays 10-11:00), dates TBA.
During camp we will be participating in the Beckman High School and University High School Summer Leagues (please see attached calendar). All game will be played at Beckman High School and University High School. We will have 2 groups of girls. Please note that camp ends on June 28th but there are 3 dates in July (July 2nd, July 9th and July 13th) where there are scheduled Summer League games. If you are scheduled to play in a game and cannot attend please let me know. Also, if you can attend another day let me know and we can try to include you on that day’s roster. I will be flexible as much as I can.
Attached is a calendar for your convenience. It will also be posted on the website.
“Hard-work doesn't guarantee you success but without it you don't have a chance.”
ALL Returning Players: please register for the Summer Camp, please go to the website:
***Everyone MUST register for the SoccerWest Summer Training Program before they can attend a session. If they are not registered, they are not allowed to participate. I recommend signing up now.
Appryse Online Athletic Clearance Forms/ Registration
Please update your Appryse Account. You must change the date to next year and submit.
Also, each player must have a current physical. If you are not sure, please check with the trainer.
You can email: firstname.lastname@example.org ***
"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by pursuing your goals."