Spring Newsletter

MANDATORY PROGRAM MEETING            Our mandatory program meeting will be held on Thursday, August 10 in the Media Center from 7-8:30 pm. This meeting is required for all players interested in playing soccer during the upcoming season. At this meeting training uniforms may be purchased, program guidelines and philosophy will be discussed, and questions can be answered about fundraising, Booster Club, spirit wear, and tryouts. Please mark your calendars now.

MANDATORY TRY-OUTS FOR PLAYERS 9-12        ALL players are expected to attend ALL try-outs starting on Monday, August 14. Additionally, be on time and ready to go on time. This means having paper work complete (school and program), water bottle filled, training shirt labeled, and equipment on prior to start of the first session.

TO PARTICIPATE IN TRY-OUTS                   Register for soccer on the Roseville Area high School Athletic Department website. Contact Mary Tragiai or Natalie Crosby (rahsactivities@isd623.org] for more information. No player will be allowed to participate in soccer until school registration is done!

All players must also complete the electronic Roseville Girls Soccer Player Information Form online. The link for this form will be posted on the girls soccer program website shortly after July 4th. This form includes pertinent program information and allows you to order your training uniform.

FINAL TRYOUT SCHEDULE           All dates and times are posted in real time on the program Google Calendar.

PROGRAM TRAINING UNIFORMS                 All high school soccer players will be REQUIRED to purchase and wear a program training uniform. Training uniforms can be purchased at the mandatory program meeting. Program shirts are $10 and program shorts at $20. This year we are changing our badge, shirt style & color (to a black dry-fit) and shorts (from Under Armour to Nike). All players will be required to purchase a new training shirt but will be allowed to wear the black UA training shorts of the past.

PROGRAM FUNDRAISING              This year we will be selling our own local business discount cards to provide funding for our program. 9th Grade Team and/or B-Squad players are required to turn in $200 (or sell 10 cards), while JV and Varsity players are required to turn in $300 (or sell 15 cards). Cards will be handed out and process discussed at the program meeting.

PROGRAM CUTS & ROSTERS        Team designation & program cuts are always an emotional time for program participants. The RGS program designates teams by talent and not by age, grade or past designation. Our hope is to roster 18-20 players per team. To ensure we continue to develop competitive teams throughout our program, the Roseville Girls Soccer team will field 3 teams; Varsity, JV, and a 9th grade team. Although our hope is have a spot for every girl who attends tryouts, it is likely that we will have program cuts that could come from all grades. This also means that not all seniors will make the varsity team.

BE FIT                     To minimize injuries and stress on your body, please arrive to tryouts in shape. Also, rest and treat summer injuries well in advance of tryouts. We would rather use our training time to train and not develop fitness.

SUMMER DEVELOPMENT TRAINING [SDT]            This summer the RGS coaching staff will be conducting Summer Development Training for all players 8-12. SDT will run Tuesdays and Thursdays all summer long from 10:00-Noon in the Roseville Area High School stadium. Speed/plyometric, technical skill, striking the ball, and position specific training will be emphasized in high energy and activity filled sessions. SDT starts on Tuesday, June 13.

We are asking a $50* donation for the entire summer of training (or $5/session). Money collected will go towards purchases for the entire program. *Check (to RGS Boosters) or cash. No player will be turned away for not paying.

AUGUST PRESEASON TRAININGS               Dates and times for Senior led August Preseason Trainings will be announced in July via website and program calendar. These trainings will take place at RAHS, and are optional.

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT PARTICIPATION           Rising 8th graders interested in trying out for the varsity team will need to fill out the 8th grade tryout form. This electronic form can be found on the program website and must be completed by the first day of varsity tryouts. [Registration form located in the LINKS menu bar on the program website].

INTERNET & SOCIAL MEDIA       For program schedules, rosters, results, and announcements visit our program webpage at http://www.rosevillegirlssoccer.wordpress.com. The RAHS Girls Soccer program also uses Facebook (RosevilleGirlsSoccer) for photos, results, and announcements for all our teams. Real time Varsity match updates can be found on Twitter (@RAHSGIRLSSOCCER) and cool program photos can be found on Instagram (@RAHSGIRLSSOCCER). Like and Follow us!

PROGRAM QUESTIONS                    If you have any program (program paperwork, try-outs, the parent meeting, etc.) contact James Cave (rosevilleareagirlssoccer@gmail.com). 

A few (tentative) dates of interest [2017]
Please visit the program calendar for a complete list of all program dates and times

 Thursday, August 10      Mandatory Program Meeting      Media Center   7:00-8:30 pm

Monday, August 14         Tryouts Start                                    RAHS                 Various

Thursday, August 17      Mandatory Program Activity        Upper Gym       11:30-2:30 pm

Friday, August 18-19      JV/Varsity Overnight/Scrimmage   Duluth/Cloquet, MN     TBD

Tuesday, August 22        Fundraising Celebration/Uniform Distribution    RAHS    5:30-8:00 pm

Saturday, August 26       Parent Appreciation Day                 RAHS           2/4/6 pm

Tuesday, August 29         Feed My Starving Children            FMSC-C. Rapids      8-9:30 pm

Sunday, September 24   Program Event: UM Women’s Soccer    Lyle Robbie           1 pm

Sunday, October 22        All Program Banquet                         Keller Golf Club             TBD