Welcome to the 2021 High School Soccer season. It is with high hopes that we enter this season. Hope for a return to normal. Hope for a successful season. Hope for measurable growth for everyone. The COVID19 Pandemic is still lingering so we will need to be diligent in keeping each other healthy. As new guidelines come forward, adherence with them is necessary for our season to continue. We have updated the Handbook and you can find it HERE. It is important that you read through it, even more so if you missed the preseason meeting. Here is a schedule for the first two weeks. Your coaches look forward to seeing you soon. First practice session is Aug 16, 2021. You will need shoes for both indoor and outdoor training. GO THUNDER!
Click the link for the girls practice schedule: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1o6fvorEkouaHq8Q-rHhBTUJrmw9IIdDmoPdWPZ6C7Bg/edit#gid=0
MIDDLE SCHOOL SEASON
WEATHER RELATED UPDATES
GAME TIMES / BUS TIMES
This is intended to help in the decision to participate in school soccer. The decision should not be taken lightly as it carries added responsibilities for the students and families who choose to be part of the extracurricular activity.
++Participation is open to 7th-12th grade students enrolled at ZMHS or home schooled students residing in our attendance area. Participants must maintain eligible academic status.
++In a typical season, the program offers 3 levels of competitive play; Middle School, Junior Varsity and Varsity. Players are evaluated in the beginning of the season and placed on a team where they can continue to grow and develop as well as have an enjoyable season.
++Training for the 2021 season will begin on August 16, 2021. A informational Parent Q & A will be held the week prior to training to share updated information for the season, fundraising, volunteer opportunities, last chance clothing orders as well as getting questions answered.
++Registration is open. Middle school players should register for middle school, 9th-12th grade for High School. Register for the least expensive option and if it is not right, someone will let you know.
++Prior to the beginning of the school year, practice session times may vary based on the type of training scheduled for the day. A calendar will be shared with times and locations as soon as the schedule is finalized.
++When the school year begins, practices will be held on school days from 3:10-5:10. Players are expected to attend after school study table at 2:15 on practice days. Study table is supervised and monitored by the coaching staff and affords players a chance to make sure they are keeping up with their school work and maintaining eligibility for extracurricular participation.
++Games for JV and Varsity are usually (but not always) played on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Start times vary depending on the venue and level of play. JV games usually start at 5:00 and Varsity is 5:00 or 7:00 if the field is lighted.
++Study sessions are held in available classrooms in the school.
++Practices are held on the field behind the stadium bleachers. All levels will begin practice sessions together and break off for specific tactical and technical training.
++In the time the team is together, leadership topics will be introduced and reinforced during the physical training time. We include all team members in leadership training rather than naming exclusive leaders.
++Games are played at ZMHS and at other school sites as well. The 2019 schedule for JV and Varsity is nearly completed but often changes are made during the summer.
++All players must have a current sports physical (typically done in 7th and 11th grade) on file with the school. No current physical, no participation. Get scheduled ASAP as needed.
++Transportation to away games and back to school is provided. Many growth and developmental opportunities take place on the bus rides. Learning to be humble in victory and coping with a tough loss can often best be accomplished with team mates. The bus rides are part of the experience and it is requested that participants take advantage of the opportunity.
++Coaches respect family time and will do our best to end training sessions on time. In return, we ask that players are picked up on time. We don’t leave until the last player is picked up.
++Players will need NOCSAE approved shin guards, soccer socks, soccer shoes and athletic shorts/shirt. In the past, we have used fundraising proceeds to provide shirts for practice and plan to do so again. Game socks will be available for purchase at the beginning of the season.
++For schedule information, go to: www.graniteridgeconference.org and follow prompts to sign up for schedule notifications. This is the only official source for team game schedules, updates or cancellations.
Girls’ Head Coach, Jeff Downing: email@example.com 763-241-3505 ext 2890
Girls’ Assistant Coach, Nick Levos: firstname.lastname@example.org 763-241-3505 ext 2914
Girls' Assistant Coach, Abbie Canton: email@example.com
Activities Director, Jaimie Hilyar: firstname.lastname@example.org 763-241-3505 ext 2810
ZSC-Zimmerman Soccer Club (formerly Zimmerman Booster Club),
- Pres.Tara Kuker: email@example.com Cell- 612-282-9467
Player Register here: http://optiview.elkriver.k12.mn.us/lfserver/ActivityRegistration
Please sign-up for Team and Conference notifications:
Team -- Remind text messages: Girls’ Text @gbgch4 to 81010