This is the last full week of practice before games begin next week. Here’s what you need to know:
Practice: JV and JVC practice will be held Monday-Friday from 2:45 to 4:15 p.m. Varsity practice goes from 4 – 6 p.m. On Saturday, Varsity practice begins at 9 a.m. and JV/JVC practice runs from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. Remember that all players need to have participated in 10 practices to be eligible to play in a game. (Tryouts count as practices.)
Meeting: Yes, we are confirmed for a parent meeting in the Roosevelt Commons at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. (Note, this is for parents only — players need not attend.) Please bring your calendar and a checkbook.
You’ve probably heard by now that this Saturday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to noon, is a mandatory practice for all players selected for Varsity, JV or JVC teams; there will be a mandatory practice next Saturday, as well. All boys must have participated in 10 practices before they can play in their first game, and Coach Hunter wants a full squad in our upcoming matches.
More important information:
- Boys must be at practice this Saturday to pick up their uniforms (or make arrangements with someone to pick them up for you if you are out of town). Team pictures will be taken on Monday and if you don’t have your uniform, you will not be in the picture.
- As mentioned earlier, there will be a practice Saturday, March 15 as well in order to make sure that we have eligible players in our first game. Saturday practices throughout the season will occur when we have league games on Mondays (I believe this happens three times during the season).
- Mark your calendars for next Wednesday, March 12 for the team meeting for parents and players. Tentative plans are to meet in the Roosevelt Commons at 7 p.m., but the time and place could change, so be flexible and watch your email or this website for updates. Please bring your checkbook and calendar. We may need to collect funds for miscellaneous items.
Based on the schedule published on the KingCo website, we’ve posted schedules for all three teams for the coming season in the top right-hand corner of the website. Note that times and dates can change, though, as schedulers discover errors (such as scheduling a night game for a field that has no lights) or inclement weather forces cancellations (one year, it snowed in late March). The schedule will also be updated later to indicate when/if team buses are available to take players to the fields. If you see any anomalies or errors, please email the website editor, email@example.com
Update: Soccer practice this Saturday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Gary Hunter has been hired as the RHS men’s head soccer coach for the 2014 season. It’s a return to RHS for Gary, who coached the team in 1996 and helped lead the Roughriders to the Metro championship. More recently, Gary coached the Ballard High girls team for 4 years and boys team for 12 years before leaving Ballard in 2011.
A graduate of Seattle Pacific University, he played for SPU’s team in the early 1980s under legendary head coach Cliff McCrath.
Math teacher Chris Holland, who was the assistant coach of last year’s JVC team, is returning as coach of the JV team. Another RHS math teacher, Chris Bates, will lead the JVC team. More staffing details are coming, so stay tuned.
With a head coach at the helm, Monday’s practice will actually be the start of tryouts.
Yes, it’s true that some things about the 2014 soccer season are still up in the air — such as the coaching staff, the tryouts schedule and the composition of the teams. However, the season is fast approaching, so the team is forging ahead with daily practices beginning Monday, March 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. (timing may be adjusted). If your son wants to play soccer for Roosevelt this year, make sure he comes to school on March 3 with whatever he needs to begin working out with the team. Make sure, too, that he has filled out the necessary paperwork.
Remember that each player needs to have participated in at least 10 practices to be eligible to play in a game, and because we’re getting a late start, that means attending practice every day for the next two weeks. It’s possible that the coaching staff will also schedule some weekend make-up dates, so stay tuned.
A coaching announcement is expected soon. Tryouts will happen as soon as the coaching staff is in place. Make sure you have added your name and email to the email list, as this is the most efficient and timely way to get in touch with everyone at once. If in doubt, fill it out again.
Roosevelt is still in search of a new head soccer coach, and until one is selected, the dates of tryouts have not been set. Keep an eye on this spot for further announcements.
In the meantime, we’d like to create an updated email list for all the players and parents who are interested in being part of the 2014 season. Please fill out this form to provide team organizers with your email address, even if you suspect we already have it. Although news will also be posted on the website frequently, we’ve found that email is often the fastest and most efficient way to get ahold of everyone on the teams in a timely manner.
Meanwhile, make sure to fill out the paperwork (see earlier post) and make sure your son has an up-to-date physical on file in the office.
The 2014 soccer season has nearly arrived. Roosevelt is still looking for a coach for the Varsity team. Meanwhile, some important dates are coming up fast.
Feb. 21 is the deadline to register for spring sports. Remember that your son needs to have a physical on file in the office (it’s good for two years). You’ll also need to pay $100 to participate and complete quite a lot of paperwork; this link gives the details. Don’t delay — this will take some time to fill out.
Although exact dates and times have not been set yet, right after mid-winter break is traditionally when tryouts for the teams are held.
Finally, the first official first day of practice for spring sports is March 3.
Welcome to the Roosevelt High School boys soccer website. The 2013 season ended in May when Roosevelt came in third in the state final playoffs. It was the best finish for Roosevelt in the history of its boys soccer program.
Boys soccer is a spring sport. The 2014 season will start with physical conditioning in December, followed by tryouts, usually held around the last week in February 2014. There are three teams — a JVC team, JV team and Varsity team. If your son is interested in playing for one of the teams in 2014, look for announcements of the conditioning schedule in December and tryouts in February — they will be posted in the daily bulletin as well as on this website.
You can find out more about how the RHS team works by reading prior posts on this blog or visiting the FAQ page.
Where: WoodlandPark, Shelter #2
1000 N 50th Street
*** The Shelter is located on the hill behind the tennis courts at Lower Woodland. Head westbound on NE 50th St. Cross Stone way Avenue North. Pass the tennis courts. Make the first right after the tennis courts on Woodland Park Ave North.
When: 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 7
Why: Because we want to celebrate the success of each of our three teams. After we finish eating we will break into our various Squads. The coaches will make their remarks about the season and hand out awards to various team members. And, or course the players and families will have time say thanks to the coaches.
What to Bring: The Program will supply a cake and some pizza. Families are asked to bring the following:
Varsity\JV: Main dish, side dish, or salad.
JVC: Beverages and desserts
RSVP: We’d like to be able to have enough pizza for the Squad. So, please let your Team Manager know if you plan to attend and how many family members you are bringing.
The 2013 Varsity squad
Roosevelt ended an amazing, come-from-behind season with a spectacular win at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup Saturday, finishing with a dramatic shootout against Snohomish High School to win 3-2. Roosevelt came in third place in the state – the best finish in school history.
More about the game at the end of this Seattle Times story (scroll to the bottom).
We win! Final score is 3-2 and Roosevelt wins on the last possible penalty kick. The fans go crazy. Congratulations on a brilliant 3rd place finish.
2nd OT over. The longest season is going to end with penalty kicks
1st 5 min overtime over and still 2-2
2′ and 2-2
10′ left – still 2-2. Go squad go
19′ left – Jacob scores off Tucker’s corner kick and it’s all tied up 2-2!
26′ left and Snohomish scores. 2-1, Snohomish
36′ left in 2nd half – Snohomish scores. 1-1
Halftime. Roosevelt still up 1-0. It’s a rough, physical game out there.
10′ left in 1st half, still 1-0
20′ left in 1st half, still 1-0
32′ left – Roosevelt scores! 1-0. Danny scores with assist by Shane
Game has just started at Sparks Field in Puyallup.