Girls Soccer Heads into the Postseason

The Lady Rebels 2015 season ended on Thursday, October 29, with a tie to Norwood (1-1). Although the team had already qualified for tournament after their tie to Hopkinton (0-0), the game still affects their momentum going into the postseason.  Seeded 14, Walpole Girls Soccer faces off against 19 seed Durfee on Wednesday, […]

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Congratulations – Walpole Blue Angels Girls U14 team – BAYS Section and President’s Cup Champs!

The GU14 Walpole Blue Angels posted an impressive Spring season record of 13-0-1, capturing the BAYS section title and winning a place in the coveted President’s Cup post-season tournament. The Angels conceded a single goal while netting 14 of their own during the 5 round, single-elimination playoff. The Angels faced heavy competition including Acton’s section-winning, A-level team and convincingly disposed of them 5-0, earning a spot in the finals against old section rivals Mansfield. A lengthy and well natured rivalry existed between these two teams, who respected each other immensely. An intense dogfight ended in the 86th minute as the Blue Angels soared through the seemingly impenetrable Mansfield defense scoring the game winner, earning a hard fought 1-0 victory. The coaches are incredibly proud of the teamwork, sportsmanship, skill development and resiliency demonstrated by the Blue Angels all year.

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Spring Tryouts and Registration for Fall 2015 travel teams – dates announced

Registration for ‘Fall Only 2015’ and ‘Fall 2015/Spring 2016’ (benefitting from the full-year discount) will open May 29th and remain open until June 30th for all players going into 4th Grade through 8th Grade this Fall. Thereafter, Registration moves to Waitlist Status – players will be placed on rosters IF and when openings are available, and a late fee is charged. Registration is available through www.walpolesoccer.org – in the upper left hand corner of the home page.

Younger players – going into 3rd Grade and below in the Fall will have longer to register, as their teams do not need to be registered with the BAYS travel league. The date Registration moves to Waitlist Status for players going into 3rd grade is Aug 1st. For those players going into Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade this Fall, Registration goes to Waitlist Status on Aug 15th.

All players wishing to tryout for 4th grade and older Select travel teams must be registered 24hrs prior to their tryout. The following dates are being used for tryouts the Fall 2015 teams, all held at Mylod fields;

Tue June 9th ** 6/9 Tryouts Completed **
Girls U11 5-6.30pm (current 4th graders)
Girls U12 6.30-8pm (current 5th graders)

Thu June 11th
Girls U10 6-7.30pm (current 3rd graders)

Fri June 12th – Early release day for the public schools
Boys U12 3-4.30pm (current 5th graders)
Boys U11 4.30-6pm (current 4th graders)
Boys U10 6.30-8pm (current 3rd graders)

Wed June 17th
Boys U14 5-6.30pm (current 6th AND 7th graders)
Girls U14 6.30-8pm (current 6th AND 7th graders)

Tue June 23rd
Boys U14 5-6.30pm Call-backs (current 6th AND 7th graders)
Girls U14 6.30-8pm Call-backs (current 6th AND 7th graders)

There are a significant number of concerts/recitals/camps/dinners/dances etc this Spring. Every effort has been made to avoid conflicts, but if you are aware of an event that will prevent a number of players from participating, please let one of the board members know as soon as possible.

All players wishing to play travel soccer in the Fall are encouraged to attend, and MUST be registered 24 hrs prior to their Tryout. Registration will open May 29th at www.walpolesoccer.org and we suggest that players register for both Fall & Spring soccer to benefit from our 2 season discount – each season is priced individually, but by registering for both seasons upfront we offer a significant discount (which eliminates a huge amount of volunteers time to reprocess and re-register players and teams).

Full tryout details available at www.walpolesoccer.org – under the Tryouts link listed under the Programs menu listed at the top of the homepage.

There will be a parent information meeting night – for parents wishing to learn more about the tryout process (particularly for parents of current 3rd grade players, and those of current 6th grade players, who are either new to BAYS League play or new to combined U14 play) on Wed June 3rd at 7pm at Napper Tandys (downstairs).

Players are asked to arrive 15 minutes early for their tryout to register, and wear shorts, cleats, shin pads and bring water and a ball to warm up. They will be provided 2 numbered shirts for the tryouts.

Tryouts are drop off only. We ask all parents to return 10minutes before the end of their player’s session for pick up.
Teams will be created based on coach’s evaluations from the prior season(s) and the results of the tryouts. Tryouts themselves only constitute a portion of the decision making. Other factors in determining the number of teams include the number of players registered, number of volunteer coaches and slots in the league.
Current 3rd grade parents – please be sure to register your players NOW! Spots for travel soccer in the 4th grade is restricted by the BAYS league’s registration system. You need to be registered before the June league deadline to play.
Current 6th & 7th grade parents – Decisions about blending players onto teams from each grade (for Fall u14 soccer) will not be made until the number of players and depth of competitiveness has been determined. We will use a ‘call back night’ to determine the best composition of teams and players. We will endeavor to keep everyone playing with friends from their grade, while providing opportunities for teams to plays as competitively as reasonable.

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Spring High School Soccer

BAYS Spring High School Soccer
A BIG thank you to all who registered for High School Spring Soccer
Girls u16 – we are looking for a few additional player to fill up this team – please register online
Girls u18 – we did not have enough players to make a…

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Fields in Walpole are CLOSED for Apr 11/12th

Walpole soccer fields are CLOSED on the weekend of Apr 11th and 12th. The fields and parking lots are still largely snow covered, and even anticipating further mild temperatures there is now significant rain and snow in the forecast next week. There is little/no chance that our fields will melt, dry and be ready for play by Apr 11th weekend.

BAYS coaches – please reach out to your opponents and let them know that Walpole’s fields are closed and ask to reschedule. Remember to let our ref coordinators Rachel Hanson and Beth Schultz, as well as Callum MAclean (field coordinator) know your requests. Sunday mornings are generally good.

INtown program – Kindergarten and U8 – we are contemplating postponing the start of the season until Apr 26th (2 weeks late) and running until June 21st or 28th to give the fields a chance to grow and avoid conflicts with April vacation week.

U9 Ltd Travel League coaches – your first 2 weeks of games are generally intra-Walpole games (for just this reason) – you may reschedule those games later in the season, but our first priority will be to get the older-age group league games scheduled. Please look to reschedule your games up sometime in May or later to allow us to have enough field space and refs to accommodate all of the inevitable make up games.

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Group Training Nights for age groups U9 – U12

Coaches from age groups U9 – U12 (3rd thru 6th grade) are asked to bring their team to a designated practice, use a curriculum (provided in advance) to help improve each player’s technical play, with the support of 2 Revs coaches. Coaches may then sign up for a second team-specific practice – and may chose to continue to work on those skills, or tactical issues at their discretion.

The purpose is to improve the experience for players and coaches alike. Coaches do not need to develop a practice plan, but will be able to review the evening’s plan in advance (including online videos), and the players will learn skills, terminology and tactics as part of a natural progression.

Walpole team coaches (or assistant coaches) need to attend the Group Night practice and run their team through the curriculum. The REVS coaches are not there to do it for us, but to step in and demonstrate or offer guidance whenever helpful. Please arrive a few minutes early for Group Night to get set up and make full use of their expertise.

Group Training Night schedule (times may be adjusted to allow for daylight):
Boys U9 Mon 5-6pm
Girls U9 Mon 6.15-7.15pm
Boys U10 Tue 5-6pm
Girls U10 Tue 6.15-7.15pm
Boys U11 Wed 5-6pm
Girls U11 Wed 6.15-7.15pm
Boys U12 Thu 5-6pm
Girls U12 Thu 6.15-7.15pm

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