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Head Coach: David Albornoz Assistant Coach: Russ Turner Athletic Trainer: Tucker Benjamin
School Administration School Color: Red and Black Nick Name: Minutemen
Welcome to the St. Paul Central Boys Soccer Program 2020/2021 season!
Hi there, my name is Coach David and jointly with my coaching staff we are excited that you want to join our program at Central. Our intention is to build and maintain a soccer program that is among the best of the state, while developing great players and people. We have had strong back to back seasons, winning the St Paul City Conference and our section and placing 3rd at the State Tournament two years in a row and we want to build from there and continue to be among the best Soccer Programs of the state, and YOU could be part of it!
This letter will provide you with important information as you prepare for Central H.S. and playing high school soccer. Our Central soccer program is a very competitive sport program with a large time and effort commitment for a 3 ½ month period beginning in August and ending in late October. Tryouts are open to all eligible players, last year we had 127 kids trying out, and to keep the rosters of each team manageable and coachable we will make cuts. Central Soccer ONLY fields three 22 rostered player teams. The teams will consist of a Varsity, a JV, and a B-Squad. The B-Squad is made up only of 9th graders, and serves as their introduction to our program and the school. On Monday, August 17th official tryouts start! From this point, those selected to be Central soccer players can expect to play 5 or 6 days a week every week until the end of the season in October.
A key part of our program is our voluntary Central summer soccer training, during this time players get in top physical shape, do strength and conditioning training, learn about nutrition for performance, play a ton and get to know and play each other, the coaches, and captains, all while learning about our culture (#CENTRALSTRONG) and what it means to play for Central. If you still have questions that are not answered by this letter please contact me Coach David at 651-964-8126 or at Coach.David@futbolforall.org. Also, please “like” and follow our social media accounts since these are the official means for announcements for the team and are kept up to date with team info:
*Incoming 9th graders & new student informational ZOOM meeting-to be announced on the facebook page and twitter
Summer soccer training starts on Tuesday, June 15th at 7:00 to 8:30 AM at McMurray Fields and goes every Tuesday (strength and conditioning), Wednesday (pick up games) and Thursday(scrimmaging) through August 7th.
No contact period – July, 3rd-5thth.
First day of practice is August 17th 2020 at Central H.S. stadium from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Last day to register for soccer tryouts is Friday August 14th, 2020. All players must be registered and cleared by the athletic office before they can participate!
The following check list of forms and participation fee are due FRIDAY before the first scheduled day of practice.
MN State HS Eligibility Statement/Sports Health Questionnaire form (signatures needed on both sides). Additional Registration forms and info can be found at: https://sppscentralhighschool.rschoolteams.com/page/3077
Participation fee is $45.00 ($20.00 for students who received free or reduced lunch fees). Cash or check payable to Central H.S.
ALL FORMS/FEES ARE DUE to the Central Athletic Office by 3pm on FRIDAY August 14th BEFORE YOU WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE.
Do not mail forms and the participation fee to Central H.S., they must be hand delivered to the Athletic Office (room 1407) for verification PRIOR to or on the FRIDAY(8/14/20) BEFORE the first scheduled day of practice.
Summer Athletic Office Hours: Monday- Friday August 10-September 4, from 8am to 3:30pm