Boys Varsity Soccer
Players and parents,
We will be meeting at 6:30 by the soccer fields at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. The meeting should be brief...I don't anticipate it taking more than a half hour. Again this is more of a meet and greet and we will try to field as many questions as possible but we are at the will of whatever the WIAA decides for our season.
Can't wait to meet everyone tonight!
Players and parents,
The WIAA has issue a new start date for our season at noon today (7/23/20). We now cannot start our season until September 7th. We must by WIAA rules, have a week of contact prior to games starting. This will inevitably push-off our season some and possibly cause some game cancellations.
We will still be having an all program meeting on Tuesday July 30th at 6:30-7 pm. I plan to have us meet outside either on the football stands or on the soccer field. Of course, this is weather depending and I like to be outside so that we can safely socially distance during the meeting. All players please attend if you are able to. Please keep in mind that I may not have many answers for you at the meeting due to being at the will of the WIAA but at a minimum I can meet the players and they can meet Matt and I.
We will not be having our 5 allowed contact days this season due to the COVID restrictions. I will continue to update everyone as soon as I learn more.
I hope all is well and everyone is staying safe.
Players and Parents,
We are right around the corner of the start of our season. COVID dependent of course, we are closely monitoring the Wisconsin States guidelines for reopening and keeping our soccer players safe and healthy.
Assuming all goes right we need to be prepared. Unfortunately I do not know the team. With that said, I need a couple boys to set up and become leaders for some captains practices. I do not want any captain practice to go against State health guidelines. I think if we had two to three a week would be appropriate so we can organize who can come on what day to keep numbers at 10 players for an hour. Since these are captain practices I can not be present or coach but I can help organize it. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if your interested in leading this program.
I uploaded a Boucher about a preseason soccer camp coming up. Its called; Boys High School Super Camp. I have coached it for years along with other coaches that are some of the best in the State. Coach Bob Gansler a former US National Team Coach (Google him) has been a guest coach there for the past decade or so. Besides great coaches most teams in the Northshore conference attend and many from outside the conference. Playing and seeing our completion before the season is a great motivator for our hardwork in training that is coming. It's a great experience and high encouraged to attend if your able. I would love to make Port more of a presence and let the other teams know that we are coming for them :)
If you haven't started already get in shape! If you plan to make varsity you should be able to do about a six minute mile. I also high encourage push-ups (at least 20 at a time as many sets as you can do), burpees (10 at a time, 3 sets), planks (for a minimum of a minute) and sit-ups/crunches (3 sets of 40-50 reps). In addition soccer in not a continuous same pace game. We sprint, jog and walk. So include that into your workouts. For example, sprint a city block, jog a block and walk a block and repeat. All this direction falls on each player to take responsibility for their fitness so that as a team and program we are strong. Do it for yourself and you teammates! Trust me when I say you want to be in shape before tryouts.
With try-outs mentioned we are still setting the date for that start based on restrictions. I will update you all asap on dates. I will also let you know the dates of the 5 contact days the WIAA allows the coaches to have exposure to their teams. Those practices will not have any determination on who makes what team! We will simply play small sided games, a bit of conditioning and scrimmage if numbers are good.
More updates to come. Please contact me with any questions and I will do my best to field them. Please be patient with me as I learn the Port Washington system. I am very excited for our season and coaching a positive hard working program.
I hope everyone is staying healthy and I hope all is well.
Coach Philip Nawrocki