Boys Soccer

Congrats on the first trophy in Waterford Soccer History!

Trophy


Announcements:

6/29:
We will not be able to put the nets up on the field yet for student lead practices.  Since Racine County is till a high risk county and the number of new daily cases is back on the rise in Wisconsin, it is still not safe to put the nets up.  I stress to you that if you do the individual goals listed in the 5/17 announcement, you will be as ready as anyone can hope to be for the season.  You can contact me via email one time if you want position specific or individual suggestions on training in more detail OR if the videos for the turn drill do not work!
This weekend the WIAA put out their guidelines for what we will have to do when we get started again.  You can read that here: https://www.wiaawi.org/Portals/0/PDF/Health/Covid/WIAA-SummerGuide-Sport-Specific.pdf
I am planning on having a contact day where we go through the expectations and procedures of what practice is going to look like.  That date will get here as soon as humanly possible.

With the chaos that is planning for this season, I am suspending the rule that you must sign the player contract and give it to me to be game eligible.  All players now simply have the responsibility of reading it and understanding the rules that this program adheres to.  That can be found in the 5/29 update.

The youth camp we've hosted the past 2 years has been cancelled. So with that major fundraiser stopped, I want to turn our full focus on volunteering for the Booster Club Golf Fundraiser.  This week I will be asking for volunteers to sign up to work it.  The event is on August 14th from 10:30am to 5pm (You would not have to work the full day).

That is all I have for you right now.  The agenda for Waterford this week is now to start talks with the local department of health and decide what adapting the WIAA's guidelines means for us specifically since the WIAA guide is for the entire state and each school and county is in a different situation.  Mrs. Stobber and Mr. Francois are working as fast as they can to push out updates.


5/29/20: Getting ready for summer and tryouts

The season is set to start August 17th.  For a full breakdown of the summer and season, check out the Full Season Calendar link at the bottom (you must have a google account to view- working on a solution so everyone can view it).  Exact tryout times have yet to be determined.

Every player must read, sign, and submit to Coach Cresswell the contract for playing with the Boys Soccer program located here: 
Wolverine Soccer Handbook (Boys).doc  Players will need to submit their signed contract before they are eligible to play in any games. If you are having trouble viewing this document, please email Coach Cresswell

Any organized practices for the summer are still prohibited on school grounds.  Therefore, there are not any official times or dates for captains practices.  For those that wish to remain socially distanced, I have posted individual goals to shoot for as summer preparation for the season.  It is my hope that we can safely get the nets up and captains practices moving as soon as possible.  The school board and administration are discussion it as we speak.  A separate announcement will be made when that will happen.


5/18/20:
I have an account on the NFHS Network setup for you to watch all the state games from last year if you are itching for some new content on TV or something to do after school.  It might be worth your time to check out the level of play that we aspire to get to.  Every D1-3 State game is on the "Watch List" so you can go right to them.

You want an idea of what my visions for this program are, watch the D1 state final.  Verona in particular.  The first touch, movement, composure, technique, and pure dominance. 


- Username: cressie11@hotmail.com
Password: #WUHSSoccer2019

5/17/20:
The following is a list of guidelines for Varsity level players that will be measured come tryouts on August 17th.  

1) 75 consecutive touches of a ball juggling  within 2 tries
2) A 72 (or Level 9- 1) on the Pacer Test
3) Hit a 2-3 yard wide target from 15 yards out 7/10 tries using only 2 touches starting with your back to the target.  Videos of what this looks like here:
Tryouts Drill Outside of Foot Turn
Tryout Passing Drill Outside Foot Turn  
(Sorry I didn't have time to film a Cruyff turn video boys. It'll come eventually)

While these are not official requirements of a varsity player , these are the things I believe it takes to make a meaningful contribution at the varsity level and are skills necessary to compete against good teams.  Players should come into training ready to complete these tasks.  I repeat, failure of any of these does not automatically prevent you from making Varsity.  These are suggested guidelines if you wish to make an impact at that level of the game.


For those of you that have hit those already, field players at the STATE and COLLEGE level can do the following:
1) 200 consecutive juggling touches within 3 tries
2) A 90 (Level 10-7) on the Pacer Test
3) Hit those gates mentioned earlier 9/10 times with all three types of turns on both feet



5/15/20:
The 2020 schedule is officially out!  If you notice, there is no longer a conference tournament, with the winner being decided based off of points in regular season play.  This was voted into action this past winter by conference coaches during the awards meeting.  We have replaced the games with key sectional playoff opponents or teams in their conferences.

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Coaching Staff:
Varsity Coach: Andrew Cresswell
acresswell@waterforduhs.k12.wi.us
262-534-3189 Ext. 7154
Assistant Coach: Ryan Krueger
 JV Coach: David Crissey

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