Currituck County Middle School SoccerHead Coach: Jody O'DonnellAssistant Coach: Trey CallowayInformation for Soccer Parents and Players:***Mandatory Athletic Parent Meeting TBA***
Tryouts for the CCMS School Soccer 2019 season will be August 20th, August 21st and if necessary August 23rd from 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
at theCurrituck Middle School soccer field.( No tryouts August 22nd- Open House )
Physical must be up to date in order to tryout. (Physicals are good for 365 days) We will also post the info on the Currituck Middle School Soccer Facebook Page. I highly recommend joining this group as we update it frequently.
A. Get your Physical done and turned in by tryouts.
B. Show up at tryouts ready to play soccer.
1. This means have shin guards, cleats, shorts, something to drink.
2. Also be prepared skill wise. Work on making your game more complete.
C. The time between now and tryouts can be used for improvement.
1. Develop the ability to use both feet soccer wise.
2. Watch soccer on TV and Youtube, this is a way to see the best in action, then practice what you see, be patient, work hard, progress will be made.
3. Show up at tryouts in shape, and ready to run. We will do six laps around the field first thing to see who has done their fitness homework.
4. A major point of emphasis this year will be 'On Field Communication'. This goes for offense and defense. Be ready to be vocal on the field. Also important will be proper spacing on offense and knowing you can't dribble through double and triple teams is essential. When you make a pass, don't just sit there watching, get to a spot where you're ready for the next play. I don't want you to think this is a tryout for the National Team, but this isn't rec ball either. And things that prospective players got away with in rec ball, will not end up with a positive result at the middle school level.
D. Returning players should realize that just because you were on the roster last year does not guarantee a spot on this year's squad. All players trying out for the team need to know that making the team does not guarantee any playing time. A prospective player and their family should consider this before trying out for soccer.
E. Both Coach Trey and I understand that tryouts can be a nerve wracking experience. We will probably keep 21 players so we can have plenty to scrimmage with. That means cuts may have to be made. Cutting players is not something that we enjoy doing. However, it is my firm belief, that in most cases, coaches aren't the ones who cut players. Usually the player has cut themselves. When you get to tryouts, you need to be able to answer this question with a resounding YES. The question is "Have I done everything I can do to be ready for this tryout? If the answer is NO, you're taking your chances.If you have any questions, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .