Tiger Soccer for Freshmen

Freshmen Face the Challenges that Come Along with High School Soccer

Tiffany Hanson, Fall 2015 J1 Student

With fall comes along high school sports like boys soccer, which means lots of work put in on and off the field for new freshmen.

Hanson_Infographic“Long-distance running was key, and it ended up being the thing that kept me from that spot on JV,” said freshman C-Team player Adam Pribyl.

Tryouts showed coaches player’s endurance through before school tryouts consisting of long-distance running, and sprints and scrimmages in the afternoon. After being under the eyes of coaches throughout summer and tryouts 13 C-team spots, 8 JV spots and 1 varsity spot were given out to freshmen.

“From summer workouts to soccer camp my summer was pretty much preparation for the fall soccer season,” said freshman JV player Alex Jacobson said.

For soccer players, introductions were made over a team camp during the summer which advanced to two-hour workouts Monday through Thursday for two months over the summer.

In order to remain on the team, players must meet certain academic guidelines, so not only do players have practice every day, but they also have school to juggle.

“Being on the soccer team means you’re held to a certain standard of being responsible enough to balance school and the team, said Jacobson.

Both Jacobson and Pribyl both agree the challenges of being a high schooler and a part of the team are far worth it though.

“At the end of the day some lost sleep over doing homework to keep up in my studies is well worth it when I get to spend my days playing the game that I love for my school,” said Pribyl.