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Boys Soccer

Upcoming events & dates & notes relevant to boys' soccer:

  • Uniform turn-in jerseys and shorts only, both sets to Coach Teddy/team managers Sophia & Sheila  – turn in asap.
  • All Boys' Soccer Teams Party, THIS WEDNESDAY, MAY 10th at 6PM! In the library. Potluck. Sign-up to bring something here: http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C084CAAAF2CA6F58-2017

  • May 31st, 6:30 PM, All-Team Sports Banquet at Ingraham High School. New this year at Ingraham is an end of year awards banquet for ALL seasons, ALL teams. Students and parents invited. Full disclosure: Event is targeted more to varsity athletes. Volunteers are working with our AD, Ms. Traci Huffer are still making the plans. If you would like to volunteer to help with the event that evening, let me know and I’ll connect you with the Booster Club parents that are involved. Who will be our First ever “Athlete of the Year?” All teams, all levels  and families are invited!  Business casual attire please.

  • If you have any feedback as a parent regarding the Boys Soccer Program that you wish to share, please direct your comments to the Head Coach, Teddy Mitalas (teddymitalas@comcast.net) and/or the AD, Traci Huffer (thuffer@seattleschools.org).



L-R: Peter Colino, Teddy Mitalas, Clark Murray


COACHING STAFF CONTACT INFO:

2017 Head/Varsity Coach: Teddy Mitalas 

teddymitalas@comcast.net

JV Coach: Peter Colino

pwcolino@seattleschools.org

JV Asst Coach: Clark Murray

camurray9@gmail.com

JVC Coach: Andrew Westmark

andrewofaustralia@yahoo.com

Student Managers: Sophia Dowling & Sheila Pippin



Girls Soccer Team is hosting camps for younger kids this summer

Hey all Families - In an effort to support our sister team, please note that the Girls' Soccer Team is hosting two soccer camps for kids ages 5-12.

If you know of some of the younger people in our community who might enjoy these camps, please find more information on the Girls Soccer Page. (http://www.ingrahamathletics.org/girlssoccer) and share with your friends!



DONATIONS to Boys Soccer

If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation to the Boys Soccer program, you can!

TO MAKE A DONATION TO THE INGRAHAM ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB

Write check out to "IABC" for the general fund. This supports all sports at the school. 

OR to donate to the Boys Soccer program, make check payable to: 

IABC - Boys Soccer  

If the donation is going toward a specific request, e.g. uniforms, please write that in the memo line.

Mail check to:

IABC Treasurer
Ingraham High School 
1819 N. 135th St
Seattle, WA 98133

 

Please provide your address, so that a receipt can be mailed to you.

If your company provides matching, we can work with this, but I am not sure how. Please direct any questions to: iabctreasurer@gmail.com


Parents who can support team with their time...

There will be a great opportunity to connect and figure out needs at the Parent/Coach meetings on March 7th. Please plan to come. If you cannot make the meeting, you can reach out to me, Jen Fallon, at jzfallon@gmail.com or your player's coach.

In your message, let me know which team your son on and what kinds of help you may be willing to offer, such as...

  • Drivers to/from matches?
  • Coordinating or providing match-day carb & protein snacks for players (team would have to decide how to handle financing this or if parents just take this on voluntarily),
  • Photographer during matches
  • Getting involved with the Ingraham booster club (talk to Jen F on this)
  • Organizing a parent social for team parents 
  • Helping to communicate with parents as an editor of the Boys Soccer Team Page on this website
  • Other ideas or offers? 

Mostly, the coaches keep it all running on their own, with the help of the student team managers, but the teams could benefit greatly from having more parental involvement and support.   Thanks!

Jen Fallon, mom of Colin, 12th grade & Paul Fallon, 9th grade



Ingraham Boys Soccer Facebook Page

NEW PLAYERS - Ask to join the Ingraham Boys' Soccer Team Page. This is a private group, intended for players only, managed by the captains. You must ask permission to join this group in FB. Click title to go to link.



Metro League Calendar here

The team schedules are posted on this website by team. You can check/verify the Metro League schedules at this link. Click 'Schedule' under 'Ingraham Boys Soccer'. Make sure you are looking at the correct team (Varsity/JV/JVC) schedule.



FAQs

When are tryouts?  Tryouts begin on the first practice day allowed by the WIAA (WA Interscholastic Activities Association) for the season.  In 2017, the first day of spring sport tryouts is Monday, February 27th.

What should I be doing in the pre-season?

1.  If you're new to Ingraham soccer and haven't already given your contact info to the coach or captains, please make sure the captains or the managers know you are interested in playing before tryouts, so they can start looking at numbers and to get to know you!

2.  Attend Captains' Training Sessions - see Boys' Soccer website home page for details, but FB page has last-minute changes posted by players as they hear about them.

3.  Players, join the team’s Facebook page. Go to Facebook and enter "Ingraham Boys' Soccer Team" in the search. Click the "Join" button. Current varsity captains manage the membership of this private group of current players and alumni.

4.  Players and parents, please continue to check this website and the boys soccer pages every now and then for new info and announcements. If something on the site needs to be updated, please email jzfallon@gmail.com if you do not know who else to ask.

5. Get a physical if needed. Players are required to have a physical every 24 months before they can attend tryouts. Physical forms are available in the office or online (here).  The form, signed by your doctor, becomes part of the spring sports paperwork to be turned in before tryouts. You can also arrange to get a free physical at the Ingraham health center. If you are unsure if your physical is current, you can ask Maria Medina in the main office to tell you what they have on file.

6. Keep your grades up!  Players are required to have at least a 2.0 GPA to participate and grades are checked before every game.  It is no fun for you or your teammates if you can’t play because you let your grades slip.  
 
How many teams are there?  There are 3 teams: Varsity, Junior Varsity, JVC.  Players will know which team they are on by the end of tryouts.   

Are there cuts?  Maybe, and maybe not.  It is hard to say without knowing how many players show up at tryouts.  

When and where are practices?  High school sports are five days a week (occasionally six) so when you don’t have a game, you have a practice.  Practices are after school at Ingraham. 


Who and where do we play?  IHS competes in the Metro 3A league. There are 16 Metro schools. For soccer, the teams are divided into the Metro and Sound divisions, each consisting of 8 teams.  We play each team in the league once. Generally, the JV plays the same team but at home when varsity is away and vice versa. Varsity home games are at Ingraham Stadium, JV home games are at Ingraham fields north. The JVC teams have a unique schedule because not all schools have a JVC team to play.

What is the post-season schedule?  The top five teams in both the Mountain and Sound Divisions qualify for the Metro Tournament.  The 4th and 5th seeded teams have a first round game.  The games are played at the home field of the 4th place team.  Brackets are posted on the Metro League site at the time.

When does the season end? The season ends early-May. If varsity qualifies for post-season play, trainings and games may continue for another 2-3 weeks. JV & JVC teams do not have post-season play.

Is transportation to games provided?  The district provides budget for some transportation. With this year’s change in school start times, bus schedules are a bit haywire.  Once the game schedule is out, the coaches work with the Athletic Director to figure out transportation.  It is almost a certainty that there will not be a bus available for every away game for each team.  Once teams are formed, parent volunteers act as carpool coordinators to be sure every player has a ride to/from games.  JVC games are often parent-provided rides. (Not saying it’s great, it’s just how it is.)

Snacks/Meals?  We are working on a plan to make sure that all players will have access to a light pre-game snack, like a high-quality energy bar. We may ask for support in purchasing a cache of these bars. This is still in the idea stage. In past years, we’ve asked parents to volunteer to bring a snack, but that hasn’t had much participation and the need for pre-game fuel has gone unfulfilled.


How much does it cost?  Besides getting the ASB card, (ASB = Associated Student Body), which is $50 in 2016-17, there will be nominal team fees.  This year players are asked to buy a hoody & warm-up tshirt for $39. This is  mandatory for varsity & jv.  We seek to provide scholarships for players who need support.