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Boys Soccer

Lunch meeting for prospective players on Weds, Feb 6

Attention boys soccer players: There will be an informational meeting Weds, February 6th at lunch (Lunch is 1:15 – 1:45pm) in the Little Theatre (across from cafeteria) for the up coming season.  Meet Coach Hiram Hoffman, captains, and team mates! 

Reminder to get your physicals updated if needed, pay your ASB fee, and PICK UP paperwork from the main office if you haven't submitted for Boys Soccer yet.  GO RAMS!

Boys’ soccer begins on Monday, February 25th at the Ingraham Stadium field.

Try-outs are the first 3 days of pre-season practices (Feb 25 and 26 from 4:00pm - 5:30 pm and 27th from 3:00pm - 4:30pm).

Final team selections will be made at the end of practice on the 27th.

Please be sure to have all sports forms, payments and physicals turned in by the due date. You will not be allowed to participate without them. All players must come prepared with soccer cleats and water. Attendance at all practices is mandatory to receive full consideration during try-outs.

Visit the boys’ soccer instagram @ingrahamboyssoccer for more details and information.


FAQs

When are tryouts?  Tryouts begin on the first practice day allowed by the WIAA (WA Interscholastic Activities Association) for the season.  In 2019, the first day of spring sport tryouts is Monday, February 25th.

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 new head coach, Hiram Hoffman, or returning captains, Zak Smith and Paul Fallon, please make sure the captains know you are interested in playing and plan to try out. 

2.  Attend Captains' Training Sessions - see link to  FB page has last-minute changes posted by players as they hear about them. We plan to launch an Instagram page for Boys Soccer and the FB page will probably collect dust.

3.  But for now... 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 updating, please email jzfallon@gmail.com if you do not know who else to ask.

5. Get a physical, if needed to complete your sports paperwork. Players are required to have a physical every 24 months before they can attend tryouts. The sports physical form is 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  Ingraham's Teen Health Center. If you are unsure if your physical is current, you can check on The Source or if unable to access The Source, ask Maria Medina in the Main Office if you need to update your physical..

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?  The plan is for there to be 3 teams: Varsity, Junior Varsity, JVC.  Players will know which team they are on by the end of tryouts. The number of teams will be based on how many players try out.  

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

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?  Only the varsity team has play-offs, with games beginning the week that the regular season ends. 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. 

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 JV and JVC teams.  Once teams are formed, parent volunteers act will need to coordinate  carpools.  (Not saying it’s great, it’s just how it is.)

Snacks/Meals?  Please send your players with some  protein, carb food to keep them running.


How much does it cost?  Besides getting the ASB card, (ASB = Associated Student Body), which is $50 in 2018-19, there will be nominal team fees to cover socks and a 1/4 zip warm-up top that players will keep.  We seek to provide scholarships for players who need support. All players have to buy socks to wear.



Follow team on Instagram

@ingrahamboyssoccer 


COACHING STAFF CONTACT INFO:

2019 Head/Varsity Coach: Hiram Hoffman

Email:  hiram.k.hoffman@gmail.com

JV Coach: TBA

JVC Coach: Jacob Bloom, jnbloom@seattleschools.org

Varsity Asst Coach: TBA

Boys Soccer Team Parent/Contact: Jen Fallon, jzfallon@gmail.com


Ingraham Boys Soccer Facebook Page

UPDATE: As of Feb 2019, communications will be primarily through Instagram account. FB account will not be updated regularly.


2018 Varsity Team & Player Awards

Varsity team awards, as voted by teammates:
MVP - Zak Smith
Most Inspirational - Niall Creegan
Most Improved - Daniel Admassu

Metro League Honors 2018:
Musab Bwana - All Metro 2nd Team
John Lofstrom - All Metro 2nd Team
Zak Smith - All Metro 2nd Team
Graham Robinson - All Metro Honorable Mention
Samuel Torres - All Metro Honorable Mention
Paul Fallon - All Metro Honorable Mention
Ryan Mansisidor - All Metro Honorable Mention

End of Season Party 2019 - mid-late May, TBA

Hi families. (this is left from the 2018 team dinner, with exact dates removed)

There will be an all teams party on ? from 6-7:30 held in the Ingraham lunchroom (maybe).

It's a potluck dinner, so please bring something to share. There will be a Signup Genius link sent via email. I will post it here too, once ready.

Any questions? Please email Jen Fallon


Parent/Coach Meeting was March 6th

The agenda and notes are posted here in pdf format. Transportation, class schedules, team policies, etc. 

Team fees for training shirt, warm-up top, socks were discussed.  See pdf document on team fees below. The team fee, payable by every player,  is $75 which includes socks, training shirt for daily use and 1/4 zip pullover/warm-up. Checks payable to: Jen Fallon

Mail to Jen Fallon 10508 14th Ave NW, Seattle 98177 

OR give to your coach to pass along to Jen Fallon


Rosters Posted (not current, this is from 2018)

See team rosters on each team's tab under Roster.  Player numbers are (mostly) added/updated. You can print this roster and use to cheer for players at the matches. See the calendar at top of each team page. See at bottom right iCal, RSS, and click to subscribe.

Practice times change starting March 7:
M, T, Th, Fri 
JV/JVC 4-5:15pm
Varsity 4:30-6pm

Weds only (early release day)
JV/JVC 2:45-4pm
Varsity 3-4:30pm

Practice schedules are on the calendar for each team. You can subscribe to the specific team's (JVC, JV or Varsity) calendar feed so that only those practice & game times load on your personal calendar.

Direct any questions to Coach Juan


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

Go to the website calendar. (make sure you have Boys Soccer 2018 Season selected in the Show Tags menu at bottom right of the calendar)

  • if you aren't sure if you need a physical exam to participate in sports, ask Ms. Medina. She is located in the main office. Ask her nicely when your last physical was that is on file with the sports paperwork, and she can tell you if you need a new physical before tryouts/soccer season.
  • all paperwork for Boys' Soccer needs to be submitted!
  • IHS Sports paperwork is available on this website here
  • If you don't have an ASB card, you will need to get one.
  • Physicals can be scheduled in the Teen Health Center at school. 

Any questions about this position can be directed to our Athletic Director, Traci Huffer




2019 Metro League Schedules Posted for Varsity & JV

The schedules are posted on the Metro League site.

They are also posted here on this Boys Soccer Team pages, by team, on the Game Schedule tab. 

JVC schedules come out after tryouts, when the district knows how many schools have a JVC team.

You can subscribe to the Metro League schedule, which will have the latest schedule updates, barring any "day of" weather-related issues. However, communication from the site isn't entirely reliable. Get a message sometimes. Other times, nothing.



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.



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 (maybe the 5th- still to be confirmed). 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? This will be especially important for JV-C 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 Athletic Booster Club (talk to Jen Fallon on this) as a representative for Boys Soccer
  • Helping to organize the end of season team gathering
  • 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 Paul Fallon, 11th grade