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Boys Soccer

2020 Parent Meeting for Boys Soccer canceled!

Coach Hiram has season and schedule information which was emailed and is posted here.

Hiram's email address is on this page if you have a specific question right now.

AS IF YOU DIDN'T REALIZE, THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON AND WHAT THAT SCHEDULE LOOKS LIKE IS STILL UP IN THE AIR.


Orders for warm-up tops, socks, parkas - pay Coach Hiram asap!


Fan gear is IN!

The hoodies are in and they look fantastic! 

If you ordered the OPTIONAL hoodie sweatshirt and haven't paid for it, cost is $27

To arrange a porch pick-up email Jen Fallon, jzfallon@gmail.com

Welcome to IHS 2020 Boys Soccer (key points)

  1. Games and Practices
    1. Games schedules for Varsity and JV are up on the Metro League website (http://www.metroleaguewa.org/). Games are subject to change and you will be informed as soon as we can should any changes arise.
    2. JVC schedule will be posted on the website in the coming week or two.
    3. Varsity and JV practice: 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Fridays: 4pm to 5:30pm and Wednesdays: 3:30pm – 5pm (Varsity) and 4pm – 5:30pm (JV)

  1. JVC practices will be M,W,F from 4pm – 5:30pm
  2. Any changes to practices will be communicated to kids and parents beforehand.
  3. Team Communication
    1. Teams and Parent groups all use GroupMe as preferred communication tool for quick announcements organizing events, planning transportation, etc.
    2. Please email Coach Hoffman with your phone number and kids’ name to be added to the appropriate text group.
  1. Transportation
    1. There is a big need for transportation for away games especially for JV and JVC. We will be reaching out each week to organize transportation for away games. If you wish to commit to transportation duty for the season, please contact Coach Hoffman directly.
  1. Uniforms
    1. Players will be given uniforms at the beginning of the season and are expected to return them cleaned at the end of the season.
    2. There will be a fee for unreturned items.
  1. Team Gear (for kids to keep)
    1. Socks
      • Kids who played on the team last year should have socks. For new kids or those who have misplaced socks, they are available at $30 for two pairs (blue and white)
  2. Warm-up (1/4 zip)
  • We will be providing warmups again this year featuring the new Ingraham Soccer Logo. These are available for $40.  This will be the official team warmup for this and future seasons. Warmup purchases are optional and kids that have them previous years warmups are welcome to continue using those.
  1. Parkas
  • The varsity team will be purchasing bench parkas this year and will offer kids the opportunity to purchase individual parkas with their initials embroidered on. Again these are optional for purchase and only available to varsity players. Parka’s will be $85
  1. If you wish to purchase socks, warmups or a parka please contact Coach Hoffman before Monday, March 9th
  2. Fan Gear
  • Hoodies are being made as our “fan gear” this year. This is optional and meant for parents, friends or players to wear casually. THIS IS NOT PART OF THE TEAM UNIFORM OR GEAR. Contact Jen Fallon for more information. Orders due by March 9th.
  1. Fundraising
    1. If you would like to make a donation to the Boys’ Soccer program to help support team meals, apparel scholarships, etc, please scroll down for more info. IABC does matching funds for most corporate donor programs.
  2. Team Events
    1. Senior Night – May 6th
    2. Team Dinners (Varsity, JV and JVC) – See pdf/full docuent for more details
    3. End of Season Banquet

COACHING STAFF CONTACT INFO:

2020 Head/Varsity Coach: Hiram Hoffman

Email:  hiram.k.hoffman@gmail.com

JV Coach: Isa Whalen, 1sarainboww@gmail.com

JVC Coach: Leon Bamba, leonsbamba@gmail.com

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



Follow team on Instagram

@ingrahamboyssoccer 

2020 Metro League Schedules Posted for Varsity & JV

The schedules are posted on the Metro League site.

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

You can subscribe to the Metro League site for any changes or updates to the existing schedule, 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 Schedules are 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.


All Teams End of Season Party 2020 - tbd

Hi families. 

There will be an all teams party on May ??  from 5:30-7:30 held in the Ingraham lunchroom.



2019

Ingraham Boys Soccer Facebook Page

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


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. There is an Instagram page for Boys Soccer (@ingrahamboyssoccer) and the FB page will collect dust.

3.  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.

4. 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..

5. 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 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.



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

Go to the website calendar. (make sure you have Boys Soccer 2019 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


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


volunteer requests

reach out to me, Jen Fallon, at jzfallon@gmail.com or your player's coach

In your message, mention 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, 12th grade