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.
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 email@example.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.
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
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
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
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
Weds only (early release day)
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
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)
Any questions about this position can be directed to our Athletic Director, Traci Huffer.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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...
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