August 21 – Pre-Season Week 2 Schedules

August 21, 2014

Team schedules for Reserve, Jr. Varsity and Varsity have been posted under their respective pages to the right. As always, be aware that change is possible.

Thanks to all for great support during the Tryout period – coaches are happy to have their teams and are ready to go.

August 21 – Final Team Groupings & Updates

August 21, 2014

We’ve finished a tryout period that was marked by strong, competitive play and great attitudes – thanks to all of the players and coaches. Tryout week is always tiring, but a period of great fun and expectation – we’re looking forward to getting the season going. Varsity and Jr. Varsity rosters are listed below.

  • Coach Kennedy will be at the grass field today from 4:15 to 4:45pm to talk to any Jr. Varsity player interested in getting feedback. You are encouraged to take this opportunity.
  • Reserve team practices today from 4:30 to 6:00pm at Huntley Meadow.
  • Both the Varsity and Jr. Varsity will train today from 5:00 to 6:30pm on the HHS Grass Field.
  • Both the Varsity and Jr. Varsity will train tomorrow from 8:00 to 9:30am on the HHS Turf Field – and tomorrow afternoon from 3:45 to 5:15pm on the HHS Grass Field.
  • Look for Week 2 Schedules for all teams here in the near future.
  • Look for details regarding the Varsity/Jr. Varsity weekend trip here in the near future.

The Groupings:

Varsity

Mahler Meyerrose

Sarah Haedrich

Abby Smith

Julia Krass

Eliza Laycock

Emily Callendrella

Sarah Wagner

Kelly Brigham

Sophie Lubrano

Emma Riccardi

Ashley Levesque

Emma Malenka

Claire Messersmith

Pema Tashi

Alexi Kim

Maddie Lyons

Sylvie Alexander

Amelia Lubrano

J-J Taube

Susanna Penfield

Karina Lukovits

 

Jr. Varsity

Helena Whitcomb

Katie Fallon

Clare Gardner

Molly Young

Sarah Bibeau

Mimi Osheyack

Aisling Kelly

Bridget Monahan

Sylvia Penfield

Ruby Spitz

Ella Williams

Mindy Wu

Marion Miller

Anna Dickson

Julie Callendrella

Sophie Miles

Carly Craft

Cate Wagner

Meredith Ferneau

August 20 – August Surprise – Roons/Novers Take Down Alums 2-1

August 20, 2014

For the first time in recent history current players eked out a 2-1 victory over the players of days gone by this evening on the Turf field. The match was back and forth with strong offensive forays by both sides. The Alums – comprising a broad spectrum of age groups – comported themselves well, giving the youngsters more than expected in terms of challenge – and providing good tryout fodder . . . until next year.

Current Players & a few Alum Poachers Celebrate:

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August 20 – 1st Player Groupings & Schedule Notes

August 20, 2014

After five sessions of strong and competitive soccer, the coaches have thoroughly evaluated all players. Players have been grouped below as: 1) Reserve Team; or 2) One of two Varsity/Jr. Varsity groupings (Roons & Novers). As always, these were tough choices and, given the significant number of seniors in the program – the coaches were able to ‘move up’ only a few players. As noted after today’s session – we feel that every player is capable of moving up through the program – given some patience – and that all three of this year’s teams will be strong and competitive . . . many former Reserve players have ended their HHS ‘career’ on the Varsity. I’m looking forward to watching all teams compete.

Schedule Notes:

  • Coach Kennedy will be at the HHS Grass Field from 4:00 to 4:30pm today (Wednesday) to discuss decisions with any players on the Reserve Team – I encourage you to come and talk and to get feedback.
  • The Reserve Team schedule for the remainder of the week is: 8/20 (Today) – Training from 4:30 – 6:00pm at HHS Grass Field: 8/21 (Thur) – Training from 4:30 – 6:00pm at Huntley Meadow, Norwich; 8/22 (Fri) Training from 4:00-5:30pm (Note Time Change) at Huntley Meadow, Norwich.
  • The Roons and Overs will report to the HHS Turf Field at 5:15 this afternoon for instructions and warm-ups; to be followed by scrimmage with HHS Alumnae & Friends. Uniform for Scrimmage is: White Shirt; Black Shorts; White Socks.
  • Roons and Overs will continue with tryouts on Thursday morning from 8:00-9:45am on the HHS Turf Field.

The Groupings

Reserve Team

Katelyn Hurd

Hannah Osheyack

Anna Wysocki

Sadhya Garg

Camila Pentland

Amelia Roth

Hanna Kingston

Laila Stevens

Evelyn Chambers

Julia Taenzer

Chantal Putnam

Leah Tanny

Isabel Loftus

Rose Sperry

Lizzie Jarrett

Andrea Gilardi

Iva Wich

Francesca Kealey

Roons

Mahler Meyerrose

Sarah Haedrich

Helena Whitcomb

Abby Smith

Katie Fallon

Clare Gardner

Molly Young

Sarah Bibeau

Julia Krass

Eliza Laycock

Mimi Osheyack

Emily Callendrella

Sarah Wagner

Aisling Kelly

Kelly Brigham

Bridget Monahan

Sophie Lubrano

Sylvia Penfield

Ruby Spitz

Emma Riccardi

Overs

Ashley Levesque

Emma Malenka

Ella Williams

Claire Messersmith

Mindy Wu

Pema Tashi

Marion Miller

Alexi Kim

Maddie Lyons

Anna Dickson

Julie Callendrella

Sophie Miles

Carly Craft

Sylvie Alexander

Cate Wagner

Amelia Lubrano

Meredith Ferneau

Karina Lukovits

Susanna Penfield

J-J Taube

August 19 – Day 3: Work Yet to Do

August 19, 2014

Cool weather this morning for a somewhat sleepy session – all players need to ramp it up a bit:

  • Reminder – come in back entrance of cafeteria for this afternoon’s cinematic presentation before tryout session – leave cleats and bags in area outside cafeteria. Be there at 4:20pm. Tryout session will follow on the Turf Field – 5:00 to 6:45pm

This morning’s group:

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August 18 – Day Two

August 18, 2014

Great weather for our first session this morning . . . it looks like we have a strong group of players – who will be looking to get a bit more competitive this afternoon:

  • This afternoon’s (Monday 8/18) session will run from 5:00 to 6:45pm on the HHS Grass Field. Varsity candidates remember that the session will end with the anaerobic threshold test.
  • Results of the Agility Test run this morning (8/18) are included under ‘Pre-Season ’14.’
  • Revised/Updated results of the Time Trial run on Sunday afternoon are included under ‘Pre-Season ’14.’

Players getting agile this morning:

August 17 Again – We’re Up & Running

August 17, 2014

We had excellent weather for our first session today . . . looking forward to more sessions this week:

  • 51 players ran the 1200 meter time trial today; results are listed under ‘Pre-Season ’14’ to the right.
  • 1st Session Monday 8/18 – Prompt start at 8:00am on HHS Turf.

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August 17 – Ready to Go (0 Days to Go)

August 17, 2014

We’re ready to go and greatly looking forward to the 2014 season . . . see you all at the HHS Track at 4:00pm today!

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August 16 – Tomorrow is the Day (1 Day to Go)

August 16, 2014

We start tomorrow (Sun August 17) at 4:00pm at the HHS Track; all players will attend a short meeting at that time. The 1200 meter time trial will follow for all Varsity candidates. Please note that the 4:00pm meeting is for players, parents are welcome to ‘hang’ in the distant background – but meeting content will be oriented to players.

Schedule Note – the parent/player/coach meeting will be held on Tuesday August 26 – 7:00pm at the HHS Cafeteria.

Equipment – we expect every player to come to every session fully equipped and ready to go; ‘I forgot it’ or ‘It’s in my other bag’ are not excuses. Players – not parents – are responsible for equipment. Be fully suited-up and ready to go at session start times. You’ll need the following:

  • Fully-Inflated #5 Soccer Ball
  • Soccer Shorts
  • T-Shirt – White or Gray
  • Shin-Guards
  • Soccer Socks
  • Cleats – make sure you have broken these in.
  • Several Mouth-Guards – you will be required to wear these during pre-season scrimmages.
  • Water/Drink – at least two bottles  – hydrate before each session.
  • Warm-up gear as required.
  • Be ready to go at the stated start time.

We’re ready to go – and very much looking forward to the season.

Last second questions? – dkennedy@dougkennedyadvisors.com Home – 802-785-3175

August 15 – Weekend . . . then Soccer (2 Days to Go)

August 15, 2014

Please note the following:

  • A revised Pre-Season Week 1 Schedule has been posted under ‘Pre-Season ’14’ to the right. While locations and times have not changed significantly, note that the choice of Varsity and Jr. Varsity teams will occur mid-day Thursday (Aug 21), rather than Friday.
  • If it were me, I’d take it easy over the next couple of days; it isn’t possible to ‘get in shape’ in a couple of days and your body needs rest before the hard work we’ll be doing next week. So – sleep, eat well, get hydrated, read a book and interact with members of your family.
  • During tryouts – it is essential that you take care of yourself. This means plenty of fluids, a good diet and sleep. We’re going to be playing soccer early in the morning (8:00am) – only a fool would get up at 7:45, skip breakfast and attempt to look good on the soccer field . . . get up early, eat a good breakfast and don’t run out of fuel.
  • Again – please be in touch if you will be showing up later than August 17.

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