Welcome to St. Louis Park High School Girls’ Soccer Program!

 
St. Louis Park High School is home to the Orioles and a competitive girls’ soccer program consisting of:
 
·        Varsity:  Top Team
·        JV:  Junior Varsity team
·        C Team:  7-11th grade team (primarily 8th and 9th graders)

Coaching Staff Contact Information:
Varsity Coach, Benjy Kent:  Phone 612-877-1369 or
Assistant Varsity Coach, Brad Brubaker:  Phone 612-747-3281
Assistant Varsity Coach, Lydia Brubaker:  Phone 612-210-6081
Junior Varsity Coach, Stephanie Auman:  Phone 952-240-1311
9th Grade Coach, Luis Ocampo:  612-598-1790
Athletic Training Room (ATR):
Athletic Traine Room at SLPHS - 
952-928-6197
Prior to the start of school, the first week is, 7:30 to 3:30 Monday through Thursday.  Friday the hours will be 7:30 to 11:304:30 to 8:30.  Week two will be MWF 1 to 9, Tue/Thur 1 to 8.  
Once school starts, the regular ATR time, 
3:00 to 5:30.  

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Whenever possible, please contact your team coach first if it's a team issue.  All other questions may be directed to Benjy Kent or Andy Ewald and the SLP Athletic Department, 612-928-6027.  Thank you.
 
We strive to provide an enriching soccer experience that promotes growth in skills, tactics, self-confidence and teamwork.
 
Information and Forms:
·        SLP High School Athletic Office: gopark.org
·        Booster Club Calendar of Events: 
 
 
 
Key Dates for 2019 Fall Season
 
 
Tryouts
August 12-16 Try-Outs will be held at the SLP Stadium and Louisiana Oaks (LAO). Our first week we'll all meet at the Stadium from 8:00 - 11:00 AM on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  On Tuesday and Thursday, we'll meet from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at LAO.  Some players will transition to the stadium during these times.  The times are as follows:
Monday 8:00 - 11:00 AM Stadium
Tuesday 4:00 - 7:00 PM LAO
Wednesday 8:00 - 11:00 AM LAO & Stadium
Thursday 400 - 7:00 PM LAO & Stadium**
Friday 8:00 - 11:00 AM LAO and Stadium

**Thursday we will hold a parent meeting at the stadium immeadiately following thee tryout session. Please bring calendar and check book.

Saturday there will be scrimmages for JV and Varsity at SLP Stadium from 10:30 - 1:30.

Starting the second Monday, teams will be training independently at LAO or Oriole Stadium. 
Season Practice and Games
 
2019 Season: August 19 – October 7th and post season games/practices for Varsity, through part of October.
 
Practices prior to start of school: Varsity will be on the turf and in order to give both Football and Boys soccer time in the stadium, times will vary, see below. We may  go in the morning, afternoon or early evening Monday-Saturday.  JV and C Squad will be more consistent and at LAO.
 
Once school starts practice times shift to after school M-F at LAO for JV and Frosh.
Varsity will continue to vary in order to be on the turf and to maximize training and rest.


When the varsity plays on grass, we may train  for a day or two on grass prior.  
Games: Two or three per week, days of week depend on team, see www.gopark.org for scheduling info.
Post-Season Play
Section Team Practices and Games begin 2nd week in October.  The time is TBD.

 
Parent/Player Meeting
(Required)
TBD, Watch for emails and Facebook Posts, there is a spring meeting in May and a fall meeting during the first week (usually first Thursday of Try-Outs)
Pasta Parties
 
These events are scheduled and provided by families for all players.
-Combined Boys & Girls
-Girls: All Teams
-Girls: All Teams
 
Senior Recognition Game
Senior parents and players are invited to be recognized for their contributions to the program.  At halftime of the final home game there is a presentation and a reception after the game.  This year, the Senior Game will be Minneapolis Southwest at 5:00 PM at Oriole Stadium
Banquet: All Teams
Nov 11 at 5:00 PM, Info sent at start of season.

The 2019  Varsity Practice and Game Schedule is listed below (times include transport to/from away games, warm up/cool down for home).  JV and C squad will practice on non-game weekdays from 3:30 - 5:00 at LAO, unless otherwise specified by the team coach.  Please note:  Official schedule through the Athletic Department is found on our team page under "Game Schedule".  Linking to this calendar will give you automatic updates should a game get canceled or rescheduled.

 

August

TRYOUT WEEK:

Monday 12, 8 -11, Everyone at turf

Tuesday 13, 2:20-7, Everyone starts in the Main Gym at the HS with strength Coach Jessica Gust.  Then we will move to the turf.

Wednesday 14, 8-11, Everyone meets at LAO to start, we will take a smaller group to turf, 25-35.

Thursday 15, 4-7 (Parent Meeting at 7), Everyone starts at LAO to start, we will take a smaller group to turf, 20 - 25.

Friday 16, 8-11, Everyone at the Stadium.  We plan to announce teams.

Saturday 17, scrimmage with Breck, 10:30 - 1:30

Sunday 18, Varsity Goes to Baker, 12 to Mon at 12

  Week 2

**JV will practice with the Varsity at the stadium.

Monday 19, Baker, 1-3 at Turf ??? or possibly evening at LAO waiting for BW and AE to reply.

**Tuesday 20, 5-7, Strength and Injury Prevention, 4-5

Wednesday 21, 8-11

Thursday 22, 5:00, Hopkins

Friday 23, 8-11, Strength and Injury Prevention, 8-9 or 10-11, in Main Gym

Saturday 24, 5:00 Simely

Sunday 25 REST

  Week 3

Monday 26, 7:00 Richfield

Tuesday 27, 9-11 (Benjy at Training at the HS from 8 - 3:30???) Strength and Injury Prevention

Wednesday 28,7:00 Armstrong 

**Thursday 29, 8 - 10, FB scrimmage

Friday 30, 9-11 Strength and Injury Prevention

Saturday 31, Labor Day Weekend

 

September 

Week 4
Sunday 1, Day Weekend

Monday 2, 4-6

**Tuesday 3, 3:30 - 4:30 Strength and Injury Prevention and Train 5:30-7:30 or LAO after S &IP

Wednesday 4, 3:30-5:30

Thursday 5, 5:00 Chaska

Friday 6, 3:30 - 4:30 Strength and Injury Prevention and Train 4:30-6 or LAO after S &IP

Saturday 7, 1:00 Champlin Park

Sunday 8 REST

  Week 5

Monday 9, 3:30-5, Kennedy on GRASS? Maybe LAO?

Tuesday 10, 4:45 Kennedy

Wednesday 11, 3:30-4:30 Strength and Injury Prevention and Train 6:00-8:00 or LAO?

Thursday 12, 7:00 Cooper

**Friday 13, 5-6:30 or LAO?

Saturday 14, 9:45-10:30 Strength and Injury Prevention and Train 10:45 to 12:00.

Sunday 15 REST

  Week 6

Monday 16, 6:00 Mpls South

Tuesday 17, 3:30-5:30

Wednesday 18, 3:30-4:30 Strength and Injury Prevention and Train 6:00-8:00 or LAO?

Thursday 19, 7:00 Jefferson, GRASS or TURF?

Friday 20, 3:30-5 or LAO

Saturday 21, 9:45-10:30 Strength and Injury Prevention and Train 10:45 to 12:00.

Sunday 22, REST

  Week 7

Monday 23, 3:30-4:30 Strength and Injury Prevention and Train 4:30-6:00 at Stadium

Tuesday 24, 5:00 BSM

Wednesday 25, 3:30 - 5:00

Thursday 26, 5:00 Mpls SW

Friday 27, 4:30-6 or LAO

Saturday 28, 9:45-10:30 Strength and Injury Prevention and Train 10:45 to 12:00.

Sunday 29, REST

Monday 30, 6:00-8:00 or LAO

 

October

Week 8
Tuesday 1, 3:30-4:30 Strength and Injury Prevention and Train 
4:30-6:00 at Stadium

Wednesday 2, 3:30-5:00

Thursday 3, 5:00 Chanhassen

Friday 4, 3:30-4:30 Strength and Injury Prevention and Train 4:30-5:30 at Stadium

Saturday 5, 3:00 Washburn

Sunday 6, REST Conference and Section Meeting

  Week 9

SECTIONS:

Monday 7, LAO 3:30-5:30 or 6-8 on turf

Tuesday 8, 3:30-4:30 Strength and Injury Prevention and Train 4:30-6:00 at Stadium

Wednesday 9, 3:30-5:00

Thursday 10, First Round of Sections

Friday 11, 3:30-4:30 Strength and Injury Prevention and Train 4:30-5:30 at Stadium

Saturday 12 Second Round of Sections

Sunday 13 REST

  Week 10 -End of Season

Monday ?

Tuesday Section Finals

Wednesday - Practice and then Pre-State Party!!!!

3:30 - 5:30, Stadium  Celebrate Getting to STATE!!!
 
 
Key Locations
Practice Sites
Varsity: SLPHS Stadium (turf)
JV: Louisiana Oaks
JV-B: Louisiana Oaks
C Team: Louisiana Oaks
Home Game Sites
Varsity: SLPHS Stadium (turf)
JV: Louisiana Oaks
JV-B: Louisiana Oaks
C Team: Louisiana Oaks
 
Metro West Conference:
·        St. Louis Park High School is a member for the 2018 fall season.
 
Metro West Conference Members *
St. Louis Park
Cooper
Bloomington Jefferson
Benilde St. Margret's
Bloomington Kennedy
Chaska
Chanhassen
 
Riichfield  
 
 
 
*Rosters and records for these schools are available on the MSHL Website: http://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/index.asp
Section Designation Information:
·        160 A and AA schools compete for the two Minnesota State High School League (MSHL) Tournament Soccer Championships.
·        In order to be one of the 8 teams to qualify for the MSHL State Tournament, a school must win its Section.
·        St. Louis Park is categorized as a "AA" school based on size and socioeconomic statistics.
 
Section 6AA Members **
St. Louis Park
Wayzata
Minneapolis Washburn
Minneapolis Southwest
Minneapolis South
Hopkins
Cretin Derham Hall
Armstrong
 
**Section and state tournament games are organized by the MSHSL. See their website for more information including dates and times http://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/index.asp