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
Assistant Varsity Coach, Brad Brubaker:  Phone 612-747-3281
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 - 
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.  

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 2018 Fall Season
August 13-17 Try-Outs will be held at the SLP Stadium and Louisiana Oaks (LAO). Our first day we'll all meet at the Stadium from 8:00 - 11:00 AM.  On Tuesday, and the rest of the week, we'll start each day at LAO.  Some players will transition to the stadium.  The times are as follows:
Monday 7:30 - 11:00 AM
Tuesday 11:00 to 2:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 - 11:00 AM
Thursday 3:00 - 6:00 PM**
Friday 8:00 - 11:00 AM 
Saturday there will be scrimmages for JV and Varsity at Breck HS.  Starting the second Monday, teams will be training independently at LAO or Oriole Stadium.  On Tuesday, the JV and Varsity will also scrimmage Simley at LAO and SLP Stadium, 5:00 and 6:30 respectively
**Parent meeting to follow.
Season Practice and Games
2018 Season: August 20 – October 8th 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. 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.

Most Fridays, varsity will train from 6:45 - 8:00 AM to clear the afternoon.
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 GoPark for scheduling info.
Post-Season Play
Section Team Practices and Games begin in October.  The time is TBD.

Parent/Player Meeting
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 Oct. 2nd vs Forest Lake at 7:00pm.
Post Section Training and Tournament Play At the conclusion of the regular season and post season play, the program will continue to offer opportunities for those not in other sports.  We are allowed to train until the end of the State Tournament, November 1ish. 
Banquet: All Teams
Nov 11 at 5:00 PM, Info sent at start of season.
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
Bloomington Jefferson
Benilde St. Margret's
Bloomington Kennedy
*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
Minneapolis Washburn
Minneapolis Southwest
Minneapolis South
Cretin Derham Hall
**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