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 - 
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 2018 Fall Season
 
 
Tryouts
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 12:00 - 3:00 PM (updated 8/14/18)
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
(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 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.

The 2018  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.

Monday, 8/20     9 - 11 at the Stadium
Tuesday             5:15 - 7:30, Scrimmage Simley
Wednesday       9 - 11 at the Stadium
Thursday            3:30 - 7:00 at Hopkins
Friday                 9 - 11 at the Stadium
Saturday             5:00 - 8:00, Champlin Park
Sunday               Rest

Monday, 8/27     6 - 9, Watertown/Mayer - Rained Out
Tuesday             9 - 11 at the Stadium
Wednesday       4 - 7, Cretin Durham Hall
Thursday           9 - 11 at the Stadium
Friday                 9 - 11 at the Stadium
Saturday             Labor Day Weekend
Sunday               Labor Day Weekend

Monday,  9/3     4 - 6 at the Stadium (Labor Day)
Tuesday            6 - 9, Mpls South
Wednesday      4:30 - 6:30, Stadium
Thursday          6 - 9, Chaska
Friday               6:30 - 7:45 AM, Stadium - Before School
Saturday          ACT - Game vs Mpls Southwest, time is TBD
Sunday            Rest

Monday, 9/10     6 - 8 PM, Stadium
Tuesday             6 - 8 PM, Stadium
Wednesday       4:30 - 6, Stadium
Thursday           3:30 - 7:00, at Cooper
Friday                6:30 - 7:45 AM, Stadium - Before School
Saturday            12:00 - 3:00 Game vs Watertown-Mayer
Sunday               Rest

Monday, 9/17    6 - 9, Kennedy
Tuesday             6 - 8, Stadium
Wednesday       3:30 - 5:30, Stadium
Thursday            3 - 7, at Jefferson (game time 4:45, early release, they do not have lights)
Friday                 6:30 - 7:45 AM, Stadium - Before School
Saturday            9 - 11, Stadium
Sunday              Rest

Monday, 9/24     3:30 - 5:00, Stadium
Tuesday              6 - 9, Benilde St Margret's
Wednesday        6 - 8, Stadium
Thursday             3:30 - 7, Richfield
Friday                 6:30 - 7:45 AM, Stadium - Before School
Saturday            9 - 11, Stadium
Sunday               Rest

Monday, 10/1     6 - 8, Stadium
Tuesday              6  - 9, Forest Lake (Senior Night)
Wednesday        4:30 - 6:30, Stadium
Thursday            5 - 9, at Chanhassen
Friday                 7 - 8 AM, Stadium before school
Saturday            11:30 - 2:30, Washburn
Sunday               Rest

Monday, 10/8       3:30 - 5:00
Tuesday               First Round of Sections
Wednesday         3:30 - 5:00
Thursday             Second Round of Sections
Friday                   7 - 8 AM, Stadium Before School
Saturday              Section Final
Sunday                 Rest

Monday, 10/20        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