PHILOSOPHY: We are better together.
St. Louis Park Girls' Soccer is an inclusive program. We believe in the power of invitation and actively seek out interested students to join us and come play. Regardless of your level of experience, we have a spot for you and will work to create a dynamic learning environment that challenges you and supports your growth as a player and person. We see student athletes as decision-makers and understand the value of goal setting and self-reflection. We also believe that it's fun to compete! We know we need everyone in order to reach our goal of climbing to the top of the Metro West conference.
Best Fit Team.
During the tryout process, the coaching staff will evaluate players on technical, tactical, physical, and psychological components of their game. Special attention is paid to player impact and effectiveness in game situations. Our goal is to place each player on their best fit team. Each team offers a chance for players to compete, learn, and have fun.
"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity" - Seneca
- Varsity: Team representing SLPHS in conference, section play, and the state tournament.
- JV: Junior Varsity team for players continuing to grow and gain experience as competitive high school soccer players.
- C Team: Developmental team for younger players or those new to high school soccer.
For those who have a goal to play varsity soccer, consider the impact that playing for a club soccer team will have on your development. Clubs near St. Louis Park include Park Valley, Minneapolis United, Tonka Fusion, or Minnesota Thunder Academy. Check out their websites to learn more about the tryout process. Most teams host tryouts in mid-July and teams train and play from November through June.
For those who choose to compete in other sports year round or are not interested in club soccer, consider summer rec soccer leagues like Minneapolis United (through 9th grade) or the Joy of the People program that promotes the concept of free play. Touching a ball in the months leading up to tryouts will help you prepare. **CHECK OUT our summer skills opportunities and co-ed pick-up soccer**
St. Louis Park High School Strength and Conditioning is another great option for those student athletes looking to improve their game and create their own luck. Visit the SLPHS Strength and Conditioning tab on gopark.org for more information.
Health and Wellness.
We know that beyond the four pillars of soccer (technical, tactical, physical, and psychological), nutrition and sleep are key factors in student athletes finding success on the field and in the classroom. We promote healthy eating and the importance of sleep and recovery to help support student athlete wellbeing.
A player can earn a varsity letter one of two ways:
- Play any amount of time in one or more SLPHS Girls' Varsity games.
- Be an active participant in the SLPHS Girls' Soccer Program for four years from 9th -12th grade.