Signup Deadline - The deadline for signups for fall soccer, and to participate in the player evaluations, is Thursday June 16th. While we always make an effort to accommodate every player that signs up late (since after all, it's not the kid's responsibility to sign up on time), we are not obligated to place anyone on any team that signs up late. There has been some confusion recently about why we can't grant the wishes of parents that sign their player(s) up after the deadline, after teams have been made, or even after the beginning of the season. Please sign your child(ren) up by the deadline to avoid any confusion.
Player Evaluations - The date for Player Evaluations is Saturday June 18th. We bring in professional staff to independently evaluate the players. They do not make the decision on team placement; that is a combination of coach evaluations (recent and past) and this one-time evaluation.
The times and age groups are below. Please go by which grade your player will be in during this coming fall season. The age cutoff will likely be reached by 100% of those that sign up.
Grade in the fall AND born after Age Group Evaluation time slot
3rd 1/1/2007 U9 8:30 - 9:45
4th 1/1/2006 U10 10:00 - 11:15
5th 1/1/2005 U11 11:30 - 12:45
6th 1/1/2004 U12 1:45 - 3:00
7th 1/1/2003 U14 3:15 - 4:30
8th 1/1/2002 U14 3:15 - 4:30
Girls evaluations will be held at Friends Field. Boys evaluations will be held at Hersey Field (behind the HS). Please be up to 15 minutes early for your time slot to get checked in. All players should bring an inflated ball, drink, and must be wearing shin guards.
Uniforms - As you may recall from three years ago, Nike uniforms are available for three years and then they change to a different version. We have reached the end of the three year cycle, and every player needs to get a new uniform. We switched away from the "old" uniform into a Nike kit. The "old" uniform cost over $100, and the Nike kit (shirt, shorts, socks) costs $60. Even by purchasing a second uniform for one year, families can now make it through several school years with multiple uniforms that still costs the same as buying just one of the old uniforms. It's a better and less-expensive product.
I realize that some of you bought a uniform for the first time last season as U9s, and I realize that some of you have kids going into 8th grade. I am also one of those people. The uniform purchased for this fall season will be good for three school years. It is likely that your child will grow out of some or all of the uniform, so ordering appropriately this fall can reduce the chances of having to replace all or part of the uniform. Sample sizes will be available at the player evaluations.
Also a reminder - our Annual Board Meeting is on Monday June 20th at 7:00 at the Church of Emmanuel. If you are interested in joining the Foxboro Soccer board, are willing to be talked into it, and/or just want to know what we are always working on for the kids... please feel free to stop by. All are welcome.