General Info and Schedule

  • Date:     July 30th, 2016                   PARENT MEETING for BOYS SOCCER is August 9th at 7pm in HS Library

    From:    Allen Turton IV, (Varsity Coach)

    To:         Boys Soccer Players and Parents


    Hello players and parents!  This memo will serve as a reference to help us prepare for the upcoming season.

    • Playing Time and Tryouts
      • Varsity – best TEAM players will play the most. This is a blend of individual skills, team chemistry, attitude and work ethic during practices and games.
      • JV - Target 20 minute minimum for each team member, some players may play the entire game
        • Effort and attendance during practices and games
        • Sportsmanship and team cooperation
        • Skills and positional versatility
      • Modified – target a minimum of 40 minutes per game.
        • Understand that students need a chance to play to get better.
        • Attitude, effort, and physical fitness will impact playing time.
    • JV/Varsity Divisional Opponents: Lackawanna, Tonawanda, Springville, Holland, Eden. Non-leagues games vs Batavia, Holley, Roy-Hart, Akron, Hutch Tech,  Attica, & St. Mary’s
    • Modified Divisional Opponents: Depew, Cheektowaga, Starpoint, Maryvale, Tonawanda
    • Communication

    o   Varsity: Allen Turton IV, school  937-9116x4107, cell 785-7194,

    o   JV:  Mark Evertt, 425-8570,   (pending BOE approval)

    o   Modified: Don Snell, 771-6372,

      • Travel Soccer Coordinator: Bill Kissell, 912-9864,
      • Alden Soccer Club President: Mike Boling, 937-6711,
      • FB – “Alden HS Boys Soccer” Group – request membership to get school soccer info
      • FB – “Alden Soccer Club” Page – “like” it and get updates and info
      • Alden Soccer Club Website – ( New site is coming.
      • Team statistics, photos, off-season training, skill development, training, general info
    • Alden Central School District Athletic Handbook (24 hour rule)
    • Althetic trainer
    • Boy Soccer Custom Apparel (optional)
    • Uniform or dress up for game days
    • Attendance at all practices and games is expected
      • JV/Varsity - 8 Team and 6 Individual practices prior to a scrimmage (10 and 8 prior to a game).
      • Modified – 9 practices before a scrimmage and  11 before a game.
      • With prior approval, a player may be excused from a practice for a legitimate reason.  Examples include: occasional work, another sport practice or game, or family function.
      • These absences will affect your playing time. If something is important to you, you find time.
      • There are parents willing to carpool for Varsity and JV practices. Please do not let transportation problems be an excuse. (walk or get on your bike)
    • Locations for games and practices. (details on on schedule)

    -         Preseason Training – work up to these goals by mid-August  to ensure you are in shape for the season.

    o   Speed – lunges, squats, toe raises, sprints, leaping over obstacles, shuttle runs

    o   Jog a mile in 8 minutes, jog 2 miles without stopping

    o   3 sets of 20 push-ups alternating with 3 sets of 30 sit-ups

    o   Juggle a soccer ball 30 times with your various body parts (feet, knees, head)

    -         Give back – think about being a referee or assistant coach for a youth soccer team. 

    o   The experience is good for your development as a player, young adult, employee, college applicant, and just a nice thing to do. Contact Mr. Boling at 937-6711 for info.  

    Schedule Notes:

    §  These schedules may change slightly prior to the season starting.  The game dates and times on the District Athletic Web Site will be correct.

    §  Always check District Athletic page for changes (weather, …). 

    §  Sign up for automatic notifications.

    §  Varsity/JV Practices are from 3:15 – 5:30pm at the High School.

    §  JV Games will be at the Robert O. Smith Park.

    §  Modified Practices are from 3:15 – 5:00 at the High School.

    §  Modified Games are at the High School.

    §  Modified Boys travel with Modified Girls almost always.

    §  Most weekday games are scheduled for 4:30 or 5:00. Saturday games are normally at 10:00 am. Be fully dressed, on the field and ready 45 minutes prior.

    §  Buses are provided, and must be used, for transportation from the Middle and High Schools to the Primary School. 

    Boys Modified Soccer Schedule 2016

    9/6 – 9/9              Tryouts/practice immediately after school (1st day of school for students)

    Practices Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 (bus depart MS around 3:15)


    9/19        @ Depew

    9/22        VS Cheektowaga

    9/28        @ Starpoint

    10/1        VS Maryvale

    10/7        VS Tonawanda

    10/14 VS Depew

    10/18 @ Cheektowaga

    10/22 VS Starpoint

    10/24 @ Maryvale

    10/28 @ Tonawanda


    Boys JV/Varsity Soccer Schedule 2016

    8/15, 8/16, 8/17, 8/18                           Tryouts/practices from 3:00 to 5:30 at HS

    8/19, 8/22, 8/23, 8/24 …                       Practices from 3:00 to 5:30 at HS
    8/25     VS Pembroke (scrimmage 10:00 am) report @ 9:00.

    8/26     @ Iroquois (scrimmage 10:00 am) depart @ 9:00.

    8/29     @ Attica (1st game) depart at 3:00

    8/30     practice 3:00 to 5:30

    8/31     Holley Tournament, depart 3:00

    9/1       practice 3:00 to 5:30

    9/2       Holley Tournament, depart 3:00

    9/5       Labor Day – No practice

    9/6       VS Eden

    9/8       VS Springville

    9/12     @ Tonawanda (5pm JV / 7pm Varsity)

    9/15     VS Lackawanna

    9/16     VS St. Mary’s (Varsity only)

    9/19     VS Hutch Tech

    9/21     VS Holland (5pm JV / 7pm Varsity)

    9/24     @ Springville (10:00, depart at 8:30)

    9/27     @ Eden

    9/30     VS Akron

    10/4     VS Tonawanda

    10/6     @ Lackawanna

    10/10                Columbus Day – No Practice

    10/12                @ Holland (4:30pm JV / 6:30pm Varsity)

    10/17   Sectional Playoffs Begin

    11/5     NYS Championships


    Notes: @ indicates AWAY, VS indicates HOME and games typically start at 4:30.

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