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Published on August 6th, 2017 | by Staples Soccer


Tryouts Begin August 24

Tryouts for all boys hoping to play Staples High School soccer begin Thursday, August 24.

All seniors, juniors and sophomores should report to the Staples track at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 24. The coaches will meet the candidates, and all players will be timed in a 2-mile run. Then everyone heads to Wakeman for on-field tryouts that end at 10 a.m. A 2nd session will be held that day, from 3-5 p.m.

On Friday, August 25 there are double sessions: 8-10 a.m., and 3-5 p.m., at Wakeman. The same schedule will be followed on Saturday and Sunday, August 26 and 27 (8-10 a.m., 3-5 p.m.), for as long as the coaches need to assess all candidates. Two-a-day training sessions will continue at the same times through Wednesday, August 30 (the day before the 1st day of school).

All freshmen should report to Wakeman B (turf field) from 12-2 p.m. on Thursday, August 24. Tryouts continue Friday, August 25 through Sunday, August 27 (12-2 p.m., Wakeman B), or for as long as coach Russell Oost-Lievense needs to determine his squad. Training will be held from 12-2 p.m. at Wakeman B through Wednesday, August 30 (the day before the 1st day of school).

All candidates in all grades must have pre-registered online ( and must have a current physical form cleared by the nurse. No one can try out without having done this. All candidates must wear shin guards, and bring water.

Check the calendar and home page of for up-to-date information.

Questions? Contact head coach Dan Woog:

Timmy Liles fights fiercely in a pre-season match. Tryouts — and scrimmages — will be here soon. (Photo/Frances Rowland)


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