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Published on August 20th, 2018 | by Staples Soccer


Staples Soccer Tryouts Begin Thursday!

Tryouts for all boys hoping to play Staples High School soccer begin this Thursday (August 23). 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 a ball and water.

All seniors, juniors and sophomores should report to the Staples track at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 23. 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 24 there are double sessions: 8-10 a.m., and 3-5 p.m., at Wakeman. The same schedule will be followed on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, August 25, 26 and 27 (8-10 a.m., 3-5 p.m.), for as long as the coaches need to assess all candidates.

All freshmen should report to Wakeman B (turf field) from 12-2 p.m. on Thursday, August 23. Tryouts continue Friday, August 24 through Monday, August 27 (12-2 p.m., Wakeman B), or for as long as coach Chris O’Dell needs to determine his squad.

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

Questions? Contact head coach Dan Woog:


The Wreckers celebrate Patricio Perez Elorza’s New Canaan goal. He returns as a junior — and will be joined by other veterans, plus newcomers. (Photo/Susan Woog Wagner)

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