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High School Tryouts - who knows what?

Fall Sports Tryouts Have Started - Use these comments to post information that you might know. No rumors please - just substantiated info!

Montgomery County High School Sports tryouts began this Wednesday. Although the regulations made each school start the same day, the similarities seem to stop there.

Putting aside the debate of High School Soccer vs. Club Soccer, I wanted to at least provide a forum for those who's kids are going through the process. Just about every girl on my daughter's club team is trying out at one of a half dozen high schools around county as incoming freshman. The parents are trying to paraphrase the information pass along by the kids into some coherent information.

it seems that some coaches will have their teams picked by Saturday. Some will take a week. Some coaches "unofficially" had interested girls attend camps together over the summer and some coaches also coach a feeder middle school team so those teams will probably get picked sooner. Some parents seen to know exact number of openings for freshmen, some have no clue.

So, my daughter is trying out for soccer at Poolesville. It seems that 1) rosters will be final by next Thursday the latest but cuts will be rolling; 2) the teams have scrimmages against Clarskburg HS on Tuesday and Richard Montgomery on Wednesday. Concussion testing will be early next week if they didn't get it done already...

That's about all I got other than that the weather could not be more perfect for these kids!

Other news is that there is a lot of fitness but it's "not too bad" and that it seems to be pretty fun. Let's hope it stays that way.

If anyone else has some real information about soccer or other sports, feel free to share in the comments.

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Michael H August 19, 2013 at 08:25 AM
From my various sources - these are Girls Soccer specific: - Wooton tryouts seem have stretched out at least through today with some cuts made on Friday - Whitman teams done and selected. Sounds like two freshman on the Varsity squad. Good luck! - Walter Johnson's rosters finalized this past Saturday. A whole bevy of Freshman made the Varsity squad. - Churchill will made decisions Monday after a scrimmage. - Poolesville did two rounds of cuts. Rosters may be final but no officially final. Two scrimmages this week. - Bethesda Chevy Chase is supposed to wrap up today. News from around town is that tryouts are inconsistent from school to school (no surprise) and, of course, making the team depends on who is already returning and what needs you have. Some coaches care about club team status and divisions, others don't even ask. One consistent theme I have heard is that fitness is paramount. For next year, better get out and get running over the summer, kids! It's easier to stay in shape than to get in shape!

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