NBAMS activities/schedules - North Branch Area Middle School - North Branch Area Public Schools

Middle school soccer

Hello, and welcome back to Middle School soccer! This year the girls soccer teams will again be coached by Sara Griesmann and Wayne Schuler, and we are looking forward to another exciting season.

Important information
  • Please make sure all required paperwork is turned in. You will not be allowed to practice or play until the athletic office clears all paperwork.
  • At practice it is required that you wear shin guards. There is a new shin guard policy in place for all players in high school. It is not yet a requirement for middle school players to have these NOCSAE approved shin guards. But I would like to encourage you to purchase NOCSAE approved shin guards if you need new ones. If you would like to get more information please talk to one of your coaches.
  • Please bring a water bottle to practice. Although middle school practice is short, many girls find that an individual bottle of water is not enough. I recommend the larger, cooler jugs that can be filled with ice and water.
  • Of course, dress comfortable and appropriate for Minnesota weather. Please also bring your own hair binders etc. The coaches do not have extras.
  • In September, if you need to get a message to the coach about a missed practice, illness etc. please call Sara Griesmann at 651-674-1285. This is coach Griesmann's work phone and messages are checked daily. Coach Griesmann will not be available to talk during work hours. If you have any questions or concerns, they will have to be discussed at a later hour.

The middle school girls soccer program will have A and B teams. These teams will be determined prior to the first game. A "rating system" will be used so the girls will know how it was determined what team is appropriate for them. There can be movement between the teams depending on skills, attitude, etc. If a player will be playing with a different team then normal, she will be informed prior to the game. Players that are being moved will not play on both teams that day.

Practice starts Tuesday, September 8th. Practice time is from 03:15-05:00 PM. Practice location is the Middle School soccer field next to the football fields. Practice will be held from Monday till Thursday.