2018 Soccer Information

Mercy​ ​High​ ​School​ ​Soccer​ ​2018-- From September Meeting

Welcome to the Mercy High School soccer program!

The coaching staff has been given the important task of building upon your Mercy education by adding a challenging and rewarding experience as you represent your school on the soccer field. You will learn the value of teamwork as well as personal commitment and responsibility. We expect all involved in our program to adhere to our Mercy values both on and off the field.

Our goals for the 2018 season are as follows:

1. Catholic​ ​League​ ​Championship!

2. MHSAA District Championship

Coaching​ ​Staff

Tom James – Varsity Head Coach - Contact info: tfjames@mhsmi.org, 248-893-3590

Tania Macioce ’92 – Varsity Assistant

Coach Mario Tartaglia - JV Head Coach, Varsity Assistant Coach

Important​ ​Info/Dates 

● Mercy​ ​Soccer​ ​Chalk​ ​Talks​ - Wednesdays​ ​at​ ​4​ ​PM​ @ Mercy - Starting​ ​September,​ ​20th​.

● Conditioning​ will start after Christmas break on January,​ ​10th​ ​2018​ and be held @ Mercy on M-W-F​ up through the start of tryouts. Times TBD.

● Tryouts​ - March​ ​12​ ​-15,​ ​2018​. Place and time TBD.

Since our first game follows the first week of tryouts, it is important that students show up to tryouts at or near game shape. All prospective soccer players will complete a two​ ​mile​ ​timed​ ​run​ as part of the try out process. Players​ ​wishing​ ​to​ ​be​ ​considered​ ​for​ ​the​ ​varsity​ ​team​ ​should​ ​​complete​ ​the​ ​run​ ​in​ ​15 minutes​ ​or​ ​less​. We will likely be in a preseason tournament the weekend immediately following tryouts (JV & Varsity).

● Mercy Soccer uses TeamSnap​ to get important and up to date information to our players and parents. If you are not already a member you will be added from the signup list at today’s meeting. We will share the game schedule via TeamSnap as soon as it is available (mid-November).

● We will hold practices over Easter break starting the Wednesday after Easter Sunday and players are expected to be present. Saturday practices are also likely once the season starts. Attendance policy and other team rules will be shared after tryouts.

● Once the game schedule is released please try and plan activities (retreats, college testing, school dances, etc.) accordingly. We expect your full commitment to the team. Please​ ​be​ ​aware​ ​that​ ​in​ ​accordance​ ​with​ ​MHSAA​ ​rules​ ​all​ ​events​ ​prior​ ​to​ ​the​ ​start​ ​of​ ​the actual​ ​soccer​ ​season​ ​(March​ ​12th,​ ​2018)​ ​are​ ​non-mandatory,​ ​open​ ​to​ ​all​ ​Mercy​ ​students​ ​and not​ ​used​ ​as​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​team​ ​selection​ ​process.