Friday, November 4, 2011

Click here.

http://dedham.patch.com/articles/strong-20-minutes-propels-dedham-girls-soccer#video-1733828

Friday, September 30, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Season Schedule

Click here for the current varsity schedule.

Click here for the current junior varsity schedule.

This Week: Update

Dues Must be Paid by Tuesday! Families may pay electronically via edline or with Donna in the NHS front office.


Monday, September 5
10-12: Practice at NMS Lower Fields

Tuesday, September 6
Freshmen Orientation at NHS
2:00 p.m.: Team Photographs in front of NHS (please wear all white)
Girls JV Soccer Away at Medfield 5:00 p.m.
Girls Varsity Soccer Home vs. Medfield at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 7
2:30-3:45: Practice at Yelle Pit Field

Thursday, September 8
2:30-3:45: Practice at Yelle Pit Field

Friday, September 9
Girls JV Soccer Home vs. Dover-Sherborn at 5:00 p.m.
Girls Varsity Soccer Away at Dover-Sherborn at 6:45 p.m.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

User Fees

Please be sure to pay your user fees. An electronic option is now available on Edline. Players who have not submitted payment will not be able to play on Tuesday. Players who cannot afford to make the payment must notify me as soon as possible.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Norton Patch

The Norton Patch published an article and photographs concerning our preseason. Click here. 

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Schedule 2

The hurricane has caused a few changes in the schedules of both the boys and girls teams. Mr. Greene and I are currently juggling sessions to try to make everything work out smoothly. This may also result in a delay of cuts as we want to provide ample opportunity for players to display their abilities. Thank you for your patience. Below is the agenda for Monday and Tuesday. The rest should be up soon.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Session 5: 1:30-5 p.m.

NMS Lower Fields (pending field inspection)

We will have a full agenda along with player meetings, the first round of cuts, and the announcement of a tentative varsity roster for Tuesday's scrimmage.

NOTE: Unfortunately, Cardinal-Spellman cannot scrimmage- they have cancelled all school activities for today.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Session 6:10:30 a.m.: Varsity Team Meeting (Tactical and Formational Overview and Game Preparation)oom 245 at NHS (players may bring a lunch if they please as this meeting cuts into the lunch hour); Bus Departs @ 11:45 for Varsity and JV Scrimmage vs. Attleboro @ 1pm (Away)

Sharon

Nice work from everyone! This was a great way to start the preseason.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Saturday

Saturday, August 27, 2011
Session 4: Scrimmage at Sharon (3 grade-level teams) 10:30 a.m.. Bus leaves the HIGH school at 9:15. Be here well before 9:15 or you will not play. Please wear a purple shirt. This is a try-out scrimmage and everyone will play- the 3 teams will be divided by age.
 
Check back here in the morning before you leave; I will post any changes or updates here if the weather comes early.
 
Next weeks's schedule will be affected by the hurricane, so check back here periodically for an updated agenda.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Massasoit Scrimmage

The Massasoit Scrimmage will move from tomorrow to next Thursday.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Paperwork Update

I checked my mailbox on Friday and updated the following list. It is unlikely that I will have the time to update it again before Thursday, so please be sure that we receive any missing paperwork before- or at- the start of tryouts on Thursday morning.

List of physicals submitted (with expiration dates)*: Murrin (9-12-11) Cibotti (9-12-11) Kilburn (1-16-11) MacDermott (1-8-11) K. MacGray (12-4-11) Meyer (3-25-12) Ward (7-5-12) Wasylow (9-9-11) Woodworth (9-9-11) Dufalt (12-8-11) A. Schleicher (9-27-11) Erickson (6-22-12) Seekins (7-14-12)  Poplawski (11-18-11) Tamulis (6-16-12) Ruta (1-8-11) Kennedy (8-27-11) Goldberg (8-8-11) Beaucage (6-20-12) Pereira (12-11-11) Weber (1-1-11) Schubert (5-29-12) K. Schleicher (9-24-11) Coffman (9-11-12)

*if the expiration date falls before or during the season, we need to receive an updated version before the date of expiration.

List of Student Information Forms submitted: Elliott, both Schleichers, Schubert, Weber, Pereira, Beaucage, Goldberg, Kennedy, Ruta, Tamulis, Poplawski, Valeri, Betts, Coffman, Seekins, Erickson, Dole, Boulos, Almeida, McPherson, Dufalt, Woodworth, Wasylow, Ward, Meyer, K. MacGray, MacDermott, Kilburn, Cibotti, Murrin.

List of Concussion Forms submitted: Kilburn, both Schleichers, Dufalt, Elliott, Schubert, Valeri, Woodworth, Quintanilha, Goldberg, Coffman, Kennedy, Murrin, Ruta, Beaucage, Ward, Tamulis, Cibotti, Seekins, Wasylow, Meyer, both MacGrays, Almeida.

List of students who have taken the Concussion Test (see post below): Sousa, Cibotti, Ruta, Woodworth, Kennedy, Dufalt, Bergeron, Walsh, Coffman, Goldberg, Valeri, Poplawski, Elliott, Schubert, A. Schleicher, both MacGrays, Beaucage, Ledbetter, Quintanilha, Kilburn, Dole, Betts, Wasylow, Murrin, Remick, Boulos, Campbell, Almeida, Weber, Seekins.

Thursday

Please be sure to have all of your necessary paperwork for the first day of tryouts. I completed the paperwork inventory today and am missing approximately 70% of the team's paperwork. Players who bring the following items on Thursday will be permitted to try out; players who are missing one or more of the following items are not allowed to try out:

1. Student Information Form (tri-color form)
2. Current Physical
3. Concussion Information Form

Other items to bring for tryouts:

1. Plenty of water...I will bring a Gatorade jug as well.
2. Shin Pads
3. Cleats
4. Ball

We look forward to a fun and productive preseason.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Concussion Testing

All players must complete the concussion baseline test (a computer assessment) at NHS either this Wednesday (17) or Thursday (18) at 9:30 am. If you are unable to make it, please email Nathaniel Gorbet, our AD, to arrange the testing.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tentative Draft of Preseason Sessions

This schedule will change, and each day will ultimately contain a complete agenda. Please be patient as we have to coordinate with other teams and work around field availability issues. My intention is to provide players and families with a general idea of what to expect. The "What are my coaches looking for?" section is also a work in progress and will be amended to include- among other things- goalkeeping considerations.

Thursday, August 25, 2011
Session 1: 8-10 a.m.

NMS Lower Fields

1. Registration/Paperwork/Schedules
2. Introductions
3. Hydration/Injuries/Safety
4. Teams: Newcastle, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool (4x10)
5. Captains’ Stretch/Warm-up
6. Tournament (no goalkeepers): 2 Parallel Games (F11-F7) (A1-A6) (T1-T19) Water Breaks Between Games
7. Cool Down/Stretch

Lunch Break

Session 2: 1-4 p.m.

NMS Lower Fields

1. Captains’ Stretch/Warm-up
2. Passing Patterns in Teams
3. Team Defense Drill in Teams
4. Water Break
5. Midfielder Focus Training in Teams
6. Dynamic Shooting Drill w/Keepers
7. Water Break
8. Depot Goal Game (Parallel Games) in Teams
9. Water Break
10. Stretch
11. Timed Run
12. Cool Down/Stretch


Friday, August 26, 2011

Session 3: 8-10 a.m.

NMS Lower Fields

1. Captains’ Stretch/Warm-up
2. Mirror Scrimmages (4 vs. 3) in Teams; Subs Rotate in on Goals
3. Water Break
4. Midfielder Focus Training 2 in Teams
5. Dynamic Shooting Drill w/Keepers 2
6. Water Break
7. Depot Goal Game (Parallel Games) in Teams
8. Water Break
9. Stretch
10. Conditioning (Coach Nunes)
11. Cool Down/Stretch

Saturday, August 27, 2011


Session 4: Scrimmage at Sharon (3 grade-level teams) 10:30 a.m.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Session 5: 8-10 a.m.

NMS Lower Fields

1. Captains’ Stretch/Warm-up
2. Tournament (no goalkeepers): 2 Parallel Games (F11-F7) (A1-A6) (T1-T19) Water Breaks Between Games
3. Conditioning (Coach Nunes)
4. Cool Down/Stretch
5. Teams Selected/Cuts Made
6. Varsity Team Held for Tactical Overview/Handouts

Lunch Break

Session 6: 1-4 p.m

NMS Lower Fields

Team Meeting/ warm-up 1-2:30

Scrimmage vs. Cardinal-Spellman 2:30-4

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Session 7

Team Meeting and:

Scrimmage vs. Attleboro 1pm (Away in Attleboro)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Session 8

Team Meeting and:

Scrimmage vs. Mansfield 1pm (NMS Lower Fields)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Session 9

Monday, September 5, 2011

Session 10


What are my coaches looking for?



Fundamental


Are you adept in using both feet in all aspects of the game? (F1)

 Are you playing with your head up; are you able to control the ball without looking at it? (F3)

 Can you tackle cleanly and take the ball away from an attacker? (F5)

 Can you receive a ball on your first touch, and accurately distribute the ball? (F6)

 Can you cross the ball in the air to an oncoming teammate? (F7)



Attitudinal


Are you a strong communicator on- and away from- the ball? (A1)

 Are you an actively supportive teammate? (A2)

 Are you physically, mentally and emotionally prepared to play to your highest potential? (A3)

 How do you react to setbacks? Or when the ball goes out of play or in the woods? (A4)

 Do you encourage your teammates and correct missteps in a positive way? (A5)

 How do you react to pressure? (A6)





Tactical


Are you following all shots on goal? (T1)

 Are you maintaining team possession and contributing to, or supporting, the offense? (T2)

 Are you “having a look” before gaining possession? (T3)

 Do you identify oppositional patterns and communicate them to teammates appropriately? (T4)

 On attack, are you thinking “Can I shoot?” first? (T5)

 Are you the first defender in your zone? Are you announcing your challenge? (T6)

 As the first defender, do you avoid defensive lunging and stay square? (T7)

 Are you a supportive second defender? Are you announcing your role? (T8)

 Are you denying the ball as the second defender? Are you occupying passing lanes? Are you winning the ball in the air? Finding space and losing marks on offensive restarts such as corner kicks? (T9)

 Are your offensive runs untracked? (T10)

 Are you tending open space for other untracked runners? (T11)

 Are you open, available and vocal on offensive restarts? (T12)

 Are you finding open space immediately after passing? (T13)

 Can you limit an attacker’s options by forcing her to one direction? (T14)

 Can you compete at the varsity level? (T15)

 What is your strongest position? (T16)

 Do you have success during a game under high pressure? (T17)

 Can you expose a defender, make her commit, and successfully beat the defender with a dribble or a pass?

(T18)

 Can you successfully breakup a 2v1 and 2v2 situation by limiting the attackers’ options? (T19)

Captains' Practices for Summer 2011

Captains' Practices will begin on Wednesday, July 6 at 9 a.m. (Norton Middle School Lower Fields).
Please bring shin pads, a ball, and plenty of water.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Tricentennial Parade




A big thank you to all the players who represented our team and school today. 

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sneak Preview: Draft of Season Schedule 2011

Tuesday 9/63:30PMvs.MedfieldEvent Info
Friday 9/93:30PM@Dover-SherbornEvent Info
Tuesday 9/133:30PMvs.HopkintonEvent Info
Friday 9/163:30PM@Ashland Event Info
Tuesday 9/203:30PMvs.MillisEvent Info
Friday 9/233:30PM@HollistonEvent Info
Monday 9/263:30PM@Abington Event Info
Tuesday 9/273:30PMvs.WestwoodEvent Info
Friday 9/303:30PMvs.BellinghamEvent Info
Friday 9/303:30PMvs.BellinghamEvent Info
Monday 10/33:30PM@MedwayEvent Info
Wednesday 10/53:30PM@MedfieldEvent Info
Tuesday 10/113:30PMvs.Dover-SherbornEvent Info
Friday 10/145:00PM@HopkintonEvent Info
Monday 10/173:30PMvs.Ashland Event Info
Wednesday 10/193:30PM@MillisEvent Info
Friday 10/213:30PMvs.HollistonEvent Info
Monday 10/243:30PMvs.Abington High Event Info
Tuesday 10/253:30PM@WestwoodEvent Info
Thursday 10/273:30PM@BellinghamEvent Info
Friday 10/283:30PM@BellinghamEvent Info
Tuesday 11/13:30PMvs.Medway

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Captains' Summer Camp

The captains will be attending a summer camp, here in Norton, run by Julius of Explosion. The camp will run from August 15-19. Interested players: please contact the captains and/or boosters (kjschubert@comcast.net) for more information.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

All-Stars

Congratulations to all of our all-star recipients, and to the rest of the team, who worked together to make this season a success for all of us. Click on the links below to visit the respective news sites.

Boston Globe All-Stars
Kimberly Schubert
Meagan Elliott
Paige Almeida
Jillian Wry

Sun Chronicle All-Stars
Kimberly Schubert
Meagan Elliott
Jillian Wry
Paige Almeida (HM)
Julie Aussubel (HM)
Kristen MacGray (HM)

Tri-Valley League All-Stars
Jillian Wry
Kimberly Schubert
Meagan Elliott
Jillian Wry
Paige Almeida
Julie Aussubel
Kristen MacGray
Kate Ledbetter (HM)
Bri Valeri (HM)
Emily Hastings (HM)
Audrey Maia (HM)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Norton Patch

Norton Patch is a brand new web site devoted to local news. Check out the articles on the girls soccer team, the boys soccer team, and the article regarding the banquet.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Monday

The boys are home on Monday, so let's practice at the middle school. We'll go from 3-5. I have a department meeting but I expect to be there by 3:30 at the latest. Captains- please grab the equipment from my truck and get it started with a good warm-up. I will make an announcement on the school intercom if anything changes.

Friday, October 22, 2010

State Tournament Qualification

Our win today secures a playoff spot. Great work- it is hard-earned and well-deserved. We still have a lot of work to do, but take a moment to think about the fact that we have reached one of our goals, and reflect on what it took to get here.

Click here to view the Massachusetts standings. Understand that there is often a delay in reporting, resulting in some distortions and inaccuracies. 

Click here for general tournament information and rules. 

Click here to view Divisional Alignments (we are South D-2).

Click here to revisit last year's brackets. 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Photography

Although it's one game we'd like to forget, click here to visit Bill Johnson's photography site for some amazing photos of our game against Westwood. I believe the photos are for sale, for those interested.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Field Clean Up



Thank you to everyone who showed up this morning to help out with the landscaping. We definitely had the most volunteers of any NHS team, which says a lot about our players' commitment to the team, school and town.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Schedule







Norton High School Girls Soccer 2010

Monday, August 30: Tryout 8-11; teams selected; Scrimmage (home; varsity and junior varsity) vs. Cardinal Spellman (4:00)

Tuesday, August 31: Practice 8-11; Scrimmage (away; 

varsity and junior varsity 

vs. Seekonk: 5:00)

Wednesday, September 1: Practice 10-2

Thursday, September 2: Practice 12-4

Monday, Labor Day: Final Practice or Captains' Practice

Tuesday, September 7: FIRST GAME vs. Dover Sherborn

Unless we hear otherwise, all practices will take place at Norton Middle School's Lower Fields. Please check back for any changes. Thank you for your patience.

Varsity Game Schedule
DAY
DATE
TIME
OPPONENT
HOME/AWAY


Friday
Monday
Tuesday
August 27
August 30
August 31
4:00
4:00
5:00
Attleboro
Cardinal-Spellman
Seekonk
Home: NMS
Home: NMS
Away: Cole St.





Tuesday
September 7
3:30
Dover-Sherborn
Home



Friday
September 10
5:00
Hopkinton
Away



Tuesday
September 14
3:30
Ashland
Home



Thursday
September 16
5:00
Millis
Away



Tuesday
September 21
3:30
Holliston
Home



Friday
September 24
3:30
Westwood
Away



Tuesday
September 28
6:45
Bellingham
Home*



Friday
October 1
3:30
Medway
Home



Monday
October 4
3:30
Medfield
Home



Wednesday
October 6
6:30
Dover-Sherborn
Away



Friday
October 8
3:30
Hopkinton
Home



Tuesday
October 12
3:30
Ashland
Away



Friday
October 15
6:45
Millis
Home



Tuesday
October 19
6:30
Holliston
Away



Friday
October 22
3:30
Westwood
Home



Tuesday
October 26
5:00
Bellingham
Away*



Friday
October 29
3:30
Medway
Away



Tuesday
November 2
6:45
Medfield
Away*










Junior Varsity Game Schedule
DAY
DATE
TIME
OPPONENT


Friday
Monday
Tuesday
August 27
August 30
August 31
4:00
4:00
5:00
Attleboro(H)
Cardinal-Spellman(H)
Seekonk(A)




Tuesday
September 2
3:30
Dover-Sherborn(H)


Friday
September 10
3:30
Hopkinton(A)


Tuesday
September 14
3:30
Ashland(H)


Thursday
September 16
3:30
Millis(A)


Tuesday
September 21
3:30
Holliston(H)


Friday
September 24
3:30
Westwood(A)


Tuesday
September 28
3:30
Bellingham(A*)


Friday
October 1
3:30
Medway(H)


Monday
October 4
3:30
Medfield(H)


Wednesday
October 6
5:00
Dover-Sherborn(A)


Friday
October 8
3:30
Hopkinton(H)


Tuesday
October 12
3:30
Ashland(A)


Friday
October 15
5:00
Millis(H)


Tuesday
October 19
5:00
Holliston(A)


Friday
October 22
3:30
Westwood(H)


Tuesday
October 26
3:30
Bellingham(H*)


Friday
October 29
3:30
Medway(A)


Tuesday
November 2
3:30
Medfield(H)