Welcome to St. Louis Park High School Girls’ Soccer Program!

St. Louis Park High School is home to the Orioles and a competitive girls’ soccer program consisting of:
·        Varsity:  Top Team
·        JV:  Junior Varsity team
·        JV-B:  Junior Varsity-B team 
·        C Team:  Ninth grade team

Coaching Staff Contact Information:
Varsity Coach, Benjy Kent:  Phone 612-877-1369
Assistant Varsity Coach, Brad Brubaker:  Phone 612-747-3281
Junior Varsity Coach, Stephanie Auman:  Phone 952-240-1311
9th Grade Coach, Luis Ocampo:  612-598-1790
Athletic Training Room (ATR):
Athletic Traine Room at SLPHS - 
952-928-6197 New Trainer in 2017
Prior to the start of school, the first week is, 7:30 to 3:30 Monday through Thursday.  Friday the 19th will be 7:30 to 11:304:30 to 8:30.  Week two will be MWF 1 to 9, Tue/Thur 1 to 8.  
Once school starts, the regular ATR time, 
3:00 to 5:30.  

Whenever possible, please contact your team coach first if it's a team issue.  All other questions may be directed to Benjy Kent or Andy Ewald and the SLP Athletic Department, 612-928-6027.  Thank you.
We strive to provide an enriching soccer experience that promotes growth in skills, tactics, self-confidence and teamwork.
Information and Forms:
·        SLP High School Athletic Office: gopark.org
·        Booster Club Calendar of Events: 
Key Dates for 2016 Fall Season
August 14 - 18, 2017 Try-Outs will be held at the SLP Stadium and Louisana Oaks (LAO). Our first day we'll all meet at the Stadium from 7:00 - 10:00 AM.  On Tuesday, and the rest of the week, we'll start each day at LAO.  Some players will run up and back to the stadium throughout the first week, lucky them.  The times are as follows:
Monday 7:00 - 10:00 AM
Tuesday 3:00 to 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 - 10:00 AM
Thursday 3:00 - 6:00 PM**
Friday 7:00 - 10:00 AM 
Saturday there will be scrimmages for JV and Varsity at SLP vs Breck.  Starting August 21, teams will be training independently at LAO or the Stadium.
**Parent meeting to follow.
Season Practice and Games
2017 Season: August 21 – November 3, 
Practices prior to start of school: Varsity will be on the turf and in order to give both Football and Boys soccer time in the stadium, times will vary. We may  go in the morning, afternoon or early evening Monday-Saturday.  JV and C Squad will be more consistent and at LAO.
Once school starts practice times shift to after school M-F at LAO for JV and Frosh.
Varsity will continue to vary in order to be on the turf and to maximize training and rest.

Most Fridays, varsity will train from 6:45 - 8:00 AM to clear the afternoon.
When the varsity plays on grass, we may train  for a day or two on grass prior.  
Games: Two or three per week, days of week depend on team, see GoPark for scheduling info.
Post-Season Play
Section Team Practices and Games begin in October.  The time is TBD.

Parent/Player Meeting
TBD, Watch for emails and Facebook Posts, there is a spring meeting in May and a fall meeting during the first week (usually first Thursday of Try-Outs)
Pasta Parties
 These events are scheduled and provided by families for all players.
-Combined Boys & Girls
-Girls: All Teams
-Girls: All Teams
Senior Recognition Game
Towards the end of the season, usually the last home game, this event is organized by Junior parents and players.  Senior parents and players are invited to be recognized for their contributions to the program.  At halftime of the final home game there is a presentation along with a reception were players are recognized by teammates, which may or may not be on the same night.
Post Section Training and Tournament Play At the conclusion of the regular season and post season play, the program will continue to offer opportunities for those not in other sports.  We are allowed to train until the end of the State Tournament, October 31. 
Banquet: All Teams
TBD, Info and Date sent at start of season
Key Locations
Practice Sites
Varsity: SLPHS Stadium (turf)
JV: Louisiana Oaks
JV-B: Louisiana Oaks
C Team: Louisiana Oaks
Home Game Sites
Varsity: SLPHS Stadium (turf)
JV: Louisiana Oaks
JV-B: Louisiana Oaks
C Team: Louisiana Oaks
Metro West Conference:
·        St. Louis Park High School is a member for the 2013 fall season.
Metro West Conference Members *
St. Louis Park
Bloomington Jefferson
Benilde St. Margret's
Bloomington Kennedy
*Rosters and records for these schools are available on the MSHL Website: http://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/index.asp
Section Designation Information:
·        160 A and AA schools compete for the two Minnesota State High School League (MSHL) Tournament Soccer Championships.
·        In order to be one of the 8 teams to qualify for the MSHL State Tournament, a school must win its Section.
·        St. Louis Park is categorized as a 6AA school based on size and socioeconomic statistics.
Section 6AA Members **
St. Louis Park
Minneapolis Washburn
Minneapolis Southwest
Minneapolis South
Cretin Derham Hall
**Section and state tournament games are organized by the MSHSL. See their website for more information including dates and times http://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/index.asp