Welcome to the Capital High School Boys Bruins soccer program. Below you will find information about the program that will help you and your player to be ready for the 2023 Bruin soccer season. As a staff, we are very excited and look forward to working with you and your son.
Stefan Wall firstname.lastname@example.org (406) 459-1938
Adam Clinch email@example.com (406) 324-2547
Cameron Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org (406) 324-2593
Matthew Heinze email@example.com (406) 422-8195
June 1 -July 31 Summer Training – all training takes place at NW Park adjacent to CHS
This is not mandatory program, however, it is highly recommended, and it is a great time to get to know your teammates, coaches and stay in soccer shape. Our expectation is that every player come into tryouts in August in top shape. Players that don’t come in shape have more injuries and that means the coaches don’t get to see them at their best. Plus, it’s fun to play soccer which mostly what we do during our summer training program and gives the coaching staff a longer look at your skill set and training needs than the 2 day fall tryout can.
For each training session please bring: Soccer specific shoes (or cleats, which we call “boots”), running shoes, shin guards, socks long enough to cover your shin guards, water and a white shirt.
You don’t need a ball.
Mon & Wed 7am-9:00am Typically conditioning/Individual Ball Work/small sided.
Tue & Thur 5pm-7:00pm Typically finishing/large field play
NEW THIS YEAR – BRUIN TEAM STORE OPENS IN JUNE!
June 15th – Bruin Soccer team store opens. Lots of cool new swag and logo’d gear for players and fans alike!
June 25th – Bruin Team team store closes. Gear will arrive before the start of the season this year!!!
August 1st Players only training sessions. MHSA rules provide that between August 1 and August 10 no coaches can participate in training sessions.
August 11th Official First Day of Fall Soccer Program.
Tryouts start at 8:00 am at NW Park. You must have a physical by this date.
8:00-9:00 Hand in required forms. No forms, no tryout. Forms can be found on the Athletic page at https://chs.helenaschools.org
9:00 – 12:00 Tryouts and evaluation of players. Bring soccer shoes, shin guards, white t shirt and a water bottle. You do not need a ball.
August 12th 9:00 – 11:00 Try outs continue.
1:00-2:00 Goalkeeper tryouts.
2:00-3:30 Tryouts continue.
It is important to note that your son will need 10 practice days before he can play in a regular season game.. Please make sure you take this into consideration when making plans after August 12th.
TBD August Concussion baseline testing at Capital High School
Concussion baseline testing is a pre-test of cognition. Montana recognizes the issues with concussions, and no player is immune to them. The baseline testing documents a baseline that healthcare professionals will use when diagnosing, treatment and resolving concussions. All players must get the testing done – it is free and conducted at the high school. See the section on concussions below for more information about baseline testing.
August 15th Last Day of Tryouts and Team Selection
Morning 7:00-9:00am Tryouts conclude
9:00-10:00 Team selections announced.
Afternoon 6:00-8:00 Full scrimmage
August 16th: Fall preseason camp begins
5:00- 7:00 pm
August 18th Team Pot Luck. Families Invited!
7:00 pm Large Pavilion, Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds
August 19th Mandatory Parent Meeting (At least one parent must attend)
10:00 am Capital High School Auditorium
August 19th Capital High School Fall Sports Kick-Off BBQ
11:00 am Capital High School. Free food! Activity fees can be paid. Bruin gear for sale.
August 21st Preseason Camp Continues
Mornings M-F 7:00-9:00 am
Evenings M-F 5:00-7:00 pm
Depending on progress we may move to one training session per day
August 26th: First Day of Competition
August 30 First Day of School for Freshman
August 31 First Day of School Upper Classmen
Our fall match schedule comes to coaching staff by mid-June. We will release to team/parents as soon as we have confirmed dates.
The primary communications tool we use is the Remind app system to communicate with players and parents about scheduling, practice, games or other team related issues. This is the primary way to find out about what is happening week to week. To sign up for the Remind system go online and download the app to receive messages via text, text @680a7 to 81010. We may also use the Hudl video review app during the season to communicate directly with players, as well as phone calls and text messages to individuals.
You can also check us our on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CHSBruinSoccer/, our website, https://capitalbruinsoccer.weebly.com/ and Twitter, @CapitalHighFC for a peek into the broader world of soccer from a Bruin perspective.
In Season Practice Information:
Practice will be every weekday from 4:00-6:00 during the season when we don’t have games for all players. It is important that you attend every training session because we use a system of play that is taught in increments and not all at once. Missing practice may mean that you miss something vital and could impact your success and correspondingly that of the team. If you have to miss practice coaches need call, text or email to let us know.
Remember you need 10 practice DAYS before you can play in your first game. There are only 12 practice days before the first games, so don’t miss any sessions.
Come to practice ready to learn and work hard.
Show up on time and be ready to start practice on time, we will endeavor to start and end on time.
Have respect for all others at practice, we are a team.
What you can expect from the coaching staff:
We will always come prepared.
We will treat all players with respect.
We will demand excellence.
We will start and finish practice on time.
Preseason Player Selections and Roster Assignment:
1st Two Days of Preseason Camp — During the two days we will evaluate players to determine which players if any will be cut.
2nd Week of Preseason Camp – By not later than the end of the 2nd week players will be assigned to a roster. There are typically, depending upon numbers, two rosters at CHS: Varsity & Jr. Varsity. However, players are often expected to play on more than one roster. For example, one year, a freshman was rostered on the JV at the end of preseason camp, started the first Frosh/more game and ultimately started and/or played in the last 5 Varsity matches. All players can expect that there will be movement during the season between rosters. Making the varsity training squad does not mean your son will play in some or all varsity matches; making the JV training squad does not mean your son will not play in some varsity matches.
Evaluation Process: Players will be evaluated on four components. Evaluations begin in Preseason Camp and continue until the final match of the season:
Technical (passing, shooting, dribbling, etc.),
Tactical (overall strategy, understanding of the game and movement off the ball),
Physical (speed, endurance, quickness, and strength),
Psychological (effort, mental toughness and coach-ability).
With the new concussion legislation in effect we are required to sit players out if we suspect they have a concussion or they are showing signs of a concussion. They cannot return to play until they have been examined and cleared by a licensed professional and gone through the 5 step return to play program if diagnosed with a concussion. Baseline or impact testing is a pre-season exam conducted by a trained health care professional. Baseline tests are used to assess an athlete’s balance and brain function (including learning and memory skills, ability to pay attention or concentrate, and how quickly he or she thinks and solve problems). This test allows us to see how quickly they are progressing after a concussion and can result in getting them back on the field sooner. All players will be tested to establish a baseline.
Players must provide their own attire, including soccer specific cleats (called “boots”), shin guards and water bottle through the summer and preseason camp. During the summer and until you have your training kit, WEAR A WHITE T-SHIRT TO TRAINING. WEAR A WHITE SHIRT FOR SUMMER SESSIONS. CHS provides balls, goals, pinnies, and water.
Once the season begins, players on the team will be issued a training kit (uniform) and their match kits, warm up jackets and pants, parkas and a bag to keep their kits in for the season. Please take care of the entire kit as they must be handed in at the end of the season. Players will be fined for any missing or damaged pieces of either kit. Wear the Bruin jersey ONLY for matches. New players will be required to buy a polo shirt for travel once the season begin, and Bruin wear will be available for sale from both the booster club and our team this fall.
In Season Travel Policy:
If you are riding home with your parents, please let us know prior to leaving with them for away matches.
We have a match day dress code – typically it is khaki pants and our team polo, which must be purchased before the season starts. It costs $35 and can be used all four years. We may have other dress code requirements but those items are provided by the school (training top, zip up jacket, etc).
Remember you represent Capital High School so act appropriately at all times.
Busses will be inspected after we return home and players will be responsible for making sure the entire bus is cleaner than we found it before anyone leaves the school. We will get home late some nights. Parents, if you need to pick up your child please have your child call or text you once we are close so you can be at CHS to pick them up when the bus arrives. We typically give updates on ETA on Remind as cell service permits.
The policy of the Board of Trustees of the Helena Public Schools is to provide students with a school environment free from harassment, intimidation and bullying. The Helena Public Schools will not tolerate harassment, intimidation or bullying in any form at school, school-related events (including off campus events), school sponsored activities, school buses or any event related to school business.
Inciting, aiding, encouraging, coercing or directing others to commit acts of harassment, intimidation or bullying is prohibited under this policy.
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use/Possession:
Parents and players will be required to read and sign the 6.2 Extra / Co-Curricular Activities Procedure Regarding Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use/Possession & General Code of Conduct form before the season. Disciplinary procedures are clearly stated in the Helena School District policy and enforced by the district.
Parent Leadership Group:
Marlana Reichert (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tami Jost email@example.com (co-Junior parent rep)
Cara Murray: firstname.lastname@example.org (co-Junior parent rep)
Kim Koch: email@example.com (co-Sophomore parent rep)
Maddie Andersen firstname.lastname@example.org (co-Sophomore parent rep)
Freshman parent rep TBD
|Capital High School|
|Date||Team||H/A||Var Boys||JV Boys|
|Aug. 26||Big Sky||Home||11:00 AM||1:00 PM|
|Aug. 31||Butte||Away||5:30 PM||1:00 PM||Varsity East Jr High JV Bullock Fields|
|Sept. 8||Glacier||Home||3:00 PM||5:00 PM|
|Sept. 9||Flathead||Home||9:00 AM||11:00 AM|
|Sept. 14||Hellgate||Away||3:00 PM||5:00 PM|
|Sept. 16||Sentinel||Home||1:00 PM||11:00 AM|
|Sept. 18||Helena High||Away||4:00 PM|
|Sept. 19||Helena High||Away||3:00 PM|
|Sept. 21||Sentinel||Away||3:30 PM||5:30 PM|
|Sept. 26||Big Sky||Away||5:00 PM||3:00 PM|
|Sept. 28||Butte||Home||3:00 PM||5:00 PM|
|Oct. 6||Flathead||Away||5:00 PM||3:00 PM|
|Oct. 7||Glacier||Away||11:00 AM||9:00 AM|
|Oct. 9||Helena High||Home||4:00 PM|
|Oct. 10||Helena High||Home||5:00 PM|
|Oct. 12||Hellgate||Home||5:00 PM||3:00 PM|