Jimtown is set to begin an historic fall season as we will field a soccer team for the first time in school history. Jimtown has hired a new coach for our inaugural soccer squad. Kalen Saddler is a young coach who played soccer, football and wrestling at South Bend Adams High School. He attended Holy Cross College at Notre Dame and played soccer for Holy Cross. Coach Saddler will be working at Jimtown as a classroom aide as well as the head soccer coach.
Girls Soccer will be start officially along with all the other fall sports on the first day of fall sports practices on Monday, July 30th. All girls that would like to try out for the Jimtown Soccer team will be required to have their IHSAA physical and other paperwork completed and in before they will be allowed to take part in practice on July 30th. If athletes have not completed the IHSAA packet with parent and doctor signatures yet, it can be downloaded by clicking this link and downloading the forms: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B0CSxVj2_Q7_WXdPZUI3a1N3UVU
In the meantime…girls that want to tryout for the soccer team are encouraged to begin training for the upcoming season. There will be a series of “open field” opportunities coming up after the 4th of July. Open Field is just what is sounds like. This will be a chance to meet with Coach Saddler, work on soccer skills and conditioning in preparation for the tryouts at the end of July/beginning of August. Any Jimtown girl in grades 9-12 (next year grades) is welcome and encouraged to come to the open field events. These open field opportunities are not required to make the team in August, but they certainly high encouraged and will help girls to work on their soccer skills. If you can come to some or all of the open fields, please do.
Jimtown Open-Field Soccer Conditioning will be 3 days per week. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30–6:45 pm. This will begin on the week after the 4th of July. The open-field will be held either at the field just adjacent to the main JHS parking lot or the outfield of the baseball field. This will be announced as the dates get closer.
July 9, 11, 12.
July 6, 18, 19
July 23, 25, 26
Monday, July 30th….first official day of tryouts