Pause on fall practices

Lady Vikings Soccer family,

ALL PRACTICES HAVE BEEN CANCELED FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS, AND INDEFINITELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The school district has placed a moratorium on athletics in timing with the governor’s newest order. Please watch for updates on schedule changes as they can come at any time.

GO VIKS!

Fall 2020 practices and workouts info

***UPDATED 11/11/20***

Hello Lady Vikings Soccer family,

ATHLETICS REGISTRATION for “Season 1” of the 2020-21 school year is open! This is an optional season for all sports able to practice, which includes soccer. Student-athletes may participate in multiple sports. We are still limited in what we can do in practices and workouts, but want to make the most of this opportunity to get back on the field and in the weightroom. Because this is an official Oregon School Activities Association season all participating student-athletes must register through FamilyID, have an up-to-date physical (good for two years), and be in good academic standing.

PRACTICE UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY 11/11: Field practice, 6:30-8:00pm on NSHS turf (enter from Olinger parking lot)
PRACTICE UPDATE FOR FRIDAY 11/13: Weightlifting, 6:00-7:00pm in NSHS weightroom (enter from D St. parking lot, far entrance on west side of building)

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we must all follow specific procedures and know some guideliens to ensure we can stay out on the field. For student-athletes, those include:

1. WEAR A FACE COVERING when entering and leaving the field, and during practice breaks
2. MAINTAIN 6ft SOCIAL DISTANCING AT ALL TIMES from when you arrive until you leave the field – that includes during all practice exercises!
3. ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR CURRENT HEALTH HONESTLY! Stay home if you feel sick, and LET A COACH KNOW if you start feeling symptoms of illness during practice

4. Water will not be provided; you must bring your own. Hand sanitizer is provided but recommended players have their own
5. LEAVE THE FIELD/FACILITY IMMEDIATELY after the session ends

For parent/guardians, and other spectators:
1. NOBODY BUT COACHES AND ATHLETES ARE ALLOWED IN THE FACILITY/ON THE FIELD!
2. MAINTAIN 6ft SOCIAL DISTANCING
when in the parking lot or around the facility
3. CONFIRM YOUR ATHLETE’S HEALTH before letting her participate
4. LEAVE THE FIELD/FACILITY IMMEDIATELY after the session ends

For sessions at North please show up a few minutes early so we can check everyone in while following these procedures as best as possible.

We – parent/guardians, athletes, and coaches – must follow all of these guidelines to ensure we can stay out on the field, and help protect our community’s health. Failure to do so could result in practices being shut down again. Please respect these requirements no matter your personal views.

Thank you for your understanding and let’s make the most of this opportunity to have practices and workouts again. GO VIKS!

Soccer Summer Info 2020

Hello Lady Vikings Soccer family,

I hope you are all doing well, staying healthy and safe! I’m reaching out because it’s time to get moving with North Soccer again and I need your help getting the kids involved in off-season activities.

As our earliest on-field return date is June 30, we have at least two more weeks where the most we can do is distance learning. With tryouts scheduled just two months from now it’s important for players to build skills and fitness. I’ve set up a Google Classroom for our program to help organize distance practices and learning.

GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODE: [CONTACT COACH ERIK OR A TEAMMATE FOR THE CODE]

While I’d like for players to join with their own emails (school district emails will not work, so use Gmail, Yahoo, icloud, etc.), parents/guardians are also welcome to join and see what we’re working on and ensure the kids have the info they need.

I’m hoping to have at least one distance practice session this week, and these may continue through the summer if we need them to keep the kids involved and active. Basically, the players join through Google Meet and participate in hour-long practice which consists of ball-skills work and fitness exercises. They should have a soccer ball, and an appropriate environment (enough space to practice skills and move around a little) and clothing/equipment for a soccer workout. Ideally they have a working camera (phone, computer) so they can be coached as they follow along.

If you have any questions about these practices, please let me know. I’ve had many with my club team and they’ve gone smoothly, with the players showing clear improvement in their ability, so I know for certain the sessions are valuable as long as the players participate regularly.

As we work through different skills, I’ll post updates in the classroom so they can review and work independently plus other info to help keep players moving and grow their knowledge of soccer. With enough participation we can also arrange group events.
Like with any off-season work, everything “assigned” through the classroom is optional. Joining the classroom does not imply any sort of commitment so I strongly encourage even those who are unsure to do so. Please feel free to share the classroom with any girls who are interested in playing soccer at North, as well as current teammates. Anyone else should check with me before joining.

Any way you can encourage your young soccer players to stay involved at this time is hugely appreciated. The rest of the summer is unlikely to go as most have in the past, so we need to work with what we can to learn and grow as a soccer program family together.

Again, if you have any questions at all please reach out. Thank you and I hope to see everyone out on the fields again soon!

And don’t forget – GO VIKS!

Winter practices start this week

Hello Lady Vikings Soccer family,

With a new semester comes new opportunities to play soccer! We’re back on the field this winter with the following training schedule (or view on the calendar):

2020 Winter Practice Schedule
Date Time
Thursday January 30 3:00-4:30pm
Monday February 3 3:00-4:30pm
Thursday February 6 3:00-4:30pm
Monday February 10 3:00-4:30pm
Thursday February 13 3:00-4:30pm
Monday February 17 3:00-4:30pm
Thursday February 20 3:00-4:30pm
Monday February 24 3:00-4:30pm
Thursday February 27 3:00-4:30pm

All incoming 2020 freshmen and current and interested Lady Vikings Soccer players are welcome and strongly encouraged to attend. Be sure to spread the word and invite your friends!

GO VIKS!

2019 Team Camp and Tryouts

Hello Lady Vikings Soccer family,

Fall Season kicks off this week with Team Camp, Monday August 12 through Thursday August 15 from 4:30-6:30pm at Barrick Field! There is no registration or fee required to participate – players may just show up in their soccer gear for fun games, team building exercises, skills improvement, and of course, soccer! Team Camp is not mandatory but all student-athletes interested in playing in the 2019 fall season should do their best to attend.

Then the season begins for real the following week with TRYOUTS, beginning Monday August 19 and running through Friday August 23 if needed. Be sure to sign up with an up-to-date physical (they are good for two years) before the first session and don’t forget that all sessions are mandatory from the 19th onward. We are hoping to have teams figured by the end of Wednesday’s session so join on time and attend every practice. Players who may need to miss sessions must communicate with coaches.

TRYOUT WEEK SCHEDULE
Monday 8/19: 4:30-6:30pm at Barrick Field
Tuesday 8/20 (DOUBLE DAY): 10:00-11:15am & 4:45-6:30pm at Barrick Field
Wednesday 8/21: 4:30-6:30pm at Barrick Field
Thursday 8/22 (DOUBLE DAY): 10:00-11:15am & 4:45-6:30pm at Barrick Field
Friday 8/23: 4:30-6:30pm at Barrick Field

Let’s have a great 2019 season – GO VIKS!

Summer practice schedule and events

Hello Lady Vikings Soccer family,

Happy end of the school year! While your classes in the building may be wrapping up, soccer continues through the summer – here’s the current practice schedule through July (or view on the calendar):

2019 Summer Practice Schedule
Date Time
Monday June 3 7:30-9:00pm
Wednesday June 5 7:30-9:00pm
Monday June 10 7:30-9:00pm
Wednesday June 12 7:30-9:00pm
Monday June 17 7:30-9:00pm
Wednesday June 19 7:30-9:00pm
Monday June 24 7:30-9:00pm
Wednesday June 26 7:30-9:00pm
Monday July 1 7:30-9:00pm
Wednesday July 3 7:30-9:00pm
Monday July 8 7:30-9:00pm
Wednesday July 10 7:30-9:00pm
Monday July 15 7:30-9:00pm
Wednesday July 17 7:30-9:00pm
Monday July 22 7:30-9:00pm
Wednesday July 24 7:30-9:00pm

All incoming freshmen and current and interested Lady Vikings Soccer are welcome and encouraged to attend. Out-of-season development is crucial to reaching our potential in official Fall Season competition, so do your best to get out there and play!

We are also looking at adding other soccer events on Fridays or in place of some practices, such as scrimmage or small-sided competition days with other schools, so check for updates regularly.

See you out on the field and GO VIKS!

Spring 2019 offseason practice schedule released



It’s time to get back out on the field with Lady Vikings Soccer! Practices start on April 15 and run through the end of May before we change to a summer schedule. For now ALL PRACTICES are 7:00-8:30pm in NSHS stadium on the turf field. Practice days currently scheduled are:

Mondays: 4/15, 4/22, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27
Wednesdays: 4/17, 4/24, 5/22, 5/29
Fridays: 5/3

All 2018 Lady Vikings Soccer players and any NSHS students or incoming 2019 freshmen/current 8th graders are welcome and encouraged to attend. Unless already invited, younger players in 7th grade and below should check in with Coach Erik before showing up, and anyone may reach out to ask questions.

See you out on the field – GO VIKS!

Congratulations to our 2018 all-league award winners

After a hard-fought season in a new league, Lady Vikings Soccer have four Varsity players receiving Mid-Willamette Conference all-league honors. Those players are:

SECOND TEAM ALL-LEAGUE:
Elizabeth Hernandez (So., Midfielder/Forward)

HONORABLE MENTION:
Valentina Santos (Sr., Midfielder)
Jacquelyn Alvarez
(Jr., Goalkeeper)

Vanessa Bravo (Fr., Defender)

In addition, four players received recognition for their excellent work in the classroom as Varsity student-athletes. Our all-league academic award winners are:
Valentina Santos (Sr.)
Jacquelyn Alvarez
(Jr.)

Daisy Montes (Jr.)
Esmeralda Botello (So.)

Congratulations to our outstanding student-athletes, and thank you to all Lady Vikings Soccer players, parents, and staff for a great season!

Until next year,
GO VIKS!

Practice moved inside for Wednesday 8/22/18

Because of poor air quality we are unable to practice outside today – instead we will be practicing in the main building. Players should meet at 5:00 in the hallway next to the small gyms, and bring soccer shoes appropriate for indoor play (or trainers/running/tennis shoes).