Fall 2017 tryouts, game schedules, free sports physicals

The 2017 fall season is almost here! Here’s what’s coming up:

 

FALL SPORTS REGISTRATION

Sign up to play soccer at North starting this week! Be on top of it and don’t let tryouts sneak up on you without being registered. While it’s possible to join late, you don’t want to miss anything.

In order to play any high school sport, student-athletes need to fill out and submit the high school athletic packet to the office, including an up-to-date sports physical. You may also pick up the needed forms in the school’s main office (503-399-3241).

 

TRYOUT PREPARATION / TEAM CAMP

We’re changing things up with our pre-tryout week this year! Instead of charging for a team camp, we will be having tryout preparation practice sessions – August 7-10, 5:00-7:00 PM at Barrick Field.

These sessions will entail building fitness and improving technical skills, but still retain parts of the team camp – namely fun and games! All players participating in the fall season should do their best to be at these sessions. This is a great opportunity to get in some important field time before the real deal arrives with tryouts. Don’t miss out!

 

TRYOUTS

Lady Vikings Soccer tryouts run Monday through Friday, August 14th through 18th. All sessions are at Barrick Field. Full schedule:

Monday, Aug 14: 5:00-7:00pm
Tuesday, Aug 15: 10:00-11:15am & 5:15-7:00pm
Wednesday, Aug 16: 5:00-7:00 PM
Thursday, Aug 17: 10:00-11:15am & 5:15-7:00pm
Friday, Aug 18: 5:00-7:00 PM

Attendance at all tryout sessions is mandatory for all players in order to be placed in a team and eligible to play in games. If a session must be missed, players may communicate with coaches to arrange make-up practices or workouts.

 

MORE FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS

Salem Health is offering FREE sports physicals with a wellness exam for student-athletes until August 10th. You can visit their page or see below for necessary info:

Be sure to mention on the phone that you are scheduling an annual wellness exam and a sports physical. All annual wellness visits are conducted by physicians and nurse practitioners. Appointments are required, while no walk-ins will be available. Parents must be present to give consent for examination/treatment. Students must provide their own physical examination forms.

Call 503-814-4400 and select option 1 to schedule an exam at one of the Salem or Keizer locations listed below:

  • Keizer
    550 Dietz Ave. NE
  • Salem
    966 12th St. SE, Suite 130
  • South Salem
    2925 River Rd. S.
  • West Salem
    1049 Edgewater St. NW

Call 503-838-0045 to schedule an exam at Central Health and Wellness Center in Independence (1601 Monmouth St., Suite 100).

 

FALL GAME SCHEDULES

The Varsity and JV fall season game schedules are out! They may be viewed at the Varsity and JV schedules pages, the calendar, and Greater Valley Conference website. As of now non-league away games do not have kickoff times so be sure to check for updates.

The future is bright for our soccer program – let’s have a great year and GO VIKS!

June 5 fundraiser at Las Palomas restaurant

We are having a fundraising event! Details:

WHAT: Lady Vikings Soccer event to raise funds for additional new equipment (uniforms, warm-ups, duffel bags, etc.) – all you have to do is show up and eat!
WHEN: Monday June 5, 2017 3:00-8:00 PM
WHERE: Las Palomas restaurant (1126 Lancaster Dr SE, near WinCo)

In order to participate in the fundraiser, PRINT OUT AND BRING THIS FLYER (4 included per page, cut along lines) with you to Las Palomas, and include it with your check to donate 20% of the bill to the soccer program. 100% of funds raised this way will go towards new player equipment. You may also pick up flyers from coach Erik or teammates.

Spread the word and let’s earn some money for more brand new gear! GO VIKS!

Offseason workouts and other important dates


Hello soccer lovers,

The sun is finally showing itself again and that means it’s time to get back out on the field! There is a lot coming up and dates and times can change so be sure to check in frequently.

OFFSEASON

Currently we have offseason workouts planned for the following dates and times (all sessions in NSHS stadium):

Saturday 4/15 – 12:00-1:30 PM
Friday 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26 – 7:00-8:30 PM
Saturday 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27 – 6:00-7:30 PM

There are full offseason practices on the following dates, with more to be added (all sessions in NSHS stadium):

6/2, 6/3, 6/10 – 6:00-7:30 PM

SUMMER LEAGUE

Summer league games begin June 12 so start getting signed up now! Attend a girls soccer event or get in touch with Coach Erik to pick up a sign-up form or you can download and print it. Sign-up forms are due by May 26.

FALL SEASON

The main season is still several months from starting up again but it’s never too early to get familiar with the dates and make sure you have an up-to-date physical to be eligible to play (they are good for two years). Tentative dates have been set for camp and tryouts:

TEAM CAMP – August 7-10
TRYOUTS – August 14-18

You can also check the calendar for dates and times of all events.

See you at the fields and GO VIKS!

Tryouts begin Monday 8/15

It’s hard to believe but tryouts are here already! We’re very excited to begin the fall season and see what the Lady Vikings Soccer program can do this year. Here are the details for this week:

Monday, Aug 15: 6:30-8:30 PM
Tuesday, Aug 16: 11:00 AM-12:15 PM & 6:30-8:15 PM
Wednesday, Aug 17: 6:30-8:30 PM
Thursday, Aug 18: 11:00 AM-12:15 PM & 6:30-8:15 PM
Friday, Aug 19: 6:30-8:30 PM

Players participating must wear a white t-shirt and have shinguards for any time they may be playing against others, and remember to drink lots of water before showing up!

We want to get started on time so please try to be there 30 minutes early so we can get everyone checked in.

Attendance to all tryout sessions is mandatory for all players in order to be placed in a team and eligible to play in games. If a session must be missed, players may communicate with coaches to agree upon make-up practices or workouts.

In order to play any high school sport, players need to fill out and submit the high school athletic packet to the office, including an up-to-date sports physical.

See you there–GO VIKS!

Future Viks year-end BBQ & HS program updates

Hello soccer lovers! A few updates as the school year winds down:

FUTURE VIKS BBQ

This Friday (6/3) from 6:00-8:30 PM we are holding a potluck BBQ to celebrate a successful year for the Houck and Parrish middle school girls soccer programs. The event is in the North HS stadium. Anyone who participated in any or all of the fall, winter, and spring seasons is welcome to attend. Family are also welcome and encouraged to join in. Don’t forget to bring at least enough food for your group!

Volunteers from the HS program are still needed.

Fun MS program facts:
– Since November 6 2015, Parrish girls have gone 12 games undefeated (W11 D1)
This spring the Houck 6th-grade and 7th/8th-grade teams each defeated Waldo by a score of 2-1

FULL OFFSEASON PRACTICES BEGIN

With the end of the school year we welcome the return of full practice sessions, with the first being this Saturday (6/4), 7:00-8:30 PM in the stadium. The planned schedule for the coming weeks and months is Monday/Wednesday/Friday 7:00-8:30 in stadium, plus Saturdays 12:00-1:30 PM in stadium. This may be subject to change so be sure to check the calendar frequently and watch for news updates.

SUMMER LEAGUE MEETING AND GAMES

This Friday (6/3) at 2:30 PM we are meeting in the gym classroom to collect registration forms and discuss the practice and game schedule. The first game is scheduled for Thursday June 16th so you must get those forms turned in!

Thank you to all players, parents, and coaches for a great school year and GO VIKS!

Offseason and Summer League

OFFSEASON

Are you interested in playing soccer outside of the regular fall season? Then you’re in luck! Currently we are having offseason workouts and open field sessions on Saturdays from 5:00-6:30 PM in the NSHS stadium. Current Lady Vikings Soccer players, incoming freshmen, and students not yet involved but interested in playing are all welcome to attend.

SUMMER LEAGUE

Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about summer league soccer! The league is run through OSU’s 4-H program and is a good way for players to gain high school playing experience in a low-pressure setting. If you’re interested in joining, please pick up a registration form from coach Erik or download it here. It’s best to turn in forms directly to coaches, but they may also be brought to the NSHS main office.

It’s a good idea to participate in offseason work as much as possible to improve your skills and fitness before the real deal comes in the fall.

See you at the fields and GO VIKS!

Congratulations to our all-league award winners

The following Lady Vikings Soccer varsity players have been recognized by the Greater Valley Conference coaches for their efforts this fall season (full all-GVC teams here):

SECOND TEAM ALL-LEAGUE:
Amy DuVall – #5 – Junior, Defender/Forward
Carrie Ochoa – #22 – Junior, Midfielder/Forward

HONORABLE MENTION:
Monce Barajas – #99 – Junior, Goalkeeper
Janel Urbina – #20 – Sophomore, Defender
Erika Vargas – #13 – Junior, Midfielder

Congratulations to these outstanding athletes for a job well done this season!

Awards Night and Potluck Dinner, Offseason training

As quickly as it arrived the 2015 fall season has passed by, but that doesn’t mean Lady Vikings Soccer is done until next August! Read on to see what’s coming up:

AWARDS NIGHT AND POTLUCK

On Thursday, November 12 from 6:00-8:00 PM we are holding an awards night and potluck dinner for the entire girls soccer program. Players are strongly encouraged to invite their families to join.

All players or families attending are expected to bring something to add to the potluck dinner–snacks or appetizers, dinner items, desserts, beverages, extra plates and napkins and so on, or any number of these. Please bring at least enough for you or your group so there is more than enough food for everyone in attendance. Sign up below:

AWARDS NIGHT POTLUCK SIGN UP SHEET

If your item is locked and you want to change what you’re bringing, please contact Erik directly to get it changed.

OFFSEASON TRAINING

As part of the ongoing commitment of the Lady Vikings Soccer players and coaching staff to build a better soccer program, we’ve not had our fill of soccer this fall and are starting the offseason early! Saturday, November 12 from 3:00-5:00 PM we are holding a practice session in the North Salem High School stadium.

See you there and GO VIKS!

Varsity battle to 1-1 draw at home against Woodburn

Following two tough losses away to Aloha and then South Eugene, the Lady Vikings varsity team bounced back with a hard-fought 1-1 draw and outstanding team effort against the Woodburn Bulldogs at the North Salem High School stadium (Littlejohn Field) last Thursday.

The first half began with both teams playing tentatively as neither wanted to give up an early goal. However, the Lady Viks found their footing and began pushing forward with their efforts resulting in a close-range goal from junior Carrie Ochoa, assisted by a cross from freshman Valentina Santos.

Woodburn struck back quickly as they worked the ball into the Viks’ eighteen yard box, and were awarded a penalty kick for a foul in the box away from the play. After tying the score the Bulldogs soon had their post hit by a snapshot header from freshman Melissa Salgado.

An altercation on the field near an assistant referee saw a player from each team red carded, putting both sides at 10 players for the rest of the match.

Woodburn then sprung on the counterattack after a saved North free kick which led to the Bulldogs breaking through the Vikings defense, only to be denied by a superb save from junior goalkeeper Monce Barajas as she rushed off her line.

In a lively second half each team threatened the other’s goal, with strong defending and goalkeeping from both keeping the score even. As the teams tired they gave up chances late, with the Lady Vikings looking more likely to score owing to a resilient defense anchored by junior captain Amy DuVall. The game would finish 1-1.

Video highlights coming soon!

VIKQUEEN (Woman of the match): Carrie Ochoa

Previous Vikqueens: Monce Barajas (@Aloha), Isabel Ramos (@South Eugene)