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CONARD HIGH SCHOOL

110 Beechwood Road
West Hartford, CT 06107
Phone: 860-231-5000
Fax: 860-521-6699

Julio Duarte, Principal 

Soccer (Boys)


Adam Linker - Varsity Head Coach
(860) 231-5025
adam_linker@whps.org

Steve Bassi - Junior Varsity Coach
steve_bassi@whps.org

Alan Patterson - Freshmen Coach

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

 

8/24/16- (5:00-6:00) INFORMATIONAL MEETING AND LIGHT JOG

            *wear appropriate running gear.  Players must be fully registered to run.

8/25/16---PRESEASON STARTS

            7:30 meet on stadium bleachers

            7:45-8:30 track

            8:45-10:45 field session grades 9-12

            3:00-6:00 field session grades 10-12 and invited 9th only

We will meet on the stadium bleachers first (all players are expected.  Players will need soccer gear, shin guards, and running shoes.  PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE WELL HYDRATED! DRINK LOTS OF WATER BEFORE YOU COME!

8/26/16- TIME CHANGE - due to conflict tryouts will be held from 3 to 6

8/27/16- same as 8/25

MORE DATES AND TIMES TO COME

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Fall Registration 2016 - will begin on July 1, 2016.

Athletic Registration is now online - whathletics.org 

Registration deadline August 19th

Athletic Physicals offered at Conard High School August 24th @ 8:00 a.m.

Summer 2016 Letter

 

Dear Parents/Players,

 

I look forward to my thirteenth year as the Varsity Soccer Coach at Conard High School and I hope to build off several very special seasons in a row.  Last year we had yet another very successful season advancing to the second round of the State Tournament.  The past four seasons overall have been the best seasons on record since the early 1970’s.  We are very proud of our past teams and hope for another special season this year.

This year’s coaching staff will remain the same.  Coach Bassi will continue to work with the Junior Varsity players and Coach Patterson will be with the Freshmen team.  Coach Yepes will continue to work with the Varsity program as he has the past few years.  Patrick Gosselin will be returning to the program for his third season and he will help with all teams as needed.  Patrick was a two-time captain while at Conard and the only player in program history to be named to the CCC West All-Conference Team four straight years!  We are excited to have him on staff.

 The official start of Preseason is Thursday, August 25th.  We will meet the day before, Wednesday, August 24th @  5:00, to go over all important information AND DO A LIGHT RUN (So, please dress appropriately and bring jogging sneakers).  PLAYERS MUST BE FULLY REGISTERED IN ORDER TO DO THE LIGHT RUN.  The practice schedule for preseason will be discussed in greater detail on the 24th and posted on the school’s website.  Coming to preseason in shape and ready to go is extremely important.  Over the years I have done my best to keep as many players as possible.   I honestly want to give everyone the opportunity to be part of our program, but over the past several years I have had to cut players.  We are averaging roughly 100 players at tryout per year.  While I am excited about the amount of interested in our program, I am not excited when I have to let players know they did not make the team.  Many of the players cut were because they arrived to preseason well out of shape or late.  The rest were because they simply didn’t have the same level of abilities or experiences.  Obviously, there is a lot of running and skill involved in soccer.  I am expecting players to do their best preparing over the summer for the season (A summer training program is posted).  Players who come to preseason out of shape and not prepared run the risk of being cut.  With our growing numbers, I can’t keep everyone.  Players who are at the entire preseason tryout will get more consideration for the team than those who miss days.  Incoming ninth graders will be expected to be in shape (Goal of a mile under 7 minutes), but they will not do the upper classmen running unless they want to tryout for varsity.  Ninth grade players who are interested in trying out for Varsity/JV should email me in advance to make sure I am aware of their intentions.

Please make sure all of your paperwork is completed on-time.  The registration/medical information is mandatory by the school and the state.  Players can NOT participate without these being completed prior to preseason (see information below).  Players need to be cleared medically EACH YEAR in order to participate.  Do NOT leave this for the last minute!  Each year I send players home who are not on my list as being registered or cleared medically.  If they do not appear on my list, there is nothing I can do. 

 

I have an open door policy and I welcome anyone to contact me if you have any questions.  I check my email regularly.  If anyone needs to contact me, please email me at the email below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

 

Adam_Linker@whps.org

 

I hope everyone has a wonderful summer and I look forward to our upcoming season.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Adam Linker

School Counselor

Boy’s Varsity Soccer Head Coach

 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

 

8/24/16- (5:00-6:00) INFORMATIONAL MEETING AND LIGHT JOG

            *wear appropriate running gear.  Players must be fully registered to run.

8/25/16---PRESEASON STARTS

            7:30 meet on stadium bleachers

            7:45-8:30 track

            8:45-10:45 field session grades 9-12

            3:00-6:00 field session grades 10-12 and invited 9th only

We will meet on the stadium bleachers first (all players are expected.  Players will need soccer gear, shin guards, and running shoesPLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE WELL HYDRATED! DRINK LOTS OF WATER BEFORE YOU COME!

8/26/16- a.m. session only

8/27/16- same as 8/25

MORE DATES AND TIMES TO COME

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Fall Registration 2016 - will begin on July 1, 2016.

Athletic Registration is now online - whathletics.org 

Registration deadline August 19th

Athletic Physicals offered at Conard High School August 24th @ 8:00 a.m.


 

 

 

 


 

Summer 2015 Training Information

Summer 2016 Training Information

 

Soccer Fitness Test and Summer Training Schedule

 

 

VARSITY PLAYERS WILL BE EXPECTED TO PASS THE FOLLOWING PRESEASON FITNESS TEST.

 

“CONARD GAUNTLET”

 

1 Mile (range 5:45-6:00)

(1 minute off)

½ mile (range 3:00-3:15)

(1 minute off)

¼ mile (range 1:30-1:40)

(1 minute off)

1/8 mile (range :45 -:50)

(1 minute off)

1/8 mile (range :45 -:50)

DONE!

 

Summer training ( 3 day cycles )---for June

DAY 1

  • timed running- 20 minutes at a comfortably hard pace.  Goal is to increase your distance over the summer weeks.
  • Weight training-  chest, biceps, triceps, back, shoulders, and legs.  Low weight with higher rep counts.  Goal--Strength and tone, not bulk.
  • Soccer training- 30 minutes with a soccer ball

 

DAY 2
  • LIGHT 3 mile run
  • Abs and ball work

 

DAY 3 (ANAEROBIC TRAINING)

  • 6X400 ( ¼ MILE) EACH UNDER 1:40 ( minute off in between)
  • 4X200 ( 1/8 MILE) EACH UNDER :55 ( minute off in between)
  • LIGHT mile/1.5 mile jog
  • Abs and ball work

 

DAY 4—OFF    

                                                                                                                                   

(0VER)                                  

 

For July

Day 1 training-increase running time to  2x12 minutes ( 3 to 4 minute stretch in between)

Day 2 training- SAME

Day 3 training-lower 1/4 mile times to 1:35 and 1/8 mile to :50

 

For August

Day 1 training- increase running time to 2x15 minutes ( 3 to 4 minute stretch in between)

Day 2 training- SAME

Day 3 training- lower ¼ mile to 1:30 and 1/8 mile to :45

 

***I WILL BE EXPECTING TIMES EMAILED TO ME AT HOME.  I WANT UPDATES!  LACK OF TRAINING AND PREPARATION HURTS THE TEAM***

 

adam_linker@whps.org

 

Goals for next year:

TEAM

  1. come together as one unit
  2. structured training and dedicated practice
  3. play second by second minute by minute for the entire game
  4. play with passion and desire every game and not just Hall
  5. respect
  6. WINNING RECORD
  7. make the tournament

INDIVIDUAL

  1. 1.      grades
  2. 2.      fitness
  3. 3.      Get ready to play
  4. 4.      focus
  5. 5.      mentality!
  6. 6.      citizenship

Model Citizen:

            Every player will represent the team with the following in mind:

THEY REPRESENT:

  1. West Hartford
  2. Conard High School
  3. Mr. Moore
  4. Mr. Siegal
  5. Me
  6. themselves

 

* Appropriate steps will be taken when/if players fall out of line. 

 

 

 

 


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West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

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