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General Information

  

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Soccer details are subject to change.

Please visit the Athletics website for up-to-date information

or contact the Athletics Department at meridian-athletics@mwschool.org

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About Meridian Soccer

For Spring 2019, Meridian Athletics will form two soccer teams: Middle School and Varsity. Both teams will be co-ed (open to both boys and girls), but they will compete in the Boy's divisions of our league, Texas Charter School Academic and Athletic League (TCSAAL). 

Registration for 2018-19 Soccer is now closed. Details about soccer practices, coaches and tryouts will be available before Soccer Tryouts, which will be the week of January 22nd. (Monday, January 21st is a school holiday.) Student athletes must be registered for Meridian Soccer and be physically eligible to participate in tryouts. Cuts are expected.

Parents are needed to serve at games in many roles: scoring, stats keeping, team photographer, assistant coach, etc. Participation on the soccer team includes an expectation that parents will commit to serving in these roles throughout the season.

Looking for Soccer Club?

Soccer Club is a student-led organization that is not affiliated with Meridian Athletics. It meets weekly and is a casual, non-competitive setting for discovering or enjoying soccer with other Meridian secondary students. To learn more about Soccer Club, please visit the 2018-19 Meridian Clubs list.

 

Meridian anticipates offering two competitive soccer teams, both will be co-ed teams playing in the boys' division.

Team/

Group

Grades Eligible

Min.

Players

Max. 

Players

Participation

Fees

First

Practice

Season End

Varsity

(co-ed competing in Boys' division)

9th –12th

14

20

$370

(due last day of tryouts - week of Jan. 21, 2019)

Week of Jan. 28, 2019

State,

April 5th and 6th

Middle School

(co-ed competing in Boys' division)

7th – 8th

16

20

$270

(due last day of tryouts - week of Jan. 21, 2019)

Week of Jan. 28, 2019

State,

April 5th and 6th

 

 

Important Dates
  • Tuesday, April 24 - Registration opens
  • Tuesday, May 8 – Registration closes. Please note there will be no late registration for currently enrolled students.
  • Saturday, May 19 - Free Physicals Event. Must register by April 24, 2018. Learn more here.
  • Tuesday, May 22 - Physical forms due. Email a PDF to Physicals@mwschool.org. Physicals must be valid until April 6, 2019.
  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - Last chance to submit valid physical form to be eligible for Soccer Tryouts.
  • January 21, 2019 - Holiday
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - Varsity Tryouts
  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - Middle School Tryouts (Old Settler's Field 3)
  • Thursday, January 24 - First Practices for both teams
  • Wednesday, February 6 - Sports photos for yearbook and keepsakes.
  • Week of February 11, 2019 - Games begin 
  • March 15-March 24, 2019 - Spring Break (no practices or games)
  • March 25 through March 30, 2019 - Regionals
  • April 5 and April 6, 2019 - State Tournament
 
How to Register - Now Closed
  • Registration was open April 24-May 8, 2018.
  • A Late Registration Exemption window was open May 22 - May 29, 2018.
  • Sport registration for newly enrolled Meridian students was open June 5 - August 3, 2018.
 
Practices, Game Schedules, & Tournaments
  • The soccer season is January through April
  • Soccer Practice Schedule
  • Soccer Game Schedule (Please check back 2/4/19) - For the first three seasons, we will be participating in league (TCSAAL) games and tournaments (Regionals and State) only.
    • Two games a week are expected starting the week of 2/11/19.
      • One game will be during the week, Monday-Thursday
      • The other game will be Friday or Saturday.
  • Parents are needed to serve at games in many roles: scoring, stats keeping, team photographer, assistant coach, etc. Participation on the soccer team includes an expectation that parents will commit to serving in these roles throughout the season.
 
Participation Fees 
  • Varsity - $370
  • Middle School - $270
Participation fees include a home and away dri-fit jersey for each student athlete which they can keep after the season ends. Soccer players cannot compete in games unless they are in the required uniform, which includes the Meridian-provided jersey. Lost or damaged jerseys must be replaced at the cost of $45 each.
 
How Do I Pay?
Please bring a check to tryouts. At the end of tryouts, each student athlete will know if they made a team and which team they made. The participation fee depends on the team level.  Participation fees must be paid the day of tryouts to secure your spot on the team. Only payments in cash and check made out to Meridian School can be accepted for Soccer.
 
Meridian School wants all students to have the opportunity to participate. Financial assistance and/or payment plans are available for those who need it. Please contact financialaid@mwschool.org to request a payment plan or a sport's participation fee reduction.
 
About Soccer Competitions
Meridian's regular soccer season consists of eight league (TCSAAL) games. For our first three years of Meridian Soccer, no non-league games or tournaments will be added to the schedule.
 
Tryout Information
Please see Tryouts.
 
Uniform & Equipment Needs
Meridian will provide one dri-fit home game jersey and one dri-fit away game jersey. Replacements for damaged or lost jerseys must be purchased for $45 each, and student athletes cannot compete unless they are wearing the approved uniform.
The following uniform and equipment components must be provided by the student athlete:
  • Black athletic/soccer shorts
  • Socks (color and length to be approved by the coach)
  • Cleats
  • Shin guards
  • Soccer Ball (size 5) - labeled with athlete's name
 
 

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Soccer details are subject to change.

Please visit the Athletics website for up-to-date information

or contact the Athletics Department at meridian-athletics@mwschool.org

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Introducing Meridian's 2019 Soccer Teams!
 
See the Middle School and Varsity rosters here.