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 2020, Meridian Athletics will form one soccer team: Middle School. (Minimum numbers to form Varsity were not met in registration.) The team will be co-ed (open to both boys and girls), but they will compete in the Boy's division of our league, Texas Charter School Academic and Athletic League (TCSAAL). 

Registration for 2020 Soccer will be open November 12 - December 10, 2019. No late registration will be available for students enrolled in Meridian during the registration window. No late registration will be available to students newly enrolled at Meridian after Tryouts unless there were no cuts and all spots on the team have not been filled.

Student athletes must be registered for Meridian Soccer and be physically and financially eligible to participate in tryouts. Cuts are possible.

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 2019-20 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 (Minimum not met in registration)

20

$360

Tues., Jan. 21, 2020

State,

April 4th

Middle School

(co-ed competing in Boys' division)

7th – 8th

16

20

$260

Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

State,

April 4th

*Participation fees are due at the Mandatory Parent & Athlete Meeting, which will be within a couple of days of tryouts.

^ 8th grade students could be considered for the Varsity team.

 

Important Dates
  • Tuesday, November 12 – Registration opens
  • Tuesday, December 10 –
    • Registration closes. Please note there will be no late registration for currently enrolled students.
    • Physical forms due. Email a PDF to Physicals@mwschool.org. Physicals must be valid until April 4, 2020.
  • Wednesday, January 15 -
    • Tryouts (See Tryouts)
    • Mandatory Parent & Athlete Meeting at Soccer field at the conclusion of Tryouts
    • Participation fees due ($260) in the form of check made out to Meridian or cash in exact amount.
  • January 20, 2020 - Holiday
  • January 21 (Tuesday) - First Middle School practice
  • Week of February 3, 2020 - Games begin
  • Wednesday, February 5 - Soccer Team and Individual Athlete Photos-
    • Mays Lobby
    • 2:30-3:00pm - MS photos
    • Practice moved to 3:00-4:30pm in the Mays Gym.
  • February 17 - School holiday
  • March 14 - 22, 2020 - Spring Break (no practices or games)
  • April 4, 2020 - State Tournament
 
How to Register - Now Closed.
  • November 12 - December 10. No late registration will be available for students enrolled in Meridian during the registration window. No late registration will be available to students newly enrolled at Meridian after Tryouts unless there were no cuts and all spots on the team have not been filled.
  • Check your registration status here.
 
Practices, Game Schedules, & Tournaments
  • The soccer season is January through April
  • Soccer Practice Schedule
  • Soccer Game Schedule (Please check back 2/3/20) - For the first three seasons, we will be participating in league (TCSAAL) games and tournaments (Regionals and State) only, if earned.
    • Two games a week are expected starting the week of 2/10/20.
      • 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
  • Middle School - $260
 
How Do I Pay?

Please bring a check payable to Meridian School to the Mandatory Parent/Athlete Soccer Program Meeting. Payment is due at the conclusion of this meeting to secure your spot on your team.

 

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 for questions about payment plans and/or financial assistance.
 
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 home game jersey and one away game jersey. Both will be loaned to the students for the sport's season. 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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