TRYOUTS WEEK– Tryouts for our competitive ES soccer teams has now ended and on Aug 15 registration opens for the ES/MS activities program.
Information, team rosters, festival dates & venues are posted at this link ES Rifa festival teams TEAMS ARE NOW FULL.
Practice schedules information is… HERE
General Overview- Tryouts for ES festival teams is always held at the start of the new school year in the first full week of school. Students need to attend all 3 sessions so that coaches can make an assessment of all players. Teams are based on ‘year born’ as stipulated by the RIFA League.
Festival dates 2018 are- Sept 1,8,22 and finals on Oct 6. ISM is hosting E and G divisions. BSM will host the C division festivals.
RAINY SEASON/EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS- During our ES soccer season from Aug-Oct we we are in the rainy season please be aware of the procedures for any weather related cancellation on festival days. Please check the link for information if you are unsure if an event will be held due to extreme weather…Extreme weather cancellation procedures
During after school training sessions training will continue if it is raining. We will cancel or suspend sessions for lightning or very heavy rain events or if the field becomes unsafe to play on.
From Aug- Oct, ISM enters age group teams in the Rizal Football League cumulative 7 a side festival competition under the age guidelines/rules set by the RIFA League. Once selected to a team it is expected that students will attend both training sessions each week and attend the Saturday festivals when held during the season.
Generally festivals start at 8am and 1pm. The C teams 9 a side for born 07-08 team festival are usually hosted at British School. Festivals are always busy and full of action. (Player roster size is max of 15 players for each team 7 a side and 20 players for the C team division) Please note students who make the ISM teams are expected to attend all training sessions and be available for all festivals during the season.
For SY 2018-19
- ES C4 team (Born ’07-08): Coach Eric- typically made up of Grade 4 students.
- ES E1 team (Born ’09-10): Coach Mike – typically Grade 2 &3 students
- ES E2 team (Born ’09-10): Coach Jamie-typically Grade 2 &3 students.
- ES E3 team (Born ’09-10): Coach Kern-typically Grade 2 &3 students.
- ES G1/G2/G3 teams (Born ’11-12): Coach Mike, Aaron and Christian -typically grade 1&2 students.
Our ES RIFA league soccer teams train twice per week with their coaches at the ES field from 2:15 to 3:10.
The first season practice schedule for 2018 begins from week of Aug 13, 2017 through mid Oct and will be posted on the schedules page of this blog, on notice boards around ES and at the ES field under the big tent at the start of the school year.
ISM does not provide busing to all away venues, if busing will be provided it will be indicated on the permission slip . If you require busing please indicate on your permission slip that will be issued prior to each festival. Most venues parents are responsible for drop-off/pick up of your child.
In the RIFA 7 aside cumulative competition match results in each of the festivals count toward a cumulative win/loss record and thus whether teams advance to the finals in October. The festivals are busy and full of action, please ensure your child has a towel, water bottle and sun screen with them on the day.
The ATAC game schedule pdf which is updated regularly by Triz Gonzalez (ATAC Athletics Coordinator) gives the most up to date information on where/when and who our Bearcat teams will be playing throughout the school year.
Access to the game schedule is via the ISM parent portal Use this link to access the parent portal, log in with your user name/password and look for the ATAC Game Schedule tab, don’t forget to refresh the pdf page each time it opens to get the most current schedule. ATAC Game Schedule Users Guide