- MS Boys/Girls Rifa Festival teams, dates and venues are posted to this link . MS Rifa festival teams
Tryouts and then season training for all MS festival teams will begins from Aug 9-11 2017, thru mid October so please check practice schedule for the session days. Schedules are posted here http://atac.ism-online.org/schedules/tryouts/ and are on MS notice board at school.
RAINY SEASON/EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS- As we are in the rainy season please be aware of the procedures for any weather related cancellation. Please check the link for information if you are unsure if an event will be held due to extreme weather…Extreme weather cancellation procedures
Parents please note*- Our goal is to get as many MS soccer players involved in teams and avoid having to ‘cut’ children after tryouts. Some considerations taken into account in team selection are; the number of teams we are allowed to enter into the league, the number of players allowed on each team(roster size) and team balance such that all teams will have an opportunity to do well and enjoy the festival competition. Parents/children need to be aware of the opportunity to develop leadership skills and make new friendships by playing in an ISM festivals team with children they may not normally play with.
ISM enters teams to experience all that a competitive environment offers (winning, losing, team camaraderie, playing with sportsmanship etc). Coaches will endeavor to share playing time among the squad of team members on festival days but there is no guarantee that all players will get the same amount of playing time. If your child has not experienced a competitive environment previously and you are unsure about their readiness it may be best to sign up for the MS AFAC recreational program or look to a club team outside of school to build skills and confidence without any competitive pressure as a first step.
MS RIFA Festival Soccer General Information- (Parents/students please ready carefully) 9 AND 7 aside RIFA Festivals Teams- Grade 5/6 boys (9 a side) and MS Girls (7 a side): Our MS soccer teams play in the RIFA (Rizal Football Association) League and ISM enters the teams under the age guidelines set by the RIFA League during the season from August to mid October.
For SY 2017- MS boys from Grade 5/6 born 06-07 are able to tryout for team selection in the first full week of school. Please note students who make the ISM teams are expected to attend all training sessions and be available for all festivals during the season.
*Note ISM does not provide busing to away venues like CSA or BSM. Parents are responsible for drop-off/pick up festival days.
See below for dates/information…..2017 MS Boys Midgets C Team-9 a side teams, -C1 Coach tbc and C2 Coach Eric and Chris (Born ’06-07): Typically our younger MS Gr 5-6 boys make up the rosters for this team. (Player roster is 18 players able to play in any match) Rolling subs are allowed for festival day play.
Boys (9 a side) RIFA Festivals Dates/Venues for 2017 are still tbc but likely to be as follows- Sat Sept 2,16,23 and finals day is Oct 7, 2017 for teams that qualify. All C team boys festivals are held at British School and generally start at 8am (arrive by 7:30am)
MS Girls Soccer Teams: MS girls from grade 5-8 (born 04-06) are able to play in the RIFA Cumulative 7 a side festivals. See below for dates/information. (Player roster is 15 girls with 15 players able to play in any match) Coaches are Coach Kleng, Simbana and Manning
*Note Grade 8 girls born ’03 must play up with HS JV team as you are too old to play in the MS 7 aside League. Festival Dates for 2017 will be posted at the start of the new SY – Note dates may change at short notice.
Festival dates and information will be posted on the MS notice board and ATAC blog.
Girls (7 a side) RIFA Festival Dates/Venues for 2017 are as follows-Sept 2, 16 and finals day on Oct 7 all to be played at ISM
All festivals start at 1pm (arrive by 12:40pm)
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. Ground conditions at some of the local schools on the grass fields can be quite wet and muddy..the kids love it but parents be warned… bring some old shoes with you if it rains hard in the lead up to one of the festival dates!
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 not via power school as in the past. 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