Wildcats News · Soccer Pre-season plan and TRYOUT information

East Soccer Parents and Players,

I hope you are all having a great summer and enjoying watching this amazing World Cup!  I am sending out an email because of some confusion with the dates for the start of the season on the school’s website.

Here are the official dates for Pre-season, Tryouts and the beginning of the regular season:


Pre-Season Workouts (Optional):

Monday July 16 – Friday July 20                  No workouts due to a “Dead Period”      .

Monday July 23 –              6pm-7pm            Fitness – Meet in Weight Room at 6pm, bring running shoes.

Wednesday July 25 –       6pm-7:30pm      Pick-up soccer – Meet at practice fields at 6pm.

UNC Team Camp (Optional):

Saturday July 28 – Monday July 30

East Chapel Hill has once again been selected to attend UNC Team Camp during the summer.  The camp has worked great the past two years because it provides our players an opportunity to train and compete together as a team, before the season even starts. There is an option to stay overnight for the camp in the dorms at Granville Towers, but most players usually choose to commute, as the training sessions are in Chapel Hill. The camp is open to any potential East Soccer player…this includes rising freshmen!

Here is a link to all of the information for the UNC Team Camp:


To register for UNC Team Camp:


Click on Register, create an account, choose East Chapel Hill and follow directions for registration.

Medical Forms (To Be Completed Before Tryouts):

Each player is required to be registered online before they can participate in Tryouts. I have attached a document, “Parent Instructions for Player Registration” to this email.  Follow the guidelines on this document to register a player for Tryouts.

FREE SPORT PHYSICALS/MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS – See attachment, “Free Sport Physicals July 2018”



Wednesday August 1 – Friday August 3

2 sessions each day:       8am-10am (Meet at Stadium, pick up at Practice Fields)

                                           6pm-8pm   (Meet at Practice Fields, pick up at Practice Fields)

Each player should bring soccer cleats, running shoes, shin-guards to each tryout session. Water will be provided at each session.

Practice Schedule and other Important Dates for the Beginning of the Regular Season:

Monday               August 6                              Practice 6pm-8pm

Tuesday               August 7                              Practice 6pm-8pm

Wednesday        August 8                              Practice 6pm-8pm

Thursday             August 9                              Practice 6pm-8pm

Friday                    August 10                           Heritage Jamboree Scrimmages* /  JV  Off

*(Varsity Only) Heritage HS – Wake Forest, NC, Bus leaves at 3pm from East Stadium

5pm vs NRCA – Field 4,  5:50pm vs Heritage – Field 4,  8pm vs Clayton – Stadium Field

Monday               August 13                            Practice 6pm-7pm

Tuesday               August 14                            Practice 6pm-8pm

Wednesday        August 15                            HOME GAME vs Jordan High School 4:45pm/6:30pm

Thursday             August 16                            Practice 6pm-8pm

Friday                    August 17                            Varsity Practice 6pm-7:30pm, JV TBD

**Practice times may change to 8am-10am slot for JV or Varsity.  If this happens, sufficient notice will be given to players/parents.

For a full game schedule, please refer to www.eastwildcats.com or www.maxpreps.com

Once the schedule is finalized and approved, it will be posted on these websites.

 If anyone has any questions or concerns, please contact Coach Collins (austintcollins@gmail.com)

If you know any new, uprising freshmen families that need this info please forward on to them.

Thank you and enjoy the rest of your summer!

Austin Collins

East Chapel Hill High School

Men’s Soccer Head Coach