Varsity took 4th place.
September 09, 2017
Huron High School Boys Soccer
“PLEDGE, PARTNER, SPONSOR”:
Your Support Has Lasting Impact
The Benefits of Being A High School Athlete
There are many benefits to being involved in athletics in high school. The personal traits one develops as a high school athlete are: teamwork, perseverance, responsibility, physical endurance, commitment, time management, and personal and emotional health. Teammates rely upon and support one another to reach a common goal. Another benefit of being a student athlete is that one is forced to maximize his/her use of time. Time management skills are put to the test because the student athlete not only is a full-time student, but now has an additional time commitment. Because of this additional commitment, in order to be both academically and athletically successful, self-discipline must be used to control one’s use of time. Research has shown that when a person has more responsibilities, s/he is forced to take control of how his/her time is used and that person winds up accomplishing more and maintaining a high performance level in both academics and athletics.
The Challenge: Preserving the Student-Athletes Opportunity to Participate in High School Athletics Requires Adequate Funding Now and in the Future
Nationwide, funding for high school athletic programs has steadily declined due to budget cuts and other factors. For the Huron High School Boys Soccer Program, this means that:
• All equipment, uniforms, kits, balls, and training equipment must be self-funded
• A “Pay to Play” fee of $265 per student-athlete is required by the school district
• A Per-Sport fee is also required
• Transportation of student-athletes to “Away” games by the school is limited to only two (2) games; players and their families must provide transportation to all other games. No school transportation is provided for the Freshman team.
• Only 35% of the Coaching salaries are funded by the school
The Goal: Reduce Financial Burden on Players Families & Make Participation Accessible
Our players and families work hard raising money through a variety of fundraising activities throughout the year, including but not limited to: car washes, dinners at restaurants, and a silent auction. The goal is to reduce the financial burden that player’s families experience. In addition, helping to cover some of the “pay to play fee” and other expenses, could allow participation by student-athletes whose families may not have adequate financial resources.
Boys Soccer has been a mainstay of Huron Athletics beginning in the Fall of 1977.
Members of the Southeastern Conference and MHSAA
Athletic Director: Dottie Davis
Athletic Assistant: Michele Julien
Head Coach – Terry Collins
Varsity Assistant: Luis Gomez
Goal Keeping Coach – Austin Valentine
JV Staff: Tom Oatley – Tony Ventura
Freshman Staff – Augusto Ventura – Tony Ventura
Head Athletic Trainer - Tony Whiren
Assistant Trainer - Jasmine Harris