Important Dates and Deadlines to consider for 2017

July

July 24th -First practice for Harvest Teams.

July 31st – August 13th  – Hands-off period (Sports Season Policy)

Coaches should download a copy of the MPA Soccer Bulletin from the MPA Website (see “Soccer Links” on home page)

August

August 11th – First countable game for Harvest Teams (after 3:00 pm)

August 14th – First Practice.

August 18th – First Inter-school Scrimmage (after 5 days of conditioning).

September

September 1st – First Countable Game (after 3:00 p.m.)

Week of September 11th – Email explaining and starting the Nomination Process sent out to coaches.

September 15th – Membership Dues to President (Michael Jeffrey, 8 Somerset St., Bangor ME 04401)

September 25th – 1st Step of the All-Star Process. Coaches nominate up to five of their own players using this formNominations due by Monday, September 25th.

October

Week of October 9th – 2nd Step of the All-Star Process. Coaches receive via email the Nominations Sheets and Ballot for the voting process.

October 16th – All-Star Ballots are sent to the Regional Vice-Presidents via email.

October 17th – Last Countable Game.

October 18th On-line voting begins for Sportsmanship Banner (one week to vote)

October 20th – *Girls’ (and Boys’ Class D) Regional Prelims.

October 22nd – Boy’ Regional Prelims.

Week of October 23rd – V.P.’s tally ballots and send results to President by Friday, October 27th. Also Sportsmanship Award voting will take place with each team’s coaches and players selecting three teams that will be submitted to the School’s A.D who will email the choices to the MPA Office. Sportsmanship Banners will be awarded to receiving teams at State Championship venues.

October 24th – Girls’ Regional Quarter Finals.

October 25th – Boys’ Regional Quarter Finals.

October 27th  – *Girls’ and Boys’ Class C and D Semi Finals.

October 28th  – Girls’ and Boys’ Class B and A Semi Finals.

November

November 1st – Maine Soccer Coaches Regional All-Star Teams are posted on the website.  Senior All-Stars who plan to attend the 23rd Maine Soccer Coaches Annual Senior Bowl will email the President at mjeffrey@breweredu.org

Week of November 1st –  All-America/All-New England Ballots are sent to coaches via email.

November 1st – Regional Finals All Classes.

November 4th – ^State Finals Class A & D: Site TBD  Class B & C: Site TBD

November 10th – Final RSVP date for Senior All-Stars attending Senior Bowl.

November 12th – 23rd Maine Soccer Coaches Annual Senior Bowl at Husson University. Girl’s game is at 12:00 noon and the Boy’s game is at 2:30 p.m. Seniors will receive invitations for 44th Maine Soccer Coaches All-Star Banquet.

November 13th – All America/All New England ballot due to President via email (Ballot may be hand delivered to President by coaches who attend the Senior Bowl on Sunday).

Week of November 13th – Invitations to the 44th Maine Soccer Coaches All-Star Banquet are emailed to coaches and mailed to Regional All-Stars.

*May move the 10/20 game to 10/21 and the 10/27 game to 10/28 by mutual agreement.

**Potential SAT conflict.

Note: State Championship game will rotate from a Southern Maine to Northern Maine site every year with a 5th year of rotation looking to schedule games at an Aroostook County location.

December

December 3rd – 44th Maine Soccer Coaches All-Star Banquet at the Spectacular Events Center in Bangor at 1:00 pm.

Note: These important dates and deadlines are under “Calendar and Events” on the Maine Soccer Coaches Website – http://www.mainesoccercoaches.com

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