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Season Information

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Panthers ~ Spring '23

General Notes on the Season

  • Players must be at least 51% homeschooled.  There are two roster spots per team for non-homeschooled players.  These players must attend a school which does not offer soccer. Please see the Eligibility page for more details. 

  • If your player doesn't fall into this category or if two spots have been taken, there is still the possibility of a waiver.  For Varsity level, waivers would need to be granted via the state and national tournament committees. 

  • Parents are required to fulfill a volunteer duty. We will try to find one that fits your schedule and your talents.  No exceptions unless specifically waived due to extreme extenuating circumstances.

  • If parents have not chosen a specific job by August 10 (JV/Varsity) or by August 30 (Middle School), remaining job needs will be assigned to unassigned parents.

  • Parents who would like their player to fulfill their family volunteer duty should approve that with the Volunteer Manager for the season. If you're not sure who that is, please check with us. 

  • No administrator, volunteer or coach is paid for their time.  Head coaches receive 1 player free.  Asst. coaches receive 1/2 cost of a player discount.   All other administrators and volunteers pay the full fee for their players. 

  • The game & practice schedule is always subject to changes.  There are cancellations that may happen that are out of our control.  Some opportunities may come up that may be added to the calendar.  If any addition is within 2 weeks, team/coach availability will be checked first.  Please make every effort to accommodate changes.  We try to keep changes reasonable!

WAYS TO HELP WITH PAYMENT

  • All payments can be made at your pace in installment amounts of your choice via the website as long as fees are paid in full by May 10th. 

  • Siblings receive $25 discount for Varsity, Junior Varsity and Middle School levels.  Example:  1st child - full price; 2nd child - $25 discount; 3rd child - $25 discount; etc. 

  • 100 percent of the amount earned via RaiseRight can be applied to your player's registration fees.  Funds can be applied through the final date that registration fees are due (May 10th). See the RaiseRight main menu tab for more information.

  • Partial scholarships are available for Hamburg Township residents because we are an approved group using township fields.  Contact Kathie Marshall for more information.

  • East Michigan Panthers is a 501(c)3 organization.  Donations are tax deductible. 

Junior High Girls

Coach:   Andrew Florczak     

Email:  andrew.florczak@gmail.com

   

  • We plan to accept girls in 6th-8th.  If roster spots are still available, we can take 5th graders dependent on skill level. 

  • Any players from last year are grandfathered in. 

  • Official practices begin Monday, April 3rd.  

  • First game is Thursday, April 13 against CHASE. 

  • Season wraps up by Memorial Day weekend.  

  • Commitment is 3x weekly.

  • Season consists of 8 games and 2 Saturday Tournaments.  The tournaments are AWAY in 1) Hudsonville and 2) Pigeon. 

  • Most practices and HOME games are at Manly Bennett Park in Whitmore Lake. 

  • Ages:  6th-8th grade; developmental. 5th graders may be accepted dependent on skill, if roster spots are available. 

  • Cost:  $180 - may be paid in installments, of your amount and timing, to be completed by May 10th - 

    • includes uniform and end of season party. 

  • **Returning players who still have their jersey may deduct $25 from the registration fee. 

JUNIOR VARSITY Women

Coach:  Nathanael Shaw

Email:  nathanaelshaw@hotmail.com

  • JV/Varsity Placements take place Tuesday and Thursday, March 7th and 9th. 

  • Players will be notified by the end of placement week if you will play on JV or Varsity.  No cuts. 

  • The JV team has a total of 10 games.  Would love to find a tournament.  Still looking. 

  • Most practices and HOME games are at Manly Bennett Park in Whitmore Lake. 

  • Games can be up to two hours away - possibly slightly more depending on where player resides.  

  • Commitment is 3x weekly - possible occasional 4th commitment. 

  • Cost $210  -  may be paid in installments, of your amount and timing, to be completed by May 10th

  • Includes uniform and end of season party. 

  • Uniforms MUST be returned at the end of the season.

VARSITY Women

Coaches:   Doug Marshall            

Email:   dmarshall8821@gmail.com

  • JV/Varsity Placements take place Tuesday and Thursday, March 7th and 9th. 

  • Players will be notified by the end of placement week if you will play on JV or Varsity.  No cuts. 

  • The Varsity team has a total of 13 games and 3 tournaments. 

  • Tournaments in 1) Traverse City, April 21-22; Saline on April 29; Lansing on June 2-3 

  • Games can be up to two hours away - possibly slightly more depending on where player resides.  

  • Commitment is 3x weekly - possible occasional 4th commitment. 

  • Cost $310  -  may be paid in installments, of your amount and timing, to be completed by May 10th

    • includes uniform and end of season party. 

  • The cost of hotel accommodations/travel for the Traverse tournament is the responsibility of families.

  • Uniforms MUST be returned at the end of the season. 

Questions?  Contact us at empanthers@gmail.com or 586.224.0114

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