SOCCER

Team Rosters are posted below after tryouts in August. Scroll down the page for MS & HS  teams. 

See below for S1 teams and general local league information

MS SOCCER RIFA LEAGUE 9 & 7 ASIDE FESTIVALS

MS Rifa Festival Soccer- AUG TO MID OCTOBER. *Rizal Football League Girls 7 and Boys 9 a side cumulative festival competitions.

Parents please note*- For Soccer Gr 8 students born 2010 are too old to play in the MS Rifa competition. Any Gr. 8's born '10 must try out for the HS Boys Aspirants or HS Girls JV Soccer teams. HS soccer tryouts for these teams are Aug 7, 8, 9, 2024. Students should attend the HS tryouts.

Our goal is to select MS soccer players with competition playing experience to teams. 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), playing ability, readiness for competition and team balance such that all teams will have an opportunity to enjoy  the full RIFA 11 a side or the festival 9 and 7 a side 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. 

We do not select teams based on friendship groups or if children play together in club teams outside of school.

As students move through our MS program more emphasis is placed on selection of skill based teams. For example, our A1 MS boys 11 a side team is our strongest boys team, followed by A2 team. 

For the MS 9 a side festival competition the C1, C2  teams play in either a league or festival format competition on designated Saturdays at either ISM, Ateneo, Xavier or CSA. The ATAC game schedule will be updated with dates/times and venues once confirmed by the Rifa League.

For the MS 7 a side girls festival competition the girls gold and green teams play in the festival format competition on Saturday afternoons at at ISM

ISM enters teams to experience all that a competitive environment offers (winning, losing, team camaraderie, playing with sportsmanship etc). Coaches will endeavour 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 Activities recreational soccer 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- Boys 9 and Girls 7 aside RIFA Festivals Teams- Grade 5/6 boys (9 a side) and MS Girls (7 a side):

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. 

*Note ISM does not provide busing to nearby away venues like CSA. Parents are responsible for drop-off/pick up festival days.

MS Boys C1,C2 teams-9  a side-C1  (Born ’13-'14): Typically our younger MS Gr 5-6 boys make up the rosters for these  teams. (Player roster is up to a max of 18 players able to play in any match)  Rolling subs are allowed for festival day play.

MS Girls Soccer Teams:  Grade 5-8 (born '11-'14) are able to play in the RIFA Cumulative 7 a side festivals.  (Player roster is up to a max of 15 girls with 15 players able to play in any match)

All MS girls festivals are generally held at ISM and start at 1pm (arrive by 12:40pm) date/venues TBC? 

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. 

GAME SCHEDULE PDF: (access to game schedule information) The Athletics game schedule pdf which is updated regularly by Rhyss Nora (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. Use the ISM parent SSO (single sign on) to access the parent portal and look for the Athletics Game Schedule icon. Don’t forget to refresh the pdf page each time it opens to get the most current schedule.  

*We do not offer year round training for seasonal sports teams as our fields and gyms are needed midweek/weekends to service the needs of the entire offering of sports required across the entire school year. Our facilities are used every afternoon and almost all Saturdays for training sessions and local league matches in order to prepare our teams for domestic and HS IASAS competition. Equity for all teams in our season based program is imperative such that one sport does not have extended or more access than others. Each year we get requests for competitive soccer teams to play all year however this cannot be offered as outdoor field space is required for our S2 and S3 sports programs and there is not the local soccer league infrastructure for a festivals style format similar to what happens in S1. For those that seek year round soccer it can be accessed via club teams outside of school or once the S1 Rifa League concludes via our ES/MS recreational soccer in our activities program.

RAINY SEASON/EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS- During our ES soccer season from Aug-Oct we we are in the rainy season. If you are unsure if an event will be held due to extreme weather please check…Extreme weather cancellation procedures. During after school training sessions training will continue if it is raining. We will cancel or suspend sessions for lightning or very heavy rain if the fields become unsafe to play.

RIFA SOCCER 11 A SIDE LEAGUES (MS & HS)

The Rifa League 11 a side competition begins late August 2023. Tryouts and registration for teams will be held the first week of school. Players must attend all tryout sessions to be eligible for team selection. See tryouts and practice schedule pages and flyers on MS/HS notice boards for details at start of SY.

General Rifa League Information: (Please read carefully!) 2024 season-Grade 8 girls and boys who are born ’10 must play in the HS Girls JV/HS Boys Aspirants program, born ’10 students are too old to play in the Rifa MS girls festival teams or the MS Rifa A1/A2 teams. 

The RIFA rules for the boys league allows a team roster of up to a max of 25 players who can be named for each league match. The girls league allows a playing roster of up to a max of 20 players. Please note this is a competitive league and not all players will be assured the same playing time.

There is a 25 player roster for each match for Boys HS Varsity and Aspirants competition. Rolling subs where (players can go in/out) during games are allowed for all divisions,  Aspirants boys, RIFA girls competition and for MS A1/A2 boys 11 a side competitions. 

Coaches monitor the playing rosters in an attempt a spread playing time for team members however equal  playing time is not guaranteed. Playing time on match days also depends on other factors such as (attitude/attendance/punctuality/performance at training sessions and on match days). A high level of dedication and effort is expected on our MS/HS soccer teams.

GAME SCHEDULE PDF: (access to game schedule information) The Athletics game schedule pdf which is updated regularly by Rhyss Nora (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 via the ISM parent portal, log in and look for the Athletics Game Schedule icon. Don’t forget to refresh the pdf page each time it opens to get the most current schedule.  

HS Boys Soccer Teams: 2024: 

Varsity Boys: Grade 9-12- Coach MacInnes/Coach Taylor: During tryouts week any HS student is able to tryout for this team. The varsity boys team play in the RIFA League Elite Division which is the top division for HS boys soccer in the Manila area. Involvement with this team requires a large time commitment and dedication as the team works toward its ultimate goal each year, the annual IASAS Soccer Championships. (RIFA League player roster is up to a max of 25 players that can be named to play in each game, IASAS travel roster is 18 players.) Please note this is a competitive league and not all players will be assured the same playing time. 

HS Boys Aspirants  (Born ’09-10- Coach Lietz & Coach Aaron): This is our youngest HS boys team in the 11 a side league. The team is generally made up of a mixture of Grade 8 boys who are too old to play in the MS A team and HS Grade 9/10 boys. (Player roster is up to a max of 25 players that can be named to play in each game. Note* Grade 8 boys can only play on aspirants if they are born ’10. Grade 8 boys born ’11 cannot play for Aspirants in the HS program as they are still eligible to play in the MS program! Please note this is a competitive league and not all players will be assured the same playing time.  Rolling subs are allowed.

MS Boys Soccer Teams: 2024

MS A1 team (Born ’11-12- Coach Fowler & Bizley) : This is our top boys MS team in the 11 a side MS A1 division. Typically Gr 7/8 boys make up this team. (Player roster is up to a max of 25 players that can be named to play in each game) Rolling subs are allowed

MS A2 (Born ’11-12- Coach Xavier & Coach Van Lierop): This is our #2 MS boys team which play in the 11 a side MS A2 developmental division.  Typically Gr 6/7/8 boys make  up this team. (Player roster is up to a max of 25 players that can be named to play in each game) Rolling subs are allowed.

HS Girls Soccer Teams: 2024

Varsity Girls: Grade 9-12- (Coach Sheard/Coach Marshall): During tryouts week any HS student is able to tryout for this team. The varsity girls team play in the RIFA League Girls Division 1 competition which is the top division for HS girls soccer in the Manila area. Involvement with this team requires a large time commitment and dedication as the team works toward its ultimate goal each year, the annual IASAS Soccer Championships. (RIFA League player roster size is up to a max of 25 with only 20 players eligible to play on match day.  IASAS travel roster is 18 players. Rolling subs are allowed.

HS Junior Varsity Girls (Coach Kea and Coach Ube): This is our #2 HS girls team and they play in the Division 2 11 a side league. The team is generally made up of a mixture of Grade 8 girls who are too old to play in the MS 7 aside competition and HS Grade 9/10/11 girls. (Player roster size is up to a max of 25 players with 20 allowed to play on match day) Rolling subs are allowed. *Note Grade 8 girls born ’10 are too old to play in MS league so must play for the JV girls HS team. Grade 8 girls born ’11 are not allowed to play up for the JV girls team as they are still eligible for the MS program.

RAINY SEASON/EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS- During our ES soccer season from Aug-Oct we we are in the rainy season. If you are unsure if an event will be held due to extreme weather please check…Extreme weather cancellation procedures. During after school training sessions training will continue if it is raining. We will cancel or suspend sessions for lightning or very heavy rain if the fields become unsafe to play.