Dan Gerber has requested assistance for the Big E Booster fair parking fundraiser. We benefit with a portion of the proceeds. We need parents on Wednesday (8/21) from 3-6pm and Friday (8/23) from 3-6pm. Please call/text Dan at 717-648-6199. Please help us to raise money. For example, our first season purchase is to provide team socks for your son! Go Bears
The Big E Booster club has requested that senior players complete a senior bio that will be published in the Fall program. Please use the following link: Fall Program Senior Bio: https://forms.gle/cB94yehZhVhq3jYn7 . Please complete this immediately!!
Our community night for boys soccer will be September 5th. All youth players and coaches wearing their youth team shirt will have free admission to watch our home night game (7pm) against Cedar Crest HS.
Players were provided with their picture forms after todays morning practice. Uniforms will be distributed at 4:15pm with pictures scheduled with Jacobs at 5pm.
*** Notice to freshman parents: please be advised you have until Tuesday morning to revisit the decision to have your son in Varsity/Junior High program. Superfrosh forms which require your signature will be distributed on Monday. With so many players in the Varsity program playing time may be limited.
The Elizabethtown Boys Soccer Program welcomes David Hershey as the 7/8th grade team coach. David Hershey’s lifetime passion for soccer shows through playing, coaching and studying the beautiful game. He holds a class-E coaching license and is a licensed referee. David has volunteered coached and consulted at Rheems Athletic Association/ Elizabethtown United (EU) for the past 15 years. He is a community soccer advocate and appreciate EU’s mission to offer quality, affordable soccer to all. Dave helped coach the girl’s Rheems Rhythm and boy’s Blue Lightning from U9 to U14. Both teams were very fun and successful, with the boy’s team making it to the semifinals of last year’s state cup tournament.
A 1993 graduate of EAHS, David was a 3-time varsity letterman, LL League All-Star and co-captain of the 1992 team that brought home the school’s first Section Championship. David also played midfield for Susquehanna University starting every game as a freshman and helping the team to a record number of wins in a season. David then graduated from Penn State University. He enjoys raising his family and working in Elizabethtown.
He appreciates all styles of soccer, his current favorite teams are Barcelona and Etown High School. His coaching philosophy reflects players gaining sound fundamentals, learning possession-style soccer and developing a love for the game and their team. David looks forward to a fun and rewarding experience this season with the junior high.
Please be advised that paperwork and physicals submitted a day or two in advance of preseason practice may not make your son eligible to participate due to required processing procedure. Boys who are trying out for the Varsity/Junior Varsity must be listed on the official roster found on arbitarlive (use “roster” in the menu bar)
Jr. High Parents should hand in all the paperwork NOW so their son can practice on the first evening – August 19th. Please contact the athletic office with questions.
The 2019-20 preseason for Jr High will be August 19th – 23rd. It will be at East High Elementary School Fields #2 & #3. . Daily practice time is 5 to 7pm. There will be a parent meeting on Monday (8/19) at 6:45pm. Please make sure to bring a large water container with a name clearly printed on it. Also, all boys are to wear proper soccer shorts (above the knee), a grey or blue t-shirt, proper soccer socks, and shin guards. When the school year begins the practice time will remain from 5 to 7 pm (this is a change from previous years). Parents and Players are strongly encouraged to read the core values program as well as program guidelines found on this homepage (tabs in menu). Please visit the “Jr. High Page” for ongoing information throughout the season. Get ready to train and have a great season. Go Bears!!!
*** please note that practice times are NOT arrival times but that the program expects players to be on the field…..ready to train ****.
Let’s go Bears!