Time to commit to winning a championship NOW. All players not involved in spring sports (school) should be committed to weight training. Playing club soccer? Your practice is in the evening so no excuses…show up for weight training. CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE WON IN THE OFF SEASON! See Coach Sostack with questions. Weight training is Monday/Wednesday/Friday. Go Bears!!
Etown Boys Soccer program mourn the loss of Jared Kiess
Elizabethtown Boys Soccer Program join in prayers and support for the Kiess family on the tragic news of Jared Kiess Funeral services for Jared will be held this Sunday at 2pm followed by a meal held at Community Bible Church – Marietta PA. Jared was an active member of the boys soccer program and brought joy and smiles to all those who knew him well.
Last Turf Tuesday (2/28) this week before spring sports
Spring sports will begin so we will have to find another time slot (if possible) to continue our turf open gyms. It will be a challenge! Our last Turf Tuesday is tomorrow, Feb 28th. Continue to visit the website for updates for open gyms, summer camps, and how to prepare for the Fall! Special thanks for Coach Andy and Coach Jereme for running the Turf Tuesdays. Remember we continue to offer weight lifting supervised by Coach Sostack, Coach Davis, and Coach Derr. Upperclassmen must commit to getting stronger.
Team Camp 2023: Bucknell University July 18th-21st
We are in the process of collecting player names to assess our participation at Bucknell Team Camp held July 18th – 21st. Please email Coach Sostack at email@example.com by February 17th to confirm your son’s participation: email using RE: Bucknell Camp 2023 providing player’s name and grade. The camp cost remains $480 for residential camp players. Last summer we provided $100 per player from our Big E Booster Camp to help offset the expense. Upcoming freshman boys are eligible to participate depending on the response of the upperclassmen. We had two teams last camp which included upcoming 9th graders. Please respond ASAP so we can evaluate if this camp has sufficient interest before exploring alternative local camps.
Don’t forget to also “save the date” for our annual evening Quad Camp for both senior and junior high players coached by college coaches – June 19-22 – cost last year was $40 for the entire week.
CV Tournament Team Player List for this Saturday, Feb 11th
The following players will be participating in the CV High School Tournament this Saturday, February 11th – Report to CV HS Gym at 8:30am. More information will be released once the tournament schedule is finalized. We will only be entering one team this year. Contact Coach Sostack with questions.
Brody Yakscoe (gk), Jason Stark, Zach Verghese, Caleb Garcia, Noah Locke, Hayden Flory, Zach Hershey, Dan Kwiatkowski, Bennett Kreider, Dylan Bell
Congratulations Dax Kelly – Pennsylvania Boys Soccer All State
Last call for February 11th CV Indoor HS Tournament – sign up now!
Last call to contact Coach Sostack to express your interest in playing in the CV High School Futsal Tournament. Email Coach Sostack at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday. No returning goalkeepers have expressed interest!!
BECOME A BETTER TEAMMATE !! WORKSHOP OFFERING ON FEB. 24TH.
On February 24 from 8am-9:15am the Athletic Department is offering a session from the positive coaching alliance for student athletes and coaches. The session will focus on being a better teammate. All athletes are encouraged to attend the session. If you want to attend you need to sign up in the athletic office with Mrs. Deardorff.
This workshop for student age and older provides a deeper view into how teammates can help each other improve, one of the three key components in PCA’s original workshop for student
-athletes titled Becoming A Triple-Impact Competitor®.
Participants in this research-based interactive workshop learn why and how even top professional
athletes commit to Filling Emotional Tanks of their teammates (i.e., providing specific, truthful praise
and a generally supportive environment). Athletes actually begin practicing this approach to
leadership in the workshop itself! Portions of the workshop also explain how all athletes, regardless of starting status or class year, can contribute leadership. Players learn how
to communicate with each other, and push each other, positively, especially in difficult situations.
SAVE THE DATES – SUMMER TRAINING CAMPS
Players and Parents,
Save the Dates for the following summer training opportunities.
Quad Camp: JUNE 19-22 : Cost: $50 : evening training camp (6-8:30pm) with selected college coaches : Grades 7-12
Bucknell Team Camp: JULY 18 -21 : Cost $480 : Overnight for Grades 10-12. Upcoming freshmen should email Coach Sostack to be considered.
Summer Turf Open Gyms (TBD – usually Mon/Wed) begins June: No Cost
Sign Up for the CV Futsal Tournament held on February 11th
Returning JV and Varsity players,
Email Coach Sostack (RE: CV Futsal) to sign up for the annual winter futsal tournament hosted at CV High School in Lancaster. The tournament is scheduled for February 11th at 9am. The four guaranteed games are 26 minutes with one goalkeeper and four field players. We will divide the $150 entrance fee among the participating players. Please respond ASAP so we can determine if we will enter one or two teams. Great opportunity to keep our chemistry during the off season. Email: email@example.com. (RE: CV Futsal). Go Bears!
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