Reminder: Strict training protocols-temperatures are to be taken at home!

Parents/Players,

As we witness a national surge in COVID we wish to remind everyone participating in open gyms that they must follow the protocols established by the school district.    Athletes are not required to wear face coverings while actively engaged in practice or competition but we ask they have a mask with them.  Athletes are required to wear a face covering if they are on the sidelines and cannot be more than 6 feet apart.  During off season workouts we need to make sure that athletes are more than 6 feet apart when they are arriving, leaving, taking a drink break, etc  to avoid athletes taking masks on and off, multiple times during a workout.  When athletes arrive and put their bags down make sure the bags are more than 6 feet apart, that way athletes will be less likely to congregate during arrival, breaks, etc.

Pre workout  paperwork for each session MUST have confirmation that the family has completed the required temperature check – this is not optional.  

We put the safety of the boys and our coaching staff first and foremost.  We encourage families to continue to follow the CDC guidelines.

Free Sports Physicals offered – make appointment!

Parents and Players,

Penn State Hershey will be providing free PIAA sports physicals to Elizabethtown Fall Athletes only on August 4 from 6-9pm in Daubert Gym.  There are a limited number of appointments available.  Use the link below to sign up for an appointment.  Anyone coming to an appointment must wear a face covering.
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Lancaster Orthopedic Associates: Lancaster July 11th & July 20th or Lebanon July 15th & July 23rd.  Use the information link to schedule an appointment:  Physicals_Locations

Open Gyms begin Monday, June 29th @ 6pm (East High Fields)

Parents/Players,

Summer Training is for boys entering Grades 7 -12.  YOU CAN ONLY PARTICIPATE BY SUBMITTING THE REQUIRED FORMS – NO EXCEPTIONS.

Per school board approval we will begin offering “open gyms” for the boys soccer team.  Our first session is Monday, June 29th, 6-8pm, at East High Field One.  Please refer to the new tab on the homepage “2020 summer schedule: time and location”  that lists all open gyms throughout the summer.  The following are the required COVID protocols for boys to participate.

(1) MUST submit the participation and emergency form: EASD – Participation Consent and Release – Final Draft

(2) MUST submit the pre workout health clearance form EVERY session: EASD Pre-workout Screening Form

(3) MUST bring your own water container with name clearly on it – no sharing

(4) MUST maintain social distancing during water breaks or in bench area (6ft apart)

(5) MUST wear a face mask when submitting paperwork to supervising coach at the beginning of the session.  Keep our coaching staff safe!

(6) Equipment will be sanitized every hour by supervising coaches: including balls

(7) If you arrive late during open gym you must wait to be recognized at the turf gate by the supervising coach:  Do not enter without permission.

(8) Training vests will be returned individually – do not touch other training vests.

(9) Follow the rules for training.  We will continue to use our scrimmage approach while we remain in the green phase.  Do not exchange high fives, fist bumps, etc.  Do not touch another player.  You are not required to wear a face mask while playing or when maintaining social distancing.

Together we can make this work but failure to abide by the rules will result in immediate dismissal from the training session.  Coaches will be wearing face masks as required by district policy guidelines.  Come with a positive attitude and a commitment to use the sessions to try new footwork and master passing accuracy.  Any questions can be sent to Coach Sostack at james_sostack@etownschools.org.  

Lastly, the big question:  Are you running in the summer to get fit?  Use the workouts provided by Coach Derr found in the tabs.  You MUST report to preseason FIT – no excuses.  GO BEARS!

Parent Notice: Summer training protocols per District reopening policy – please read

Soccer Parents and Players,

The Boys soccer coaching staff will be confirming open gyms and outlining soccer specific protocols soon.  The following is the board approved approach to summer training and the required forms.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Coach Sostack at james_sostack@etownschools.org.  Go Bears!

The Elizabethtown Area School District unanimously approved its Athletic Health and Safety Plan at its June 23, 2020, regularly scheduled school board meeting. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 health pandemic, the plan outlines how the District plans to safely resume fall sports activities later this month. The plan conforms to the Pennsylvania Department of Education mandate that school districts board-approve an athletic plan prior to the resumption of school district affiliated athletic activities.

The Athletic Health and Safety Plan goes into effect immediately and is for the fall sports season only. Per the Athletic Health and Safety Plan, EASD fall athletic programs will begin allowing voluntary off-season workouts for fall sports ONLY on Monday, June 29, 2020. In order to participate in the voluntary off-season workouts, TWO FORMS need to be signed: 

  1. Consent to Participate and Emergency Contact form – this form must be completed and turned in to the coach before the first workout that you attend.

  2. Pre-workout Health Screening form – this form must be completed and turned in to the coach before EVERY workout that you attend.

EASD – Participation Consent and Release

If the guidance from the state changes, our Athletic Health and Safety Plan will be updated accordingly and re-communicated with our families.

If you have any questions about the Athletic Health and Safety Plan, please contact William Templin, EASD Director of Athletics, by email at william_templin@etownschools.org.

Bill Templin M.Ed
Director of Athletics & Extracurriculars
Elizabethtown Area High School
(717) 367-1533 Ext. 21124

 

Update 6/18: Quad and Bucknell camps postponed

Parents/Players,

The Elizabethtown Area School District Athletic Department is finalizing a “reopening” plan for summer open gym training pending school board approval.  Please revisit this site frequently as we receive dates, times, and require protocols for boys soccer.

Quad Camp is postponed until further notice.  Please note that we are exploring possible training opportunities for the first week of August (8/3 – 8/6) to be hosted at Manheim Central with our regular training partners (Hempfield, MC, and Penn Manor).  More information will be released as we proceed through July pending approval from the school district, PIAA, and the our status (green, yellow, red).

Bucknell Team Camp Cancelled.  Per the school district directive we cannot sponsor/endorse a team training camp at this time.  Bucknell has not released any possible alternative training opportunities to team camp as of yet as they are awaiting instructions from NCAA.  Once we receive an update we will post the information on this website if you still wish to pursue collegiate level training.  IMPORTANT: All registrations and deposit checks submitted will be destroyed.  If you wish to have your deposit check returned please contact Coach Sostack ASAP otherwise the check will be shredded.

What can I do to improve my skills?

Here are a list of recommended home workouts per the United Soccer Coaches Association.  Remember to get fit…run…run…run!!

Cap City Home Workout : Footwork Videos

FC Boulder Player Resource Center: Challenges/Home Work Outs

TSC Virtual Library: Fitness/Mindset/Soccer Work Outs

Questions?  Contact Coach Sostack at james_sostack@etownschools.org   

 

 

2020 Senior Captain message for upcoming Fall for all boy soccer players!

Parents and Players,

Here is a message for junior and senior high players about the commitment for summer training.  Please revisit this website frequently as we get more instructions on when and how we will proceed.  Start your fitness (6 minute mile) now and work on footwork (can you juggle 100 times..using both feet?…make it your goal).

Senior Captains Message 2020

*** note:  Daniel Tema’s message: turn up the sound!!

Congratulations to our graduating Senior Soccer boys. We are so proud of you!

2019 Seniors

Back (left to right): Alex Long, Jared Alvarez, Adam Evans, Ben Oyler, Jake Sevcik

Front Row (left to right): Caleb Gerber, JJ Oberholtzer Sam Becker

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Etown Boys soccer program would like to congratulate another graduating senior soccer boy, Aiden Weaver.  Although Aiden was not permitted to play for his school program due to U.S. Academy restrictions , he had a remarkable high school soccer career having played for the United States National Team.  Aiden would often share his passion for soccer by  playing at the summer pick up games with his high school friends.  Good luck Aiden!