Team Camp Confusion: Please read carefully to understand options

Parents and Players,

I am receiving numerous inquiries regarding the team camp offered by the Elizabethtown Boys Soccer program (school). The Elizabethtown Boys soccer program is sponsoring Quad Camp from June 21-24th for Junior High and Senior High players (signs up will be soon be posted – estimated cost $30). The TEAM camp for Senior high players (grades 9-12) will be offered August 1-4th at Millersville University (Cost $325) – PLEASE EMAIL COACH SOSTACK TO BE PLACED ON THE Millersville team camp LIST: james_sostack@etownschools.org. Millersville is the school and program sanctioned team camp. Our traditional Bucknell camp is not offered by the program due to school district COVID restrictions – our camp is Millersville this year. Bucknell camp is offered by an independent club that is not affiliated with the school district and associated with Coach Sostack – Head Varsity Coach. I hope this may address any confusion regarding team camp offerings. We recommend Millersville camp to build the school team.

Summer Team Camp Update: “Save the Date” – August 1st -4th.

Parents and Players,

We have been invited to attend the Millersville University team camp August 1-4th. In addition, we are awaiting confirmation of the dates from T3 camps (we did this training camp several years ago). Due to the decision of ‘no overnight camps’ by the school district we reached out to local “commuter” camps to secure competitive training for the program that permits coordination between the school coaches and college coaches. Please review your summer calendar and “save the date’ for August 1st – 4th for Millersville University – Cost $325. Email Coach Sostack to confirm participation in the Millersville camp to Coach Sostack “RE: MU Campby April 18th to james_sostack@etownschools.org. As we continue to experience changes with COVID protocols we appreciate your continued support. We hope to return to spring open gyms to play on the turf once the district gives us the green light. Go Bears!

Travel Team Tryout Dates Announced – take your game to another level!

Local travel team tryout registration is open for fall 2021/spring 2022 soccer season.  Etown United would like to get the following age groups for the older boys:

U15/U16 (2007/2006) – CPYSL team, spring only

U16/U17 (2006/2005) – tournament team

U19 (2004/2003) – CPYSL team, spring only

 Here is a link to Etown United Website:  https://www.rheemsaa.org/Default.aspx?tabid=862836 

District Policy – no summer overnight team camps. Bucknell is cancelled. Will update new offering for a local “commuter” team camp soon!

Players and Parents,

First, thank you for the prompt response by so many players and parents to attend Bucknell. Bill Templin, Etown Athletic Director, has advised me that the district will not be permitting our program to attend overnight camps – Bucknell is cancelled. I am in the processing of securing a local team camp – commuter – so we can get the competitive training needed to return back to championship form. Junior High parents should continue to monitor this website as there may be junior high opportunities as well. At this time it is not necessary to email Coach Sostack until we have secured our new training camp and dates. DON’T FORGET TO “SAVE THE DATE” FOR QUAD CAMP ON JUNE 21-24 (evening training at Hempfield HS).

Summer Team Quad Camp: Save the Date : June 21 – 24, 2021

Parents,

A reminder to “Save the date” for Quad Camp – soccer training for both junior high and senior high players. More information will be released on this inexpensive opportunity with college coaches. In addition, PRESEASON DATES: SENIOR HIGH – AUGUST 16TH and JUNIOR HIGH – AUGUST 23RD. Freshmen welcome to try out for Varsity/JV. We are awaiting confirmation for senior high team camp as the economy continues to reopen. Go Bears!!

Preseason 2021 Dates: Varsity/JV is August 16th. Junior High is August 23rd.

Parents/Players,

Per Athletic Director Bill Templin our Fall 2021 Preseason start date is August 16th for Senior High Varsity/JV. Junior High follows the week after beginning August 23rd. Families should not schedule vacations during preseason training nor should players schedule work. Senior high preseason has two training sessions per day (morning/evening). Upcoming Freshmen are welcome to try out for the Senior High team. We hope to have additional training information as we approach Spring.

Summer Team Quad Camp: Save the Date : June 21 – 24, 2021

Soccer Parents and Players,

Be sure to “save the date” for this coming summer team “Quad Camp” from June 21-24, 2021. This camp is offered for evening summer training by local college coaches under the direction of Coach Sostack. Grades 7 – 12 are invited to participate to work on essential individual skills as well as tactical formations. Our Quad Camp partners are Hempfield HS, Penn Manor HS, and Manheim HS. Sign ups for this cost effective camp will be forthcoming. Remember, this camp is for BOTH upcoming junior high players and senior high players. Go Bears.

Note to Senior High Players: We are awaiting information from Bucknell University for our traditional overnight senior player team camp.

U18 Spring Club Team opportunity – sign up now!!

Players not currently enrolled in a club program have the opportunity to play club soccer this Spring sponsored by Etown United. The following players are eligible to join this team and improve their technical and tactical understanding before the Fall.

Gavin Berry, Mitchell Garber, Max Gerhart, Xavier Giron, Juan Lopez, Josh McCoy, Mark Oglivie, Jakob Power, and Jared Stout. Other interested boys to play in the  CPYSL league this Spring are welcomed.

Please contact Etown United President, Brian Bell, at etownpresident@gmail.com . Understand It takes a month or two to get through the registration process. Contact Brian Bell for questions and any further information. Some scholarship assistance is available.