Welcome new Junior High Head Coach – Ben Myers!

Ben Myers is the new Junior High Head Coach, starting in 2021. Ben has enjoyed playing soccer on a variety of teams throughout his life.  Growing up his passion was baseball, but later that passion transitioned to soccer.  Ben has been a coach for Elizabethtown United in some capacity since 2013, when his oldest began playing U6 soccer.  Since then he has coached a number of teams for all 3 of his children.

Ben’s coaching style has been centered around preparing the kids for life, utilizing the game of soccer as a tool to do so.  He believes that while having fun is always a priority, using “teachable moments” in the game of soccer allows us to focus on building better character in our players.  The odds of someone “going pro” are so slim, that we should instead keep a mindset of developing real world skills in our players.   You will hear multiple times per season, Coach Ben’s saying of “we don’t cheat in practice, we don’t cheat in the games, and we don’t cheat in life”.  Respect is not given, it is earned.

Ben graduated from Elizabethtown Area High School in 1999 and from Shippensburg University in 2003.  He enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, running, and anything sports related.  He is currently training for his 4th Ragnar, so if you see him out on a training run, be sure to wave hello!

2021 Summer “Open Gym” Times

Players and Parents: The following is the summer 2021 “open gym” schedule. Please note the grade level and location. Boys are reminded to follow district protocol – screening forms required – for each session. Quad Camp participant list will be published shortly as well as final information on Senior High Millersville Team Camp. Please visit this site throughout the summer for weather and program updates. Don’t forget to bring a large water container! Questions can be directed to Coach Sostack at james_sostack@etownschools.org.

June 7th: 7pm – 9pm (Grades 8-12 : Turf Field)

June 9th: 7pm – 9pm (Grades 8-12: Turf Field)

June 14th: 6pm -8pm (Grades 7-12: East High Field 1)

June 16th: 6pm – 8pm (Grades 7-12: East High Field 1)

June 21st: Quad Camp @ Hempfield HS Quad Complex: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

June 22nd: Quad Camp @ Hempfield HS Quad Complex: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

June 23rd: Quad Camp @ Hempfield HS Quad Complex: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

June 24th Quad Camp @ Hempfield HS Quad Complex: 5:30 – 8:30pm

June 28th: 6pm – 8pm (Grades 7-12: East High Field 1)

June 30th: 6pm – 8pm (Grades 7-12: East High Field 1)

July 5th: 6pm – 8pm (Grades 7-12: Turf Field)

July 7th: 6pm – 8pm (Grades 7-12: Turf Field)

July 12th: 6pm -8pm ((Grades 7-12: East High Field 1)

July 14th: 6pm -8pm (Grades 7-12: East High Field 1)

July 19th: 6pm -8pm (Grades 7-12: Turf Field)

July 21st: 6pm -8pm (Grades 7-12: Turf Field)

July 26th: 6pm – 8pm (Grades 7-12 Turf Field)

July 28th: 6pm – 8pm (Grades 7 -12: Turf Field)

August 1st: Senior High Millersville Team Camp (Training Times: TBD)

August 2nd: Senior High Millersville Team Camp (Training Times: TBD)

August 2nd: Junior High 6pm – 8pm (Grades 7-9: Turf Field)

August 3rd: Senior High Millersville Team Camp (Training Times: TBD)

August 4th: Senior High Millersville Team Camp (Training Times: TBD)

August 4th: Junior High 6pm-8pm (Grades 7-9: Turf Field)

August 9th: (Grades 7-12: Turf Field)

August 11th: (Grades 7-12: Turf Field)



Quad Camp Sign Ups: June 21st – June 24th for Grades 7-12.

Quad Camp will be held each evening (5:30pm – 8:30pm) at the Hempfield HS Quad Turf Complex from June 21st to 24th. The boys will be instructed by a college coach under the direction of the Etown coaching staff for upcoming Grades 7 -12. They should wear a Etown t-shirt and bring a large water container to each training session. A $30 fee is charged and is payable by check to “Big E Booster Club: Boys Soccer” – this will be collected the first night of training. Questions can be directed to Coach Sostack at james_sostack@etownschools.org. Please register your son using the following form.

Boys Soccer Blueberry Fundraiser via Linda Bell – Big E Rep.

Parents and Players,

We will be offering our annual blueberry fundraiser to help raise funds to cover camp and program expenses. Please consider selling blueberries to your neighbors and family.

The ETOWN Boys Soccer Team is offering 10 pounds (1 Box) of blueberries for $30.  That is 7 quarts of blueberries!

All orders need to be received by June 23, 2021.

Blueberries will be delivered from the grower within 24 hours of picking and will be available for pick up at Wenger’s Meats on Groff Avenue on June 30, 2021 between 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Check made payable to Linda Bell is the only acceptable payment (NO CASH!). Please mail (or drop off) your order form prior to June 23, 2021 to

Linda Bell

33 Olde Forge Drive

Elizabethtown, PA 17022


We are asking that each player sells 10 boxes


Free summer physicals for the Fall Season

Parents and Players,

Orthopedic Associates will be offering free fall physicals for athletes Grades 7-12. They are by appointment only. PIAA Physical Forms must be completed and brought with you to your scheduled appointment.


JUNE 22ND AND JULY 14TH (5:30PM TO 9PM) CALL TO SCHEDULE: (717) 735- 6649


JUNE 28TH AND JULY 19TH (5:30 TO 9PM) CALL TO SCHEDULE: (717) 735 – 6649

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!

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


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.


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.