Senior High: 9/16 Away scrimmage v. Cedar Crest HS

Players,

We have an away scrimmage against Cedar Crest on September 16th @ 4pm. The Varsity and JV will play at the same time on grass fields. Bus departure time will be 2:30pm. Class dismissal for face to face leaners will be discussed at practice tonight. Wear your grey Etown t-shirt with your white uniform – bring your white uniform shirt as well. Don’t forget to bring YOUR OWN water jug – fill up at home or in the bus lobby. Don’t forget to bring your COVID form if you are coming from home. Ask questions at practice tonight. NOTICE: Practice on Thursday, 9/17, has been changed to 7:30 – 9:00pm. Go Bears!

Spectator Plan for Wednesday, September 16th from Cedar Crest

·        Every E-town soccer player may have two family members attend the scrimmage on our campus.

·        All spectators MUST wear a facial covering on our campus and socially distanced by at least 6 feet and then spectators may choose to remove facial covering.

·        The Scrimmage will begin at 4:00 pm.  Spectators may NOT arrive until 3:30 pm at the earliest.

·        No concession stands will be provided. Bring a chair – no bleachers

·        Do NOT park on grass.

Game procedure for spectators: Please read carefully!

Spectators will be permitted at games/scrimmages.   Spectators at all events must wear masks and maintain appropriate physical distance.   Each player is permitted to have 2 parents/guardians at each home game.  If you are playing on a grass field, no tickets will be required, but please understand that each player should only have 2 parents/guardians at their home games.  There will be no bleachers on grass fields, parents can bring chairs, stand, or sit in the grass.  Circles have been painted in the grass as a guide for the required physical distance.  One household is permitted inside each circle. When playing inside Jane Hoover players will receive tickets from the AD office via the coaches. If parents do not have a ticket they will not be permitted to attend a contest in Jane Hoover.  Every player will get two tickets for contests inside Jane Hoover. There will be marks in the bleachers in Jane Hoover and circles around the field where people are permitted to stand.  A total of 86 people can fit in the bleachers so the rest will have to stand or sit on lawn chairs.  


For away games, the host school will determine how many fans are permitted from the visiting team.  The number will vary based on the size and location of the facility.  As the AD from the host school gives us that information we will post it on our website.


Senior nights can take place!  The senior can still only have two people, but the ceremony can happen before a game.  All parties involved in the ceremony must wear masks.  The only time the mask can be removed is for an individual picture, and that picture must take place more than 6 feet from all other people involved.  The soccer staff are reviewing our games and plan to have to post senior night soon.

We have a season! Let us all remember that doing what is expected of all of us is what makes this happen. We can do this!!! For questions please email Coach Sostack at james_sostack@etownschools.org. Go Bears!!!

Senior High Player Reminders: please read!

We have finalized our two teams for the upcoming Fall.

(1) Freshmen are reminded that they must returned a parent signed “superfrosh” form to Coach Sostack ASAP. This is a PIAA requirement to participate at the senior high level.

(2). A new COVID protocol form was handed out to players and they must return them to us on Thursday.

(3) Thursday Practice: 2:45pm – Boys should wait in the hallway and await instructions from the coaches when to enter the gym/equipment room to collect their uniforms. No waiting in the gym. At 3:30 we will have “chalk talk” to discuss tactical formations and player responsibilities. Players should bring a healthy snack(s) that gives them energy prior to the 5pm practice. Players should plan on being “on campus” from 2:45pm – 7pm.

Live Stream Parent Volunteer Needed

Parents,

The school district will be providing live stream for one contest per day – details TBD. Meanwhile, the Athletic Director has approved Fall sports teams to request a parent volunteer that is willing to set up live stream for home games. The following conditions apply per the AD:

If your parent group want to create a Facebook page for your team’s parents and live stream the contests from their cell phone or iPad that the district cannot cover we will support that with the following stipulations:

1. The Facebook page must have the word “parents” in the title.  That way it is separate from the school district.

2. AD needs the name of the one person coming to each game to run the camera.  Only one parent is permitted.

3. This can only happen at home events. 

4. The cost is entirely covered by the parent or parents.  We do not have wi-fi available on the grass fields so cellular data will likely have to be used.

Senior High Parents: Please contact Coach Sostack at james_sostack@etownschools.org if you are interested in organizing the “Senior High Parent” Live Stream.

Junior High Parents; Please contact Coach Hershey at david_hershey@etownschools.org if you are interested in organizing the “Junior High Parent ” Live Stream.

Tactical Homework due Monday, 8/24.

Players,

As promised by the Varsity coaching staff it is important that you spend individual time understanding the various tactical formations that we may adopt this season. Here is the 4-3-3 formation videos. Ask yourself what two positions will I master this season and what are the movements and expectations of those positions. Coaches will be asking you these questions throughout the week. Don’t forget to watch soccer when you can – Champions League Final today! Spend the 30 minutes watching the following videos. Pause the video when you are unsure of the movement or explanation. These coaches have strong accents so listen carefully.

4-3-3. Good presentation for basic position responsibilities: https://youtu.be/nakj8zlSaDM

4-3-3. Shows a few position movements and moving the ball as a team. And pressuring. https://youtu.be/CwwfTQy3H_w

4-3-3. Part 2 of the position movement and how to move the ball as a team. “W-W” movement https://youtu.be/BbH4ANP8JSM

Player Protocol updates and reminders

Parents/Players,

The following are the protocols that must be strictly followed for all trainings.  You must have a mask with you at training.

(1) Sign workout form with temperature taken for every session

(2) Players MUST WEAR MASKS ENTERING AND LEAVING the training facility and when submitting the workout form to the coach.

(3) Players MUST WEAR MASKS when they are not directly training on the field and MUST maintain 6ft social distance in the bench area.

(4) Players are reminded to bring a LARGE water container for hydration during training with their name clearly printed on it.

(5) Highly Recommended:  boys are reminded to take a shower immediately after EVERY training session and change clothing.  Players should be hand washing immediately after exiting the training facility upon entering their transportation.

Let’s keep everyone safe and demonstrate that we can follow district/state/national guidelines TOGETHER so that we can have a Fall Season.  We can do this!!!!