The 2019-20 preseason for Jr High will be August 19th – 23rd. It will be at East High Elementary School Fields #2 & #3. . Daily practice time is 5 to 7pm. There will be a parent meeting on Monday (8/19) at 6:45pm. Please make sure to bring a large water container with a name clearly printed on it. Also, all boys are to wear proper soccer shorts (above the knee), a grey or blue t-shirt, proper soccer socks, and shin guards. When the school year begins the practice time will remain from 5 to 7 pm (this is a change from previous years). Parents and Players are strongly encouraged to read the core values program as well as program guidelines found on this homepage (tabs in menu). Please visit the “Jr. High Page” for ongoing information throughout the season. Get ready to train and have a great season. Go Bears!!!
*** please note that practice times are NOT arrival times but that the program expects players to be on the field…..ready to train ****.
JR. High Regular Season 2019
Jr. High games are played “back to back” beginning with the A Team. Start times for home games are 4:15pm / away games are 4pm. We wear blue jerseys for home games, and white jerseys for away games. All home games are played on East High Elementary School Field #1
Practice time have changed during the school year. Practice will be at 5 to 7 pm at East High grass fields.
Players and Parents make sure to review the Program Guidelines and the Core Values located on this website.
For information regarding the Jr. High program please contact Jr.High Head Coach : email@example.com
Junior High Head Coach: Coach Joey Funck
Coach Funck will be entering his 2nd season as Jr. High Head Coach after three years as coach for the 7th/8th grade team. He is no stranger to Etown soccer, as a 2012 graduate from EAHS, Coach Funck earned four Varsity letters as a player and was recognized as an Lancaster Lebanon All Star for 3 years. Having played at the highest club level with Classics, Coach Funck brings a passion and desire to coaching. Mr. Funck owns his own business, JF Construction, specializing in masonry after attending Thaddeus Stevens College where he won several awards as a Phi Theta Kappa honor student.
7th/8th Grade Team Coach: David Hershey
David Hershey’s lifetime passion for soccer shows through playing, coaching and studying the beautiful game. He holds a class-E coaching license and is a licensed referee. David has volunteered coached and consulted at Rheems Athletic Association/ Elizabethtown United (EU) for the past 15 years. He is a community soccer advocate and appreciate EU’s mission to offer quality, affordable soccer to all. Dave helped coach the girl’s Rheems Rhythm and boy’s Blue Lightning from U9 to U14. Both teams were very fun and successful, with the boy’s team making it to the semifinals of last year’s state cup tournament.
A 1993 graduate of EAHS, David was a 3-time varsity letterman, LL League All-Star and co-captain of the 1992 team that brought home the school’s first Section Championship. David also played midfield for Susquehanna University starting every game as a freshman and helping the team to a record number of wins in a season. David then graduated from Penn State University. He enjoys raising his family and working in Elizabethtown.
He appreciates all styles of soccer, his current favorite teams are Barcelona and Etown High School. His coaching philosophy reflects players gaining sound fundamentals, learning possession-style soccer and developing a love for the game and their team. David looks forward to a fun and rewarding experience this season with the junior high.