Middle School Athletics
DISTRICT COORDINATOR OF ATHLETICS
MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
Assistant Athletic Director
Students in Grade 6 may participate in intramural sports held in the Fall and Winter seasons. These are informal programs designed to foster teamwork and fun. The sports available each season are announced prior to the season, parental permission slips are distributed prior to the first meeting of each sport.
Students in Grade 7 and 8 are eligible to try out for inter-scholastic team sports held in the
Fall, Winter and Spring seasons. Practices are after school Monday through Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. All athletes are required to have a completed PIAA physical. Physicals are offered at ETR the first week of June for the following school year at a cost of $20, cash, or they may be completed by the student’s personal physician. Physical forms are available in the main office, the nurses’ office, and on the district web site. Athletes must meet ETR’s eligibility requirements, namely, they may not be failing any two core subjects on a weekly basis. All athletic events are held after school and the schedule is available at the link on the top of this page.
Soccer is a fast paced game requiring a lot of running. It is played on a field between two teams of 11 players, each with the objective of trying to kick or head a ball into the opponent’s goal without the use of their hands. The teams play two 30 minute halves. Equipment: Shin guards and cleats required at all times. This is a competitive travel team competing against other middle schools. Try outs are required. Coaches teach basic concepts of teamwork, skills and tactics of the game.
7th Grade: Coach Lebano
8th Grade: Coach Pierangeli
7th Grade: Coach Merrill
8th Grade: Coach Horgouslou
Playing field hockey can be a fun and exciting way to improve your fitness, enjoy friendly competition, make new friends, and be a part of a team. Although goals occur more frequently than in soccer (a game to which hockey is sometimes compared: 'soccer with sticks'), field hockey is usually relatively low scoring. The game is played by two teams of 11 players - 10 players and 1 goaltender. Although there are set positions (forwards, backs, wings etc.) the composition of any team is at the discretion of the coach (what positions players play at). The object of the game is to have scored more goals than your opponents by the game's end, with one point being awarded for each goal scored as in most games of this nature.
7th Grade: Coach Broome
8th Grade: Coach Moluf
ETR offers volleyball during the fall season. Tryouts are held immediately upon the students return to school in September. The team practices Monday-Friday from 3:00-5:00 in the gymnasium. Experience is not required but is definitely an advantage. All players are required to attend all practices and games. The team competes against schools throughout Delaware County and is scheduled to play 12-14 matches during the months of September, October and concludes the first week of November. The goal of the program is to improve the player’s current skills while introducing more advanced skills as the season progresses. All players are expected to display positive sportsmanship.
7th Grade: Coach Pizzica
8th Grade: Coach Ennis
ETR offers two football programs during the fall season. The Unlimited squad has no weight limit for their respective athletes, while the 115-Pound team is for athletes not weighing more than this weight. The program starts immediately upon the athletes return to school in September. The team practices Monday through Friday from 3:00-5:30 p.m., at Springfield High School. Home games take place at the high school Stadium Field. All athletes are welcome to participate as there are no cuts. All equipment is provided by Springfield School District and must be returned at the end of the season. The team typically plays 7 to 9 games against opponents from throughout Delaware County. The goal of the program is to teach middle school athletes the skills necessary to compete in games. All players are expected to attend every practice and game, and are required to demonstrate positive sportsmanship.
Head Coach Nelson / Assistant Coach Pizzica
Head Coach White / Assistant Coach Balaban
An announcement will be made to let the students know about the first meeting for Winter Sports. This meeting is held in early November with the Athletic Director, coaches and students who are interested in participating in Winter Sports. Most tryouts are in Mid-November with practices and games starting the beginning of December.
7th and 8th Grade Wrestling Head Coach D’Ortone / Assistant Coach Bennett
The wrestling team at ETR is a growing experience for every level wrestler to advance themselves in the sport. From beginner to advanced, coaches teach the wrestlers the basics and fundamentals for success on the mat. Wrestle-offs determine who is the top wrestler in each of the 18 weight classes. Every wrestler is given the opportunity to compete for any spot in the line-up when they make the necessary weight.
Girls’ Basketball 8th Grade: Coach Pierangeli 7th Grade: Coach Broome
Boys’ Basketball 8th Grade: Coach Guille 7th Grade: Coach Nelson
Basketball is an indoor court game between two teams of five players each advancing a ball up and down the court by dribbling or passing trying to score a basket by tossing the ball through a hoop. The game is played in four quarters consisting of six minutes each. Equipment: Good pair of basketball sneakers. This is a competitive travel team competing against other middle schools. Try-outs are required. Coaches teach basic concepts of teamwork, skills and game tactics.
ETR offers baseball in the spring season. Tryouts are held approximately the second week of March, weather permitting. The team practices Monday- Friday from 3:00-5:00 on the baseball field located in front of the school. Experience is not required but is definitely an advantage. All players are required to attend all practices and games. The team competes against schools throughout Delaware County and is scheduled to play 12-14 games during the months of April and May. The goal of the program is to successfully build on existing skills while learning new skills and rules of the game as well as to display positive sportsmanship.
7th Grade: Coach Guille
8th Grade: Coach Pizzica
ETR offers girls’ softball in the spring season. Tryouts are held the second week of March, weather permitting. The team practices Monday-Friday from 3:00-5:00 on the softball field located at Scenic Hills Elementary School. Experience is not required but is definitely an advantage. All players are required to attend practices and games. The team competes against league schools located in Delaware County and are scheduled to play approximately 12 games per season. The goal of the program is to successfully build on existing skills while introducing more advanced skills and situations in the game. 7
7th Grade: Spiropoulos
8th Grade: Merrill
Tryouts will be held for the ETR lacrosse teams in the spring. These interscholastic teams practice Monday through Friday and play approximately 15 games during the season. Experience is not required but is definitely an advantage. The goal of this team is to successfully build on existing skills and learn new skills and rules of the game as well as to display good sportsmanship at all times. All players are expected to attend all practices and games. Good effort, attitude, and cooperation as well as having fun are expected.
7th Grade: Corey Balaban
8th Grade: Al Humes
7th Grade: Diane Pierangeli
8th Grade: Jason Lebano
This team sport allows students in seventh and eighth grade to learn about the many events associated with classic track and field. It is open to boys and girls in seventh and eighth grade only. The teams compete against neighboring schools throughout Delaware County. The events can be broken down into several categories: sprints, distance runs, relays and field events. In sprints the participants are broken up into weight groups (90 lbs., 100 lbs., and 115 lbs.) for the 70 meters but all are included in the 100 meter, 200 meter and 400 meter races. The distance events are for 800 meters and 1600 meters. Other running events include the hurdles and relays. For field events, athletes participate in high jump, long jump, and shot put.
Boys’ Head Coach Nelson / Assistant Coach Larkin
Girls’ Head Coach Moluf and Coach Morrison
|Boys Soccer 8th||Harry Horozoglou|
|Boys Soccer 7th||JJ Merrill|
|Girls Soccer 8th||Diane Pierangeli|
|Girls Soccer 7th||Jason Lebano|
|Volleyball 8th||Jennifer Ennis|
|Volleyball 7th||Sarah Pizzica|
|Field Hockey 8th||Debra Moluff|
|Field Hockey 7th||Keith Broome|
|Football Unlimited||Norm Nelson and Joe Pizzica|
|Football 115||Coach White and Coach Balaban|
|7th and 8th Grade Wrestling||Coach D'Ortone/Asst. Coach Bennett|
|Girls' Basketball 8th||Coach Pierangeli|
|Girls' Basketball 7th||Coach Broome|
|Boys' Basketball 8th||Coach Guille|
|Boys' Basketball 7th||Coach Nelson|
|Baseball 8th||Coach Pizzica|
|Baseball 7th||Coach Guille|
|Softball 8th||Coach Merrill|
|Softball 7th||Coach Spiropoulos|