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Rheems Athletic Association

E-Town Youth Field Hockey

The Rheems Athletic Association's purpose is to provide a safe, fun, & rewarding atmosphere for all children within our community, who choose to participate in our multiple venues.  We believe that through our organization these future leaders will learn the value of teamwork, relationships, & success, which is necessary in today's society.

Welcome 2021 Etown Youth Field Hockey

ANY and ALL School Districts are Welcome to Join!

Our goal is to provide young girls the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the sport and have fun doing it.

The Fall League program is offered for anyone entering grades 2nd through 6th for the 2021 -2021 school year for all skill levels.

Summer Clinic
June 28th - July 1st
5:30pm - 7:30pm
2nd - 6th Grade Entering Fall 2021

Calling all rising 2nd through 6th grade girls who enjoy playing field hockey!
Come join the Etown Youth Field Hockey coaching staff for a fun and competitive summer clinic. Improve your skills, get a jump start to the fall season, and grow your love for the game!

Jane Hoover Turf Field
Park at the East High parking lot on the High school side. take the waling path to the East High side entrance and wait to be checked in. 

Given To Each Player
Drawstring Bag, Water Bottle, T-shirt and a field hockey ball to keep

Equipment Required
Mouth guard
Shin guards
Field Hockey Stick - if you need advice or guidance to choose the correct size please contact:
Kim Yocum, league commissioner, [email protected]

Fall Season - Is scheduled to begin Practice:

Kindergarten - 1st Grade
Every Tuesday & Thursday starting Aug 17th 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm

2nd - 3rd Grade Team
Every Tuesday & Thursday starting Aug 17th 2021 5:30pm - 7pm
4th - 6th Grade Team
Every Tuesday & Thursday starting Aug 17th 2021 5:30pm - 7pm
Practice  days and times are subject to change based on the number of teams and availability of coaches & fields

Practice Location
Mount Joy Township Grass Field - corner of Elizabethtown Road & Greentree Road
8853 Elizabethtown Road, Elizabethtown

Please park in the Mount Joy Township building parking lot in front of the building

League Games
Lower Dauphin Youth Field Hockey
ALL Games are played at the Lower Dauphin Middle School Complex

located behind the Hummelstown Police Department

Games are 4 Sundays September - October (9/12/21, 9/19/21, 9/26/21, 10/3/21 & 10/10/21

Each Team Plays 2 games on Sunday afternoon between 2pm-6pm for 4 consecutive Sundays Starting in September

This is subject to change due to rain delays or school restrictions
Most teams are scheduled back to back games, but this will be determined depending on the amount of teams registered

To ensure the safety of our players and their family's, COVID 19 Policies (masks/sanitization/distancing) will be establish and communicated to all registered families as we near the start of our season. Please be patient as we establish our procedures according to the CURRENT CDC and State guidelines. Please note that these guidelines may change throughout the season.

Included - Reversible Jersey
should be worn to Practice and Games. Please have your child wear something underneath the jersey incase they would need to switch their jersey to the opposite side

Not Included - Black shorts/pants - games

Equipment Required
Mouth guard
Shin guards
Field Hockey Stick - if you need advice or guidance to choose the correct size please contact Kim Yocum, league commissioner, [email protected]

Player Expectations

This is a learning league. There is no scoreboard or paid officials at our games. Which means ALL skill levels are given the same opportunity to learn. It is NOT about winning and losing. It is NOT about who scored or how many goals an individual player had. It is NOT about starting each game or playing every minute. It is NOT about playing one position and being a ball hog.

However, it is all about having FUN. It is about learning the skills of field hockey - passing, pulling right, shooting. It is about ENCOURAGING your teammates. It is about CHEERING FOR EVERYONE and taking turns sitting out. It is about RESPECTING your coaches. It is about learning to HONOR OFFICIALS and the calls they make. It is about falling in love with a sport that offers so much on and off the field.

Our league reserves the right if any player has any poor sportsmanship or misconduct of any kind that player will be asked to sit out of the remainder of the practice or game.


R & K Subs
- Form will be handed out First Practice
Due Date: TBA
Each player will be required to sell a minimum of 15 subs, unless you have multiple children (2 children = 25 subs)

If you choose to Opt-out, it is $50 a player or $70 for more than one player in the family. Opt-out does not crossover to other sports with in the RAA Organization.

Apparell - New This Year -TBA

Team Pictures
There will be team and individual pictures taken
Dates: TBA

Introducing Our Coaching Staff

2nd - 3rd Grade Head Coach

Gina Miller

Elizabethtown Area High School
3-year varsity starter & 2-year team captain
Eastern University
2017 - Graduated with B.S., 2020 - Graduated with MEd, 4-year team starter, 2-year team captain, 3 time all conference player, 2 time all region player, 1 time academic all MAC team, 1-time academic all-area team (Philly), 3-time NFHCA national academic squad
2012- 2014 - GEARS youth clinics, 2018 - 2020 - Eastern University Graduate Assistant, 2020 - present - Etown Youth Field Hockey
1st grade teacher at Donegal Primary School
Why I want to coach youth field hockey
I am so honored to be part of the Etown Youth Field Hockey coaching staff. RAA and Etown youth sports were an important part of my life, as well as my parents and brother. I truly grew up on the RAA fields and enjoyed every minute of it. When I discovered field hockey at age 8, youth programs were not established, meaning I was on my own to grow as a player. I am beyond excited to be part of growing the love of this great game with so many young athletes. 

Assistant Coach

Cassie Rawa
Elizabethtown Area High School
Shippensburg University
4 years from 2013-2016 where she was a forward. During her time at Shippensburg, the team won 2 National Championship titles, her freshman and senior season where she was co-captain her senior season.
She has helped coach multiple camps throughout her time as a student athlete at Shippensburg. After she graduated at Ship, she attended Shenandoah University where she obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2020. She is looking forward to volunteer coaching with Rheems Athletic Department this summer!


4th - 6th Grade Head Coach

Mallory Anderson

Donegal High School
4-year varsity starter

Lebanon Valley College
4-year varsity starter. National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHC). Second-Team All American and an NFHC First-Team All-region pick. She helped lead Lebanon Valley College to the NCAA division III Final four in 2006. A MAC Commonwealth First-Team All-Conference honoree following her senior season, she was named to the 2006 NCAA All-tournament Team and ended her college career as the programs All-time Leader in defensive saves.
Coached at mid-Atlantic field hockey camp while in college at Lebanon Valley College for 2 seasons. Helped coach youth programs for Donegal youth sports in various sports while in high school.
Why I want to coach youth field hockey
Coaching youth through sports is extremely rewarding to teach kids the value of teamwork skills hard work and the importance of exercise. Along with teaching children the love of game of field hockey.


Assistant Coach

Aly Erikson

Ashley Messick

Any questions or concerns please contact Kim Yocum, league commissioner at [email protected] or call 717-371-4652

 In order to register as a coach you will need to complete the following one week prior to the first practice: 

  • State Requirements
    • PA child abuse check
    • PA State background check
    • FBI fingerprint clearance or 10 year PA resident affirmation – if you have lived in PA for at least 10 years, then all you have to do is sign the form and have a witness sign. 
  • SafeSport / Abuse Prevention training - Annual requirement - For Head coaches only
  • Heads Up concussion awareness training certificate (Free)  
-The top 3 clearances are the same requirements as the School district requires for volunteering. 
-All corresponding links for each clearance should be listed within the Coach volunteer registration section. You don't have to add them right away, you can save the info, and come back later to add them into your profile.
-If you are a returning coach, please ensure that you certificates are up to date and renewed where needed. There are some annual /seasonal requirements.
  • If you have a fall Abuse Prevention & Concussion Cert, you are good until next fall season.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Kristi Ritter, Risk Management Coordinator - [email protected]

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Rheems Athletic Association

PO Box 26 
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania 17022

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