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HISTORY: Germantown High School has a history of soccer excellence. The girls' soccer team has made 13 appearances in the State Tournament, winning it in 1994, 1999, & 2001, and finishing runner-up in 1987 & 1990. The 1992 team ranks 3rd in Tennessee history for goals scored in a single season. Recently, they were District 16 champs (2021) and runners-up (2022). Germantown alumna has also been regionally and nationally recognized. Cindy Parlow Cone (’95), Germantown’s GOAT, is a World Cup Champion, 2-time gold-medalist, 2-time Hermann Award winner, and NWSL Champion. She is currently No.8 on the USWNT all-time scoring list & was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2019.
BUILDING A PROGRAM: At Germantown High School we are building a soccer program on a tradition that has state championships and national-level players. We want it to be more than just a team. We want there to be a legacy and style of play passed down every year so we can become competitive with the best teams in the Memphis area again. We want new players to fit into a group that is competitive, where you will meet teammates that stay friends long after high school.
PARENT PERSPECTIVE: Contact Booster Club parent Jocelyn Wherry at LadyRedDevilSoccerGHS@gmail.com with any questions you may have about costs or team climate.
COACH JOHN HERSHBERGER:
Coach Hershberger was born near Munich, Germany, and has played soccer his whole life. In youth soccer, he played on teams that won 5 KYSA State Championships (Kentucky). Coach Hershberger attended Rhodes College, playing Varsity Intercollegiate Soccer on the NCAA Division III Lynx, and won a Tennessee U-21 Championship with the Survivors club team. Coach Hershberger holds an NSCAA National License and USSF National License. He has coached boys and girls for 30 years at Craigmont HS, Sheffield HS, Southwind HS, St. Agnes Academy, and several local club teams. Coach Hershberger has also completed all the coursework for an M.S. in Exercise Science.
COACH DOUG MYERS: Growing up in Memphis, Coach Myers played in the Memphis Futbol Club program (’77) under local coaching legend Richard Bute. He played for the Houston High School Mustangs (1991-1995), winning 2 Tennessee State Championships during his time there (’93 & ’94), when the team was the No.1 ranked high school soccer team in the country. Coach Myers has also coached with MFC and at Southwind HS.
COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE: Our goal is for good players to improve every day, working toward excellence. But we also want to encourage inexperienced players to learn soccer. Our experience has taught us that, if a player is dedicated to learning and trying hard, they can become very good, even without much training to begin with. To help with learning to play at a high level, we track progress with data: times for running, number of juggles, etc. We teach weightlifting for soccer because strength training makes better players and prevents injury. We record games and analyze game films. These are all skills and habits that will help you be a better player now, prevent injury, and carry on with you playing in the future, whether in college or just for your own enjoyment.
OUR FACILITY: We have a practice area with full-sized goals on the GHS campus and practice fields adjacent to the campus at the Germantown Soccerplex. In season, we have exclusive use of the Auxiliary Gym with futsal goals, to train indoors when the weather prevents outdoor training. GHS also has 2 weight rooms, where players will learn to lift the correct way.
WE HAVE VEO: The Veo soccer camera has multiple lenses and records the entire field from a tripod 25’ high. The video is then uploaded and processed using soccer-specific software that tracks the ball. You will be able to see highlights of yourself playing and share the game or clips of it with parents and family. But, if you want to play at a higher level—in college, or beyond, you will also have game film to send to coaches and recruiters. See more about Veo on Youtube at: https://youtu.be/fTpPSsvMKRM 2022-23 Germantown Girls Soccer, District 16 Runner-up
HOW CAN YOU CHOOSE GERMANTOWN?
Contact the school about attending Germantown Optional School this Fall. 7653 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN 38138, Phone: 901-416-0955. Optional school application info: http://www.scsk12.org/optional/files/2023/Optional_S chools_2023_24.pdf Contact Coach Hershberger for help or questions.
Summer Training starts in June and goes through the summer, except for the Dead Period from 6/26/23- 7/9/23. It is important for fitness and injury prevention that players do not miss this important time of the year.
GHS TV Awards
GHS-TV is the proud winner of twelve Alliance for Community Media Foundation Hometown Media Awards!
Student and Staff 1st Place Awards
Voter Education Magazine Shows
Crosstalk (Election Night) GHS Insider
Virtual Events Student Informational Talk Show Series
An Ocean Apart, A World Together: Our Questions Answered Crosstalk (Compilation)
Information Talk Show Single Episode Educational Activities
Crosstalk (Brownsville) An Ocean Apart, A World Together: Our Questions Answered
Democracy in Action Community Events Parades/Festivals
2022 Live Coverage of Election Night Live Coverage of the 49th Annual Germantown Festival
Community Events General Information Talk Show Single Episode Access Center (Professional)
2022 Germantown Horse Show (Crosstalk Special Edition) Memphis-Shelby Schools Report
Educational Profile Access Center (Professional) Educational Activities Access Center (Professional)
Memphis-Shelby Schools Report Memphis-Shelby Schools Report
Meet Kayla Ross
Kayla Ross is an 11th grade student here at Germantown High who recently released her first book, Visions of my Heart. She writes through poetry; how past pain created her strength. She encourages everybody to read this story of love and wisdom and encourages her readers to know that faith is the process to the promise of living a happy life.
Thursday, Jun 1st, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Makeup Tryouts: Monday, June 5th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Fundraiser begins June 1st!
The mandatory player and parent meeting for chosen players is Thursday, June 15th at 6 pm in the V Gym. You must have a current physical, dated after April 15th, 2023 to try out for the team. Bring a closed-lid water bottle for tryouts-hydration is key!
If you miss the tryouts, you should contact Coach Henry @ email@example.com to set up a walk-on tryout.