Jefferson Soccer Club

Membership Eligibility: All Members of the Jefferson Community

Membership Dues or Fees: None

Description:
Jefferson Soccer Club (JSC) is the official Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) organization for those within the Jefferson community interested in playing soccer. JSC promotes weekly pick-up games and participates in the Philadelphia Professional Schools Soccer League (PPSSL) in the fall. The Jefferson Soccer Club also hosts social fundraising events in order to address team equipment needs and create a sense of unity among its members. All those part of the Jefferson community are welcome.

Our mission is to provide a competitive yet fun, safe, stress-free, healthy, and positive environment, while helping all players (no matter the skill level, background, or age) to develop a life-long passion for the game we all love and build friendships on and off the pitch.

In accordance with Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Soccer Club strives to build meaningful interdisciplinary connections and teamwork across the many health education programs that Jefferson offers. Our goal is to learn to collaborate and cooperate outside of the classroom and work environments. On the soccer field, we learn to depend on each other, develop our communication skills, and work towards a common objective. We always walk on the pitch with the intent to win. The purpose of the Jefferson Soccer Club is to bring together those who are interested in playing soccer and competing in the fall outdoor Philadelphia Professional Schools Soccer League and indoor pick-up games. Practices are open to all members of the Jefferson community. Indoor practice is held two nights a week during the academic year and one night a week in the summer. The outdoor league consists of competition against other city medical and professional schools. Fall outdoor league games are held Saturday and Sunday mornings for ten weeks. We believe that JSC is an extension of the Health Mentors program. It continues the mission, goals, and values of the Jefferson Community. We focus on interdisciplinary teamwork and we believe that this club adds to that value. The Jefferson Soccer Club has been in existence for more than 15 years.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Organization Email: jeffsoccer@jefferson.edu

President: Umut Tukdogan, Jefferson College of Pharmacy 

Treasurer: Zachary Semenetz, Sidney Kimmel Medical College 

Vice President: Michael Markovitz, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Event Coordinator: Seth Teplitsky, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Fundraising Chair: Justin Turpin, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Student Organization Advisor: 
Christopher Haines, MD
, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine
833 Chestnut Street, Suite 301, Philadelphia, PA 19107 | 215-955-8363