We are excited to announce that the EYA baseball program will be holding a series of baseball workshop/workouts again this winter. These workouts will be very structured and will focus on baseball “basics” as well as some more specific areas of instruction including Hitting, Fielding, Pitching & Catching and others.
It is the goal of these sessions to be highly instructional as well as to keep the kids playing baseball. Our goal to make the most of the time everyone is investing in these workouts and have many members of the baseball organization including Travel and Intramural coaches involved in planning, scheduling and executing the workouts. In addition we are hoping to bring in some experts from outside of the organization to help coach the kids.
We are planning on having players of all skill levels attend and we will make sure that each player gets the most instruction and fun out of the session by working with other players of a similar skill set. It is our goal to make sure that everyone from the beginner player to the advanced player will find these sessions beneficial.
It is expected that all players looking to play travel baseball in the spring attend several of these workouts. We are big supporters of playing other sports, so if there are conflicts with a sport that is in season, let us know.
All Sessions will be held on Sunday Evenings at Elite Sports Academy located at 4651 Colebrook Ave, Emmaus, PA 18049 (Located in the former Emmaus Bowling Center near Pickles). We will have access to climate controlled turf fields as well as hitting tunnels for pitching and batting.
These workouts will be for players age 9-15. Each week, we will divide players up by age and skill level to make sure kids are working on the appropriate skills with their group.
Sessions will be held from 7:00 PM - 8:30PM.
12/3- Behr (Travel Knee High Coach) - We will have 3 or 4 different groups rotating through several stations.
12/10 - Betz (Travel Biddy Coach) - We will have 3 or 4 different groups rotating through several stations.
12/17 - Simmons (Travel Midget Coach) - We will have groups of players rotating through stations.
We will not hold workouts obviously on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. We will continue to hold sessions Sundays through January and February. A schedule for these dates is forthcoming and will include some "Clinics" held by coaches from outside our organization and will be specific in nature, possibly hitting, pitching, catching, etc.. Please feel tree too offer suggestions.
To cover cost for the facility, attendance at regular workouts will be $15 per player per workout. It is important that these workouts are well attended for the players sake as well as the ability of the EYA to continue to provide this important instruction. These sessions were well attended the past two years and we are hoping to build on that.
This cost is well below other similar opportunities, however if for some reason players need financial assistance we want to help provide that. We can offer partial scholarships and discounts for multiple workouts and or multiple players if it is absolutely necessary. The bottom line is we do not want anyone to not attend due to cost.
If you want to reserve a spot, please email Tom Ashelman at email@example.com. If you do not reserve a spot, you are still welcome to attend. If we get enough players to fill a session, we will send out an email
All registrations must be paid in full by March 1st, any unpaid registrations will not be placed on a roster per EYA policy.Payments can be mailed or made using PayPal during the registration process. Any player not making a travel team will be placed in intramural with a refund of the difference.
Programs offered by the EYA are:
U8- ages 5-8 Coach pitch
U10 ages 9-10
U12 ages 11-12
U14 ages 13-14
U18 ages 15-18
Travel Softball girls U10
Travel softball girls U12
Travel softball girls U14
Ages vary by birthday, please review each program
Biddy league intramural baseball boys age 9-10
Midget league intramural baseball boys age 11-12
Knee Hi league intramural baseball boys age 13-15
Biddy Travel Boys age 9-10
Midget Travel Boys 11-12
Knee Hi Boys 13-15
Connie Mack Boys 13-16
Sr. Legion Boys 16-19
T-Ball Boys age 5-6
Minors (Coach Pitch) Boys age 7-8
Baseball Winter Work outs
*** Baseball Updates ***
Registration deadline will be March 1st. Late registrations cannot be guaranteed a spot on an EYA team. If you would like to register but have a challenge, let us know we will do all that we can to help.
Travel Baseball tryouts will be the annonced TBA. All levels will most likely have some tryout time each day. Schedule will be coming soon based on weather, etc.
Winter workouts are starting now!. If you have a question, email Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baseball Winter workouts will resume Sunday January 7th at 7:30 PM. We are creating an exciting schedule of workouts and clinics to best prepare the boys for spring and will be adding some professional instruction sessions with specific area of coaching. These Clinics will Focus on a specific baseball skill and are designed to equip the players with the skills and drills needed for them to work at home as well as on the field. They will be designed and facilitated by professional baseball instructors and are an excellent opportunity for those that have a drive to work hard to become a better, more skilled baseball player. Schedule for January is as follows:
1/7 - General Baseball Workout (Lichtenwalner, Intramural Coordinator) - Players will rotate through Hitting and Fielding stations.
1/14 - ***Hitting Clinic *** - Professional Instruction on hitting techniques and Drills. It is the goal of this Clinic to give players the ability to continue to work on the art of hitting in between practices.
1/21 - General Baseball Workout (Behr, Travel Coordinator) - Players will Rotate through Hitting and Fielding stations.
1/28 - General Baseball Workout (Travel Biddy Coach) - Players will Rotate through Hitting and Fielding stations.
2/4 - General Baseball Workout (Travel Midget Coach) - Players will Rotate through Hitting and Fielding stations.
2/11 - ***Sports performance Clinic*** - Professional Instruction on a basic introduction to soeed and agility drills players can work on between practices to improve athleticism.
2/18 - General Baseball Workout (EYA Connie Mack Coach Ryan Schaefer) Players will Rotate through Hitting and Fielding stations.
2/25 - ***Pitching/Catching Clinic*** - Professional Pitching Instruction to help players better understand pitching mechanics and sound arm care principles. Catchers are also encouraged to come at a reduced rate of $10/catcher. Catchers will receive instruction from EYA coaches for the first portion of the session and them work with the pitchers during the live pitching portion of the clinic.
Cost for workouts will remain $15 per session. Cost for professional clinics will be $25 per session. As always we do not want anyone to not attend based on cost. Financial assistance is available based on need. Just let us know.
Workouts will be held at Elite Sports Academy. 4651 Colebrook Ave, Emmaus.
Please email Tom Ashelman at email@example.com with any questions or to reserve a spot. Clinics will be kept to a specific number of attendees. Reservations will be on a first come first served basis.
Reminder, players with travel baseball aspirations in the spring are highly encouraged to attend these workouts. Thanks.
Travel tryouts for baseball and softball will be held in early March weather permitting. If a player tries out for travel and does not make the team, the player will be placed on an intramural squad
The Procedure for forming all recreation (not travel) teams will follow these guidelines:
For example: A-Ball ages 9-10
Team # 1Team # 2Team # 3
Jake age 9 John age 9 Joe age 9
Jeff 9 Jerry 9 Jeff 9
Bill 10 Bob 10 Brian 10
Matt 10 Mike 9 Will 10
Eric 9 Al 9 Fred 10
Team #2 would have first pick in the draft due to the fact that they only have one 10 year old. They will then pick another 10 year out of the pool to create a team with an equal amount of 10 year olds if there are no 10 year olds to choose from they still have first pick of a 9 year old. This pattern would continue until all names are pulled from the pool and placed on teams in an even fashion.
The roster from the previous season will be the base of the team.
Players will stay on the roster of the team they played on in the previous season and will stay on that teams roster for the duration of their playing years or until the team would dissolve because of lack of players.
All players who enter the A program will be placed into the "pool" and placed on a team with equal age appropriate players ( as close as possible)
All new registrants for the program or players that teams were dissolved will be broken down into age appropriate categories referred to as the "pool". These names will be chosen as a closed ballot and separated according to age.
A count of players by age will be categorized.
Players the were on the "fall" ball roster are not automatically guaranteed to play on that team in spring unless they were on that roster the previous spring then they would continue to move up with the team.
Starting with the team with the lowest count of players; the coordinator and or coach will draw a name from the pool to even out the teams as close as possible.
EYA will honor children of coaches to be placed on the same team.
EYA will honor siblings to be placed on the same team.
EYA will nothonor transportation issues to be placed on the same team.(Previous participants have taken advantage of this situation
EYA will not guarantee request for specific teams or coaches. Each request will be handled on a case by case basis
EYA will notguarantee that all requests will be honored.