2. We have opened up the fall baseball and softball sign ups at our website www.eyanews.org many teams start in August with practices for the fall season, please click the register button and follow the sign up program
3. We wanted to share the great success the softball families had in fundraising for a new score board at the Williams Street field. $3,300 was raised from many, Snack stand sales and proceeds raised by the Ward family spending countless hours at the fields during tournaments
Personal thanks to the following donors:
Hark Family, Kozy family, Hespell family, Held family, Iona Miller and family, Yard family, Hoffman family, Brezak family, Unser family, Schild family, Daly family, Ward family, Anders family, EYA Board, Borough of Emmaus for storeage and installation
The EYA also has some voluntter postions to fill, can you assist? If so, please e-mail EYA president John Zgura: email@example.com
1. Boys intramural Basketball coordinator, summer and fall/winter boys basketball grades 5-6, 7-8, 9-12
2. Photo coordinator, assist with pictures during the basketball and baseball/softball seasons
3. Equipment coordinator, ensure equipment is safe and inventory equipment
4. Board Member, we have an open board position, board meets once a month, does not need to be a coach or coordinator
5. Sponsor help, assist with gaining new sponsors, sell signs, etc
The EYA again thanks you for your support!
Please feel free to reach John Zgura or Roy Anders with any questions
I wanted to introduce myself, my name is John Zgura and I am the President of the Emmaus Youth Association. I have been the Vice President for years and before that held a board position. I take over the position left vacant by our former President Kathy Mintzner who after many years has decided to step down and take the position of Chairman of the Board. Kathy has dedicated years of her life to the children of Emmaus and has been a huge part of the success of the Emmaus Halloween parade. I have been part of the Emmaus Youth Association for many years and have coached baseball at all levels in Intramural and Travel.
I have a lot of new ideas for the organization and will strive to maintain the integrity and values of the Emmaus Youth Association, that Kathy and the board have built over the years. I wanted to personally thank Kathy for all of her time and dedication to the Emmaus Youth Association and look forward to serving on the board with Kathy for many years to come.
The Emmaus Youth Association will have walk-in registration for Baseball and Softball on Wednesday January 11th at ST. John’s Church @ 5th and Chestnut, Emmaus PA from 6-P.M til 9PM. If you have a minute or an hour, stop in and say hello and meet some of the board members who make the decisions that keep the Emmaus Youth Association one of the top organizations in the area. If you wish to join our board, coach a team or fill any of our other volunteer positions, contact myself or any of our other board members and we will help you in any way we can. I have always felt that volunteers are like heroes, dedicating their time and expecting nothing in return.
I look forward to working with the board, children and parents of the Emmaus Youth Association now and into the future.
“A Hero is someone who steps up when everyone else backs down”
John D. Zgura
Emmaus Youth Association
President / Director of Baseball Operations
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.