Registration for winter basketball program is now open!
If your son is considering travel basketball, please sign up now as we are in the process of gaining gym time for open gyms for travel interested players
Travel Basketball workout information:
Our preseason workout and tryout dates are now set! Please join us on 10/16, 10/22 and 10/30 to participate in a skills workout. Grades 3-6 will take the court from 6 to 7 pm and grades 7-10 from 7 to 8 pm. Tryouts will take place on Monday 11/6 from 6 to 9 pm - the exact schedule is to be determined. All events will take place at Victory Valley Camp in Zionsville. You must be registered for the upcoming season to participate, so please be sure to register with the the Emmaus Youth Association at http://eyanews.org.
Intramural Basketball Grades K-8th $50.00/per player plus a fundraiser of $20 buyout or 2018 coupon book
Open gyms for intramural will take place late November/early December
Instructional Boys & Girls grades K-2 (Baby B-Ballers)
The goal of this program is to get younger children familiar with the game of basketball. The season begins with skills and drills as well as rule review and reinforcement. Practice is two nights a week and his held normally at Jefferson or Lincoln Elementary. The practice times are 630-745 and days are determined by the coach once the team is selected. After a few weeks of practice the players begin to experience actual game play. All EYA teams play each other as well as AFC and UMYA teams. These are casual games focused on bringing the rules and drills together.
This year the all girls team will play girls from Lower Mac and other areas
Boys grades 3-4
The goal of this program is to teach the rules of basketball and well as the fundamental skills. This program focuses on man to man and zone defense as well as learning actual plays. Practice is held two days a week until games begin and then the schedule will change to practice as well as games. Some games and practices will be on Saturday. The practice schedule is determined by the coach, the game schedule is released shortly after the season begins. Practices and games are held at local gyms. Games are held against the other EYA teams and well as AFC and UMYA.
Boys grades 5-6
Boys in grades 5-6 play in local rec leagues. Practices vary on weeknights at local East Penn Schools. Games are played at local area Schools. Players cannot play on intramural teams if playing on a school team or travel team
Boys grades 7-8
Boys in grade 7-8 play in the Parkland intramural league. Practices vary on weeknights at local East Penn schools. Games are played at Parkland Schools. Players cannot play on intramural teams if playing for a school team or travel team.
Girls grades 3-4
The goal of this program is to teach the rules of basketball and well as the fundamental skills. This program focuses on man to man and zone defense as well as learning actual plays. Practice is held two days a week until games begin and then the schedule will change to practice as well as games. Some games and practices will be on Saturday. The practice schedule is determined by the coach, the game schedule is released shortly after the season begins. Practices and games are held at local gyms. Games are held against the other EYA teams and well as AFC and UMYA. The girls may also play in the Parkland intramural girls league with games on Saturdays.
Girls grades 5-6
Girls play generally Saturday's in local intramural girls league. Games are held at local area schools.
Intramural Basketball Grades 9-12
$60.00/per player plus a fundraiser of $20 buyout or 2016 coupon book
Open gyms for intramural will take place late November/early December
Boys grades 9-12
If your son or daughter is interested in trying out for travel, please sign them up NOW, as we are trying to set up try out dates/ times and which travel league the players will play in.
Cost of Travel is $85.00/per player plus a fundraiser of $20 buyout or 2018 coupon book
Tryouts for the travel teams will take place in mid-November
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.