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2016 Fall Baseball and Softball
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Programs offered by the EYA are:
"A" Biddy league intramural baseball boys age 9-10
"AA" Midget league intramural baseball boys age 11-12
"AAA" Knee Hi league intramural baseball boys age 13-15
Tournament Baseball tryouts late July U14,16,18
Pixie Girls (coach pitch) age 5-8
Pony Girls age 9-10
"A" league girls age 11-14
Travel Softball girls U10
Travel softball girls U12
Travel softball girls U14
Hello everyone. My name is Bill Held, and I am the EYA travel coordinator. Please take a minute to read this if your daughter plays softball and is ready for the challenge of playing at a more competitive level.....If you already know you are playing, you can jump down to your age group for info on tryouts and the upcoming season.
Why play Travel? I have known several people who have been intimidated by the thought of travel softball. They believed they would travel too much, or too far. They were worried about it being TOO competitive or the coaches were too tough. None of these fears are true enough to keep your daughter from playing. We do travel, but most games are in the Lehigh Valley, with an occasional trip to Jim Thorpe, Bethlehem or Easton. The competitiveness is just a tic higher than Rec Ball (they tried to win in Rec, same as Travel). All of our coaches got their start in Rec Ball. Their approach to the game and the girls has not changed, they have just gotten better with experience. Honestly, the biggest difference between Travel and Rec is the pitchers are better. Usually the girls in Rec are still learning and the girls in Travel have already learned . Good pitching keeps the players more focused in the field, and in turn leads to all around better play. If you are on the fence , I highly recommend you give it a try in the fall. It is a very relaxed season (there is not even playoffs). Practice during the week and play a double header on Saturday. Also (and most important), if your daughter is planning on playing at the middle or high school level, it is an absolute necessity that she starts to play Travel. She will learn more and get better by facing the harder pitching. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 610-349-1667. No question is too small.
Tryouts for the Spring and Fall We are having tryouts for all levels (times below) at Kiwanis in August. If you cannot make either day, get a hold of me and we will set up a different time for your daughter. The tryouts are for the fall and spring season, so if you want to be on the Spring team but have another commitment in the Fall, you should come to the tryouts. Obviously things come up and the Spring team could change, but it will be up to the coach to figure out how to adjust his/her team then.
10U (cant be 11 before Jan The 10us had a successful year and are looking to build on it.
12U (Can't be 13 before Jan 1)
14U (Cant be 15 Jan 1) Brian Fehnel will be the head coach. Brian will also be coaching a 16u Tournament team. Ed Hoffman returns to coach as well. Girls will be able to tryout for both. If you too old for 14U, then you can only play for the 16U tournament team. If you are young enough, you can play for the 14u travel and 16u tournament teams.
All registration fees are listed on the "register" page.
Baseball teams play in the Parkland Youth League. The league has a National and American league and we place boys in both leagues.
The tournament baseball teams of U14, U16, & U18
The Emmaus Youth Organization is organizing a 14U, 16U, 18 U 6 local tournaments for the fall and if all goes well, we will have another team in spring. The tournaments will be as local as possible. We will not know the dates until we see what kind of response we receive. Remember if you don't live in Emmaus or you know somebody that is interested have them come and tryout, there are no boundaries for tournament baseball. Currently, we are looking at $ 450 per player and that includes your $ 100.00 registration fee for the EYA and uniforms.
The only initial cost is the $100.00 registration fee for the EYA, the tournament costs will be due once the teams are set.
The Officers and Board of Directors have been deliberating for years, on how to handle the payments owed for registration. After many discussions and considerations, as of January 1, 2016, a new policy will be put into place.
Payment of family balances, registration and fundraising fee must be paid in full by closing date of registration.
Travel fees will be paid upon placement on a team.
Applications for scholarships will be available to download from the web site and submitted to the President at least one week prior to closing date of registration. We will allow you to make weekly payments from the time you register until you are paid in full.
Any refunds requested, prior to season start will have a fee of $15.00. We are charged by PayPal for every transaction and need to cover that and other costs.
When the registration has closed, and your balance is not paid in full, your child’s name will be removed from the roster and placed on a waiting list. They will not be allowed to participate in practice and their uniform will not be ordered until payment is made.
As of January 1, 2016, any financial aid requests will need to submit an application that will be available to download on the web site. No requests will be considered if the application is not submitted.
We at EYA have always been very generous in the past, but we also have financial obligations that must be met. We find it very difficult to ask our coordinators and coaches to become bill collectors. Please understand that we have no other options than to set this new policy.
Open registration for Spring Baseball and Softball will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church.
501 Chestnut Street, Emmaus on Saturday, January 16 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and Wednesday, January 20 from 6:00-8:00 pm.
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.
EYA would like to thank the Catholic War Veteran's Post 1067 for dedicating their ball field in memory of long time President and softball coach, Scott Fichter. May he always be remembered in a place he loved to be!