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Travel softball Information
by posted 01/11/2015

Emmaus Travel Softball

Hello everyone. My name is Bill Held, and I am now the coordinator for the EYA Travel Softball Programs. I would like to take a few minutes to let everyone know what our plans are for this Spring’s season. We are fielding teams at 10U, 12U and 14U. Here is a breakdown:

10U is coached by Traci Krapf. There will be tryouts held in early March. To play for them, your daughter can NOT be 11 before Jan 1st. There was a lot of interest last year. If we have numbers and coaches, we can field two teams.

12U is coached by Roy Anders. Tryouts will be held in March if they are needed. They have a good core of girls but could use more. To play, your daughter can not be 13 before Jan 1st.

14U is coached by me. We are having tryouts in early March. This team will also be our tournament team for 14U (follow us on Facebook: Emmaus Sting), and will enter three tournaments this spring, including one in July where we will make a weekend trip to Maryland. To play, your daughter can not be 14 before Jan 1st.

Our 16U team is coached by Mike Grabowski and has decided to become strictly a tournament team.

General info about travel:

Travel ball is an important step for girls who enjoy the sport, and especially important for the girls that plan on playing later in middle and high school. If you have never played you might be intimidated by the thought, but you should not be. While it is competitive, it is not overwhelming. The coaches do expect a commitment from the girls (no missing practice without a good reason, being serious about getting better). The season is over at the end of June and there are playoffs that extend into the first weekend of July, so consider taking your vacations after it is all over. You don’t want to leave your team shorthanded (most coaches only keep 11-13 girls). This year, if you are trying out for a travel team, you don’t pay anything when you sign up. You only have to pay after you make a team. If you have any friends who you think might be interested, forward them this email. Just be mindful, I will not cut a girl from the East Penn district in favor of a girl from out of the area (exceptions occur, like a girl that has played on team in past but moved, or a girl who already made a team when there were low numbers).  Also, the teams will be having inside workouts (and outside, if the weather gives us a chance) over the next couple months before tryouts. If you would like to be on the email list for your team so you can be included, email me and I will hook you up with the proper coach. Lastly, most parents are notorious procrastinators. If you are going to sign up, please do so quickly (remember, you don’t have to pay until you make the team). This will allow us to find extra coaches in the event we have multiple teams at an age group. Hope to see everyone soon!

I will be at signups held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 501 Chestnut St., Emmaus Saturday the 17th to answer ANY questions, or just to talk softball. Signups are 9-1. I will be there from 945 on. Please come by if you have any doubts or trepidation. If you think your daughter has improved and is ready for the next level of competition, give her a chance to shine!

If you can’t make it in person, feel free to email me at .  I am always available to talk about the girls and the game.

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by posted 01/11/2015



The Emmaus Youth Association is looking for volunteers to fill coaching positions in our spring and fall sports. We are looking for coaches and assistant coaches for the following:



We have coaches that return every year and do a great job, but we still need more.

Please send coaching information and which team you would be interested in coaching to: John Zgura @


We are also looking for volunteers to be on the board of directors for the Emmaus Youth Association, we meet the 1st Tuesday of every month at St. John’s Church in Emmaus (5th St. entrance)

Thank You to all past, present volunteers who have unselfishly dedicated their time for the youth, of the Emmaus Youth Association.

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Last Days Baseball/Softball registration ends 3/23
by posted 12/31/2014





Spring Baseball and Softball Registration is NOW open at  

click the "REGISTER" button and choose the program


2015 Spring Baseball and Softball



Interested in Coaching?



Programs offered by the EYA are:


T-ball & B-minor(coach pitch) boys age 5-8

"A" league intramural baseball boys age 9-10

"AA" league intramural baseball boys age 11-12

"AAA" league intramural baseball boys age 13-15

Travel Biddy baseball boys age 9-10 closed

Travel Midget baseball boys age 11-12 closed

Travel Knee Hi baseball boys age 13-15 closed

*NEW* Connie Mack boys baseball age 14-16

Senior Legion baseball


Pixie Jr. Girls (coach pitch)  age 5-6

Pixie Girls (coach pitch) age 7-8

Pony Girls age 9-10

"A" league girls age 11-14

Travel Softball girls U10

Travel softball girls U12

Travel softball girls U14



All registration fees are listed on the "register" page.

 New this year,  if your son or daughter is trying out for a travel program,  please register them but do not pay the registration fee.  The fee will be due once your child has made that team and they start their 1st practice.    If your child does not make the travel team,  they will be placed on an intramural squad.


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Larry P. Bisbing Bull Pen Dedication
by posted 07/28/2013

Bisbing family during the Community Day Dedication
On July 20th,  during Community day 2013,  the bull pens at Community Field were dedicated to Larry P. Bisbing.   

Larry was involved with EYA/Legion baseball for many years spending countless hours with the youth at Community Park.

In memory of long time coach and board member of the EYA, two new bull pens were installed in his memory.

Pictured are his family that attended the ceremony.
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Memorial Day Parade
by posted 05/27/2013

2013 Memorial Day Parade
A special Thanks to everyone that came out and marched in the parade today!

We have uploaded 3 pictures to the picture section, if you have any others, please feel free to send

Thank you
Kathy Mintzer
EYA President
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Intramural Baseball Draft Policy
by posted 01/03/2013

Emmaus Youth Association Sports Drafts Policy

Effective January 3, 2013

The Procedure for forming all recreation (not travel) teams will follow these guidelines:

For example: A-Ball ages 9-10

Team # 1 Team # 2 Team # 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.

  1. The roster from the previous season will be the base of the team.
  2. 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.
  3. 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)
  4. 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.
  5. A count of players by age will be categorized.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. EYA will honor children of coaches to be placed on the same team.
  9. EYA will honor siblings to be placed on the same team.
  10. EYA will not honor transportation issues to be placed on the same team.(Previous participants have taken advantage of this situation
  11.  EYA will not guarantee request for specific teams or coaches. Each request will be handled on a case by case basis
  12.  EYA will not guarantee that all requests will be honored.
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CWV Scott Fichter Memorial Field
by posted 05/20/2012

CWV Scott Fichter Field Dedication
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!
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