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Emmaus Youth Association Updates
by posted 06/18/2017


EYA Families:


The Spring baseball & Softball seasons are coming to a close soon with many teams having recently completing the season. 

We want to thank all the families that participated and supported the players during the season.  

We have several updates that we wanted to share with everyone

1.  We have created a survey for your feedback about this past season,   we ask that you please take a few minutes and fill out the survey at


2.  We have opened up the fall baseball and softball sign ups at our website    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:

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


Thank you

John Zgura EYA President

Roy Anders EYA VP

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Dan Schantz donation flyer to benefit EYA
by posted 02/03/2017



Looking for Mother's Day flowers?   Maybe something for the garden?    Or some new landscaping item?


Purchase items over $10 and show the attached coupon or give them the code and Dan Schantz will donate to the EYA!



Dan Schantz Greenhouse has teamed up with the EYA to provide a $2.00 donation to the EYA for any purchase over $10 using the attached coupons or through a phone app.


Please share with family and friends to help the EYA


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Memo from New EYA President
by posted 01/05/2017


Parents & Guardians

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

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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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