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

All:

 

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”

 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

John D. Zgura

Emmaus Youth Association
President / Director of Baseball Operations

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Spring Baseball & Softball Registration 2 Weeks remain
by posted 12/30/2016

                                                                  

 

Spring Baseball and Softball Registrations are NOW open at www.eyanews.org  

click the "REGISTER" button and choose the program

Baseball and Softball registrations are open 1/1/2017-3/1/2017

2017 Spring Baseball and Softball

Just under 2 weeks remain for open registration

 

Interested in Coaching?

 e-mail

All registrations must be paid in full by March 1st, any unpaid registrations will not be placed on a roster per EYA policy.  Payments can be mailed or made using PayPal during the registration process.  Any player not making a travel team will be placed in intramural with a refund of the difference.

 

Programs offered by the EYA are:

 

SOFTBALL

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 coached by Michelle Kozy

Travel softball girls U12 coached by Tracy Krafpt

Travel softball girls U14 coached by Rob Bruckler

 

BASEBALL

Ages vary by birthday, please review each program

 Biddy league intramural baseball boys age 9-10

 Midget league intramural baseball boys age 11-12

 Knee Hi league intramural baseball boys age 13-15

Biddy Travel Boys age 9-10  

Midget Travel Boys 11-12 

Knee Hi Boys 13-15 

Connie Mack Boys 13-16

Sr. Legion Boys 16-19 

T-Ball Boys age 5-6

Minors (Coach Pitch) Boys age 7-8

Baseball Winter Work outs

 

We are excited to announce the remaining schedule for our 2017 winter baseball workouts.  These workouts will be very structured and will focus on baseball “basics” as well as some more  specific areas  of instruction  including Hitting, Fielding, Pitching & Catching and others.  We are trying to add things based on player and parent feedback.  Suggestions are much appreciated.

 

Sessions will be held from 7:00 PM - 8:30PM.

 

2/26 - Elite Sports Academy Hitting Clinic - Professional Hitting instruction provided by the staff at Elite Sports Academy.  We will teach hitting fundamentals as well as "How to practice hitting" both at and away from the field.  These Clinics traditionally fill up.  Please email to reserve a spot.

 

It is the goal of these sessions to be highly instructional as well as to keep the kids playing  baseball.    Our goal to make the most of the time everyone is investing in these workouts and have many members of the baseball organization including Travel and Intramural coaches involved in planning, scheduling and executing the workouts.  

We are planning on having players of all skill levels attend and we will make sure that each player gets the most instruction and fun out of the session by working with other players of a similar skill set.  It is our goal to make sure that everyone from the beginner player to the advanced player will find these sessions beneficial.  These workouts are not  "travel" or 'Intramural" , they are an Emmaus Baseball workouts.

All Sessions will be held on Sunday Evenings at Elite Sports Academy located at 4651 Colebrook Ave, Emmaus, PA 18049  (Located in the former Emmaus Bowling Center near Pickles).  We will have access to climate controlled turf fields as well as hitting tunnels for pitching and batting.  

To cover cost for the facility, attendance at regular workouts will be $15 per player per workout.  Participation in ESA instructed clinics will be $25 per session. It is important that these workouts are well attended for the players sake as well as the ability of the EYA to continue to provide this important instruction.   

 

This cost is well below other similar opportunities, however if for some reason players need financial assistance we want to help provide that.   We can offer partial scholarships and discounts for multiple workouts and or multiple players if it is absolutely necessary.   The bottom line is we do not want anyone to not attend due to cost.   

 

If you want to reserve a spot, please email Tom Ashelman at tdashelman1@yahoo.com.  If you do not reserve a spot, you are still welcome to attend.   If we get enough players to fill a session, we will send out an email

Travel tryouts for baseball and softball will be held in early March weather permitting.  If a player tries out for travel and does not make the team, the player will be placed on an intramural squad

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EYA Baseball Winter Workouts starting 12/4
by posted 11/27/2016

 

                                                              

 

We are excited to announce that the EYA baseball program will be holding a series of baseball workshop/workouts  again this winter.  These workouts will be very structured and will focus on baseball “basics” as well as some more  specific areas  of instruction  including Hitting, Fielding, Pitching & Catching and others.

 

It is the goal of these sessions to be highly instructional as well as to keep the kids playing  baseball.    Our goal to make the most of the time everyone is investing in these workouts and have many members of the baseball organization including Travel and Intramural coaches involved in planning, scheduling and executing the workouts.  In addition we are hoping to bring in some experts from outside of the organization to help coach the kids. 

 

We are planning on having players of all skill levels attend and we will make sure that each player gets the most instruction and fun out of the session by working with other players of a similar skill set.  It is our goal to make sure that everyone from the beginner player to the advanced player will find these sessions beneficial.  

 

All Sessions will be held on Sunday Evenings at Elite Sports Academy located at 4651 Colebrook Ave, Emmaus, PA 18049  (Located in the former Emmaus Bowling Center near Pickles).  We will have access to climate controlled turf fields as well as hitting tunnels for pitching and batting.  

 

Sessions will be held from 7:00 PM - 8:30PM.

 

12/4 - Behr (Travel Midget Coach) - Ages 8 - 12 -  We will have 3 or 4 different groups rotating through several stations.

 

12/11 - Guzzo (Travel Biddy Coach) - Ages 8 - 12 -  We will have 3 or 4 different groups rotating through several stations.

 

12/18 - Weiss (Travel Knee High Coach) - Ages 12-15 - We will have groups of players rotating through stations.

 

We will not hold workouts obviously on Christmas and New Years Day.   We will continue to hold sessions Sundays through January and February.  A schedule for these dates is forthcoming and will include some "Clinics" held by coaches from outside our organization and will be specific in nature, possibly hitting, pitching, catching, etc..  Please feel tree too offer suggestions.  

 

To cover cost for the facility, attendance at regular workouts will be $15 per player per workout.  It is important that these workouts are well attended for the players sake as well as the ability of the EYA to continue to provide this important instruction.   These sessions were well attended last year and we are hoping to build on that.

 

This cost is well below other similar opportunities, however if for some reason players need financial assistance we want to help provide that.   We can offer partial scholarships and discounts for multiple workouts and or multiple players if it is absolutely necessary.   The bottom line is we do not want anyone to not attend due to cost.   

 

If you want to reserve a spot, please email Tom Ashelman at tdashelman1@yahoo.com.  If you do not reserve a spot, you are still welcome to attend.   If we get enough players to fill a session, we will send out an email

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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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