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2016 Fall/Winter Basketball Registration Update
by posted 09/03/2016

                                           

 

Registration for winter basketball program is now open!

www.eyanews.org

We are also seeking a boys coordinator for intramural and travel boys grades 5th through high school age.   e-mail Roy Anders @ roya349@hotmail.com if interested



Intramural Basketball Grades K-8th
$50.00/per player plus a fundraiser of $20 buyout or 2017 coupon book

Open gyms for intramural will take place late November/early December

 

Instructional Boys & Girls grades K-2 (Baby B-Ballers)

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.

Boys grades 3-4

Beginners 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 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 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 the Parkland intramural girls league.  Games are held at local Parkland 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

 

 

 

Travel Basketball

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 2017 coupon book

Tryouts for the travel teams will take place in mid-November

 

 

Boys grade 3-4  dates coming soon!  more players needed

Junior Cadets - Boys grades 5-6

Cadets - Boys grade 7  

Knee-Hi - Boys grades 7, 8, and 9 

 

Coaches are needed for all levels – please contact  

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Letter from the President
by posted 12/31/2015

January 1, 2016

 

Dear Parent or Guardian,

 

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.

  1. Payment of family balances, registration and fundraising fee must be paid in full by closing date of registration.

  2. Travel fees will be paid upon placement on a team.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

     

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at info@eyanews.org

     

    Thank you,

    Kathleen M. Mintzer

    President

Emmaus Youth Association

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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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