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Fall Baseball & Softball Updates & Registration Info
by posted 07/18/2014



The fall baseball & softball registrations are currently,  open but will be closing on Monday August 10th.   Please register ASAP as this assist us in creating the many teams and ordering of uniforms in a timely manner.  


Once again the EYA offers intramural, travel, and tournament teams in both baseball and softball  Please see below for specific details


Baseball is offered ages 8-16  A, AA, AAA intramural    Teams will play in UMLK league.   This yeare the intramural teams will keep records and have an end of year tournament.



New Tournament baseball  

Tryouts for the East Penn Intruders will be on 7/28 through 7/31 at Community Field. I will be sending out more information about times and age groups. We will be having an 18u team this year because I believe the numbers are there for it. If you didnt sign up on the EYA site yet please do so now so I can email information through there also. If you know anybody that would like to tryout have them come out....

Sign ups are now open on the EYA website for the East Penn Intruders Fall Tournament Baseball Team. The Intruders are trying to field 4 teams for this fall, a 12u / 14u / 16u / 18u all for local tournament play. The cost is going to be $ 450.00 that includes uniform, tournament fees and practices ( inside or outside ). Tryouts are going to be at the end of July and tournaments will start the end of August / beginning of September. Just remember that there are no boundries in tournament baseball so anyone can tryout.

Any questions I can be reached at

I know that some are on vacation that week, that is fine just let me know and we will have you tryout when you get back.


John Zgura




Travel softball:



U12    Players needed cannot have turned 13 before January 1st 2014,  please contact Roy         More information to come.  


U14    Players needed, 

Greeting everyone. My name is Bill Held and I will be coaching the fall and spring  U14 EYA girls softball team. I would like to take a minute to let you all know our plans for the next season of softball and introduce myself to some of you who I have not yet met.
First, the coaching staff- I am a father of two girls (13 & 8), one of which will be on our team. I was born and raised in Allentown and am currently a Battalion Chief for their Fire Department. I have been coaching girls softball for 8 years and played it for a decade prior. My Assistant Coach, Terry Cserenko, has a daughter in high school, son in middle and a daughter in elementary. All are involved in sports, but none are on the team. He has played fastpitch men's ball all over the country. He loves the game and he tries to get the girls to learn and respect it. I also have used a couple parents regularly over the years and I am currently looking for a woman to assist, particularly with pitching experience (if you know anyone interested, have them contact me).
I know it seems like last season just ended, but I wanted to get this out so everyone has an idea what is coming. Feel free to forward this to ANYONE you know who is interested to play. If anyone who receives this has any questions about this team or any other in the EYA system, call or email me. If it is about something not concerning U14, I will find you an answer.
If your daughter is considering playing for us, respond to this message (or email me separately at ). I will put you on a mailing list so you  wont miss information from me about tryouts (you will still get stuff from the EYA).
I hope this was helpful. Hope to see you all soon!

U16/18  If enough players we will have a team, the team would play in the Lehigh Valley League


Intramural softball

Plays in the East Penn Softball League


Pixie  ages 5-8

Pony  ages 9-10

A league 11-14


Tournament Softball:

The EYA is organizing 16U and 18U tournament softball teams  " Cannot be 17 yrs old before 1/1/15 for 16U and can not be 19 yrs old before 1/1/15 for 18U".   The  costs will be approx. $450-$500 per player depending on the number of tournaments played.  ( Tournament fees go up every year ). 

  Emmaus Sting 18U Tournament Softball team seeks players to tryout for its 2015 tournament team.  Tryouts will be the third week in August.  Please contact Butch O'Donald at 484-225-8624 or for info.  
18U Emmaus Sting Softball tryouts on 8/12 and 8/14 from 6-8pm and 8/16 from 12pm-2pm at Kiwanis field in Emmaus


Please visit   click on the "register" button for more details


Thank you

Emmaus Youth Association

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Andrew Kratzer Softball Game Fundraiser
by posted 07/01/2014

The Andrew Kratzer Softball Game


                                               “Swinging for a Reason”


Andrew Kratzer is a 14 year old boy who lives in Emmaus with his family. He was diagnosed with cancer a few months ago and has already undergone one surgery and has a long road to recovery. I have created “Swinging for a Reason” to help raise money for the Kratzer family which will go towards helping them pay the many bills they will encounter on this tough road to recovery. We will be looking to field six teams from each age group and each team will play two games.  The three age groups are as follows: 12-13 / 14-16 / 17+ there is a $ 200.00 registration fee for each team, there will also be a snack stand and raffle items, all were donated so we can raise the most money we can for Andrews family. All proceeds will benefit the Kratzer family in this most difficult of times.


Boy teams, Girl teams, mixed teams, it doesn’t matter, get your friends together for a good cause. For Andrew…..


The date of this event is August 2nd and the rain date will be August 3rd.

12 -13 year olds will play at the Williams Street Field

14-16 year olds will play at the Kiwanis field

17+ will play at the Cintas Field


The softball game is for fun, to bring help for a family and a smile to a young man.


Sign up now, donations and volunteers would be very helpful and needed to make this a wonderful and successful event.


My contact information is

John Zgura

4946 Jasper Road

Emmaus PA 18049

or call 610-965-3167





John Zgura

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EYA Updates, Fall Registration Open, Summer Basketball ending
by posted 06/09/2014



A couple of registration notes for the Emmaus Youth Association

  • Summer Basketball registration is closing soon,  please visit the registration page for age and description
  • Fall Intramural Baseball & Softball is NOW OPEN 
  • Fall Travel Softball is NOW OPEN
  • Boys Tournament Baseball has new age groups 12U 14U 16U,  this is NOW OPEN,   this is for players to play tournament games 
  • Tournament softball is NOW OPEN,  Age group is 16U and 18U

​Please visit our registration page at   click the orange Register button for description and registration pages


Thank you 

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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