The Emmaus Heat 5th and 6th grade boys basketball team, sponsored by Emmaus Youth Association, won the Warke Horn Basketball Tournament in Whitehall, Pa . The team was undefeated in the double elimination tournament and defeated SPYA 54 in the championship game 26 -12.
(Front Row-left to right): Alex Stezenko, Russell Ford, Christopher Buck, Cody Malinowski, Ryan Sigafoos,Tyler Malinowski.
(Second Row-left to right): Michael Ford (Head Coach), Alex Wells, RJ Schaffer, Tim Schaffer, Ben Shimer (Tournament MVP), Tom Malinowski (Assistant Coach).
We realize everyone is tired of the cold, let's think SPRING!....Since the weather has not been very spring like and we understand that it has been hard to think about baseball and softball, we are extending our registrations for the spring sports as follows:
The Spring Baseball and Softball registration packages are NOW available at www.eyanews.org
We will as always offer teams for boys and girls ages 5-18, both intramural and travel, please see the descriptions on the sign up page, to view this, please click the "REGISTER" button on the home page. It is located on the right side of the web page.
We have new coaches and added travel teams this year, below is a summary of the programs, we are also offering winter workouts for all players whether they are travel or intramural players.
Any girl age 15-18 the EYA will try to field a team to play in the Lehigh Valley league, this is a travel team please sign up using the U 16/18 travel sign up page, we do not have many girls signed up for this program and may not be able to field a team at this age group
Attention Softball Families: The EYA will be holding winter softball workouts for all players that are interested in playing softball for Emmaus in the Spring/Summer of 2014. The workouts are open to all players who are eligible to compete in the 14 U, 12 U and 10 U age groups.
14 U D.O.B. after 12-31-1998
12 U D.O.B. after 12-31-2000
10 U D.O.B. after 12-31-2002
Softball Try Outs are tentatively scheduled as follows:
These dates are tentative weather permitting!
Sunday March 9th
Williams 1:00-3:00 12 U
Kiwanis 1:00-5:15 10 U & 14 U
Saturday March 15th
Williams 12:00-2:00 12 U
Kiwanis 12:00-4:15 10 U & 14 U
Sunday March 16th
Williams 1:00-3:00 12 U
Kiwanis 1:00-5:15 10 U & 14 U
Saturday March 22nd
Williams 12:00- 2:00 10 U
Kiwanis 12:00-2:00 12 U
Sunday March 23rd
Williams 1:00-3:00 10 U
Kiwanis 1:00-5:15 12 U & 14 U
The workouts will be supervised by the coaching staffs of the 2014 Emmaus Travel Teams.
Tessa Masiado > rocthisK9@aol.com– Cell # 610-762-0985> Head Coach > 10 U Travel Team
We will also be holding pitching, catching & batting practices throughout the winter. They will be scheduled by your individual coach as we move forward this winter. If you have questions about any of the winter workouts, please contact your age specific coach directly. Thanks for your time and I hope to see you at the workouts.
Dave Schaeffer Travel Coordinator ( email@example.com - Cell # 484-224-6222 )
A lot has changed in the Travel program this year we will have all new coaches from Biddy to Junior Legion, these coaches that were placed in these positions will help you get to that next level of baseball with fundamentals and their past baseball experiences. Just remember that travel baseball doesn’t mean you travel all over it is no farther than what you travel for intramural baseball.
I am hoping that everyone comes out, meet the new coaches and get in some practice and swings. Tryouts are going to be at the end of February / beginning of March and I will invite everyone who has signed up for baseball out to the tryouts, there is no charge, this is just for our travel coaches to see everyone in a baseball environment and maybe even invite you to play travel baseball.
We are going to have Biddy, Midget and Knee-Hi practice separately. Times, location and costs are below. If you would have any questions I can be reached at the e-mail address below.
Come meet the new coaches at workouts and tryouts:
Biddy Travel: Chris Foley / Paul Martelluci
Midget Travel: Ryan Schaffer
Knee- Hi Travel: Jack Daddona / Kyle Weida
There was also a fall baseball tournament team that was started last year for the players that wanted to play the next level of baseball the name of the team was the East Penn Intruders and this year we are going to have 2 – 3 teams they will be a 15/16u, 14u/13u and a 12u we are looking for some coaches and assistants coaches, so if you would like to volunteer some of your time and experience e-mail and let me know.
TRY OUT UPDATE:
The tryouts scheduled for this weekend are canceled, the coaches are trying to have the tryout outdoors. It has been rescheduled for March 9th as for now. Biddy and Midget will be from 12-1:30 at the turf field at Emmaus High School.
Thanks You for your patients and remember anybody that you know who wants to play baseball or played last year and didn't sign up yet have him sign up.
I am going to keep updates on my East Penn Intruders facebook page so check in there for more updates. For those that don't know the East Penn Intruders is an EYA fall tournament team that is growing in size we will hopefully have 3 teams this year 11-12u / 13-14u and 15-16u it is +/- $ 450.00 for 5 tournaments/ uniform and practices.
In the event of weather, we will hold tryouts at Victory Valley indoors, times to be announced
We want everyone that signed up for baseball to tryout
The Procedure for forming all recreation (not travel) teams will follow these guidelines:
For example: A-Ball ages 9-10
Team # 1Team # 2Team # 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.
The roster from the previous season will be the base of the team.
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.
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)
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.
A count of players by age will be categorized.
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.
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.
EYA will honor children of coaches to be placed on the same team.
EYA will honor siblings to be placed on the same team.
EYA will nothonor transportation issues to be placed on the same team.(Previous participants have taken advantage of this situation
EYA will not guarantee request for specific teams or coaches. Each request will be handled on a case by case basis
EYA will notguarantee that all requests will be honored.
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!