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NEWLY ADDED 16/18U intramural softball and Connie Mack Baseball
2017 Fall Baseball and Softball
Interested in Coaching?
Programs offered by the EYA are:
Biddy league intramural baseball boys age 8-10
Midget league intramural baseball boys age 11-12
Knee Hi league intramural baseball boys age 13-15
Connie Mack Baseball
Intramural Pixie Girls (coach pitch) age 5-8
Intramural Pony Girls age 9-10
Intramural "A" league girls age 11-14
Intramural 16/18U ages 15-18
Travel Softball girls U10
U10 Developmental League
Travel softball girls U12
Travel softball girls U14
Sting Tournament U16 (please see tryout info below)
Hello everyone. My name is Bill Held, and I am the EYA travel coordinator. Please take a minute to read this if your daughter plays softball and is ready for the challenge of playing at a more competitive level.....If you already know you are playing, you can jump down to your age group.
Why play Travel? I have known several people who have been intimidated by the thought of travel softball. They believed they would travel too much, or too far. They were worried about it being TOO competitive or the coaches were too tough. None of these fears are true enough to keep your daughter from playing. We do travel, but most games are in the Lehigh Valley, with an occasional trip to Jim Thorpe, Bethlehem or Easton. The competitiveness is just a tic higher than Rec Ball (they tried to win in Rec, same as Travel). All of our coaches got their start in Rec Ball. Their approach to the game and the girls has not changed, they have just gotten better with experience. Honestly, the biggest difference between Travel and Rec is the pitchers are better. Usually the girls in Rec are still learning and the girls in Travel have already learned . Good pitching keeps the players more focused in the field, and in turn leads to all around better play. If you are on the fence , I highly recommend you give it a try in the fall. It is a very relaxed season . Practice during the week and play a double header on Saturday. Also (and most important), if your daughter is planning on playing at the middle or high school level, it is an absolute necessity that she starts to play Travel. She will learn more and get better by facing the harder pitching. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email at
or call .
No question is too small.
10U (cant be 11 before Jan
10U Develpoment League
12U (Can't be 13 before Jan 1)
14U (Cant be 15 Jan 1)
Emmaus Sting 16U will be holding Open Workouts in JulyWe will have two open workouts per week up until July 21st. We are looking to fill some open spots for the Fall season. We have a great core of players returning for the Fall and next Summer. If you would like to see how you fit in and meet the team, please contact us for a workout with the team.
We are leaving for Nationals the week of July 24th and will be holding Tryouts the week of August 7th. We would like to fill our player openings without the need for Tryouts.
2. We have opened up the fall baseball and softball sign ups at our website www.eyanews.org 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: email@example.com
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
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
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!