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Memorial Day Parade
by posted 05/24/2017


Emmaus Youth Association is requesting your presence on May 29, 2017 to march in the Annual Memorial Day Parade.

We will line up at 8:45 am in the parking lot of Emmaus High School. Bring the whole team or just your family!  Even if your whole team is not marching all players, parents, siblings are welcome to march to show support for the veterans.

Please wear your uniform or any EYA shirt so we can show our support of the Veterans who have served our country.

Any EYA player, softball, basketball, baseball!   

We look forward to seeing everyone on Memorial Day


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Summer Basketball Open Registration
by posted 04/24/2017





The Emmaus Youth Association is accepting registration for the Summer  2017 basketball program


Cost of registration is $45.00/per player,  payment must be made by the end of registration or we cannot guarantee a spot on a team

The cost of the registration includes  a t-shirt for the players, referee fees are included

Boys &Girls instructional entering grade k-2  (basic basketball skills and drills camp)

Boys entering grades 3-4
Boys entering grades  5-6
Boys entering grades   7-8
Boys entering grades   9-10, 11-12  

Girls grade 4-5-6 (depending on availability

Girls 7-8 (depending of availability)

Click the Register Button to Register


The players play 2 games/week starting in the 1st week of July.  The games are played at the outside courts at Williams Street in Emmaus, PA

Team registrations are also being accepted for the age groups listed above,  please remember this is a Rec. League for players to sharpen their skills and have fun during the summer.    NO TRAVEL TEAMS,  if a team is found to be travel, they will be asked to leave and no refund will be given.   Rec teams are permitted some travel players but not a whole travel or AAU team

We have a zero tolerance policy for abusive language, physical altercations, and un-sportsman conduct.    Any team issues will be asked to leave without a refund for fighting.

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



Looking for Mother's Day flowers?   Maybe something for the garden?    Or some new landscaping item?


Purchase items over $10 and show the attached coupon or give them the code and Dan Schantz will donate to the EYA!



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”







John D. Zgura

Emmaus Youth Association
President / Director of Baseball Operations

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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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