The NYAA is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit youth sports organization serving the Northwestern Lehigh School District area, providing educational athletic opportunities that range from recreational to competitive for pre-school through high school aged boy
 
 
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NYAA Softball Directors
Director Erin Funk 610-295-4162 softball@nyaatigers.org
Assistant Director Jen Dalrymple 484-632-7996 softball2@nyaatigers.org
       
       

2019 Spring Softball

 
We offer 3 levels of player participation:
Instructional or Prep Level Recreational Level/Parkland League Travel Level/Lehigh Valley League
 

 

League Information (2019)
  Age: Games on:
PREP 5-8 yrs old Varies weeknights 6 PM Sat 9, 11 AM or 1 PM
10U 9-10 yrs old Thurs 6 PM Sat 9 AM
12U 11-12 yrs old Wed 6 PM Sat 11:30 AM

14U

13-14 yrs old Mon 6 PM

Sat 2 PM

18U          15-18 yrs old          Varies weeknights 6 PM                 Varies

 

Lehigh Valley League age groups are the same as Parkland League.
 

 

 

1. Instructional or Prep Level

The primary focus is on having fun while learning the basic fundamentals of the game. This program is designed for entry level players to learn the basics of the game. If your child is born in 2010-2013, this is the program they should participate in. For girls with 2 or more years playing experience and significant skills, it may be appropriate to move up to play at the 10U level. This would be an exception situation and the ultimate determination of level of play will be made by the softball directors based on an assessment of each girl's development and skill level.

Practices and games will be held at the Weisenberg field (located behind Weisenberg Elementary).

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2. Recreational Level/Parkland League

The primary focus continues to be on enhancing skills while introducing competition and teamwork. This league is a recreational league and will play other recreational teams from the Lehigh Valley region. Teams will participate at the following levels in the Parkland Softball League: 10U, 12U, 14U, and 16/18U. While not as intense as the Lehigh Valley League, it is still a component of this league. The Parkland League has minimum playing time rules and all players must be in the batting lineup to ensure active participation opportunities for all. If you are a member of a tournament travel team, you cannot participate in this league. The Parkland League strives to balance competition by creating 2 divisions per age level where team numbers allow ensuring teams made up of girls with more experience and stronger skills (Division 1) are matched against like teams while teams with less experienced players and less developed skills (Division 2) are also matched. Players will be assigned according to the division which best suits their abilities.

Visit the Parkland Softball League's website.

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3. Travel Level/Lehigh Valley League

The primary focus of the Lehigh Valley League is to continue to develop and refine softball skills for players interested in playing higher-level competitive softball, including tournament and high school level. The Lehigh Valley League is a competitive travel league for the most skilled and committed players. Games are played across the Lehigh Valley. Tryouts for this level take place in October with independent evaluators. LV Teams start practice in the winter.

Lehigh Valley League games are scheduled on weekdays only (due to many players playing on weekend tournament teams).

Visit the Lehigh Valley League Girls Softball website.

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*If you are unsure about the level you need to register at, you are encouraged to contact Jen Dalrymple for more information*

 

Sponsorships
Local businesses are encouraged to contact Jen Dalrymple for more information about sponsorship opportunities for NYAA Softball.

Lightning Policy
The NYAA Lightning Policy Chain of Command / Responsibility for Removing Athletes can be viewed here.

NYAA Softball serves the Northwestern Lehigh School District area to provide both recreational and competitive softball opportunities for girls ages 5-18 years old. It is the intent of this organization to encourage and actively promote good sportsmanship, leadership, discipline and respect among the team members, parents, coaches and provide a drug-and alcohol-free environment for our youth. It is the goal of NYAA Softball to see that every child, in every league, should participate in every game and play at least 25% of each sport season available.

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