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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Opening Day Information:

Please see this PDF or the image below:

Opening Day Map

 

Baseball Apparel Sale:

The Northwestern Baseball 2017 apparel order arrival has been delayed by approximately one week due to printing backlog.  Thanks for your patience.  Anticipated 

Important Dates:

  • March 18th 5pm-7pm - T-ball and Grasshopper Skills Day at Elite Sports Academy in Emmaus.
  • All seasons start around April 20th – schedules to follow at a later date.
  • April 22nd – 9am – Opening Day for T-ball and Grasshopper
  • May 7th – 1pm – Picture Day and Home Run Derby at Rec Fields.  (details to follow for times and also for specific criteria for the Home Run Derby)

Parkland League Important Dates:

  • April 21 - Opening Day
  • June 2 - Scheduled end of the season
  • June 3-4 - All-Star Weekend
  • June 10-11 - First weekend of double elimination tournament
  • June 17-18 - Second weekend of double elimination tournament
  • June 24-25 - Final weekend of double elimination tournament

See the Baseball Standard Operating Procedures for policies concerning player evaluations, team selections and playing time.

Schuylkill Valley Sports Discount Weekend:

Once again, Schuylkill Valley Sports is offering NYAA families discounted prices March 31st-April 3rd. Print out ​this flyer to take to the store to claim your discount.

 

Lottery Fundraiser Details:

Biddy, Midget, and Knee-Hi players are required to either participate in this fundraiser or option for a cash buyout of $50.00 in addition to the registration fee. You will indicate your choice when registering. The buyout fee is due at the time of registration. Once you elect to participate in the lottery fundraiser, each player is required to sell a minimum of 10 lottery tickets. For each additional ticket sold over and above the 10 required, $5.00 will be given back to the player.

*NOTE: The player's spot on the roster will NOT be counted until the account's registration fee is marked as paid.*

 

VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED - Please e-mail   if interested.

 

Background Check Info (for coaches & volunteers):

All coaches and regular volunteers will need to email PDF results of from the following checks:

Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Criminal Record Check

https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp
- This check provides instant results. Print/save to PDF and send to baseball@nyaatigers.org

- See the "Volunteer Application" document at the Northwestern Lehigh SD site for a list of the 18 Pa.C.S. statutes that are of interest in this process.

Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (Child Abuse)

https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS 
- For this, you need to create a personal account. Keep the username/password because you will need to log back in once the check is completeto get your results. Print/save to PDF and send to baseball@nyaatigers.org

The following is ONLY required if the volunteer has not been a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the entirety of the previous 10 years.

FBI Criminal Background check through PA Dept. of Human Services

https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_dpw.htm

- If you have NOT lived in PA for 10 consecutive years you need to do FBI fingerprint. The website gives detailed direction. This one cost 27.50 and you will be reimbursed by NYAA when you hand in the completed results.

 

See the Baseball Standard Operating Procedures for policies concerning player evaluations, team selections and playing time.

Key Contacts as of January 2017
 
Name Position Phone Email
David Freeman Baseball Director 610-390-0044
Bill Whitney T-Ball/Grasshopper Coordinator 484-764-1193
Ben Breidinger Legion /Connie Mack Director 484-951-4375
 
 
The following is a summary of the baseball each of the NYAA baseball divisions.
T-Ball Grasshopper Biddy Midget Knee-hi
 

Field locations:

NYAA Baseball

T-Ball

The T-Ball program is an in-house baseball program for children who are 4 - 6 years-old (players must be no older than 6 before May 1). It is designed to teach the fundamentals of hitting, fielding and throwing. All batters will hit the ball from a batting tee which is adjusted to allow for a level swing. All players bat in order each inning as well as play a defensive position in each of four innings. Adult coaches are stationed on the field to provide instruction. The primary goal of T-Ball is to begin to teach young players the fundamentals of baseball in a supportive team setting. The season will start the second week of April and will end in late June.

Practices typically take place at least two days per week at either the Northwestern Recreation Fields or at the baseball Fields behind Ebenezer Church located at 7293 Decatur St, New Tripoli, PA 18066.

Games will take place at the Northwestern Recreation Fields.

NYAA T-BallRules of play

NYAA Baseball

Grasshopper

The Grasshopper League is an in-house coach pitch league for 7- and 8-year-olds (players must be 7 before May 1 and no older than 8 before May 1). It is designed to teach the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, throwing and pitching. All players bat in order each inning as well as play a defensive position in each of six innings. There is a 10 batter limit per inning. After the 3rd out or 10th batter, the half inning is over. The batting order will resume in order the next half inning. Adult coaches are permitted on the field to provide instruction. Balls and strikes should be called by a coach standing behind the pitcher or behind the catcher. The primary goal of the Grasshopper League is to build upon the introductory skills taught in T-Ball and to continue to develop the players' fundamentals of baseball in a supportive team setting.

Practices and games are typically held at either the Northwestern Recreation Fields or at the baseball fields behind Ebenezer Church located at 7293 Decatur St, New Tripoli, PA 18066.

Games and/or practices will typically be 2-3 days per week.

The Grasshopper season will begin with practice at beginning of April with 1st games on opening day.  The season will end in mid June with a tournament at the Rec Fields.

NYAA GrasshopperRules of Play

 

Parkland Youth League (PYL) Consists of the Following Divisions:

NYAA Baseball

Biddy/Single A

9 and 10 year-olds (A player must turn 9 before May 1 and be no older than 10 before May 1). The Biddy division competes on fields with 60' base paths and a 44' distance from the pitcher's mound to home plate. Practices and home games are held at the Northwestern Recreation Fields and will typically be 2 to 4 days per week. Practices will begin in late March/early April.

Midget/Double A (AA)

11 and 12 year-olds (A player must turn 11 before May 1 and be no older than 12 before May 1). The Midget division competes on fields with 70' base paths and a 48' distance from the pitcher's mound to home plate. Practices and home games are held at the Northwestern Recreation Fields and will typically be 2 to 4 days per week. Practices will begin in late March/early April.

Knee-hi/Triple A (AAA)

NYAA Baseball

13, 14, and 15-year-olds (must be 13 before May 1 and no older than 15 before May 1). The Knee-hi division competes on fields with 80' base paths and a 54' distance between the pitcher's mound and home plate. Practices and home games will be held at the Northwestern Recreation Fields and will take place 3-4 days per week with practices beginning around late March/early April.

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

Field locations: