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Important 2018 Northern Valley Legion and Connie Mack Baseball Dates

 

April 7              REGULAR ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS – Please sign up by Midnight on this date 

 

EVALUATIONS -- Northern Lehigh, Northwestern Lehigh, and Palmerton High School Baseball games will be evaluated for player choices (for those players who have already registered). 

April 7              Northern Lehigh @ Northwestern

April 11           Northwestern @ Palmerton

April 20           Palmerton @ Northern Lehigh

April 27           Northwestern @ Northern Lehigh

April 30           Palmerton @ Northwestern

May 9               Northern Lehigh @ Palmerton

 

April 8              1:30PM……MEETING, UNIFORM FITTING, FOLLOWED BY A PLAYER TRYOUT -  at the Allen O. Delke American Legion Post 16, 510 Main Street, Slatington, PA 18080.  Immediately after the manual sign-ups, we will hold tryouts at the Northern Lehigh High School Field for players who do not attend Northern Lehigh, Northwestern Lehigh, or Palmerton High Schools or do not play on one of the High School teams.  There will be a late registration period from April 8 until April 22 with a $25.00 late fee.  To get a fair tryout, register on or before April 7, 2018.

 

April 22           1:30PM…..MANDATORY STATE MEETING - at the Allen O. Delke American Legion Post 16, 510 Main Street, Slatington, PA 18080.  All League paperwork will be collected along with original player birth certificates for New Legion players (birth certificate not needed for returning Senior Legion Payers) and all we need is Birth Certificate Copies for Connie Mack Players

 

Connie Mack, and Legion fee structure:

  1. $35.00 NYAA family fee  ------ (Fields, tractors, gas oline, mowing contract, building maintenance, web site, document copying, etc.)

  2. $210.00 Baseball Fee

  3. A $30.00 fee will be held upon receiving your uniform jersey.  When the jersey is returned, you will receive a full $30.00 refund.

Total Cost = $245 (not including the temporary jersey fee)

 

 

Connie Mack:

conniemackteam_300The Pennsylvania Connie Mack Baseball Program has two leagues in Pennsylvania which are the Bux-Mont and the Lehigh Valley Leagues. There are approximately 40 teams between both leagues. Northwestern and Northern Lehigh School Districts have a combined Connie Mack baseball team which is Northern Valley of the Lehigh Valley League.

The team is comprised of 15 and 16 year old players (as of May 1st).

In addition to Northern Valley, the league consists of Bangor, Catasaqua, Coplay, East Stroudsburg, Fullerton, Fountain Hill, Freemansburg, Lehigh Bethlehem, Lehigh Township, Lower Macungie, Moore Township, Nazareth, North Central Bethlehem, North Parkland, Northampton, Palmerton, Pen Argyl, Salisbury, South Parkland, and Stroudsburg. The season is comprised of 20 games from mid-May through mid-July (following the high school baseball season). There is a playoff tournament and an All-Star game.

Registration Fee: $210 (this is in addition to the $35 annual NYAA family membership fee). Participation in a fundraiser is optional.

For more information, visit the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack Baseball League.

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Senior Legion:

Senior LegionEach year nearly 100,000 young men participate in American Legion Baseball, the nation’s oldest, and most-respected nationwide baseball program. Through American Legion Post sponsorship in all 50 states these young men learn practical lessons in sportsmanship and citizenship. The tremendous success and longevity of American Legion Baseball would not be possible without the support of hard working American Legion members in our local communities. Northwestern and Northern Lehigh School Districts have had a combined Senior Legion baseball team for decades. In the past few years we are pleased that Palmerton has joined our territory.  The team name was changed from Northwestern to Northern Valley in 2010. Northern Valley is a member of the Lehigh Valley League. The Lehigh Valley Legion Baseball League was organized in 1941 and currently consists of 10 teams representing 20 high schools in Lehigh and Carbon Counties. In addition to Northern Valley, the league consists of Salisbury, South Parkland, North Parkland, Carbon, Coplay-Fullerton, Lower Macungie, Emmaus, Southern Lehigh, and West Allentown.

The team consists of 16 to 19 year old players (as of January 1st).

The season is comprised of 18 games from mid-May through mid-July (following the varsity high school baseball season). Four (4) Eastern PA Regional Champions are crowned each year through a tournament playoff and those teams play for the state championship. An All-Star Game is also played.

Registration Fee: $210 (this is in addition to the $35 annual NYAA family membership fee). Participation in a fundraiser is optional.

For more information, visit the Lehigh Valley Legion Baseball League.

Also visit Legion Baseball History.

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Key Contacts as of January 2018
Name Position Phone Email
       
Jim Kester Legion /Connie Mack Director 484-515-9759 legionbaseball@nyaatigers.org
Ben Breidinger Legion /Connie Mack Assistant Director 484-951-4375