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Welcome To The Pennsbury Athletic Association

SPRING 2016 REGISTRATION DEADLINE

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Spring 2016 Registration Closes February 15th!

Register NOW for the Pennsbury Athletic Association’s (PAA) Spring 2016 Baseball and Softball Season. 

Standard Registration Closes on 2/15/16

Any player registered by the end of the day on Monday February 15, 2016 will be guaranteed a place in PAA Baseball or Softball this Spring.  Registrations after that date will be based on availability and potentially Wait Listed.  Please Register Today!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

http://www.paaball.com/page/show/423519-registration-for-baseball-softball-and-events


MAKE UP DATE MAJORS BASEBALL TRYOUTS

Nations 9

  • PAA Major's Baseball Division make Up tryouts will be held Friday February 5th.At Nation 9 Sports Complex, 115 Lower Morrisville Rd, Levittown, PA 19054
     
    We will have 1 Make Up session session 5:30 - 6:30
     
    All 10/11/12 year olds that aren’t already on a Majors team may tryout. ALL players have to be registered for the Spring 2016 season in order to tryout. Click below to sign up


2016 WINTER PLAYER AND COACHES CLINICS

PAA is looking forward to the 2016 Baseball season. As always we are committed to creating a great experience for our youth around the game of baseball. With that being said we would like to offer a series of winter clinics to help our players grow and develop.  Below is the overview of what clinics are available with our Instructors Ron Kaplan and Pennsbury Varsity Coach Joe Pesci.

Also we will offer Coaches Clinics for anyone interested in learning more about drills and techniques they can teach to their teams in the spring.

For more information and to register your child or yourself click the link below:

https://paaball.sportngin.com/register/form/231353303

ALL CLINICS WILL BE HELD AT NATION 9 SPORTS COMPLEX, 
115 Lower Morrisville Rd, Levittown, PA 19054

  1. Hitting & Throwing for 7,8,9 years old
    1. Proper grips of the ball & bat
    2. Building a strong foundation from athletic balance.
    3. Collecting power & distributing it properly.
  2. Position based clinics for 10,11,12 year olds with Pennsbury Varsity Coach Joe Pesci
    1. Working with all infield positions and proper throwing techniques
  3. Catchers Clinics
    1. Stances
    2. Receiving
    3. Blocking
    4. Transfers & Throwing footwork
  4. Follow up Hit & Throw -
    1. Weight shift / Hitting and Throwing
    2. Swing path - Load through Extension
    3. Arm action through deceleration
    4. Crow hop vs. Pro step vs. Shuffle
  5. Position based clinics for 10, 11, 12 year olds with Pennsbury Varsity Coach Joe Pesci and staff
    1. Understanding the proper technique for playing the outfield
    2. Working with infielders from the first clinic and this clinic on proper hitting technique

6. T-Ball - Fielding & Throwing

  1. 'F's' of fielding
  2. Form throwing to develop good arm action

 

7. General Coaches clinic - 

  1. Practice coach vs. Game coach 
  2. Practice plans - Proper preparation prevents poor performance.
  3. Several ways to use several tools in practice.
  4. How to recognize flaws and correct them
  5. Questions and answers

8. Interactive Coaches clinic - Hitting & Fielding

  1. On Plane & On Time - How to get there, and stay there.
  2. Five F's, Flips, Pivots, Crow hops & Shuffle steps, Fly balls.

UMPIRES WANTED FOR PAA BASEBALL

Boys and girls between ages 13 (by April 30, 2016) and 18 who are interested in umpiring with PAA this coming season are invited to participate in our free umpire training classes.

A series of six (6) classes will begin on February 17th.  The first four classes are on Wednesday nights and the last two sessions are on Saturdays.  The class structure is as follows:

  • February 17th at the Pennwood Middle School cafeteria:
    • 7:00 – 7:15; registration.  Applies to all new and returning umpires.
    • 7:15 – 7:45; Overview of Arbiter scheduling system.  Applies to all new and returning umpires.  Parents are encouraged to attend this part of the class.
    • 7:45 – 9:00; returning umpires can ‘test out’ of remaining classes.  Returning umpires who do not pass the test must take the remaining classes.

New umpires begin training on the rules of the game.

  • February 24th at the Pennwood Middle School cafeteria:
    • 7:00 – 9:00; Continue training on the rules of the game.
  • March 2nd at the Pennwood Middle School cafeteria
    • 7:00 – 9:00; Continue training on the rules of the game.
  • March 9th at Location to be determined:
    • 7:00 – 9:00; Test
  • March 12th Pennwood Middle School Gym:
    • Training in the mechanical aspects of umpiring.  Applies to all new and returning umpires. 
  • March 19th  - Pennwood Middle School Gym:
    • Training in the mechanical aspects of umpiring.  Applies to all new and returning umpires. 

Umpiring is a great way to learn the game from a new perspective while earning a few dollars.  Home plate umpires receive $20 per game and base umpires receive $15. 

For more information contact the Director of Umpires, Doug Kimball, at dougkimball@verizon.net.


Welcome to The Pennsbury Athletic Association

The Pennsbury Athletic Association (PAA) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization serving families throughout Lower Makefield Township, PA; Yardley Borough, PA; Morrisville Borough, PA and portions of Falls Township, PA with in-house, travel and tournament baseball and softball in the spring and fall for ages 4 1/2 - 18+.

Our goal is to provide a rewarding experience for our young baseball and softball players and their families both on and off the field. 

Please visit this site often for news, calendar items, special member discounts, and other information.  We also invite you to join us on the official PAA Facebook page. 


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PAA Members,donors, volunteers, and friends please bookmark this link
 
 
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Congratulations to the PAA 2016 14/15U Travel Baseball Team!

Braim, Ryan 

Butta, Brock

Elliot, Ryan 

Elliot, Sean

Firestone , Brandon

Hirsh, Matthew

Karel, Ethan

Perdoch, Connor

Quay, Danny

Reilly, Shane

Susko, Ryan

Urglavitch, Evan. 

Vreeswyk, Jack

Manager - Gary Urglavitch


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016 TRAVEL BASEBALL TEAM SELECTIONS

8U

Matthew Baker

Vincent Strenge

Grant Wenner

Trevor Dendly

Caleb Seremet

Braden Wetzler

Adam Canale

Matthew Widdis

Alexander Hubbard

Connor Obrien

Herbie Lottier

John Koziak

Manager - Brian Baker

 

9U Black

Dylan Hirsh

Bea Seidler

Evan Hawkes

Matt Gorman

Kerrick Shannon

Ryan Webber

Keith Freiband

Carter Gabbett

Jace Kocak

Connor Mccloskey

Owen Block

Danny Cohen

Manager - Greg Webber

 

9U Orange

Drew Spence

Andrew Fouse

Tyce Dendler

AJ Codispotti

Jake Birkenstam

Justn Peake

Robbie Segarich

Aidan Twomey

Christopher Karamis

Scott Wire

Dante Ortiz

Christian Henn

Manager Paul Spence

 

10U

Noah Mcdermott

Jack DeLuca

Collin Kelleher

Regi Acierto

Teddy Mangn

Sam Boucher

Brady Mcdevitt

Andrew Probola

Sam Callahan

Scott Harkins

Will Kalic

Manager Mike Boucher

 

11U

Jordan Cangemi

Jamie Gallagher

Anthony Fanelli

Matt Cohen

Cade Gabbett

Gavin Hockensmith

Ben Chimbus

Evan Lutz

William Bunn

Harry Wayne

Tim Breslin

Manager - Mike Gabbett

 

 

12U

Jack McDermott

Ryan Mateo

Reese Hirsh

Elliott Puckett

Ryan Rearden

Connor Deluca

Joe Andress

Aidan McCormack

Brandon Peake

Will Castner

Reese Sargent

Manager - Ed Hirsh




Congratulations Matt Baker the 7-9U Home Run Derby Gold Medal Winner


Our 7U travel team will play for the Branchburg (NJ) 7U tournament championship game this Friday evening at 6:30pm.....wish us luck !!!...we need some support !!!



Come out to Caiola Ballpark and support our PAA 8U Falcons in the Cal Ripken State Tournament this weekend!


A big thank you to out going Commissioner Doug Krauss and Congratulations to new Commissioner Jason Simon!


Samuel Hamacher and family - 2015 recipient of the Greg Caiola Memorial Scholarship


Certificate of Appreciation to John Parsons for his years of service and volunteerism…Thanks John!

Congratulations to the NEW 2016 Board

On Thursday evening at the monthly PAA membership meeting the membership elected the following Board for the 2015-2016 year. They are as follows:

Executive Board
Commissioner: Jason Simon
Vice Commissioner: Joe DiPalma
Vice Commissioner of Baseball: Rick Henn
Vice Commissioner of Softball: Frank Ehrenfeld
Secretary: Noelle Codispoti
Direct of Fundraising: Bill Baldwin
Director of Finance and Treasurer: Greg Webber

Board Members
Director of Registration: Grant Hunter
Director of Equipment and Uniforms: John Butta
Director of Field Maintenance: Sean Graham
Director of Umpires: Doug Kimball
Director of Pennsbury Magik: Kate Polhamus

Baseball Directors
Director of Travel: Len Limongelli
Player Agent: Mike Lubanski
Director of Baseball Instruction: Brandon McFadden
Director of T-Ball: Brian Baker
Director of Age 7: Matt Curtin
Director of Age 8: Kate Seremet
Director of Age 9: Keith Freiband
Director of Minors: Open
Director of Majors: Contingent* 
Director of Babe Ruth: John Butta
Director of Sr. Babe Ruth: Cary Weiss

Softball Directors
Director of Instructional Softball U8: Sean Graham
Director of Instructional Softball U10: Frank Dragoni
Director of Softball Major Division (11,12): John Evans
Director of Softball Seniors Division (13-18) Greg Baleuk
Director of Travel Softball/Instruction: Frank Ehrenfeld
Director of Pennsbury Invitational Tournament: Les Venella 

There are a number of long time PAA board members who have opted to not return to the board in 2015-2016. To those members, thank you for your long term dedication and support of baseball and softball.



Congratulations to Gary, John and Tom and their boys for winning the 2015 13U District Championship! They won 7-6 in the bottom of the 8th. Matt Hirsh had a walk off single to right field.



7U Falcons

Let's give the boys of the 7U travel/developmental team a big high five !!! The program's first year team both competed intensely in every game and had fun along the way.The success of this new travel/developmental team has been attributed to the dedication of all the players, coaches, and families. The team finished their regular season with a record of 3-2-3. The team saw marked improvement for all the players, most notably the success of our kid pitching and the team averaging more than 8 runs per game. The boys seem to possess the characteristics needed to have a team grow and succeed together. Let's hope their positive experiences as a team continue.
 
Although the season has ended, the team has continued to practice together with hopes of competing in a summer tournament.


The 8U Heat team under Coach Frank Dragoni is looking forward to their taste of state competition the same week in Langhorne. This team of young players is primarily an all-star team of rising 8U players who have been identified through the in-house pro



8u Falcons!

Great job by the 8u Falcons!  The boys finished a very fun, competitive season in the Suburban Travel League with a 6-4 record and a bid to the playoffs!  Awesome job for their first season of travel play!
 
With the travel season completed, the District  and State Tournaments are heating up.  The boys will be opening up play in the District tournament this Friday against Valley Athletic Association, at the Valley Complex in Bensalem at 6:00.
 
Starting on July 10, PAA will be hosting the 8u State Championship Tournament at Stoddart!  The events open with a ceremony on Friday evening along with the skills competition, including a home run derby!  Games will start on Saturday and continue through Wednesday.  Our boys will be competing in this Tournament, so please come out to support the boys!


The 9U Falcons

The 9U Falcons just wrapped up the Philly Baseball Bash tournament last weekend with an 8-3 win over Levittown American. It was excellent preparation for the Ripken District 9U Tournament which will kick off this Friday at the Levittown American AA major field at 6:00pm. 

The 9U Falcons feature outstanding pitching, scrappy defense and a small-ball offense that can drive opponents crazy. Our team has been practicing hard for six months and we are excited to compete against other excellent area teams for the right to represent our district in the state tournament in July. 
 
Once we conclude District play, we will turn our attention to the North Wall Beach Bash IV tournament scheduled for July 17-19 in North Wall, NJ. This is a great tournament to conclude our season since our focus is baseball fun and some great family time at the beach


The 10U Heat team under coach John Evans, missing some key players due to injury and vacations, was still able to get it done and qualify for their State Tournament. "I was so proud, that despite being down to just ten players, we were able to hang tough



The 10A Travel Team completed the regular season with a run that saw them qualifying for the Suburban Playoffs and losing a tough game to Horsham 9-7. The team has been training hard and is prepared to start their district tournament at home at Stoddart t



Congrats to the 11U Falcons For a Second Place Finish in the Philly Bash Tournament! Great playing boys!



The 12U Heat team under Coach Bill Baldwin had exciting come-from-behind wins against Levittown American on its way to qualifying for the state event. "The girls put in lots of work throughout the year and especially after the in-house season concluded t



Our 12U Travel team qualified for states with a 12-8 win over Langhorne in the District Tournament, 2U team was a finalist in the District tournament last weekend and we qualified for states that will be held this weekend at the 21st Ward in Roxborough



Congrats to 9U in House Champs Led by Manager Greg Webber



The Sand Gnats, Managed by Joe DiPalma, win the Minors Division Championship!

The Marlins, managed by Bill Nally, Win the Majors Division!


NEW BATTING CAGES!

First we got new fields and then we got new sheds, we now need to build cages so our players can have a safe place to warm up their bats.

With about 800 kids playing ball this coming year, if each parent donates $25 each, we would be two thirds of the way to reaching our goal. 

Each complex will have a cage centrally located so our players have access to a safe place to warm up.

Please donate now to help fund these batting cages!

Click here to Donate. http://paacages.causevox.com


COACHES - GET RIPKEN CERTIFIED!

Cal Ripken Coaches Certification is mandatory for all managers 8 year old division and above, you will be reimbursed by PAA upon proof of completion. Once completed the certification is good for life.

Please click here to learn more about the Cal Ripken Coaches Certification




    Upcoming Events

    • Feb
    • 11
    PAA Membership Meeting
    • 8:00pm-9:30pm EST Ical_event_icon
    • Makefield Highlands Golf Course.
    • PAA board meetings are held the second Thursday of each month, beginning at 8:00 p.m. at the Makefield Highlands Golf Course., 1418 Woodside Rd, Yardley, PA 19067 Board meetings are open to all PAA members.

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    • Feb
    • 24
    Coaches Meeting
    • 7:30pm-10:00pm EST Ical_event_icon
    • Makefield Highlands Golf Course
    • On February 24th, we will have our second annual coaches meeting at Makefield Highlands Golf Course. 1418 Woodside Rd, Yardley, PA 19067

      This event is a great way to get our league season started. All managers and coaches are welcome to join us to hear whats new for 2016 and get to know each other.

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    • Mar
    • 10
    PAA Membership Meeting
    • 8:00pm-9:30pm EST Ical_event_icon
    • Makefield Highlands Golf Course.
    • PAA board meetings are held the second Thursday of each month, beginning at 8:00 p.m. at the Makefield Highlands Golf Course., 1418 Woodside Rd, Yardley, PA 19067 Board meetings are open to all PAA members.

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    • Mar
    • 16
    PAA Parents Meeting
    • 7:30pm-9:00pm EDT Ical_event_icon
    • Middle School Auditorium TBD
    • All PAA parents are invited to meet to the PAA leadership, coaches and instructors as we get ready to launch the 2016 season. We will review the way the league works, organizational structure and expectations for your child's season.

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    • Apr
    • 14
    PAA Membership Meeting
    • 8:00pm-9:30pm EDT Ical_event_icon
    • Makefield Highlands Golf Course.
    • PAA board meetings are held the second Thursday of each month, beginning at 8:00 p.m. at the Makefield Highlands Golf Course., 1418 Woodside Rd, Yardley, PA 19067 Board meetings are open to all PAA members.

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    • May
    • 12
    PAA Membership Meeting
    • 8:00pm-9:30pm EDT Ical_event_icon
    • Makefield Highlands Golf Course.
    • PAA board meetings are held the second Thursday of each month, beginning at 8:00 p.m. at the Makefield Highlands Golf Course., 1418 Woodside Rd, Yardley, PA 19067 Board meetings are open to all PAA members.

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    • Jun
    • 9
    PAA Membership Meeting
    • 8:00pm-9:30pm EDT Ical_event_icon
    • Makefield Highlands Golf Course.
    • PAA board meetings are held the second Thursday of each month, beginning at 8:00 p.m. at the Makefield Highlands Golf Course., 1418 Woodside Rd, Yardley, PA 19067 Board meetings are open to all PAA members.

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    • Jul
    • 14
    PAA Membership Meeting
    • 8:00pm-9:30pm EDT Ical_event_icon
    • Makefield Highlands Golf Course.
    • PAA board meetings are held the second Thursday of each month, beginning at 8:00 p.m. at the Makefield Highlands Golf Course., 1418 Woodside Rd, Yardley, PA 19067 Board meetings are open to all PAA members.

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    • Aug
    • 11
    PAA Membership Meeting
    • 8:00pm-9:30pm EDT Ical_event_icon
    • Makefield Highlands Golf Course.
    • PAA board meetings are held the second Thursday of each month, beginning at 8:00 p.m. at the Makefield Highlands Golf Course., 1418 Woodside Rd, Yardley, PA 19067 Board meetings are open to all PAA members.

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    • Sep
    • 8
    PAA Membership Meeting
    • 8:00pm-9:30pm EDT Ical_event_icon
    • Makefield Highlands Golf Course.
    • PAA board meetings are held the second Thursday of each month, beginning at 8:00 p.m. at the Makefield Highlands Golf Course., 1418 Woodside Rd, Yardley, PA 19067 Board meetings are open to all PAA members.

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