Upper Milford Youth Association

 
Upper Milford Youth Association

Softball

Welcome to UMYA's Softball Page

Upper Milford Supports Recreational and Travel Softball

Free Clinics w/ Special Guest, Try-outs & More-Page down

The New Website is currently under construction and we will be adding new items as time permits.

 
Recreational News!

Recreational Softball Registration is Now Open!

Pixie Jr 5-6yrs of age as of 1/1/2019

Pixie 7-8yrs of age as of 1/1/2019

Pony 9-10yrs of age as of 1/1/2019

A-League 11-12yrs of age as of 1/1/2019

$25 Late fee after 2/22/2019

Closes 3/1/2019 Click to Register Now!

 
Travel News!

12U Travel Try-out Registration is Now Open!

Try-out Dates Feb 2, 16 and Snow Date March 2, 8am-10am @ Elite Sports Academy

You Must Try-out to make it on the team.

Registration Closes Febuary 15th, 2018

Spring Fee $110 per Player, page down for more infomation

Click Here to Register Now

Questions can be emailed to softballtryout2019@aol.com

 
Free Clinic w/ Special Guest

Softball Clinic Information

Free with Softball Registration!

Elite Sports Academy

4651 Colebrook Avenue, Emmaus

February 17th 4-6pm

February 24th 4-6pm

March 3 4-6 pm

Clinic Sign-up Click Here!

Special Guest Instructors including former

NFL player and Super Bowl Champion

Walter Thurmond III!

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12U Travel Softball

 
Travel Q&A

Sport Overview

The UMYA travel softball team provides an opportunity to Upper Milford Youth Association players to compete at a high level of youth softball competition. The program is founded upon providing the best softball instruction available while exposing the players to more responsibilities. It also provides parents and coaching staffs an opportunity to teach values to the players and many life-long lessons including teamwork, friendship, respect, practice, dedication, and sportsmanship.

With Upper Milford's Softball Program continuing to grow, so does our travel program. Currently we are offering a 12U Travel Team with plans to expand into 14U in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions

What ages are players eligible for UMYA Travel Softball?

12U: 11 to 12 years of age. With some exceptions-10yr olds


What is the age cut off?

12U: Can not be 13 as of January 1st.

Who should play Travel Softball?

It's important to understand that Travel Softball is not for everyone, and that in many cases, a player and his or her family may be better served by our intramural program. To be successful in Travel Softball, children should show a high level of ability, and their families should recognize that a greater commitment, both in terms of attendance at practices and games as well as financially, is required.

What are try-outs?

All players are welcome to attend try-outs, but not all will be invited to join a team. This is the opportunity to show the coaches your skills, attitude and strengths in a number of drills/practices among their pears. Coaches will evaluate players and organize a team. Once invited to join, playing time is not guaranteed. Additionally, once on a team, players will still need to try-out each season to maintain their roster spot.

What if we do not make the team?

Your name will automatically be placed on the intramural team list. If you choose to play, you will be notified when the team is organized.

How many players on a team?


The roster is typically 12-13 players. This gives each player a chance to earn their playing time, without spending much time on the bench.

When are the games held?

Games are typically held during the week.


How many games do the travel teams play?

9-10 games a season, plus playoffs



How long is the season?

Practice starts in March and season ends in July.

What type of League do you play in?

The league is a Fastpitch Softball League following ASA and PIAA rules.

How much does it cost to play travel softball?
This will vary depending on fundraising and sponsorships; the historical cost has ranged from $100-150 per player for the season.


If a travel player pulls out of the program mid-season will a refund be provided?
Unfortunately, there are no refunds. The majority of the fees are for equipment, uniforms & league fees.



How far do teams travel?
Team locations vary. Pending on the schedule, we could travel as far as an hour away.



How much playing time will a player get?
In travel softball, playing time for each player will depend on a number of variables including but not limited to: attitude, ability, performance at practice and games, and hustle. Each player will play a minimum of two innings. The Head Coach and/or assistant coach(es) make final decisions.



Can a travel softball player participate in other sports throughout the year?

UMYA encourages well rounded players. Players in multiple sports should discuss this with the coaches at tryouts to find out any discrepancies. It is important to make all practices and games, but some exceptions can be made.

We have an annual family vacation over the summer. Does this mean a player shouldn't try out?
We ask that players are fully committed to the team while "in season". With that, exceptions can be made. Let the coach know in the offseason of vacation plans.

 
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Events
 
Location
  • ESA: Indoor Training 4651 Colebrook Ave Emmaus, PA 18049

  • Lenape Park: Home & Practice Fields 6102 Kings Hwy S Zionsville, PA 18092

  • Jasper Park: Practice Field 4960 Vera Cruz Rd Emmaus, PA 18049


 
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