2020 PAL Middle School Softball Team Try-outs Info

WHO: All Girls from New Providence currently enrolled in grades 6th, 7th and 8th
DATES: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 AND Wednesday, October 30, 2019
TIME: 3:30-5:30pm
LOCATION: Salt Brook Elementary School, Street Side Softball Field

Girls are highly encouraged to attend both dates to receive the most thorough evaluation.  Please  wear softball pants however no PAL shirts please! Bring water, cleats, glove, bat and fielder’s mask.

Games/ Practices: Girls who make the MS roster will participate in winter (once per week) training sessions with the team.

In March, indoor practice will take place (2-3 times per week) after school as well as well outdoor practices beginning in April. (approximately 4 times per week depending on game schedule).  The game season will begin in mid-April and last approximately until the first week of June.

Please register your player for the try-outs via New Providence Community Pass under Middle School Softball Team Try-out. There is no cost to try-out but doing so is necessary for planning purposes and to give families the most up-to-date information.

This is a competitive team who will face surrounding Middle Schools in our area. Girls who make the MS team are encouraged but not required to play for their respective PAL levels come Spring. All girls interested are absolutely encouraged to come and try-out!

Please contact Karen Gaeta at With any questions.

Go Pioneers!


Register for the
2020 PAL MIDDLE SCHOOL Softball Team Try-outs!

All Girls from New Providence currently enrolled in grades 6th, 7th or 8th. If you have any questions please email league commissioner Karen Gaeta at
Welcome to New Providence PAL softball! Please use this page to get all  the latest information pertaining  to upcoming seasons, information on registration and all things PAL Softball.

NPPAL Softball was started in 2000 with the goals of:

• Improving knowledge and appreciation of softball
• Improving softball skills through drills, practice, and repetition
• Providing fun , positive, and instructive environment
• Encouraging teamwork and sportsmanship
• Developing individual confidence and self esteem
• Playing at more competitive level
• Preparation for future high school play

Our Mission

The mission of New Providence PAL Softball is to facilitate a safe, positive  learning environment in which the young ladies of New Providence can  learn about and participate in, the sport of fastpitch softball while  enhancing their self-esteem, self-confidence, self-discipline and leadership  skills – while encouraging a healthy, active lifestyle and time outdoors.

We promise every girl a positive youth sports experience.  Years from now,  we hope they carry with them wonderful memories of their participation in  the program and exhibit the character traits that we’ve hopefully taught: a  good work ethic, dedication to realizing a goal, self-motivation, the value of  teamwork and, most importantly, respect for themselves and others.

We acknowledge and celebrate the long competitive tradition of travel PAL  softball, but realize our participants are children, not professionals.  It is  our goal to try to find a place for every girl to play no matter what her  current skill level or experience.  It is a priority that their experience be fun.

Frequently Asked Questions

 If your family is new to PAL Softball we  understand that you may have  questions. Program ages, scheduling,  the difference between PAL and REC  and many other questions often come  up as parents register.  Below is a list of  FAQs that we have tried our best to  answer. Of course if you still have  questions please contact us.

What is the difference between REC and PAL?
This often confuses people but, the simple answer is REC is run by the towns Recreation Department and PAL is run top to bottom by volunteers. However, typically differences run a bit deeper than that, PAL is designed for girls that want to learn a bit more about their sport and PAL is also designed to be more competitive.


Why do game schedules seem to come out so last minute?
We (NPPAL) enter the teams into a local league that builds team schedules. A lot of moving pieces are required to make this happen.  Number of teams in the league, available fields, umpires and it must be done in a certain order to be successful and the last thing to be done is schedules.  Teams must be built before schedules.
Are tryouts held?

Yes, check back for info soon. 

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