Softball

PAL 2021 FALL Travel Softball- levels 8U through 14U is now closed.

2021 PAL FALL Softball

WHO: Our Fall season is typically played in the nearby Long Hill League with two weekday practices in New Providence (as decided per Head Coach’s schedule and field availability) as well as games scheduled on what could be Friday evenings, Saturdays or Sundays- most often one game per week unless make-up games are needed. Make-up games could also be scheduled on a weeknight as well if needed. Games will most likely be both home and away.

WHEN: The season runs from September through the end of October and the Long Hill League is considered a “play-up” league which means this is the time for teams advancing to the next level to hone in on their skills and become familiar with rule changes on that level which will prepare them for spring. It is a great opportunity because all towns participating in the Long Hill League are in the same boat when it comes to “fall move-up.”

Fall is the most low-key of all of our seasons and girls who play other fall sports are able to manage both if needed while keeping their softball skills sharp.

COST: The cost for summer is $125 per player.

We encourage all girls who are interested to come out and play! It is a great way to have fun and learn more about the sport of softball!

DEADLINE: August 21, 2021. If there is any issue registering in time or if you have any questions, please contact Karen Gaeta, PAL Softball Commissioner [softball@newprovidencepal.org].

Coaching

Those interested in coaching fall softball must register on New Providence Community Pass under “PAL Volunteer Softball Coach” at no cost. This must be done every season, even if you are a returning coach and have done so previously.

 

All volunteers will be considered and the Commissioner will reach out before practices begin on further steps to take involving the coaching process should your help be needed.

Calling All Female Coaches!

Moms, aunts, grandmothers, grown siblings, etc. – we need your help! If you played, if you love the game- whatever capacity you can assist our girls in, we need you!

It is a major goal of PAL Softball to have at least one female volunteer coach on each and every team. Our girls need you! Girl Power is very important to us! 🙂 You can do it! Be a mentor for our girls!  Sign up today!

Enjoy the remainder of the summer and see you back on the diamond soon! Go Pioneers!

 

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?

The need for try-outs/ evaluations are determined based on registration numbers. If a specific age group requires a try-put, you will be notified by PAL after you register. 

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