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 [firstname.lastname@example.org].
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!
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
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?
Why do game schedules seem to come out so last minute?
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.