Softball

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Home Run Derby Fundraiser for PAL Softball!

When/Where:

  • Friday May 31st (Rain date Friday June 7th)
  • Location: Oakwood Lower Field
  • 6:30 to 8:30pm.  End time for the event will vary depending on number of participants and how much time is necessary for the different brackets (8U, 10U, and Middle School) with tentative times below

Cost:

Registration cost is $15 per family.  Registration is available the night of the event but the cost is $20 per family.

Registration

Spring families, if your daughter would like to participate, please register online at New Providence Community Pass.  All participants must be registered through Community Pass unless you are buying tickets at the event.

We are looking for volunteers as well.  If you would like to help make the night a success, please volunteer your time below to either help check players in, run the snack table, or sell raffle tickets for one of the many lovely prizes.

Event Details

Welcome to our second annual PAL Softball Home Run Derby.  This event is open to the public but participation is limited to spring PAL softball players only.  All participants should wear their jerseys to the event.  The derby will be broken up in 3 sections with these tentative times:

  • 8U girls will go first (6:30 – 7)
  • 10U girls second (7:15 – 7:45)
  • Middle School girls after that (8 – 8:30)

There will be top 3 winners from each bracket on whoever can hit the ball furthest and/or closest to the fence(8U and 10U).  Middle School winners will be dependent on who can hit the most balls over the fence.

Any purchases made at the event must be either with Venmo or cash.

Each kid that participates in the event will be given a raffle ticket and automatically entered into the raffle prizes.  There will be opportunities during the event to purchase more raffle tickets if you would like as there will be someone walking around selling raffle tickets.  You can purchase your tickets from them.  Please keep in mind that all proceeds will go towards PAL softball to help reduce costs of future training & softball related events.

There will be snacks and drinks to purchase at the event. We will also have pizza for kids and families during the event.  There’s no extra purchase required for the pizza. We will have some music for the event to entertain the entire family along with basketball hoops, cornhole, and other games.

Registration now open for:

  • PAL Travel Softball League is now open for 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U players!

Summer softball is a great opportunity to keep kids growing and playing during the week in the summer.

2024 Summer NPPAL Travel Softball League (8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U)

Cost:

Registration cost is $200 per player.

Timeline:

  • Summer softball season generally runs from early June to the end of July.

When/Where:

  • Practices will take place during the week (most likely 2x/wk) at Salt Brook Elementary and/or AWR
  • Games will be on weekdays as well, and will take place both home and away (near surrounding towns). Game times vary but usually happen in the evening around 6 PM.

Team Formation

Teams will be capped at a manageable number per age group and once the number is met a waitlist for that age group will be started.

Registration Info for Summer 2024

  • Registration: April 22nd – May 13th  – $200
  • Please register as soon as possible. If you have any questions or have an issue with registering in a timely manner but plan to do so when convenient for your family, please e-mail Mark Yagos and let him know.

Those interested in coaching, please register as a volunteer coach on Community Pass under PAL as well. This must be done every season. There is no cost. If you are specifically interested in Head Coaching, please e-mail Mark directly after you register.

Mark Yagos – Softball Commissioner
Eric Berman – Softball Assistant Commissioner
softball@newprovidencepal.org

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 try-outs 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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