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Lionville Youth Association

Lionville Youth Association

Little League Softball

2024 LYA Spring Softball

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2024 LYA Winter Softball Opportunities

Pitching Clinic with Leah Tymeson from Ascent Athlete – email Melissa Esposito at [email protected] for registration link.

Sundays 1/14/24 – 3/24/24 at Great Beginnings/UMC Gym 181 Sharp Lane, Exton PA 19341. Time: 3-5pm (girls will be in one of 2 groups, 3-4pm 4-5pm) We will divide players into 2 groups, once sign ups are complete. You will be notified via email which group to attend.

Calling all LYA softball players! Are you a pitcher? Are you interested in learning how to pitch? Join us for an 8 week pitching clinic this winter! All experience levels are welcome! Learn the proper mechanics and improve your speed and accuracy! Any questions? Email Leah Tymeson at [email protected].

Winter Skills Training Clinics with All Star Sports Academy - email Melissa Esposito at [email protected] for registration link.

Thursdays 2/1/24 – 3/14/24 6pm-7:30pm at All Star Sports Academy 417 Boot Rd, Downingtown PA 19335.

This clinic is designed specifically for players looking to enhance their throwing, fielding, catching, and hitting fundamentals prior to the spring season. The clinic consists of seven 90-minute sessions, starting on Thursday, February 1st and continuing with our last day on Thursday, March 14th. These 90-minute sessions are led by our certified ASSA instructors at our Downingtown facility. Players who register are also welcome to schedule a FREE 30-mintue evaluation with our instructors! Please mention LYA Softball.

Spring Registration – Early Bird Registration of a $25 discount runs through February 22nd. Divisions will close when they are full.  The season generally runs from mid-March through the end of May. Players that make the District All-Star Tournament teams in each division (Rookies and older) will continue playing into June.  LYA runs a skills evaluation for Minors and Majors division ONLY at All Star Sports Academy in Downingtown on Saturday, March 2nd and Sunday, March 3rd from 2-4pm.

MINORS skills evaluations are: Saturday 3/2 from 2-3pm (last names beginning A-M) and Sunday 3/3 from 2-3pm (Last names beginning N-Z)

MAJORS skills evaluations are: Saturday 3/2 from 3-4pm (last names beginning A-M) and Sunday 3/3 from 3-4pm (Last names beginning N-Z)

Players that want to “play up” must be evaluated during our evaluations on March 2nd & 3rd, regardless of division.  Please contact Melissa Esposito at [email protected] if you want your daughter to play at a higher level than her age.


2024 SPRING SEASON programs:

Quickball  -  4-6 years old (8/31/2020 thru 12/31/2017)- USA Quickball is a structured program that LYA Softball has implemented in place of tee ball.  Quickball is designed for first year softball players and the goal is to provide a positive experience at a young age that will help young players and their families fall in love with the greatest game ever created! Quickball is based on fundamentals, hustle, action, teamwork, and having fun! Quickball grabs the attention of young players and lets them learn without being bored or intimidated. The program also provides a coaching guide and resources that make it clear and easy for parent volunteers to participate.  Aside from wearing comfortable clothing and sneakers, no softball equipment is needed for this division. All participants will receive their own Quickball bat and ball. Please watch this video for an overview of the Quickball program.

Rookies - 6-8 years old – (1/1/2017 thru 12/31/2015) The Rookies program is designed for experienced 6 year and through 8 year olds.  We have been instituting clinic style practices in our Rookies program which concentrate on the fundamentals of softball.  Besides throwing, catching, hitting, base running and pitching, our goal is to help girls fall in love with the great game of softball. The Rookies program starts with coach pitch and moves to player pitch near the end of the season. The teams finish off the season with a fun week of in-house playoffs. The Rookies program includes a postseason District all-star tournament against other area rookie softball teams.

Minors – 9-10 years old (1/1/2014 thru 12/31/2013)- The Minors program has also been using clinic style practices with much success. Players do the pitching, with a modified "coach-pitch" rule that allows coaches to step in and pitch in lieu of batters reaching base via a "base on balls" (walk). The Minors division holds preseason evaluations in order to keep in-house teams competitively balanced.  The Minors division offers an end of season in-house playoffs, a playoff tournament with other area teams, and a District all-star tournament team.

Majors – 11-12 years old (1/1/2012 thru 12/31/2011)– The Majors program is the pinnacle of Little League Softball with increased pitching distance, more competitive rules, and a faster game.  The Majors division holds preseason evaluations in order to keep in-house teams competitively balanced. The Majors division offers an end of season in-house playoffs, a playoff tournament with other area teams, and a District all-star tournament team.

Junior/Senior – 13-16 years old (1/1/2010 thru 12/31/2007) - This is a player's first opportunity to play on a high school dimension softball field with traditional softball rules.  Players have the opportunity to continue playing as All-Stars in post-season tournaments. 

Players that want to “play up” must be evaluated during our evaluations on March 2nd & 3rd, regardless of division.  Please contact Melissa Esposito at [email protected] if you want your daughter to play at a higher level than her age.

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Questions about our league boundaries?
LYA and GEYA Little League have a combined charter for girls’ softball. This means that any girl who lives or goes to school within the boundaries for either LYA or GEYA are automatically part of the combined program.  Please enter your residential or school address into the Official Little League Finder website or contact Melissa Esposito at [email protected]

Equipment Needed:  Glove. (No softball equipment needed for the Quickball division.)

Equipment Provide by LYA:  Jersey & Socks

Recommended Additional Equipment:  Bat, Batting Helmet, Fielding Facemask (highly envouraged), and Cleats. LYA has some equipment to provide if needed.

Contact

Lionville Youth Association
P.O. Box 475 
Lionville, Pennsylvania 19353

Email: [email protected]

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