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Northern Valley Connie Mack and Legion Baseball is comprised of a few sending school territories, but is in no way limited to public school players.  We welcome players who attend private, online, charter, etc. schools who live in our sending area.  For Connie Mack, the team is made up of Northern Lehigh and Northwestern Lehigh territories and usually involves younger high school aged students....but there is room for strong players of the 8th grade as well.  Legion Baseball usually includes high schoolers of the varsity skill level as well as 19 year old graduates and covers 3 territories...Northwestern, Northern Lehigh and Palmerton.  Our coaches are independent of any particular school affiliation and do not coach their own children. 

IMPORTANT 2020

NORTHERN VALLEY BASEBALL DATES

Lehigh Valley Leagues for Legion and Connie Mack Summer have decided to cancel all operations for the 2020 year.  Connie Mack Fall season has also been canceled as per their resolution from the 3rd week in June.  NYAA will not be offering Legion and Connie Mack Baseball until the 2021 Summer Season.  Our apologies. 

April 5              REGULAR ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS – Please sign up by Midnight on this date -- see directions on the other side of this sheet.  

 

EVALUATIONS -- Northern Lehigh, Northwestern Lehigh, and Palmerton High School Baseball games will be evaluated for player choices for those players who have already registered. Private school and other non high school players contact us at the number at the bottom of this page.

March 25        Northwestern @ Palmerton

April 3              Northwestern @ Northern Lehigh

April 15           Palmerton @ Northern Lehigh

April 17           Palmerton   @ Northwestern

April 27           Northern Lehigh @ Northwestern

May 5               Northern Lehigh @ Palmerton

 

April 5              1:30PM……MEETING, UNIFORM FITTING, FOLLOWED BY A PLAYER TRYOUT for those requesting it - at the Allen O. Delke American Legion Post 16, 510 Main Street, Slatington, PA 18080.  Immediately after the meeting, we will hold tryouts at the Northern Lehigh High School Field for players who do not attend Northern Lehigh, Northwestern Lehigh, or Palmerton High Schools or do not play on one of the 3 varsity teams.  Ther will be a late registration period from April 6 until April 26 with a $25.00 late fee.  To get a fair tryout, register on or before April 5, 2020.

 

April 26           1:30PM…..MANDATORY MEETING - at the Allen O. Delke American Legion Post 16, 510 Main Street, Slatington, PA 18080. All League paperwork will be collected along with original player birth certificates for New Legion players (birth certificate not needed for returning Senior Legion Payers) and all we need is Birth Certificate Copies for Connie Mack Players

 

Connie Mack, and Legion fee structure:

  1. $35.00 NYAA family fee  ------ (Fields, tractors, gas oline, mowing contract, building maintenance, web site, document copying, etc.)
  2. $220.00 Baseball Fee
  3. Total Cost = $255 
 

 

Connie Mack:

conniemackteam_300The Pennsylvania Connie Mack Baseball Program has two leagues in Pennsylvania which are the Bux-Mont and the Lehigh Valley Leagues. There are approximately 40 teams between both leagues. Northwestern and Northern Lehigh School Districts have a combined Connie Mack baseball team which is Northern Valley of the Lehigh Valley League.

The team is comprised of 15 and 16 year old players (as of May 1st).

In addition to Northern Valley, the league consists of Bangor, Catasaqua, Coplay, East Stroudsburg, Fullerton, Fountain Hill, Freemansburg, Lehigh Bethlehem, Lehigh Township, Lower Macungie, Moore Township, Nazareth, North Central Bethlehem, North Parkland, Northampton, Palmerton, Pen Argyl, Salisbury, South Parkland, and Stroudsburg. The season is comprised of 20 games from mid-May through mid-July (following the high school baseball season). There is a playoff tournament and an All-Star game.

Registration Fee: $220 (this is in addition to the $35 annual NYAA family membership fee). Participation in a fundraiser is optional.

For more information, visit the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack Baseball League.

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Senior Legion:

Senior LegionEach year nearly 100,000 young men participate in American Legion Baseball, the nation’s oldest, and most-respected nationwide baseball program. Through American Legion Post sponsorship in all 50 states these young men learn practical lessons in sportsmanship and citizenship. The tremendous success and longevity of American Legion Baseball would not be possible without the support of hard working American Legion members in our local communities. Northwestern and Northern Lehigh School Districts have had a combined Senior Legion baseball team for decades. In the past few years we are pleased that Palmerton has joined our territory.  The team name was changed from Northwestern to Northern Valley in 2010. Northern Valley is a member of the Lehigh Valley League. The Lehigh Valley Legion Baseball League was organized in 1941 and currently consists of 10 teams representing 20 high schools in Lehigh and Carbon Counties. In addition to Northern Valley, the league consists of Salisbury, South Parkland, North Parkland, Carbon, Coplay-Fullerton, Lower Macungie, Emmaus, Southern Lehigh, and West Allentown.

The team consists of 16 to 19 year old players (as of January 1st).

The season is comprised of 16 games from mid-May through mid-July (following the varsity high school baseball season). Four (4) Eastern PA Regional Champions are crowned each year through a tournament playoff and those teams play for the state championship. An All-Star Game is also played.

Registration Fee: $220 (this is in addition to the $35 annual NYAA family membership fee). Participation in a fundraiser is optional.

For more information, visit the Lehigh Valley Legion Baseball League.

Also visit Legion Baseball History.

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Key Contacts 
Name Position Phone Email
       
Jim Kester Legion /Connie Mack Director 484-515-9759 kesterj@parklandsd.org
Ben Breidinger Legion /Connie Mack Assistant Director 484-951-4375