Softball

Registration for the  2022 Spring New Providence PAL Travel Softball League is NOW OPEN for 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U players!

2022 PAL SPRING Softball

When/Where

Practices will take place during the week (most likely 2x/wk) at Salt Brook Elementary and/or AWR

Games will be on weekends – either Saturdays or Sundays, and will take place both home and away (near surrounding towns).

Team Formation

Teams will be capped at a manageable number per age group andonce the number is met a waitlist for that age group will be started. If a specific age group has a strong number of players registered, there will be an evaluation held to form more than one team in that group.

Deadline

Registration deadline is Sunday, February 6, 2022. 

Those interesting in coaching, please also 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 me directly after you register. 

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 contact Karen Gaeta, PAL Softball Commissioner [softball@newprovidencepal.org]

Cost should never be an issue – PAL will help, so please indicate that if needed as well.

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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