By Melissa Kaufman

Whether it’s softball, baseball, soccer, T-ball, or another seasonal sport, the arrival of spring triggers youth program sign-ups throughout Montgomery County. There are a plethora of options available for all ages, beginning from age four through the later teens. With these programs, kids are given the opportunity to flex and build their skills, while increasing self-confidence, self-esteem, physical fitness and forging potentially lifelong social connections with peers and mentors.

Engaging in sports enables children and teens to acquire leadership skills while learning the importance of teamwork and enhancing physical flexibility. Sports participation could even lead to lifelong, future career opportunities. In any case, partaking in sports, no matter the type, skill level, or their experience, can provide youth with invaluable skills and a fun/engaging experience overall. Listed below are a sampling of the many opportunities available throughout Montgomery County for the Spring 2020 season:

SOFTBALL:

North Penn Valley Girls Softball

Website: http://www.npvgsa.org/

Location: Lansdale, Pennsylvania

Spring 2020 Registration:

  • Open through February 29, 2020 (after this date, a LATE FEE of $30 will be accessed)
  • Registration Fee = $110 (single registrant); $90 (for each ADDITIONAL registrant)
  • Register Online via website:http://www.npvgsa.org/Registration/Default.asp?n=139559&org=npvgsa.org

DIVISIONS: (Listed by Age of Child; Open to Girls born between January 2, 2000-January 1, 2015)

  • T-Ball/Rookie = Under 8-years-old
  • Minor Softball(Ages 9-10)
  • Major Softball(Ages 11-12)
  • Junior Softball(Ages 13-15)
  • Senior Softball (Ages 16-19)

 

Nor-Gwyn Baseball & Softball

Website: https://sports.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=739162

Location: North Wales, Pennsylvania

Phone Number: (267) 652-0316

E-mail: [email protected]

Spring 2020 Registration:

  • Open through March 31, 2020
  • Registration Fee = $150
  • Register Online via website: https://sports.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=739173

DIVISIONS: (Listed by Age of Child)

  • Pony Softball(Ages 7-8)
  • Minors Softball(Ages 9-10)
  • Majors Softball(Ages 11-12)
  • Intercommunity Juniors Softball(Ages 13-14)
  • Select Softball (Ages 9-12; higher level competition with additional participation costs)

 

Towamencin Little League Softball

Website: https://towamencinyouthassociation.website.sportssignup.com/

Location: Kulpsville, Pennsylvania

Spring 2020 Registration:

  • Open through March 2020
  • Register Online via website:https://towamencinyouthassociation.website.sportssignup.com/

DIVISONS: (Two Instructional and Four Instructional but more competitive, Listed by Age of Child)

  • Soft T-Ball/Jr Coach Pitch (Ages 4-6)
  • Senior Coach Pitch (Ages 7-8)
  • Minors Softball(Ages 8-10)
  • Majors Softball(Ages 10-12)
  • Juniors Softball(Ages 12-14)
  • Seniors Softball(Ages 13-16)

 

Lower Gwynedd Little League

Website: http://www.lgbaseball.com/

Location: Lower Gwynedd, PA

Spring 2020 Registration:

  • Open through March 9, 2020 (Registrations AFTER March 1, 2020 will be accessed a $15 LATE FEE)
  • Register Online via website: http://www.lgbaseball.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=29468&org=lgbaseball.com
  • Registration Fee = $135

DIVISONS: (Listed by Age of Child)

  • Rookies Softball (Ages 7-8; Birthdates = 9/1/11-8/31/13)
  • Minors Softball (Ages 9-10; Birthdates = 9/1/09-8/31/11)
  • Majors Softball (Ages 11-12; Birthdates = 9/1/07-8/31/09)
  • Junior Softball (Ages 13-14; Birthdates = 9/1/05-8/31/07)

 

Methacton Baseball Association(includes both SOFTBALL/BASEBALL)

Website: http://methactonbaseball.website.sportssignup.com/

Location: Francesco A. Mascaro Memorial Park, Trooper, Pennsylvania (across from Woodland Elementary School)

Spring 2020 Registration:

  • Registration OPEN at time of publication
  • Register Online via website: http://methactonbaseball.website.sportssignup.com/
  • If another method of registration is needed or for inquiries, contact Player Agent: George Baker (610) 954-7864 or [email protected])
  • Registration Fees = $75 (Rookie Softball) $100 (Minor, Major & Senior Softball)

DIVISIONS: (Listed by Age of Child)

  • Rookie Softball (Ages 7-8)
  • Minor Softball (Ages 9-10)
  • Major Softball (Ages 11-12)
  • Senior Softball (Ages 13-16)

 

BASEBALL:

Methacton Baseball Association(includes both SOFTBALL/BASEBALL)

Website: http://methactonbaseball.website.sportssignup.com/

Location: Francesco A. Mascaro Memorial Park, Trooper, Pennsylvania (across from Woodland Elementary School)

Spring 2020 Registration:

  • Registration OPEN(dates not provided on website)
  • Register Online via website: http://methactonbaseball.website.sportssignup.com/
  • If another method of registration is needed or for inquiries, contact Player Agent: George Baker (610) 954-7864 or [email protected])
  • Registration Fees = $45 (Co-Ed Tee Ball); $55 (Co-Ed Instructional); $75 (Rookie Baseball); $100 (Minor, Major & Babe Ruth Baseball)

DIVISONS: (Listed by Age of Child)

  • Co-Ed Tee-Ball (Boy/Girl, Ages 4-5)
  • Co-Ed Instructional (Boy/Girl, Age 6)
  • Rookie Baseball (Ages 7-8)
  • Minor Baseball (Ages 9-10)
  • Major Baseball (Ages 11-12)
  • Babe Ruth Baseball (Ages 13-15)

 

Nor-Gwyn Baseball & Softball

Website: https://sports.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=739162

Location: North Wales, Pennsylvania

Phone Number: (267) 652-0316

E-mail: [email protected]

Spring 2020 Registration:

  • Open through February 28, 2020
  • Registration Fee = $150
  • Register Online via website:https://sports.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=739173

DIVISONS: (Listed by Age of Child)

  • Rookie League Baseball (Ages 7-8)
  • Minor League Baseball (Ages 9-10 and less-experienced 11-12-year-olds)
  • Major League Baseball (Ages 11-12, more experienced 10-year-olds)
  • Tournament Team Baseball (Ages 9 and under, 10, 11, 12 as competitive play)
  • Bux-Mont Connie Mack Baseball (Ages 13-16)
  • American Legion Baseball (Ages 16-19)

 

North Penn Baseball Association

Website:http://www.npennbaseball.com/

Location:Hatfield, Pennsylvania

Spring 2020 Registration:

  • Register Online via website: http://www.npennbaseball.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=38706&org=npennbaseball.com
  • Registration Fees & Dates by Program/Division =
  • Pee Wee T-Ball: FREE Program if registered by 2/25/20; Registration after 2/25/20-4/15/20 = $40.
  • T-Ball: $100; registration after 2/25/20-4/15/20 = additional $25 Late Fee
  • AA Division: $135; registration after 2/25/20-4/30/20 = additional $25 Late Fee
  • AAA Division: $135; registration after 2/25/20-4/30/20 = additional $25 Late Fee
  • Intermediate Division: $135; registration after 2/25/20-4/20/20 = additional $25 Late Fee
  • Challenger Division: No cost listed on website, call/email to inquire about costs.
  • Junior League: $175; registration after 2/25/20-5/5/20 = additional $25 Late Fee

DIVISIONS: (All programs are open to both Boys & Girls; Listed by Age of Child)

  • Pee Wee T-Ball (Age 4; Birthdates = 2/1/15-12/1/16)
  • T-Ball (Ages 4-6; Birthdates = 9/1/13-12/31/16)
  • AA Division (Ages 7-8 & Select 6-year-olds; Birthdates = 9/1/11-1/30/14)
  • AAA Division (Ages 9-10; Birthdates = 9/1/09-8/31/11)
  • Intermediate Division (Ages 11-13; Birthdates = 9/1/06-8/31/09)
  • Challenger Division (Mentally/Physically challenged; Birthdates = 8/31/05-9/1/14)
  • Junior League (Ages 13-16; Birthdates = 9/1/02-8/31/07)

Lower Gwynedd Little League

Website: http://www.lgbaseball.com/

Location: Lower Gwynedd, PA

Spring 2020 Registration:

  • Register Online via website: http://www.lgbaseball.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=29468&org=lgbaseball.com
  • Registration Fees & Dates (by Program/Division) =
  • Quickball(Ages 4, 5, 6 Programs): $95 by 3/1/20; LATE Fee = $15 (3/1/20-3/9/20)
  • Machine Pitch (Age 6): $135 by 3/1/20; LATE Fee = $15 (3/1/20-3/9/20)
  • Machine Pitch (Age 7-8), Minors (WAIT LIST ONLY), Majors (WAIT LIST ONLY)& Senior: No costs listed on website; call or email to inquire about costs.
  • Junior League: $135 by 3/1/20; LATE FEE = $15 (3/1/20-3/9/20); WAIT LIST ONLY

DIVISONS: (Listed by Age of Child)

  • Quickball (Boys & Girls; Ages 4-5; Birthdates = 9/1/14-8/31/16)
  • Quick Ball (Boys & Girls; Age 6; Birthdates = 9/1/13-8/31/14)
  • Machine Pitch (Boys, ONLY open to 6-year-old boys who have played 2 years of Quickball at Lower Gwynedd Little League; Age 6; Birthdates = 9/1/13-8/31/14)
  • Machine Pitch (Boys, Ages 7-8, Birthdates = 9/1/11-8/31/13)
  • Minors (Boys, Ages 9-10; Birthdates = 9/1/09-8/31/11)
  • Majors (Boys, Ages 11-12; Birthdates = 9/1/07-8/31/09)
  • Junior League (Boys & Girls, Ages 13-14; Birthdates = 9/1/05-8/31/07)
  • Senior (Boys, Ages 15-16; Birthdates = 12/1/13-8/31/05)

 

SOCCER:

Springfield Soccer Club

Website: https://springfieldsoccer.org/

E-mail: [email protected]

Location: Springfield, Pennsylvania

Spring 2020 Registration:

  • Registration is Open at time of publication
  • Register Online via website: https://springfieldsoccer.org/register/
  • Registration Fees: $75 (Spring Intramurals); Travel Soccer fees/registration not listed or open as of currently – will begin in May 2020.

DIVISONS: (Listed by Age of Child)

  • Spring Intramurals (Boys & Girls; Ages 5-8 on Sundays in April)
  • Travel Soccer Teams (Boys -Teams by Age, U8-U15 & Girls – Teams by Age, U8-U14, requires a tryout)

Hatboro-Horsham Soccer Club

Website:http://www.hhsoccerclub.com/home.php

Location: Keith Valley Middle School Fields, 227 Meetinghouse Road, Horsham, Pennsylvania

Spring 2020 Registration:

  • Registration is Open (dates not provided, email for inquiries)
  • Register Online via website: http://www.hhsoccerclub.com/Registration
  • Registration Fees: Younger Intramural Programs (U-04; U-06; U-08; U-10) = $65; Older Intramural Programs – SEPA Rec League (U-11 and up) = $75

DIVISIONS (Intramurals, Listed by Age of Child):

  • U-04 Coed (Boys & Girls; Birthdates = 1/1/16-12/31/17)
  • U-06 Coed (Boys & Girls; Birthdates = 1/1/14-12/31/15)
  • U-08 Coed (Boys & Girls; Birthdates = 1/1/12-12/31/13)
  • U-10 Coed (Boys & Girls; Birthdates = 1/1/10-12/31/11)
  • U-11 & Older (Boys & Girls; Birthdates = 1/1/09-12/31/03)

Upper Moreland Soccer Club

Website: http://umsconline.com/

Location: Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

Spring 2020 Registration:

  • Registration is Open (2/1/20-3/2/20 – Spring Intramurals; 2/1/20-last week of March – UMSC Travel Soccer Program)
  • Registration Fees: $45 (Spring Intramural Soccer); $165 plus uniform costs (UMSC Soccer Travel Program)
  • Register Online via website: https://sports.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=429511 OR in-person on 3/2/20, 9:00am-12pm at Pileggi Clubhouse at Frank J. Pileggi Park, 4255 Shoemaker Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA.

DIVISONS: (Listed by Age of Child)

  • Spring Intramural Soccer (ALL Coed, Boys & Girls; U6, U7, U11, U13; no practices, only games held on Sunday afternoons)
  • UMSC Soccer Travel Program (U9-U18 by Age; tryouts begin in late March)

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