Friday, May 10, 2013
This is the first baseball season there's an outfield fence on the lower field in Lenape Park, which Upper Milford Youth Association baseball teams use for their games.
Of course there was a lot of “news” in the spring edition of the Upper Milford Youth Association President’s Newsletter. After all, "news" is part of its name. But one announcement in UMYA President Matt Skekel’s May 5 newsletter mailing stands out among the rest – the first-ever home run was hit recently in Lenape Park. The lower baseball field in Lenape is UMYA’s home field, and new this season is an outfield fence, installed with the help of dedicated UMYA volunteers. (T-ball games are played on the upper field at Lenape.) The home run, Skekel writes in his newsletter, “hit to right center field which measures about 200 feet…pretty impressive for an 11 or 12 year old. Even the umpire of the game was excited to give the automatic ‘Home …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Patch wants to see your favorite Emmaus and Upper Milford teams in action.
Whether your team is on the way to the playoffs or reminiscent of the Bad News Bears, we want you to take us out to the ball field with you this spring. Be it on the baseball diamond, at the soccer field or during a flag football game, Patch wants to see your young - or not so young - athletes in action. Baseball fans in Upper Milford Township know that once spring has sprung, they can catch one of the many teams of the Upper Milford Youth Association competing on the Lower Field in Lenape Park just about any day of the week. To add your photos or video to this story, simply click on the button under the video that says "Upload Photos and Videos" in green type and follow the steps that follow. Remember, you have to be logged into the …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Upper Milford Youth Association and Cub Scouts Pack 31 joined forces on Saturday morning to help prepare Lenape Park for spring.
Oh what a difference a day (or two) makes. There was surely a chill in the air on Saturday morning when players, coaches, parents and board members from Upper Milford Youth Association joined forces with Cub Scouts Pack 31, Old Zionsville, to do a bit of spring cleaning at Lenape Park. A chill yes. A couple of inches of frozen white stuff on the ground? Not so much. That being said, a variety of shovels were put to use -- perhaps even a snow shovel -- as an energetic corps of volunteers moved mountains of mulch via wheelbarrow to the playground areas within Lenape, where it was raked to an even layer under monkey bars, swings and the like. Those rakes also got a workout on the park's sand volleyball court, evening out a winter's worth of …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Upper Milford Youth Association will hold signups for baseball, softball and soccer at the Upper Milford Township Building on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
The Upper Milford Youth Association invites families interested in playing a spring sport to head over to the Upper Milford Township building from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Right now, registration is open for softball, baseball and spring soccer. Each sport is organized by gender and age and fees determined accordingly. For those families who can’t make it to the township building on Saturday, information and online registration can be found at www.umya.org
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Players can register online for baseball, softball, t-ball and soccer through the Upper Milford Youth Association for the spring 2013 season.
Saturday, January 26
As you look out your window this morning, it may be hard to believe, but spring really is lurking right around the corner. And, along with spring, comes spring sports. Whether your spring sport of choice is baseball, softball, t-ball or soccer, if your child plays through the Upper Milford Youth Association, now’s the time to register, according to the UMYA web site. And, registration couldn’t be easier – the whole process can completed online through www.umya.org.
Monday, October 8, 2012
The Upper Milford Youth Association hosted a Columbus Day Weekend Soccer Tournament at Lenape and Jasper parks for boys and girls in the U8, U10 and U12 divisions.
Editor's Note: The photos here primarily follow Coach Rob Mutchler's Upper Milford Youth Association U10 boys team through the Columbus Day Tournament on Sunday in Jasper Park. The Emmaus Patch editor's son is a player on the team, and, the team also won the U10 division. The boys played a total of four games between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Were you at the Upper Milford Youth Association Columbus Day Weekend Soccer Tournament? Share your photos from the day here.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Aug. 15 is the last day to register for fall soccer with Upper Milford Youth Association without a late fee.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Upper Milford Youth Association (UMYA) fall soccer signups are under way for boys and girls ages 6-18, according to the UMYA web site. The last day to register for the fall soccer program without incurring a late fee is Aug. 15. Upper Milford Youth Association runs a kindersoccer program for children ages 4 and 5. The last day to register for kindersoccer without paying a late fee is also Aug. 15. At all ages the UMYA soccer program is “recreational,” meaning that its primary goal is to teach kids about the fundamentals of the game. The entire registration process can be handled online. For more information about soccer for players ages 6-18, please contact Soccer Coordinator Matt Skekel at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Both Emmaus Patch youth associations are in need of volunteers to fill the position of treasurer within their organizations.
It’s a bit of an odd coincidence, but the Emmaus and Upper Milford youth associations have the same “Help Wanted” ad running these days. Both groups are currently in need of a treasurer. The Emmaus Youth Association (EYA) recently attempted to get the word out about the open position within its organization through a poster at the EYA booth at Emmaus Community Day. The ad for the treasurer position described the job as someone who will help to maintain books, prepare the treasurer report for the group’s monthly meeting and handle banking. Those interested in the EYA job are asked to contact the EYA president through www.eyanews.org. The Upper Milford Youth Association (UMYA) is using its Facebook page and its Web site to try to recruit a …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Upper Milford Youth Association Family Fun Day is today from 1 to 5 p.m. at Lenape Park.
Upper Milford Youth Association (UMYA) is hosting Family Fun Day at Lenape Park on Sunday, June 3 from 1 to 5 p.m. UMYA encourages those interested in signing up for fall sports or learning more about the Upper Milford Youth Association to stop by Lenape for some food and fun. There will be hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill and cool beverages for all. Sunday is also UMYA spring sports picture day, which will feature favorite UMYA coaches in the dunk tank throughout the afternoon. Other notable UMYA upcoming dates:
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Online registration is now open for youngsters who want to play summer kickball with the Upper Milford Youth Association.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The Upper Milford Youth Association announced yesterday that online registration for 2012 summer kickball is now open. Do you have fond memories of playing summer kickball at Lenape Park? Share your thoughts in the comments. Youngsters who live in the East Penn School District and will be ages five through 11 at the time of registration are eligible to play. The UMYA summer kickball program is held in Lenape Park and for 2012 it is scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30 to 8 p.m. from July 9 to August 15. For 2012, the cost to play kickball has been dropped to $25 per child, in recognition of the fact that in today’s economy cash is tighter for many families, according to the Upper Milford Youth Association. And, as with all UMYA sports…