Last Updated: September 11, 2015


April 16, 2015


Apr 28 2015-Tryouts are now closed to new players


 Apr 16 2015  This Weekend:


Saturday April 18,  10 AM Memorial Park

Sunday April 19, 12 PM Memorial Park



Saturday April 18, 9 AM Crowell Park 

Sunday April 19, 4:30 PM  Memorial Park



Saturday April 18,Nothing

Sunday April 19, 2 PM, Crowell Park


16 and older

Saturday April 18, 4 PM Crowell 

Sunday April 19, 11 AM Crowell









 April 9 2015:


Saturday April 11,  10 AM Memorial Park

Sunday April 12, 12 PM Memorial Park



Saturday April 11, 10 AM Crowell Park

Sunday April 12, TBD



Saturday April 11, 3 PM, Crowell Park

Sunday April 12, 3 PM, Crowell Park


16 and older

Saturday April 11, 4 PM SHS

Sunday April 12, 11 AM Crowell








Last  Week:


14's (Kilgallen) - Thursday Apr 2, 5 PM Crowell Park

Update April 3rd.


13's time for tomorrow has been changed to 4pm in hopes of getting on a dry field.
13's ( Gaeta) - Saturday Apr 4, 4pm  Memorial Park

15's ( Levengood) - Saturday Apr 4. 2 PM Crowell Park (North Ave)

16 & Older ( Gansky & Kilgallen)- Saturday Apr 4, 11 AM Crowell Park (North Ave)





Last weekends plan:

Check back here for updates



( weather and field conditions dependent)

Sunday March 29th 12PM Memorial Park

More will be scheduled



Sunday 3PM at Crowell Park (North Ave)


15's and older

Sunday 12:30PM Crowell Park (North Ave)





Last weekend plan

Weather and field conditions not cooperating.  Sundays tryout sessions canceled.


keep watching here for revised plan


Weather and field condition permitting, tryouts will begin Sunday March 22nd.  Please attend one of the following listed sessions in accordance with your age:


All 13/14 year olds trying out for Prep Legion and Sand Lot legion teams should attend session 1 scheduled for Sunday March 22nd at 1:00 PM at Crowell Park North Ave field.  Players should come prepared to run, throw and field.  We will not be hitting in session 1.  All players should be registered members of Springfield Athletic Association and should have signed up for travel baseball.   Additional tryout sessions will announced.


Keep watching this page for changes to the schedule.


All 15's,16's  and older players trying out for teams at the Jr Legion and above (includes EDCO Intermediate  & senior Legion) should attend session 2 scheduled for Sunday March 22nd at 3:30 PM at Crowell Park North Ave field.  Players should come prepared to run, throw and field.  We will not be hitting in session 2.  All players should be registered members of Springfield Athletic Association and should have signed up for travel baseball.  Additional tryout sessions will be announced.

Travel Baseball - Program Information Update

February 16, 2015


This is a community based baseball program for the youth of Springfield who wish to play the game with their local friends but at a higher level than intramural programs can offer.  These teams from Springfield compete against teams from surrounding communities and counties. Teams compete in traditional regular season competition followed by a playoff tournament where league champions are crowned and afforded the opportunity to progress to higher level championship competition at the state, regional and national level.  


Coaches for our teams are all volunteers and have been involved in the program for several years.  All bring stability to our program and respect from surrounding community programs and league leadership.  All coaches undergo voluntary background checks as required by both Springfield Athletic association (SAA) and Pennsylvania American Legion.  Coaches work year round with league officials ensuring that there will always be a place for your players to play organized community based travel baseball.


All players must be members of Springfield Athletic Association (SAA) and reside within Springfield School District geographical boundaries to participate in this program. The geographical boundary is a SAA requirement AND a league requirement.  The SAA grandfather rule does NOT overrule the league residency requirement.  Players must also meet the minimum age/grade (7th grade or 13 before 30 Apr this year) requirements.  If interested in trying out for a team, please join SAA now and sign up for "Travel Baseball" to ensure you receive important informational updates.


All players will be required to provide proof of residency and proof of age documentation during tryouts.  In addition to the SAA membership fee, all players are required to pay an additional program travel fee of $100.  Total cost outlay to play will average $200 per player including membership fee and travel fee.


Requirements Summary:


SAA Membership- Director will verify (pay now at sign up)

Proof of Age-Birth Certificate (no copies)

Proof of residency - Valid parent drivers license or similar

Proof of grade - If younger than 13

SAA travel fee- $100 (check payable to SAA at tryouts)


Player Equipment Requirements:


Spikes (most use metal spikes)

Cup (catchers required)

Wood Bats -must be single piece wood.  No composite wood or bamboo (If it has a BBCOR rating, it's probably not all wood and it's probably illegal)



All teams under the travel baseball program will play on a regulation sized 90 foot baseball diamond with a 60'6" foot distance between mound and home plate. 


Team rosters are filled via tryout selection. 


Teams travel across Delaware County with some Chester and Montco  and Philly games. 


Schedule and commitment varies with teams and coaches.  Younger teams tend to practice more than older teams. For 13/14’s parents should expect 2-3 games per week on average along with 2 practices.  15’s and older tend to play 3 games per week and 1 practice. Weeknight games start at 6PM.  Weekend start times can vary. 


Local high school, middle school and CYO baseball does not usually interfere with SAA travel baseball.  In the event of conflicts in the seasonal overlap (during tryouts and preseason practice) our coaches will normally work around the conflicts.


Conflicts during the playing season with other baseball, lacrosse, basketball and any other outside summer team are generally not received well after the fact.   Players involved with any of the above should discuss their level of commitment to the team and outside conflicts with coaches before accepting a roster spot on a team.  This does not mean don’t play.  It simply means communicate your potential conflicts up front so that your coach can adjust accordingly. 


Family vacations in the summer are a fact of life.  If you can’t schedule your family vacation after the season you should discuss your vacation schedule with the coach prior to accepting a roster spot on a team.  Again, this does not mean don’t play.  It means be up front. 


Bottom line on commitment and attendance -  absence from games and practice can impact playing time and your standing on the team.  While missing a game or a practice is not the end of the world, there may be some sort of repercussion, just out of respect for the players that put the effort into making it.  Repercussions could possibly be running, altered playing time, or position in the batting order.  Please discuss any other commitments with your coach prior to accepting a spot on a team.  There will be no refunds to players who quit.


Positions in the field (and other coaching decisions) - Players are encouraged to tryout at positions best suited to their ability. However, players (and parents) should realize that coaches will move players around in the field during tryouts, practices and games for various reasons. Players might be asked to play positions they don't necessarily like in certain situations to help the team better compete. Parents are encouraged to respect and support coaching decisions that come about for betterment of the team. 


Preliminary Info for players moving up from Cal Ripken:  


Note: For players younger than 13 or 7th grade:  Tournament teams are formed out of the Cal Ripken Major and Minors leagues.  You must play in the Springfield AA CAL RIPKEN LEAGUES to qualify for ALL tournament teams.  


If you are in 7th grade and your age qualifies you (you won’t be 13 until after April 30th of this year) to play for the Cal Ripken League tournament team, and you wish to play Cal Ripken, you must play in the Cal Ripken League and tryout for the tourney team.  You may not play in both the Travel Baseball program and play on tournament teams.  


All 13, 14 and 15 year old players who play Travel Baseball are also encouraged to join our Teener league for more baseball.  However your primary commitment is to your travel team.  Since tournament season coincides with travel baseball playoffs, travel players cannot play for any SAA tournament teams unless the travel team participates in a tournament as a team. 



Travel Baseball News

February 16, 2015

For 2015 Planning:





If you are interested in playing baseball at the travel level, you should sign up now.  Decisions on the number of teams participating in leagues and which leagues they play in are being made now.  Those decisions will be finalized before tryouts begin.


The current plan for teams is:


1 team at 13 year old level (Legion Prep)

1 team at 14 year old level (Sandlot legion)

1 team at 13-15 year old level (Jr Legion)

1 teams at 15-17 year old level (edco intermediate)
1 team at 16-18 year old level (Sr Legion)





Sign up now!


Read below for more detailed info on Travel Baseball.


Questions?  See or call Jeff Kilgallen (610 761 7009).






Planning for  2015




Generally, out door tryouts will begin mid Mar  2015.  Field conditions will drive when tryouts begin.   Weekends of Mar 21st and/or Mar 28th are probable start dates.  

Keep checking back here for updates as we get closer to March .  Better than expected weather will drive earlier start dates, worse than expected weather will result in delays.  An email will be sent to all players registered and signed up for travel baseball once the schedule is set. Once tryouts begin, they are usually held every Sat & Sun.  If poor weather conditions persist and require schedule adjustments some tryouts can be moved to weeknights.  


All travel teams are considered summer season teams.  League start dates are generally mid May.    


Leagues and Teams


The leagues we participate in:


13's (Mostly 7th grade with some 8th graders)-  Del-Mont Prep Legion League -  For 2015: Coach = Dom Gaeta, wood bat only.  Metal spikes ok, Age cutoff date: cant turn 14 prior to 30 April of current playing year.


14's (Mostly 8th grade with some 9th graders)-Sand Lot Legion League-   For 2015: Coach = Brian Bingaman, wood bat only, Metal spikes ok, Age cutoff date: cant turn 15 prior to 30 April of current playing year.


13-15 (Mostly 9th grade, a couple 10th grade, Potentially some 8th graders)- Main Line Jr Legion League- For 2015: Coach = Bill Levengood, wood bat only.  Metal spikes ok, Age cutoff date: cant turn 16 prior to 30 April of current playing year.


15 -17 (9th, 10th, 11th and a couple 12th graders) - EDCO Intermediate: For 2015: Coach = Lou Gansky, Wood Bat only (or composite wood), Age cutoff date: cant turn 18 prior to 30 April of current playing year.


16 -19 (10th, 11th & 12th)- Main Line Senior Legion: For 2015: Coach =Jeff Kilgallen, wood  bat only. Age cutoff date: High school seniors or below born Jan 1,1996 and after.