Last Updated: April 2, 2017
2017 Legion Tryouts Announced
March 28, 2017
This is a general announcement to the Nether Swarthmore Baseball (NSB) community for those rising 13, 14, 15 year-olds who wish to try out for Travel (Legion) Baseball in 2017. These tryouts are not for NSB in-house/intramural baseball. Players who have a consistent history of competing for or making tournament/travel or school teams are encouraged to attend.
All sessions will take place at Swarthmore College Field House and a player must attend at least 1 session but attending both are highly encouraged.
Session 1: Sunday April 2: 13s (Prep) 2:30 - 4 pm; 14s (Sandlot)/15s (Junior) 4:30 - 6 pm.
TIME SWITCH for Age Groups Session 2: Wednesday, April 5: 14/15s 6 - 7:15 pm; 13s 7:30 - 9 pm
Legion Leadership reserves the right to hold an additional session on April 6th, 6:30 - 8 pm if needed
Senior Legion/Independent Team Tryouts (16-19U) will take part later in April and dates will be announced shortly.
January 23, 2017
Due to space restrictions at Swarthmore College this Spring, NP Legion will be holding Warm Up sessions for ages 13-15 at All Star Baseball Academy (650 Park Way, Broomall, PA 19008). Current Schedule is as follows (more *may* be added, Tryout dates to be finalized shortly).
NOTE: See "NPAA AMERICAN LEGION PROGRAM: NEED TO KNOW" below for general territory guidelines and more. Given there is no Legion Program in Glenolden territory this year, Nether Providence Legion will consider players from that territory on a case by case basis and as allowed by Legion Regional/State Commissioners. Those interested from Glenolden territory in participating should attend workouts so we have a true understanding of interest.
February 11 (SAT): 2:30 - 4:00 pm for 14/15 yrs old; 4:00 - 5:30 pm for 13 yrs old.
February 25 (SAT): 1:30 - 3:00 pm 13 yrs old.
February 26 (SUN): 11:30 - 1 pm 14/15 yrs old.
March 11 (SAT): 2:30 - 4:00 pm for 14/15 yrs old; 4:00 - 5:30 pm for 13 yrs old.
March 18 (SAT): 2:30 - 4:00 pm for 14/15 yrs old; 4:00 - 5:30 pm for 13 yrs old.
March 25 (SAT): 2:30 - 4:00 pm for 14/15 yrs old; 4:00 - 5:30 pm for 13 yrs old.
NPAA American Legion Program: Need to Know
January 23, 2017
For those of you who are new to the American Legion Baseball Program, here is a snapshot of how the season and the NP Legion program work.
Nether Legion is offered to all Wallingford - Swarthmore School District age eligible residents, as well as portions of Ridley. In general, Ridley Township west of Rt 420 and North of MacDade is in our territory, and the portions of Ridley Park west of Morton/Swarthmore Ave and North of I-95. Families in Ridley living east of these boundaries are part of the Glenolden-Clifton program. Since there is no Glenolden Legion program in 2017, Nether Legion will consider players living in Glenolden on a case by case basis. Interested players should plan to participate in the above mentioned workouts at All Star Academy in Broomall.
For exact territory borders, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, who can share how to use the Census maps to see which census tract you reside in. Nether's territory includes all of census tracts 4016.01 and 4016.02 (essentially Folsom) and 4041.01 and 4041.02 (Swarthmorewood and Woodlyn). Ridley Park tracts (4039.01 and 4039.02) are shared with Glenolden using Morton/Swarthmore Ave as the dividing line. The Census map is available for public viewing here http://bit.ly/29xvD1z
Legion activities will not conflict with any School baseball schedules as the regular season schedule will not start until just before Memorial Day and go through mid-July and possibly late July and or early August, if a team advances to states in any playoff competition.