Last Updated: July 21, 2017
July 21 2017 Legion Update
NP Independent Team (16s - 19s) ends their season on top by winning the Mainline Independent League Championship with a 5-3 win over Broomall-Newtown. T.J McNeely went the distance for the win. Thank you to the boys for their efforts. Extra special thanks to player/head co-coaches Ben Mutz and Carl Lanholm for leading the team on the field and in the dugout. Additional thanks to GM extraordinaire, Kevin Yates, for stellar organizational and administrative work.
Junior Legion (15s) start their run at PA Regionals in Boyertown tomorrow (July 22) at 11:30 am.
Prep Legion (13s) preparing for States to start at Conestoga July 29 - Aug 2.
Good luck everyone!
2017 Playoff Season Update
July 13, 2017
Congrats to the Nether Prep (13s) team for winning the regular season DelMont Prep title this week. This earns the team a berth in the State Tournament in Conestoga July 29 - Aug 2. The league playoff begins this Saturday with Nether hosting Wissahickon at Nether Providence Elementary, 11 am.
The Independent team (16-19s) end their regular season today and begin playoffs on Sunday. They have the second seed locked up and look forward to a great run in the playoffs.
The Junior Bulldogs (15s) finished with a 12-9 record, won their first 2 games in the playoffs, but just lost a well played 1-0 game against Haverford earlier this week. The team looks to stave off elimination tonight, 5:30 pm, at SHMS vs. Aston Media.
Finally, the Senior (16-19s) and Sandlot (14s) had their seasons ended this past weekend with loses in their respective playoffs. The Senior Bulldogs could not take the momentum gained from earning the top seed during the regular season (9-3) in the playoffs. The Sandlot team built on an 11-8 showing in the regular season, and went 4 rounds deep into the playoffs before being eliminated. Thanks to the players, families and coaches of those 2 teams for their commitments this season.
Good luck to all our remaining teams.
2017 Legion Tryouts Announced
March 28, 2017
We will be having tryouts for Sr. American Legion as well as Independent League for players residing in WSSD School District and approved parts of Ridley Sunday April 30 and May 7, from 3-5 pm at Strath Haven Middle School Varsity Field.
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 email@example.com, 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.