Schnecksville Playground Association: Welcome

The Schnecksville Playground Association (SPA) is located in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania. Schnecksville is about 8 miles North of Allentown on Route 309 in a suburban residential community in North Whitehall Township, Lehigh County. The association is run entirely by volunteers dedicated to providing youth sports programs such as baseball, softball, lacrosse, basketball and the Neffs summer camp for the children in and around this community.


We at SPA would like to wish all of our members a Happy New Year. The basketball season is now in full swing for both rec and travel leagues, we wish continued success to all of our teams for the 2015 season. Winter lacrosse gets underway the weekend of January 10th, baseball workouts start Friday January 16th and softball workouts get underway on January 31st. Any questions regarding SPA sports please contact the appropriate sports coordinator.

Basketball picture day will be Saturday, January 17th at the Schnecksville Elementary School and walk in registrations for Baseball & Softball will also take place from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

The third Thursday of every month SPA holds its general meeting. If you are looking to get involved with the organization, or just have questions for the SPA board please come out. The times vary by month due to our sports seasons, the January meeting will be held on the 15th, while February will be the 19th both meetings start at 8:30PM at the Schnecksville Fire Co.

Spring Registrations

Baseball – Spring online registrations for rec and travel run through 2/15/15, Tball & Grasshopper run through 3/1/15.

Basketball – Please check back periodically for registration information for 2015.

Lacrosse – Spring online registrations run through 1/31/15.

Softball – Spring online registrations run through 3/01/15.

The SPA Board

Background Checks

Schnecksville Playground Association requires criminal background checks for all participating coaches and assistant coaches. In order to ensure the privacy of our volunteers we have chosen PATCH as our service provider. The volunteer visits their website and inputs their name, date of birth and social security number and the results are provided ONLY to the volunteer. PATCH will issue a No Record Certification Form that should be printed and given to the appropriate SPA Sports Coordinator. The Volunteer should also keep a record of the Control Number issued by PATCH.

The fee for this service is $10 and is paid for by the volunteer via credit card on the website. SPA has chosen this method so that we have no record of our volunteers’ Social Security number or any negative results that may be reported. At this time, our By Laws do not permit us to reimburse volunteers for this expense. If this fee is a concern, please contact the Sports Coordinator to determine if a reimbursement may be possible under our Hardship Program.

The background check is valid for one year and can be used for other SPA sports.

The PATCH website address is:

To protect the interest of SPA and the services it provides to its members, no volunteer shall be permitted on any field or court without proper PATCH verification".

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2015 Sandi Riley Scholarship

SPA is pleased to announce that we will be awarding three Scholarships for $1,000 each. See our scholorship page for additional information

United Way Donations

Donations to Schnecksville Playground Association (SPA) can be made through payroll deductions to The United Way. Please use our United Way ID # 7439.

Thank you!

Thursday, January 15
Schnecksville Playground Association

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