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.


On Thursday November 20, SPA elected a new board for 2015. We welcome our new board members and want to pass along a thank you to our outgoing board members for their years of service to SPA and to the community.

Basketball season is now getting started, our travel teams have been named and are rec teams are rec teams are just getting started. We wish all the players and coaches a great 2014-2105 basketball season.

Lacrosse – Winter online registrations are on going thru 12/31/14 while spring lacrosse online registrations go to 1/31/15.

Baseball - Winter online registrations continue thru 12/30/14, while spring online registrations will start on 12/01/14, travel will go to 1/31/15, rec will end on 2/15/15.

Softball – Spring online registrations will start on 12/01/14 and will end on 3/01/15. Please look to the SPA website for updates regarding winter workouts.

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 – 1:00 PM.

SPA would like to thank our members for a terrific 2014, and we wish you all a safe and happy holiday season and a happy new year in 2015.

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

Details available soon

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.

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