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.

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Fall sports will be getting under way with Baseball in August we will play in the Allen Twp Fall League, Softball in September in the Parkland League. If you have not registered and are looking to play this fall please contact the appropriate sports coordinator.

Online signups for fall Softball are on-going, fall baseball has been closed, Basketball will begin on August 1 & Winter Lacrosse on October 1.

It was a successful spring season this year throughout our sports - congratulations to our LVL biddy baseball team who won the Lehigh Twp Pre-Season tournament, made it to the LVL title game, and congratulations to our 10U Sniper Tournament Team in winning the Coplay Tournament this July for the second year in a row.

Lacrosse enjoyed a great spring in both the Boys and Girls divisions, with 4 champions 5/6 grade and 7/8 grade girls B division both winning Lacrosse league titles on the boys side U13B and U15A not only won LVLL titles but enjoyed undefeated seasons as well.

Long time Lacrosse Coordinator James Cipolla & Softball Coordinator Ed Taylor announced this would be there last year in this role on behalf of SPA we would like to thank James & Ed for their time and dedication to the members of this organization and making youth Lacrosse & Softball a huge success in our community. Both James and Ed will be working diligently with their predecessors to keep their sports moving in the right direction.

Congratulations to all our champions this past Spring, and we would like to thank all of our members who participated this Spring and for your continued support of the SPA organization. We look forward to the fall and beyond.

November 2015 we will host our general elections several executive and board positions will be open if you are looking to make a difference contact a current SPA board member and we will see you at the November meeting.

One of these positions will be webmaster. This is a unique position in that the organization is looking for a volunteer with experience or an interest in website design and maintenance. If you have experience in this field (or are willing to learn) and are looking to get involved to make a difference for the SPA organization, or you have a son or daughter in college actively pursuing a career in this field and interested in gaining knowledge and experience then please contact mrapp@schnecksvillsports.com.

Our next two meetings are as follows both will be held at the Schnecksville Fire Co Social Hall side.
Aug 20 & Sept 17 both at 7:30 PM

Sincerely,
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: https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp

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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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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Thursday, January 15
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