South Central Pennsylvania Softball (formally the York County Junior Girls Softball League) has transitioned to a new website, which is found here at www.scpas.org. Please feel free to visit often as we move content into this new site.
SCPAS has created a series of training videos that will help users navigate through the SCPAS website. The video contained at this link is used to help team managers to fill out their team rosters. As always, if you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact SCPAS.
SCPAS is in the process of developing a series of instructional videos that you may use to help navigate the website and use all of its features. The first in that series is designed for head coaches and others who need to register a team for 2015 summer play. That video can be found by using this link.
For more information:
Eric Menzer, York Revolution President Phone:(717) 801-4481 E-mail:
TOP LEVEL PRO SOFTBALL COMING TO YORK & LANCASTER PA Rebellion hosting 3-game series at Santander & Clipper Magazine Stadiums, home of the York Revolution & Lancaster Barnstormers
(York, Pa.): National Pro Fastpitch Softball (NPF) is coming to the Susquehanna Valley this June. The PA Rebellion, from Washington, PA, will move a three-game series against the USSSA Pride of Kissimmee, Florida to York and Lancaster from June 25-27.=
The league is comprised of the very best athletes the sport has to offer including former NCAA Champions and MVPs, former Olympians, and some top international players. NPF is the only professional women’s softball league in the country. Currently, former University of Texas All-American pitcher and USA Olympic Gold Medalist Cat Osterman is on the USSSA Pride roster.
The first game will be at York’s Santander Stadium on Thursday, June 25 (6:30 p.m.), and games two and three at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster on Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27. The pair of Atlantic League ballparks will be modified to fit the field dimensions for softball, just as Consol Energy Park in Washington, PA is for the PA Rebellion. The Rebellion shares that facility with the Washington Wild Things of Frontier League Professional Baseball. The games in the Susquehanna Valley are part of the NPF’s regular season schedule.
Tickets will be $12 apiece and $8 for groups of 25 or more. Revolution full-season ticket holders will be given free tickets, while partial-season plan holders may purchase tickets at just $7, beginning immediately in-person and online. Tickets go on sale to the general public in person and at YorkRevolution.com at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 24 for the game in York on June 25. Tickets for the two games in Lancaster will go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 31 at LancasterBarnstormers.com.
The event will begin with a softball clinic for area players at York on Wednesday, June 24 with players from both teams. Details on that clinic will be released at a later time. The Wyndham Garden in York is the official hotel for the event.
“The most accomplished and decorated softball players in the world are coming to the Susquehanna Valley,” said Kevin Zavacky, General Manager of the PA Rebellion. “York, Lancaster and NPF are all anxious to see response from the local communities, considering those fans have been so passionate about Atlantic League Baseball in the time they’ve had their franchises. It’s something new and exciting to try in two great markets.”
A season ago, the York Revolution enjoyed a full ballpark on their annual Girl’s Softball Night, attributed in part to a wildly popular appearance by USA Softball icon Jennie Finch. The former pitcher drew hundreds of fans, some from up to three and four hours away.
“We’re intrigued by softball based on the response we’ve gotten in the past,” said York Revolution President Eric Menzer. “It is clearly still a growing sport, and it is thriving at the youth level here in Central Pennsylvania. If there’s an opportunity to help grow that game here in addition to baseball, we’re going to explore it.”
For more information on National Pro Fastpitch Softball, visit profastpitch.com.
The Pennsylvania Rebellion: The Rebellion is a professional women’s softball team competing as part of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF). In their second season in the league, the Rebellion will play head-to-head against the most talented players in the sport. Games are broadcast nationally and draw local fans of all ages to experience the action live. NPF is an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball. For tickets, please visit www.pennsylvaniarebellion.com or call 724.250.7412.
National Pro Fastpitch: National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball since 2002.
The York Revolution Professional Baseball Club is a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, and Atlantic League Champions in 2010 and 2011. 2015 is the Revolution’s ninth season of operation at Santander Stadium, the centerpiece of Downtown York, PA, located at 5 Brooks Robinson Way. The facility hosts all 70 home games in addition to myriad events through the entire calendar year. For tickets or more information, please call 717-801-HITS (4487) or visit the Revolution online at YorkRevolution.com.
Fast Pitch For A Purpose will be hosting a Mothers Day Tribute Fast Pitch Tournament Event on May 9 - 10 at the Hoffman Stadium Complex in York. The tournament is a 4gg, single elimination tournament and all proceeds wil benefit Fast Pitch for a Purpose. This is an ASA sanctioned tournament. Registration for the tournament and additional information is available on the SCPAS website.
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that SCPAS will be hosting a "Futures" Tournament on May 16. The Futures Tournament is a one day, 3 game guarantee tournament, specifically designed for 8U kids. "I have watched a couple of these events and it looked like a lot of fun for everyone involved" said David Eckman, President of SCPAS. The 8U tournament features all coach pitching and two defensive coaches are allowed in the field to assist the young players in directing where to throw the ball. The tournament will be played at the Hoffman Stadium Complex."There are no balls and strikes and everyone bats. The event is about having fun in a tournament atmosphere and but there will be a first and second place winner and plenty of opportunities for good pictures" Eckman continued. More information can be obtained at this link and a copy of the tournament rules can be found here. Online registration is required for the tournament through the "team registration page" on this website.
The SCPAS Board of Directors is happy to announce that our annual pre season scrimmage event for the 10U Coach Pitch Divisions and the 12U Minor divisions will be held on May 2, 2015 with a rain date of Sunday May 3, 2015. The event will be held at the Zion View Complex. "This is such a great event on so many levels" said David Eckman, President of SCPAS. "And the Zion View facility is a great place to hold this event". Registration for the event is now open.
At the January meeting of South Central PA Softball, the Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a change to the 2015 summer season playoff schedule. The playoffs for all ages and playoff divisions will be played on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday (if necessary). All games will be played at the Hoffman Complex in York. "The Board of Directors heard from a number of interested parties, the vast majority of which supported the change" said David Eckman, President of SCPAS. John Myers, Board Member and West Manchester Representative indicated that he recognized that the new format may be unattractive for those teams and players that participate in tournament ball, but thought this change was best for all the teams in general. In 2015, the playoffs will be on July 31, August 1 and August 2.
Team registration for the 2015 summer recreation season is now open. All teams must register by using the online system which can be reached by going to the "Team Registration" page from the main menu on the left. New for 2015, teams may pay their registration fee electronically by using a credit card or electronic transfer from a checking account. Specific dates about the season will be posted as soon as they are approved by the Board of Directors in January.
SCPAS is currently recruiting both new and experienced fast pitch umpires for its 2015 season. Opportunites exist for all levels of umpires. For new umpires, no experience is required and training is provided. Interested parties should call the SCPAS office at 717-916-3963 or email at email@example.com.
The 16U Lady Rev's is actively looking for a few more players that can join the team for the 2015 spring and summer tournament season. Please contact head coach David Eckman at
or 717-424-6974 for additional information and an opportunity to work out with the team.
As teams begin preparing for the 2015 SCPAS recreational league season, the Board of Directors has approved a change in the team fee schedule. The base price for a team to enter in summer season play will remain at $625 per team. However, once each team uploads their official player roster for the team, the team will be billed $5 per player on that team. Planning has begun for the 2015 summer season - check back often as team registration will open soon.