NOTE: All photos are from previous years.
Play Ball! (With Safety in Mind)
While every family must make decisions based on their own situations and comfort levels, the benefits of youth sports are undeniable. Participating in sports has shown to build self-esteem, teach sportsmanship and teamwork, show kids how to play within the rules, develop time management skills, and provide safe social interaction. Opportunities for these life lessons are particularly difficult during the pandemic, and then there are the physical benefits, too!
Restrictions put in place to reduce the transmission of the Coronavirus by Gov. Tom Wolf last fall will likely stay in place for Spring 2021 youth sports in Bucks County, affecting recreational sports leagues whose registration is normally underway this time of year.
In many cases, you can expect players and spectators to be required to wear masks, even during play. Some leagues are reducing the ratio of athletes to coaches to meet COVID social distancing requirements, propelling a need for more volunteers. Others are limiting behaviors such as gum chewing or high-five handshakes. Parents should expect continued restrictions on player drop-offs and temperature-checks. While these measures may impact some aspects of the game, leagues are working hard to proceed with a full spring schedule that's both safe and FUN.
Below are a list of leagues offering teams this spring in Bucks County. Check out their Web sites for registration dates, fees and schedules.
Bucks County Baseball Association (Spring and summer): www.buckscountybaseball.com
Bucks County Girls Softball Association (Spring registration is now open, ages 5-18): www.bcgsl.org
Council Rock Newtown Athletic Association: www.crnewtown.org. Registration is now open.
Deep Run Valley Sports Association (Offers quickball for 4-5 year olds, baseball for ages 6-16, and softball for ages 3-18). Registration closes 2/28.
Doylestown Athletic Association (Offers baseball, t-ball and softball) Registration will open mid-January. www.daasports.org
Levittown Continental Little League (Offers baseball and softball for ages 6-16, plus t-ball. Season runs 4/3-6/29). Registration is now open.
Lower South Baseball is a 100% volunteer organization offering T-Ball for ages 3-5 and co-ed baseball for ages 6-12. Season runs 4/19-6/16. Regular registration ends 3/16.
Quakertown Youth Baseball Association: www.qyba.org. Registration is open through March 16th. The seasons opens on April 10.
Richland Area Softball girls ages 5-24: www.rasasoftball.com
YMCA (Offers T-Ball for ages 3-5).
PENN Athletics Club: Leagues are boys/coed, girls and adult for ages pre-K through 12th grade and adult. Season runs from 4/5-6/7. Registration deadline is 3/8.
YMCA offers Flag Football for ages 5-15. Season runs 4/11-6/6. Registration is open now. www.ymcabucks.org/programs/kids/sports-leagues
Central Bucks Athletic Association: www.cblightninglacrosse.com
Council Rock Lacrosse Association: www.councilrocklacrosse.org
Lower Bucks Lacrosse: www.lblax.org
Souderton Area Boys Lacrosse ages k-8: www.soudertonlacrosse.com
Warriors Lacrosse: www.tcteams.com/warriorslax Currently play is suspended while Warrington Townshp parks are closed. Check Web site for further details.
YMCA: learn lacrosse classes for ages 4-6. www.ymcabucks.org
Council Rock United Soccer Association (Offers coed, boys & girls soccer for ages U4 through U19). Registration is open now. www.crusa.net
Horsham Soccer Club (For kids born in 2004 through and including 2015). Online registration is open. Season starts in April. Horshamsoccer.com
Inter-County Youth Soccer League: www.icslsoccer.org
Little Kicks Soccer: www.littlekickssoccer.net
Central Bucks Athletic Association: www.cbaasports.org
Hulmeville Soccer Club: hulmevillesoccer.org
Langhorne Neshaminy Soccer Club: www.langhornesoccer.org
PENN Athletics Club: www.pennathleticsclub.org
Pennsylvania Rush Soccer: www.parush.com
Soccer Shots: www.soccershots.org/lowerbucks
Total Soccer (Newtown Athletic Club): www.totalsoccer.us
Warminster Soccer Club: www.warminstersoccerclub.com
Warrington Soccer Club: www.warringtonsoccerpa.org
YMCA offers Spring Soccer for ages 4-8. www.ymcabucks.org/programs/kids/sports-leagues