Somerton Youth Organization is a private PA non-profit that has been encouraging youth development by providing opportunities for personal and athletic growth since 1955. SYO promotes sportsmanship, self-esteem, and the development of life skills by engaging youth in sports while providing a safe, healthy, positive environment where the youth of our community can learn the fundamentals of sports.
SYO is operated entirely by dedicated volunteers looking to serve and better our community. Baseball Tryouts will be held on Saturday and Sunday 3/1, 3/2, 3/8, 3/9. Please attend the first tryout session regardless of weather and field conditions so that we have an idea of the number of kids. YOU MUST BE REGISTERED TO TRYOUT!!! IMPORTANT NOTICES: The 7U Baseball (Coach Joe Armitage) tryout for Saturday, March 8 has been changed to 10 a.m. The 1OU Baseball (Coach Jim McDonald) tryout for Saturday, March 8 has been changed to 1 p.m.
THE 12U Baseball Tryouts for Dan Devirgilis will take place at Sluggersville, 9490 Blue Grass Road, Philadelphia, PA 19114. This is an indoor facility. Saturday, March 8th will be from noon to 2 p.m., and Sunday, March 9th will be from 1 - 3 p.m. Players will need to bring $5 each day to pay for the use of this facility.
Softball Tryout Information:
7/8 Registration: Wednesday, March 12, 6 - 7 p.m. Tryouts are March 15 & 16 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Field 2. 9/10 Registration: Wednesday, March 12, 6 - 7 p.m. Tryouts are March 15 & 16 from 12 - 2 p.m. Meet at the Clubhouse. 11/12 Registration: Wednesday, March 12, 6 - 7 p.m. Tryouts are March 15 & 16 from 12 - 2 p.m. Meet at the Clubhouse. 13/14 Registration: Wednesday, March 12, 6 - 7 p.m. Tryouts are March 22 & 23 from 1 - 3 p.m. Meet at the Clubhouse. 15/16 Registration: Wednesday, March 8 at 6 p.m. Tryouts are March 15 at 10 a.m. & March 20 at 6 p.m. on Field 8. 17/18 Registration: Wednesday, March 8 at 6 p.m. Tryouts are March 15 at 10 a.m. & March 20 at 6 p.m. on Field 8.
We ask that all players show up
at the assigned times regardless of field conditions or weather so that
we can get an idea of the amount of players at each age group. 2014 Club Registration:will be held every Saturday morning from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and every Wednesday night from 6:30 - 8 p.m. beginning March 1st. ALL PLAYERS MUST BE REGISTERED PRIOR TO TRYOUTS. Andy Hafele, a past president of Somerton Youth, and a long time softball coach for both our organization and Archbishop Ryan High School, passed away this past Sunday after a courageous battle with cancer. Please keep his family in your prayers.
Coach Ed McArdle Honored at Little Guys Banquet
Congratulations to long-time football coach Ed McArdle on his induction into the Little Guys Football Conference Hall of Fame on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Coach Ed has been serving the Somerton community as a Somerton Youth Organization mentor and football, basketball, and baseball coach for over 20 years. In addition, Coach Ed has been a volunteer on the Board of the Directors of the Little Guys Conference for many years.
This recognition of Coach Ed's dedication to youth sports and tireless efforts at not only teaching the skills needed to excel at sports, but molding the character of every child he has coached was well-deserved.
Congratulations again to Coach Ed McArdle and the McArdle family.
Registration: Please check out the registration page for our per-sport and Family plan rates. Registrations will be taken at the clubhouse on Saturdays from 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Volunteers: In addition to coaching duties, volunteers are always needed and appreciated to help with the up-keep of our facility and grounds so that Somerton Youth Organization can continue to provide an outstanding youth program in a clean, safe environment for the benefit of all of our children. If you are interested in volunteering for clean-up, lawn maintenance, landscaping, etc, or if you have a special skill and would like to donate your time and services, please contact Fran Young at 267 918-9651.
Facebook: For timely updates on what's happening at Somerton, you can check out our Facebook page. This is also a great forum to post questions and learn more about our SYO community.