American LegionUpdatedFriday February 26, 2021 byDave Shuster.
Nether Providence Bulldogs will not be fielding Legion teams this season and the foreseeable future. This tough decision was based on recent player numbers, the loss of many players due to COVID-19 and the cancellation of the 2020 season.
Please note that Nether Swarthmore Baseball is currently pulling together alternative in-house and summer travel baseball teams for 13U - 16U players which will be communicated by email blasts and on our site. Please be on the look out!
The most competitive baseball in the region for 13-19 year olds
Our American Legion Baseball program supports four (4) teams. They include the Jr. “Prep” Team (13's/14's), the “Sandlot” Team (14’s/15's), the Jr. Legion Team (15's/16's), and the Sr Legion Team (16-19).
Seasons (league games) for this program do not begin until school completes its year, however, winter workouts are held in March. Tryouts are held in early April. Those who participate in Legion Baseball are expected to commit their time through early August. Most teams are coached by professional coaches.
The “Prep” team transitions our 13s to the 90’ diamond for the first time and prepares them for our most competitive travel team (Jr. Legion). Our “Sandlot” team is designed to have (14's/15's) remain in our program and play highly competitive baseball with other Legion programs while improving their individual skills. The Jr. Legion team is our most talented and competitive program offered. It is designed for players 15/16 who have exemplified their talent and commitment to the game and play in the most competitive league in the state for this age group. Our Sr. Legion program (16-19) is designed for those players who want to continue to play highly competitive baseball after school ball and throughout the summer.