Women’s Baseball Alive and Looking To Grow In New Jersey
Added by Gregg Snyder on October 14, 2011.
A League Of Their Own is a favorite movie of many people throughout the country, sports fan or not. The movie was about a women’s baseball league. Do women still play baseball? Yes, while softball is still the main sport for females, there are opportunities to play baseball.
In fact, for women in New Jersey and the surrounding area, the East Coast Yankees provide that opportunity. The team travels the country, mostly the east coast, to play in tournaments throughout the year.
The East Coast Yankees were part of the East Coast Women’s Baseball League which was played out of Parsippany, New Jersey from 2002-2006. The four team league played a summer and fall schedule. Due to a limited number of girls and women playing baseball, the league dispanded and one large tournament team was put together.
Females 14 and up are eligible to play. Of course those under the age of 18 will need parental consent. The team consists of players from all over the country and of various baseball and softball experiences.
Adriane Adler, the team manager, would love to some day get a women’s baseball league back up and running. This takes time however as a lot of promoting, marketing, and fundraising would be required. Adriane is passionate about the sport and continues to dig for more ideas in the hopes that women’s baseball continues to grow.
The team is currently preparing for a tournament in Florida on November 12-15th. They have been practicing on weekends in the Basking Ridge, New Jersey area. Any females interested in joining the team should contact Adriane at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the practice field this Saturday, October 15th, 11a. The team will be using the Ridge High School varsity baseball field at the community center, 289 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge, New Jersey 07920.
You can also contact email@example.com and we will pass along your information to the team.