42nd Annual Invitational Tournament
and NFCA Camp
Where Softball Scholarships Come True
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43rd Annual Pennsbury Tournament

The 43rd Annual Pennsbury Invitational Tournament will be held on Thursday, June 15th to Saturday, June 17, 2023. The application process will begin on December 1st, deadline to apply is January 15th, committee selections and invitations issued by January 31st.

Thanks,

Les

We love to hear about your Pennsbury experience..
2022 Tournament Wrap-Up

Hello everyone,
We sure hope you had a great summer season, for the most part it is over, there are one or two nationals still happening.  Joe and I want to thank you for choosing to come to Pennsbury. This was our 42nd Annual Tournament and despite the rain on Thursday we had a successful NFCA camp for 2 days and 2 solid days of the tournament. We know there are other tournaments happening at the same time so we appreciate the support.

We thank our friends who let us use their complexes- Paul Koehler for Sellersville, Mike Lorine for Heuser Park, Mark Shubin for Langhorne Community Center, Matt Kueny for Ewing and Joe Garvey for Newtown.

We would love to hear about any college commitments that came as a result of the Pennsbury Tournament, they can be brief, but if the player started the process at Pennsbury we would appreciate knowing about it.

The process for 2023 works this way: The 43rd Annual Pennsbury Invitational Tournament will be held on Thursday, June 15th through Saturday, June 17th, 2023. You must be ready to play Thursday at 7:30 AM, format will be 2 games a day for 3 days equaling 6 games weather permitting. Applications will go on the website on December 1st. Deadline to apply will be January 15th. Committee invitations will be out by January 31st. We hope you have successful tryouts and a nice fall season,
Les and Joe.

A Special Thanks, 2022

Since we know you have several choices for summer tournaments, we would like to thank you for choosing the Pennsbury Tournament. From our family to yours, we wish you luck in the rest of your season and we hope you have an enjoyable summer. We look forward to seeing you at the 43rd Annual Pennsbury Tournament next year, June 15-17, 2023. 

From left: Joe, Megan, Joe, Les and Kim
Congratulations 2022 Players

At four of our 18U complexes, Pennsbury, Middle School, Ewing and Newtown we offered four $500.00 scholarships.  All players at these complexes had an opportunity to participate in this free raffle.  Congratulations to the following players:

Ryanne - Fred Allan Complex
Maura - Middle School Complex
Katie - Ewing Complex
Gabby - Newtown Complex
Pennsbury 42nd Tournament Attending Teams
Congratulations 2021 Players

At four of our 18U complexes, Sellersville, Pennsbury, Ewing and Newtown we offered four $500.00 scholarships.  All players at these complexes had an opportunity to participate in this free raffle.  Congratulations to the following players:

Lauren - Sellersville Complex
Macey - Newtown Complex
Caitlyn - Pennsbury Complex
Katheryn - Ewing Complex
Final note from the Pennsbury Family, 2021

On behalf of the Pennsbury Tournament family we would like to thank you for attending the 41st Annual Pennsbury Tournament, good luck in your summer season. We look forward to seeing you next year, June 16-18, 2022.
Les and Joe

From left to right: Joe, Joe, Jamie, Megan, Kim and Les
Exciting News:

Please forward this to your parents and players, the last push is on for sign ups.  I received an email from the NFCA indicating that DI coaches have been cleared to attend the Pennsbury tournament, players and parents need to determine if there is interest with this notice.
We continue to register college coaches and post them to the attending college coaches webpage.  If any player on your team is pursuing a specific college, have them check the 2022 Attending College Coaches webpage to see if that coach will be attending.  

College coaches have been informed that player profiles have been posted and available on the Pennsbury website, the response from the coaches is “they love it”.  Some of the attending teams have not responded by sending us links to their player rosters, profiles, please make an attempt to get us the links or information by May 1st.  This is exciting and wonderful news about the coaches, spread the word.

Les and Joe.

Attending Coaches:

This year we have added the player profiles to the tournament website so it will be easy for you to navigate the information. In mid-May we will post the schedules, then you will have the schedules, times, and player profiles.

We hope you are well and looking forward to seeing you on one of the fields.

Click College Coach Registration Form below to register for the Pennsbury Tournament.
Have a great day,
Les and Joe

Congratulations Les Venella

The NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) recently awarded the Pennsbury Inviational Tournament and Pennsbury Gems for providing a 40-year commitment to women-student athletes.  Accepting the award Les Venella and Joe Parell, both Les and Joe have been managing the Pennsbury Invitational Tournament since 2001. 

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NFCA Coach and Player Information

We’re excited to bring the NFCA Northeast Academic and Pennsbury Classic Softball Camps to your area on June 14-15, 2022

  • Defensive and offensive reps
  • Position-specific defensive instruction
  • Offensive instruction
  • Opportunity to be seen by and receive feedback from college coaches
  • Opportunity to have your profile information in the hands of collegiate coaches
  • Digital copy of NFCA’s Top Recruit magazine

The difference between the Northeast Academic and Pennsbury Classic camps are the academic standards student-athletes must meet to be accepted into the camp. To determine if your athlete meets the academic requirements please visit NFCAevents.org the format is the same for both camps. Camp sessions are limited in number of participants. All camper graduation dates must fall within years. All instruction will utilize the entire field.

CAMP QUESTIONS?

Coaches

If you are planning to attend the NFCA Camp and or the Pennsbury tournament, click this College Coach sign up link or visit the College Coach Information for additional information including NFCA links and registration for both the camp and tournament.

Players

Prior to the Pennsbury Tournament, NFCA will be hosting both the Northeast Academic Camp and Pennsbury Classic Camp.  Both these camps offer aspiring collegiate athletes showing their skills to a large number of college coaches.  For additional information including NFCA registration, college recruitment information please visit NFCA Player Recruitment.

Tribute to Pennsbury Invitational Tournament

"We have attended the Pennsbury Tournament for over thirty years, I believe we are one of few teams that attended the tournament since its inception. In the early years of the tournament, twenty teams attended the tournament which lasted two days. Art Coleman was a wonderful person with great vision for East Coast girls fastpitch softball, we played the Pennsbury tournament, many long Sundays with excellent competition that helped many players get recruited."

Here's to the Home Team

The Gems continue to be the elite softball team for Pennsbury Tournament Softball.  Art Coleman originated the team in 1981 naming the 18-U team Pennsbury Panthers and gave the names Gems to the 15-U team.  When the 15-U players moved up to the 18-U team, the girls wanted to carry on the Gems name thus dropping the Panthers and favoring Gems, it has been Gems since.