About Horsham Little League
FIELD ADDRESS FOR GPS:
DEEP MEADOW PARK, 1020 HORSHAM ROAD, HORSHAM, PA 19044 [NO DOGS PERMITTED]
ATTN: HORSHAM LITTLE LEAGUE, P.O. BOX 214, HORSHAM, PA 19044
Horsham Little League provides the following intramural baseball and softball programs for boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 16. Programs offered depend on enough participation of player and Volunteers.
- Coach Pitch
- Machine Pitch
Players are assigned to a league based on both age and experience level adhering to LL Rules and Regulations.
Horsham Little League Mission Statement
The Horsham Little League Program strives to provide the children of Horsham Township with an outstanding educational-athletic organization that provides a positive youth sports culture and a high-quality experience to every athlete.
This experience includes one in which athletes are:
- Coached using the principles of Positive Coaching in a safe and structured environment
- Encouraged to have fun playing the game and make new friends
- Enabled to feel like an important part of the team regardless of performance
- Taught “life lessons” that have value beyond the playing field and throughout a lifetime
- Taught the skills, tactics and strategies of the game and improve as a player while honoring the game
We recognize that the volunteers, parents, and coaches who support the organization are the ones who most directly make this all possible.
It is our goal to provide every volunteer and parent with tools to be able to be successful in this endeavor.
The Horsham Little League Program is committed to creating a positive culture in which coaches, parents, fans, officials and athletes work together to achieve our mission.
The History Of Horsham Little League
In early 1958 a group of Boy Scout fathers, led by Cap Crim, applied for a Little League franchise.
The first formal meeting, after receipt of the franchise, was held at the old Horsham Township Building (Horsham Road and Walnut Drive). Elected were the following officers:
- Cap Crim – President
- Mel Sonier – Vice President
- Frank Eckenhofer – Secretary
- Gus Gries – Treasurer
- Bob Nikander – Umpire-In-Chief
Four major league and eight minor league teams were planned.
Major league team managers were Dick Cannally, Ray Cruise, Archie Jarman, and Jim Dougherty. Teams were the Eagles, Bears, Lions, and Rams. The majors played Tuesday through Friday. No baseball games were scheduled on Mondays, because it was Boy Scout meeting night. Major league games were played at the old Horsham Elementary School off Columbia Avenue – a block for two from Route 611. Major league umpires included: Gene Sudol, Bob Solly, Don McKenzie, Hal Hafer, Phil Paravano, Harry Brower, Ollie Winter, and Dave Lightkep.
Minor league games were played on Saturdays, half at the same field, and half at the old Simmons Elementary School in Prospectville. Umpires for the minor league were John Cwikla and Bob Nikander.
Thanks to Bob Nikander and Mel Sonier for providing this history of Horsham Little League.
Anyone with more information on the 1958 startup, please call Bob Nikander at 215-675-9123 so that we can add you to the roster of contributors.
DISTRICT 22 CHAMPIONSHIPS:
- 9/10 League Softball – 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011,2012, 2014, 2016.
- 10/11 League Softball – 2010,2013.
- Little League 11/12 Softball – 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2010, 2017.
- Junior League Softball – 2002, 2003.
- Senior League Softball – 1982, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991.
- 9/10 League Baseball – 2007, 2012, 2015.
- 10/11 League Baseball – 2008, 2009,2013, 2017.
- Little League 11/12 Baseball – 1972, 1978, 2009, 2010, 2017.
- Junior League Baseball – 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 2004, 2010, 2011.
- Senior League Baseball – 1964, 1967, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 2010, 2011.
- Big League Baseball - 1994
SECTION 8 CHAMPIONSHIPS:
- Junior League Baseball – 2010.
- Senior League Baseball – 2010, 2011.
- 9/10 Softball - 2012
SECTION 5 CHAMPIONSHIPS:
- Junior League Softball – 2002.
SECTION 4 CHAMPIONSHIPS:
- Junior League Baseball – 1979. Senior League Baseball – 1964, 1967, 1980, 1981, 1984.
PA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS:
- Senior League Baseball – 1964, 1981, 1984.