2015 Fall-2016 Spring/Summer Tryout dates and Coaches
The NJ SPARKS out of Pequannock NJ established in 2002 are pleased to announce our coaches and tryout dates for the Fall 2015 and Summer 2016 seasons. All teams play competitive tournament and/or showcase schedule.
18U Gold Showcase - Coach Jim Brain
August 5th -6pm, August 8th -2pm, August 9th -10am
18U Elite - Coach Maryann Goodwin
August 5th -6pm, August 8th -2pm, August 9th -10am
16U - Coach Joel Troast
August 2nd -10am, August 8th -12pm, August 9th -10am
14U - Coach Courtney Borovskis
July 29th -6pm, August 2nd -12:15pm, August 8th -10am, August 9th -12:30pm
12U - Coach Lee Ehlermann, Assistant Maryann Goodwin
July 29th -6pm, August 5th -6pm, August 9th -12:30pm
All tryouts will be at Greenview Park, 12 Robert Place, Pequannock NJ 07440.
Check Sparks Website for weather related delays and changes.
Arrive 15 minutes prior to tryout time to register and complete tryout form.
Download tryout form Here (or fill out when you arrive).
Contact Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Coaches Wanted - Assistant coach opportunities
The NJ Sparks are accepting applicants for assistant coaching positions for the fall 2015 and Summer 2016 seasons. Please contact Joe LaManna at email@example.com.
Home of the 2009 Pony National 16U Champions
Who are the New Jersey Sparks?
The New Jersey Sparks are a club softball organization established in 2002 out of Pequannock NJ. The New Jersey Sparks are a non profit 501(c)(3) Charitable organization. We strive to train and develop players in the sport of softball while emphasizing, teamwork, sportsmanship and camaraderie. We compete at the 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U & 18U levels and play an "A" level schedule. Our 18U showcase team concentrates on college showcase tournaments. In 2015 the 18U Showcase team participated in Pennsbury, Tradition, Delaware Invitational College showcases, Tom Doyle, New England's Finest showcases among others.
The New Jersey Sparks host several competitive fastpitch Softball Tournaments throughout the year. From one-day friendly tournaments to Pony Qualifiers, each one provides your child with "A" level of competition and an atmosphere of sportsmanship. The Sparks are not a recreation or town travel team. We are an organization that plays a competitive tournament schedule, world series, state and national events.
The fall consists or a competitive tournament schedule. This is where each group really comes together as team. The girls get comfortable with each other and it allows the coaches to work individually with each and get them prepared for a more rigorous tournament schedule the following spring and summer. All teams participate in winter training at an indoor facility.
Here are the 2014/2015 New Jersey Sparks teams. For a list of manager email and phone numbers please go to the contact menu. Click on the team below for more detailed information.
President - Joe Lamanna
Vice President - Alex Alex Borovskis
2014/2015 Sparks 23U/18U - Manager: Joel Troast
2014/2015 Sparks 18U Gold (Showcase) - Manager: Jim Brain
2014/2015 Sparks 16U/18U Black - Manager: John McClain
2014/2015 Sparks 16U/18U Red - Manager: Mike Brizek
2014/2015 Sparks 16U White - Manager: MaryAnn Goodwin
2014/2015 Sparks 14U Red - Manager: Brian Cucci
2014/2015 Sparks 14U White - Manager: Barbara Wall
2014/2015 Sparks 12U White - Manager: MaryAnn Goodwin
2014/2015 Sparks 12U Black - Manager: Ed Shalongo
Congratulations to NJ Sparks Alumni Christina Brizek on 2015 NJAC Championship
Glassboro, NJ: For the first time in school history the Ramapo College softball team has won the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championship Tournament to earn the conference's automatic bid to the Division III NCAA Championship. The #2 seeded Roadrunners defeated the #1 seeded Profs of Rowan University 8-2 to take the championship crown. Watch below as Christina Brizek, Freshman and five year NJ Spark alumni strikes the last Rowan batter out.
NJ Sparks College Commitments
Special congratulations to many of our 18U NJ Sparks on their recent College Softball commitments. Great job Ladies!
Rachel Breuninger - Bloomsburg University
Stephanie Deeb - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rose Pezzuti - CCM
Stephanie Pomante - Albright College
Kelsey Quinn - Kings College
Veronica Vergara - PACE University
Samantha Platt - The College of New Jersey
Christina Brizek - Ramapo College
Bridget Carr – Rutgers
Taylor Alexander - Lynchburg
Stephanie Mancuso – Alvernia University
Rachel Curtiss – Ave Maria University
Dana Torcia - Alfred University
Paige Johnson - California University
Gina Martucci - Smith College
Sarah Saunders - Wesley College
Stephanie Huang - Rutgers
Alyssa Schwed - Dominican College
Chelsea Batelli - William Paterson University
Courtney Borovskis - Ramapo College
Briana Giovenco - Shippensburg University
Shannon Mosack - Montclair State University
Megan Brain - Babson College
Is there a Spark in you?
16U Sparks Black win 16U gold bracket winner Connecticut Tradition tournament
2015 12U White win April 11th/12th USSSA Tournament.
12U Red win Pony National Qualifier Tournament
After making the finals in their last two Pony Tournaments, Sparks 12U Red won it all at the Hudson Valley Hurricane Pony Qualifier on 6/22/14.
16U Pony National Champions
Select Colt 16U Softball Nationals July 26 - August 2nd, 2009. Pony Nationals were held in Akron, OH by the Akron Racers. The tournament included 70 teams. The championship game score was 4-1 NJ Sparks 16U, NJ over the Maryland Stars 16U Black, MD in the final game.
Remembering John Natoli
John Natoli, an assistant coach with the NJ Sparks, passed away at the age of 49. John was with us for several years donating his time at the 10, 12, 14 and this fall the 16U level. John was always a shinning light in the organization and could always draw a smile from the girls and fellow coaches and parents alike. He could light up a dugout, field or room just with his presence. His genuine selflessness and great sense of humor were unique and very special to all of us who knew him. We will miss him tremendously but will remember him with a smile the way he would he want us to. Heres to you John.