40th Annual Invitational Tournament and NFCA Camp

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Pennsbury Tournament News

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Welcome to the redesigned Pennsbury Invitational Website

We finally made the decision to upgrade our “old school” website.  We are continuing to populate the website information until the site is completed.  Until then please check back with us as we continue to grow.  The new website will enable users to correctly view the site on all devices including iPhone and Android mobile phones, iPads and both desktop and laptop computers.  We tried to make the website more user friendly while incorporating the latest features including on-line forms and downloadable coaches information.  Please email the webmaster for corrections you may find and or ideas that would improve the website.  We hope you find the website easier to use and more informative to college coaches, players, attending team coaches and all who plan to attend the tournament.

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. 

Tournament Registration and Acceptence

18-Under Teams

If your team has completed and submitted an entry form by December 1, 2019 to compete in the 2020 Pennsbury Tournament, you will receive confirmation by the Pennsbury Staff no later that December 15, 2019.  In the event your team has not been selected, your check sent to Pennsbury will be destroyed.  Teams will be playing 5 games, weather permitting. You will play Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday play starts at 7:30 AM.  Games will be played at Pennsbury, Newtown and Ewing Complexes. This applies only to 18-Under teams.

16-Under Teams
If your team has completed and submitted an entry form by December 1, 2019 to compete in the 2020 Pennsbury Tournament you will receive confirmation by the Pennsbury Staff no later that December 15, 2019.  In the event your team has not been selected, the check sent to Pennsbury will be destroyed.  Pool Play begins on Friday, June 19th, you must be able to play on Friday for acceptance. Single Elimination will be determined by pool play and begins Saturday afternoon. 5 games, weather permitting.  We are pleased to be partnered with the Shamong Complex which has eight (8) fields at one location, plenty of parking and a wonderful opportunity for the 16-Under bracket of Pennsbury to play all in one area.  We will be holding a camp on Friday starting at 4:30 PM, this will not interfere with games since they will not be scheduled during the camp. There is a separate registration for the camp.  Shamong Complex for 16-Under teams only.

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2020 Tournament Information

This is the 40th year (Ruby Anniversary) for the Pennsbury Invitational Tournament.  The tournament dates are June 19, 20 and 21, 2020.  The NFCA will host both an Academic Camp on June 17, 2020 and Pennsbury Classic Camp on June 18, 2020.  The tournament is 18-Under by invitation only, no college players are permitted.  Each team will play five games, weather permitting, and single elimination will be held at the Pennsbury Fred Allan Softball Complex.  Read more

NFCA Coach and Player Information


If you are planning to attend the NFCA Camp and or the Pennsbury tournament, please visit the Coaches Corner for additional information including NFCA links and registration for both the camp and tournament.


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.    

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