44th Annual Invitational Tournament
Where Softball Scholarships Come True

Latest tournament information

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Pennsbury 2024 Attending Teams

The attending teams are now posted for the 2024 Pennsbury Tournament. This year we decided to add the email address to all attending teams coaches. Please check your website page links for your team. The team link should be your home page, and player profiles should be you players/roster. If you find they are incorrect email the Pennsbury Webmaster at  pennsburywebmaster@comcast.net with the correct links. In the event your team does not have a website please email a PDF of your players/roster.

Pennsbury Tournament 2024
The 2024 Pennsbury Tournament, our 44th, will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2024 to Saturday, June 15, 2024.
• Pennsbury Power Pool - Newtown 36 Teams (18U by invitation only)
• Pennsbury Power Pool - Pennsbury 18 Teams (18U Teams)
• Ewing Campus - 30 Teams (18U Teams)
• Veterans Park - 36 Teams (16U Teams)
• Community Park - 12 Teams (14U Teams)
Pennsbury Tournament Announcement 8/1/23

We hope you had a great finish to the summer season. Tryouts are happening and plans for the next season are underway. We would appreciate an email from you if you have a player that made a connection that started at Pennsbury and ended in a commitment, we love to hear those stories.

We would like to thank our friends for the use of their facilities- Joe Garvey and Newtown Rock Gold, Joelle Hansberry and Ewing Edge, Bill Coblentz and Veterans Park, PAA and Lower Makefield Township for Pennsbury sites.

From our family to yours, have a wonderful finish to 2023 !

Thank You to our 2023 Tournament Crew
We are aware your team has many summer tournament choices, 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 44th Annual Pennsbury Tournament next year, June 13-15, 2024.
From left: Joe, Megan, Joe, Les and Kim
The Mike Schmidt Skin Cancer Prevention Initiative
Is proud to provide the 2023 Pennsbury Tournament with sunscreen dispensers throughout the complex to keep our softball players, coaches, umpires, and families protected from the UV rays of the sun. For more information on Mike Schmidt’s story, sun safety, or how you can get involved.
Exciting News:

We are currently registering college coaches and posting their information on the Attending College Coaches webpage. If any player on your team is interested in a particular college, they can check the 2022 Attending College Coaches webpage to see if that coach will be present.

We have informed college coaches that player profiles have been made available on the Pennsbury website, and their response has been overwhelmingly positive. Despite this, some attending teams have yet to send us links to their player rosters. We are excited to share this wonderful news about the coaches, and we encourage you to spread the word.

Best regards,

Les and Joe

Attending Coaches:

This year we have added player profiles to the tournament website, making it easy for you to access information. In mid-May, we will post the schedules, which will include times and player profiles. We hope you are well and looking forward to joining us on one of the fields. If you are a college coach, please click on the “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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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 are an incredibly successful and highly-regarded softball team in the Pennsbury Tournament Softball league. Their impressive legacy can be traced back to 1981 when Art Coleman founded the Pennsbury Panthers softball team. As the team’s popularity and success grew, Coleman decided to expand and create a 15-U team, which he named the Gems. The Gems quickly became known for their talent and skill, and were envied by other teams in the league. As the years passed, the Gems continued to attract top-level players and improve their performance. When the 15-U players eventually progressed to the 18-U team, they decided to hold onto the Gems name as a symbol of excellence and tradition. It is a testament to the team’s hard work and determination that they have maintained this successful legacy for so many years.