NYC-Westchester-Yorktown adult softball leagues
Adolfo “Al” Morales was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Manhattan playing baseball on the North Meadow fields in Central Park. At at the age of seven, he was playing baseball on the very fields he now schedules Yorkville Sports Association (YSA) softball teams on. It’s amazing how life can come full circle.
YSA has been an invaluable resource to the New York City Parks Department and the citizens and corporations of New York City since 1978 when it began forming softball leagues with eight community teams. An ad in the paper looking for a few more teams brought recreational softball players and corporate teams out of the woodwork and Al realized there was an extraordinary need for someone to organize sports teams in the city. By 1994, YSA had 159 softball teams, ballooning to 350 by 1998, and it also added 60 football teams, 40 basketball teams and over 40 volleyball teams.
The drive to be all-inclusive made YSA so special. With nearly 500 teams in the league, YSA was still receiving daily calls and emails from individuals wanting to play. To satisfy the demand, it began offering open scrimmages and organizing individuals into teams. Bringing complete strangers together to build friendships — that’s what it’s all about. On at least five occasions, these newly minted friends even brought home a championship. YSA is proud to bring people from all walks of life together, especially when it culminates in a championship — not an easy feat for complete strangers.