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Mission Statement


The mission of Council Rock Newtown Athletic Association (CRNAA) is to provide a quality form of recreation for the youth of Newtown Borough, Newtown Township, and the rest of our Little League, Babe Ruth, and American Legion territories. We feel it is our duty to prepare today's youth to be tomorrow's leaders. We will endeavor to provide an athletic forum that promotes character, sportsmanship, fair play, competitiveness and fun. Our primary goal is to teach our players the proper skills for baseball and, more importantly, for life. The emphasis will be on instructing players at every level of our organization, whether it's through our Tee Ball, Rookie, American, National, Majors, Babe Ruth, Senior Babe Ruth, American Legion, Travel, or All-Star programs. We will build on fundamentals at every step of our league's age and skill progression.


Council Rock Newtown Athletic Association is an organization that firmly believes that Little League, Babe Ruth, and American Legion baseball provide an environment to foster our players' sense of self-worth while, at the same time, teaches our players to respect their peers, adult volunteers, parents, and spectators. We are dedicated to making the time spent in the association's programs the best possible experience for our players and parents, and one that they will remember fondly for the rest of their lives.

Executive Board
Council Rock Newtown
Athletic Association

History


Founded in 1953 as Council Rock Little League, our league originally included all of Northampton, Richboro and Holland in addition to our current boundary of Newtown Borough and Newtown Township. Lownes Field in Newtown was the home of Council Rock Little League for many years.

Where in the world was Lownes Field located?

Believe it or not, that lone 60 foot Little League field occupied the land that now serves as a shopping center:  Newtown Depot.  So, where you now go to get Dunkin Donuts, your haircut and your pictures framed, once stood the original home of Council Rock Little League.

As the population of our original Little League territory grew, the league was eventually split into two charters in 1975.  That split created two leagues:  Council Rock Newtown and Council Rock Northampton.  Again, due to additional population growth in 1988, Council Rock Newtown was split further to create Council Rock Holland.  The rivalry between our three leagues is quite fierce, but it is that rivalry that has resulted in tremendous success on the field.

Through the 2009 Season, Council Rock Newtown Athletic Association had captured thirty-one District Titles at every imaginable age group as part of our associations with Little League, Junior Little League, Senior Little League, Babe Ruth and Senior Babe Ruth.  We have also won fourteen Section Titles, eight Pennsylvania State Championships and two Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships.  Over the years we have been members of Little League PA District 21, Little League PA District 30, Little League PA Sections 4, 5 and 6, Babe Ruth PA District 3 and Lower Bucks County Senior Babe Ruth. If you add the many championships won by our sister programs in Northampton and Holland, you can readily see that the youth baseball roots that were established in Newtown over 50 years ago have created a community of baseball organizations that are dedicated to excellence, development and fun.

In 2008, we also took control of Newtown American Legion Morrell Smith Post 440's baseball program.  We now offer Legion baseball at three different age categories:  Junior Legion 13s, Junior Legion 14s-15s and American Legion 16s-19s.

CRNAA utilizes 13 fields throughout Newtown Township and Newtown Borough.  Our partnership with Newtown Township gives us access to three fields at our Chandler Fields Complex for Little League and two fields at Helen Randle Park; one for Little League and the other for Babe Ruth and Senior Babe Ruth.  In historic Newtown Borough, we use the bucolic Pickering Field for Babe Ruth and Senior Babe Ruth.  Thanks to Council Rock School District, we have access to fields at Newtown Elementary, Goodnoe Elementary, Newtown Middle School and Council Rock High School North for Little League, Babe Ruth, Senior Babe Ruth, Junior Legion and American Legion.

In 2012, with the completion of the 50'/70' field, CRNAA began use of the newly dedicated Veterans Park (formerly "the Woll Tract").  While the complex is still under developement, CRNAA expects to begin use of the 60'/90' and 46'/60' fields in 2013.  Those additions will bring the total number of fields used by approximately 600 players in CRNAA to fifteen.

Since 1953, the advancement of our league has always centered around the contributions of our volunteers.  Please do your part to become a part of the CRNAA legacy by volunteering whatever time you can.
 

Championship History

Anyone with team photographs of the below championship teams is welcome to e-mail them to and they will be linked to the team here on the website.  Please explain which team your photograph depicts.

YEAR AGE GROUP TITLES
2011 12's Little League District 30, Section 6
2011 Jr. Legion Prep Bucks County Jr. Legion Prep (13's) Champions
2011 Sr. Babe Ruth Bucks County Champion
2010 Legion Bucks County Legion Champion
2010 12s Little League District 30, Section 6, PA State
2010 11s Little League District 30, Section 6
2009 12s Little League District 30, Section 6
2009 11s Little League District 30, Section 6, PA State
2009 10s Little League District 30, Section 6, PA State
2008 15s Babe Ruth District 3
2008 15s Babe Ruth District 3
2008 14s Babe Ruth District 3
2008 12s Little League District 30
2008 10s Little League District 30, Section 6
2007 11s Little League District 30
2006 16s-18s Lower Bucks County Senior Babe Ruth
2006 13s Babe Ruth District 3 & PA State
2006 11s Little League District 30
2005 12s Little League District 30, Section 5, PA State & Mid-Atlantic Region
2005 10s Little League District 30
2004 11s Little League District 30, Section 5 & PA State
2002 15s Babe Ruth District 3
1999 14s Senior Little League District 30 & Section 5
1996 15s Senior Little League District 30
1987 12s Little League District 21 & Section 4
1986 12s Little League District 21, Section 4 & PA State
1985 15s Senior Little League District 21, Section 4 & PA State
1984 12s Little League District 21 & Section 4
1984 15s Senior Little League District 21
1983 12s Little League District 21
1983 13s Junior Little League District 21 & Section 4
1982 13s Junior Little League District 21 & Section 4
1979 15s Senior Little League District 21
1973 15s Senior Little League District 21
1972 15s Senior Little League District 21, Section 4, PA State & Mid-Atlantic Region
1971 12s Little League District 21 & Section 4
1956 12s Little League District
1954 12s Little League District

(No district numbering system prior to 1957 ~ Little League District 30 and Section 5 created in 1995)