Mission & History

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 2023 Season, Council Rock Newtown Athletic Association had captured thirty-nine 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 twenty-two 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 almost 70 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, Prep Legion 14s-15s and Senior Legion 16s-19s.

CRNAA utilizes 8 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 three fields at the Veterans Park Complex.  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.

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 [email protected] and they will be linked to the team here on the website.  Please explain which team your photograph depicts.

YEARAGE GROUPTITLES
 202310-12yo Little League District 30, Section 6 
 20239-11yo Little League District 30, Section 6
20229-11yoLittle League District 30, Section 6
20228-10yoLittle League District 30, Section 6
2022Legion PrepBucks County Legion Prep Champions
20218-10yoLittle League District 30
 2020 N/ACOVID SEASON SUSPENSION 
20199-11yoLittle League District 30
201110-12yoLittle League District 30, Section 6
2011Jr. Legion PrepBucks County Jr. Legion Prep (13's) Champions
2011Sr. Babe RuthBucks County Champion
2010LegionBucks County Legion Champion
201010-12yoLittle League District 30, Section 6, PA State
20109-11yoLittle League District 30, Section 6
200910-12yoLittle League District 30, Section 6
20099-11yoLittle League District 30, Section 6, PA State
20098-10yoLittle League District 30, Section 6, PA State
200815sBabe Ruth District 3
200815sBabe Ruth District 3
200814sBabe Ruth District 3
200812sLittle League District 30
20088-10yoLittle League District 30, Section 6
20079-11yoLittle League District 30
200616-18yoLower Bucks County Senior Babe Ruth
200613sBabe Ruth District 3 & PA State
20069-11yoLittle League District 30
200510-12yoLittle League District 30, Section 5, PA State, Mid-Atlantic Region
20058-10yoLittle League District 30
20049-11yoLittle League District 30, Section 5 & PA State Champions
200215sBabe Ruth District 3
199914sSenior Little League District 30 & Section 5
199615sSenior Little League District 30
198712sLittle League District 21 & Section 4
198612sLittle League District 21, Section 4 & PA State
198515sSenior Little League District 21, Section 4 & PA State
198412sLittle League District 21 & Section 4
198415sSenior Little League District 21
198312sLittle League District 21
198313sJunior Little League District 21 & Section 4
198213sJunior Little League District 21 & Section 4
197915sSenior Little League District 21
197315sSenior Little League District 21
197215sSenior Little League District 21, Section 4, PA State & Mid-Atlantic Region
197112sLittle League District 21 & Section 4
195612sLittle League District
195412sLittle League District

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

 

Field Directory

Locations

Chandler Fields

135 South Sycamore Street Newtown Pennsylvania United States 18940

(Last updated 03/15/24 at 02:34 PM )

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1 - Front Field

(Last updated 03/15/24 at 02:34 PM )

2 - Middle Field

(Last updated 03/15/24 at 02:34 PM )

3 - Back Field

(Last updated 03/15/24 at 02:34 PM )

4 - Batting Cage

(Last updated 04/24/24 at 09:47 AM )

Newtown Elementary (NES)

1 Wrights Road Newtown Pennsylvania United States 18940

(Last updated 03/15/24 at 02:34 PM )

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NES - 50/70

(Last updated 04/17/24 at 10:59 AM )

Veterans Park

234 Durham Road Newtown, PA 18940 Newtown Pennsylvania United States 18940

(Last updated 03/15/24 at 02:34 PM )

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Field 3

(Last updated 05/02/24 at 09:51 AM )

Field 2

(Last updated 04/17/24 at 10:59 AM )

Field 1 - 60/90

(Last updated 04/24/24 at 09:47 AM )

Batting Cage #1

(Last updated 09/26/23 at 10:42 AM )

Batting Cage #2

(Last updated 09/26/23 at 10:42 AM )

The Barn

(Last updated 03/15/24 at 02:34 PM )

Pickering Manor Field

305 N Lincoln Ave Newtown Pennsylvania United States 18940

(Last updated 04/17/24 at 11:43 AM )

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60/90

(Last updated 04/17/24 at 10:59 AM )

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