South Hanover Township Sports Oganizations
South Hanover Township Sports Oganizations


South Hanover Baseball Softball Association

South Hanover Baseball is a member of the Lower Dauphin Baseball League (LDBL),
Which consists of the townships of South Hanover, Hummelstown, Conewago, South Londonderry, and East Hanover.
Home Games will be played primarily at Hanshue Park off of Hanshue Rd, and away games at the home fields of the Townships mentioned.
League age is the child’s age as of 4/30 of the current year.

South Hanover Softball is a member of the East Shore Fast Pitch Softball League (ESFPL), and the Metro East Softball League (MESL).
Home games will primarily be played at either South Hanover Elementary School, or Hanshue Park off of Hanshue Rd.
League age is the child’s age as of 12/31 of the prior year.

Programs Offered:

T-BALL PROGRAM - Girls and Boys, from kindergarten thru age 7

* Colt baseball – Available for players with league ages of 7-8.
* Pony Baseball – Available for players with league ages of 9-10
* Midget baseball – Available for players with league ages 11-12.

* Minor Softball - Available for players with league ages 7-9.
* Major Softball – Available for players with league ages 9-11
* Midget Softball –Available for players with league ages 12-13.
* Teener softball – Available for players with league ages 14-18.
Program fees are $60 per child per season


*Walk-In registrations will be held January 20 and 21, 2011 at the South Hanover Elementary School from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Adult Soccer Club
The Lower Dauphin Adult Soccer team competes in the Spring and Fall seasons of the Capital Area Soccer Association.  Players must be 30 years of age or older to play on a team.  The club also conducts pick-up games, both outdoor and indoor, open to anyone on most Friday evenings. Anyone is welcome to come.
 Information can be obtained from Art Heilman at 566-9672.

Keystone Nationals Baseball Club

We are a fully sanctioned AAU baseball organization, 501(c)3 non profit.

Our goal is to provide baseball instruction and competition to interested players and to give additional preparation for future high school and college level play.  Most travel tournaments are in the Palmyra, Reading or Allentown areas which do not require overnight stays. We currently have teams at the 11, 13, 14, 15 and 16 year old levels. For more information, visit our website at

Lower Dauphin Youth Football Association

The Lower Dauphin Youth Football Association, Inc. (LDYFA) is a non-profit association that formed in 2006.  LDYFA is a member of the Catholic Football Association (CFA), a local football league formed in 1973.  The vision of LDYFA is to bring youth football and cheerleading to South Hanover Township and surrounding communities.

Membership in SHYFA is available for all youth, ages 6 through 14, who are residents of Dauphin County and want to be a football player or a cheerleader.  Most participants are from South Hanover Township and the surrounding municipalities within the Lower Dauphin School District.  All administrative and coaching positions within the association are held by volunteers.  Football players learn important lessons of teamwork, sportsmanship, self worth, and a positive and constructive environment is provided.   Our teams consist of Smurf, PeeWee, Pony and Midget teams.   For any questions about Football, please contact  

LDYFA brings to our young girls a youth cheerleading experience, along with a competition Squad, that is an additional squad to our regular Smurf, PeeWee, Pony, and Midget Cheerleading teams. For any questions about Cheerleading or our Competition Squad, contact Tammy at 823-7795.

LDYFA depends heavily on financial sponsorship solicited from businesses located within the Hummelstown and South Hanover Township areas, but also from others within Dauphin County and the state of Pennsylvania.  With the success achieved in just the 2006 & 2007 seasons, LDYFA foresees a bright future with many years ahead as a growing organization within the CFA league. 

     Association Organization
President and CFA Representative:
Vice President: 

LDYFA Website:


Lower Dauphin Soccer Association

The Lower Dauphin Soccer Association provides a quality youth soccer experience for ages 4 through 18 that focuses on player development for players of all skill levels.  It is the hope of LDSA that the lessons learned both on and off the field last a lifetime.

LDSA provides the following programs:
TOPSoccer for kids with disabilities (ages 6-19)-Program Fee $25
Kiddie Kickers (ages 4 & 5) Program Fee $50
SOLD Intramural (ages 6-11) Program Fee $75
CHLD Intramural (grades 7-11) Program Fee $95
LDSA Travel (ages 8-18) Program Fee $100
LDC United Premier Travel (ages 8-18)Program Fee $175 

We now have 3 ways to register for our programs.

  1. Online at our websites ( or
  2. Walk-in registration held March 15, 9:00am – 1:00pm
    at the Lower Dauphin Middle School. 
  3. Mail-in registration forms (downloadable from our website).

The season brings a full schedule of events to keep players active and interested:

  • Spring Travel Soccer League at Keller Field, South Hanover Township
  • Spring Training for travel teams preparing for State Cup Competition and Tournaments.
  • LDSA Night with the City Islanders
  • Coaches Training Sessions
  • Free clinic provided by the City Islanders for recreational players during the summer.
  • LDSA camp attracting over 300 players during the month of July at Keller Field, South Hanover Township
  • The Fall Soccer season begins in September.

South Hanover and its surrounding townships have been staunch supporters of the Lower Dauphin Soccer Association youth soccer program.  Due to the combined interest of the community and LDSA, young soccer players are able to grow in min, body and spirit through the ever growing sport of soccer.

Detailed information and updates about LDSA programs are available through our club Websites. and .