“The greatest of all, the game which seems to breathe the restless spirit of American life, that calls for quick action and quicker thinking, that seems characteristic of a great nation itself, is baseball.”
Welcome To The Home Of The Mount Joy Athletic Association
The MJAA is the elite youth baseball and softball organization serving the Northwest region of Lancaster County. For 45 years we have written a history of player development that has helped to create championship teams, numerous professional baseball players, and multiple connections to the Major Leagues and even the Hall of Fame. For generations, we have lead young boys and girls down the path to success on the diamond. We invite you to come be a part of our success, and write the baseball history of tomorrow...
Spring 2015 Registration Online!
It's not too late! Our live registrations have passed, but new in 2015, the MJAA has introduced our online registration! Now registering is easier than ever, from the comfort of your own home. You can use your bank account or credit/debit card account, and keep track of your family's registrations, all in one place! Just click the registration button below!
A Letter From The President:_
Breaking MJAA News:
2015 Tryout Dates/Times announced!
The 2015 baseball/softball tryout dates have been announced for March. The Baseball tryouts will be held at Kunkle Field on March 7th, with the 12u and 14u dates extending throughout the week. The Softball tryouts will be held at Grandview Park on March 7th. Please see the calendar below for details about days/times for each age group.
New Officers and Directors elected!!
The MJAA recently held it's annual members meeting in December, and we are pleased to announce the following positions filled for the upcoming 2015 season:
Vice President Elected:
These positions will be held for the 2015-2016 calendar years.
Winter Practices Are Here!
The MJAA is curently holding voluntary winter training sessions to help players develop for the coming season. These sessions will allow for more one-on-one time with coaches, and to help players work on specific attributes of their game, as well as to help prepare kids moving up to a new age group in the Spring.
The 12u & 14u schedule is
All 12u & 14u practices are at no cost, and will be held @ Elite Baseball 218 S. Plum St in Mount Joy.
If you have any questions, please email: Gary Karichner.
10u Winter Practices:
We are currently offering 10u Winter Practices for any baseball player interested in getting a head start on practices, or preparing for tryouts in March. All Winter Practices will be held at Backyard Baseball in Mount Joy.
*We ask that each player provide $5 per practice to help cover rental costs.
The 10u schedule is:
MJAA Pee Wees Make Bold Move To The 'NEXT LEVEL'
Starting in Spring of 2015, the Mount Joy Athletic Association 'Pee Wees' will start a new chapter in our rich history, as we join the Lancaster County Youth Baseball (LANCO) League! This move will provide our 10u and 8u baseball players with not only more practice and training time, but will also bring stronger competition. Coming off of a season of dominance in the Donegal PeeWee League, where 5 of our 6 teams finished in the top three of each age group, we are excited to take our boys to the next level. Our coaching staff is looking forward to getting our boys more prepared for the challenges of moving to 12u and beyond. We are excited for the changes coming in 2015...come be a part of it!
MJAA Softball to change league, and get a brand new ball field for 2015!
The MJAA Softball teams will be making a move to the Lancaster County Girls Fastpitch Softball League for 2015. The girls tested the league this Fall, with good success, and the MJAA coaches see more opportunities for the future. Come join a team for our inaugural season in the new league! We are also excited to announce that we are working with Mount Joy Borough to build a new softball field that we hope will be ready for the 2015 season! The new field will be located in the upper portion of Grandview Park, diagonal from the current field. This will not only allow the softball teams more locations to play, but will provide a multi-field site to host tournaments, as well. Come be a part of the growth of softball with the MJAA this Spring!
"People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." -Rogers Hornsby
“You see, you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball;
and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.”
- Pitcher Jim Bouton
Interested in continuing the tradition of excellence for kids in the area? Whether it's coaching, fundraising, organizing, etc, check out our Volunteers page today for opportunities! All coaches must visit this page to complete an annual background check.