“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
Registration for Spring 2015 is officially closed. If you have any questions, or were not able to sign-up before the close of registration, please contact Gary Karichner for details. Thank you for a great turnout, and let's get ready to PLAY BALL!
Breaking MJAA News:
MJAA And PA State Background Checks
The Mount Joy Athletic Association has always provided your children with the safest possible environments to learn and play ball. As the season approaches, and we recruit new volunteers to help our organization, please rest assured that we are constantly striving to meet and exceed all PA State Laws to protect our children. Please see our Volunteers page for details. Let's be safe, and PLAY BALL...!
MJAA posts great 2015 Registration results!
Our Spring 2015 sign-ups are still under way for some teams, but the MJAA has had an amazing turnout for 2015 baseball! We have increased our rosters at 8u, 10u, and 14u levels!
If you haven't registered yet, it's not too late! Click the link above.
2015 Tryout Dates/Times announced!
The 2015 baseball 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. Please see the calendar below for more details.
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!
2015 Memorial Day Parade
The MJAA would like to run a float in this year's Memorial Day parade in Mount Joy on Saturday May 23rd. Any players interested in participating, please be prepared to wear your baseball/softball uniforms. If someone has a flatbed truck to offer for the parade, please contact Jess Fry.
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.