“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...
Breaking MJAA News:
Pictured above: Union Community Bank VP Hans Abendschoen presents a check to MJAA VP Jim Fry, Treasurer Phil Erb, and Board Member Tim Brown
Union Community Bank Continues It's Support Of MJAA
Union Community Bank, the only bank native to the Mount Joy community, continues it's long-term support of our area youth by donating funds towards the building of our brand new field at Grandview Park! The field, set to break ground in April, will be the second one at Grandview, and will allow the organization some much needed field space to support it's growing teams. It also gives the MJAA the ability to run tournaments from the Grandview location. This will be the MJAA's second multi-field facility, along with Rotary Park, and goes with Kunkle Field, the long-time home of the New Era Tournament Championships, and one of the longest held and most well-known baseball destinations in Lancaster County. If your business would like to help support baseball and softball for our youth in the community, please visit our Sponsorship page today. Many thanks to Union Community Bank for their decades-long commitment to our youth and athletic activity!
Kunkle Field Sign Day-April 4th
The MJAA will be having a clean-up day to get the concession stand ready and to help hang the outfield signs at Kunkle Field. The funds that Kunkle Field generates helps to provide uniforms and equipment for ALL MJAA players, at one of the lowest registration rates in the county. So we are asking that everyone...men, women, and children, help pitch in on Saturday April 4th at 11am. Jobs include: cleaning and organizing the snack stand, power washing, hanging signs, etc. For details about how you can help, please contact Gary Karichner today.
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...!
Player Relations Coordinator
We have instated a new position of Player Relations Coordinator for the 2015 season. This position oversees any questions, comments, concerns, or issues that families may have with their child, and their team. Both positive and difficult responses are welcomed. We strive to resolve any issues, but we appreciate positive feedback as well. We will do our best to help meet the needs of the families in our organization.
The Player Relations Coordinator for 2015 is Ron Wagner. He can be reached at: 717-492-9359.
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.
"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.