Mt. Airy is a diverse neighborhood with a proud tradition of vibrant religious, political, business and social organizations. Mt. Airy Baseball is a volunteer group within this community tradition, providing a safe and instructional environment for youth baseball games and practice. Every season we organize age and skill based baseball leagues open to all children in the area. Everyone is welcome!
The Box Score
- Mt. Airy Baseball is an all-volunteer community organization. Our 32nd year
- Games for kids 5-12 are played April 8 to June 18.
- Some Senior teams (13-18) and the Tournament Teams play through the end of July.
2017 Season Registration: On-line, by mail or in person
- T-Ball (ages 5-6): $50.
- AA (7-8) ,$100
- AAA (9-10),$105
- Majors (11-12) $110
- Seniors (ages 13-18): $125 for ICBL, $150 for Junior Legion and $200 for Senior Legion
No child will be turned away for inability to pay the fee.
The Starting Line-up!
Each registration includes
- Uniform Jersey with Number
- Team Hat
- Uniform Pants (AA-Seniors)
- Player participation trophy (T-Ball-AAA)
- Player, Coach and Umpire Clinics
- Games & Practices ..Everyone plays!
- The League Picnic. . balloons, clowns, games, trophies and more .
Levels of play for 2017: Five Leagues!
Mt. Airy Baseball offers play in five age groups. Each age group is called a league. There are generally 8-10 teams in a league.
T-Ball (5-6), 9:00-10:30 on Saturday mornings, is an introduction to baseball. Children learn some fundamentals, practice good sportsmanship and have fun.
AA (7-8): works on the development of fundamental baseball skills. The focus is on developing good mechanics, work habits, baseball knowledge and having fun.
AAA (9-10): New skills and additional aspects of team play are introduced. Pitching skills and are introduced at this level.
Major League (11-12): Pitching skills are further developed. Coaches continue to emphasize good mechanics and accuracy. However, the primary focus remains learning and practicing the fundamentals, team play, good sportsmanship and having fun.
Senior League (13, 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18) Games are played on a regulation field (90 ft. base paths) in all age groups and at all skill levels. We field Prep Legion (13U) and Junior Legion (15U) and Senior American Legion (18U) teams that offer a high level of competition through league play and several regional tournaments. There are also light travel teams in all senior age groups. They play in the ICBL League.
The All-Star Break! June - August
Each year Mt. Airy Baseball enters teams in post-season tournaments. We compete with many of the best players in the Philadelphia area. The tournaments are held in late June, July and early August. Players are selected based on ability and availability.
We plan to enter teams in the 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 age groups. The Senior League teams will also enter tournaments.
In every activity we strive to encourage in the girls and boys of Mt Airy:
Honest play cooperation, sportsmanship and commitment to team effort.
• Coordination, stamina, strength and alertness necessary for athletic achievement
• Competitive spirit that is passionate, but fair, striving for both individual and group accomplishment
• Trust and respect for adults who provide instruction and guidance
• Love of baseball and familiarity with its history and proper play
In addition, our activities reinforce the basic trust and understanding among adults in Mt. Airy. No differences due to race, class, gender, sexual orientation, or religious belief should bar full participation in our league by any child or adult. Further, no child will be denied participation for inability to pay.
Mt. Airy Baseball has been providing play and instruction to Philadelphia boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 17 for more than thirty years. In that time, the league has grown from twenty players on two teams to more than 600 players in five age divisions, playing on 50 teams.
We have no paid staff. Volunteers make all of this possible. They are coaches, assistant coaches, concession workers, groundskeepers, board members and more. We are a cooperative effort by neighbors for neighbors. Fees make up about 2/3 of the League’s budget. The rest is made up through various fundraising activities such as team sponsorships, outfield banners, donations and merchandise sales.