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Welcome to the Mars Baseball Association online registration system!

Please select your registration from the list below.  If you wish to register more than one individual or register an individual for more than one of the available programs, simply click theRegister Another Individualbutton on the Registration Review page after you have completed the first registration.

If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact us at


GIANT EAGLE CARDS
If you have Giant Eagle credits and would like to apply them to your registration fees, please click "pay by check" rather than paying by credit card.  We will then apply your credits and you will need to write a check for the balance or pay the balance by credit card. 


REFUND POLICY

All monies paid for registration fees are NONREFUNDABLE.



PLAYING UP/New Age Determination Date
Little League and certain other baseball organizations such as PONY Baseball have changed the age determination date from April 30 to August 31.  The baseball year runs from September 1 through August 31.  As a result, a player's actual age will not be higher than their league age during any portion of the baseball year.  For example, a player who turns 12 on September 1 will be a 12U play from September 1 through August 31 of the following year.  Additionally, a player who turns 12 on August 31 will be 11 for most of the baseball year because he turns 12 at the very end of the baseball year.  

For purposes of recreational, in-house play, Mars Baseball has an "age or grade policy".  In other words, players can play in an in-house league according to their age as of April 30 or they can "play up" in the league where the majority of their classmates play.  In other words, players born between May 1 and August 31 who started kindergarten when they were 5 are allowed to "play up" so that they can play with their classmates.  However, players born between May 1 and August 31 who started kindergarten when they were 6, should play according to their age as of April 30 so they are playing with the majority of their classmates.  The rationale is that recreational baseball is about development and socializing with friends and classmates.  

For purposes of our travel baseball teams, Mars Baseball is going to consider whether other community travel teams retain the April 30 age determination date or move to an August 31 age determination date.  Because Mars Baseball travel teams play against AAU teams and other community travel teams, the Board's decision is largely dependent on ensuring that our teams have tournaments in which to play.  The decision will be made as soon as is practicable.  

Other than stated above, no other play up requests will be considered.

 

2020 Fast Pitch Winter Training

For $125, Mars Bastpiitch will be running organized winter training sessions for Mars Fastpitch players on the following dates:

Monday, January 13 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at NOS Brickyard
Monday, January 27 from 5:30 to 7 pm at NOS Brickyard
Monday, February 10 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at NOS Brickyard
Monday, February 24 from 5:30 to 7 pm at NOS Brickyard
Thursday, March 5 from 7:30 to 9 pm at NOS Route 228
Thursday, March 12 from 7:30 to 9 pm at NOS Route 228

Players will receive instruction on hitting, throwing and fielding.  

Here are the some expectations for both players and parents:
1.  Only parents who are helping with a practice will be permitted in the training area.  No other parents or siblings will be permitted in the training area.

2.  Players are expected to arrive a minimum of 5 minutes before any scheduled practice so they can arrange their gear and be ready to begin practice promptly at the scheduled start time.

 

Opened: 10/01/2019

2020 T-Ball Winter Skills Clinic

For $75, Mars Baseball will be running organized winter training sessions for Spring 2020 T-ball players (4-6 years old) at No Offseason Baseball on Brickyard Road Sundays from 3 to 4:30 pm on the following dates:

Jan. 5, 19

 Feb. 2, 16 

 

Players also can sign up for the Farm American Winter Training Program if they would like to attend 8 Sundays in a row.  In addition, if players have to miss a T-ball session, it can be made up by attending a Farm American session on Jan 12, 26, Feb 9 or 23.

Players will receive instruction on hitting, throwing and fielding.  

Here are the some expectations for both players and parents:
1.  Only parents who are helping with a practice will be permitted in the training area.  No other parents or siblings will be permitted in the training area.

2.  Players are expected to arrive a minimum of 5 minutes before any scheduled practice so they can arrange their gear and be ready to begin practice promptly at the scheduled start time.

 

Opened: 10/01/2019

2020 Farm Winter Skills Clinic (for 6U and 7U Players)

For $75, Mars Baseball will be running organized winter training sessions for Spring 2020 Farm American players (first year coach pitch players) (5-7 years old) at No Offseason Baseball on Brickyard Road on Sundays from 3-4:30 pm on the following dates:

January 12, 26, February 9, 23

Players will receive instruction on hitting, throwing and fielding.  

Players also can sign up for the T-Ball Winter Training Program if they would like to attend 8 Sundays in a row.  In addition, if players have to miss a Farm American session, it can be made up by attending a T-Ball session on Jan 5, 19, Feb 2 or 16.

Here are the some expectations for both players and parents:
1.  Only parents who are helping with a practice will be permitted in the training area.  No other parents or siblings will be permitted in the training area.

2.  Players are expected to arrive a minimum of 5 minutes before any scheduled practice so they can arrange their gear and be ready to begin practice promptly at the scheduled start time.

 

Opened: 10/01/2019

2020 7U/8U Winter Training

Monday evenings from 5:30 to 7 pm on the following dates at No Offseason Baseball on Brickyard Road: Jan 6, 13, 20, Feb. 3, 10, 17, March 2, 9 (no session on Jan 27 or Feb 24)

There will be 8 practice sessions (1 session per week) with instruction on hitting, throwing and fielding.   We will allow a limited number of players in this session so register ASAP!

There will be one experienced coach at each session.  However, we also need parent volunteers as additional helpers in each session.

 
This program costs $160.

 

Here are the some expectations for both players and parents:
1.  Only parents who are helping with a practice will be permitted in the training area.  No other parents or siblings will be permitted in the training area.

2.  Players should dress like Mars Baseball players at every practice by wearing a Mars Baseball jersey.  Baseball pants and hats are not required.

3.  Players are expected to arrive a minimum of 5 minutes before any scheduled practice so they can arrange their gear and be ready to begin practice promptly at the scheduled start time.

4.  Players are expected to be serious about baseball during every practice.  No horseplay during practice.

Opened: 10/01/2019

This program is currently full. We are no longer accepting applications for this program.

2020 8U Winter Training

Monday evenings from 7 to 8:30 pm on the following dates at No Offseason Baseball on Brickyard Road: Jan 6, 20, 27, Feb 3, 17, 24, Mar 2, 9 (no sessions on Jan 13 or Feb 10)


There will be 8 practice sessions with instruction on hitting, throwing and fielding. We will allow a limited number of players in each session.

There will be at least one experienced instructor at each session.  However, we also need parent volunteers as additional helpers in each session.

This program costs $160.

Here are the some expectations for both players and parents:
1.  Only parents who are helping with a practice will be permitted in the training area.  No other parents or siblings will be permitted in the training area.

2.  Players should dress like Mars Baseball players at every practice by wearing a Mars Baseball jersey.  Baseball pants and hats are not required.

3.  Players are expected to arrive a minimum of 5 minutes before any scheduled practice so they can arrange their gear and be ready to begin practice promptly at the scheduled start time.

4.  Players are expected to be serious about baseball during every practice.  No horseplay during practice.

Opened: 10/01/2019

This program is currently full. We are no longer accepting applications for this program.

2020 9U/10U Winter Training

Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9 pm at No Offseason Baseball on Route 228 in Valencia on the following dates: Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27

There will be 8 practice sessions with instruction on hitting, pitching and fielding. We will allow a limited number of players per session so register ASAP!

There will be at least one experienced instructor at each session.  However, we also need parent volunteers as additional helpers in each session.

 
This program costs $160.

 

Here are the some expectations for both players and parents:
1.  Only parents who are helping with a practice will be permitted in the training area.  No other parents or siblings will be permitted in the training area.

2.  Players should dress like Mars Baseball players at every practice by wearing a Mars Baseball jersey.  Baseball pants and hats are not required.

3.  Players are expected to arrive a minimum of 5 minutes before any scheduled practice so they can arrange their gear and be ready to begin practice promptly at the scheduled start time.

4.  Players are expected to be serious about baseball during every practice.  No horseplay during practice.

Opened: 10/01/2019

This program is currently full. We are no longer accepting applications for this program.

2020 11U/12U Winter Training

 

Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9 pm at No Offseason Baseball on Route 228 in Valencia on the following dates: Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27

There will be 8 practice sessions with instruction on hitting, pitching and fielding. ​ We will allow a limited number of players per session so register ASAP!

There will be at least one experienced instructor at each session.  However, we also need parent volunteers as additional helpers in each session.

 
This program costs $160.

 

Here are the some expectations for both players and parents:
1.  Only parents who are helping with a practice will be permitted in the training area.  No other parents or siblings will be permitted in the training area.

2.  Players should dress like Mars Baseball players at every practice by wearing a Mars Baseball jersey.  Baseball pants and hats are not required.

3.  Players are expected to arrive a minimum of 5 minutes before any scheduled practice so they can arrange their gear and be ready to begin practice promptly at the scheduled start time.

4.  Players are expected to be serious about baseball during every practice.  No horseplay during practice.

Opened: 10/01/2019

2020 13U and Older Winter Training

Sunday mornings from 9 am to 11 am from January 5 through March 8 at No Offseason Baseball on Route 228
 

There will be 10 practice sessions (1 session per week) with instruction on hitting, pitching and fielding. We will allow a limited number of players in every session so register ASAP!

 

There also will be a handful of sessions prior to January 1.


This program costs $195.

 

Here are the some expectations for both players and parents:
1.  Only parents who are helping with a practice will be permitted in the training area.  No other parents or siblings will be permitted in the training area.

2.  Players should dress like Mars Baseball players at every practice by wearing a Mars Baseball jersey and baseball pants.  

3.  Players are expected to arrive a minimum of 5 minutes before any scheduled practice so they can arrange their gear and be ready to begin practice promptly at the scheduled start time.

4.  Players are expected to be serious about baseball during every practice.  No horseplay during practice.

Opened: 10/01/2019

Spring 2020 T-Ball/Intro to Coach Pitch (ages 4-6)

What: T-Ball/Introduction to Coach pitch league

Ages: Players who are 4 through 6 years old as of April 30, 2020

MBA Recommendation: All 4 and 5 year olds should play T-ball/Intro to Coach Pitch regardless of skill, attention level or prior baseball experience.  All 6 year olds who are not ready to play a 5 inning coach pitch game should also play in the T-ball/Intro to Coach Pitch League. 

Rules: A Reduced Injury Factor (RIF) baseball will be used. It is the same size as a regulation baseball, but it is softer. At the beginning of the season, all players will hit from a batting tee.  Toward the end of the season, coach pitch will be introduced. We use 50 foot bases.

Team Announcements: You will receive notification of your child’s team placement on or before March 31, 2019.

Practices: Practices will begin on or after April 1, 2020.  Teams will be scheduled to practice once or twice each week from April 1 through Baseball Opening Day.

Baseball Opening Day likely will be Saturday, April 18 or 25, 2020.  All teams will play at least one game and pictures will be taken.

Season Length (games): Baseball Opening Day through June 15, 2020. 

Typical Game Schedule: We will make every effort to make sure that every team plays a minimum of 10 games (weather permitting).

Games Per Week: During the first part of the season, teams will have one practice and one game each week.  (NOTE, If there are an odd number of teams, then each week one team may be asked play two games.)  Toward the end of the season, most teams likely will have 2 games during week and may have a reduced number of practices. 

Weekly Practice and Game Schedule:  Practices will be scheduled at 6 pm on Monday through Friday, and starting at 9am Saturdays.  No practices/games will be scheduled on Sundays.

Practice and Game Locations: Adams Township Park

Team Assignments: Players will be placed on teams without a formal player evaluation. The Commissioner will attempt to balance teams based on the age of the players and the known skill level of the players.

Player Requests:  If two players want to play with each other, both must submit the same request. Although we cannot guarantee any placement request, we will try to honor placement requests between 2 players so long as both request to play together and we can still maintain a proportional balance of ages and abilities on teams.  No requests to play for a certain coach are permitted.

Equipment Provided/Equipment Needed: The league provides hats, jerseys and practice/game balls.  Although the league provides a few team helmets, most players purchase their own helmet for sanitary and safety reasons. Most players prefer to purchase their own bat although the league provides a limited number of team bats.  Players will also need to purchase gray baseball pants and cleats and may want to purchase a bat bag.

Commissioner: If you are interested in being the Commissioner, please e-mail marsbaseball@hotmail.com in January, 2020.   

Base Cost: $135.00

Opened: 11/15/2019
Closes: 02/28/2020

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 05/01/2012 and 04/30/2015

Spring 2020 Farm (6U to 8U)

Please read about all three of our Farm Leagues prior to registering.

Here is some general information that applies to all three of our Farm Leagues:

Baseball Opening Day has not been officially scheduled yet but likely will be April 18 or 25, 2020.  All teams will play at least one game and pictures will be taken. 

League Festivals: League Festivals will take place on Saturday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 for all Farm Leagues.  We try to schedule all teams to play 2 games that day (games might be a little shorter than normal).  It is a fun way to end the season!

Team Announcements: You will receive notification of your child’s team placement on or before March 31, 2018.

Practices: Teams will be scheduled to practice twice each week from April 1 through Baseball Opening Day.

Season Length (games): Baseball Opening Day through June 15, 2020. 

Typical Game Schedule: 14 scheduled games per team.  We will make every effort to make sure that every team plays a minimum of 12 games (weather permitting).

Games Per Week: Typically two games per week (including the weekends). 

Scheduled Days of Practices and Games: Other than the Farm American Festival on June 10, no practices or games will be scheduled on Sundays.

Time of Games: The earliest game on Saturday will be 9am.  During the week, games will begin at 6:15 pm. 

Practice and Game Locations: Valencia, Adams 1&2, Adams Township Park, No Offseason Baseball

Player Requests: If two players want to play with each other, both must submit the same request. Although we cannot guarantee any placement request, we will try to honor placement requests between 2 players so long as both request to play together and we can still maintain a proportional balance of ages and abilities on teams.  No requests to play for a certain coach are permitted.

Practices: Practices will begin on or after April 1, 2020.

Commissioner: Please e-mail marsbaseball@hotmail.com in January, 2020 if you would like to be a Commissioner of one of the Farm Leagues.  

Equipment Provided/Equipment Needed: The league provides hats, jerseys and practice/game balls.  Most players prefer to purchase their own bat although the league provides a limited number of team bats.  Players will also need to purchase a helmet, gray baseball pants and cleats and may want to purchase a bat bag.
 

The Farm American League (6U as of April 30, 2020)

What: Coach pitch league

Ages: Players who are 6 as of April 30, 2020.  First year coach pitch players who are 7 may play in this league upon request.

MBA Recommendation: All 6 year olds who are ready for coach pitch and, upon request, any 7 year old who has not previously played coach pitch should play in the Farm American League.  

Rules: A Reduced Injury Factor (RIF) baseball will be used. It is the same size as a regulation baseball, but it is softer. Batters will receive 8 pitches from the coach. If they don't hit the ball, then they will have the opportunity to hit the ball with soft toss. The entire season is coach pitch.  Games are 5 innings in length with a time limit of one and half hours.

Team Assignments: Players will be placed on teams without a formal player evaluation. The Commissioner will attempt to balance teams based on the age of the players and the known skill level of the players.

The Farm National 7U League (7U ONLY as of April 30, 2020)

What: Coach pitch league

Ages: Players who are 7 as of April 30, 2020

MBA Recommendation: All 7 year olds who have previously played at least one coach pitch season and who are ready to handle the three strikes and you’re out rule should play in the Farm National 7U League.

Rules: We use a standard little league baseball in the Farm 7 league that is harder than the Reduced Injury Factor ball used in the Farm American league. Batters will receive 7 pitches from the coach. If they don't hit the ball or have 3 swinging strikes, the batter is out. The entire season is coach pitch.  Games are 6 innings in length with a two hour time limit.

Team Assignments: Players will be placed on teams without a formal player evaluation. The Commissioner will attempt to balance teams based on the age of the players and the known skill level of the players.

The Farm National 8U League (8U ONLY as of April 30, 2020)

What: Coach pitch/transition to kid pitch league

Ages: Players who are 8 as of April 30, 2020

MBA Recommendation: All 8 year olds who have previously played at least one coach pitch season and who are ready to face pitching by players should play in the Farm National 8U League.

Rules: We use a standard little league baseball in the Farm 8 league that is harder than the Reduced Injury Factor ball used in the Farm American league.  On Opening Day, the games will be 6 innings of coach pitch.  For every other game during the season, the games will be 4 innings of coach pitch and 2 innings of kid pitch.  During the coach pitch portion of the game, batters will receive 7 pitches from the coach. If they don't hit the ball or have 3 swinging strikes, the batter is out.  During the kid pitch portion of the game, the batters are out after three strikes but a coach will finish pitching an at bat after four balls.  Games are 6 innings in length with a two hour time limit.

Team Assignments: Players will be placed on teams after a formal player evaluation.  All registered players are requested to attend. At an in person meeting with the Commissioner and Head Coach of each team, teams will be balanced based on the evaluated skill level of the players.

Base Cost: $140.00

Opened: 11/15/2019
Late date/fee: 02/28/2020$25.00
Closes: 03/31/2020

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 05/01/2011 and 04/30/2014

Spring 2020 Minor (ages 9-10)

What: The Minor League is the first level of kid pitch.  The pitching distance is 46 feet.  All players must play a minimum of 2 innings in the infield.  No player may pitch more than 2 innings during any game.

Ages: Players who are 9 or 10 as of April 30, 2020

Team Announcements: You will receive notification of your child’s team placement on or before March 31, 2020

Practices: Practices will begin on or after April 1, 2020.  Teams will be scheduled to practice twice each week from April 1 through Baseball Opening Day.

Practice Times: Practices will be scheduled as early as 5 pm on Monday through Friday.  Practices may also be scheduled on Saturdays and on Sunday afternoons.  

Baseball Opening Day has not been officially scheduled but likely will be Saturday, April 18 or 25. All teams will play at least one game and pictures will be taken.

Season Length (games): Baseball Opening Day through June 22, 2020. 

Typical Game Schedule: 13 scheduled regular season games plus playoffs.  We will make every effort to make sure that every team plays a minimum of 12 games during the regular season (weather permitting).  Games will not be played on Tuesdays or Sundays.

Time of Games: The earliest game on Saturday will be 10 am.  During the week, games will begin at 6:15 pm.

Practice and Game Locations: Adams 1&2 and Adams Township Park

Team Assignments: Players will be placed on teams after a formal player evaluation.  At an in person meeting with the Commissioner and Head Coach of each team, teams will be balanced based on the evaluated skill level of the players (and the pitching will be scrutinized closely).

Player Requests:  If two players want to play with each other, both must submit the same request.  Although we cannot guarantee any placement request, we will try to honor placement requests between 2 players so long as both request to play request to play together and we can still maintain a proportional balance of ages and abilities on teams.  No requests to play for a certain coach are permitted.  

Commissioner: If you are interested in being a 9U or a 10U Commissioner, please e-mail marsbaseball@hotmail.com in January, 2020. 

Equipment Provided/Equipment Needed: The league provides hats, jerseys and practice/game balls.  Most players prefer to purchase their own bat although they can typically borrow a bat from a teammate.  Players will also need to purchase a helmet, gray baseball pants and cleats and may want to purchase a bat bag.
 

Base Cost: $165.00

Opened: 11/15/2019
Late date/fee: 02/28/2020$25.00
Closes: 03/31/2020

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 05/01/2009 and 04/30/2012

Spring 2020 Bronco (ages 11-12)

Baseball league for 11 and 12 year old players as of April 30, 2020.  There will be travel to play some games at fields of neighboring baseball organizations.

There will be an evaluation session in March to be used to evaluate all participants for purposes of assigning them to teams. 

 

Base Cost: $185.00

Opened: 11/15/2019
Late date/fee: 02/28/2020$25.00
Closes: 03/31/2020

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 05/01/2006 and 04/30/2009

Spring 2020 Pony (ages 13-14)

Baseball league for 13 and 14 year old players as of April 30, 2020.  Teams will travel to games at fields of other area baseball organizations.

 

Base Cost: $125.00

Opened: 11/15/2019
Closes: 03/31/2020

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 05/01/2005 and 04/30/2008

Spring 2020 High School (15U and Older)

Baseball league for high school baseball players who, in the 2019-20 school year are freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.   

This is a competitive baseball league - not a rec level league.

 

Base Cost: $85.00

Opened: 11/15/2019
Closes: 03/31/2020

Open to: Boys & Girls
born between: 05/01/2000 and 04/30/2006