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  • Work Party - 3/1/14 Saturday 8am-12pm
  • Rain Outs call: 215-487-1559
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2014 - " I " ballplayers ONLY late registration
2014 - Father's Day weekend Tournament REGISTRATION



Breakdowns occured on March 16th!!! Coaches will be contacting players very soon!!

We have the following slots available to fill:
Pony Level - Currently Full
A/AA Combined Level – Need 7 More

B Level - Currently Full

C Level – Currently Full

I Level - 6

Please use the appropriate form under the online forms for the level you are registering (I Ball or Above). We are only accepting online registration at this point. Payment must be received before being assigned. We will fill these slots at the end of each week based on registration that are received and paid. Players are assigned to the next team that needs them (not by organization). Players registering for the C/B Level may only be eligible for the C Level depending on when we are able to start tryouts. Once the available slots are filled, registration for that level will close.


Due to weather and not being able to complete the work on the fields in time....






ROSTERS ARE DUE NOW!! Please drop them off if you have not already!!!!



See below for the link for how to use the new pitching machines!!

Louisville Slugger Blue Flame:


 Upcoming Meetings!

Mark Your Calendars - - - May's Meetings

TBD - Advisory Board Meeting

Wednesday, May 7th at 7:00 pm - General Body Meeting


Currently, only 4 members of the General Body have obtained votings rights (less than 1% of the families in our League have someone with voting rights). The voting membership consists of the Advisory Board and those General Body members who have attended 4 of the last 8 General Body meetings.

Registration for T-Ball or Coach Pitch


Giant's AA

Saturday, March 29th 11:00AM until 1:00PM

21st Ward Clubhouse

Any questions please contact


Indian's AA

Saturday, March 29th 10:00AM until Noon

Sunday, March 30th 10:00AM until Noon

21st Ward Clubhouse

Any questions please contact


Tiger's AA


Orioles AA


Panther's AA


Athletics AA





Tournament Coaches Needed!


If you're interested in coaching a Tournament Team for our "Father's Day Weekend Classic" on June 13th - 15th.

Please submit your name to either your Organization President or a member of the elected board no later then March 31st.  Keep in mind that you must be an active coach, in good standings, to be eligible for consideration.

We have the following age levels that we need coaches;

Roxborough Teams


10U - OPEN

11U - OPEN (2015 Cooperstown Team Manager)

12U - OPEN

13U - OPEN **

14U - OPEN **


**We are currently trying to fill both 13U and 14U teams but this level is generally the hardest to field teams.  There is a chance we will combine 13U and 14U.

Please check back for further details on this year's tournament and of course if you know any team looking for a great weekend of baseball, you know where to send them.


2014 Gioquindo Award
Each year the 21st Ward Junior League presents the Gioquindo Award for courage to one of our players. Mike Gioquindo, the Award's namesake, is one of our most beloved coaches. umpires and friends. Currently a Phillies employee, Mike discovered he had cancer while umping and coaching in our League. He continued these activities thru his illness and still does today when time allows.  
We know that there are others in our League who face challenges every day and still participate in our programs. We want to recognize this Spirit so that these players can inspire us the way that Mike has and continues to do. 

If you know of a deserving player - please send a short email describing the challenge that this player has faced and how he or she faced it. Please send emails to Dan O'Connor at
Nominations are due by April 7, 2014.

Criminal and Child Abuse Clearances

Beginning this season, all managers, coaches and umpires must have their criminal background clearance and child abuse clearance. This is mandated by Parks and Recreation from which we receive many of the permits for the fields that we utilize and will also be required at our complex.

If you plan to manage, coach or umpire, we thank you and hope you understand this requirement as it is in the best interest of the children. Please follow the links below. The criminal background check usually is returned instantaneously online. That report has to be sent with the child abuse clearance form you can find using the bottom link (also found under our handouts to the left). This typically takes 2-3 weeks to be returned. Once you receive your clearances back, please provide a copy to your organizational president. They will provide all the forms to the Board. Please be assured that information is kept confidential.



Building Maintenance 2014


The 21st Ward Junior Baseball League is looking for volunteers to join the Building Maintenance Crew. There is currently a ton of work at our building to get ready for our 2014 baseball season. Please contact Nick Rosley at 215-817-6061 or . Volunteers need to respond by 2/28/14.


In helping with the building, you will need to use your own tools etc. Volunteers with pickup trucks would make a huge difference so we can get rid of trash etc. We are dedicated to making a memorable experience for the kids and supply them with a safe, reliable and presentable appearance.


Field Maintenance 2014


The 21st Ward Junior Baseball League is looking for volunteers to join the Field Maintenance Crew. There is currently a ton of work at our fields to get ready for our 2014 baseball season. Please contact Joe Rauscher at 267-257-4707 or  . Volunteers need to respond by 2/28/14.

We provide most of the tools needed like mowers, trimmers etc. Volunteers with pickup trucks would make a huge difference so we can get rid of trash etc. We are dedicated to making a memorable experience for the kids and supply them with a safe, reliable and presentable appearance.



Work Parties 2014


The following dates are for work parties for all Coaches, Parents, and Volunteers:


3/1/14 Saturday 8am-12pm


3/8/14 Saturday 8am-12pm


3/15/14 Saturday 8am-12pm


3/22/14 Saturday 8am-12pm


3/29/14 Saturday 8am-12pm


4/5/14 Saturday 8am-12pm


4/6/14 Sunday 8am-12pm


From 4/7/14-4/11/14: As needed to set up for Opening Day (Time TBA)


Opening Day 4/12/14 Early Morning Setup/Prep (Time TBA)


All work counts towards your work party hours for the 2014 Season.


Names, dates and length of time will be saved in a log file and submitted to the Advisory Board.




Be part of something great in 2014


Click on our "Handout" tab for information on our 2014 Sponsorships.  Should you have any questions or need additional information please reach out to Jim Marino, Ways & Means Committee Chairman at 215-487-7471 or email

21st Ward Junior League

Providing Baseball & Softball for Children since 1957


Sponsors for the 2013 Junior League Season as of April 26, 2013



Kingkiner Tree Service



Maria’s Ristorante on Summit



Adam's Carpets


Continental Bank


Councilman Jim Kenney

DeBellis & Sons Construction

Marchiano’s Bakery

Michini Heating and Cooling

Roxborough Ridge Runners Car Club

Slawek Orthodontics

Stanley's True Value Hardware

WAWA, Inc.


Barry's Steaks

Casselli's Restaurant

East River Bank

Gentle Approach Dog Training

Henry James Saloon

Hi-Spot Bowling

Holod's True Value Hardware

Mel's Kitchen

The Men's Club

Mike McBride Allstate

Mister P Pizza & Pasta

Murphy Roofing

Go Orioles! From Ragusa Family

Philmont Heating & Air Conditioning

Pina's Pizza

Roxborough Mr. Storage

St. Chris Care at East Falls

Spanky’s Pub

Summit Spine & Wellness

Titan Landscaping

Worldwide Aquarium 

Ye Olde Ale House



Boardman-Hamilton Insurance

Dr. Ralph’s Automotive Services

Lisa Regan, Author

Roma’s Pizza

Salon Expressions

T & F Farmers Pride 


Be part of Something Big at the 21st Ward League  - Be a Sponsor!!!


Sponsor packets can be downloaded from the Handouts tab to the left.




2014 Philadelphia University RAMS Baseball COACHES Clinics


Date: Sunday 3/23/14 @11a.m


Location: Philadelphia University 4201 Henry Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19144 (GYM)


Host: Pat Horvath- Head Coach Philadelphia University Rams Baseball & Rams Baseball players


Topic: Coaching/Open Forum (Coaches are expected to participate in drills)


Cost: FREE


Audience: Coaches, Board Members


Registration: Must register through 21st Ward Junior League Baseball’s Website to be eligible


Equipment: Gloves necessary



Philadelphia University Rams Baseball invites the 21st Ward Junior League for our 1st Coaches Clinic of 2014. This clinic will be hosted by Pat Horvath (Head Coach) of Philadelphia University Rams Baseball and Rams Baseball players. This clinic will run as an open forum. We are encouraged to have all of our questions prepared prior to our clinic and expected to participate in the drills!


This clinic will focus on how to get the most out of practice while incorporating hitting, defense, pitching, and base running. 21st Ward coaches are expected to participate in the drills and ask questions.


Topics that will be discussed:

-          Proper Team warm-up

-          Getting the most out of a 1 ½ hour practice

-          Incorporating game like situations into practice

-          Base running, hitting, defense, and pitching

-          Planning practices based on age group

-          How to make sure that the players are having fun but getting better at the same time


It is in the best interest of our League to have all coaches representing 21st Ward attend this free clinic. A registration link will be posted on 21st Ward’s website. Please fill out the registration form to be eligible for this clinic.  Any questions contact Nick Rosley ( or 215-817-6061).



 Thanks to all who joined our baseball community on Saturday, May 11th, as we celebrated the naming of the 'Old Line Road' field for former 21st Ward Commissioner and long time A's president and coach Jack Horgan.

The rain held off and ceremony began at 11am and was attended by close to 200 people, a reception followed for the family and the A's and Giants C teams played the first official game on the field with the Giants prevailing in 8 innings!!!

A great day for the 21st Ward Baseball/Softball family!!!!


Organizational Call-ups!!

The list for who each organization calls up from has been posted under the handouts!!


Rain Outs Hotline: 215-487-1559
Fillies Softball Web Site
Click on Fillies logo above to visit their website.
Smoke Free Complex!!!
The Complex is a Smoke Free Facility . . .

Please refrain from smoking on the Fields, in the Driveway, at the Snack Stand, etc.

For more information on going Smoke Free - visit the Smoke Free Philly website (just click on the logo)
Players' Pledge

Win or lose, I pledge to do the best I can, to be a team player,
to respect my teammates, my opponents, the coaches, and umpires
and to improve myself in spirit, mind, and body.

Parents' Pledge

I will teach all children to play fair and do their best.
I will positively support all managers, coaches, and players.
I will respect the decisions of the umpires.
I will praise a good effort despite the outcome of the game.

The 21st Ward Junior League is a non-profit organization
that serves the children of Northwest Philadelphia (the 21st Ward).

We have no paid employees, and can provide sports activities to resident children only through volunteer efforts and participation. Fees are designed to cover the cost of the baseball and softball programs that we offer. The parents or guardians of each child participating in the League's programs are asked to provide 2 hours of time per season in field maintenance and trash pickup to enable us to keep costs low and to maintain our quality facilities that are enjoyed by all.

Contacting The Junior League

2) To send email to a League Officer or Board Member, go to the League Contacts and select mail for that official, if available. If email is not available, please choose another Officer/ or Board Member and your email will be forwarded.

3) BY PHONE,or to check for rainouts: 215-487-1559

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