Welcome to the home of The Manalapan Baseball and Softball Association
We are currently celebrating our 50th anniversary of bringing the great games of baseball and softball to the youth of Manalapan and Englishtown!! Every year we have approximately 1000 players swinging bats, throwing & catching balls, making new friends, seeing old friends and keeping Legion Field and The Manalapan Rec filled with our neighbors enjoying our national pastime. We are proud of the tradition MBSA continues each year and will work hard to make sure it endures well into the future for our neighborhoods. MBSA is working extremely hard to continue bringing our town the very best youth baseball and softball experience possible and have some very exciting things in store for the coming year.
MBSA is chartered under Little League Inc. of Williamsport, P.A., Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken of Trenton, NJ, and Little League Inc. Softball and is subject to all rules and regulations contained in their Official Rule Books.
v Registering On-line is Simple v
1. Select ON-LINE REGISTRATION from the menu to the left
2. Enter your login credentials from previous seasons or create a new account.
3. Once logged into the system, select REGISTER ME NOW and follow the prompts.
Payment can be made with a major credit card (visa, mastercard, Discover) or eCheck
Upcoming Travel Events
The 8U braves will be hosting a fundraiser at The Max of Manalapan on 3/1 at 8 AM. $10 to work out and it’s only for 45 mins to 1 hour. Please wear appropriate gym attire.
Manalapan Baseball and Softball Association's new
JUNIOR UMPIRING PROGRAM
Interested candidates must attend a 2-session clinic. Upon completion of the clinic umpires will be assigned to games in our 9 year-old Pony division. The junior umpires will be subject to adult supervision and will be paid for their efforts. Umpires will be scheduled on a First-Come First-Served basis.
Don’t miss MBSA’s 2nd annual Meet Your Manager Day. All Managers and Coaches from T-Ball up through the 9 year-old Pony Division will be on hand to introduce themselves and answer any questions you might have on the coming season.
Get Advice on Equipment Purchases
Meet your new Teammates
MEET YOUR MANAGER DAY
Ages 5-8 and Softball
20% off all in-store merchindise
at Sports Authority
55 Route 9 South Manalapan, NJ
Also around town....
The Manalapan High School Coaching Clinic led by Coach Brian Boyce will be offering the following clinics in coming weeks....
Braves Pre-Season Baseball Clinic- TAKE YOUR LEAD AND GET A GREAT JUMP ON THE SEASON. This clinic will get kids 8-13 ready for the coming season.
Gain a better understanding of the game through:
High intensity Fielding Drills
Increased Baseball IQ
The cost for the clinic is $50. All skill Levels are Welcome.
DAY 1 - March 3 4:45-7PM MHS Gymnasium
DAY 2 - March 4 4:45-7PM MHS Gymnasium
Coaches Clinic - This comprehensive clinic, offerred by Brian Boyce and the Manalapan High School Coaching Staff, demonstrates to volunteer baseball coaches the best ways to teach the games fundamentals to youngters. Whether new to coaching or with years of experience, this clinic will provide insights and efficiencies that will have profound impact on how you run your team practices.
The clinic will prove a treasure trove of valuable info including drills that address: Hitting, Infield Play, Outfield Play, Baserunning, Catching, warm up and conditioning, and much more...
This information is provided for informational purposes only. These clinics are conducted by the Manalapan HS Coaching staff, not the MBSA.
BANNER SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
MBSA'S AMERICAN LEGION FIELD
BANNER SPONSORSHIP A WIN-WIN
Registration revenue alone does not come close to covering all the expenses related to running a youth baseball league like MBSA. Our Sponsors play a critical role in helping us close this revenue gap. In addition, Sponsor support allows us to provide access to an invaluable character-forming program for families who could not otherwise afford to participate.
MBSA is operated entirely by volunteers.100% of your donation goes directly to the league!
We promote our sponsors to hundreds of families, which builds exposure for your business.
Banners displayed on outfield wall at American Legion Field in Englishtown
Banners are 4X8 Vinyl and Full Color
Each banner comes with a rotating banner on our website for only $25 more
Banner Price List
New Sign $300 (includes 1 year)
To Download a Sponsorship Info Sheet in PDF Format Click Here
Fancy yourself a Baseball professor? A Rules Savant?
Think there's more baseball knowledge in that left pinky of yours than last Saturday's ump? It's time to see what you really do know. Every few days in this spot you'll find a new scenario that tests your command of even the most arcane baseball rules. If you think you know the answer, send me an email. If you are correct and you hurry, you can have your genius broadcast to the world.
The first 5 people to email the correct answer to email@example.com will have their name and answer gloriously emblazoned on this site for all to see and revere. And no googling either. This challange is to test your knowldge of baseball rules, not search engines.
February 10. Come on guys, I wanna post some new names up here. Lets see your baseball smarts...
With the bases loaded and 2 outs the batter walks. The catcher throws to the first baseman, but the ball gets by him to right field. All the runners score with the batter reaching 2B. The defense appeals that the batter-runner missed first. The umpire agrees and calls him out. How many runs score?
Previous Weeks Questions
Question 3: If the base coach slaps hands with a runner as he passes while the ball is alive, is the runner out?
No. This is a judgement call. If the base coach, by touching or holding the runner, physically assists that runner in returning to or leaving the base, the runner is out. Merely a hand slap or pat on the back is not grounds for an out. Rule 7.09(I).
Question 2: The shortstop has the ball much too far from the runner advancing from 2nd base to tag him. The runner zig-zags 6 feet to each side of the baseline as he retreats to second. Is he out for running out of the baseline?
Wow. You guys really struggled with this one. Congratulations to Greg Guarneri who was the only one to get the correct answer. Rule 7.08(a)(1) applies at the time the runner moves out of the baseline "to avoid a tag", not before. The key here is that if the runner is not directly avoiding a tag he may take whatever route he wishes including all the way to the outfield wall.
Question 1:IF A PITCH HITS THE GROUND, THEN HITS THE BATTER, AND THE BATTER DID NOT SWING, IS THE BATTER ENTITLED TO FIRST BASE?
The batter is entitled to first base. A pitch is a ball delviered to the batter by the pitcher. It doesn't have to be in-flight to be a pitch. The batter can hit a ball off the ground and it is a legal hit. The ball is dead when it hits the batter. The batter is awarde first. Rule 2.00 Pitch, 5.09(a), 6.08(b).
Rutgers SAFETY Certification
New Session Added
The next Rutgers SAFETY course will be held on:
Monday, November 25, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Class will be held in the Court Room located within the Municipal Building at 120 Route 522
Any coach needing to have their picture taken for their ID card will have the opportunity following the clinic.
If you are interested in attending you may call 732-446-8355
When coaching players ages 9 to 12, it's always a good idea to begin each season by reinforcing a few fundamental skills.Players will be joining your team with different levels of baseball experience and it's important to make sure each player understands basic skills such as throwing and catching before trying to teach them anything more advanced. Because most kids are playing multiple sports at this age, going to back to the basics will help to re-focus their attention on the upcoming season.
The level of detail you present to your team will be dependent on the age you are coaching. For younger players, basics like keeping the ball up with the elbow at the same height of the shoulder and making certain the players knee, hip, and shoulder are pointing to the target should suffice, where with older kids the more subtle components of throwing like grip and wrist action should be emphasized.
Remember, when it comes to throwing a baseball, repetition is key. Give each player plenty of repetitions and be sure to continually emphasize balance, direction and follow-through.