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FALL BALL SEASON - REGISTRATION IS OPEN

$50 Per Player "50 Year Anniversary Special $50"

~7 weeks - starting Saturday, September 10th through Saturday, October 22nd

Open to boys and girls who reside in Montgomery, Rocky Hill and Princeton*!

If you have any questions, please send an email to:

greg.swerdlow@gmail.com for player ages 4 to 12 years old; 

jcarver@mtsd.us for player ages 13 years old and up.

 *Princeton residents ages 4 - 12 are eligible to play Montgomery Baseball under the Cal Ripken Charter.

*Princeton residents ages 13-18 are covered by the West Windsor Baseball Babe Ruth Charter; therefore are not permitted to play in Montgomery. 

 

Pre K to 6th Grade:

Fall Cougar Cubs - This program is for players who will be entering pre-K and Kindergarten in the Fall. Cubs will meet once per week on Saturday afternoons 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

Fall Ball Prospects - For players entering 1st or 2nd grade. Prospects meet once per week on Saturday afternoons 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM.

Fall Ball Minors - For players entering 3rd grade and 4th grade. Minors will play games once per week, NO practices, on Saturday mornings 11:00 AM - 12:45/1:00 PM. Plays against other Montgomery teams and may play 1-2 season games against Hopewell teams at home or at nearby Hopewell. 

Fall Ball Majors - For players entering 5th and 6th grade. This program plays ~1-2 games per week, NO practices, sometimes a week night and on each Saturday, times vary. Plays against other Montgomery teams in house and against Hopewell teams at home or at nearby Hopewell. This is an exciting program for players new to the 50/70 program and we are excited to once again be a part of it!

7th to 10th Grade:

The Babe Ruth Clinic Series:

The 7th to 10th grade program will be a 5 session clinic program during the Fall weeks led by our very own Montgomery Baseball League and professional minor league baseball player JOSH PREVOST. Josh will run a series of 90 minute clinics on the 60/90 field (McKnight Complex Field H) and bring his experience from his current season Port St. Lucie METS, the High-A affiliate of the Major League NY Mets.

Don't miss out! This program will be restricted to the first 25 registrants! REGISTER NOW!

Preliminary Clinic Session Schedule (subject to change and will be held on Thursday or Friday or Saturday):

  • Friday, September 16, 6:30PM
  • Saturday, September 24, 12:30PM
  • Friday, October 7, 6:30PM
  • Saturday, October 15, 12:30PM
  • Friday, October 21, 6:30PM

BONUS: Included in the $50 program fee will be a FREE MBL Practice Shirt!

 *All programs are subject to modifications based on the number of registrations per program.

CLICK HERE to register!


Outdoor Movie Night - Saturday, September 17th 6:30 PM (Movie Starts after Sunset)!

McKnight Complex - Field H This community-wide event is FREE and open to all!

The Concession Stand will be open!

 

 

 


  

Josh Prevost NY METS Minor League Player and Special Guests!

FREE Meet and Greet Clinic Session - Saturday in Late September and Early October - (ONE clinic for 46/60 players and ONE clinic for 50/70 players) - TBD


PHILLIES vs. METS (Citizens Ball Park, Philadelphia, PA)

Saturday, October 1st 7:00 PM

MBL road trip to Citizens Ball Park in Philadelphia to see the NY Mets vs the Philadelphia Phillies

Purchase tickets now! 

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets!

 


   

SAVE THE DATE!  This year's Montgomery FunFest at the Princeton Airport will take place on Sunday, September 25th, 12PM-5PM.

Montgomery Baseball will be at the second annual Montgomery FunFest so please join us to learn more about our MBL Program and enjoy a day of family, food, fun and live entertainment.  Also, there will be balloon and helicopter rides as well as classic cars and airplanes.  We will also have MBL merchandise available for purchase.

Last year more than 10,000 Montgomery and surrounding town residents attended the first annual Montgomery FunFest.

Montgomery FunFest is RAIN or SHINE.  There is $5 parking along Airport Road leading to the airport and FREE parking across the street at the Wall Street office park. 

We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 Montgomery FunFest!


 

  

Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic - September 21st

Princeton Recreation Department will be hosting the Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y Clinic on Wednesday, September 21st. The Clinic will run from 7:00-10:00 p.m. in the main meeting room of the Witherspoon Street Municipal Building. Attendees must be there for the entire 3 hour program. Doors will open at 6:30pm. 

This program is mandatory for anyone who plans on coaching a youth sport in Montgomery. If you need to take the Clinic, please call Princeton Recreation at 609-921-9480 and register. You must make sure you say you are a Montgomery resident so you do not have to pay the $35.00 fee. This program is FREE for any person who is planning on coaching in Montgomery Township. The Montgomery Recreation Department will be reimbursing Princeton Recreation for any Montgomery coach that takes the class.

You only need to take the Clinic once during your coaching career with MBL.

Please call Gary Greene, Board Secretary, at 609-495-5086 if you have any questions.

   

 


Sparky Lyle Makes Appearance at MBL's Championship Day on Saturday, June 18th.

Sparky is a former left-handed relief pitcher who spent 16 years in Major League Baseball.  He played for the Red Sox, Yankees, Rangers, Phillies and White Sox.  With the Yankees, Sparky was a member of the World Series champions in 1977 and 19878.

A three-time All Star, Sparky won the American League Cy Young Award in 1977.

From 1998-2012, he managed the Somerset Patriots winning Atlantic League pennants in 2001,2003,2005, 2008 and 2009.

Recommended Parent Viewing: "Changing the Game in Youth Sports" TED Talk

 

 

Please watch this 14 minute TED Talk video titled "Changing the Game:  A Parent's Guide to Raising Happy, High-Performing Athletes & Giving Youth Sports Back to Our Kids"

Some key takeaways:

    • The single greatest effect on performance is an athlete’s state of mind
    • Youth sports used to be about children competing against other children; now it is often adults competing against other adults through their children
    • Children play sports because it is fun; winning comes in way down the list
    • Children quit sports when they don’t get to play, and when winning becomes more important than enjoyment
    • 90% of children would rather play on a losing team than sit the bench on a winning team
    • Competition is important, but being competitive comes from putting the needs and priorities of our children first
    • We can all start changing youth sports for the better by learning five simple words (watch to learn what they are)

I hope you will take the time to watch the video and if you enjoy it, please share it. Share it with families that have children in youth sports. Share it with coaches, schools and organizations that are struggling to serve the needs and priorities of our kids in a youth sports world that sometimes does not allow our children to “Play” anymore. Share it with like minded people so that we all realize that we are the silent majority, and that youth sports can and will change. We have the power to change it the right way, and make it about our players first.


 

Reminder: The McKnight Baseball Complex is PRIVATE PROPERTY


The McKnight Baseball complex is PRIVATE PROPERTY.  It is not a public facility and is not associated with the Montgomery Township or Somerset County Parks systems.  The management and maintenance of this facility is funded by the Montgomery Baseball League (MBL) through registration fees, advertising, fund raising, and the generous donations of local residents and businesses. 

Use of the McKnight Baseball Complex is limited to individuals registered for current MBL programs and MBL-sponsored events and groups.  MBL reserves the right to permit or deny any individual and/or team access to the McKnight complex, including fields, batting cages, or concession, seating, and parking areas. 

Use of these facilities for private games, lessons, or training without written authorization from MBL is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.  Any unauthorized use of these facilities for such purposes is at the risk of the Trainer/Coach AND Trainee(s)/Player(s).  Any damage or injuries resulting from unauthorized use of these facilities will be the sole responsibility of Trainer/Coach.  Violators will be considered to be TRESPASSING and may be PROSECUTED. 

Any questions about this use-policy can be directed to any member of the MBL Board of Directors.  If you see unauthorized use of the McKnight Baseball Complex, please contact a member of the MBL Board of Directors or contact the Montgomery Township Police non-emergency number.  Thank you.

 


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A Week at a Glance - Upcoming Games and Practices

Saturday, Sep 17
!!! Special Events !!!
Movie Night @ Movie Night6:30pmMcKnight Complex - Field H
Saturday, Oct 1
!!! Special Events !!!
MLB Road Trip - Mets vs Phillies @ MLB Road Trip - Mets vs Phillies7:00pmCitizen's Ball Park, Philadelphia, PA

For a complete schedule listing, click here!