Last Updated: September 29, 2016
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MBL Annual Board Elections! - WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Become a Board Member

Seeking Board Member Volunteers for the 2017 Season!

The Montgomery Baseball League is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization; we cannot operate without active participation from the community.  As such, we are actively seeking volunteers to serve on the 2017 MBL Board of Directors.

We seek volunteers who are committed to the entire league - across all age groups - and can make decisions for the benefit of the entire program and not just a single age group or division.  We look for members who can not only dedicate their time to the program, but who also have the ability to recruit other volunteers to work with them in their respective area.  While being an active MBL Board member has a certain degree of responsibility, it is also a very rewarding experience and well worth your time.

Each year we seek to retain a number of our existing volunteers to ensure continuity in our program while at the same time attracting new board members to bring in new ideas and energy, and to represent our younger player generations.  All Board positions are open for election each year (with the exception of the role of “Past President”) and we know that several existing board members will be retiring and not seeking re-election this year, so we encourage you to seriously consider joining the Board. 

There are 12 different Board position available and open to election that will allow you to contribute time in an area that interests you most. (As noted above the 2017 MBL Board will consist of 13 Board members including the “Past President” position)

Positions include:

President

VP- League Operations (newly created role)

VP- Recreational Baseball (merging of VP Cal Ripken and VP Babe Ruth)

VP- Travel & Tournaments

VP- Umpires

VP- Maintenance (Fields & Facilities)

VP- Administration

VP- Finance

VP- Marketing

Board Secretary

VP- Player Registration 

VP- Special Events

Descriptions of the roles and responsibilities of these positions can be found on the MBL web site under the "General Information" link (select “Board Positions” from the Categories drop-down list). 

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Montgomery Baseball Board of Directors, please complete an application (which can be found on the MBL web site under the "Documents" link) and follow the submission instructions on the form. The deadline for submission is October 5th. The new Board will be announced by October 31st

Click HERE for the Board Position Descriptions 

Click HERE for additional Board Selection Process Information 

Click HERE for the Board Application to be completed

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Gary Greene, League Secretary at ggreene2301@gmail.com or Frank Kimick League President at fvk@aol.com.


 

Josh Prevost NY METS Minor League Player Babe Ruth Clinic Sessions!

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, October 1, 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.

 


 

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

Friday, Sep 30
Travel Ball (8U-15U)
12U Travel Tryouts @ 12U Travel Tryouts6:00pmMcKnight Complex - Field D
13U 14U 15U Travel Tryouts @ 13U 14U 15U Travel Tryouts6:00pmMcKnight Complex - Field H
Saturday, Oct 1
FALL BALL
Majors - Green @ Hopewell - Gold10:00amHopewell - Chamberlain
Hopewell - Black @ Majors - Gold10:00amMcKnight Complex - Field D
Minors - Green @ Minors - Gold11:00amMcKnight Complex - Field A & Field B
Fall Ball Babe Ruth Prevost Clinic Series @ Fall Ball Babe Ruth Prevost Clinic Series12:30pmMcKnight Complex - Field H
Cougar Cubs @ Cougar Cubs2:00pmMcKnight Fields A, B and H
Prospects @ Prospects2:00pmMcKnight Fields A, B and H
Sunday, Oct 2
Travel Ball (8U-15U)
11U Travel Tryouts @ 11U Travel Tryouts3:00pmMcKnight Complex - Field D
10U Travel Tryouts @ 10U Travel Tryouts3:00pmMcKnight Fields A, B and H
9U Travel Tryouts @ 9U Travel Tryouts3:00pmMcKnight Fields A, B and H
Wednesday, Oct 5
FALL BALL
Hopewell - Gold @ Majors - Gold6:15pmMcKnight Complex - Field D
Friday, Oct 7
FALL BALL
Branchburg Bulldogs @ Montgomery Cougars 11U Add-On6:00pmMcKnight Complex - Field D
Fall Ball Babe Ruth Prevost Clinic Series @ Fall Ball Babe Ruth Prevost Clinic Series6:30pmMcKnight Complex - Field H
Saturday, Oct 8
FALL BALL
Hopewell - White @ Majors - Green10:00amMcKnight Complex - Field D
Fall Ball Minors Prevost Clinic @ Fall Ball Minors Prevost Clinic11:00amMcKnight Complex - Field A
Minors - Green @ Minors - Gold11:00amMcKnight Complex - Field A & Field B
Fall Ball Majors Prevost Clinic @ Fall Ball Majors Prevost Clinic12:00pmMcKnight Complex - Field D
Cougar Cubs @ Cougar Cubs2:00pmMcKnight Fields A, B and H
Prospects @ Prospects2:00pmMcKnight Fields A, B and H
Sunday, Oct 9
Travel Ball (8U-15U)
12U Travel Tryouts @ 12U Travel Tryouts6:00pmMcKnight Complex - Field D
13U 14U 15U Travel Tryouts @ 13U 14U 15U Travel Tryouts6:00pmMcKnight Complex - Field H
Monday, Oct 10
Travel Ball (8U-15U)
9U Travel Tryouts @ 9U Travel Tryouts5:00pmMcKnight Fields A, B and H
10U Travel Tryouts @ 10U Travel Tryouts5:00pmMcKnight Fields A, B and H
11U Travel Tryouts @ 11U Travel Tryouts5:30pmMcKnight Complex - Field D
Thursday, Oct 13
FALL BALL
Hopewell - Gold @ Majors - Green6:15pmMcKnight Complex - Field D
Saturday, Oct 15
FALL BALL
Majors - Gold @ Majors - Green10:00amMcKnight Complex - Field D
Minors - Green @ Minors - Gold11:00amMcKnight Complex - Field A & Field B
Fall Ball Babe Ruth Prevost Clinic Series @ Fall Ball Babe Ruth Prevost Clinic Series12:30pmMcKnight Complex - Field H
Cougar Cubs @ Cougar Cubs2:00pmMcKnight Fields A, B and H
Prospects @ Prospects2:00pmMcKnight Fields A, B and H

For a complete schedule listing, click here!