GOOD MORNING EVERYONE,
DUE TO THE WEATHER THIS WEEKEND WE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO CONTACTED ME WHO WERE UNABLE TO ATTEND SIGN UPS THIS PAST WEEKEND! WE WILL HAVE ANOTHER SIGN UP
THIS THURSDAY JANUARY 23 FROM 6-8PM AT PIZZA COMO/THE VINYARD!
2020 SUMMER BASEBALL SIGN-UPS
It is my pleasure to contact all prospective new and returning players about the Muhlenberg A's summer baseball program for 2020. For those of you that don't know me, my name is Brad Coley, the Player Registration Coordinator for the A's. I have been involved in coaching and directing youth baseball for MTAA for the last 10 years and this is my first year with the Muhlenberg A’s. It is a great program with a rich history and tradition. The Muhlenberg A's Legion team continues to win championships and play-off games year after year and our Junior Legion team reached the regional playoffs last year! The Muhlenberg A's board continues to find ways to upgrade facilities and programs while programs in some other communities are floundering. Our baseball field at Dietrich Park is already one of the best in the area which has recently been upgraded with a new fence and new batting cages. Coach Phil Raccuglia stepped down as our Senior Legion head coach last year after 26 years with the organization! We would like to take this opportunity to thank Coach Phil for his years of service, his dedication and commitment to our boys and this community! Phil’s longtime assistant coach Kevin Sassman has stepped up to take the reigns as Senior legion head coach. Dalton Fidler has been selected as our new Junior Legion coach and Craig Levan will enter his 3rd season as our Prep Coach. We are super excited to have these men and we are looking forward to them leading our boys and continuing the Muhlenberg A’s tradition!
Sign-ups for the 2020 summer season will be on the weekend of January 18 and 19 from 11AM to 1PM at Pizza Como/The Vineyard. Please consider the outstanding baseball program you have right here in your own community with the Muhlenberg A's teams. No need to travel to home games and tournaments, we have two great baseball fields that the A's help to maintain and improve here in Muhlenberg. And while other programs have to charge you hundreds if not thousands of dollars each season to participate, we continue to charge NOTHING for uniforms, equipment, field time, ump fees and all the other expenses that are necessary to run a program like this. THERE WILL BE NO REGISTRATION FEE. Instead, we will go to a flexible fundraising system. For $200 to be paid at sign-ups, you will receive 10 Pasta Dinner (Feb 22, 2020) tickets and 10 Lottery Calendars. If you decide to sell the tickets and calendars for $10 each, you keep the money and your net cost for the season will be ZERO. Yes that's right, NOTHING. If you decide you don't have time to get involved in fundraising, that's fine but you still keep the tickets and calendars. Worst case is that you can take your extended family to the Pasta Dinner for a much lower cost than a restaurant. You will also have at least 10 chances to hit the daily lottery. If something happens between now and the Pasta Dinner and you must withdraw from summer baseball, just come see us for a full refund.
Depending on sign-up numbers, the Muhlenberg A’s Baseball Club will field two or three teams for 13-19 year-olds, including the Sr Legion team. MTAA will continue to coordinate little-league teams for ages 12 and under (see www.mtaasports.com). All 13-year-olds (by 12/31/2020) that want to play summer baseball can sign up with the A's for 2020 but we understand that players that are not 13 years of age before May 1 will probably want to play one more year at MTAA. If you have any questions at all about the benefits of playing with the Muhlenberg A's compared to other programs, please do not hesitate to call me, Brad Coley 484-769-6953 or Coach Sassaman at 484-824-1255. It's better to talk to us than assume this is or isn't the best program for you.
Try Out Dates
It should be noted that there is no overlap between the school and A’s team summer baseball schedules so all players are encouraged to sign-up even if you plan to play in the Spring. It is very important that all interested players sign up at this time so we can commit teams to the appropriate leagues and balance our teams effectively. There is no guarantee that there will be another sign-up. To save time, the registration form can be downloaded at our website, www.muhlenbergbaseball.com,and can be filled out and brought along to sign-ups. Proof of age and residency will be required to submit rosters to the leagues in May but no need to bring birth certificates to sign-ups. All seasons will run from late May (after school season) until mid-to-late July (possibly longer for Legion).
Try-outs for all ages will be held on Sunday, April 5 at Dietrich Park Field with a make-up date/Rain out date of April 19 in the event of bad weather. Please refer to the website for times for each age group. Players will not be eligible to be selected onto a team unless they attend try-outs or other arrangements can be made. This also includes Legion players as there will not be a joint try-out with the school. Please check our website, www.muhlenbergbaseball.com, for any changes or cancelations.
Muhlenberg A’s Baseball Club