Mandarin Sports Association (MSA) is the original organization for youth baseball for Mandarin and its surrounding areas. There are two youth baseball seasons each year – Spring and Fall. Following the Spring Season, All-Star teams are formed in most age divisions. MSA offers an Advanced Baseball (AB) programs in both Spring and Fall for most age divisions if there is enough coach and player participation. The Mandarin little league baseball home games are primarily played at Alberts Field in Mandarin at the intersection of Orange Picker Road off San Jose Blvd and Brady Road. Some age groups play within a coalition of nearby associations and may travel to other parks to play some games.
MSA has Cal Ripken baseball (league age 4-12 year olds), Babe Ruth baseball (league age 13-18 year olds), Babe Ruth girls softball (league 5-16 year olds), and co-ed flag football (4-18 year olds).
Spring Baseball Key Dates:
Registration – Mid-November through Mid-February.
Evaluations and Teams Form – Between Mid-January and the first week of February.
Season – First of March through Early May*.
Fall Baseball Key Dates:
Registration – Mid-June through Mid-September.
Evaluations and Teams Form – Between Late August and Mid-September.
Season – October through Mid-November**.
Practices are typically two days a week for 1:30 – 1:45 and start as soon as teams as formed. Games are typically two days a week. Practice time after games start is at the coach’s discretion.
*All-Star season runs Mid-May through Mid-July and is on a try-out basis.
**Fall Baseball season ends before the week of Thanksgiving. Further, there are NO GAMES ON SATURDAYS in the Fall whenever possible unless there are field limitations, conflicts, makeups, or coalition needs.
MSA follows the Cal Ripken youth baseball rules for league ages 12 and under and Babe Ruth baseball rules for league ages 13-18.
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