Registration for the 2018 Spring Season runs from December 1, 2017 to February 11, 2018 for ages 5-12. Registration for Mechanicsburg Area Teeners (ages 13-17) will run to February 28, 2018. All children who reside or attend school in the Mechanicsburg School District are eligible to play. Registration is an online process done right here at our website by clicking the registration link above. A player's playing age is determined by his age as of May 1, 2018. Please note that children who turn 5 by August 1, 2018 are eligible to play in our Jr.Pony program.
UABA offers Cal Ripken affiliated youth baseball for ages 5-12 and Mechanicsburg Area Teeners Baseball for ages 13-17. UABA is known for its excellent facilities, environment, and coaching. We offer exclusive off season training opportunities at FullReps and Messiah College, and a travel program for many ages.
The UABA program (ages 5-12) is structured as follows:
Junior Pony – 5 and 6 year olds (tee ball/pitching machine. No scores or standings.)
Senior Pony – 7 and 8 year olds (pitching machine/kid pitch on 41/60 size field. Scores but no standings; There is a season end tournament.)
Minors – 9 and 10 year olds (kid pitch on 46/60 size field. Scores, standings and includes games against other local organizations; playoffs and a league champion is crowned.)
Majors – 11 and 12 year olds (kid pitch on 50/70 size field. Scores, standings and includes games against other local organizations. Playoffs and a league champion is crowned.)
Requests for a child to play at a level above or below their recommended age group will be addressed confidentially and on an individual “case by case” basis. The managers, coaches and league coordinator will collectively evaluate and determine if it is in the best interest of the child to play at a level above or below his age group.
After the regular season, UABA enters all star teams to compete against other organizations in the Cal Ripken National Tournament and other local all star tournaments. Our all star teams are among the most successful in the area capturing numerous tournament championships, Ripken District Championships and the 2017 Ripken PA. 8u State Championship. There are separate teams for each age level from ages 7 to 12.
The Mechanicsburg Area Teener Baseball (MAT) program (ages 13-17) is structured as follows:
13 year olds - Plays in the Hampden Baseball Association’s 13 year old League in the National and American Divisions. The home field is adjacent to Northside Elementary school. The size of the playing field is 54/75.
14 year olds - Plays in the Greater West Shore Teener League’s National Junior Division and/or American Division. Practices and home games are held at either Fisher Park or Koser Park. The size of the playing field is 60/90.
15-17 year olds - Plays in the Greater West Shore Teener League’s National Senior Division and/or American Division. Practices and home games are held at either Fisher Park or Koser Park.
We provide uniforms for all levels. Each team has helmets and bats. Players need to provide their own baseball gloves and cleats. For information on obtaining free cleats, see "cleat bank" under the "About Us" tab above.
Practices begin in Mid-March and Opening Day is scheduled for April 14, 2018.
You can now register using the link under registrations for our Buddy Ball Program for children with special needs. For more info, please refer to "Buddy Ball" under the "Teams" tab below. Any questions can be directed to Pat Mowery at 829-4664 or email@example.com.
New Bat Standards for 2018 Season
Starting January 1, 2018, new USA bat standards will be going to effect that will make most of the bats being sold today for ages 12 and under obsolete. So before you go an buy a new bat for the Fall or as a birthday or Christmas present, we advise that you wait until the new bats come out and educate yourself on the new bat standards. As a member of the Cal Ripken Division of Babe Ruth International, Upper Allen Baseball Association will be governed by these new bat standards. Easton will have its new bats available to purchase soon. We invite you to click on this link for more information about the new USA Baseball bat standards and/or watch this video.