The Moraga Baseball Association (MBA)

Welcome to the home of the Moraga Baseball Association (MBA), a member of PONY Baseball Inc. MBA offers top youth instruction and organized, supervised competition dedicated to improving the players' baseball skills while practicing good sportsmanship, teamwork and self-reliance.

 

Teaching sportsmanship and self reliance through the game of baseball

 

Moraga School District Rainy Day Hotline is 925-377-4110

SPRING REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

We're excited to announce the opening of Spring registration! Find out all the details and to register for our Spring baseball season here -- Registration. Deadline for sign-ups is November 30th (before late fees) and evaluation weekend is scheduled for January 10th-11th. Play ball!

 

MBA Apparel

MBA apparel website is ready to go! Just click on MVP Sports logo to be a fan and support MBA.

 

We have a new Facebook page!

It's the quickest way to get updated news and information from Moraga Baseball Association. Just click Like us on Facebook to add us to your News Feed.

 

Max Luckhurst Joins MBA!

We’re thrilled to announce that former Campolindo Baseball Head Coach Max Luckhurst will be joining the Moraga Baseball family! Max’s baseball experience, knowledge and expertise will be a great asset to our organization and community.

In his role with MBA, Max will be partnering with us in a number of ways. In addition to coaching our 14U Mavericks team, Max will conduct training/development clinics for our Pinto / Mustang level coaches, attend Pinto/Mustang practices to help promote the "MBA Way", and offer individual and group instruction opportunities.

For those unfamiliar with Max’s accomplishments in his 14 years as head coach of Campolindo’s varsity baseball program, here are some highlights:

  • 252-98-4 record in his 14 years as head coach
  • 4 NCS Championships
  • 2 State Championships (2012 and 2013)
  • 6th ranked high school baseball team in the nation (2012)
  • 2012 Contra Costa Times Coach of the Year
  • 43 players who played for Max at Campolindo went on to play in college
  • 2 former Campolindo players reached the Major Leagues
  • Max has additionally coached various tournament / travel ball programs throughout the years

Many of you are familiar with Max from his annual visits to MBA’s Opening Day ceremonies, where he’s always been an inspiration to MBA players and families. He joins a great group of MBA coaches and will be a welcome addition to our program.

Max recently moved to nearby Walnut Creek and has 2 sons: Jaxson (6) and Tyler (19).

 

Congrats Moraga Mavericks 13Us!

Congratulations to our 2014 Fall Ball 13U Moraga Mavericks team who claimed victory at last weekend’s Hardball North Smashing Pumpkins tournament in Walnut Creek!

The road to the Championship was not easy as Moraga almost forfeited their first game against Friday night's opponent, the Orinda Kodiaks. But thanks to some help from a few 12U players, Moraga patched together a strong performance but first round loss to a determined Orinda team.

With that loss, Moraga had to win against the Aptos Orange Seadawgs on Saturday to have a chance for Sunday's playoff round, which they did on a dramatic game winning run as time ended.

With that victory, Moraga earned the #4 seed and played the #1 seeded Peninsula Rays who won both of their pool play games. Moraga dominated with an 8-1 victory.

The Championship game would be entertaining and dramatic as coach Dennis Wong’s son was playing for the opposition - the Orinda Grizzlies. But setting that aside, Moraga would finish what it started as they banged the ball early and often to win by a score of 12 to 8.

As Coach Wong said, “going into this tournament, winning it was not a goal... (but) by focusing on the little things, like cut-offs, signs, pick-offs, relays and good at-bats, I was truly happy for the first place finish!”

Congrats to the Mavericks 13U squad on a great tournament victory – you’ve made MBA proud by playing baseball the “MBA Way!”

 

MBA Fall Ball in Full Swing!

The Fall season of Moraga Baseball has been a big hit with MBA players, coaches and families this year. Thanks to some great weather, terrific coaching, and enthusiastic players and families - we're proving why the "MBA Way" is stronger than ever. CLICK HERE to check out some pictures from last weekend's action at JM and see below brief updates from each of our Fall divisions.

 

Winter Hitting Instruction the MBA Way

Ted Williams was one of the most obsessive hitters to ever play in the major leagues. The Splendid Splinter possessed a .344 career batting average and 521 home runs to prove that the focus and precision he brought to the plate every single day worked. He was also the last player to ever hit .400 for a full season, finishing up at .406 in 1941.

After his playing days were over Ted captured his approach in the classic baseball textbook "The Science of Hitting", a book dedicated baseball players still read today. Williams was a player you could expect to bring his all every day, not just for the good of his team, but to satisfy his obsession with getting solid hits and making it on base every time he came to the plate.

Although Ted Williams is no longer with us, MBA players have the opportunity to hone their own hitting precision with two great instructors equally passionate about helping players achieve consistent success at the plate. Coach Max Luckhurst and "Coach Dave" Manousos offer private and group hitting instruction during the winter off-season. Both coaches provide top tier instruction right here in Moraga (MBA batting cages at JM Middle School) and are fully endorsed by MBA.

STEP ONE: Follow the Training links to each coaches' page and click on the flyer to send an email.

STEP TWO: Get a head start on becoming the next Teddy Ballgame by signing up for your hitting session today!

 

MBA in Omaha 2014

Check out the updated Omaha page with 2014 photos (http://moragabaseball.org/omaha) for more about this exciting baseball adventure. Support the Bronco 12U Maverick team's efforts to go to the Omaha tournament in 2015.

 

Positive Coaching Alliance

Moraga Baseball has entered into an exciting new partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). All coaches and Board members will attend the courses on an annual basis prior to each spring season. The program is used on all levels and has improved coaching and communications within youth sports leagues throughout the country. The PCA website has materials to help improve the experience for all players in our league.

 

Send in Your Pictures

Please help MBA enhance our web site and emerging social media presence (Facebook) with your baseball photos from recent seasons. Just email your digital photographs to the Webmaster (webmaster@moragabaseball.org).

 

TeamSnap Calendar and Tips

Check out the friends and family MBA Calendar. Using the downward arrow (drop down menu) in the upper right next to "Agenda", viewers can limit the calendar entries to only the teams of interest.

Learn how to subscribe to a TeamSnap calendar for automatic updates. Look into the TeamSnap App for mobile devices. Find out how to have multiple TeamSnap accounts access a single player. All here on our tip page.