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

St. Mary’s Baseball Clinic

MBA players from all levels - Pinto through Pony - are invited to Louis Guisto Field on October 12, when the Saint Mary's baseball team holds a free youth camp from 9 AM to noon. Saint Mary's coaches and players will be in attendance to serve as instructors at the camp. Join the Gaels as they teach baseball skills and enjoy the day in their home ballpark. For more information on the camp and to reserve a spot, email SMC volunteer assistant Danny Costanza at: djc7@stmarys-ca.edu.

 

2014 Fall Ball

Check out the Fall Ball page for details about MBA's 2014 Fall Ball season. Registration is closed.

 

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.

 

Girls Softball

MBA announces the formation of our first 12U Girls Softball team. This is a competitive, tournament team. Tryouts were July 12th. Practice started August 5. Check out all of the details here

 

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.

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a national non-profit organization with the mission to transform the culture of youth sports so that youth athletes can have a positive, character-building experience. PCA achieves its goals primarily by providing training workshops to coaches, parents, and administrators of schools and youth sports organizations in the United States. Founded in 1998, PCA has conducted more than 10,000 workshops for more than 1,700 schools and youth sports organizations, affecting more than 4.5 million youth and high school athletes. PCA Founder and Executive Director Jim Thompson launched PCA in 1998 within the Stanford University Athletic Department after seeing a "win-at-all-cost" mentality in youth sports while coaching his son’s baseball team. Positive Coaching Alliance was created with the mission to "transform youth sports so sports can transform youth." Its mission statement has since been modified to "Better Athletes, Better People."

Thompson, who served more than ten years as the Director of Public and Global Management Programs at Stanford University, in 2004 was recognized as an Ashoka: Innovators for the Public fellow for outstanding social entrepreneurship. He has authored eight books on coaching:

  • Elevating Your Game: Becoming a Triple-Impact Competitor (2011)
  • The Power of Double-Goal Coaching (2010)
  • The High School Sports Parent (2010)
  • Positive Sports Parenting (2009)
  • Positive Coaching in a Nutshell (2007)
  • The Double Goal Coach (2003)
  • Shooting in the Dark: Tales of Coaching and Leadership (1998)
  • Positive Coaching: Building Character and Self-Esteem Through Sports (1995)

 

Hitting Lessons

Coach David Manousos is offering hitting lessons. Email davemanoos@gmail.com.

 

Baseball Rox

Free baseball training videos endorsed by MBA experts are available for viewing at Baseball Rox (http://www.baseballrox.com/training/training.php).

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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.