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

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).

 

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.

 

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.

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.