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Fall Ball - Baseball/Softball

                              Fall Ball registration dates

 

Registration for Baseball and Softball begins July 31st.

The season runs from the first week after Labor Day until mid to late October 

Cost will be $35. (Includes hat and shirt)

Registration dates (all at the Walker TAC house) will be:

July 31st 6:30 - 7:30

Aug. 2nd 11:00 - 12:30

Aug. 14th 6:30 - 7:30

Please contact Tony Metricarti at tmetricarti@gmail.com or 484-885-7100 if you have any questions.

Registration form is in "HANDOUTS"

** Next general meeting is 6:00, August 11th - 2nd Monday of the month....(meetings are normally held the 3rd Monday of the month)**

The Upper Merion Baseball Association (UMBA) is an all-volunteer organization providing T-Ball for children ages 5 & 6, Boys Baseball through age 15, and Girls Softball through age 16.

This is the 14th year UMBA offers a Challenger team to our community. This division provides boys and girls ages 6 to 18 who are mentally and physically challenged, the opportunity to play baseball.


We continue to sponsor Junior Legion Baseball including a 13 year old prep league.


For more information, please call (610) 265-4477 or E-mail UMBAconnect@gmail.com. Our regular season runs from April through the end of the school year. Please note that most files posted to this site are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. You will need the free Acrobat Reader to open and print the files, available at
www.adobe.com.

 

2014 UMBA Registration Letter and Forms 

 

If you have any questions or need directions we can be reached at 610-265-4477, or at individual Board members phone numbers or emails provided at the end of this letter.

 

It is the wish of the UMBA board that all children are given the opportunity to participate regardless of their financial status. Please contact Tony Metricarti with any hardships.


Please note:             NO REGISTRATION CAN BE ACCEPTED BY MAIL OR WITHOUT AN ADULT SIGNATURE.  BIRTH CERTIFICATES ARE REQUIRED FOR FIRST TIME APPLICANTS FOR INSURANCE REASONS. REGISTRATION WILL BE CLOSED AFTER SATURDAY FEBRUARY 15th. REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE 15th ONLY IF THE INDIVIDUAL DIVISION HAS ROOM IN IT.  RESIDENTS NEW TO THE TOWNSHIP WILL BE CONSIDERED IF OPENINGS ARE STILL AVAILABLE AFTER FEBRUARY 15th. 

On 11/22/10 the Board of Directors voted unanimously to require that all UMBA-coaches submit to a PA State Police criminal check, or similar background check from the individual’s state of residence. Proof of background check must be turned in to the league commissioner prior to first practice. Certifications must be repeated each year. The process is easy, you can chose to perform this check online or by mail. If you chose to process your background check by mail, you will need to send a $10.00 certified check payable to the State Police. The certification can be done by mail using a form downloadable from the UMBA site under the ‘LINKS’ section. Certification can also be done online using a credit card. The web address is epatch.state.pa.us and will also require a $10.00 payment by credit card. Costs are the responsibility of the individual. This is a non-refundable fee for each request, regardless of the outcome. Customers will be charged for misspelling, duplicate submissions and user errors. 

Rules Individuals refusing to meet these requirements will be immediately barred from any coaching position with UMBA. Individuals whose background check reveals a conviction of any crime against a minor will be immediately barred from the club. Individuals whose background check reveals convictions of any crime or against a minor may be barred from the club or from certain activities by the Board of Directors. For example, individuals involved in a crime involving theft, burglary, embezzlement, etc. will be barred from treasurer or handling any of the club’s funds (registration, snack bar, etc.). Individuals who disagree with their criminal background check must contact the PA State Police. Individuals with appeals pending with the PA State Police are barred from the club until the appeals are resolved to the satisfaction of the Board of Directors.  

Privacy All information submitted per these requirements will be considered confidential between the individual and the Board of Directors. This information will be shared with the Cal Ripken organization in the event that an individual is barred from UMBA.  

Limitations and Parent Responsibilities The State Police Criminal Record Check is a valuable tool for UMBA and similar organizations to use to help protect our children from dangerous people. These tools are not 100% fool proof, and there is no guarantee. It remains your responsibility as a parent to supervise your children, to get to know the people working with your children, and to sound an alarm if you are aware of anything that goes beyond what you think is appropriate. Please contact Tony Metricarti, president of UMBA with any comments. It is mandatory for all baseball and softball managers/coaches in the minor and major divisions to be to be certified through the Ripken coaching website. Go to : www.ripkencoaching.org to get the certification, there is a small fee. The certification is good for the remaining time you are involved with Cal Ripken as a coach. There will be no exceptions to this for all managers and coaches! We also will be hosting a coaches clinic that will be mandatory for all managers and coaches and it will be very beneficial for all from T-Ball to Majors. Date and time TBD at the Heuser Park Bldg. There will be a break with food supplied.  

UMBA also will be the sponsor of the VF Generals Jr. Legion team again this year. This is a tryout team and is offered to boys 13 – 15 yrs. of age.

             

UMBA offers a Challenger Team to our community.  This Division provides boys and girls, ages 6 through 18, who are mentally and physically challenged, the opportunity to play baseball on their own level. This also is a great time for our majors age kids who come out and help at the games. With the success of the program we have grown to over 20 players and look forward to next season. Check out the schedule and come out and cheer them on this season. Any questions please contact Donna DeSimone; her email is ddtalks@aol.com.

 

 

2014 Dates to Remember 

Event Date Time
Early Registration Saturday, January 11th 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Registration Tuesday,  January 14th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Registration Saturday, January 18th 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Late Registration Saturday, January 25th

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

   

 

      

 

Player Evaluations-Diamond Baseball Saturday,  February 22nd 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Coaches Clinic - Heuser Park Building Saturday, February 22nd   
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Minor & Major DRAFTS to take place Weekend 3/1-3.  ONLY MANGAGERS ATTEND! 
Your coach will be in contact with you. 
Team Parent Meeting April 1st & 3rd 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Walker Field Preparation Day

ALL TEAMS - PARENTS WELCOME 

Saturday, March 22nd 9:00 A.M
Opening Day - Walker Field Monday, April 7th    ALL DAY
Picture Day - Walker Field Saturday, April 5th ALL DAY - Rain or Shine!
Opening Day - Heuser Park Monday, April 7th  ALL DAY
Picture Day - Heuser Park Saturday, April 26th ALL DAY - Rain or Shine!
Playoffs June 9th - June 13th  
Bateman Day Saturday, June 14th ALL DAY
Boys Championship Game Saturday, June 14th TBD
Girls Championship Game Saturday, June 14th TBD
     
Boys Tournament Team Tryouts TBD TBD
Girls Tournament Team Tryouts TBD TBD
Tournament Team Selection TBD TBD
     
Fall Baseball Registration Saturday, June 14th

ALL DAY


Baseball and Softball Coaches Certification

This will be the second season that all Baseball and Softball managers/coaches in the minor and major divisions be required to be certified through the Riken coaching website.

Go to: www.ripkencoaching.org to get the certification. There is a small fee. The certification is valid as long as you remain a coach in the Cal Ripken baseball or Babe Ruth Softball.

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