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Welcome to Morristown Area American Little League

Morristown Area American Little League (MAALL)


 

MAALL offers Little League baseball to boys & girls between the ages of 6-13 who live in the Morristown & Morris Township area. 

MAALL strives to be an outstanding educational-athletic organization that provides a high-quality experience for its players, coaches and parents, where every athlete:

  • Enjoys playing the game of baseball
  • Acquires the skills, knowledge and strategies required to effectively participate and to continuously improve as a player
  • Learns the importance of discipline, teamwork, commitment and sportsmanship - qualities that have value well beyond the playing field

MAALL recognizes that coaches are key to our success so we provide the necessary information, tools, training and resources to effectively coach and teach the game at each level of play.  We are committed to making the game an exciting, positive, fun and safe experience for all involved.

MAALL's Little League baseball program is for boys & girls between the ages of 6-13 who reside or go to school in the Morristown & Morris Township area, east of Route 202/Speedwell Avenue.  If you are not sure if your address or school is in our League boundary, please check our boundary mapIf you reside west of Route 202/Speedwell Avenue, or if you are interested in playing Softball, please visit the Morristown National Little League website at www.mnll.org.

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Safety Reminder

MAALL SAFETY REMINDER

The Summer season is well under way at Ginty and we invite the whole MAALL Community to cheer on our players as they host teams from neighboring towns. 

We also remind everyone to remain alert and make safety a priority while enjoying the games. Just this weekend a visiting fan was struck in the face by a foul ball, resulting in injuries requiring medical attention.

Whenever you are in the vicinity of our fields when either practice or games are in progress, please remain alert for foul balls or errant throws that could put you or others at risk. Also, please report any unsafe conditions or activities that you observe to your child's coach or a MAALL Board Member.

Thank you for your cooperation


by posted 06/28/2015
Challenger Day News

MAALL CHALLENGER DAY ARTICLE

Putting a new spin on the grand old game: Buddy ball in Morris Township

The rules are a little different -- but the fun is the same.

By Maryanne Saxon

 

There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and game for all.~Lou Gehrig

The Morris County Challenger League (MCCLL) has known this truth for years. With a motto of  "whatever it takes to play," the league's inspirational coaching staff and creative rulebook enable players of all ages and special needs to participate in the national game.

Traveling to a different Morris County town each week, the MCCLL has more than 100 athletes, ranging from ages 6-20. Last Sunday, the Challengers took to the ballfields at Ginty in Morris Township.

From left: MAALL Major player Daniel Douenais buddied with Red Sox player Ethan Michael Trotman and MAALL AAA player Jack Manahan for the 2pm game. Photo by Maryanne Saxon

From left: MAALL Major player Daniel Douenais buddied with Red Sox player Ethan Michael Trotman and MAALL AAA player Jack Manahan for the 2pm game. Photo by Maryanne Saxon

The first game of the day paired players from the Morristown Area American Little League's AAA division with the younger Challenger players. The 4 pm game pitted the Little League's Major and 50/70 players vs Challenger Major Leaguers.

Between the two leagues, 200 players played ball.

MCCLL's rulebook tweaks make for exciting, fast-paced baseball. Every fourth hit promises a home run, and with multiple balls in play on the field, infielders and outfielders get plenty of action. No sore losers in the league either– every game ends in a tie.

This is MCCLL's 16th season. Founded by Ruben Fuentes, the league is a county-wide charter and invites any child over age 6 to play. "We take all we can," stated MCCLL League President Michael Bertram.

L to R: President of MCCLL Michael Betram with his two girls, daughter Stephanie and wife and Pirate coach, Stephanie. Photo by Maryanne Saxon

L to R: President of MCCLL Michael Betram with his two girls, daughter Stephanie and wife and Pirate coach, Stephanie. Photo by Maryanne Saxon

Bertram has been president for six years. For him, baseball is a family affair. Bertram's wife, Stephanie, is a coach for the Pirates and their 20-year old-daughter, also named Stephanie, is a player for the Pirates.

Sheri, mom to Daniel, an 8-year-old Pirate with special needs, could not say enough wonderful things about the Challenger league. " I am so grateful for this opportunity," she said, her eyes filled with tears.

All participants received hard earned medals for playing in the game. Photo by Maryanne Saxon

All participants received hard earned medals for playing in the game. Photo by Maryanne Saxon

"Coach Thom Butler and Mike Bertram, all these guys involved, are connected and engaged with the players and really care about these kids. It's hard to find the words to explain what it feels like to watch my son play baseball and hear his name announced as he rounds the bases."

Coach Hyer swapped his mitt for a hair net on Sunday as he helped prepare over 200 hot dogs for the players and fans. WIth him, the lovely ladies of 'The Dugout,' Linda Marella and Cathleen McKenna also worked hard to provide refreshments to all who participated in the 2015 Challenger Games. Photo by Maryanne Saxon

Coach Hyer swapped his mitt for a hair net on Sunday as he helped prepare over 200 hot dogs for the players and fans. With him in ‘The Dugout': Linda Marella and Cathleen McKenna  Photo by Maryanne Saxon

At first glance, MCCLL and MAALL's differences are somewhat obvious. Ages, abilities and the rules of the game vary depending on which league you play for. One thing is certain: No matter what, baseball just ain't baseball without a hot dog after the game!

All players from the 2015 Challenger Games celebrated the day with a free hotdog and soda donated by the MAALL. No better way to end a good game.


by posted 05/29/2015
Coach Collins Colonial Baseball Camp

SUMMER BASEBALL CAMPS

 

MAALL FAMILIES -  Listed below are SUMMER BASEBALL CAMPS available for player development . For more information visit the player development page on our website

 

Prospects Baseball Academy Baseball Camp

July 6 - 9  & July 13-16 @ Highland Park in Chester

Prospects Baseball Academy will be holding a Summer Baseball Camp in the weeks of July 6-9 and July 13-16. This camp is designed to teach young players the skills and fundamentals necessary to be successful on the baseball diamond. There will be professional instruction from coaches. Attached is a flyer with all the information about special group deal/team packages or any other questions feel.

 

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Coach Collins Colonial Baseball Camp

July 6 - 9 @ Ginty Baseball Complex

For Baseball Players Ages 7 - 13

The Colonial Baseball Camp will include hitting, pitching, base running, infield and outfield instruction. Athletes will also participate in “instructional games” putting their new skills in action. The coaching staff will include Ed Collins, Head Coach of Morristown High School's Baseball team along with members of the Morristown HS coaching staff plus current and former professional and collegiate players.

Cost: $250.00 per player

To register mail this registration form and payment to Colonial Baseball PO Box 577 Convent Station, NJ 07961


Red Storm Summer Baseball Camp Summer

June 29 - July 2 @ Ginty Baseball Complex

For Baseball Players Ages 6 - 12

Ed Blankmeyer, Head Baseball Coach of St John's University & Morris Township resident, will be running his Red Storm Baseball Camp this summer at the Ginty Field Complex, June 29th to July 2nd, 2015, for ages 6 to 12 years old. Red Storm Camp is an all around baseball camp covering basic skills, team fundamentals and game activities.

Cost: $320.00 per player (3 day option - $240.00)

To register and more info visit www.redstormbaseballcamps.com

 

 

 


by posted 04/08/2015
Field Status
Ginty Batting Cage 1 - Morristown OPEN (7/5) 
Ginty Batting Cage 2 - Morristown OPEN (7/5) 
Ginty Batting Cage 3 - Morristown OPEN (7/5) 
Ginty Field 1 - Morristown OPEN (7/5) 
Ginty Field 2 - Morristown OPEN (7/5) 
Ginty Field 3 - Morristown OPEN (7/5) 
Green Field - Morristown OPEN (7/5) 
Normandy Park Field - Morristown OPEN (7/5) 
Tucker Field - Morristown OPEN (7/5) 
Twin Oaks - Morristown OPEN (7/5) 
Woodland Field 1 - Morristown OPEN (7/5) 
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