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Spring Registration is Now Open!

Registration for the 2015 Spring season is now open. All children ages 5-16 who live or attend school in the Mechanicsburg School District are eligible to play. For the little league levels (Jr.Pony, Sr.Pony, Minors and Majors), registration will run until February 8, 2015. For preteener and teener levels, registration will run until February 22, 2015. Registration is an online process that can be done by clicking on the appropriate link under the "Registrations" tab above. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's online registration, use the contact us link above. More information about Spring Registration can be found in our 2015 registration brochure posted under the Registrations tab above.

If you have any questions about our program or need help with the registration process, join us for an information session on Saturday January 10, 2015 from 10am to Noon at the Upper Allen Township Building. Representatives from UABA and MAT will be on hand to assist you.

UABA is pleased to announce that beginning with the 2015 season, we will be debuting another exciting dimension to our program: the Cal Ripken Major League 50/70' Division. The “50/70” represents new dimensions to the Majors’ level playing field. Specifically, the pitching distance from the pitching rubber to home plate is increased from 46 feet to 50 feet, and the distance between the bases is increased from 60 feet to 70 feet. The 50/70 game offers a higher level of baseball as our major level players will be introduced to taking leads, holding runners on, pick-offs and balks. Moreover, with today's advanced baseball and bat technology, and the fact that players today are stronger and developing faster than ever, we feel that the larger dimensions provide a safer and fairer environment. UABA is on the “cutting edge” of the youth baseball arena by offering this alternative field dimensions and we are confident that the kids will love it!

We are finalizing plans for some great training opportunities at GoWags:

--For ages 5-8 (Jr.Pony + Sr.Pony players), there will be a Green Light Christmas Camp December 29th-December 31st, 11am to 12:30pm. The cost is $75 with a $25 discount for each additional sibling. Register at http://www.gowagsteams.com/teams/signup/greenlighthittingcamp.aspx. You must first log in the GoWags website using the username UA and password fullreps.

--For ages 8-12 (2nd year Sr.Pony, Minors and Majors players), there will be additional Green Light Hitting classes offered on Friday nights running from January 9th to February 6th.

--Evaluations for ages 7-12 will be on Friday February 13 and 20, 2015. More information on which specific date for your child's age group will be posted later. Evaluations are only required for Sr.Pony, Minors and Majors players who are moving up a level or new to our organization. There are no evaluations for Jr.Pony (ages 5-6) players.

--February 28, 2015 will be our annual UABA Day at Dick's Sporting Goods. Join us for special discounts and prizes for UABA and MAT families!

--March 8, 2015 will be our annual Preseason Baseball Camp at Messiah College ages 5-16. This preseason camp is a great way to kick off the preseason with instruction from the coaches and players of the Messiah College Baseball team. More information will follow.

--Practices usually start in mid-March....or as soon as mother nature allows.

--April 11, 2015 is Opening Day! Our Opening Day celebration is one of a kind and a memorable day for our kids, families and the community. The festivities include player intros, carnival games, prizes and food!


New in 2015: Baseball for Special Needs Children

Upper Allen Baseball Association is proud to offer baseball to special needs children in the Mechanicsburg School District starting in 2015! For more information click here. To find out more information on how to register, email upperallenbuddyball@gmail.com.

Help us light up the South Field!

We did it before and we want to do it again! Plans are underway to bring lights to the South Field at Fisher Park, but we need YOUR help. Fundraising efforts have started. You can make a donation by clicking on "donations" under the Parents tab above. To view our South Field lighting project brochure, click here.