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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Our Opening Day Parade and Ceremony will take place this Saturday April 27th starting at 9 AM.  We ask that ALL players be in uniform at the Manchester Fire Companies Activities Building parking lot by 8:45 AM so we can start the parade promptly at 9 AM.  The children and coaches will parade up York Street to Victory Street then down to the large baseball field (Field “D”) for our Opening Day Ceremony.  Following the Opening Day Ceremony, we will hold our 4th Annual HIT-A-THON, which is NOT mandatory.  To participate in the HIT-A-THON players need to collect donations online at 99 Pledges.  Pledges/Donations for the HIT-A-THON can be made after the Opening Day Ceremony in the form of cash or check.  ALL players should be receiving emails from 99Pledges.com for collecting their donations.  If you HAVEN'T received an email from "Manchester Baseball <support@99pledges.com>", please reply to  manchesterbaseballassociation@gmail.com  and let us know your child’s name.  This year we will be giving each child that participates gets a goody bag with sunflower seeds, a tattoo, bubble gum, a Manchester Baseball magnet, a Manchester Baseball wrist band and a coupon for a free hotdog, bag of chips, and a bottle of water or juice box from our concession stand. The coupon will be good for this baseball season. 

We are excited to announce that The Baltimore Orioles Bird will be here for our parade and Opening Day Ceremony.

Coaches and Parents we ask that each team consider making a banner for the team to carry in the parade.

In attempt to help the Tree of Friends Foundation (TOFF) we are asking everyone attending the Opening Day Ceremony to donate some non-perishable food that we can give to TOFF.  The donation boxes will be outside our concession stand at Christmas Tree Park by field "A" and one by the flag pole where the Opening Day Ceremony is being held.
Sunday, April 7, 2019

The Lineboro Manchester Lions is currently accepting annual pool memberships.  Please click here for more information.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Volunteers at work!

Thank you to all of the volunteers who assisted with the installation of the turf in the batting cage at CTP.  

George Kues, Mike Fosnot, Ethan and Brady Brathuhn, Pat Carmody along with some of his Stallions players, Scotty Glover, Jason and Javin Whitney, Donnie and Dustin Barnard, and Dave Crofton.  If I have missed someone, please let me know.

Thank you,

Jackie

Monday, March 11, 2019

We now have Manchester Baseball (Rec) and Manchester Blue Sox (Travel) apparel available for purchase.  Please click the appropriate link below to order your apparel before the season starts.

 

Rec: https://maryland-print-house.myshopify.com/collections/manchester-baseball

Travel: https://maryland-print-house.myshopify.com/collections/blue-sox

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Manchester Baseball is proud to report that our parents/players have donated 57 lbs of food during our Player Evaluations.  In turn, Manchester Baseball has donated this to the Tree Of Friends Foundation (TOFF).  Thank you for supporting our local food bank.  We plan to have more donation events in the near future.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Carroll County Rec & Parks Background Checks

All volunteers (coaches, assistant coaches and team parents) representing a Carroll County Recreation and Parks sponsored Recreation Council are required to have a background check and must be cleared prior to starting the season. No background check, no volunteerism allowed.

· Once you have completed your background check immediately forward a picture, with name, position, and council information to ccrecvolunteer@ccg.carr.org. This will allow them to create your photo volunteer ID, which MUST be worn at ALL times while volunteering.

· To complete the background check online, go to: https://ssci2000.secure-screening.net/escreening/OApp_LoginEntrance.asp?mode=direct&code=450500

· If you are not wearing your id you will not be allowed on to volunteer. Completed ID's will be mailed to the address on the completed background check.

· For information about the “Carroll County Department Of Rec & Parks Volunteer Background Check Program”, go to: //s3.amazonaws.com/my.llfiles.com/00282620/CCRP_Vol_BGC_Policy_2016.pdf

 

Friday, February 22, 2019

In-House evaluations will be held in the 4-Seasons Sports Complex in Hampstead.  All children requesting to play in 7/8, 9/10 & 11/12 must attend ONE of the evaluations, while the evaluations for 13/15 and 16/18 will be held at a later time.  If you have any special request on your registration YOU must attend ONE of the evaluations if you want your request to be considered.   Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes prior to your evaluation time to check in.  Remember ALL registrations are being done online so you won’t be able to register at the evaluations.  The following are the evaluation times:

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Age Groups

11/12
9:00 am - 10:30 am

7/8
10:30 am - 11:15 am Last name begins with A-M
11:15 am - 12:30 pm Last name begins with N-Z

9/10
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

If you can't make your designated time, please contact us if you can make one of the other listed times. Keep in mind, safety is our biggest concern and need to take this into consideration and prepare accordingly.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The 13/15 coaches are inviting ALL players eligible to play for Manchester Baseball in our 13/15 age groups this spring to our FREE in-door practices on Friday nights in the North Carroll High Schools Upper Gym. The entrance to the gym is through main gym doors on Panther Drive. The following are the dates and times they will be practicing:

Friday March 1st 7 PM to 9 PM

Friday March 8th, 15th & 22nd from 7:30 PM to 9 PM

Please have your child bring their glove and bat.

There is no need to register for this practice, just show up ready to practice!!

 

Monday, February 18, 2019

Manchester Baseball is excited to announce we will be hosting three evenings of clinics/instruction for any interested players in the 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12 age groups on March 8th, 15th and 22nd at North Carroll High School.

The sessions will run from 6-7:30 and be held in the gyms (with potentially some time outside on the 15th and 22nd). Multiple skills and drills will be covered (including opportunities for players to work on pitching). This is intended to be a great and fun opportunity for players to get some preseason work in prior to practices beginning later in March.

There is no cost for the sessions but if interested, please register at the link below to recieve further information/updates.

Click Here to Register

For any questions regarding these clinics, please feel free to contact Ben Scherer at coachbenscherer@gmail.com.