It is time to start getting ready for Fall Ball! With the addition of our new facilities at MCP, we have decided to make changes to our traditional Fall Ball schedule.
Our program this year will differ from years past; we will not be playing at PAL. We will be playing with a few of our local communities to include Norwin, Trafford Level Green and potentially Penn Trafford and Monroeville.
Scheduled games will start the first Saturday after Labor Day and run for 6 weeks. We will alternate playing sites each weekend, and Fall Ball will act like mini baseball tournaments. All games for all divisions will be played on Saturdays and Wednesdays and practice will be held throughout the week. Each team will potentially play a double header every Saturday.
Registration will be through the website only and will be ready by Friday, August 1st and will close on August 18th. There will be a late fee of $20.00 for registration after that date.
Regarding signups, if your child played their second year of a division (Shetland, Pinto, Mustang, etc.), then they will move up to the next division. Please note that ages and grade levels apply to each division.
For example: Johnny played his second year of coach pitch (Pinto) in the spring, for the fall he will move up and play kid pitch (Mustang).
Johnny just started baseball, but he is going into first grade next year. For fall he will move up to Coach pitch (Pinto).
This year's Fall ball commissioner is Dave Leven. He will be in charge of participating teams and setting the schedule. He can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Uniforms will be simplified to a silk screened T-Shirt and a matching ball cap.
I would like to personally welcome you to our new website and take a quick minute to introduce myself as the new President of the Franklin Regional Athletic Association. My name is Jerry DalCanton and I have served as a board member for the past 4 years. During that time, I’ve met many people who have worked very hard to make this organization special. There is a passion and commitment amongst the current board members to make this great organization even better.
As children, most of us participated in some type of sports. Whether it was on the playground, a local youth organization, or just a neighbor’s backyard, most of us played at one time or another. I believe that the relationships I developed were the main reasons I look back on my childhood so fondly. Now as an adult, the camaraderie that comes with coaching and watching, not only my children, but ALL of the children in the community, brings me the same kind of joy. Seeing young people make friendships and watching them grow, not only as athletes, but as young men and women is truly special to me.
Personally, I have always enjoyed working with children and their families. Through my work at Kids First Chiropractic, having coached varsity baseball at Gateway and FranklinRegionalHigh School for 15 years, as well as coaching the Shetland, Pinto and Bronco levels in the FRAA, I’ve had the pleasure to meet many children and their families.
As President, my goal is to provide strong leadership and positively represent the FRAA in the community. I will encourage people to get involved and to support our organization, not only financially, but even more importantly, by volunteering their time.
This upcoming year promises to be one of the most exciting times in the history of the FRAA. We are currently developing a new baseball and softball complex at MurrysvilleCommunityPark. The three new fields are nearly complete and a beautiful concession stand is currently under construction. The municipality believes we will be starting games on June 1, 2014 at the latest. While this complex is a great addition to the FRAA, it is really only a small part of something much bigger. This new complex will serve as a central hub for the community to gather. A place to bond with our neighbors. A place to show unconditional support for ALL of the children in the community!
To make this happen, we need your help! Please join us at the board meetings and volunteer your time. While the complex is sure to be a great place to play, it alone will not make our organization exceptional. The only way this organization will be exceptional, is with passionate, committed people. Start now by registering on the website and we will email you a reminder, inviting you to attend the upcoming board meetings.
If you have any questions, please feel free reach me at