Arch City Baseball will begin registration in December 2013 (dates below) for spring/summer baseball/softball in 2014. Ages 3-5 (T Ball), ages 6-7 (machine pitch), and 8U and up. After much debate and discussion, Arch City Baseball has decided to accept the offer to be a member organization in the newly formed Missouri River Baseball League, which includes Arch City, Hazelwood and Florissant Area Athletic Association (FAAA). While Arch City enjoyed its brief stay in the SLCAA, it became obvious that the majority of our teams found it difficult in some cases for the travel involved, and expressed a preference to stay closer to home. We will offer the SLCAA to our teams as a secondary league outlet, and hope our older teams can still participate in the SLCAA.
Cost for T Ball and Machine/Coach Pitch is $25, and 8U and up is $85 for a 12 game season. There is a team fee (if whole team up to 15) of $750 for 8U through 14U.
Arch City will also have a spring HS league (10 game season) beginning in early April running through mid-May. Cost is $80 for league.
Remember, at MHAA, teams do not work concession stand.
Expect some improvements to the appearance of the ballpark around field 1 beginning this spring. On December 19, the Maryland Hts City Council approved the installation of a cell tower that will also house some new field lights on the right field side just past first base. A new blacktopped parking lot is in the works, renovation of the maintenance sheds and some fencing will begin in the next few months. It will also provide some much needed perpetual capitol to be used on further improvements to the park. We on the board are excited about the great news, and looking forward to becoming the park we have been envisioning.
Another thing we at the park would like to see come about is our "reunion" mission for former players/coaches over the life of the park. Send us your pictures, stories, recollections about MHAA and let us get them on our upcoming Facebook page. There may also be an alumni game on opening day, April 26.
Don't forget, any ball park is only as good as its volunteers, and there's always room for more, no matter how much time or skills you might have. MHAA is a totally independent not-for-profit 501c(3) corporation, and is dependent on fees collected and corporate and public donations through advertising. We don't have the luxury of any city park system as some of our competitors do, but that doesn't hamper or deter the sole, single reason we exist in the first place - a place for ALL kids to come play the greatest game ever invented, Baseball. Since 1941, the Maryland Heights Childrens' Welfare Association, which is our official chartered title, has been here for children not only from Maryland Heights, but all over the
North and Northwest St Louis County area. Volunteer some time, get involved, and find out what a difference one person can make!
REMEMBER ----N0 CONCESSION STAND DUTY!!!!!
WE HAVE A FULL SERVICE CONCESSION STAND AVAILABLE FOR FOOD, DRINK, AND SNACKS!!!!
PLEASE NO OUTSIDE FOOD/DRINK.