Announcements
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Spring baseball pictures are soon approaching and we have 2 opportunities.
 
The first session is required for every player to attend as its your team picture and an opportunity to buy different packages of team and individual.  Players should wear their full uniform and can bring their bat & glove.  Your coach will tell you the date, time, and location.  You should have received the order form with all of the different packages. Please bring the form and payment on the day of your pictures.
 
The second session is an optional but more personalized opportunity for Mom (or siblings, grandparents, dad, etc) to get pictures with their favorite player!  These will taken on Sunday May 5th at the War Memorial Field and you can sign up for your time at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4cafa82ea1f94-baseball1  Players can wear their uniform or any portion of and other participants are encouraged to wear any Mounts gear or purple & gold. You'll be notified via email when the pictures are available to view and purchase.  No obligation to buy and pricing will be listed when you view your options online.  Typical prices range from $7-$15 per photo.  A portion of the proceeds for this event goes to the EBA.  See that attached examples to see how fun this photo shoot can be!  
 
All pictures will be taken by the one and only Missi Mortimer! 
 
So in summary all players need to be at the team pictures that you coach will tell you the date/time/location and if you want to sign up for the optional personalized opportunity click on this link  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4cafa82ea1f94-baseball1
 
Please email Jaime any questions at jaime.ochs@icloud.com
 
Thank you
 
Brad Murphy
PR Coordinator
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Hello,

For Spring 2019, our fundraiser will be $20 Gold Tickets that offer discounts and promotions to many of the best places around town.   

They expire in April 2020 so you have 1 year to take advantage of the offers from the 12 supporting businesses. 

Each player that didn't opt out of the fundraiser is encouraged to sell a minimum of 5 cards for $20 each for a total of $100.  However, we are also offering prizes starting at selling 10 cards that include socks, slides, hoodies, $100 Dicks Sporting Goods gift card, and top team prizes.  

Can my player still sell if I opted out?  YES!   We can get you the cards and just deduct the original opt out fee of $35 from the submitted payment. 

Can I still opt out?  Of course but the league benefits more if each player sells 5.  We really appreciate if you can try to sell the minimum of 5. 

How do I get more cards?  Your coach or team parent will give you your first 5 cards and a flyer.  Please email Jaime or Brad for more cards.

What are the prizes look like? See lyer for pictures and for all other details. The fundraiser flyer, the supporting business, and more information at http://ephratabaseball.org/fundraising

To get more cards, email Jaime Ochs at jaime.ochs@icloud.com or Brad Murphy at info@ephratabaseball.org 

By May 5th, return remaining cards and money collected for sold cards to your coach or team parent.  Checks can be made out to EBA. 

Thank you for your support and good luck in earning those prizes!

Jaime Ochs

Fundraiser Coordinator

Monday, March 25, 2019

We are in need of umpires for this season for the in-house 8-10 year olds age level.  All games are in the Ephrata school district and this is a paid position.  $40/game and we will have a training session.  You can bring your own equipment but we also have some to share. 

Ages can be 14 and up.  

Interested?  Questions?  Please email Jeremy Jones at jeremy@elaengineers.com

Need to start in the next few weeks so email Jeremy soon.

http://ephratabaseball.org/umpires

Thank you.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Hello,

EBA Spirit wear is now on sale!  See the attached PDF or visit https://tbsonlinestore.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=62_180

There are 2 order windows but the first one gives you the opportunity to wear to all of the games.

First order window: You can place an order now through February 21st via the order form (click here: Spirit Wear Order Form) or byFebruary 24th if placing order online.    The orders are due to be delivered the week of March 25th.  You'll receive an email of the date and time to pick them up at the EBA Academy that week.

Final order window: There will be another order window of March 1st through March 26th via the order form (click here: Spirit Wear Order Form) or March 29th online.  Delivery for this window is estimated to be the week of April 22nd. You'll receive an email of the date and time to pick them up at the EBA Academy that week.

Paper Orders: Fill out the order form with check or money order made out to EBA and place in a sealed envelope with player's name & age group (8U, 10U, 12U, 14U) on the front.  Turn it in to your coach, team mom or Karen Buckwalter by the cutoff date.

lf you have any questions please email kibuckT@icloud.com

Thanks for your support and we can't wait to see everyone in the new gear!

Karen Buckwalter

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Hello EBA Families,

We're excited to open registration for the 2019 season!

 

  • While it seems like a long way off, we are having evaluations for the 10U and 12U travel teams on 12/8 and 12/15.  Please register online by 12/7 and choose your evaluation date & time.  For those who are 10U and want to be on an in-house team, no evaluation is necessary and registration can be done by March 1st.  Read more at http://ephratabaseball.org/spring-programs 
  • All 14U players need to register by 12/31/2018 and will be evaluated during winter-workouts beginning in January.
  • Coach Pitch and  others have until the beginning of March to register.  

A few things:

 

  1. All information about the season can be found at http://ephratabaseball.org/spring-programs
  2. You have the option to buy a helmet with "E" logo during registration for $26
  3. Want to know what happens after registration?  Read http://ephratabaseball.org/spring-programs#Expectations
  4. Uniform requirements, bat information, and other prep information is ready at http://ephratabaseball.org/spring-programs#Uniforms

Registration:

If you would like to sign your child up to play, you can register in one of the following ways.

  1. Online Registration: To register your child online, click here. It’s a fast and easy process to get your child signed up for the season.
  2. Mail-In RegistrationDownload & print the form and mail the completed form & payment to the address listed. 
  3. In-person:  Not scheduled at this time and we will determine later if we need this.  Please  register via one of the other options at this point and we'll let you know if we decide to have an in-person registeration option.

If you have any questions, please contact our Registration Coordinator at info@ephratabaseball.org

Thank you.  

On behalf of the EBA,

Brad Murphy

Registration Coordinator

Friday, November 9, 2018

A few updates and a request for volunteers for 2 positions:

First, to help us prepare for the 2019 season we need 2 people to fill key positions.  We really could use your help so thank you for considering:

  • Volunteer Coordinator helps do background clearances, communicates with coaches about the process, facilities updating our volunteer list, and helps reach out to people to fill open positions. This person usually interacts with coaches, volunteers, and other board members and usually has 5-7 hours per month from late January-early April.
  • Kid Pitch Team Coordinator helps coordinate coaches, field assignments, prepare coaches for season, and help with the coaches or parents with questions through the spring season.  Usually a few hours per week from Feb- Early June (end of school).  A full job description (although it says more than Kid Pitch but its the same for all levels) is available at https://ephratabaseball.stonealley.com/files/Ephrata/EBA%20TBall%20and%20Coach%20Pitch%20JD%202017.pdf 
  • Please email Jeremy Jones, EBA President, at jeremy@elaengineers.com or myself at info@ephratabaseball.org  with questions or interest.  

Other Important News:

  • Little League Charter: The EBA Board voted to cease our Little League charter effective immediately at the meeting on November 4, 2018.  Although we still have youth baseball for ages 5-10 we have the infrastructure and experience to provide it in an "in-house" format without the administrative responsibilities that comes with the Little League(R) charter.  The quality baseball instruction and fun learning atmosphere will continue for Ephrata youth.
  • Age Cut Off Change:  The age cut-off date that determines what age group your player is assigned has changed to April 30th. We will use this for all age groups from 5-14 year olds and its effective for the Spring 2019 season. Last year it was August 31st but before that it was April 30th so they are just reverting back. The organization (LCYBL) we are affiliated with for 9-14 year olds voted to revert back to 4/30 so we are applying it to all age groups for simplicity sake. For example, if you were born 5/1/2006 - 8/31/2006, the player would play in 12U now instead of moving up to 14U.  We estimate this will affect 15-20 players from last spring.  When you register, it will give you the assigned age group based on the birthdate you've entered in your account.
  • Spring Registration will open in mid-November.  I'm estimating 11/18/2018.  For 10U and 12U players wishing to play on the travel teams, evaluations will be December 8th and 15th at either 9, 10, 11 am.  Those players will need to register by 12/7/18 and choose one date & time during registration.  All others have more time to register and those deadlines will be posted on the website when registration opens. More on registration soon...

Thank you.

On behalf of the EBA,

Brad Murphy

 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

As we start our new year we wanted to share some changes and thank the members for their service!

  • Paul Gockley has resigned as EBA President after more than 5 years of serving in this capacity.  Paul's leadership has guided us through many changes and led our sponsorship efforts.  Thank you Paul for your long-lasting contributions to Ephrata baseball!

  • Although we don't want to lose Paul, we are excited to announce that Jeremy Jones was elected as our new EBA President effective 10/1/2018.  Jeremy has been our Ephrata Little League President for several years and also volunteers in several other youth sports organizations in Ephrata.  Thank you Jeremy for your years of service and for your willingness to continue to serve in this new role.  

  • There are some new faces to our team in the past several months. Thank you for being willing to invest your time and energy for the benefit of our baseball community!

    • Bobby Miller - Sponsorship & Annual Gold Tournament Coordinator

    • Jaime Ochs - Fundraiser & Picture Day Coordinator

    • Darrin Lytle - Parent Member

Open Positions: We do have several positions open. Thank you for considering how you can get involved!

  • EBA Little League President

    • (varying hours from Jan-June; Monthly meetings required as position as voting responsibilities)

  • AA Kid Pitch Coordinator 

    • (2 hours per week from Feb-June; Monthly meetings not required but recommended in Jan-April)

  • Volunteer Coordinator

    • (2 hours per week from Jan-April; Monthly meetings not required but recommended in Jan-April; Aug and Sept)

Please visit http://www.ephratabaseball.org/eba-board for job descriptions or contact Jeremy Jones or Brad Murphy.

Thanks again to all of our volunteers from coaches, team mom's, and board members!

On behalf of the EBA,

Brad Murphy

PR Director

 

Monday, July 30, 2018

Read more and register here:   http://www.ephratabaseball.org/fall-programs

 

Registration closes August 31st.