Join our team to continue Ephrata’s youth baseball tradition! Many hands make light work so the more we have the lighter the load on any one individual. You can volunteer for a one-time activity/event or a seasonal position. Not all positions require meeting attendance and we are better with more people involved. If you are willing to help, we will help you find a spot that fits you.
Current Open Positions:
- Uniform Director – This is a EBA Voting Board position. This position includes working with Registration coordinators to order and deliver EBA Player Uniforms including Hats, Pants, Belts and Uniforms prior to the season starts. This position includes spring and fall seasons along with assisting with the delivery of spiritwear items during sales.
- Variety of Special Event “Helpers” – once per year events like Picture Day, Fundraisers, etc. Are you willing to help the coordinators? Not lead but help with a task or 2? This is very much appreciated. Let us know what you’d like to help with.
Please contact Andy Gockley for more information or to volunteer.
To provide fun, safe, consistent, age appropriate development of players, which progressively prepares them to advance to the next level of competition.
We began as the Ephrata Area Little League® in 2002. In 2007 our organization incorporated to become the Ephrata Baseball Association, a nonprofit organization.
The Ephrata Baseball Association is a comprehensive K-12 grade consolidated youth sports organization serving the youth of Ephrata and surrounding areas. Over 100 volunteers provide approximately 400 youth ages 5 to 19 every year the opportunity to enhance their baseball skills and play a more competitive level of baseball, while also learning management skills and life lessons. We work closely with the Ephrata Mounts HS staff to prepare our younger players for participation in the high school baseball program, as well as offering opportunities for continued development throughout each player’s high school career. We have teams in 2 programs, In-house Youth Baseball and EPBA.
In-house Youth Baseball (Ages 5-10)
Our 5-10 years olds have several levels of play to learn and have in baseball for the spring season. T-ball is for 5-6 year olds; Coach Pitch are 6-8 years, and 8-10 year olds are typically in Kid Pitch.
Ephrata Premier Baseball Association (EPBA) (Ages 9-19)
The EPBA equips EBA travel teams from the 10U Jr. Midget-Midget level through the 19U American Legion program for on-field competition. We have teams in 3 different leagues, LCYBL for 10U,12U, and 14U, Lancaster Country Midget Baseball for 17U, and American Legion for 19U.
Fields & Facilities
EBA plays on public and school fields in the surrounding community. We thank the following boroughs, townships, and organizations that have developed relationships with us which enable us to share in the use and maintenance of these fields. For directions, click here.
For the past several years we have been enjoying the indoor facility called “EBA Academy” at 300 W. Chestnut Street in Ephrata. This facility is provided by a single donor with the primary objective of enabling high school players to improve their skills year round. When its available and there are qualified volunteers, the EBA is allowed to use it for 9-13 year olds. As long as the facility remains available and we have the volunteers, the EBA will continue to look for opportunities to improve the baseball skills of all players and equip parents with the knowledge to reinforce at home.
EBA Board of Directors and Management Team
The EBA Board of Directors are responsible for the day-to-day operations of this fully-consolidated and comprehensive youth baseball organization. Their main duty is to ensure that the participants of this K-12 program are learning the game of baseball in a fun and safe environment. Each member is a volunteer and is carefully appointed to their position by a selection committee that reviews level of availability, interest, and commitment to the objectives of the organization.
The EBA Board meet monthly at the EBA Academy which is located at 300 W. Chestnut St., Ephrata. The entrance is located via the tractor trailer port on the Park Ave. side of the building (look for the EBA sign).
To reach us by mail: Ephrata Baseball Association, PO Box 663, Ephrata, PA 17522
Please use this directory to contact the appropriate person for your concern. Or you can use the contact us form below to submit your question to the PR Director and it will be forward. This may take a few extra days to respond.
EBA Board of Directors
EBA President – Andrew Gockley
Vice President & EPBA (LCYBL) Director – Timothy Beever
Treasurer – Steve Schwanger
Secretary – Ryan Ellis
Fields & Facilities Director – Brett Muckle
Communications Director – Angela Trout
Equipment Director – Steve Savage
Uniforms Director – Sara Eddy
Rec Program Director – Scott Gola
Safety Director – OPEN POSITION
HS Baseball Coach – Adrian Shelley
EBA Directors & Coordinators
Sponsorship Coordinator – open position
Fundraiser Coordinator -Faye Schwanger
Picture Day Coordinator – open position
Mothers of Mounts (MOMs) Coordinator – Missi Shelley
Mounts Hardball Academy Coordinator – Adrian Shelley
Registration Coordinator – William Morrell
In-House Team Coordinator (Tee Ball, Coach, & Kid Pitch) – open position
Volunteer & Background Clearance Coordinator – open position
Coaches Certification – Adrian Shelley
Wiffle Ball Tournament Coordinator – Adrian Shelley
Webmaster – open position
Social Media Coordinator – open position