Mandarin Sports Association (MSA) of Jacksonville is the original organization for youth baseball for Mandarin and its surrounding areas. We offer two youth baseball seasons each year – Spring and Fall. Following the Spring Season, All-Star teams are formed in most age divisions. Further, MSA offers an Advanced Baseball (AB) programs in both Spring and Fall for most age divisions if there is enough coach and player participation. Our Mandarin little league baseball home games are primarily played at Alberts Field in Jacksonville. Some age groups play within a coalition of nearby associations and may travel to other parks to play some games.
Spring Baseball Key Dates:
- Registration – Mid-November through the end of January.
- Evaluations and Teams Form – Between Mid-January and the first week of February.
- Season – First of March through Early May*.
Fall Baseball Key Dates:
- Registration – Mid-June through the Beginning of September.
- Evaluations and Teams Form – Between the Beginning of September and Mid-September.
- Season – October through Mid-November**.
You can register online or in-person on certain dates in the registration period. See the Latest News Section of our website for onsite registration dates.
Practices are typically two days a week for 1:30 – 1:45 and start as soon as teams as formed. Games are typically two days a week. Practice time after games start is at the coach’s discretion.
*All-Star season runs Mid-May through Mid-July and is on a try-out basis.
**Fall Baseball season ends before the week of Thanksgiving. Further, there are NO GAMES ON SATURDAYS in the Fall whenever possible unless there are field limitations, conflicts, makeups, or coalition needs.
MSA follows the Cal Ripken youth baseball rules for league ages 12 and under and Babe Ruth baseball rules for league ages 13-18.
League Age is based on Babe Ruth Baseball’s age chart.