Marlton Recreational Baseball has new offerings this spring

Opening Day will now be on May 2, a month later than previous seasons

It’s almost time to play ball!

In less than two months, the spring season of Marlton Baseball will officially begin – and with it, some new and exciting opportunities for youth players in the township’s recreational program.

For the first time, Marlton Recreational Baseball is introducing Quickball to its 4 and 5-year-olds. Quickball is fast-paced, active, inclusive and most of all – fun! A variation of baseball, Quickball is meant to keep players active with a lot of action as they learn the basics of the game. Plus, kids get their own baseball and bat set to take home.

Also new: Marlton Recreational Baseball will officially begin with a “Spring Training” practice season, kicking off March 28. Here, kids will get the chance to practice with professional instructors at Indoorance Sports Academy. Plus, Marlton’s volunteer coaches will also have the chance to learn from the Academy’s professional instructors. Spring Training will also feature on-field clinics, scrimmages and more to get Marlton’s young athletes ready for Opening Day!

With the addition of the Spring Training practice season, Opening Day will now be on May 2, a month later than previous seasons, giving the opportunity to play ball in warmer weather. Opening Day will also feature a parade of players, as well as other family festivities celebrating that games have officially begun.

After the season ends in late June, the program will also offer the opportunity for children to take part in their Baseball Summer Camp, led by Moorestown High School Varsity Baseball Head Coach Mike Appalucci and Rowan College of Gloucester County Baseball Head Coach Rob Valli.

Marlton Recreational Baseball is offered to youth 4 to 16 years of age. Register before February 16 to avoid late fees at www.marltonrecreationcouncil.org/marltonbaseball. Spring registration closes on March 1.

Families are also invited to follow @MarltonBaseball on Facebook and Instagram, and @BaseballMarlton on Twitter for program updates, photo and video highlights of the season and more.