Organization – History
The Mississauga Southwest Baseball Association was formed in 2001 as the result of a merger between the Clarkson-Lorne Park Baseball Association (CLPBA) and the Erin Mills Baseball Association (EMBA). Both CLPBA and EMBA had long and successful histories in the Mississauga minor sports community and were highly respected throughout Ontario, having won numerous provincial and city championships over the years.
In response to the changing needs of minor baseball in Mississauga, the two community groups opted to pool their physical and human resources to become more efficient and effective in serving their respective memberships. Blending the two cultures, systems, processes, and philosophies required long hours of work and lots of adjustments, but it resulted in a highly successful transition. We are proud of this accomplishment as well as the continuing achievements of our T-ball, rookie ball, baseball, and softball programs which serve our players ranging in age from 5 to 21 (ages 8 to 22 for softball).
A Board of Directors heads our association, and our clubhouse in Tom Chater Park is headquarters for the work that takes place year-round. The Board meets the 1st Tuesday of every month in addition we have an annual general meeting each fall, and all MSBA members are encouraged to attend. Several of our Board members are also coaches, a group that is a vital component of our organization, and upon whose commitment and dedication all the teams rely.
With our unique facility, our on-field accomplishments, and our proactive and innovative total team approach (players, coaches, umpires, parents, and Directors), MSBA continues to be an important and successful community sports organization with an exciting and positive future.
We encourage other members to join our Board or to volunteer in another capacity. There is much to do and comparatively few people to do it all; so if you would like to be a more active member, please let us know.