11U competed in Rockford, Illinois’ Walk Off Weekend. The boys ran wild on teams, making it to the championship game and coming home with second place! Congratulations to the 11U team and coaches!
Falls 12U Gray took 2nd place over the weekend at the Brookfield Backyard Bash. After winning a tough 1 run game against the Park Ridge Warriors (IL) in the semifinals, Falls Gray fell short against the Tosa Titans in the finals. Great job boys!
The Falls 11U team brought home 2nd place in the White Bracket at this weekend's Brookfield Backyard Bash. The boys played hard all week with great defense and clutch hitting. Great work team!
Falls Jr Phoenix Baseball will be featured in our community magazine, The Falls Neighbors, in July 2022. You can find the article online already at this link. Look for the print copy coming to your doorstep soon!
This past weekend, 13U Gray brought home the Championship at the “Off the Wall Weekend” in Oconomowoc! And it took two last inning heroics to pull it off!
After winning the semi-final in WALK-OFF fashion, the Phoenix found themselves down 3 heading into the top of the 7th inning of the championship game. Falls then proceeded to put up 5 runs off of a couple doubles to the fence. They held on to win the Championship 8-7 against a tough CSF Lakesiders team.
The Menomonee Falls High School Booster Club's Annual Golf Outing will take place on Saturday, August 20th, 2022. Please consider participating, sponsoring or donating to this fundraising event. The Booster Club is now fundraising to support the installation of synthetic turf at Trenary Field and the MFHS softball field! Please check out the event webpage for more details and to sign up.
The Jr Phoenix 12U Burgundy team fought the elements, as well as fierce competition, to take 3rd place in the Play for Trey Tournament in Whitewater, WI this past weekend.
In the 3rd place game on Sunday, the Jr Phoenix avenged an earlier loss (during the seeding round) playing under California Rules in extra innings. The team's word of the day was "Aggressive" and the kids demonstrated that in all phases of the game: while batting, running bases, fielding, and pitching.
A special shout out to the 4 players from the 12U Gray team that helped on Saturday during the seeding round games due to several of the multi-sport Burgundy players having to miss due to other obligations. Great teamwork boys! Go Falls!
A recent interview with Coach Tim Gotzler, Head Baseball Coach Menomonee Falls High School and VP Player Development, Falls Jr Phoenix Baseball
Q: What are your thoughts on youth baseball in Menomonee Falls for players in grade school and middle school?
A: Menomonee Falls has a rich baseball history and success at the older levels begins with the programs for the youth. The Menomonee Falls Little League is one of the largest in the state and the Jr Phoenix Organization (formerly Jr Indians) has been providing opportunities for select baseball since 1995.
Q: As the High School Varsity Coach, why are you a member of the Jr Phoenix Board of Directors?
A: The Jr Phoenix purpose is to be a feeder program for the High School. As VP of Player Development for the Jr Phoenix I can share our High School concepts, drills, techniques and terminology with the coaches in the program. This not only helps the players be successful while in the Jr Phoenix program, it also helps players get off to a fast start when they get to Menomonee Falls High School Baseball.
Q: What are some of the recent developments for the Jr Phoenix program?
A: In 2020 we signed a long-term lease for an over 6,000 square foot facility in Menomonee Falls. We've installed turf and 3 retractable netted cages for batting and pitching, which can be opened up for a large fielding area. Most recently the organization invested in Hit Trax which is a state-of-the-art digital training aid that provides feedback on a hitter's exit velocity, launch angle and more.
Q: How many teams are in the organization and is it expensive to join?
A: Our goal is to have up to two teams of 11 players each, from second through eighth grade. The program relies entirely on volunteers and is a not-for-profit organization. Because of this the fees associated with the program are actually much lower than cost of other youth baseball programs. And, the organization is community focused striving to field as many roster spots as possible with Menomonee Falls School District students and residents.
Q: How can families learn more about the Jr Phoenix Baseball Program?
A: We will be holding an open house and free instruction on April 10th for kids in 1st & 2nd grade, but anyone who registers in advance is welcome to come and see the facility. More information is available at www.mfjpbaseball.com, including tryout information for next season.
The 2022 season is here!!! DICK’S Sporting Goods will be hosting a 20% off shop event for all Jr Phoenix Baseball athletes, families and community supporters at the Brookfield & Wauwatosa stores on 4/8 – 4/11/2022.
The discount is valid on purchases STOREWIDE! If you can't find an item in the store, ask a sales associate to help you order it, and still receive 20% off. There are some exclusions to this promotion (listed here).
Present the coupon at the register to redeem this special offer! The coupon can also be downloaded and displayed from your mobile device by following this link.
The Falls Jr Phoenix Beer Tasting Event returns on April 9, 2022. Location- Village Bowl in Menomonee Falls. Time- 4:00-7:00 pm.