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12A 2018 All-Stars/Cooperstown Team Try-Out

The FCAA Majors Division will be selecting the 2018 12A All-Star / Cooperstown Team in a few weeks. The selection process will be different than any other All-Star Selection Process at FCAA.

For ALL 12u Players that are interested in trying out for the 2018 12A All-Star / Cooperstown Team the process is defined below:

Mandatory Parents (Only) Meeting:
Tuesday, December 5th at 6:30pm in FCAA Boardroom

Mandatory 3 Day Baseball Evaluation for Players
Thursday, December 7th – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Friday, December 8th – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Saturday, December 9th – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

All information needed about the 2018 12A All-Star / Cooperstown Team at the Mandatory Parents Meeting on Tuesday, December 5th.

If you have any questions, please reach out to FCAA Athletic Director, Ray Riker at (727) 515-4569 or

3rd Annual Hit-a-Thon

Thank-you to all that participated in the FCAA's 3rd Annual Hit-A-Thon! With the funds raised the association will make improvements to the facility, including more shade covers over seating areas.

Donations are still being counted, but so far we have raised more than $8000! Great Job! We are FCAA Strong!

Visit the link below for more information!

Dates to Remember

September 18: Practices Start
October 6: Party at the Park- muster at 6pm, Ceremony 6:30
October 6: Old-Timers Game
October 7: Opening Day
October 21: Picture Day
November 13: Play-offs Start

December: Registration begins for Spring 2018

New Baseball BAT STANDARD (USABat) as of January 1, 2018

The new USA Baseball bat standard (USABat), which will apply to Babe Ruth Baseball/Cal Ripken Baseball,will be implemented on January 1, 2018, allowing the bat manufacturers sufficient time to bring these bats to the marketplace.

It is important to note there will be no change for Fall 2017 to youth baseball organizations’ bat rules. All bats, currently accepted for the respective leagues, remain permissible through December 31, 2017. Check out the link below for more information on the new bat standards.

Amazon Smile Supports FCAA

With Christmas right around the corner, we are happy to announce that Fort Caroline Athletic Association is now part of Amazon Smile!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support FCAA every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to FCAA

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You can use the same account on, including AmazonPrime, and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, you need to select Fort Caroline Athletic Association to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation.

FCAA All-Star Teams had an Amazing Summer!

Check out the All-Stars Tab to see how our teams did this summer! Accomplishments include 2 teams representing FCAA at the Southeast Regional Tournaments with 1-2nd place finish, 2 State Champions, 1 State Runner-Up, many District Champions, a City Champion, and countless Tournament 1st place Championships!  Great job players, coaches and families! #FCAASTRONG

Volunteer Badges

ALL Coaches, Assistant Coaches, and Team Parent(s) must be listed on a Team Roster to apply for a COJ Volunteer Badge.

The City of Jacksonville and FCAA requires all Coaches, Assistant Coaches, and Team Parent(s) to have a COJ Volunteer Badge each year. If you plan on coaching, being assistant coach and/or anticipate helping on the field during practice, in the dugout or on the field during the season you must be listed on a team's roster to receive a 2017 COJ Badge. Contact the COJ Parks and Recreation Department to schedule an appointment to apply for a badge. Badges will be picked up by the a FCAA representative and handed out. Once you receive your badge it must be worn at all times when interacting with players. 

If you have a badge from 2016 you will need to fill out a Continuation Form and return to the Athletic Director at least 3 weeks before the season begins. Click the link below to download the Continuation Form.

If you don't have a badge you need to send your name and team name to the Head Coach, as soon as possible. The info will be turned into the League Director. Your request for a badge will only be considered if it comes from a League Director. Your name will be placed on a list with the COJ which will allow you to make an appointment to receive a badge. If your name is not on the list you will not be allowed, by the COJ, to receive a badge.


Where is FCAA Located?

FCAA East (Ed Austin Regional Park - District 2 Park)
11751 McCormick Road. Jacksonville, FL 32225

Near the intersection of McCormick Road and Monument Road. Across the street from the PAL Building.

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 351135, Jacksonville, FL 32225-1135.

FCAA West (formerly Lake Lucina)

6527 Merrill Road, Jacksonville, FL 32277

For a quicker response, email a board members or league director. Emails can be found on the FCAA Board tab.

Phone Number: 564-2080 (however, messages are not checked regularly best to send emails to board members or league directors)

Bat Rules Updated for 2016 Play

See the attached document regarding league bats for use of play in all Cal Ripken and Babe Ruther (baseball and softball) league and tournament play.

You can access the latest information at the following URL as well.

CDC Heads Up Concussion Training

Heads Up Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, 30 minute, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion.