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2024 Spring Season - Opening Day Countdown


Message from our President

Hello CJAL Youth Baseball Friends & Families,

For starters, I simply want to say thank you to all who help make the 2023 season an overwhelming success. We have helped deliver a positive experience for over 300 players ages 4-15 years old. It should be noted that none of this would be possible without those who are “on the field”, the ones who at the very heart of all we do at CJAL, our volunteers. We would like to thank our coaches, assistant coaches, managers, team parents, scorekeepers, anyone who has raked the field, sent an email, filled a mound, cleaned a dugout, picked up some trash, and generally bettered our league with your time and efforts. Thank you.

I would also like to thank our sponsors who power this league with their generosity. Without the support of our local business community, we would not be able to reach our goals. A great credit is due to those businesses who generously give back to our league. We appreciate you.

The CJAL Board of Directors is currently hard at work preparing for the 2024 season. It’s difficult to imagine a more passionate group. They care about our kids and each of their decisions comes with bettering the baseball experience with our players in mind. CJAL has easily become the premier destination for rec baseball in Clifton and you have them to thank.

Please be sure to mark November 13th, 2023, in your calendars as registration will open for the 2024 season that day. We will be sending out registration reminders as the date draws near. We will also be providing an early registration discount for those who register during the period of November 13th through December 31st.

In other news our Board of Directors held nominations for new members and elections for current open board positions. I am happy to announce that I have been re-elected to a 2nd term as your president. I’m tremendously honored and humbled to lead this organization for another 3 years.

Please be on the lookout for some announcements in the next few weeks regarding winter baseball clinics, important dates regarding the 2024 spring season, and other opportunities for kids to grow their baseball skills.

We are looking forward to another great season at CJAL!

See you all soon!


John Fantry

Clifton Junior Athletic League President


Clifton Junior Athletic League (CJAL) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, run entirely by volunteers, to promote, develop and supervise youth baseball. We have served the community of Clifton, New Jersey, since 1953, and we continue to provide organized youth baseball programs for over 300 children, ranging in ages from 5 thru 15. We operate out of the Albion Memorial Park Fieldhouse, which is located at 237 Maplewood Avenue. Albion Memorial Park is home to 3 baseball fields, a batting cage, a concessions stand and restrooms (as well as tennis courts, a basketball court and a new playground). 

The Clifton Junior Athletic League Youth Baseball Organization proudly charters with Babe Ruth League, Cal Ripken Baseball (a division of Babe Ruth League, Inc.), and Bambino Buddy-Ball.

  • 12U Summer Team
  • 12U Ice Cream Break
  • 10U Summer Team
  • 10U Summer Team
  • 9U Summer Team
  • 8U Summer Team
  • 7U Colts


The Babe Ruth Baseball/Softball program, using regulation competitive baseball and softball rules, teaches skills, mental and physical development, a respect for the rules of the game, and basic ideals of sportsmanship and fair play. In all aspects, Babe Ruth League, Inc. is committed to providing our participants the very best educational, sports experience possible. It is our fundamental belief that every child with a desire to play baseball or softball be afforded that opportunity.

Develop a strong, clean, healthy body, mind and soul.
 - Develop a strong urge for sportsman-like conduct.
 - Develop understanding of and respect for the RULES.
 - Develop courage in defeat, tolerance and modesty in victory.
 - Develop control over emotions and speech.
 - Develop spirit of cooperation and team play.
 - Develop into real, true CITIZENS...

Babe Ruth League offers multiple divisions for play. Divisions are based on the style of play and age groups. Babe Ruth League tournament play is also based on the particular division of play. Click one of the following main divisions to learn more.

Babe Ruth League Logo Cal Ripken Baseball Logo Bambino Buddy-Ball Logo


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