The Merton Athletic Association is a volunteer-based 501c3 non-profit organization whose purpose is to offer athletic activities for residents of Merton and the surrounding communities. Our goal is to introduce and expand knowledge of sports and to develop appropriate-level skills and sportsmanship in a safe and fun environment. Through athletics a child can develop focus, learn discipline, build determination, and understand the 'team' concept. A child with strong self-esteem is a child on track to success.
The Merton Athletic Association was started more than 35 years ago and was originally established with adults in mind. It started with adult baseball and later adult softball was added with games being played at Fireman's Park.
Although M.A.A. continues to offer programs for adults, our focus has shifted over the years. Now the majority of our programs are targeted toward the children in our community using area schools and playgrounds as game sites.
At the time Merton Intermediate School was adding on and Merton Primary School was being built (1997), M.A.A. had a vision of developing the 'Merton School Park'. This concept included baseball diamonds, volleyball courts, a concession stand, bathrooms and trees for shade where children can come and play. As time has gone on, we have come closer to the completed park concept.
The Merton area is growing and with the continued support of the board and parent volunteers, our association will continue to offer more sports programs to the community.