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Our Mission

The Pine Forge Athletic Association is organized for and dedicated to providing and promoting Baseball & Softball for the youth of the Boyertown Area and neighboring communities in order to encourage the athletic development of the participants and to develop among them attitudes of friendly competition, fair play and good sportsmanship.


Rich Zuber & Andy Duffy

The Pine Forge Athletic Association was established in 1970 under the guidance and leadership of Merle Harner and Robert “Skip” Trainer. Both of these individuals had children that wanted to play youth sports but the Boyertown program was overcrowded. Therefore, they started the Pine Forge Athletic Association in order to have more opportunity for youths to play baseball and softball. Its philosophy and mission is to provide instruction on the fundamentals of the game of baseball and softball, and to instill good sportsmanship with emphasis on giving children the opportunity to play.

Mr. Harner, a lifelong resident of Douglass Township, Berks County, was born and lived in the small village of Pine Forge and now resides along Manatawny Road in Douglass Township. Mr. Trainer is also a lifelong resident of Douglass Township, Berks County. When both these men started PFAA it consisted of one team and approximately 12 to 15 players. They played at a small field at the Pine Forge Elementary School.

Over the years the PFAA program grew in player participation and additional fields were developed. Today the Pine Forge Athletic Association utilizes as many as 15 fields surrounding the Pine Forge community. Many people have been responsible for the growth of the Pine Forge Athletic Association. The countless volunteers who have dedicated their time, talents, and financial resources have made this organization what it is today. Because of the hard work of so many over 400 boys and girls have the opportunity to play baseball and softball each year from March through October. Under the current President Richard Zuber, Pine Forge Athletic Association continues to grow and strive to promote athletic development of its players and to develop among them positive attitudes, fair play, friendly competition, and good sportsmanship. Today Pine Forge has over 30 teams across its entire organization and is very appreciative of all those who continue to make it all possible.

Pine Forge Athletic Association

Our organization is built on the foundation of teaching kids the fundamentals of the game and providing them with the opportunity to compete at an advanced level while maintaining a fun, no pressure atmosphere.

We have been proudly developing Boyertown Baseball & Boyertown Softball since 1970!

  • We offer baseball and softball programs for ages 5-18
  • For our Spring/Summer program, practices begin in mid-April and the season wraps up by the end of July (exact dates vary by division)
  • Our Fall Ball program begins at the end of August and continues into October (exact dates vary by division)
  • In addition to our baseball & softball divisions, we also have a Challenger program.  The Challenger program is designed for athletes with physical and/or mental disabilities.  We do not charge a registration fee for the kids in the Challenger program

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201 East Philadelphia Avenue

Boyertown, PA 19512



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Earl Park Complex

Our secondary complex (Earl Park) is a 3 field facility with beautiful views, picnic areas, and restrooms.

Address for this location is:  803 Mountain Rd., Boyertown, PA 19512