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nity with a youth baseball/softball organi- zation to encourage and develop the fun- damental skills and physical growth of young athletes since the 1980s. Children ages 4 to 14 can participate in the recreational league, with children ages 6 to 14 participating in the prime league. President Dustin Dees said the association has been part of the Joshua community for over 40 years. “We pride ourselves in making sure the kids, parents, coaches and spectators are all having a great time and enjoying the best sport in the world,” Dees said. “We aren’t only teach- ing baseball or softball. We are teaching teamwork, manners, follow through and what it means to be part of something larger. Part of a team. Joshua Community Guide 33 “We are teaching how to be there for a teammate when needed by doing your job on the field and cheering on the other play- ers on their team, at all times. Being a part of JBA isn’t only fun; it teaches life lessons needed to grow and become a respectable young man or lady. Something every kiddo needs these days.” The baseball program is larger than most cities in Johnson County, he said, and the softball program is starting to grow again. “We welcome Prime teams and have several cities to interlock with for tourna- ments and Prime leagues for the 2020 Spring season,” he said. “JBA has many good things planned for the future. Come be a part of something wonderful.” For information, visit or the Joshua Baseball & Softball Association Facebook page.