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Modified 1/12/2015

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HYAA is a proud member of Babe Ruth Baseball / Cal Ripken Division

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL INFO

Registrations Now Accepted for Baseball/Softball

Registration forms have been distributed in the schools. Online registrations are also accepted using our secure registration form. Be sure to register by January 28th to take advantage of the $20 discount. Registrations received after February 18th are subject to a $50 late fee with no guarantee of placement on a team.

You can also print the registration form and return it with your check to the HYAA office.

New Softball Coaches Handbook

Be sure to check out the 2014 Softball Coaches Handbook. This terrific guide is full of tips and ideas about getting the most out of coaching and is a great source of information for coaches at all levels.

Important Babe Ruth Info on Specific Bats

  •  Babe Ruth League, Inc. has been informed that Nike Bat Model #Aero CX2-BTO636 (light grey), CX2-BTO573 (dark grey) and CX2-BTO598 (blue) have failed recent performance standard compliance testing.

  • Effective immediately and until further notice, Nike Bat Model #Aero CX2-BTO636 (light grey), CX2-BTO573 (dark grey) and CX2-BTO598 (blue), including all graphic variations, is not eligible, or approved, for use in any Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken program or activity.

  • The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has advised Babe Ruth League, Inc. that the BBCOR decertification process has been implemented for the Marucci CAT5 33-inch model.

  • Effective immediately and until further notice, this bat (Marucci CAT5 33” length) is not eligible, or approved, for use in any Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken program or activity.

2015 CALENDAR

Registration Starts
$20 discount until Jan 28
Jan 12
Rutgers Safety Course TBD
Registration Ends Feb 18
Draft / Coaches Clinic - Coaches Only TBD
Practices Begin
Weather permitting
TBD
Umpire Clinics
Meet at 7:00p in HHS Commons
Umpires need to attend ALL clinics
TBD
Travel Team Tryouts TBD
Games Begin TBD
Annual Parade/Fair at Cross Farm TBD
All Star Games at Phillips Park TBD
Picture Day TBD
Playoffs Start (boys 3/4 and 5/6) TBD
HYAA Summer Tournament TBD

SCHEDULES

PRACTICE/GAME SCHEDULES
schedules for ALL grades - Practices Only

TODAY'S GAMES
see the full schedule for any given day

PLAYOFF SCHEDULES

ADMINISTRATION

Commissioners Baseball
Bob Brady
Joe Crowley
Joe Hroblak
John Martinez
Anthony Pesce
Steve Siebel

Softball

Chris Briamonte
John Migliazza
     
League Presidents Boys Clinic John Martinez
Boys Rookie (1) Dan Bodnar
  Boys Junior (2/3) Steve Siebel
  Boys Junior (4) Kevin Hanley
  Boys Major (5/6) Anthony Pesce
    Joe Hroblak
  Boys Senior(7/8/9) Bob Brady
     
  Girls T-Ball / 1 Jaimie & Brian Hynes
  Girls Clinic (2/3) James Quirk
  Girls Minor (4/5) Chris Briamonte
  Girls Major (6/7) Dennis Pavlik
     
Director of Officials Pat Demech  

Injury Report Form

In case of an injury sustained during an HYAA event, please print and complete the Injury Report Form and return it to the HYAA office. Please complete all relevant parts of the form.

LINKS

General Rules - All Leagues

Boys 2nd/3rd Grade Baseball Rules - updated March 2014

Boys 4th Grade Baseball Rules

Boys 5th/6th Grade Baseball Rules

Girls Softball Rules-All Grades - Updated for 2014

2014 Softball Coaches Handbook New

Tournament Team Rules

Travel Teams

Locations

Reporting Field or Equipment Problems

If you see anything you want to report about the condition of the baseball/softball fields, use the Field Maintenance Feedback form to report the situation directly to the supervisor of field maintenance.

Likewise, if you have any problem or concern about the equipment used for baseball/softball, use the Equipment Issue Feedback form to report the issue directly to the supervisor of equipment.

Here are some articles from Bullpen, the official publication of the Babe Ruth League. The articles are great for rookie and veteran coaches and talk about ways to teach good, fundamental skills, and to keep the whole experience fun for everyone.