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BASEBALL/SOFTBALL INFO

Registrations Only Being Accepted in the HYAA Office

Registration forms for the spring Baseball and Softball seasons can be printed and mailed or brought to the HYAA office during normal hours along with a check. Online registrations are no longer being accepted.

Note that this year the baseball and softball programs have adopted more of an age-specific format so please be sure to read the information on the registration forms when registering your child.

CK's Baseball 4U Training Academy

CK’s Baseball 4U baseball training academy is a sponsor of HYAA baseball. CK’s offers spring break and summer baseball camps, as well as individual and group lessons throughout the school year. Click on the CK’s logo for information. If you patronize CK’s please let them know you are a member of HYAA baseball.

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.

2016 CALENDAR

Registration Starts Feb 1
Rutgers Safety Course TBD
Early Registration Ends Feb 29
Registration Ends Mar 14
Coaches Meeting
HS Commons
Mar 20
Coaches Clinic
Satz Gym
TBD
Umpire Clinics
HS Commons - 7pm - see the flyer for info
Mar 21
Practices Begin - Baseball
Weather permitting
Apr 4
Practices Begin - Softball
Weather permitting
Apr 4
Travel Team Tryouts TBD
Games Begin
Baseball
Softball

Apr 11
Apr 16
Annual Parade/Fair at Cross Farm
11am-4pm
Apr 16
Picture Day - SCHEDULE Apr 30
All Star Games at Phillips Park May 21
Playoffs Start
Baseball grades 3/4 and 5/6
Softball minors and majors

TBD
Jun 13
Season Ends Jun 22

SCHEDULES

PRACTICE/GAME SCHEDULES - Map of Cross Farm Fields
Girls T-Ball
Softball - Clinic
Softball - Minors
Softball - Majors
Softball - Travel Teams

Baseball - Pee Wee
Baseball - Rookie
Baseball - Minors
Baseball - Major 1
Baseball - Major 2

PICTURE DAY
April 30th Indian Hill Cafetorium - SCHEDULE

PLAYOFF SCHEDULES
TBD

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ADMINISTRATION

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

Softball

Chris Briamonte
John Migliazza
     
League Presidents Boys Pee Wee Keith Murphy
Boys Rookie (1) Jamie Placca
  Boys Minor (2) Jason Maikos
  Boys Major 1 (3/4) Dan Bodnar
  Boys Major 2 (5/6) Steve Siebel
  Boys Major 3 (7/8/9) Joe Hroblak
     
Girls T-Ball (6 and under) John Yasnowski
  Girls Clinic (6-8 yrs. old) Stacey Savage
  Girls Minor (9-10 yrs. old) James Quirk
  Girls Major (11-13 yrs.old) Chris Briamonte
     
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 2016

2016 Softball Coaches Handbook New

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.