Welcome to the 2018 HVBSA Baseball & Softball Season!
The 2018 Spring Baseball & Softball Registration is now open. Please click on the Register Now link below to register and/or find out additional details about the upcoming season.
Baseball registration is open for Tee-Ball ages 4 to 6 (as of April 30, 2018), Cal Ripken ages 6 to 12 (age as of April 30, 2018), and Babe Ruth ages 13 to 15 (age as of April 30, 2018). Senior Babe Ruth participants ages 16 to 18 will have a separate registration in late May, 2018.
For Cal Ripken, HVBSA will institute a tryout along with a draft this year in an effort to improve the experience of our players. Our goal is to allow each child the opportunity to excel, by maximizing the evenness and competitiveness of each level. Attendance at the mid-March tryout is strongly encouraged and mandatory for any 10 or 11 year old looking to play majors. This tryout will be used in conjunction with 2017 end of season evaluations by coaches to select the appropriate teams. Additional information and schedule will be provided as we get closer to March.
Attention Cal Ripken Baseball players from ages 9-12 as of April 30, 2018. HVBSA spring recreational league tryouts set for Sunday, March 11th from 11:30 - 1:30 PM at the NAC Sports Center/Gallagher Baseball Academy, 120 Pheasant Run Rd, Newtown, PA. 18940. (smaller building not the main building).
Attendance is strongly recommended for all new players aged 9-12 and 10-11 yr. olds trying to play majors and for players aged 9 hoping to be considered for AAA.
HVBSA is looking to improve the experience of our young athletes by having them compete in the most appropriate division. Along with previous end-of-season ratings, the tryout will aid the league and our managers in selecting our divisions. Our hope is that improving the evenness of talent within each division, every child will have the opportunity to excel in an appropriate, competitive, and safe environment.
League representatives will be in attendance to independently evaluate players.
T Ball sessions will only be on Saturday mornings. There will be an 8 AM - 9:15 AM session and if necessary, depending on the numbers, a second session from 9:30 AM - 11:15 AM.
Softball registration is open for to all girls ages 6*-12 (as of Jan 1, 2018) *Any girls who are age 5 and in kindergarten as of Jan 1, 2018 are also eligible.
Girls 16 and under (as of Jan 1, 2018) are eligible to register for the Renegades Travel Program.
Player Development - We’ll also be continuing our effort to provide complimentary player development initiatives for our recreational baseball and softball programs in 2018. Once dates for these clinics are confirmed, they will be posted to our Website and we will send an email communication, and all registered players are welcome to attend.
Registration will be open through 3/4/18.
The 2018 Spring Season will tentatively run from 4/9/18 - 6/1/18. This may change a bit given weather and number of teams.
Please note that all new players/families will need to create an account to register your child in our new website registration system before completing registration.
2018 Registration Fees
Tee Ball Ages 4-6 as of 4/30/17 – $90, $115 if submitted after 2/17/2018
Spring Cal Ripken Baseball (6-12) - $205, $240 if submitted after 2/17/2018
Spring Babe Ruth Baseball (13-15) - $165, $200 if submitted after 2/17/2018
Spring Girls Softball (6-12) - $190, $225 if submitted after 2/17/2018
Spring Girls Softball - Renegades Travel Program (10-16) - $100
Family Discount Policy - Families who register 3 OR MORE children for HVBSA softball or baseball spring recreational programs in 2018 will receive a 10% discount on your total registration fees paid. Due to website limitations you must pay the regular fee when completing registration. Your refund check will be mailed in April.
Late fees will be assessed after 2/17/18. All league registrations will close on Sunday March 4, 2017 at midnight, and league drafts will be held the following week. In fairness to the selection process, registrations completed after the March 5th deadline will not be accepted without the prior approval of the respective League’s Committee.
Volunteer Requirements & Buyouts
As an all-volunteer nonprofit organization, HVBSA is completely reliant on the volunteerism of our parents to operate the league. As a condition of registering your child with HVBSA, parents are required to commit to 5 hours of volunteer time during the season. If you are interested in managing or coaching our kids or joining any of our HVBSA operating committees, please let us know by selecting your area of interest during the registration process. Parents have the ability to “buy-out” of their five-hour volunteer responsibility by donating $100 to HVBSA during the registration process, and those donations help to offset our expenses for the season.
If you have any questions about how you can help HVBSA as a volunteer, please feel free to contact Mark Shreve at email@example.com.
Refunds granted prior to the drafting of the teams will be the registration fee less a $35 administration fee. There will be no refunds beginning from the day prior to your child’s division draft going forward into the season, except for medical reasons (a Doctor's note will be required), in which case the $35 administration fee still applies. Please consult the Website for additional details on in-season refunds.
We Need YOUR Help Finding New Players!
We have no way of directly contacting new residents, or new players, in the community and would appreciate your help in finding them. Please forward this email to your friends and family who have prospective players who are over the age 6 by April 30, 2018. We also welcome new families and players from neighboring towns.
If your family is unable to afford the registration fees due to financial hardship for any of HVBSA’s Programs, a limited number of scholarships are available for your child to participate. The number of scholarships is limited each year, based on our financial condition. If you would like to apply for a 2018 HVBSA Scholarship, please visit the Registration section of our Web page to download an application to be submitted to HVBSA. The process is confidential, and you should contact Mark Shreve (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information.
As always, we appreciate your support of HVBSA and look forward to a great 2018 season!
The HVBSA Board of Trustees