Welcome to the 2020 HVBSA Baseball & Softball Season!
Baseball registration is open for Tee-Ball ages 4 to 6 (as of April 30, 2020), Cal Ripken ages 6 to 12 (age as of April 30, 2020), and Babe Ruth ages 13 to 15 (age as of April 30, 2020).
Softball registration is open to all girls ages 6-14 (14 years or under on Jan 1, 2020).
We’ll also be continuing our effort to provide complimentary player development initiatives for our recreational baseball and softball programs in 2020. 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 3/8/20. The Spring Season is tentatively scheduled from 4/13 - 6/7.
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.
2020 Registration Fees
All league registrations will close on 11:59 pm Sunday March 8, 2020, and league drafts will be held the following week. In fairness to the selection process, registrations completed after the March 8th deadline will not be accepted without the prior approval of the respective League’s Committee. These registrations cannot be guaranteed to be on a spring team.
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 $125 to HVBSA during the registration process, and those donations help to offset our expenses for the season.
Our facilities costs increase every year and we try to keep league fees as low as possible. In order to continue this practice, we are asking parents with special skill sets (ex. plumbing, electrical, fencing, contracting, handy parents, social/digital media skills, communications and marketing, etc.) to identify their willingness to volunteer their services in these areas.
If you have any questions about how you can help HVBSA as a volunteer, please feel free to contact the league President 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 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, 2020. 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 2020 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 League President at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
As always, we appreciate your support of HVBSA and look forward to a great 2020 season!
The HVBSA Board of Trustees