Hillsborough Youth
Athletic Association

Helping hundreds of kids each year achieve their softball and baseball dreams

About Us

We are a nonprofit organization who, for over fifty years, has offered sports programs for kids from 4 – 16 years old. Our organization is run entirely by volunteers and is governed by a Board of Directors.

Currently we offer programs for baseball and softball with a mission to provide sports in an atmosphere that emphasizes teamwork, encouragement, and respect while teaching competitive play at appropriate age levels. We’re glad you’re here!

HYAA Activities by Month

Board Meetings

They HYAA Board of Directors are elected to 3-year terms. The Board Meetings are typically the first Monday of each month at 7:00PM at HYAA Headquarters, 220 Orange Grove Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278. The Board consists of parents, supporters, and volunteers for HYAA.

2024 Events

July 2024

Monday, July 8th
HYAA Board Meeting
7:00 PM

Wednesday, July 20th
Online registration closes

August 2024

Saturday, August 3rd
Late registration closes (+$20)

Monday, August 5th
HYAA Board Meeting – Exec Nominations
7:00 PM

August 5th-9th
League Drafts for Fall Season
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Monday, August 12th
Uniform Order Due (4 week lead)

Saturday, August 17th
Field Day
9:00 AM

Saturday, August 24th
First Practice (2 week preseason)

September 2024

Wednesday, September 4th
HYAA Annual Meeting & Board Meeting (Monday is Labor Day)
7:00 PM

Saturday, September 7th
Fall Opening Day (8 week season)

October 2024

Monday, October 7th
HYAA Board Meeting
7:00 PM

Saturday, October 26th
Last day of fall season

November 2024

Saturday, November 16th
HYAA Board Retreat
11:00 AM

December 2024

Sunday, December 1st
Hillsborough Holiday Parade
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

2025 Events

January 2025

Monday, January 6th
HYAA Board Meeting
7:00 PM

Playing Ball

Register to Play

Register for our recreational baseball or recreational softball programs for either the fall or the spring. Registration buttons will be active during open registration.

Recreational Teams

HYAA offers recreational baseball for boys and girls between 4-16 years old and recreational softball for girls between 6-12 years old.

Competitive Teams

The HYAA offers a competitive travel baseball option for players in the league who are seeking a more intense and dynamic experience.

Other Resources

Local Rules

Each year, HYAA reviews all the Local Rules that are in place for league play to promote fairness, sportsmanship, more level playing time, and safety.  Where these rules do not apply HYAA will refer to the Cal Ripken Rules for 4-12 baseball and the Babe Ruth Rules for 8-12 softball.  Please review these as needed and before each season as things can change based on Rules Committee suggestions to the HYAA Board.

Financial Assistance

First and foremost, HYAA understands the situations that the economy has forced upon our many league families.  Our policy has been and continues to be that HYAA will not turn children away based on their family’s ability to pay a registration fee.  We also understand that it can be difficult sometimes to ask for help. Additionally, we’ve had parents ask if a child on scholarship will receive the same benefits of all other players. The answer is, yes!  Players benefiting from financial assistance are not treated any differently.  Neither in uniform nor playing time. Coaches never know the player status and can not possibly reduce playing time based on this.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact the HYAA President or Vice President directly for information regarding financial assistance. See the Board of Directors for the current contact information.

Sponsorship Application

We are pleased to offer area businesses the opportunity to sponsor this great community program. In 2023, we fielded softball and baseball teams comprising of almost 900 players ranging in age from 4 to 15 years old. Your sponsorship plays a significant role in making our program a reality for many of these children by offering the registration cost per player. The sponsorship program also allows HYAA to offer scholarships to eligible families, and discounts for multi-player families. Your sponsorship contributes significantly to our ability to keep the program affordable and available to all. For those interested in sponsoring HYAA, please contact sponsorships@hyaabaseball.org.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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