Registration

General Information

The HYAA offers registration for both recreational baseball and recreational softball.

Registration Cost
All divisions, $175.00

What’s included in registration?

  • 2 weeks of pre-season practice, with approximately 2 practices per week, depending on weather
  • 4-5 weeks of playing season, with approximately 1 practice and 1 game each week, depending on weather
  • Includes team shirts and hats for all players

*Financial Assistance is available

Refund Policy

All refund requests should be made to the league commissioner.  The league commissioner has the authority to consider extenuating circumstances as they apply and to overrule this policy on a case-by-case basis.

HYAA will administer registration refunds under the following guidelines:

Spring Season

  • A full refund of the registration fees will be provided if the request is made before the scheduled Evaluation Day.
  • No refund will be provided if requested after Evaluation Day.

Fall Season

  • A full refund of the registration fees will be provided if the request is before uniform order has been placed.
  • No refund will be provided if requested after uniform orders.

Recreational Baseball

We offer baseball for four to fifteen year-old boys and girls. Our philosophy has always been that any child who wants to learn the game can play, no matter the level of skill or experience. Our goal for players and families is to provide structured play to teach the game, have fun, and learn a few life lessons along the way in a positive environment.

Divisions

T-Ball (4-5 Year Olds)

Our youngest group of kids! T-ball is for four and five year-olds (according to our age scale). We know it’s hard to wrangle this group. That’s why we see this level as an introduction to the game and focus on the basics of play, which means coaches do not keep score or track the number of outs per inning. Players hit off a tee and all players on defense take the field each inning.

MP-30 (6-7 Year Olds)

This division is Machine Pitch – 30 mph and is for kids six and seven years old, depending on the age scale. We use a pitching machine set at 30 mph to introduce hitting a pitched ball instead of off a tee. The machine offers a steady throw and an increased opportunity of active play on the field. Kids gain a lot of confidence at this level as their hand-eye coordination gets a workout. If a child is having trouble hitting from the machine, the coach will prompt the player after three tries to use the tee so that he/she has a chance to get on base.

Rookie (7-8 Year Olds)

Now, we’re talking baseball! Rookie is for seven and eight year-olds, depending on the age scale. We use a pitching machine set at 40 mph in order to keep pitches steady and provide emphasis on base running and fielding. We still focus on fundamentals like throwing and catching, but play resembles an actual game and the kids love it! Score and outs are kept at this stage.

Exchange (9-10 Year Olds)

On the Exchange field, players who are nine and ten years old (age scale) will experience and learn more game strategy. Players are introduced to player-pitch. Base-running, fielding, and catcher position skills are refined. All games are called by official umpires.

Schley (11-12 Year Olds)

Our eleven and twelve year-olds (age scale) play based on positive reinforcement and the honing of skills. They play on a seventy foot diamond. Again, we do not turn away kids who are inexperienced. As long as the player is willing to learn, we will teach! All games are called by official umpires.

Diamond (13-15 Year Olds)

This is our last group of kids ares thirteen to fifteen (age scale). They play on a seventy-five foot diamond and fifty-four foot pitching mound. By this level, most of the kids have grown up playing together and know each other. It’s a really fun time. All games are called by official umpires.

Recreational Softball

We offer softball for six to twelve year-old girls. Just like with recreational baseball, our philosophy is that any child who wants to learn the game can play, no matter the level of skill or experience. Our goal for players and families is to provide structured play to teach the game, have fun, and learn a few life lessons along the way in a positive environment.

Divisions

6-8u

If girls would like to play softball after t-ball or if they are new to the field all together, this division is a great place to start! Much like baseball, our approach to softball is rooted in teaching fundamentals early and working on detailed skills later. We want our players to love to play and hope to instill that in them as soon as we can.

9-10u

At this level, girls play on a sixty foot diamond and games are called by official umpires. We continue to stress positivity while upping our competitive play.

11-12u

This division is for our oldest girls, but don’t forget: even if a player has no experience, we will still welcome her to play. It’s never too late to start having fun on the field! The girls will continue to use a sixty foot diamond and games will be called by official umpires.

Other Teams

Hawks Team

Hawks focuses on a higher level of competitive baseball and players do not participate in recreational divisions.

World Series Teams

In some recreational divisions, a World Series is played after the end of the regular season.

All-Star Teams

The All-Star teams consist of the top players who have played in HYAA recreational divisions.

Important League Information

Commissioner

  • Each division is run by a commissioner.
  • The commissioner is the primary point of contact for coaches and parents.
  • It is the commissioner’s responsibility to operate the division fairly, safely and in the best interest of the children.
  • Commissioners are selected by and have the support of the Board of Directors.
  • Issues involving the league commissioners should come to the President.

Equipment

  • All T-ball equipment is provided except for a glove.
  • This includes bats, helmets and catching helmet.
  • Gloves should be made of leather and safe.
  • Cleats are not required.
  • Batting helmets and catcher equipment is provided in all other division; although, we do recommend bringing your own if you can (as of Sept. 2021, this is highly recommended due to COVID).
  • Bats are not provided beyond t-ball.

Fall Ball

  • Fall Ball is a more relaxed season where the focus is on skill development.
  • Players participate in whichever division they would age into for spring.
  • This is an opportunity for players moving between divisions to get a feel for what the spring season will be like without all the pressures they may feel in spring.
  • Registration typically opens in early August and pre-season practices are limited.
  • Player Evaluations are not held for any age group. 13 year olds are traditionally allowed to participate in the Schley age group.
  • Practices are typically held during the week and games typically are played on Saturdays.

Spring Ball

  • Registration opens in December.
  • Pre-season practices are twice per week (1 weekday and Saturday).
  • Regular season consists of a Saturday practice and 1 or 2 games during the week.
  • Regular season ends in late May.
  • Regular Season tournaments (not including T-ball, MP30) start in late-May and run into early June.
  • Format of the tournament is determined by # of teams.