Hillsborough Youth
Athletic Association

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

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 – 15 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

The Board of Directors hold board meetings once a month throughout the year except in December. The volunteer Board consists of between 18 and 24 individuals.

Winter Activities (Dec – Feb)

Christmas parade
Spring registration opens online

Spring registration walk-in

Player evaluations
Team drafts

Fall Activities (Sept – Nov)

Annual meeting
Fall ball practice starts
Fall ball games start

Fall Ball Ends

Spring planning and marketing begin

Spring Activities (Mar – May)

Spring practice begins

Opening day/picture day

Regular season tournaments begin

Summer Activities (Jun – Aug)

No specific activities

All-star travel ball | All-star teams compete in tournaments on several weekends

Fall ball registration opens online
Fall ball registration walk-in

Playing Ball

Register to Play

Register for our recreational baseball or recreational softball programs for either the fall or the spring.

Recreational Teams

We offer baseball for boys and girls between 4-15 years old and softball for girls between 6-12 years old.

Other Teams

HYAA has the Hawks travel team and some divisions have a World Series team that plays after regular season.

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, particularly during our walk-in registration period.  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 page for the current contact information.

To apply for financial aid, use the financial aid form button to fill out the form, then take it to the Orange County Department of Social Services, 113 Mayo Street, Hillsborough, NC.

Financial Aid Form

Financial Aid Policy

HYAA Coach Application & Background Check

The Certification Program and a Background Check is Required for all coaches. Background checks must be performed on each coach once per year. If you coach during two seasons in a year, you should not fill out the background check during the second season. Coaching applications and background checks should be submitted through our online registration system. Coaches should also complete the Cal Ripken Coaching Certification.

Coaching Certification

Online Registration System

HYAA Facility Use Form

If you would like to use one of the HYAA fields for a private event, please fill out the HYAA Facility Use Form and send it to HYAA using one of the methods on the Contact Us page.

Facility Use Form

Sponsorship Application

For those interested in purchasing billboard space at any of the HYAA fields, please download, complete and either e-mail or send via USPS to our HQ listed on the form. Your billboard will be displayed year-round on the field of your choosing. Contact sponsorships@hyaabaseball.org for all Sponsorship questions.

Sponsorship Application

Team Creation Process

The document linked below outlines, by division, the manner in which registered players are assigned to teams. It is intended that this document serve the HYAA player agent & commissioners as a guideline for how to assemble teams. Consideration has been made to focus on parity in all divisions, but provide flexibility in some divisions to allow for coach volunteers to make requests to work together.

Team Formation and Draft Process

Private Lessons

The following are companies that offer lessons at various prices and have various skill sets. We encourage you to do your own research and insure you know the cost required for any lessons. HYAA does not endorse any individual or company.

To be listed a company or individual is required to give a clinic to HYAA (free of charge at least once per year per individual or company, Education institutions are allowed to give clinics at a minimal charge)

If you would like to be considered, please get with a commissioner in one of the divisions to possibly setup a clinic. You need to provide background information about you or your company and normal cost of lessons and areas you cover. Click here for a link to all of the commissioners.

Duke University Baseball

For full details, see the Duke Baseball Camps website.
Contact: Mark Hayes, 919-257-0095

Cedar Ridge Baseball

For full details, see the Cedar Ridge Baseball website.
Contact: James Athas

Orange High Baseball

For full details, see the Orange High Baseball website.
Contact: Dean Dease

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Title Sponsor

Division Sponsors

Homer Sponsors

Triple Sponsors

Single Sponsors

Billboard Sponsors