About Us

Welcome to Hillsborough Youth Athletic Association! We are a nonprofit organization that has offered sports programs for kids from 4 – 15 years old over the last fifty years. The association is volunteer-run and is governed by a Board of Directors and currently offers programs for both baseball and softball.

We currently offer programs for baseball and softball with a mission is to provide sports in an atmosphere that emphasizes teamwork, encouragement, and respect while teaching competitive play at appropriate age levels.

Volunteer With Us!

Even if you don’t have time to serve on the Board or be a coach, we still need volunteers for other areas! These are just some of the different ways to volunteer with us.

  1. Volunteer to man a concession stand.
  2. Join the Softball Task Force to help grow our softball program.
  3. Contact the Fundraising Chair to help plan a fundraiser.
  4. Come out on a Field Day to repair dugouts, rebuild pitching mounds, fix batter’s boxes, etc.
  5. Take pictures and videos to submit for marketing materials and social media posts.
  6. Tell a friend about HYAA!

Board of Directors

The HYAA Board of Directors consists entirely of volunteers working together to promote and share youth baseball and softball in the Northern Orange County Community of Hillsborough, NC. Fortunately, we are supported by many, many parent volunteers, players and coaches not only in Hillsborough, but in the neighboring communities of Durham, Chapel Hill, Mebane, Efland, Cedar Grove and beyond. The board nominates / votes on candidates each September and the new directors begin a three-year term in September. To be eligible for a position on the board, a prospective director must have been involved in the league for a minimum of one season (as a parent, volunteer, coach, etc.).

Visitors are welcome at any board meeting!

Patrick Cummings

Past President: Sam Sawyer

Nick Schumacher

Nick Schumacher

Head Commissioner

Earl & Sarah Van Horn

T-Ball & MP30 Commissioners

Josh Johnson

Rookie Commissioner

Ben Meyers

Exchange Commissioner

Chad Dunn

Schley & Diamond Commissioner

Meagan Carter & Travis Allen

Softball Commissioner

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Patrick Cummings

Executive Committee Chair, Sponsorships Chair, Land Committee Chair

Alex Stanford

Tournament Committee Chair

Chad Dunn

Rules and Player Development Committee Chair

Scott Comer

Picture Coordinator

Patrick Cummings


Charles Lane

League Scheduler

Jacob Stephenson

Meagan Carter

Earl Van Horn

Sarah Van Horn

Kelli Wagoner

Field Locations

Collins Field
255 Orange Grove St, Hillsborough, NC 27278

Exchange Field
331 Exchange Park Ln, Hillsborough, NC 27278

Schley Field
3416 Schley Rd, Hillsborough, NC

Cedar Grove Field
5800 NC-86, Hillsborough, NC

Efland Cheeks Field
117 Richmond Rd, Mebane, NC

HYAA Headquarters
220 Orange Grove St, Hillsborough, NC 27278

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is HYAA?

Hillsborough Youth Athletic Association is a nonprofit entity organized for the purpose of operating a youth sport programs in the Hillsborough area. HYAA is chartered by Babe Ruth League, Cal Ripken Baseball, and Babe Ruth Softball.

How long has HYAA existed?

While HYAA was incorporated in 1976, the present day organization is the legacy of a youth baseball program which began in the late 1940s and has grown to include softball.

What are HYAA’s priorities when it comes to working with children?

We believe that team games like baseball and softball are a fun way to teach values such as teamwork, sportsmanship, doing your best, encouraging others, respecting each other and one’s opponent, and winning or losing with dignity. Every child is important to us. We have an opportunity, through our coaches and volunteers, to make a meaningful, positive, and long-lasting impact on every child.

What other sports does HYAA offer?

HYAA only administers a youth baseball and softball program which is open to boys and girls.

Does HYAA work with families that cannot afford the registration fee?

Yes. We offer a scholarship (i.e., no fee) to any child that requires it. We do not turn any child away because of affordability issues. A parent only needs to ask.

How many employees does HYAA have?

There are no employees. HYAA is run exclusively by a group of volunteers. There is no paid staff.

How is HYAA managed?

A volunteer Board of Directors, generally consisting of between 18 and 24 individuals, directs the activities of HYAA. Board members are elected to serve three year terms. The Board elects a President, Vice President/President Elect, Treasurer, and Secretary. To be eligible for Board membership, an individual must have a child play for HYAA and/or volunteer in some capacity for HYAA for a period of at least one season before being nominated for Board membership. Proposed Board members are nominated and voted on each September.

How is HYAA funded?

HYAA is funded through a variety of sources. Among them are the registration fees for players, local businesses which sponsor our teams, and revenue from concessions and t-shirt sales. We also have one major fundraiser each year. Major expenses include uniforms, eld maintenance, umpires, equipment, concessions, and insurance.

Where does HYAA hold games/practices?

See Field Locations section.

Does HYAA hold tryouts?

We do not hold tryouts for our recreational teams. T-ball (4-5) and MP30 (6) teams are randomly formed. For the other divisions, we do conduct evaluations of all players. Our goal is to achieve as much parity as possible among our teams. We strive to ensure, through the evaluation and placement of players, that each team has at least two capable pitchers and a catcher. After those positions are decided, players are drafted by the coaches in a supervised fashion to round out the rosters.

The HYAA Hawks travel teams do have tryouts when needed.

Our Current Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Division Sponsors

Homer Sponsors

Triple Sponsors

Single Sponsors

Billboard Sponsors