Hertel North Park Youth Baseball League: Welcome


Hertel North Park Youth Baseball League

Welcome to the Hertel North Park Youth Baseball League (HNPYBL).  Our organization was established in 1954, and although the name has changed a few times, it is believed to be one of the longest, consecutively-running youth sports programs in Western New York.  The league is a non-profit organization operated by an all-volunteer Board of Directors.  We are a financially self-sustained league, and receive no assistance from any government agency.  All home games are played at Shoshone Park which is located in the area of Main St. and Hertel Ave. in the City of Buffalo.  The park is a beautifully maintained complex with 8 baseball and softball diamonds, and a concession stand/storage facility built by the City of Buffalo in the early 1990s.  There were also public restrooms built around the same time.  The league provides the opportunity for approximately 950 boys and girls ages 4-21 to play baseball and softball.  The majority of the players are from the City of Buffalo, but there are also players from the surrounding suburbs.  No child that wants to play is turned away. 

The baseball side of the league is affiliated with the Babe Ruth Baseball League, which is a national youth organization.  The softball side is an independent organization.  Our league also operates travel programs for both baseball and softball.  All players are given an opportunity to try-out for these teams.  The travel program is financed by the players who make up each team (pay-to-play).  Although the City of Buffalo Parks Department takes excellent care of our facility, HNPYBL has the equipment to perform our own maintenance when necessary.  We strive to give our players the best possible playing conditions we can.  HNPYBL has hosted many prestigious baseball and softball tournaments over the years, including:  the Mid-Atlantic Regional Softball tournament in 1992 and 1995, the County Executive tournament (twice), along with many Babe Ruth District tournaments over the years.  This season, we will be hosting 5 Babe Ruth State divisional tournaments.  We also started a softball tournament 6 years ago which began with 5 teams and has grown to 18 teams with a waiting list.  In addition, our league is also a co-founder of the Buffalo Cup tournament.  This is both a baseball and softball tournament and is only for organizations that are housed in the City of Buffalo.  In conclusion, the Hertel North Park Youth Baseball League is a progressive organization, dedicated to providing our players every opportunity to be successful.

Saturday, June 27
All Remaining Games Are Cancelled for 6/27/15

All remaining games on 6/27/15 are cancelled due to rain!

Monday, June 22
Sponsors Needed for Ad Placements in State Babe Ruth Tournaments!

HNPYBL is proud to be hosting the State Babe Ruth Tournaments for 12U, 9U, and 8U boys July 2nd - July 5th. We are currently looking for sponsors for the tournament booklet. There will be 24 teams participating in the tournaments, creating the potential for upwards of 500 people to view your advertisement. For further information, or to send in a form to place an ad or a copy of art work you would like printed in your ad, please email League Vice President Dave Birkemeier (dbirkemeier@aol.com). June 30th is the deadline for sponsorship. Thank you in advance!

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Tuesday, June 16
Rained Out Tonight - Tuesday 6/16/15!

All games are cancelled tonight (June 16th)! Even though it is nice and sunny outside, the diamonds took on too much water last night into today and the grass is too wet to play on.

Friday, June 12
All Games Cancelled 6/12/15!!!

Due to rain, all games are cancelled Friday 6/12/15!

Tuesday, June 9
Rained Out Tonight - Tuesday 6/9/15!

ALL games are canceled for Tuesday, June 9th due to the rain!

Friday, March 27
Don't Forget - League Appreciation Day at Dick's Sporting Goods - This Sunday 3/29/15!

Hertel-North Park Youth Baseball League is celebrating with a League Appreciation Day at Dick's Sporting Goods' Maple Rd. location!


On Sunday, March 29th, Dick's Sporting Goods Maple Rd. location will hold a special Appreciation Day for all of our participating players, coaches and their family members. Check out the details below and use the link to print out your copy! All of our members will receive 20% off their ENTIRE Purchase! So join us for Appreciation Day at Dick's Sporting Goods as we gear up for the upcoming season. Every season starts at Dick's Sporting Goods!

Handout: 2015 Dick's Appreciation Day

Monday, March 23
Final Registration Tonight - March 23rd!!!!

The final in-person registration will take place on Monday, March 23rd from 6:00pm - 8:30pm at the North Buffalo Community Center on Sanders Rd. This will be your last chance to save $10.00 per player (T-Ball excluded). Pricing is as follows:

First Child - $90.00 ($80.00 if you register before the end of the day today)

Second Child - $80.00 ($70.00 if you register before the end of the day today)

All additional children - $65.00 ($55.00 if you register before the end of the day today)

T-Ball - $40.00 (no additional discount applicable)

If you're child(children) are new to the league please bring a copy of their birth certificate(s) to sign-ups or the original and we can make a copy.

In-person registrations must be paid in full with cash or check ONLY! You may pay with a credit card, and avoid standing in line, by registering on our website: www.eteamz.com/hnpybl

Monday, March 23
13U Boys Travel Tryouts This Saturday March 28th

Tryouts with coach Joe LoTempio for our 13U Boys Travel team will take place this Saturday, March 28th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at Sports Performance Complex in the Eastern Hills Mall. Please be advised that there is a fee of $10.00 per player due at the time of tryouts to cover the cost of renting the facilities at Sports Performance Park. 

The 13U travel team will  be participating in the Clarence Travel League - playing both at Shoshone Park and at other parks in the area. We will also be participating in at least three local tournaments, including the New York State Babe Ruth Tournament.

There will be a fee for participating in the travel program - the exact amount has not been determined yet. The fee includes jerseys & undershirts, baseball cap, batting helmet, socks & belt. This fee is in addition to the regular league fee. Please know that this fee is only paying for a fraction of the actual expense. The park is paying for a large amount of the team's budget.

ALL players must be registered for and play house ball to be eligible for the travel team. If you haven't registered yet, the league will be holding their LAST in person registration on March 23rd from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM at the North Buffalo Community on Sanders Road or you can register on the website.

If your son is selected for the travel team, you will be required to make a $100.00 non-refundable down payment to secure his spot on the team. This payment will be due immediately upon notification of making the team. Payment can be made in cash or check made payable to HNPYBL.

Please feel free to email Coach LoTempio with any questions: joelotempio0729@gmail.com

Monday, February 16
First Registration Is This Saturday (February 21, 2015)!!!

Don't forget to register early for the 2015 Season!  Online registration is open on the homepage of the website, and the first of three sign up sessions will take place at the North Buffalo Community Center this Saturday (2/21/15) from 11:00am - 1:30pm.

The North Buffalo Community Center is located at 203 Sanders Rd. in Buffalo (off of Colvin Blvd).

Fees for the 2015 Season are as follows:

First Child - $90.00*

Second Child - $80.00*

All additional children - $65.00*

T-Ball - $40.00

 *Register on or before March 23rd to receive a discount of $10.00 per child!!!

 Payment in full is due at the time of registration (NO EXCEPTIONS) by cash or check.  Online registrants may use a credit card. Please bring proof of birth to the registration as well.

Additional in-person registrations will also take place at the North Buffalo Community Center on Monday March 9th and Monday March 23rd from 6:00pm - 8:30pm.

Please call (716)862-0243 with any questions or for further information. 

Thursday, February 19
Letter Regarding Changes for the 2015 Season

Below is a link regarding changes being made for the upcoming season.
Handout: 2015 Letter

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