HTRBA Little League: Welcome

Returning HTRBA players only!



On-line registration is now open for the 2015 Spring Season and Winter Clinics! CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE DETAILS

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE MESSAGE FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION ...

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Winter Clinics

HTRBA will once again be offering Hitting and Pitching Clinics in 2015.  Hitting Clinics are available for players age 6 and up, while Pitching Clinics are for players age 8 and up.  Clinics are one hour a week for five weeks beginning the first week in January.

To register, click on the button at the top of this page.  All clinic registrations must be done on-line.  The number of players per clinic is limited, so it's best to register as soon as possible.

Please send an email to information@HTRBA.com with any questions.



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Registration Information - 2015 Season

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The next in-person registration for the 2015 season will be held on Saturday, January 10 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon in the HTRBA Meeting Room. This will be the final in-person registration for the 2015 season. On-line registration is always available.  A $35 per player late fee will be added for registrations received after December 31.  (Does not apply to players registering at HTRBA for the first time).

Registration is open to boys and girls ages 4 to 12 (as of 12/31/14) that either live within the HTRBA boundaries, or attend one of the following schools: Greenwood, Klockner, Kuser, Mercerville, Morgan, OLS, or University Heights.The HTRBA boundary map can be found at the bottom of this article.

All players registering for the first time must present a birth certificate and proof of residency or school attendance. If registering a new player on-line, please send an email to information@HTRBA.com with child's date of birth, home address, and school to verify eligibility. Processing fees will not be refunded if an ineligible player regsiters on-line without first confirming via email.

Our regular registration fees are $100 per player, $175 for two players per family, and $200 for three or more players per family. We are offering an Early Registration Discount for all registrations received prior to November 1. The discounted fees will be $85 per player, $145 for two players per family, $175 for three or more players per family. 

The regular registration fee for our Instructional (T-Ball) Division is $75. Early discounts and late fees do not apply.

Click on the thumbnail for a copy of the registration flyer.



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Age Determination Date Change Information

As many of you may know, Little League International announced in April a change in the age determination date beginning with the 2018 season. The date will change from April 30 of the current year, to December 31 of the current year.

This past week, Little League announced that the timeline for transition to the new age determination date is changing. Instead of waiting until 2018, it is being implemented immediately for younger age groups.

Any player born on or after January 1, 2006 will use December 31 of the current year as their age determination date. Any player born prior to January 1, 2006 will use April 30 of the current as their age determination date for the remainder of their Little League career. An easy way to think of it is any player born after 2005 will use the age they turn during the calendar year as their league age.

This change will have the greatest impact on players born from May to December in, or after, 2006.

For example, a player with a birthdate of June 20, 2006, played as a league age 7 in 2014 (age as of April 30, 2014). Under the new rule, that same player will now play as a 9 year old in 2015 (age as of December 31, 2015).

The immediate effect on HTRBA is that there will be an abnormally large 9 year old group this year. We are still analyzing exactly how this may require changes to our division structure. More details will be made available once our analysis is complete.

For more information, here is a link to the Little League website with the announcement and an age determination chart… Little League Announcement

Please feel free to send an email to information@HTRBA.com with any questions related to your specific situation. 



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Registration and Fund-raiser Fee Summary

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Umpire Training



Little League is looking for the next generation of great umpires. NJ District 12 will be hosting an Umpire Training Academy through February and March of 2015. Cost is only $40. This can be a great part-time job for a high school student.  Click the attachments below for complete details.
Handout: Umpire Training

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2015 Board of Directors

HTRBA is pleased to announce the 2015 Board of Directors.  Elections were held at the Annual Business Meeting on Thursday, October 2.

President:  Dave Edwards
Past President:  Gene Palazzi
VP - Administration:  Doug Kenney
VP - Baseball Operations:  Mike Marino
Treasurer:  Jack Caldwell
Secretary:  Lisa Septak
Safety Officer:  Scott Applegate
Player Agent: Lou Juliano

Board Members At-large:  Jim Dunmeyer, Joe Formica, Matt Given, Rob Lee, Tom Miller, Denise Richards, Scott Rocco, Bill Scannon, Bill Tindall, Steve Wilfing 


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Fund-raiser Information

Candy Sale

The HTRBA Executive Board has decided to replace the Pizza Kit / Cookie Dough Sale with a Candy Sale for the 2015 season. Parents will be required to sell one box of candy bars per player. There are 30 bars in a box that sell for $2 each. A $60 fee will collected at registration, and the money is recovered through selling the candy bars. Buyouts are available ($40 for one player, $65 for two players, $80 for family). Candy will be distributed at each team's first practice.

Tag Day

For those not familiar with Tag Day, this is when a player stands outside of a store and solicits donations. Every child is required to complete one shift as scheduled by the league. Players between the ages of 9 and 12 will be scheduled for two hour shifts on the weekend of February 27-29 (pending approval by the township). Players between the ages of 4 and 8 will be scheduled for one hour shifts the weekend of May 22-24. Buyout is available ($60 per player).

Raffle

Raffle tickets will be distributed in mid May. Each family is required to sell up to 10 tickets per player. Tickets are $5 each. The winners are drawn on Super Saturday in June. There are multiple prizes ranging from $150 to the grand prize of $1000.



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New Player Eligibility Rule

Little League International recently changed the Player Eligibility Rule to allow players who attend a school within the boundaries of another league to play for that league. For example, a player who lives outside our boundaries, but attends Morgan Elementary School, can now play for HTRBA. So, any child who attends the following schools, regardless of where they live, can now play at HTRBA: Greenwood, Klockner, Kuser, Mercerville, Morgan, OLS, and University Heights. Please pass this along to your child's classmates' parents, and let them know that your kids can now all play together in the same league.

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HTRBA Spirit Wear Merchandise

HTRBA is pleased to announce a partnership with DeLorenzo's ASP - The Image Factory to provide HTRBA Spirit Wear Merchandise.  Click on the link at the bottom of this message to go to their website.  Then click the "Go" button next to HTRBA to view the available merchandise.

A percentage of all purchases is donated back to HTRBA.  You may select to have the merchandise shipped directly to your house for a small fee, or you can pick it at their office on South Olden Ave.

Please be aware that all embroidered merchandise will be available right away.  All screened merchandise will have to wait until a minimum order is reached.  A size chart is available below.

HTRBA Spirit Wear 


Handout: Spirit Wear Size Guide

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Little League Pledge

*I trust in God.
* I love my country,
* And I will respect its laws.
* I will play fair,
* And strive to win,
* But win or lose...
* I will always do my best!



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Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Sat 1/3 star Winter Pitching Clinics Begin All Day Indoor Training Facility
Thu 1/8 star Executive Board Meeting 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM HTRBA Meeting Room
Thu 1/22 star Board of Directors Meeting 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM HTRBA Meeting Room