HTRBA Little League: Welcome

Returning players only! New players, please send email to to confirm eligibility.

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2016 Registration Information

Welcome to another season of HTRBA Little League Baseball! Registration is now open for the 2016 spring season. You can register on-line at any time by clicking on the button at the top of the page.    

We have scheduled three in-person registration dates: Saturday, October 24; Saturday, November 21; and Saturday, December 12. They are all 9:00 am to 12:00 noon in the HTRBA Meeting Room.

Registration is open to boys and girls ages 4 to 12 (as of 4/30/15) who either live within the HTRBA boundaries, or attend one of the following schools: Greenwood, Klockner, Kuser, Mercerville, Morgan, OLS, or University Heights. To determine if you're eligible to play at HTRBA, click on this link Find My League and enter your home address and/or school address. This will provide you with information on the league(s) you are eligible for.  

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 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.

Once again this season, we are offering an early discount (at least 20%) for all registrations received prior to November 1. To help us properly plan for the upcoming season, we need everyone to register as early as possible. A late fee of $40 per player will be added to all registrations for returning players received after December 31.  

Due to increased costs for equipment, field materials, etc., we need to increase the base registration fee for the first time in several years. The base registration fee is now $110 per player. The fee for the Instructional Division will remain at $75 per player. We will continue to offer family discounts, with the exception of the Instructional Division. We have decided, however, once again in an effort to get you to register early, to keep the early discount rate the same as previous seasons.

Here is a chart of registration fees for the 2016 season:

  Prior to 11/1  11/1 to 12/31  After 12/31 
 Single Player 
 Two Players
 Three or more players
*Additional $40 per player for each player after three

There are also a few changes in our fund-raisers this season. We have decided to go back to the pizza kit sale like in the past. Every family will be required to have $100 in sales per player. The buyout will remain at $40 per player, but there is no longer a multi-player discount.

As for Tag Day, we are going to give it one more try. It gets more difficult each season due to lack of suitable locations. We are looking at doing some things differently this season. More details to come at a later date. What we do know is that every player will only be required to do one hour (older players had to do two hours in the past), and the buyout fee has been reduced to $40 per player.

One final change is our policy on payment plans. We have been very understanding and very generous the last several years in working with people to ease the financial burden. While many people have been extremely responsible and reliable, and have made every payment as promised, still many others have not.

Admittedly, as a league, we have not done a great job with following up with people to get payment. As you know, we are a volunteer organization that has limited time and resources for this follow up. At some point, we have to rely on people to honor their commitment without us having to ask.

As a result, we have made the following changes. Every registration must be accompanied by complete payment, or an approved Promise to Pay form. Without either, the registration will not be accepted. This means that you will be expected to pay the registration fee that is in effect at the time the fee or Promise to Pay form is received. Payment plans will no longer be accepted for on-line registrations.

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2016 Board of Directors

Congratulations to the following members for being elected to the HTRBA Board of Directors for the 2016 season!

Executive Board 
 Dave Edwards  President 
 Gene Palazzi  Immediate Past President
 Lou Juliano  VP - Administration
 Scott Applegate  VP - Baseball Operations
 Jack Caldwell  Treasurer
 Lisa Septak  Secretary
 Bill Scannon  Safety Officer
 Tom Miller  Player Agent
 Board of Directors
 Chris Conti  Dan Leon
 Jim Dunmeyer             April Olex (Auxiliary President)
 Joe Formica  Jeff Prosdocimo
 Matt Given  Scott Rocco
 Rob Lee  Steve Wilfing


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HTRBA Announces Bryan Smolka as 2015 Jim Davis Sportsmanship Award Recipient

Each season, every league in NJ District 12 selects one 12 year old player to receive the Jim Davis Sportsmanship Award. The HTRBA Executive Board is proud to announce that Bryan Smolka has been selected as the 2015 recipient. The Jim Davis Sportsmanship Award recipient is selected based on the following criteria:

 Helps other players   Is a graceful loser 
 Always tries hard  Doesn't argue with the umpires
 Displays enthusiasm and team spirit      Is polite and courteous
 Sets a good example  Always does what the managers asks    
 Plays fair at all times  Is a team player

Bryan will be honored prior to a District 12  Tournament game at Sunnybrae Little League, along with the recipients from the other District 12 leagues.

Congratulations to Bryan for this well-deserved award!

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Volunteer of the Year and Mom of the Year are Announced

Congratulations to Scott Applegate for being selected as the 2015 Volunteer of the Year Award, and to Ann Wilke for receiving the 2015 Mom of the Year Award.  Both of you are very deserving of your awards!

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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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