HTRBA Little League: HTRBA News

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All Star Managers - Letters of Interest

We are now accepting letters of interest from those who would like to be considered for being selected as an all star manager. Please indicate which team you would be interested in managing and any other information that you feel we should know about you. We need managers for the following teams:

11/12 Year Old District Team
10/11 Year Old District Team
9/10 Year Old District Team
9 Year Old Tournament Team
8 Year Old Tournament Team
7 Year Old Tournament Team

To be eligible to manage an all star team, you must be a regular season manager or coach in an appropriate division for the age group you are interested in managing. We may also require a personal interview.

All letters of interest must be received by Wednesday, April 23. They can be emailed to president@HTRBA.com, left in Dave Edwards' mailbox in the batting cage, or given to him directly. We would like to announce the managers on Thursday, May 1.



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Merchandise Sale Fund-raiser Information

All orders are due into your team parent or manager now.  All teams must turn in their orders to Denise Richards by this Saturday at the latest.  Please see email for more details.

Orders will be delivered in late April.



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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 button at the top of the page or the link on the left side 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. 


Handout: Spirit Wear Size Guide

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HTRBA Night at the Thunder

HTRBA Night at the Thunder is scheduled for Thursday, May 8. The game against the Reading Phillies begins at 7:05 pm. The tickets are $11. Contact Bill Scannon at flyers26@verizon.net or 609-584-7884 to reserve your tickets.

Players in uniform will parade onto the field prior to the game, and there will be fireworks after the game.

For the adults, it's Thirsty Thursday with drink specials until the 5th inning.



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Make Up Schedule

Majors

Play Good Play Well vs Joe's Hamilton Transmission scheduled for Tuesday, April 15 (Team Request)
Reschedule: Monday, May 5 at 8:00 pm on A Field
 
Allegretti Builders vs Golden Dawn scheduled for Tuesday, April 15 (Rain)
Reschedule: Monday, May 5 at 6:00 pm on A Field 
   
Joe's Hamilton Transmission vs Play Good Play Well scheduled for Friday, April 18 (Team Request)
Reschedule:  Monday, May 19 at 6:00 pm on A Field
  
Allegretti Builders vs Golden Dawn scheduled for Friday, April 18 (Team Request)
Rechedule: Monday, April 21 at 8:00 pm on A Field
  
International
 
A+ Athlete vs B&E Service scheduled for Monday, March 31 (Rain)
Reschedule: Wednesday, April 30 at 6:00 pm on A Field
              
Kennedy's Cheesecakes vs Kids at Heart Photo scheduled for Monday, March 31 (Rain)
Reschedule: Wednesday, April 30 at 6:00 pm on B Field
 
Sterling Title vs Kennedy's Cheesecakes scheduled for Tuesday, April 15 (Rain)
Reschedule: Monday, May 5 at 6:00 pm on B Field 

Minors

No make up games scheduled.

Instructional

Investors Bank vs Smoothie King scheduled for Friday, April 18 (League Request)
Reschedule: Thursday, April 17 at 6:00 pm on C Field


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Scott's Pitch Hit & Run Competition - Saturday, May 10

HTRBA will be hosting the MLB sponsored Scott's Pitch Hit & Run Competition on Saturday, May 10.  Registration will begin at 3:30 pm with the competition starting at 4:00 pm. 

The competition is broken into age groups - 7/8 year olds, 9/10 year olds, 11/12 year olds, and 13/14 year olds.  Age is as of July 17, 2014.  There is no fee to participate.
 
The "Pitch" competition is based on the number of strikes thrown in 6 pitches.  The "Hit" part is based on distance and accuracy hitting from a Tee.  The best result of three swings is recorded.  The "Run" contest is based on time to run from just before second base to home.

Awards are given for the top performers by age group for each competition and for Best All Around per age group.  Winners are eligible to advance to compete in regional competitions that culminate with the National Finals at Target Field in Minneapolis prior to the MLB All Star Game in July.



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Registration - 2014 Season

We are still accepting registrations for the 2014 season.  Boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 12 (as of April 30, 2014) are eligible.  Players must live within our designated Little league boundaries, or attend a school within our boundaries.

Team practices begin in mid to late February.  Games begin in April and run through June.  

For information on registering for the 2014 season, please send an email to information@HTRBA.com.

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER NEW PLAYERS ON-LINE WITHOUT FIRST SENDING AN EMAIL TO CONFIRM ELIGIBILITY. 


Handout: HTRBA Boundary Map

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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 in Nottingham Little League's area, 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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Congratulations to our Regular Season and Playoff Champions

Majors Division

Regular Season and Playoffs: Hamilton Fire Co.

International Division

Regular Season and Playoffs: Kids at Heart Photography

Minors Division

Regular Season: Life Style Construction
Playoffs: Garden State Legal Services


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HTRBA Announces Matt Applegate as 2013 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 Matt Applegate has been selected as the 2013 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

Matt will be honored prior to the District 12 Championship Game at HTRBA Little League, along with the recipients from the other District 12 leagues.

Congratulations to Matt for this well-deserved award!



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Big Al Baseball Instructional Material
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BigAlBaseball.com - Outstanding instructional program and resources! Al Price (Big Al) has presented training to over 120,000 coaches and managers and over 50,000 players around the world. The training materials he has co-authored have been used by over 1 million coaches, managers, players and their parents. Click on the link for more details on Big Al’s complete training program, clinic schedule and to order your own resources.



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Indoor Training Facility Renovation



The HTRBA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that a campaign to raise funds for the renovation of our Indoor Training Facility is now underway. The renovations are planned to be completed in phases over the next few years. The first phase will address needed infrastructure fixes and upgrades. The following phases will result in a complete makeover including new flooring, a new net system, and aesthetic improvements.

While some of these upgrades will be funded from our operating budget, additional fund-raisers will be necessary to cover all of the costs. These fund-raisers will not be mandatory and will be designed to appeal to people from both within the league and outside the league. We have no intention of adding to our members’ financial burden. We will certainly ask for assistance with these fund-raisers, but it will always be voluntary.

The first fund-raiser will be a Super Bowl Block Pool 50/50. Each block will be $25. Half of the money will be for prizes and the other half goes toward to the renovation fund. More details will be announced in the coming days. We also have a league event at a Trenton Titans hockey game scheduled for March. Look for other events in the coming months.

A committee chaired by Bill Scannon will oversee the project. For more information, or to volunteer to help the committee, please send an email to BattingCageFundraisers@HTRBA.com.



CANCELLED- Aquafina/MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Competition

Due to the recent poor weather, we will be unable to reschedule the Pitch Hit & Run competition prior to the Sectional competition which is being held this Saturday.  With all of the make up games that need to be played, we do not have an available field.  We apologize for having to do this, as we know so many of the players look forward to the competition.