Holyoke Youth Baseball League: Welcome

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Welcome to the official site of the Holyoke Youth Baseball League.

The purpose of the HYBL is to provide an opportunity for young people to learn the game of baseball in the proper environment and with the best possible equipment.

The HYBL has existed continuously since 1952 without the benefit of any tax dollars. Please consider making a donation.



Sunday, January 1
Registration Information for 2017

On-Line Registration will commence on January 1st, 2017 for all players  follow the link below. 

   http://hybl1040001.sportssignup.com/  

In Person Registrations will be held at Holyoke High School on Feb 18th and Feb 25th ONLY!!!!

 

We will be accepting out of town participants with the understanding that practices and games for HYBL will be in accordance with the below standards.

 

  A short description of the program for each age group follows. You will learn almost everything else at your first practice or game. If you would like to contact us please send an email to hybl2016@comcast.net. If you are interested in coaching please indicate that. You won't be sorry. Be sure to follow us on Facebook.

Players 4-6 years old play in the Small Fry Division. In 2015 this program was a smash hit with over 220 players. We teach kids everything about the fundamentals of baseball. It starts in late April and runs about 12 weeks. Each player participates in two 60-minute sessions per week. Sessions are scheduled on weeknights. Parents are heavily involved. About half the season is tee-ball training. The other half is loosely-organized coach-pitched games. The main purpose of Small Fry is to have fun. The registration fee for Small Fry is $30.

Players 7-8 years old play in the Mighty Mite Division. Games are played Wednesday evening and Saturday morning from the beginning of May through the end of June. The entire season is coach-pitched and (like Small Fry) a lot of parents are involved on the field. In 2016 the second half of the season will be organized in more of a traditional baseball format with balls, strikes and outs counted. However, runs still won't matter because we don't keep score. Besides having fun, the purpose of Mighty Might is to lay a solid baseball foundation for Pee Wee. The registration fee for Mighty Mite is $65.

Players 9-10 years old play in the Pee Wee Division. This is real baseball. The players pitch to each other and paid umpires are on the field. Games are played Monday and Thursday evenings and on an occasional Saturday afternoon. The season runs from the end of April until the end of June. Opportunities are available for post-season tournament play. The registration fee for Pee Wee is $75.

For 2017, we will continue with a Pee Wee travel team. Based on a skills evaluation we'll put the top players on one team and enter them into a regional travel league. Other players will play the normal, in-town Pee Wee format. More details later.

Players 11-12 years old play in the Midget Division. We are restructuring Midget Division for 2016. Teams will be entered into a regional travel league and placed in a division that is appropriate for the skill level of that team. Opportunities exist for "A", "B" and "C" teams although we are not planning an "A" team this year. More details later. Opportunities also exist for post-season tournament play. The registration fee for Midget is $100.

Players 13-14 years old play in the Sandy Koufax Division. Teams will be entered into a regional travel league and placed in a division that is appropriate for the skill level of that team. Opportunities exist for "A", "B" and "C" teams. Opportunities also exist for post-season tournament play. The registration fee for Koufax is $125.

Due to the success of Small Fry and the existence of modern realities such as "school choice" the HYBL will modify it's "Holyoke resident only" policy.



Sunday, December 4
HYBL registration

HYBL ONline registration will be available as 1/1/2017.

 

HYBL in- person Registration Dates will be  held on Feb 18th and FEb 25th. ONLY!!!!

 



Tuesday, June 28
Greatest Comeback in HYBL history

 
WOW!!!! 
 
Our in Town Pee-Wee Division- with out two top Pee wee teams playing  (Elks vs. Slainte) Elks takes a commanding lead in the games 1st half inning (23-0).  Then fast forward to the last inning we witnessed the greatest comeback in our 64 yr history  a 32-28 final score with Slainte winning on a Walk-off Grand Slam Homerun, hit by Brendan Stevenson.   

 


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