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.



Thursday, January 21
Registration Information for 2016

Registration for 2016 is now open for players 4-14. It's never too soon to get this done but at some point it will be too late. Please visit the following site to register your player:

http://hybl1040001.sportssignup.com

all in-person sign-ups will be held at Holyoke High School cafeteria, they will be held on Feb 6th, 13th, 20th and March 5th.  They will take place from 10AM- 1PM .  We will have a second sign up running on Feb 20th and March 5th at Morgan Elementary School the hours will be from 10 AM- 12:30 PM.

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 2016, we will also form 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 Midget is $120.

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. We will accept registration from non-Holyoke residents.



Sunday, January 1
Please support the Holyoke Youth Baseball League

The Holyoke Youth Baseball League has operated continuously since 1952 without the benefit of any tax dollars. Our program includes about 40 teams with players ranging in ages from 4 to 14. We rely heavily upon direct support from the public.

Our patrons and sponsors list is published in our annual Program Book and can also be inspected by clicking on "Patrons" at the left side of this page.

If you wish to be included as patron please send a donation of any amount to the following address:

Holyoke Youth Baseball League
P.O. Box 10453
Holyoke, Ma. 01041

For tax deduction purposes, the HYBL is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Do you work for a large company? Many companies have matching gift programs. The HYBL is eligible to receive matching gifts under these programs. Examples of companies which have made matching gift donations to the HYBL are Comcast, Verizon, JP Morgan Chase and Mass Mutual. Send us the paperwork and we'll do it.



Tuesday, April 29
Like us on Facebook

We will post photos and other information during the season.

https://www.facebook.com/hybl9