Holyoke Youth Baseball League: News

Sunday, February 8
In-Person Registration

As much as we'd like to have everybody register on-line, we have scheduled plenty of opportunities to register with us in-person so that we can answer all your questions.

All in-person registrations will be held at the Holyoke High School Cafeteria on four consecutive, upcoming Saturdays from 10AM-1PM. The following dates have been selected:

Saturday February 21

Saturday February 28

Saturday March 7

Saturday March 14

A parent, guardian or other adult must be present. Please bring the player's birth certificate and be prepared to play the registration fee. Full information about the league and about registration can be found at www.hybl.org.

Thursday, January 1
Registration for 2015 Season

Happy New Year and welcome to the 2015 Holyoke baseball season.

Our on-line system for registration is now open. Please visit the following web site:


A new instructional division for 4-6 year olds is being organized this year. You will find other information about the Small Fry Division on www.hybl.org. Please register either on-line or at an in-person registration event that is yet to be announced.

For players 7-13 not much has changed. Please register either on-line or at an in-person registration event that is yet to be announced.

The Mighty Mite Division is for players 7-8 years old. This is an instructional league that is more structured than the informal practice sessions used in Small Fry. You will get a call from your coach in April so please make sure you give us the right phone number when you register. For parents who have not yet participated in HYBL, please send us email at hybl@comcast.net if you have questions. The registration fee is $65.

The Pee Wee Division is for players 9-10 years old. The Midget Division is for players 11-12 years old.  We will hold evaluation clinics in late March. You will be contacted. Please make sure you give us the right phone number when you register. The registration fee is $65.

The Koufax Division is for players 13-14 years old. This is a travel league. We will hold an evaluation clinic in April. You will be contacted. Please make sure you give us the right phone number when you register. The registration fee is $100.

Thursday, January 1
Small Fry Division

In a major expansion of the program, the HYBL will organize a 4-6 year old division for the 2015 season. The Small Fry Division will be focused on instruction in the game's basic points and having fun. Practicies might be held a couple nights per week and organized as skill stations. More formal games might be played later in the season. We have some experienced people ready to lead the division and others who have expressed an interest in coaching. We will also look forward to the participation of parents.

Please register your players using the on-line registration system referenced on this web site or attend an in-person registration that will be announced later. Because of the limited expenses anticipated with operating this division the registration fee is only $25 per player. A player must be at least 4 years old by May 1.

Have fun. See you out there.


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 6 to 16. 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.

Friday, June 27
K of C Wins Pee Wee Championship

The Holyoke Knights of Columbus Council 90 is the new Pee Wee champion. They defeated the Holyoke Elks Lodge 902 to win the best of three series.

Congratulations to both teams. We had a great season.

6/28 Elks 0 vs. K of C 7
6/30 Elks 4 vs. K of C 10


Friday, June 27
Dam Cafe Wins Midget Championship

The Dam Cafe took the rubber game of the best-of-three series and is the new Midget champion. Congratulations to both Dam and Chirgwin on a fine season.

6/26 at 5:45 PM: Dam Cafe 9 vs Chirgwin 7
6/28 at 12:45 PM: Dam Cafe 8 vs Chirgwin 25
6/30 at 5:45 PM: Dam Cafe 14 vs Chirgwin 4


Friday, June 20
Regular Season Champions

In the Pee Wee Division, Knights of Columbus Council 90 has won the regular season with a sensational record of 14-1.

In the Midget Division, Chirgwin Insurance finished the season undefeated 14-0 and have claimed the regular season title.

Congratulations to both teams and to everyone else. We'll post the postseason details as soon as the seedings are final.


Friday, May 2
Our Loyal Patrons 2014

Please view our updated patrons list for 2014 by clicking on the "Patrons" option on the left of the page. These people, organizations and businesses have made a generous donation to the HYBL to fund operations. We could not do this without them. Thanks a million!

Thursday, May 2
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Tuesday, April 29
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We will post photos and other information during the season.