Holyoke Youth Baseball League: News

Monday, April 6
Opening Day Jamboree

The Jamboree will be Saturday May 2 at Springdale Park. Players should arrive at the grassy, city-owned field north of Springdale Park near the entrance to I-391 no later than 9:30 AM. Please be very careful dropping your players off. Main Street is dangerous, Please use the side streets.

The parade will start at exactly 10:00. It will be led by the Holyoke Fire Department and the Holyoke High School Marching Band. The Holyoke Police Department will provide security. We also expect local diginitaries to be present. Parents are invited to march with their teams.

The honoree this year is Joe McCarthy. Joe is one of Holyoke's baseball legends especially at Holyoke High. His sponsorship of "Joe McCarthy's Subway" is an institution in the Sandy Koufax Division.

After some short opening day ceremonies exhibition games will be played in the Mighty Mite, Midget and Koufax divisions. Pee Wee teams will play a full game at fields all around town. Small Fry is along for the fun.

Players will be served lunch. Parents and fans can buy lunch for a small fee.

In the unlikely event of rain, please hold Sunday May 3 open.

See you there.

Monday, April 13
Postseason Tournament Team Clinic

Evaluation clinics for postseason tournament teams will be held on Saturday May 9 at Crosier Field. Two clinics will operate simultaneously -- one for 9-10 year olds and one for 11-12 year olds. Players should arrive no later than 9:45 AM and be dressed to play baseball. Bring a birth certificate and be ready to pay the registration fee.

Participation on a tournament team requires a significant commitment by both players and parents. You will be expected to attend all practices and all tournament games. The possibility of player cuts also exists. Please take all that into account.

If you have questions contact us at hybl@comcast.net.

Sunday, March 29
Late Registration for 2015 Spring/Summer

If your player is not registered by now you are very late. On-line registration is closed. If you would like to contact us with a last-minute request, send an email to hybl@comcast.net. Include the player's name, address, phone and date of birth. Individual division notes follow. 

Our Small Fry Division (ages 4-6) and Mighty Mite Division (ages 7-8) are both full. However, due to the rather loose playing format it may be possible to squeeze a few more in.

Pee Wee (9-10), Midget (11-12) and Koufax (13-14) teams have been selected. You'll see them out there practicing. At this point we can no longer guarantee roster spots but we will place you on a waiting list.

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.

Thursday, May 2
Follow us on Twitter!

We'll be tweeting at the Jamboree.

Tuesday, April 29
Like us on Facebook

We will post photos and other information during the season.


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!