Silver Spring Youth Baseball Association: SSYBA News

2014 Fall Ball Registration


For your convenience, this year’s fall ball registration will be held on-line only


Go to and follow the instructions.

Registration Fees (Total $50.00)

If you elect to pay by check, please mail your check to the following address:

Jarrett Handy
PO Box 235
New Kingstown, PA 17072

Make check payable to Silver Spring Youth Baseball Association (SSYBA)

Registration Deadline is August 8, 2014.

If you have questions, please contact:

SSYBA Board Members Needed!

SSYBA is looking for volunteers to join the SSYBA Board.

Currently, we have several open positions including:

  • President
  • Registrar
  • Concessions (assistant)
  • VP of Majors
  • VP of Pony
  • Member at Large

Please contact Bob Ziegler at for more information.

Warning: Construction!

SSYBA has begun the construction process for our storage building/meeting room behind the backstop on Field #5 (Memorial Field). To help keep everyone safe, please keep kids away from this area. The construction site is surrounded by safety fencing. Please keep an eye on your kids to make sure that nobody gets hurt.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Bob Ziegler


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IMPORTANT: Little League Bans Composite Bats!

Little League International Issues Update Regarding Composite Bats: Moratorium Imposed Immediately 

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Dec. 30, 2010) - Little League International has placed a moratorium on the use of composite bats in the Little League (Majors) Division and all other baseball divisions of Little League, effective immediately.

  "Today's decision of the Little League International Board of Directors Executive Committee is based on scientific research data from the University of Massachusetts (Lowell), which was contracted by Little League Baseball," Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball, said.

"The maximum performance standard for non-wood bats in the divisions for 12-year-olds and below is a Bat Performance Factor (BPF) of 1.15. The research found that composite bats, while they may meet the standard when new, can exceed that standard after a break-in process."

 Local Little Leagues were first informed of the research last September. "From the beginning, and throughout this process, we wanted to keep everyone informed," Patrick W. Wilson, Vice President of Operations at Little League International, said. "Our intent was to provide local league constituents clear direction regarding composite bats.

There is a process through which manufacturers can submit individual models for a possible waiver if they wish to seek it. Going forward, we will let our leagues know which ones meet the standards for the Little League Baseball (Majors) 12-and-under divisions, if any."

On Sept. 1, Little League International placed a moratorium on composite bats in the Junior, Senior, and Big League Baseball Divisions of Little League. Subsequent to that moratorium, some composite bat models have received a waiver and may be used in those divisions.

Information on the composite bats that have received waivers for the Junior, Senior, and Big League Baseball Divisions of Little League may be found here: 

At present, no composite bats for the Little League (Majors) Division and below have received a waiver. If and when any models do receive a waiver, Little League International will inform its leagues of that decision.
 The moratorium on composite bats, which now applies to all baseball divisions of Little League, does not apply to any softball divisions of Little League.

  Sincerely,Little League International

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