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OVERVIEW OF BASEBALL Divisions REGISTRATION

In Town Spring Baseball

HYAA offers baseball programs for six levels/ages, K-8 during the in town spring season. Teams from Hanover play against each other in the same age group.  Program levels are organized by BIRTH DATES established by Little League and Babe Ruth Rules.  Please find the age charts below to determine which program your son or daughter is eligible for. 

In town baseball spring baseball is for kids of all skill levels to learn the game and have fun.   We ask our parents and coaches to provide a positive and safe environment for ALL kids to learn.  HYAA encourages coaches to allow for kids to play multiple positions during the season and to keep playing time fair.  
Programs typically run Mid-April to Mid June

 

TEE-BALL   5-6 Year Olds

Tee Ball is open to Pre-Schoolers and Kindergarten kids in the 5-6 year old age group.  A player must have turned 5 by the end of the previous year to be eligible.  At this level, teams play in a supervised, non-competitive environment. Commitment is 1-2 days/ week with practice prior to the game.

 

ROOKIE 1 – 7 Year Olds , Mostly 1st Grade

At this level, parents pitch and catch behind the plate. ALL kids play the field and rotate positions. The focus is on basic fielding and batting. A tee can be used if necessary.  Commitment is 1-2 games per week and practices may be held by the coaches.

 

ROOKIE 2 – 8 Year Olds, Mostly 2nd Grade

At this level to kids begin pitching and catching.    Coaches pitch for the first half of the season.  This is a developmental league transitioning to real baseball!

 

Commitment is 1-2 games per week and coaches may hold practices.

 

MINORS – 9 and 10 Year Olds, Mostly 3-4th Grade

 The style of play is "real baseball" where competitive play is introduced.   An umpire officiates and balls & strikes are called. Coaches are asked to rotate players to the various positions. Pitchers and catchers must perform their duties safely.  Practices may be held and teams play a 12 game schedule and playoffs.

 

MAJORS  -  11 and 12 Year Olds , Mostly 5-6th Grade 

Essentially full baseball rules apply at this level though coaches are still asked to rotate players. Pitchers are allowed to pitch 4 innings/game and 6 innings/week. The commitment is 12 regular season games and playoffs.  Coaches may hold practices at their discretion.  Games are played at Forge Pond Park.

 

BABE RUTH – 13-15 Year Olds , Mostly 7th-9th grade 

At this level,  games are played on a full sized diamond.   The commitment is 10-12 games and coaches will hold practices at their discretion.  Games are played at B. Everett Hall, the Middle School and several Norwell fields.  The last few seasons we have combined with Norwell at this level.

Players born between 5/1/2003 and 8/31/2006 are eligible for Babe Ruth

 
  • Opens online from February 1st-February 20th
  • Late registration runs online February 21st-28th
  • $35 late fee applies to all late registrationsr
  • A waitlist may be open beginning March 1st, however players who register on the waitlist will not be able to participate until week 2 of the season.
  • Go to online registration

     




 
HYAA asks for your cooperation in respecting its eligibility rules (birthdates, grade level). Administrators and coaches make an earnest attempt to create balanced teams within each division and to provide equal opportunities to win and lose. We strongly encourage parents to register children early and online at: www.hyaa.net, it helps streamline the process and all of your information will be securely stored and accessed for future registrations. You will also receive HYAA's monthly eblast updates on HYAA events. If you register your child during late registration or after registration closes, you will be subject to a $35 late fee and subject to space availability. Parents are encouraged to participate in a positive manor and support their child while not disparaging other children. HYAA-It's More Fun When You Play!