HYAA offers baseball programs for five levels/ages, K-8 during the in town spring season. Teams from Hanover play against other Hanover teams in the same program level. Program levels/teams are divided along grade lines and birth dates, thus allowing for flexibility to group children with their peers.
Program eligibility is based on grade for in town baseball and grade for travel, per Little League requirements and recommendations. In town baseball is meant for everyone to play in an environment conducive for learning and having fun playing baseball. Travel baseball in the summer is more competitive and meant for more intense training and skill development. We encourage all kids to play and have fun and for parents and coaches to ensure a pleasant and safe environment for ALL kids to learn. Spring baseball is made for kids to have fun with their peers. HYAA encourages coaches to allow for kids to learn and play multiple positions during the season and to play kids equally based on attendance while keeping safety issues in mind. Parents are encouraged to participate in a positive manor and support their youngster while not disparaging other children.
Equipment All players are required to wear helmets (provided by HYAA). Team shirts & hats are supplied by HYAA. Rubber cleats are advised.
Majors/Pony This level is for 5th & 6th grade players and some younger 7th graders. 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 season includes a weekly practice,12 regular games and playoffs. This group will be divided by age and skill level. Majors will have a younger component played on field 3 and an older component played on field 4. Field 4 will be for a small group of advanced players played on a 50/70 diamond. These kids will be chosen based on performance in the league and summer in the prior year. This group will be the top 60 kids based on a combination of both age and performance and will be the sole determination of the 3 chosen league representatives. Issues such as safety of the player and developmental progress will determine the placement. The Pony league has limited space requirements that must be taken into consideration when setting up teams.
Baseball begins around April vacation. Players are typically contacted prior to April vacation and fields permitting, games and practices start near April vacation. Practices are held at the discretion of the coaches. Coaches assign their own practice schedules and are assigned practice times in mid April.The season for in town baseball extends from mid-late April to mid-late June. Players and parents will be notified which team they are on and given their team schedule by the coach about one week prior to the start of the season.
Opens online from February 1st-February 20th
Late registration runs online February 21st-28th
$35 late fee applies to all late registrations
Registration Fee is $105 per player
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.
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 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!