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BASEBALL INFO

CK's Baseball 4U Training Academy

CK’s Baseball 4U baseball training academy is a sponsor of HYAA baseball. CK’s offers spring break and summer baseball camps, as well as individual and group lessons throughout the school year. Click on the CK’s logo for information. If you patronize CK’s please let them know you are a member of HYAA baseball.

New Standards for Youth Baseball Bats in 2018

In the interest of improving safety for players, Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Baseball, Little League Baseball, and many other youth baseball leagues will have new standards for baseball bats for 2018. The new standards are described below. Since HYAA Baseball is a member organization of Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Baseball, these standards will apply to the 2018 HYAA Rec league through age 12.

Furthermore, USABL Baseball, the league in which Holmdel Travel Baseball teams play, currently require bats that comply with Little League rules through age 10. Little League is also adopting the new standards for bats, so if the USABL continues to comply with Little League rules, USABL will require the new bats, at least through age 10.

New Youth Bat Standards

On January 1, 2018 USA Baseball will be implementing a rule change to bats. Players in Little LeagueŽ, Babe Ruth & Cal Ripken Baseball, PONY, Dixie or AAAC will need to use a new bat marked with a new USA Baseball stamp. Bats without the new USA Baseball Marking will no longer be legal for play.

The bats currently on the market, which are marked with a 1.15BPF stamp, will no longer be legal for play in these leagues.

Babe Ruth - Cal Ripken League Bat Rules

2018
T-Ball
USA Baseball T-Ball Stamp
Cal-Ripken Baseball (up to age 12)
USA Baseball Marking
2 5/8" Barrel Maximum
NO BBCOR BATS
Babe Ruth Baseball 13-15
USA Baseball Marking or BBCOR .50
2 5/8” Barrel

USABL Baseball, the league in which most Holmdel Travel Baseball teams play currently have the following bat rules:

7. USABL Bat Rules

To view a list of approved bats, click here.

  • 46/60 will follow USA Standards. All bats must have the USA stamp. - 2 5/8" barrel
    1- piece solid wood bats are allowed and no USA stamp is required for a solid wood bat.

  • 50/70 will follow USA Standards. All bats must have the USA stamp- 2 5/8" barrel
    1- piece solid wood bats are allowed and no USA stamp is required for a solid wood bat.

2018 CALENDAR

Registration Starts Jan 8
Rutgers SAFETY Course - Holmdel Feb 20
Umpire Clinic Feb 21
Registration Ends Mar 12
Coaches Meeting Mar 17
Coaches Clinic TBD
Practices Begin
Weather permitting
Mar 26
Rutgers Safety Course - East  Brunswick Mar 27
Games Begin Apr 14
Annual Parade / Fair at Cross Farm Apr 21
Travel Team Tryouts TBD
Team and Individual Pictures
Schedule
May 12
All Star Games at Phillips Park May 19
Playoffs Start
Majors 1 and Majors 2
TBD
Season Ends Jun 16

SCHEDULES

Map of Cross Farm Fields

-- UMPIRES --
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ADMINISTRATION

Commissioners Baseball
Joe Crowley
Jason Maikos
John Martinez
Anthony Pesce
Steve Siebel

Gary Woodward
     
League Presidents Pee Wee (ages 4-5) Marisa Schick
Rookie (ages 5-6) Keri Bryceland
  Minors (ages 7-8) Jamie Placca
  Major 1 (ages 9-10) Jason Maikos
  Major 2 (ages 11-12) John Polivka
  Major 3 (ages 13-15) Steve Siebel
     
Director of Officials Pat Demech  

Injury Report Form

In case of an injury sustained during an HYAA event, please print and complete the Injury Report Form and return it to the HYAA office. Please complete all relevant parts of the form.

LINKS

Baseball Travel Teams

Locations

Reporting Field or Equipment Problems

If you see anything you want to report about the condition of the baseball/softball fields, use the Field Maintenance Feedback form to report the situation directly to the supervisor of field maintenance.

Likewise, if you have any problem or concern about the equipment used for baseball/softball, use the Equipment Issue Feedback form to report the issue directly to the supervisor of equipment.

Here are some articles from Bullpen, the official publication of the Babe Ruth League. The articles are great for rookie and veteran coaches and talk about ways to teach good, fundamental skills, and to keep the whole experience fun for everyone.