The Hampden Youth Baseball Association was incorporated in 1967, and we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2017. Stay tuned for special merchandise, events and memorabilia.

Some varmint named Phil said we would have six more weeks of Winter. That should have ended last week. Despite the setback, we are still looking forward to the 2017 Spring season. Please note the following events:

Saturday, March 25th: Field Maintenance Day/Equipment Pickup

Please join us to help prepare the fields for the upcoming season. We need to hang the batting cages, backstop tarps, and billboards, as well as set up screens and place equipment at the fields. Coaches are encouraged to participate, but all are welcome. Work will start at 9am and is expected to be done by noon...the more help, the quicker we're done.

Also, coaches can pick up their team equipment during this time. Please stop by the equipment building behind Field 1.

If the weather doesn't cooperate, we'll send a notice with a makeup date.

Tuesday, April 18th: Team Parent Meeting

All team parents are expected to meet at the concession stand at 6:30pm. During this meeting, info will be provided regarding background checks, concession tickets, concession stand operations and schedules, picture forms, and HYBA Senators Night.

Saturday, April 22nd: Opening Day

Please come out and join us for Opening Day ceremonies, starting at noon on Field 1. All teams (Tee Ball through Majors) will be introduced along with other dignitaries and individuals to be recognized for their efforts and contributions.

Sunday, April 23rd: Picture Day (RAIN DATE: Sunday, April 30th)

PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED TIME - CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULED TIMES (LOCATION: FIELD 5)

Teams should arrive in full uniform. Players may bring bat and or glove for individual photo. Team should bring 2 bats for team photo.

Friday, May 5th: HYBA Senators Night

Please join us for HYBA’s night with the Harrisburg Senators on Friday, May 5th. All HYBA players in attendance will be on the field before the game, and the player selling the most tickets will throw out the first pitch. There will be fireworks after the game. Order forms will be distributed by team parents. These need to be returned to the concession stand by April 27th.

Saturday, June 10: Closing Day

We'll wrap up the season on Closing Day. Events include league championship games, home run derbys, all-star games. Lunch will be provided courtesy of HYBA. More details and schedules will follow.

About HYBA

The Hampden Youth Baseball Association (HYBA) offers supervised baseball programs for Hampden Township youth ages 5 through 19. During the 2016 Spring season, we are delighted that our association had grown to include 39 teams and more than 450 baseball players. In addition to our regular spring baseball season, the HYBA also provides opportunities for our players to participate post season tournaments, travel baseball and fall baseball programs. The HYBA was incorporated in 1967 and it's Instructional, Minor, and Major League programs have been playing under the charter of Little League Baseball since 2002.

For Little League ages (5-12), practices will begin approximately April 1, depending on weather and field conditions. Games will begin in mid-April and run through June 11.Tee Ball & Instructional Leagues play Monday, Wednesday, Friday and occasionally Saturday. Junior & Minor Leagues play Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Major League plays Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, with the possibility of Friday night games as well.

13 Year Olds, Teeners and American Legion could play any day, but predominantly weeknights. These seasons may begin and run later than what is listed above.

Our Board of Directors are committed to provide a positive environment for all HYBA players regardless of age or ability. We ask our coaches and adult volunteers to act as role models and teachers. While we strive to develop our players' baseball skills and to produce competitive programs, these objectives are secondary to good sportsmanship, integrity, and enjoyment of the game. We measure our success in terms of the number of players who return to play our sport each year!

Thanks to the ongoing support of our Township Commissioners, our sponsors, and our volunteers, the HYBA has emerged as a leader in youth baseball in Central Pennsylvania. Our Township Recreation Department actively supports HYBA programs and helps us to maintain some of the finest baseball facilities in the region. With our wonderful combination of committed young players, community support, and volunteer spirit, our association will build upon the tradition of Hampden Youth Baseball for years to come!

HYBA to continue Code Of Conduct requirements for all Members. HYBA baseball programs continue to provide positive experiences for our members! The HYBA Board of Directors calls on all adult members to build on the positive examples you have set for our players through continued emphasis on respect, responsibility, and sportsmanship. In support of this effort, the HYBA Code of Conduct provides guiding principles for participating in youth baseball programs. Please click here to review the HYBA Code of Conduct which is a permanent part of our playing rules.

HYBA requires background checks for volunteers. To help ensure the ongoing protection of our players under regulations of the Little League Child Protection Program, the HYBA will continue to conduct mandatory criminal background checks on volunteers who have regular contact with players.

Coaching volunteers must provide government issued photo identification, and complete a Little League Volunteer Application. This form may be accessed via the following link: Little League Volunteer Application The association will pay for conducting background checks.

In addition, recent changes in legislation (HB 1276 or Act 15) require that all volunteers who come in contact with youth are required to obtain background checks. The Act (effective July 1, 2015) provides for a waiver of fees for criminal record checks conducted for volunteers who are required by the Act to obtain them. If you would like to volunteer you will need to obtain these certifications as soon as possible. You may complete the process online to receive some of your results immediately. Regardless of other background checks that you may have completed, ALL prospective volunteers must obtain the following certifications at this time (note that upon completion your background certifications will be valid for sixty months):

  1. Complete a “Report of Criminal History” from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP); and
  2. Complete a “Child Abuse History” certification from the Department of Human Services.
  3. If the volunteer has NOT been a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the entirety of the previous 10 years, a fingerprint based federal criminal history (FBI) submitted through a PA Department of Human Services (DHS) authorized agent is required.

Instructions to complete the background check process can be found here:
Background Check Instructions. <--

HYBA Mailing Address:
HYBA
Post Office Box 321
Enola, PA 17025

HYBA Email Address: 
hampdenbaseball@gmail.com

Salem Park:
430 Salem Church Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050




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