Just want to provide an update as we are inching towards May. As a youth baseball league we are well aware of where we fall in the State and CDC guidelines for large gatherings, pretty much last to get cleared as we move thru this process of re-opening the State. So we are working closely with Little League leadership, the West Shore Teener League, and our Township officials in making the best decisions as we plan out our spring league. At this point we are still hoping to have a baseball season should we be cleared to go on the fields. We feel that it is best to go week by week before making any decisions on our spring season since one of the great aspects of baseball is that it affords us the opportunity to play well into June, and with tournament season afterwards we can play well into July.
Please know that we will always take the health and safety of our players and volunteers seriously, and will do our best to foster an environment that promotes this at our baseball complex.
These are uncharted waters we are all navigating and be assured it is for us in the world of recreational baseball. If at anytime you have any question or concerns, feel free to email our association at [email protected] and we will do our best to address them.
Thank you for you patience and understanding as we work through the daily changes of information that come our way during these different and trying times, and please know we hope one day to hear those words that we all want to hear, Play Ball!
David D. Maceiko
The Hampden Youth Baseball Association (HYBA) offers supervised baseball programs for Hampden Township youth ages 5 through 19. We are delighted that our association had grown to include 39 teams and nearly 450 baseball players during the 2017 Spring season. In addition to our regular spring baseball season, the HYBA also provides opportunities for our players to participate in post season tournaments, travel baseball and fall baseball programs. The HYBA was incorporated in 1967 and its 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 & Minor Leagues play Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday. Junior & Major Leagues play Monday, Wednesday & Friday. 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):
- Complete a “Report of Criminal History” from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP); and
- Complete a “Child Abuse History” certification from the Department of Human Services.
- 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:HYBAPost Office Box 321Enola, PA 17025
HYBA Email Address: [email protected]
Salem Park:430 Salem Church RoadMechanicsburg, PA 17050
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