The Hampden Youth Baseball Association (HYBA) offers supervised Little League baseball programs for youth ages 5 through 13 who reside or attend school within the Cumberland Valley or Mechanicsburg school districts and some additional surrounding areas defined by our Little League boundary as well as youth ages 13-19 who reside within Hampden Township and wish to play in the West Shore Teener League. In addition to our regular spring baseball season, the HYBA also provides opportunities for our players to participate in postseason 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 (5-13), 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, and Minor Leagues play Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday. Junior & Major Leagues play Monday, Wednesday, and 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 is committed to providing a positive environment for all HYBA players regardless of age or ability. We ask our coaches and 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 baseball programs continue to provide positive experiences for our players. The HYBA Board of Directors calls on all adult members to build on the positive examples they 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 all volunteer coaches. 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 our players. Upon completion of our required volunteer documents all coaches will be contacted via email by Little League and J.D. Palatine (JDP) to complete the background check process.
Our required volunteer documents are as follows:
HYBA Mailing Address: HYBA Post Office Box 321 Enola, PA 17025
HYBA Email Address: [email protected]
Salem Park: 430 Salem Church Road Mechanicsburg, PA 17050