Important Dates (NOTE: This is a draft schedule and subject to change.
Early Bird Registration Ends ($25 Discount) - July 4
Late Registration Starts ($25 Late Fee) - July 11
Registration Closes - July 18
Aug. 13/14 - Rec Assessments and Uniform Fitting
Week of Aug. 15 - Teams Drafted and Players Notified of Team by Head Coaches
Aug. 22 - Practice Starts for Rec.
Sept. 10 - Opening Day (First Games)
October 24 - Tournament Start (Pool Games)
Nov. 5 - Championship Games/Team Trophy Presentation/End of Fall Season
Nov. 6 – Spring 2021 Rec Registration Opens
Nov. 6 - Winter Program Starts
All programs, except mini-hitters, will have a minimum 2 events per week, 1 weekday and 1 Saturday. Season is roughly split into 3 parts. The first part is 2 practices; the second part is 1 weekday practice and 1 weekend game. The last part is 1 weekday game and 1 weekend game. Teams with odd number of teams will have 2 games instead of 1 during some weeks.
4U (Mini-Hitters) - Introductory Program that includes clinic style practices and short games that build up to mini-hitters graduation in a full field game. Players receive full unifotm and mini-hitter graduation trophy. Teams meet 1 day per week, for 1 hour and 15 minutes, usualy on Sunday afternoons. Program starts 2 to 3 weeks after regular rec program to get the proper number of events for players of this age.
NOTE: 13U Players can choose to play in the 11-13U or 13U-16U league. Advanced 13U players should play in the upper league. 16U players will be required to use wood bats.
Fall Select Tournament Teams - We will continue offering Select tournament teams for ages 9U-12U. These are designed for players that would like to play additional advanced baseball in the Fall, but plan to tryout for Select or play in the recreation league in the Spring season. Tryouts will be conducted and communicated for these teams.
Ages for baseball and softball leagues are calculated differently, based on the current year age cutoffs by Dizzy Dean Baseball.
Baseball ages for the 2022-2023 season are based upon player age as of April 30, 2023.
NOTE: Mini-hitter graduates are eligibile to play-up to 5U regardless of age. Also, 5U players can choose mini-hitters over 5U program and non-MH graduates are eligible to play 5U by request to the league president (email@example.com).
Baseball Age Chart (valid 8/1/2022 to 7/31/2023)
Born On or Between Age Group League
Aug 26, 2018 & Aug 26, 2019 MH Mini-Hitters
May 1, 2017 & Aug 25, 2018 5U CP Tee Rescue
May 1, 2016 & April 30, 2017 6U CP Tee Rescue
May 1, 2015 & April 30, 2016 7U Coach Pitch
May 1, 2014 & April 30, 2015 8U Coach Pitch
May 1, 2012 & April 30, 2014 9U/10U Kid Pitch
May 1, 2010 & April 30, 2012 11U/12U Kid Ptich
May 1, 2007 & April 30, 2010 13U-15U. Kid Pitch Inter-Park
Camps are being offered in partnership with, and run by, Howie McCann and Windward Baseball Academy's professional coaching staff. Camps are open to Rising (Spring 2022 Age Group) 7U-12U Players. Anyone else who would like to attend, please contact us for additional details. You can register on-line by clicking any of the camps listed below.
Welcome to the Hopewell Youth Association, the Volunteer run baseball provider to the City of Milton. HYA has provided youth baseball in this community for over 30 years. We strive to bring families and the community closer together through the great game of baseball. Although we are a baseball organization, our goal is to provide much more to the families and community we serve. Baseball is a game that has brought mothers and fathers and their children to their front yards for a game of catch for over 150 years. During that same time, it brought neighborhoods of kids to the street, park or same front yard for sandlot games. This unique quality of bringing families and communities together is one that we foster and celebrate, while teaching the children valuable life lessons along the way. The end result is great family members, teammates, students, players and people. So grab a glove and take your son or daughter out front for a game of catch. You won't regret it. We will see you at the park soon!
We hope you find this site helpful and if you ever have any questions please contact us through the Contact Us link on the left of this page.