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IMPORTANT DATES

April 28, 2018 - HVAA Picture Day for Baseball & Softball; Ordering online is easy!

Quickball
4-6 year olds
Entry level program for boys and girls.  
Introduces them to the fundamentals of the game.
8 week season begins April 21st
Registration is still open!

The success of Quickball really comes from all of the great volunteers who help coach. If you attended a training session last season, you do not need to attend again this year. It is mandatory that all new coaches attend one of the sessions! 

Minor Prep/Coach Pitch
7-8 year olds
Season starts in April  
No evaluations
Coaches will contact parents by April 1st

Minors
9-10 year olds
Coaches will contact parents by April 1st
Season starts in April  

Majors
10-12 year olds
Coaches will contact parents by April 1st
Season starts in April  

ITL
13-15 year olds
Coaches will contact parents by April 1st
Season starts in April  

New USA Baseball Bat Standard

Effective January 1, 2018

Dear HVAA Baseball Parents,

The new USA Baseball Bat Standard (USABat) will take effect January 1, 2018 and these rules go into effect for the upcoming spring season! As the #1 brand in youth baseball, Easton wants to help answer any questions you may have about this new rule change. Please read their message below.

Here's what you need to know:

For starters, the rule change does NOT go into effect until January 1, 2018, so all current youth baseball bats, which are marked with a 1.15BPF stamp, will continue to be legal in Little League, Babe Ruth & Cal Ripken, PONY, Dixie and AABC through December 31st, 2017.

On January 1, 2018 USA Baseball will be implementing a rule change to the bats. If you are 14 years old or younger and play Little League®, Babe Ruth & Cal Ripken, PONY, Dixie or AABC, you will need to use a new bat marked with a new USA Baseball stamp:

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

USSSA youth baseball will NOT be implementing this rule change to the bats. So if you are 14 years old or younger and you play on a travel ball team, or are playing in a tournament governed by USSSA, you can continue to use the bats marked with the 1.15BPF stamp indefinitely.  All current model Easton bats marked with the 1.15BPF stamp will be allowed in USSSA play for all events extending beyond January 1, 2018.

Additionally, beginning on January 1, 2018, under the new USA Baseball rule, all players 14 and under (not including Tee-Ball) will be able to use approved USA Baseball 2-5/8" barrels in Little League®, Babe Ruth & Cal Ripken, PONY, Dixie and AABC.

2017 Suburban League 10U Cahmpions