REMINDER - SPRING BASEBALL EVALUATIONS - JANUARY 5th
All players 8 through 12, as well as any younger player requesting to play in our competitive devision will be requir3ed to attend a mandatory evaluation at North Hunterdon High School on Sunday, January 5, 2020. Evaluations will be from approximately 9-3pm and you showl plan on your child needing 30 mins of time to complete their evaluation.
Evaluations will take place on Sunday January 5, 2020 at:
North Hunterdon High School – Gymnasium
Annandale, NJ 08801
Below you will find the time schedule and supplementary information necessary for the evaluations. In an effort to avoid long lines, please arrive within your designated time slot. Each player should bring a mitt, bat and helmet. Please do NOT wear cleats.
Registration - Upon arrival, please check in at the registration desk and receive your Evaluation ID Numbers to be applied to each player’s chest and back.
Uniforms - After checking in, sample uniforms will be available to verify the sizes provided during registration.
Evaluation - Each player will be individually escorted into the gymnasium by a volunteer. The only people permitted in the gymnasium are the players being evaluated, the evaluators, volunteers and prospective managers. Please note, parents will not be allowed in to watch the evaluations. While we understand that many managers will be committed to spending several hours at the evaluations, we STRONGLY DISCOURAGE any children who are not being evaluated from being inside the facility. Please make the necessary arrangements in advance of evaluation day.
Each evaluation will consist of a brief warm-up followed by 3 stations:
1. Pitching (AAA & Majors) – Each player will be evaluated based on a pitching mechanics score as well as pitch speed
2. Fielding – Each player will be given a set amount of ground balls and pop-ups.
3. Hitting – Players will be evaluated based on hitting mechanics.
Players ages 4, 5, and 6 ARE NOT REQUIRED/DO NOT NEED to attend the evaluation.
7 Year old players – It is not mandatory for 7 year old players to attend the evaluations. However, if you would like your child to have a chance to “play up” in the AA Baseball Division, then your child MUST attend. Each year, a few select 7 year old players are afforded the chance to play in the AA Division. We leave it up to the parent if you would like your child to be considered for the AA Division. Keep in mind, the AA Division consists of 8 and 9 year-old players. Please be advised, merely attending the evaluations does not guarantee your child a spot in AA. If you are a parent of a child who is under the age of 7 (their baseball age) and would like to have your child participate in this evaluation you are similarly welcome to come but please note the composition of the AA division as outlined above.
TIME SCHEDULE/ARRIVAL TIMES -
9:00 AM: 12 Year-Olds, Last Name ‘A’ through ‘J’
9:20 AM: 12 Year-Olds, Last Name ‘K’ through ‘R’
9:50 PM: 12 Year-Olds, Last Name ‘S’ through ‘Z’
10:10 AM: 11 Year-Olds, Last Name ‘A’ through ‘J’
10:30 AM: 11 Year-Olds, Last Name ‘K’ through ‘R’
10:50 AM: 11 Year-Olds, Last Name ‘S’ through ‘Z’
11:10 AM: 10 Year-Olds, Last Name ‘A’ through ‘J’
11:30 AM: 10 Year-Olds, Last Name ‘K’ through ‘R’
11:50 AM: 10 Year-Olds, Last Name ‘S’ through ‘Z’
12:10 PM: 9 Year-Olds, Last Name ‘A’ through ‘J’
12:30 PM: 9 Year-Olds, Last Name ‘K’ through ‘R’
12:50 PM: 9 Year-Olds, Last Name ‘S’ through ‘Z’
1:10 PM: 8 Year-Olds, Last Name ‘A’ through ‘J’
1:30 PM: 8 Year-Olds, Last Name ‘K’ through ‘R’
1:50 PM: 8 Year-Olds, Last Name ‘S’ through ‘Z’
2:10 PM: 7 Year-Olds (only those who would like to tryout/be considered for the AA Division)
All players must be evaluated – there are no exceptions. This includes manager’s children. The rating a player receives at the evaluations is used by the league for multiple reasons and therefore ALL players are to be evaluated.
We understand players have other commitments. If you have a previous commitment during your designated time slot, please come as near to your time slot as possible. We want your child being evaluated along with other players in the same age category. If you absolutely cannot attend, you must notify us in advance at email@example.com.
Managers Attendance –Managers will be notified of selections no later than Friday January 3rd. If you are selected to be a manager, your attendance at the evaluations is mandatory
SPRING BASEBALL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!
We are pleased to announce that registration for our 2020 Spring North Hunterdon Youth Baseball season for children age 4 through 12 is now open! NHYB is a chartered organization and part of the Cal Ripken national organization. Our Rookie and A divisions include outside professional coaching resources. A & AA divisions play with state-of-the-art pitching machines to help develop our younger players and assist with the pace of the game. New in 2020, we are expanding our field presence and are revamping Foran Field. This complex will be the third NHYB complex complimenting Jericho and Stadium 31 and will be the home for our Rookie & A divisions along with providing additional fields for our other teams to practice.
Our registration period will close on January 2, 2020. We ask that all children are registered prior to this deadline so the league can ensure ample time to form the teams and to secure uniforms before the season begins.
All players 8 through 12, as well as any younger player requesting to play in our competitive division will be required to attend a mandatory evaluation at North Hunterdon High School on Sunday January 5, 2020. Evaluations will be from approximately 9-3pm and you should plan on your child needing 30 minutes of time to complete their evaluation. Details will follow via email and will also be posted on the NHYB website
Congratulations to our 2019 10U Red team on a great season! The team won 6 tournaments and were runners up at several more. Below is a list of their accomplishments. Many of these tournament wins were against travel/club teams across up and down the east coast. Not bad for a group of kids exclusively from our NHYB league. Way to go boys!!!!
1. Spring USABL Division & League Champions
2. Memorial Day ECTB Tournament Champions
3. Diamond Nation Tournament Champions
4. USABL Tournament Champions
5. Make a Wish Foundation Champions
6. Cal Ripken Experience Champions
ROBIN BUSCH WON THE YETI COOLER RAFFLE
Congrats to Robin Buch for winning the 12U Cooperstown Team's Yeti Cooler Raffle - winning entry W661.
NHYBS RAFFLE WINNERS
The 2019 NHYBS Raffle was drawn on Sunday June 9 at 3:00 PM on Jericho Field 2 during the Annual Picnic.
1. $3,000 gift card winner is Ms. Samantha Marr - ticket number 2237
2. $2,000 gift card winner is Ms. Janet Lopez - ticket number 7811
3. $1,000 Shop Rite gift card winner is Ms. Kathy Facciolla - ticket number 1991
Top Team Seller
1. Majors American Yankees -- Bill Mahon Manager -- $2,520 raised
Team wins a box at Somerset Patriots Game courtesy of Tom True and $500 toward food and beverages
Top Selling Athletes
1. Vincenzo Darrow -- 170 tickets sold; winner of $300 gift card
2. Kyle Koretzky -- 110 tickets sold; winner of $200 gift card
3. Cody Keister -- 50 tickets sold; winner of $100 gift card
SOMERSET PATRIOTS DAY IS SATURDAY MAY 11!!!
Our annual Somerset Patriots Game outing is Saturday night at TD Bank Park, 1 Patriots Park in Bridgewater. Game time is 7:05. Players should arrive by 6:15 and head to the grassy area in the right field stands. We'll assemble there by team and march out onto the field for the national anthem and first pitch. Players should wear their uniforms, but PLEASE, NO CLEATS. Managers should bring team banners.
Tickets to the game are free for players, managers and team moms and $10 for all others. NHYB representatives have been out all week at our fields distributing tickets to your team administrators. Please contact your team administrator or manager if you have not yet received tickets.
NORTH HUNTERDON YOUTH BASEBALL GROVER WILSON SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED
The Grover Wilson Scholarship recognizes a senior boy who participated in the North Hunterdon Youth Baseball program, is planning to continue his education and has demonstrated the qualities and characteristics that represent the very best of sportsmanship, teamwork, scholastic achievement, volunteerism, and integrity. NHYB is proud to announce this year's winners of the Grover Wilson scholarship - Gehrig Anderson and Grant Sible. Both Gehrig and Grant participated in NHYB youth baseball, Senior League Ball, and played for four years in North Hunterdon High School baseball program. Gehrig will be continuing his education this Fall at Wake Forest University and Grant will be attending The College of New Jersey. Congratulations and Good Luck!