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2018 Spring Recreation Registration Is Open!!!

We are pleased to announce that the registration system for the 2018 Spring North Hunterdon Youth Recreation Baseball season for children age 4 through 12 is now open! Our registration period closes on January 2nd, 2018.  PLEASE ASSIST THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS BY REGISTERING EARLY. 

Our League

North Hunterdon Youth Baseball is a non-profit corporation whose revenues are derived solely from its membership fees and fundraising efforts. We are not affiliated with any municipality or recreation department and receive no public or municipal funding. All costs associated with operating our league, including field maintenance, equipment, uniforms and umpire fees, are paid through our registration fees and fundraising efforts.

Significant 2018 Registration and Fundraising Change – Volunteer Work Bond

The Board of Directors is already hard at work preparing to make the 2018 season a great one.  After completing a huge renovation of both our Jericho 1 and Jericho 3 fields last season, we have turned our attention to increased fundraising efforts in order to continue to enhance our families’ experience – this includes installing bathrooms at the complex. 

In 2018, one of our main fundraising initiatives is running our Jericho concession stand with 100% volunteers. To achieve this, we are implementing a volunteer “work bond” process which will require all families with players 8 and above (AA through Majors American Division players), to participate. The 2018 requirement is to run the concession stand for 5 hours per player – 2 separate games at 2-and-a-half hours per family per game, with a 10-hour maximum – to satisfy your volunteer obligation.

This fall we ran our Jericho concession stand without an outside vendor and we are now in a great position to utilize this format to maximize the proceeds for the benefit of the league.  We received very positive feedback from our families as well as the local and county health inspectors and look forward to a safe, fun and healthy concession stand in 2018. 

After speaking with neighboring baseball and other youth sport organizations which utilize a work bond process, our league will use the following format for the 2018 Spring Recreation season.

  • A $100 per player work bond (with a $200 family maximum) will be due at the time of registration for all players age 8 and above. Players age 7 and under (Rookie and A Division players) will not be required to post a bond. However, if a player younger than 8 is placed in the AA division after trying out at player evaluations on January 14, the player will be assessed a $100 work bond prior to the start of the season.
  • In March, we will be publishing an online calendar that will allow you to sign up for 2 single-game time slots (approximately 5 hours in total) to complete your volunteer obligation. Specific details will be communicated to the league once the calendar is published and made available to all families required to post the bond.
  • Should you not fulfill your volunteer obligation, you will forfeit the amount of your bond.
  • All families who volunteer and fulfill their obligation will receive a credit for the bond on their NHYB Account which will be carried forward to the next recreation season. Otherwise, you may request a refund of the bond following the completion of Spring 2018 Recreation league play in July 2018 or elect to donate the bond to our League.
  • The purpose of this model is to ensure that we have adequate volunteers to run our concession stand which raises funds for the league. In this regard, we urge families to work the concession stand in support of our league.

Spring 2018 Recreation Baseball

Our league is open to all players who live in the North Hunterdon-Voorhees school districts. Our Spring Recreation program is open for all children ages 4 to 12 – Senior League registration will open in December.  Your child’s baseball age is the age they will be as of May 1, 2018. Please feel free to pass this email along to anyone who you think would be interested in joining our league.

The Spring program will run from mid/late March to early/mid-June. Teams will play an average of 1 game during the week and 1 game on Saturday. Unless there are rainouts that need to be made up, there will be no games on Sunday. Each team will also practice prior to the season and throughout the year at the discretion of the team manager.

If you are interested in being a manager or coach, you will find a separate registration on the NHYB registration site – there is no cost to register as a manager or coach. Registration will require a background check and one-time attendance at a safety course sponsored by Rutgers University at a cost of $40 – see the registration site for more details.

Registration includes:

  • Placement on an NHYB team;
  • A 12-14 game regular season schedule with umpires (AA division though Majors American);
  • At least 2 guaranteed playoff games (AA division though Majors American);
  • An award ceremony and final game at our Jericho Complex (Rookie and A divisions);
  • A full uniform;
  • Tickets to NHYB Day at TD Bank Park to see a Somerset Patriots Game; and
  • An end of season picnic including food, games and a homerun derby.

All players 8 and older, as well as younger players requesting to play in our competitive division will be required to attend a mandatory evaluation at North Hunterdon High School on Sunday January 14th, 2018.  Details will follow in early January via email and will also be posted on the NHYB website.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are seeking volunteers to assist our Board of Directors with various activities including fundraising, running special events and, of course, managing and coaching our players. Please email   or contact a Board Member if you are interested in volunteering.

We assure you that the North Hunterdon Youth Baseball Board of Directors will do our best to make this season an enjoyable experience for everyone.  If you have any questions regarding the registration process or any questions regarding our league in general, please send your questions via email to 

Please click here to register.

Regards,

The NHYB Board of Directors

 

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12U Select Team Completes Clothing Drive

 

On behalf of the North Hunterdon Youth Baseball 12U Select Team, we would like to thank the NHYBS community for their generous support during our recent clothing drive.  Due to your efforts we were able to raise a significant amount of money toward offsetting the cost of sending the boys to represent our League at Cooperstown Dreams Park this summer.

 

Thanks again for your continued support.

 

Dave Anderson

NHYB 12U Select Team Manager

 

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North Hunterdon Youth Baseball & Softball “Painted it Pink” to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer

The North Hunterdon Youth Baseball & Softball (NHYBS) organization with support from the Northwest New Jersey Community Action Partnership (NORWESCAP) hosted a fundraiser on Saturday October 21st at the Jericho complex in High Bridge NJ to raise awareness for breast cancer detection. NHYBS raised and donated $1,000 directly to the Screening/Mammogram portion of NORWESCAP’s Cancer Education and Early Detection program (CEED).

“CEED is trying to increase the rates of survival by offering free breast cancer screenings to low income and uninsured individuals,” said CEED Director Gladys Kowalski. “Not only do Fundraising campaigns surrounding breast cancer help raise awareness and fund progress, they can directly help people who are personally affected and lack funding for screenings.” 

“With more than 800 children involved in our organization, our Board of Directors thinks it is important to partner with organizations like NORWESCAP,  to conduct important awareness events for the families we serve in our community,” said George DeTorres, President of North Hunterdon Youth Baseball & Softball.  “Unfortunately, Breast Cancer is something many of our families and friends are affected by and we feel NORSWECAP’s CEED program is something we can stand behind as a league.”

Gladys Kowalski from CEED will be on hand to provide information on her program and assist anyone with questions on how to get help. In addition, monetary donations can be made directly to NORWESCAP on their webpage http://norwescap.org/how_to_donate.php

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