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General Information & FAQs


Baseball is the American pastime, and it gets its start in the hearts of young players. That's why we are pleased to offer our Recreation  League for kids who want to play the game in a less competitive environment.

In the HBA Rec League, youth from preschool through sixth grade have a safe place to learn the fundamentals of the game while getting fresh air and exercise...not to mention fun with their teammates!

Rec League FAQ

What equipment do I need to play rec league?
We ask that each child have his/her own baseball/softball glove. Beyond that, all necessary equipment will be provided by the HBA. Players are allowed to bring their own bats and helmets, but it is not necessary.

Where are games played?
Given the quickly expanding number of youth in the Harrisburg area, all game locations will be determined after registration closes. 

What  about rainouts? Will they be rescheduled?
We all know the weather in South Dakota is unpredictable. We will make game delay/postponement/cancellation decisions in a timely manner and will communicate with you about any make-up games.

How do I know which program to register my child for?
Programs are based on the grade your child is currently enrolled in for the 2023-24 school year. You can learn more by visiting our 
Program Description page.

I'm interested in volunteering, but coaching isn't my thing. How can I help?
We get it. Coaching isn't for everyone, but we still would love your help! Many coaches appreciate having assistants or team coordinators to keep things on track. If you'd like to help in these capacities, make sure to indicate your interest on your child's registration. 

How can I register my child to play?
Please click
here to register. Early Bird pricing is in effect through Friday, Feb. 16. Final registration closes on Wednesday, March 13, 2024.

How do you roster children onto teams? Can I make a request?
Please click
 here to learn about how rosters are determined.

What if my child decides not to play after being registered? Can I get a refund?
Please click 
here to learn about our refund policy.

Who can I contact with more questions?
You can email us at or call us at 605-978-2101.

Important Rec League Dates

Mark your calendars for these important dates for the 2024 season:

Registration Opens Thursday, Feb. 1
Early Bird Discount Pricing Ends Friday, Feb. 16
Registration Closes Wednesday, March 13
Rosters Announced Saturday, April 13
Equipment Pickup & Coaches Clinic Saturday, April 20
Practice Begins -- Majors & Minors Week of April 22 (weather permitting)
Practice Begins -- All Other Age Groups Week of April 29 (weather permitting)
Games Begin (except for Rookies) Week of May 13
Season Ends (Rookies-2nd grade) Week of June 24
Minors/Majors Playoffs


Sponsors Needed

With 76 teams playing during the 2023 season, we're looking for sponsors to partner with us to bring this programming to our area youth again this summer.

Your organization's name and logo will appear on the team jerseys, and kids will be running all over town wearing your company name throughout the summer and beyond. Sponsorships are $250 per team, and we will do our best to honor requests you may have to sponsor a specific team or age group.

To sponsor a team (or two!), please complete our online sponsorship form. For more information about sponsorships, contact Adrienne McKeown, Director of Operations. You can also indicate your interest when you register your child for the league.