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!
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 2022-23 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. We at the HBA also are looking for volunteers to form our Rec League Advisory Council. 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?
Click here to register. Early Bird pricing is in effect through Tuesday, Feb. 28. Final registration closes on Wednesday, March 15.
Mark your calendars for these important dates:
|Registration Opens||Wednesday, Feb. 1|
|Early Bird Discount Pricing Ends||Tuesday, Feb. 28|
|Registration Closes||Wednesday, March 15|
|Rosters Announced||Saturday, April 15|
|Equipment Pickup & Coaches Clinic||Saturday, April 22|
|Practice Begins -- Majors & Minors||Week of April 24 (weather permitting)|
|Practice Begins -- All Other Age Groups||Week of May 1 (weather permitting)|
|Games Begin (except for Rookies)||Week of May 15|
|Season Ends (Rookies-2nd grade)||Week of June 26|
With 72 teams playing during the 2022 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.