HIGHLAND GROVELAND RECREATION ASSOCIATION

General Information

HGRA ROOKIE LEAGUE BASEBALL FOR MAY 17 HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN - MAKE-UPS WILL BE SCHEDULED.


HGRA Baseball
 is a coed, recreational program for beginners, veterans and everyone in between. We stress sportsmanship, learning and fun.

T-ball (Mondays): We teach the basics (how to swing, where to run, etc.). We don't keep score, everybody plays and the kids have a great time (their parents do too). Click here for more information on HGRA T-ball.

Rookie League (Wednesdays): Again, no score and everyone bats, but coaches pitch and outs are called. Click here for more information on HGRA's Rookie League.

Minor League (Tuesdays): A coach pitch transition to real baseball. Batters get limited pitches and teams get only 3 outs. Click here for more information on HGRA's Minor League.

Major League (Thursdays): Real baseball but no undue pressure. Kids pitch, umpires make the call, and excitment is guaranteed, highlighted by our all day, season-ending tournament. Click here for more information on HGRA's Major League.



With the exception of T-Ball and Adult Wiffle Ball, which meet only on Mondays, all teams play games on their designated nights and also practice once a week on a day and time selected by the coach.  We can not accommodate requests to change teams because the practice time is not convenient so please try your best to avoid making other commitments until you learn when your team practices.  All players will be advised of their practice date and time by May 1.

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Playing up - HGRA Baseball has created overlapping ages to permit players at the top of a league's age range to opt into the next highest league ("play up").  Parents of children who fit within the overlapping ages are asked to carefully evaluate their child's playing abilities and social skills to determine iif the child is ready to play up.  Please do not make this choice based on non-baseball factors such as convenience, the desire to avoid scheduling conflicts, etc.  HGRA reserves the right in its sole discretion to move children who are playing up back to the lower league if the child is not able to safely or effectively participate at the higher level of play.  


Playing down to a lower age group is permitted only to accommodate a disability.  No exceptions are made to this.

Contact Us


Baseball Email: hgrabaseball@mail.com


HGRA Voicemail: 651-699-9898

2017 Baseball Age Requirements

League assignment is determined by the player's date of birth only. We do not have the capability of determining league placement by skill level, although we do allow some choice by having overlapping ages.  The birth date ranges for each league are shown below.

T-Ball Coed (Mondays)
 
9/1/10 - 8/31/13
 
Rookies (Coach Pitch) Coed (Wednesdays)
9/1/08 - 8/31/11

Minor League (Advanced Coach Pitch) Coed (Tuesdays)
9/1/07 - 8/31/09

Major League (Little League Rules) Coed (Thursdays)
9/1/04- 8/31/08




2017 Baseball Season

Critical Dates for the 2017 Season

April 23:  Practices may begin in all leagues

May 8 to July 20
All leagues play

June 25: Major League All-Star Sunday

July 22: Major League championship playoffs



Important Major League Information

Major League Players - Read This

HGRA's Major League is not a "drop-in" program.  Attendance is necessary and will be a critical area of focus this year.  A number of measures have been adopted, including:

1.  Coaches
will be instructed to reduce playing time for poor attendance at games or practices.

2.  Coaches will be instructed to sit kids out for an entire game if they fail to alert the coach in advance to a game that they will miss.

3.  Kids who meet the age threshold for the all star event will not be invited to participate if they have missed more than two of the games leading up to the event.

While we stress participation and fun, HGRA's Major League is a competitive league.  The players on each team count on their teammates to be there and contribute to the team.  If you know that your child will miss a number of weeks during the season, or if you do not wish to commit to regular attendance because of other scheduled events, family plans, etc., we ask that you give serious thought about whether this is the right activity for you.

Please feel free to contact us at hgrabaseball@mail.com
for more information on our increased focus on player attendance.