HGRA Baseball is a coed, recreational program for beginners, veterans and everyone in between. We emphasize 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 (Wednesdays): 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, which meet only on Mondays, all teams play games on the designated nights and also practice once a week on a day and time selected by the coach. We are unable to 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.
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 if 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.
GAMES (begin week of May 8th for Rookies, Minors and Majors)
T-Ball - Mondays @ 6:00pm and begins May 1st (Opening Day)
Minors- Wednesdays @ 6:30pm
Rookie - Wednesdays @ 6:30pm
Majors - Thursdays @ 6:30pm
PRACTICE (can begin week of April 24th for Rookies and up)
Rookie - Tuesdays 6-7pm or 7:15-8:15pm @ Groveland
Minors - Tuesdays 6-7pm or 7:15-8:15pm
Majors - Mondays 6-7pm or 7:15-8:15pm
Note: these are the general practices times/days for each league, some practice times will vary based on coach availability and schedule
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)
9/1/16 - 8/31/19
Rookies (Coach Pitch) Coed (Wednesdays)
9/1/14 - 8/31/16
Minor League (Advanced Coach Pitch) Coed (Wednesdays)
9/1/13 - 8/31/15
Major League (Little League Rules) Coed (Thursdays)
Feb 1st - Registration Opens
April 24th - May 6th - Practice Weeks
May 8th - Opening Day
May 29th - Memorial Day (No HGRA activities)
July 4th - 4th of July (No HGRA activities)
July 20th - final day of regular season games for Major League
July 17th - final day of T-Ball
July 22nd - Major League Playoffs
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on our increased focus on player attendance.