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Updated as of June  10, 2022

SCHEDULE:
All of the practices and games are scheduled for Highland Middle School for the rest of the school year. 

Coaches:  If you have extra hats and shirts, please leave them on the table next to the batting cage in the bin I have provided. 

HYR Picture Day was Saturday, May 28th.  We took team pictures on May 28th, and we caught some individual retakes of players and coaches who missed picture day on June 4th.  We will digitally clip them out  and dub them into the team picture.   I will continue to get individual retakes on June 11th.   Anyone I am still missing after June 11th will need to make special arrangements, because I need to have all of the photos printed by Friday, June 17th.  For a look at the process, please take a look at the picture guide immediately below.  

hyr_picture_day_guide.pdf

Here is how the division of teams worked out.:
Division 1 - NO CHANGE.
Division 2 Strudel is now 2 teams: Strudel and Shrimp and Grits (Dominoes).  Still practicing Tuesdays at 5:45. 
DIiision 2 Hash Browns is now 2 teams: Hash Browns and Granola Bars(Wagons).  Still practicing Wednesdays at 5:45. 
Division 3 Scramblers  is now 2 teams: Scramblers and Belgian Waffles.  Still practicing Wednesdays at 5:45. 
Division 3 Bacon Strips  is now 2 teams: Bacon Strips and Breakfast Burritos.  Still practicing  Tuesdays at 5:45. 
Division 4 Pop Tarts  is now 2 teams: Pop Tarts and Cheesy Biscuits.  Still practicing Wednesdays at 5:45. 
Division 4 Scotch Eggs  is now 2 teams: Scotch Eggs and Huevos Rancheros.  Still practicing Thursdays at 5:45. 

If you want to look up your player alphabetically to see what team they are assigned to, the list is directly below.
hyr 2022 baseball alphabetical player list may 18 2022.pdf

Baseball Coach List and Practice Night Schedule.  All practices are at 5:45 PM unless otherwise stated by the coach.
2022 hyr baseball coach details v2.pdf

Although you can get it from the Team Central Part of the web site, here is an exported version of the game schedule. 
hyr 2022 baseball master schedule.pdf

Here is a link to the Map of Highland Middle School at 1700 Norris Place 40205.  
HYR_HIGHLAND_MAP

 (We own two pitching machines available for divisions 3 and 4. 

COACHING AND PARENTS RUNNING PRACTICES:
Although this is true of all HYR sports, parent involvement in practice is MOST critical with baseball.  The three main skills of throwing, catching with a mitt, and hitting with a bat require breaking practices into sub-stations with adults at each station facilitating the repetition it takes to improve at the game.  We are allowing 90 minutes for all practices and all games. It will be up to the coaches to determine how long they run a practice.  All practices are listed as 5:45 in the official schedule, but I leave the specifics of practice time to the coaches. The field can accommodate 4 simultaneous practices. 

COACHES
Here is the set of instructions for how to use the Team Central Part of the Web site for contacting your teams:
Team Central Instructions

EQUIPMENT LIST
HYR Provides a team shirt and an HYR baseball cap.  We do not require baseball pants or any matching colors.  Many players play in shorts and do not plan to slide.  Cleats are optional, but they do enhance performance  as kids get older and faster.  HYR has a large bin or recycled cleats that it will bring to the first practices if anyone wants to find a used pair.  
Each player is responsible for providing their own baseball glove .  HYR Provides each team with a tee, bats, balls, batting helmets, hitting stick, and catcher's gear as appropriate.

HYR will set up a hitting screen and a batting cage on each game day. 

Here is a link to some T-Ball and baseball practice drills

PRACTICE_DRILLS

THE RULES:  THese rules will be a good place to start, but they are a little outdated in places.  We will update them as the season progresses. 

Division 1 T-Ball (Age 5-6) Rules
D1 Rules

Division 2 Baseball (Age 6-7) Rules
D2 Rules

Division 3 Baseball (Age 8-10) Rules
D3 Rules

Division 4 Baseball (Age 11-14) Rules
D4 Rules
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Below this line relates to the SIgnup Period

HYR BASEBALL SIGNING UP NOW
HYR 2022 Baseball/T-Ball offers divisions for youth ages 5 through 12.

Division 1: 5 or 6 year-old T-Ball

Division 2: 6 - 7 year-old coach pitch baseball.

Division 3: 8 - 9 year-old coach or machine pitch baseball.

Division 4: 10-12 year-old coach or machine pitch baseball.

Sign up for HYR 2022 Baseball is active now at www.hyrsports.com.  The cost is $80 for the season. On-time registration continues through May 4, 2022. Beginning May 5, a $10 late fee for the Spring season will be added, and placement is not guaranteed.

Practices begin the week of May 9th. Opening day for games will be Saturday, May 14th. The games will be on Saturdays for 7 consecutive weeks with a possible Sunday through June 25th.

If you are trying to register and do not see programs available, please log in first.  Complete Registration instructions can be found below


2 minute video featuring highlights of HYR Baseball at Highland Middle.

https://vimeo.com/536499267


For parents who volunteer to be a Head Coach, there is a $35 discount, and for Assistant Coach, there is a $20 discount on the player registration. (Email [email protected] for a coupon code before making your payment, or email after registering, and we will apply a refund of that amount.)

(During registration, players will be given the oportunity to select practice nights they are able to attend. These and other special requests will be honored when possible. If you request to play with another player on the same team please check with that family before putting the request on your registration. Be advised that HYR will also attempt to balance teams on skill level when possible, especially in the older divisions.  Team balance may trump player friend requests in some situations.) 


Players will be notified of their teams on or before May 7th.  Practices begin the week of May 9th. Opening day for games will be Saturday, May 14th. The games will be on Saturdays for 7 consecutive weeks with a possible Sunday through June 25th.


HYR 2022 Baseball/T-Ball offers divisions for youth ages 5 through 12.


Division 1: 5 or 6 year-old T-Ball

Division 2: 6 - 7 year-old coach pitch baseball.

Division 3: 8 - 9 year-old coach or machine pitch baseball.

Division 4: 10-12 year-old coach or machine pitch baseball.




Practices will either be at Highland Middle School or other locations during the first 3 weeks.

All games will be at Highland Middle School: 1700 Norris Place, Louisville KY 40205. 

Patrick Fitzgerald

HYR Director

[email protected]

502.671.9701



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 Equipment
All the player needs to provide is a baseball glove that fits them.  HYR provides a shirt and a baseball cap that players receive on opening day.  Players can wear tennis shoes or cleats.  The older they get, cleats become a performance enhancement.  Soccer cleats are fine.  HYR has a bin with recycled cleats we will bring to the field on game days in case you want to check for a pair that fits your player.  Most kids wear shorts, and there tends not to be a ton of sliding into bases.  It is cool when kids bring their own baseball pants, but they are the exception, not the rule. 

Divisions:
All HYR T-Ball and Baseball divisions are co-ed. 

The divisions are:
Division 1: 5 year old T-Ball
Division 2: 6 and 7 year old coach pitch baseball. 
Division 3: 8 and 9 year old coach or machine pitch baseball.
Division 4: 10 through 12 year old coach or machine pitch baseball.

The HYR season fees include a shirt, baseball cap, a team picture and an award. 

Call Patrick Fitzgerald at 502.671.9701 with questions. 
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Louisville, Kentucky 40204
Phone : 502-671-9701
Email : [email protected]
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