Another great Fall season is coming to a close, and it is time to look forward to an exciting Spring season!
Registration for Spring2023 is open.
Players who REGISTER, and pay, before Dec. 1 will receive a $25 Early Bird discount. Early registration is very important to Hopewell Baseball as it helps us better plan for the coming season, giving your player and family the best possible experience.
Hopewell Baseball is built on the foundation of volunteers giving back to the community. The most important of these volunteers are Coaches. If you are interested in helping your community and the children by coaching, Please click here to register.
Tell your family and friends about Hopewell Baseball so we can continue to grow and improve this community driven, volunteer based, youth focused program.
We look forward to seeing you at the park this Spring!
As always, please email us directly if you have any questions or issues.
The Jim Cregge Youth Umpire Program (JCYUP). is now accepting applications for the Spring 2023 season.
APPLICATION PROCESS AND PROGRAM DETAILS BELOW Have you noticed the teenagers who umpire the coach pitch leagues of 5U-8U?
Hopewell employs young women and men aged 14 and up to be the umpires at Bell Memorial Park for boys and girls baseball.
We are looking for young men and women to fill a few open positions with us this Spring.
To be eligible, the candidate must be at least 14 years old as of March 1, 2023, must have a minimum of a B average with no more than 1 C, and of course, must have the approval of the parents. We will be taking applications through Jan. 1, 2023.
New this year, we are allowing applicants to request age, or grade-based waivers. Applicants must justify why a waiver should apply to their sepcific situation. This is to encourage highly qualified individuals who have shown great improvement in their grades over the last few seasons, to apply.
I am asking all of you who receive this to consider if you, or your son or daughter might be a candidate and to also send this on to others you may know. Knowledge of Baseball and Softball is important but we do offer training and we are looking for a diverse group of talented young people from a diverse background. Our most recent leaders have had a background in golf, swimming, wrestling, theater, band, orchestra, chorus, track, rugby and that cirque thing that they do at Milton High School where young people hang upside down (frightens me!). Previous baseball/softball experience helps but is not mandatory. Our teen supervisors for next season are committed to helping train young people from rising 8th grade up to rising 12th grade. Put simply, if you are a hard worker and committed to learning how to do a job; you are eligible.
The youth umpire program is intended to be a first job for a young person. We teach umpiring, but we also teach life skills such as how to be an employee, time management, teamwork, professional communication, conflict resolution and other life skills.
This is a paid position with advancement opportunities.
To earn a position, a candidate must complete the on-line application in a manner that encourages the interview panel to want a live interview. We will hire the best candidates that apply. Are you the best? APPLY HERE!!!
To apply, the young person (not Mom, not Dad) must complete the on-line registration process and populate all parent information. We have a strict rule that we will not communicate with a young person unless their parents are part of that communication. This is an advanced picture of the real world! If you are successful, this will lead to a live interview before a panel of people, which if you are successful, earns you a job. This process shows a young person a picture of their future - competing for college admission, scholarships and jobs. Historically, 1 in 4 applicants are successful.
This program is starting the 27th year of existence. Many past umpires have gone on to success in their professional lives, and many have come back to me to let Mr. Cregge know the advantage they had a little later in life because of the training they received from the youth umpire program.
Welcome to the Hopewell Youth Association, the Volunteer run baseball provider to the City of Milton. HYA has provided youth baseball in this community for over 30 years. We strive to bring families and the community closer together through the great game of baseball. Although we are a baseball organization, our goal is to provide much more to the families and community we serve. Baseball is a game that has brought mothers and fathers and their children to their front yards for a game of catch for over 150 years. During that same time, it brought neighborhoods of kids to the street, park or same front yard for sandlot games. This unique quality of bringing families and communities together is one that we foster and celebrate, while teaching the children valuable life lessons along the way. The end result is great family members, teammates, students, players and people. So grab a glove and take your son or daughter out front for a game of catch. You won't regret it. We will see you at the park soon!
We hope you find this site helpful and if you ever have any questions please contact us through the Contact Us link on the left of this page.