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Jim Cregge Youth Baseball Umpire Program Accepting Applications
by posted 07/28/2021

We are now taking Applications for the Jim Cregge Youth Umpire Program (JCYUP).
 
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 September 1, 2021, 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 August 12, 2021.
 
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 a written 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!!!
 
To apply, the young person (not Mom, not Dad) must send an email to Dave Sergile at to request an application and they must copy their parents on the email to me. 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! There is a written application, which if you are successful, leads 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 26th year of existence. Many past umpires have gone on to success in their professional lives, and many have come back to me to let me know the advantage they had a little later in life because of the training they received from the youth umpire program.
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Dave Sergile at .
 
Hopewell Youth Baseball Board
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2021-2022 Hopewell Hawks Travel Tryouts
by posted 07/08/2021

2021-2022 Hopewell Hawks Travel Tryouts Registration is OPEN

What it means to be a Hawk

Hawks teams are comprised of the top players within the Hopewell Youth Baseball, and other area programs. It is an increased, year-round, committment from the player and family. Hawks teams have Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer programming determined independently by each team. Fall programming includes practices and Sunday only tournaments. Winter programming includes indoor practices multiple times per week. Spring/Summer programming includes multiple practices per week and 10-12 weekend tournaments (could be Fri-Sun). Many teams will also incoroporate strength, speed and agility training into their programming throughout portions of the year.

Advantages of the Hopewell Hawks Travel Program vs Other Programs

  1. Costs-The Hopewell Hawks program is more affordable for families, than other programs, because we aren't trying to make a profit. There is no nickel and diming to increase profits either. You get exactly what you pay for. This is an extension of the community based volunteer Recreation and Select programs that Hopewell offers, and we focus on the player and family experience over how to optimize our revenues and profits. You will receive everything other programs offer, while writing a check a 1/3 or less of the size.
  2. Professional Coaching-All Hopewell travel teams have professional coaching included in their budgets.
  3. Facilites-Hopewell has dedicated indoor facilites, outdoor cages and fields at the beautiful Bell Memorial Park. You will not practice with other teams, or be told how much you are allowed to practice. 
  4. Scheduling-The Hopewell travel program allows familes and coaches to create a schedule that best fits the needs of the familes and players on their team. Teams have flexibility in scheduling their tournaments, practices, strength, speed and agility training, and any other activities they would like to do. This allows our travel teams to have an experience that best matches the needs of their team. 

Hopewell will be offering multiple travel teams at certain age groups this year. 

To compete for a spot on one of the Hawks teams, please complete the correct registration below for your player:

If you are interested in coaching a Hopewell baseball advanced team at any age, please respond to this email with playing and coaching experiece, as well as your goals for an advanced youth sports team. 

As always, please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank You,

Hopewell Youth Baseball

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Hopewell Youth Baseball Fall 2021 Registration Now Open!
by posted 06/24/2021

Hopewell Families, 

Registration is open for the Fall 2021 Recreation season, which will start with uniform fittings and assessments on August 7/8, 2021.

  • Registration is now open for the Fall 2021 season. 
    • Players who REGISTER and pay before July 4 will receive a $25 discount. 
    • Players who REGISTER after July 11 will pay a $25 late fee. 
    • Registration will close July 18
    • Details on programs and important dates will be added to website soon.
  • 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.
  • We still have several camps going in partnership with Windward Academy this Summer. The feedback so far has been outstanding and the players have had a great time and gotten better. Players can register for the remaining camps using the same link.

We look forward to seeing you at the park this Summer and Fall!

As always, please email us directly if you have any questions or issues.

Thank you,

HYA Board of Directors

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2021/2022 Hopewell Hawks Tryout Registration Open - 8U-14U
by posted 06/22/2021


Registration is open for Hopewell Hawks Travel tryouts across all age groups 8U-14U.
 
Interested players can view additional information and register here.
 
For more information on all of the advanced programming Hopewell Baseball offers, visit this link.
 
First tryout is this Thursday, June 24 at 6:30 PM for the 9U Hopewell Hawks. Players should register now to reserve a spot.
 
As always, please let us know if you have any questions or issues.
 
Thank You,
Hopewell Youth Baseball
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2021-2022 Rising 10U Hopewell Hawks Elite Tryouts
by posted 06/16/2021


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2021-2022 Rising 8U Hopewell Hawks Elite Tryouts
by posted 06/16/2021


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2021-2022 Rising 9U Hopewell Hawks Elite Tryouts
by posted 06/08/2021

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