HYAA offers a variety of summer baseball options. Our In Town Sumer League does not require tryouts. Summer Travel Teams are selected through a try out process and cuts are made. Game schedules for these leagues are determined by league organizers and are not controlled by HYAA. The start and end dates for the summer seasons can vary by age group. Typically, travel baseball games begin Mid – late June and ends the first week of August.
Please refer to the “Age Eligibility” charts for information regarding the age group which your child may play with.
In order to keep our summer teams competitive, players should tryout out in their respective age group. Tryouts will be announced and are typically held in May.
“Playing Up” is strongly discouraged and can be done so only in rare circumstances if the Age Group Directors and Commissioners deem it appropriate.
Player Registration Information
In order to participate in Travel Summer Baseball you must be registered and have played in our Spring In Town League.
For all teams where players are required to try out, players will be asked to register online in the HYAA system and submit payment only after teams have been selected and announced. If the player’s registration and payment are not completed by the stated deadline, the player may lose their roster spot.
For the Hanover In-Town Summer League, online registration will be opening on the HYAA website in June.
Braintree All Star League
This league is a Babe Ruth division for 13-15 and we will enter teams in each age group.
Please refer to Babe Ruth age chart to determine your child’s division.
Tryouts will be conducted and players chosen expected to make most practices and games.
South River League
We plan on entering four teams into the South River League, one each at the 9, 10, 11 and 12 year-old levels. The South River League is the less competitive league in our Summer Travel offerings.
Please note that the final number of teams entered into the South River League will depend both on the number of players who attend tryouts and the number of parents who volunteer to coach these teams
Teams play a 10-game schedule that runs from late June through the end of July, followed by playoffs.
Teams may play in one tournament that runs over a weekend.
The number of practices will be determined by the coaching staff, but you should expect at least one practice per week.
The expectation is that players will participate in most games and practices and rosters will be 12-14 players.
Suburban Travel League
Suburban League baseball offers the highest level of competition for players in the Majors and Minors age groups.
Hanover is entering teams into the 9, 10, 11, and 12 year-old Suburban Leagues.
The 12s Suburban team will be entered into the Williamsport Tournament. Additionally, our 9s, 10s, and 11s teams will be entered in their Little League Tournament as well.
Suburban team rosters will be comprised of 12-13 players selected during tryouts.
Suburban teams play a 10-game schedule that runs from late June through the end of July, followed by playoffs. We are awaiting additional information from league organizers regarding season start dates.
Suburban teams may also play in one additional tournament that runs over a weekend. Tournaments will be selected by the coaching staff of each team.
The number of practices that each team will have per week will be determined by the coaching staff, but you should expect at least one practice per week.
The expectation is that players will participate in MOST games and practices.
Kids not playing in town spring baseball are not allowed to participate in travel baseball.
No Exceptions will be made!
In-Town Summer League
This league is a continuation of the in-town spring league and is available to all players in the Minors and Majors divisions (9-12-year olds).
The level of commitment will be far less than Suburban and South River.
Teams will typically play 2 games per week, with the goal of playing 8 games.
Coaches may conduct optional practices that may be combined across multiple teams.
Rosters will be larger to accommodate players who miss games for vacations or other reasons.
There will be no tryouts for this league.
Players trying out for Suburban and South River baseball who are not selected for those teams will have the option to register to play in the Hanover In-Town Summer League.
Our ability to run this league is dependent on both the number of players that register and the number of parents that volunteer to coach. We cannot run this program without coaches!
Our goal is to start this league during the first full week of July.
The Friendship League is a travel league for 8-year old ball players – this is a great opportunity for young ball players to get exposed to summer travel baseball.
Friendship League teams play an 8-game schedule that typically runs from late June through the end of July, followed by playoffs.
This is real baseball with a strong emphasis on learning to play the game correctly and competitively.
The roster will be comprised of 12 - 15 players selected during tryouts.
Players cannot have turned 9 before May 1st 2020 to be eligible for Friendship League.