In-House Program Overview

NOTE:  FOR DETERMINING LEAGUE AGE, WE WILL USE MAY 1 AS THE AGE CUT-OFF.  

For example, if your child is 10 prior to May 1, they will play in Minors, even if they turn 11 after May 1, but during the season.

Rookies (formerly known as T-Ball):

  • Final year of preschool (for mature kids) and kindergartners, ages 4-6.
  • Starting in 2017 QuickBall comes to HVAA. Read more here http://quickball.org/index.htm

 Minor Prep (formerly known as Machine Pitch):

  • First- and second-graders, ages 7-8.
  • 60’ fields or smaller
  • Coaches pitch. Later in the season, coaches can agree to try a kid pitcher in the last half of the game.
  • Coaches are expected to begin to develop players. HVAA offers opportunities for clinics and drills to build skills. This is an instructional league, so play may be stopped to instruct.
  • There is a low-key playoff at the end of the season. 
  • More serious players can also try out each fall for the travel team for their age group. All travel players in this age group must play in-house ball.

 Minors (formerly known as 46/60):

  • Third- and fourth-graders, ages 9-10.
  • Kids pitch.
  • Coaches are encouraged to rotate children at many positions.
  • Coaches are expected to begin to develop players. HVAA offers opportunities for clinics and drills to build skills. This is an intramural team: all levels of experience and skill are to be accommodated.
  • More serious players can also try out each fall for the travel team for their age group. All travel players in this age group must play in-house ball.

Majors (formerly known as 50/70):

  • Fifth- and sixth-graders, ages 11-12
  • 70’ fields
  • Coaches are encouraged to rotate children at many positions.
  • Coaches are expected to begin to develop players.  HVAA offers opportunities for clinics and drills to build skills. This is an intramural team: all levels of experience and skill are to be accommodated.
  • There is a playoff at the end of the season.
  • More serious players can also try out each fall for the travel team for their age group. All travel players in this age group must play in-house ball.

Inter-Township League: ages 13-18

  • This is also referred to as ITL. This is an intramural program similar to Majors for 11-12 yr olds.
  • Competition is a mix of talent.
  • Season runs from April through June, with two games played per week.
  • Games are played against surrounding leagues such as Southampton, Warminster etc.
  • There are two divisions – a 13-15 yr old division and a 16-18 yr old division. Players fifteen years old may play up in the 16 – 18 age group depending on ability and space.