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    2021 Schedule

        The 2021 schedule has been input and is final.  Please report any discrepancies if you see one.  The season will start Monday, April 19.  Good luck and have fun.

    2021 SPRING REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

    If your child is interested in playing baseball this spring, and you would like to be added to the wait list, please email us at info@mshyb.com.

    UMPIRES NEEDED

    The youth league needs umpires.  If you will be 14 or older this spring, please click here to sign up.


    2021 Coach's Registration Now Open

    We encourage all parents of Youth League or Senior League players to volunteer to help coach their child's team, regardless of previous baseball experience. All volunteer coaches must complete an annual registration and certification process, which includes registering with MSHYB as a coach, having an active NAYS coaching membership, completing online concussion and child abuse prevention training, authorizing a background check and attending one of MSHYB's online certification sessions through Zoom. There are some important changes to the process this year. Please click on the Coach's Registration tab to the left to register with MSHYB as a coach and for details on completing the other required steps.

    If you have any questions on the coach's registration and certification process, please contact us at coaching@mshyb.com.


    MSHYB Spring Season Update

    MSHYB Families,

    The snow is starting to melt, and the weather is slowly getting warmer. This means that baseball season is about to begin.  Our current plan is to start League games on Monday, April 19th, 2021, right after Millburn’s spring break, subject to any change in guidance relating to youth sports from the New Jersey Department of Health.

    Covid 19 and the lack of a baseball season last year have taken a toll on our participation number this year, which will require the League to make some adjustments for the 2021 season. Most importantly, we will be temporarily tweaking MSHYB’s chain system to accommodate the smaller number of players.

    Our North league (Level 7) will be the same as in the past. All 8 chains will be represented, with the teams comprised of the best 5th, 6th, and 7th grade players. Our South league (Level 6) will have the remaining 5th and 6th graders not playing on the North. We will have 6 teams at this level. Two of the chains will have their teams merged with the remaining teams for the 2021 season.

    The balance of the league will be grade-based with separate leagues for 4th graders, 3rd graders, 2nd graders and 1st graders. We expect to have 6 or 7 teams at each grade level, based on participation levels.  As mentioned above, if a chain will not have a team in a particular grade, the affected players will be merged with the remaining teams.

    Merged teams and new team assignments will be going out in the next couple of weeks in order to allow teams time to start practicing as soon as the fields dry out. There will not be a new player draft this year since we’ve been unable to hold our normal skills assessment session; instead, the League will assign new players to teams.

    Our season will run until June 19th and include a full season of games and playoffs. At this point, it’s unlikely we will be able to hold our Family Day celebration due to restrictions on large gatherings.

    We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate through these uncertain times. Our hope is that, as things continue to normalize and we have a successful 2021 season, participation numbers will recover and we can return to our traditional league structure for the 2022 season.

     

    Thank you,

    Millburn Short Hills Youth Baseball


    Batting Cages Are Now Open!

    We are happy to announce the opening today of our batting pavilion on March 23, 2021. A reservation will be required to use the cages. Please bring proof of your reservation with you to avoid any issues at the park. Please use following link to to view availability, and be sure to review the rules for using the cages and instructions on requesting a reservation below.

     

    Click here to see availability. Request a reservation by emailing gerocages@gmail.com.

     

    Rules while using the cages:

    • Reservation Required: Please Visit MSHYB.com for more info and updates
    • Social distancing of 6 feet at all times
    • Only one pitcher and one hitter in each cage
    • No bystanders allowed in batting pavilion - if you are waiting to use cage, form a line outside cage and maintain social distancing (6') and you should wear a face covering when in line
    • Face masks required at all times when waiting for cage use - not required when using the cage
    • We will be operating 3 cages this season.(Cage 1 - Pool side, Cage 2 - Rink side, Cage 3 - Back)
    • Cages are reserved for MSHYB, Millburn Softball players, and Township residents. A pitcher must be an adult

     

    Instructions for requesting and confirming a reservation:

     

    • Open Daily 8am-8pm (until our spring rec season begins after which available slots in evening and on weekends will be reserved)
    • 45 minute slots at top of every hour (Cage 1 - Pool side, Cage 2 - Rink side, Cage 3 - Rear)
    • One slot per day, 3 slots per week, per family / team (1 weekend and 2 weekday slots); requests for reservations taken up to a week in advance
    • There is no need to arrive early in the batting cage area - we built in 15 minute transition windows between reservations (see above guidance in forming a line if you do arrive early)
    • View calendar pointed to by the link above for available slots which will be labeled as OPEN (not RESERVED)
    • E-mail your selected time slot and LAST NAME only (no Cage #) to gerocages@gmail.com
    • Spots will be allotted by time stamp of e-mail and assigned to either Cage 1 - Pool side, Cage 2 - Rink side or Cage 3 - Rear
    • Once your spot has been recorded, the window in the availability calendar will show RESERVED with your last name assigned to one of the cages.  
    • Those who do not show up for a reserved slot, without sufficient prior notice (at least 4 hours in advance), may lose privileges at the leagues discretion
    • Please note -- your reservation confirmation will be to click on link to the calendar, click in the reserved timeslot(s), and then on details to verify your name in the description field. There will be no email confirmations sent.

    Note: rules subject to change as usage patterns emerge.

    Enjoy!!!

    -MSHYB

    COVID Latest Update and Impact to the League (updated Apr. 8 2021)

    See below document for MSHYB Participation Rules and Guidance