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Spring 2022 Registration

Register for the MSHYB 2022 Youth Spring League

All boys and girls born on or after 5/1/2009, who are at least in 1st grade currently, are encouraged to sign up.

Click here to sign up.  Registration will close on Dec 15.

The form will guide you through key information we require, some additional COVID-related items, and payment instructions.

Please forward this registration information to your neighbors or anyone you know who may miss the opportunity to register early - new to town, newly interested, renewed interest in the sport.

Some answers to prior questions below. For additional information, please contact us at info@mshyb.com.

Stay safe, enjoy the fall, and stay warm in the winter. We are excited to keep the momentum going into next year.

-MSHYB

+++ A few answers to questions you may have +++

League structure

In order to provide the best experience possible, our league is structured based on a combination of age and baseball skills/experience. While the exact structure for 2022 has not been finalized, we are aiming to have our traditional "chain" structure and affiliations at the older age groups at a minimum. We will be taking into account player registration numbers, feedback from chain managers, coaches and parents and our experiences during the prior spring and fall seasons where we have tried different structures to balance safety, competitiveness, and fun. As always, we will not take requests for placement on specific teams.

More information on pre-season assessments, which help determine the appropriate playing level for players, will be provided at a later date.

 

Coaches and volunteers

The league needs parent participation in order to run smoothly. The more volunteers we have - coaching, field crew, etc., the better for each team, each chain, and the overall season.

Timing and schedules

We typically start in April and run through mid-June. You can expect 2 games per week on average, typically on a weeknight and a weekend, but will vary week-to-week. Practices are left to the team to manage (hence the need for coaches), but we recommend at least 1 or 2 practices as week.

Administrative requirements (proof of age, residency, etc.) and coaches certification deadlines will be published on our website at a later date.

Fields and Cages Closed

All Gero Park fields, cages, and the Pingry field are closed until spring. 

Please stay off the fields so they can be maintained for a great spring baseball season. 

See below for spring 2022 registration information.

COVID Latest Update and Impact to the League (updated May 21, 2021)

MSHYB Families,

In compliance with the Millburn Rec department and the New Jersey Department of Health, the following rules will apply to all MSHYB events: 

  • Masks are optional for fully-vaccinated adults and strongly recommended for partially or unvaccinated adults (parents, coaches, MSHYB volunteers)
  • Masks are mandatory for all players in the dugouts and optional in the field
  • Social distancing of 6 feet remains in effect anytime masks are not worn

For further information see the below NJHDOH site:

https://nj.gov/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/COVID_GuidanceForSportsActivities.pdf

Thank you,

MSHYB

 

See below document for MSHYB Participation Rules and Guidance


Batting Cage Reservations

A reservation is required to use the cages. Please bring proof of your reservation with you to avoid any issues at the park. Please use the 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
  • 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
  • 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