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COVID-19 - Coronavirus - Update and Impact to the League

MSHYB Families,

COVID-19 is a serious virus and Millburn Short Hills Youth Baseball will be taking steps to ensure the safety of our league. We will be moving our starting day for Cal Ripken League (teams that play at Gero) to April 13th. Senior League (teams that play at Pingry) currently share this opening day and will remain the same.

The Rec Department has closed all township fields. Gero Park will remain closed along with the batting cages and Pingry field. Under no circumstances should teams practice or assemble during this time of quarantine. I realize playing games and practicing is something the kids truly enjoy, but putting our families at risk is unacceptable.

We will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis and keep you updated if things change.

Lastly, please stay safe and I look forward to enjoying a great season of baseball.

Craig Ploetner


P.S. -- Please see below points and additional resources on our COVID-19 page.  You can also visit the CDC website as well.

The Township is monitoring, on a daily basis, the information and status regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The CDC, State Department of health, and local health officials recommend taking a common sense approach to preventing the spread of the disease,
methods of preparation, and to not panic.

Steps to protect ourselves and our families:

  1. Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue or in the crook of your elbow
  2. Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds
  3. Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth,
  5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  6. Stay home if you are sick.

Millburn High School Spring Fundraiser

Please help support the Millburn High School baseball program by purchasing La Strada gift certificates.  See below flyer for details.

Youth League Umpires Needed!

Umpire Training and Other Key Information


All interested in umpiring must be at least 14.  If you are turning 14 during the season, expected to begin on March 28, you can come to one of the below sessions but cannot umpire until your birthday.

Note:  You will need working papers. Click here for the proper forms.

Training Sessions

  1. Saturday March 7, 3:30-5 pm
  2. Saturday March 21, 3:30-5 pm
  3. Tuesday March 24 6-7:30 pm

All sessions will take place at Gero Park.

Required Attendance

If you are 14 or 15, or have umpired fewer than 2 consecutive years, or have never attended one of our training sessions before, you must come to and stay for at least one entire session.

If you are 16 and have umped for at least 2 consecutive years, you must attend at least 1 session but can leave after opening remarks and key info such as text messages for rainouts and other administrative items.

Stay tuned for additional details.  For any questions in the meantime, please email

Last Opportunity to Complete Your 2020 Coach's Registration

We encourage all parents of Youth League or Senior League players to volunteer as a coach for their child's team, regardless of previous baseball experience. All volunteer coaches must complete an annual registration and certification process, which includes an active NAYS coaching membership, on-line training, registering as a coach with MSHYB and attending one of three in-person certification sessions. Please click on the "Coach's Registration" tab to the left to register as a coach and for details on completing the other required steps.

Our final in-person certification session will be held as follows:

  • Session 1 - RETURNING COACHES ONLY: Thursday, January 30 at 7:30pm in the Bauer Center (abbreviated session, 60 minutes) - COMPLETE
  • Session 2 - BOTH NEW AND RETURNING COACHES: Sunday, February 9 at 8:45am in the Bauer Center (full session, 90 minutes) - COMPLETE
  • Session 3 - BOTH NEW AND RETURNING COACHES: Sunday, March 8 at 8:45am in the Bauer Center (full session, 90 minutes). PLEASE REMEMBER THAT CLOCKS ARE PUSHED FORWARD ONE HOUR SUNDAY MORNING - DON'T BE AN HOUR LATE.

Please complete the other required steps described under "Coach's Registration" before attending one of these sessions.

If you have any questions on the coach's registration and certification process, please email the league at

Senior League

Senior League Registration is Now Open!

Click here to begin the online registration process.

Eligibility and Requirements:

Any township resident born 5/1/04-4/30/07 is eligible to register and play this spring.  (Any players born after 4/30/07 should register for our Youth League.) 

NOTE:  Any player interested in playing summer ball is required to play either in the Senior League or the Youth League depending on age.

Check out the Senior League info page for more details.

Preliminary Youth League Schedule

The preliminary schedule uploaded last month has been updated, with changes made to over 20 games.  While some additional changes are likely, please update your calendars based on this revised schedule.  To find your team, go to "Team Search" and then "game schedule".

The ACL schedule (clinics, scrimmages and games) should be posted by the end of this week. For planning purposes, the first ACL clinics and scrimmages will be held on Sunday, March 29.

Fields and Batting Cages Closed

The fields and batting cages at Gero and Pingry are  STILL CLOSED for the winter.

Please do not use until further notice.

2020 Spring Youth League

Important Information and Upcoming Events


Online registration is now closed.  Please contact if you are interested in registering your child for the 2020 Spring Youth League.

Eligibility requirements

  • 1st through 7th grade, born on or after May 1, 2007
  • Millburn township resident

Proof documents / info required

  • Proof of age (Birth certificate or passport)
  • Proof of residency (utility or cable bill)
  • Proof of grade (most people just show us the online version of the school directory

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the league at


2020 Summer Program

Note - Summer 2020 District Tryouts for the 12's, 13's and 14's took place in the fall of last year (2019).

Other ages (7's-11's) will have their tryouts in the spring like before.  The schedule will be posted once finalized.

Questions about the summer program?  Email us at

Tarps not hang the tarps on fences  !!!    When they are removed, they snag on the fence and get damaged.



    Just a reminder, there is absolutely no parking at Pingry field.  That goes for Managers, Coaches, Umpires, and fans.  We use the field at the pleasure of Pingry School and that is the rule.