Hamel Baseball

2018 Hamel Baseball Registration

Welcome

Welcome

Welcome to the 2018 Hamel Baseball Registration!

This registration is for all Hamel League levels.

Teams will be created after coaches are found and older (9+ year olds) players are evaluated; the evaluation date is listed below will be held at the Providence Academy Dome. Once evaluations are complete coaches will conduct a draft to choose the players for their team.

All 9 year old players are required to play at the Minor level; 12 year old players are required to play at the Major level. Very few if any, 10 year olds will be allowed to play at the Majors level due to the number of 11 and 12 year olds registering this year.

It is the league's desire to have 8 Minor level and 8 Major level teams. Based on the evaluations we may choose to further split the levels to balance the opponents these teams play in games. While Hamel Baseball has always striven to be 'cabin friendly', play at the Majors League level is geared to be more competitive and may hold games and practices on Fridays or possibly Sunday nights.

For more information on each league please visit our division landing page with OVERVIEW links for each level by clicking HERE
 

This registration session will allow you to sign consents, complete contact information and submit payment.  To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or checking account information available.  Following the completion of this registration, you will see a charge on your account from REG.NGIN.COM.


Balanced Play

"It is all about the kids"

The Hamel Board talks about this at every meeting as a core philosophy that the Hamel program is rooted in. It is our desire to provide a good program that allows the kids in our community an opportunity to have fun and safely development baseball skills. It is our desire to enforce balanced play within the Hamel Baseball organization. 

As players develop and skill levels advance with a wider range of talent across age groups, evaluations are the primary tool the Hamel program uses to enforce this balanced play philosophy. Evaluations start with players entering the Minor League division.

Because of this, once a player reaches the Minors level 'Play with requests' cannot be honored. 


Play with Requests

For the Tee Ball, Coach Pitch and Rookie divisions, Hamel Baseball understands the desire to play with friends and classmates and each season we attempt to accommodate all requests as best we can.

However, sometimes there are circumstances that simply don't allow for all requests to met — primarily rostering limits.

With that said, each player is allowed up to two "play with" requests.  Any additional names listed beyond two will be ignored.  Hamel Baseball will make every effort to accommodate the requests but they are not guaranteed.

Minors, Majors and above do not allow "play with" requests.

 


Schedules

  • Tee Ball is Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Coach Pitch is Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Rookie is Tuesday and Thursday
  • Minor can be Monday through Thursday
  • Majors can be Monday through Thursday (with potential for Friday OR Sunday night)

Weather

Please note that Hamel Baseball does not control the weather!

It has been very challenging getting our program started over the past couple years due to the rainy conditions.  The Hamel Athletic Club continues to try and resolve some of the field issues with the city of Medina as all fields are owned and controlled by the city.

Little League International as well as the City of Medina has policies in place to protect players and the fields from injury or damage due to the weather.

As in seasons past the older players will start earlier in the season and the younger players will start once the weather and field conditions are appropriate for this age group. (Ex. Temperature is above 60 degrees and the fields are dry)

Hamel Baseball reserves the right to add or subtract games or practices to the season to accommodate dynamic early season weather conditions. Weekend play could be a possibility if there are a large number of rain outs.


All-Stars

Since Hamel is a part of Little League International we are required to select and field All-Star teams based on age groups. Hamel will be inviting selected players to participate on a 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, or a 12 year old All Star team. The Hamel Board will be asking Coaches at the Major and Minor levels to nominate players to play on an All Star team.

Parents please note that if your child is invited to play on an All Star team there is an additional All-Star fee and the player will be required to attend additional practices and games. Expect the “All-Star” season to start on or around July 6th and continue through July 19th. 

Hamel will post All-Star team rosters mid June.

For more information about Hamel's All-Star policy please check our website.


All 9-10 year olds must sign up for Minors

If your player is going to be 9 or 10 years old you are required to register for Minors. If a 9 or 10 year old registers for Majors their registration will be canceled and a refund issued to allow space for the 11 or 12 year olds that play at that level. 

Hamel Baseball reserves the right to invite a few 10 year olds to move up to majors if their evaluation scoring is in the top 3% of all 11 and 12 year olds scores, and space is available within the Majors division. 


Evaluation Information

Providence Academy Dome on Sunday, March 25th, 2018

Times 10:00am-2:00pm

Evaluations will be conducted by a third party, parents and coaches will not be allowedr into the dome while evaluations are being conducted. 

Only players, evaluators, board members, and evaluation volunteers will be allowed in the dome. NO EXCEPTIONS

Contact the registrar immediatly if you have a substantial reason you are unable to attend evaluations.


Questions?

Please direct any questions regarding this registration to:

Mike Mohs

President

Phone: 612-819-5527