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2020 Chatham Baseball Registration is NOW OPEN!

2020 Chatham Baseball Registration is NOW OPEN!

Registration for Chatham Youth Baseball is open for K-8 boys and girls to play baseball.

 

KINDERGARTEN          Please register here!

1st GRADE                   Please register here!

2nd - 4th GRADE         Please register here!

5th - 8th GRADE          Please register here!

 

*Please note the voluntary donation option.  We are collecting to continue our much-needed capital projects in 2020.  Due to rising enrollment amongst the younger age groups the club has found it necessary to upgrade Nash 2 to ensure an improved environment for the kids to play.  New fencing, dugouts, infield expansion to accommodate 40/60 and 50/70 base paths, new scoreboard and new lights are all in the works for Nash 2.

Please note the following before registering:
 

  • Registration closes midnight Monday, Feb 3rd for grades 1st through 8th (Rookies through Pony) 
  • Registration closes at midnight Monday, Feb 10th for Kindergarten (Winners) 
  • To ensure your child is placed on a team, please register by these dates.  We cannot guarantee placement after these dates.  If you are undecided whether your child will play baseball, you should register.  We can refund your registration fee if you change your mind.  
  • Your child must be enrolled in a Kindergarten program in the 2019-20 school year to register for Winners.  One parent or legal guardian must reside in Chatham Borough or Township to register.    If you are registering with us for the first time, be sure to add all email addresses to which you wish to receive emails from us and place a check mark in the notifications box in your profile.        
  • Bambino Buddy Ball registration will open at a later date.      
  • Do not register on our site for softball. For softball registration visit http://chathamsoftball.com/    

 

Some answers to common questions about the Youth League season:

  • The season begins early April and ends early June.
  • Winners through AA play 1 game/week and games are on Sat from 9:00AM to 5:00PM for ~1hr.   AAA and older play 2 games /week with one game Mon-Fri at 6:30PM and one game on Sat from 9:00AM to 5:00PM for ~2 hrs.
    Practices:  Winners and Rookies, practice is once a week usually Mon or Tues evenings, and on the same day each week.   For A and AA, practices are usually on Wed evenings.  For AAA and older, practices are held at the coaches discretion.
  • For additional information on each league please refer to the information on our website.

For questions regarding equipment we will send out an email after registration ends to parents outlining the equipment needs for 2020 for each age group.
 


by posted 01/10/2020
2019 Capital Projects - Your Fees at Work

For the 2019 season the BCC Board of Trustees voted to raise the Youth League fee to raise funds for some capital projects.  One such project was to renovate Nash 2.  Nash 2 was selected as it is lighted.  Each fall we also engage in a rotating field renovation program to improve the playability of our existing fields for the upcoming Spring season.   This year it was Shunpike 1 and 2 which were renovated.  Also of note, we added sunshades to the Shun 2 dugouts this summer.  Here is a brief summary of the work  done this fall.  

Nash 2:

Nash 2 is being renovated in stages as funds become available.  Last year Nash 2 was unplayable for days after any rain, in contrast with Nash 1 which was renovated in 2018.  The grading on Nash 2 was very poor, especially in the outfield, with low spots that pooled water and took days to dry.  We added 10 dump trucks of dirt to the outfield to level it and re-sodded the entire outfield to ensure there would be grass in time for the 2020 season.  Also, with increasing enrollment in our Youth League 2nd-4th grade, and travel programs, we wanted the scheduling flexibility an additional lighted 46/60 to 50/70 convertible field would provide, so we expanded the infield to accommodate both baselines (SKS in the Borough is also convertible but not lighted.)  A new expanded outfield fence is also being installed.  The Township approved funding for new lighting for the Nash complex, and CAF has offered to assist with helping pay for it along with the BCC.  Unfortunately, the cost estimate from the lighting company came in over the original budget so we continue to work with the Township on how to fund the lighting upgrade.  Next fall, we plan to upgrade the infield fencing, dugouts and add a new scoreboard to Nash 2, bringing this field up to Nash 1 standards.  Once all renovations are complete, we believe Nash Park will be a great field complex for our under 13 year old players.

Shunpike 1 and 2:

These two fields are our workhorse fields for the 11-14 year old players. Shunpike 2 sees a lot of traffic as it fields ten Spring Youth League teams and up to six Spring and Summer travel teams, plus it is the site of the U11 District Ripken tournament in June.  This fall we removed all the infield and batter’s circle lips, laser graded the infield and re-sodded the infield borders, renovated pitcher’s mound and batter’s boxes, and sodded wear areas such as coach boxes and the dugout exit areas.  This work makes the field playable sooner after a rain and provides for smooth playing surfaces for our teams.  Shunpike 1 received the same treatment as Shunpike 2, just more of it, as it’s a bigger field.  

It takes a lot of work and dollars to keep our fields in tip-top shape, but we believe it is worth it as our Township and Borough fields are some of the finest fields to play on in the region.  Thank you for your continued support of our youth baseball program!      


by posted 10/18/2019
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