Affiliated with Babe Ruth Baseball, Babe Ruth Softball, ASA Softball, and Cal Ripken Baseball.
The Barrington Youth Association was formed in 1972 by a group of persons interested in providing an organized baseball program for the youth of Barrington. Four teams were formed with boys and girls playing baseball. In a few years there were enough players to be able to split into baseball and softball.
With the cooperation of many volunteers, donors and sponsors, the BYA has grown to forty teams that play at a complex on Smoke Street that has 2 T-ball fields, 4 fields for 7-12 baseball/softball, 1 Babe Ruth field, pitching machines and batting cage, a 2 story building with full concession and a meeting room upstairs, equipment building with restrooms and separate equipment lockers, 3 large parking lots and 3 electric scoreboards. All of the fields have automatic watering systems.
In 2005, the BYA welcomed youth from the Town of Strafford into the program. Teams from age 8-15 are integrated with players from both towns.
The BYA is a non-profit, tax exempt organization. ALL donations are tax deductible. ALL the funds to support the programs are privately raised and no public funds are, or have ever been, involved. ALL the children that sign up will play. ALL members of the Board of Directors, managers, coaches, parent help and concession workers are volunteers, making the program better and having a good time doing it.
PLEASE GET INVOLVED! There were almost 500 players who participated in the program in 2013. Help is always needed so please offer yours.
Board of Directors