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Howard Palmetto Baseball & Softball Association

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Bringing the neighborhood together through sports is what Howard Palmetto Baseball & Softball Association (HPBSA) has been all about since 1962, nearly 58 years.

We play at the best baseball facilities in our area: Coral Reef, Evelyn Greer, and Suniland Parks. Moms and Dads who played years ago now have their kids involved coaching or volunteering. Coaches who retired when their kids grew into adults are now back on the field with their grandchildren. We are now the largest recreational T-Ball league in South Florida!

Divisions start at T-ball and go to the high school level, covering ages 4 to 17. We are a recreational baseball league, which means that everyone who signs up will be placed on a team. Every player bats and everyone plays the majority of innings in each game. Your kids are never too old to start!

Over 200 volunteers, coaches and division leaders make Howard Palmetto a place where friendships between kids and parents from all walks of life are made. Registration typically opens in October for the upcoming season. Practices and games start in January and end in May. For more information email us at info@howardpalmetto.com.


Baseball Age Groups for 2020

All divisions will be decided by the age of your child on September 1st, 2019.

5 & Under - T-Ball Division (Kindergarten and younger)
7 & Under - Atom Division (Coach Pitch - 1st and 2nd Graders and only those Kindergarten age kids who attend Evaluation Day and are judged as ready to safely play Coach Pitch)
9 & Under - Bantam Division (Kid Pitch - 3rd and 4th Graders)
11 & Under - Midget Division (5th and 6th Graders with some possible 7th Graders who are beginning players)
12 & Up - Juvenile (7th, 8th and 9th Graders and older players who are not on high school teams)

 

Parents of players born between 9/1/13 – 8/31/14 have the choice to either play in the T-Ball or Atom (Coach Pitch) divisions.  Only those Kindergarten age kids who attend Evaluation Day and are judged as ready to safely play Coach Pitch will be permitted to play in the Atom division.


New Softball Program for 2020!

Howard Palmetto has teamed up with Perrine Softball and the Village of Palmetto Bay to promote a consolidated softball program at Palmetto Bay Park.  The Village of Palmetto Bay has established, and will run, a recreational girls' softball program starting this season.  The registration link and more information will be available by mid-October.  The program will be available for girls ages 6 to 14.


FAQ for New Players

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions for parents who are considering signing their son or daughter up to play for the first time:

Q: When are practices?
A: In the T-Ball division, practices are set by each Manager by working with parents to find the best day/time that works for most people.  Not everyone will be able to make each practice, but Managers will try to do their best to find a time that works.  Typically, practice is one weekday after school.  In other divisions, practice fields are assigned by request up to two weeks in advance.  Typically teams practice one weekday and one weekend.

Q: When are games?
A: In the T-Ball division, games are played mostly on Saturday mornings between 8:45am and 12pm.  In other divisions, there are typically two games per week.  One weekday game and one weekend game.  Games start in late January and run through the end of May.

Q: What do I get when I register my son or daughter to play?
A: A full uniform, team practice equipment (balls, bases), player trophies, FREE league-wide events (Opening Picnic, Movie Night), umpires, the priceless experience of playing team sports in a safe, fun and competitive environment on some of the best fields in South Florida right in your backyard.

Q: What equipment with my son or daughter need?
A: Players will need a glove, rubber bottom cleats and a helmet with facemask.  A bat is not mandatory since players may share bats.  For softball, we encourage girls to purchase a facemask for use in the field.

 

  • Lewis Brinson throws the first pitch at T-Ball Opening Day
  • 10U 2019 Softball Champions