- We are in a wait-list for registration. If your child isn't placed on a team, we will refund you.
- Save the Date: Kickoff Picnic and UM Baseball Clinic 1/25 9:30AM Suniland Park
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Howard Palmetto Baseball & Softball Association
Evaluation Wrap Ups & Status
Make up Midget evaluations (5th & 6th graders) will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 16th at GREER Park on S.W. 124th Street. Contact Division VP Karl Sturge at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or information.
The date and time for the second round of Juvenile Division evaluations will be announced in the near future. For more information about the Juvy Division, please email Grant Miller at email@example.com .
If you are in 3rd or 4th grade and would like to play in our Bantam Division, please contact Frank Fernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are in 1st or 2nd grade and would like to play in our Atom Coach Pitch Division, please contact Manny Exposito at email@example.com. We have approximately five spots to fill.
T-Ball is full. Please stay tuned for next year!
Background Checks & Online Concussion Awareness Training
All Managers and Assistant Coaches must take online concussion awareness training from the CDC. Please visit this link: https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/index.html
All Assistant Coaches must submit and pass a background check before they will be allowed on the fields during games. Please visit this link to get the process started: https://opportunities.averity.com/HowardPalmettoCP
The Rules Committee has revised our rulebook for 2020 and onward. Please visit this link to review the Howard Palmetto rulebook.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baseball Age Groups for 2020
Ever Thought About Coaching?
There’s nothing more rewarding than coaching your child in team sports. If you’ve ever thought about coaching your child’s team, please contact the following VP’s to get more info:
T-Ball (Kindergarten and younger): Ethan Shapiro - 305-523-9495
Atom (Coach Pitch - 1st and 2nd Graders): Manny Exposito - 786-255-0539
Bantam (Kid Pitch - 3rd and 4th Graders): Frank Fernandez - 305-986-5182
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.
2020 T-Ball Titans League
The Howard Palmetto Baseball & Softball Association T-Ball Titans League offers boys and girls ages 5 and under (Kindergarten and Pre-K) a chance to play a team sport from January through early May. Games are played on Saturday mornings on some of the best baseball facilities in South Florida at either Coral Reef, Evelyn Greer or Suniland Parks. Players can join as a group (limit of 11) or individually to be paired up with a team. See why Howard Palmetto is now the largest recreational T-ball league in South Florida!
Registration deadline: December 28th
Discount for Siblings: $25
Register Here: http://howardpalmetto.com/
Howard Palmetto T-ball is an excellent, family-friendly experience for new and returning ballplayers. Games are only three innings long; no score is kept, and each child gets to hit and play in the field. Practice is set by each Manager and is typically held after school hours during the weekday no more than once a week. Coaches are expected to treat each child and parent fairly, provide a positive influence for kids, and most importantly ensure the kids have a fun baseball experience.
Over the course of the season there will be league picnics, a special Miami Marlins game for Howard Palmetto families and a clinic with the University of Miami Baseball team.
Equipment: Participants will need a glove, rubber bottom cleats and a helmet with facemask. A bat is not mandatory since players may share bats.
Included in the registration fee: A full uniform, team practice equipment (balls, bases, tees), player trophies and leaguewide events.
Each team will need parent volunteers to serve as Manager, Assistant Coach (up to 3) and Team Parent. Managers and Coaches must pass a background check and will receive tips on how to run practices, what skills to focus on and the expectations of gameday. Please contact T-Ball Commissioner Ethan Shapiro at 305-523-9495 or email@example.com if you would like to manage your child’s team or should you have any other questions about the league.
|Evaluation Wrap Ups & Status|
|About Howard Palmetto|
|Ever Thought About Coaching?|
|Baseball Age Groups for 2020|
|FAQ for New Players|
|Background Checks & Online Concussion Awareness Training|
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|Coral Reef Field 2|
|Evelyn Greer Field 1|
|Evelyn Greer Field 2|
|Suniland Field 1|
|Suniland Field 2|
|Suniland Field 3|
Register for South Florida’s largest recreational baseball league and make lifelong memories! Play right in your backyard at Suniland Park, Evelyn Greer Park, and Coral Reef Park! Don’t miss out on our Winter/Spring 2020 season. Register by 12/28. http://howardpalmetto.comPosted by Howard Palmetto Baseball & Softball Association on Wednesday, November 27, 2019