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Hanover Youth Ball Mission

The Mission of Hanover Youth Ball is to provide a quality youth baseball and softball program that is accessible and affordable to members of our community, regardless of race, creed, color, ethnic heritage or socio-economic background.

In pursuit of our mission, we will strive to promote good sportsmanship and teamwork in our youth and to teach them physical skills that will promote good health and fitness as well as positive self-esteem. In partnership with parents and the community at large, our program is devoted to providing a safe and supportive environment for our youth and families while promoting a sense of community.


BASEBALL EVALUATION INFORMATION

Registration is now complete, and we have scheduled optional PRACTICE evaluations on Saturday Feb. 24th and OFFICIAL evaluations on Sunday Feb. 25th for about 100 kids in Travel Baseball!!  Please check in both days at the BAC at the times listed on the spread sheet, at that time we will get you a hat and a chance to try on the uniform pants and shirt size that you registered for and allow for size changes if needed.  In addition, we will have you sign off on the code of conduct.  After check-in the players will then proceed to the closed evaluation process which will take about 90 minutes.  New this year the Buffalo High School coaching staff will be conducting the evaluations; this is good opportunity for them to become familiar with future BHS baseball players.  Only players and board members from HYB are allowed in the evaluations.

SOFTBALL WINTER CLINIC REGISTRATION

Hanover Softball is excited to offer to variety of clinics to our girls to get ready for the 2024 season. Thanks to the collaboration of Hanover Elementary and the Hanover Athletic Association, we have a batting cage at HES to use for our clinics! This will be very beneficial to our program.

Due to generous donations from our sponsors, Hanover Youth Ball can offer these clinics at a discounted price. Clinics are for girls registered for Hanover Softball.


Girls Softball Pitching Clinics

Hanover softball is extremely fortunate this year to have Chad & Morgan Kostecka running our pitching clinics. Chad and Morgan both come with incredible backgrounds in softball. Chad has been a pitching coach for 14 years for clinics all over MN, is the head pitching coach for the Andover Varsity Team, the Head Coach for the Andover JV Team and the pitching coach for the Mid-West Speed and Power Team.

Morgan Kostecka is currently a senior at Andover High School, the National Team #1 pitcher, been a varsity starting pitcher since 9th grade and is on her way to play college softball in the fall.

This clinic is a great opportunity to learn pitching fundamentals and improve upon pitching experience from two highly skilled and knowledgeable coaches.


Pitching Clinic Dates:
Thursday, March 14, 28

Thursday, April
11, 18, 25

Pitching Clinic Times:
6:00 - 6:55 PM 10U

7:00- 7:55PM  10U or 12U

8:00- 8:55PM 12U

           

5 spots per session will be available. Cost $50/player


Pitching clinics will be held at Hanover Elementary gym. Enter through the North Door. Wear tennis shoes. Bring your glove. Pitchers MUST provide their own catcher.

Register for Pitching Clinics at:  Pitching Clinic Registration

 

Girls Softball Hitting Clinics

Hit Dawg Academy Hit Dawg Academy will be conducting our hitting clinics. HYB worked with Hit Dawg Academy at their facility in Plymouth for baseball clinics in the past, but now softball coach, Lisa Koehler, will be coming to Hanover Elementary. Lisa played 4 years of Semi pro Softball in Puerto Rico. She was a four-year starter at Division II Northern State University. She has coached both high school and Elite softball teams. She has also instructed beginning and advanced softball groups as well as individual clinics for high school and college athletes throughout Minnesota. She has not only worked to help these athletes develop basic skills but has advanced them to be elite pitchers and hitters. Many of the athletes she has worked with now play at all NCAA divisions.

Hitting Clinic Dates:
Tues, March 12, 19, 26 Tues,
April 9, 16

Hitting Clinic Times:
6:00 - 6:55 PM 10U

7:00 - 7:55 PM 10U   

 8:00 -8:55 PM 12U

8 Spots available per session. Cost $50/player.

Hitting clinics will be held at Hanover Elementary gym. Enter through the North Door. Wear tennis shoes. Bring your bat & helmet if you have one.

Register for Hitting Clinics at:  Softball Hitting Clinic Registration

 

Girls Softball Skills Clinics

Run by volunteer coaches, girls will participate in stations inclusive of throwing, catching, fielding and some hitting. This is great opportunity to get the girls some basic skills practice before the season starts.

Skills Clinic Dates:
Mon, March 4, 11, 18, 25
Mon, April 8, 15


Skills Clinic Times:
6:00 - 7:15 PM 10U

7:30 – 8:45 PM 12U

Unlimited number of spots will be available. Cost Free.

Skills Clinics will be held at Hanover Elementary gym. Enter through the North Door. Wear tennis shoes. Bring your equipment (bat, batting helmet, glove)

Register for Skills Clinics at:  Softball Skills Clinic

For questions regarding clinics, contact: Shelly@hanoveryouthball.org


Hanover 2024 Youth Ball Registration is Now Open!   

For more information, and to register for this year's season, please click on the link below.


  Hanover 2024 Youth Ball Registration

Registration is open January 13th - February 4th.  Any registrations after February 4th will be charged an additional $25 late fee.

The success of the HYB Program is dependent upon volunteer coaches. Please consider being a coach or an assistant coach! 

Don't miss this chance to give your child a quality baseball or softball experience at a great value. 


Interested in Umpiring?

Are you interested in attending a Spring umpiring clinic? If so, Rockford will be hosting a free umpiring clinic Monday February 19th from 06:00pm-8:00pm.  

Coaches are highly encouraged to attend.  It will strengthen your coaching skills.

This is a FREE clinic. For more info access FREE Umpiring Clinic.


Baseball Winter Clinic Registration

Hanover Baseball is excited to offer a variety of clinics to our boys this winter.  Thanks to the collaboration efforts of Hanover Elementary and the Hanover Athletic Association, we have a batting cage at HES to utilize for our clinics! Due to generous donations from our sponsors, Hanover Youth Ball can offer these hitting & pitching clinics to Hanover baseball players at a discounted price.

Use the links below to register for your clinic today!

NOTE: Girls Softball clinics registration will be offered a little later in the winter/early Spring; information will be coming later.

 

HYB Baseball Hitting Clinics w/Buffalo Bulldogs Baseball

About the coaches:

Kai Brisk and Ramon Vega Jr. – Both graduated High School from Buffalo and played together in college at Northern State University. Currently they both play for the Buffalo Bulldogs.

Limited number of spots available (6 players per session).  $75/player. The clinic will be held at the Hanover Elementary School gym; enter through North Door. Wear tennis shoes. Bring your baseball equipment, including batting helmet.

9U - 11U
Thursdays: Jan. 11, 18, 25; Feb. 1, 8, 15
Choose one time slot for the 6-week session:     
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM                                                                             
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

12U – 14U
Mondays: Jan. 8, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 26

Choose one time slot for the 6-week session:     
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM                                                                             
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Registration Link: HYB Hitting Clinic

 

HYB Baseball Hitting Clinics at Hit Dawg Academy

Hit Dawg Academy is a baseball and softball academy dedicated to ensuring the proper development of all kids. It does not matter your age, nor size. They start by working on the basic needs so that kids are able to compete at all levels. Visit gohitdawg.com to learn more about Hit Dawg Academy

Limited number of spots available.  $75/player

Fridays: Jan. 12, 19, 26; Feb. 2, 9, 16

9U - 11U          
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

12U - 14U        
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

THESE HITTING CLINICS ARE HELD AT THE HIT DAWG ACADEMY FACILITY in Plymouth:
Click Link for Directions: Hit Dawg Plymouth, MN

Registration Link: Hit Dawg Academy

  • Click on the Hanover Baseball Tab and register for the appropriate session.

 

HYB Pitching Clinic with Jim Benson

Jim’s coaching experience began more than 40 years ago. He has coached at virtually every age and skill level from Little League to High School and College-aged players. For the past 30 years, Jim has worked in Minnetonka, Hopkins, Edina, Wayzata, St. Michael, Hamel and Orono developing young pitchers with particular attention to teaching the proper throwing motion and fundamentals needed for success.

Limited number of spots available. $75/Player

Clinic held at Hanover Elementary School gym; enter through North Door. Wear tennis shoes. Bring your baseball glove.

9U – 11U
Tuesdays: Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13

Choose one time slot for the 6-week session:     
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM                                                                             
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

12U – 14U
Wednesdays: Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb. 7, 14

Choose one time slot for the 6-week session:     
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM                                                                             
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM     

** PLAYERS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN CATCHER **         

Registration Link: HYB Pitching Clinic

 

HYB Baseball Skills Clinics

Ran by Hanover volunteer baseball coaches. Limited number of spots available. Free for Hanover players! Clinic held at Hanover Elementary School gym; enter through North Door. Wear tennis shoes. Bring your baseball equipment.

Sunday, Feb. 18
9U                    5:00 PM – 5:55 PM
10U - 11U         6:00 PM – 6:55 PM
12U                  7:00 PM – 7:55 PM
13U - 15U         8:00 PM – 8:55 PM

Registration Link: HYB Skills Clinic

For questions, contact: Shelly@hanoveryouthball.org



Hanover Youth Board is Looking For:

If you are interested OR willing to help in any other way OR want to learn more about the Board and/or tasks, please contact Missy@hanoveryouthball.org. No pressure or requirement for just inquiring.

Board meetings are open; anyone is welcome to attend a meeting at any time. 

Board Members not only get a wonderful experience of being part of something so great and positive in our community, you will also receive discounted registration fees.

Thank you for your consideration,


~Hanover Youth Ball Board


Kyle Bruns

Coach & Machine Pitch Coordinator

Brian Thompson

Baseball Coordinator

Christine Dauterive

Traveling Softball 12-16U / 12-14U Rec Coordinator

Chris Larson

Softball Coordinator 8U & 10U Leagues

Christine Dauterieve

T-Ball Coordinator

Andy Bangasser

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