News and Announcements
Our T Ball program for players under 6 years of age (4-5 year olds) is looking for players in our Acton and Georgetown divisions. T Ball programs in both communities is a one night per week commitment with teams playing Monday night.
Cost for the T Ball program is $195 and the season begins May 13 and wind up the week of August 12.
For more information about T ball, please reach out to our Director of Junior House League at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we move closer to the start of the season, Halton Hills Minor Baseball is pleased to announce the remaining tryout schedule for our various House League All-Star teams.
Monday April 15th – 6:30 pm @ GDHS – Mosquito House League All-Star (Meth)
Tryouts for our Bantam House League All-Star team will take place in May. Unfortunately, no Coach has stepped forward for this team. To field a team, first we need a coach. Any question on Bantam specifically, please contact Bob DeZeeuw at email@example.com.
The House League All-Star teams will also have two outdoor tryouts on the weekend of May 11-12th, before final selections take place for Rookie, Mosquito, Pee Wee and Bantam divisions. For more information, please reach out to the team coach directly.
The Rookie Development team is a program for our Squirt level players (2012 birth year) who are at an advanced level and would be interesting in playing up in the Rookie House League (2010-11) as a team with other 2012 players as a developmental step toward potentially playing at a travel team level in the 2020 season. There are no additional costs to play on this team beyond the normal registration fees.
Registration is necessary for these sessions, however there is no fee to tryout. You can register your player, here http://www.hhmba.ca/forms/20044-2019-House-League-All-Star-TryOut-Registration
Monday April 8th – 6:30 pm @ GDHS – Rookie Development Team (Somers).
Tuesday April 16th – 6 PM at St. Brigid’s – Rookie Development Team (Somers)
Space on our teams will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and there are registration maximums in each of the age categories. Families are encouraged to register their children early to avoid disappointment.
2019 House League Program Fees
T-Ball (2015-2014)= $195, both Grey and Red are Monday nights
Squirt (2013-2012) = FULL! $220. Please add your name to the Waiting List. When spots come available or if demand dictates, additional space may be added if diamond availability exists.
Rookie (2011-2010) = $275, Will be on Thursdays for games and depending on the number of teams possible Tuesday games,
Mosquito (2009-2008) = $275, Will be on Thursday for games,
Peewee (2007-2006)= $275, will be on Monday nights for games,
Bantam (2005-2004)= $320, Can be any night as the schedule is set by the interlocking partners,
Midget (2003, 2002, 2001) = $330, Can be any night as the schedule is set by the interlocking partners,
For more information, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. House league program starts mid-May and wraps up mid-August.
The Halton Hills Minor Baseball Association is incredibly proud to congratulate Dee Dee Haynes-Ridley on her superbly well-deserved recognition by the Georgetown Lions Club as Georgetown’s “Citizen of the Year”.
The Georgetown Lions Club has been naming a Citizen of the Year since 1973 to recognize people who volunteer their time to contribute to the community of Halton Hills.
Everyone who has spent time at the ball diamonds in Halton Hills has had the opportunity to interact with Dee Dee and has undoubtedly experienced her commitment and passion for the sport of baseball and the growth and learning that can be achieved on the diamond.
“The past 5 years have been very successful for the Halton Hills Minor Baseball Association (HHMBA) and Dee Dee has been a huge part of that success,” commented HHMBA President Larry Fitzgerald. "She has held several important roles on the Executive including Director of Umpires and Director of Communications and Community Relations, but beyond that she is the glue that holds the team together. Since the amalgamation of the former Georgetown Baseball Association and Acton Minor Baseball, she has worked tirelessly to ensure that the youth of our community get the absolute best experience possible and that the new organization used the best practices from both former groups. She keeps our group organized and on track to a degree well beyond her official roles with the Association. You will often hear the refrain “just ask Dee Dee” in response to a query. We are lucky to have her as part of the HHMBA and as part of our Community."
In addition to her tireless efforts on the executive of the HHMBA, Dee Dee’s award also recognizes her other volunteer efforts including her work on the Executive of Georgetown Ladies Powderpuff League (GLPL), in support of the Halton Hawks, youth bowling leagues and her executive role on the board of the Carruthers Road Co-op housing complex.
Additionally, right when you though she couldn’t possibly dedicate any more time and effort to helping others, you realize that those are only her volunteer activities. On top of all of that, Dee Dee also works at Georgetown High School in the Life Skills program, supporting students with special needs.
All told, Dee Dee has committed over 25 years to recreation, sport and fun in the community of Halton Hills. She’s a wonderful example of the characteristics and values we hope all HHMBA players will strive towards: selflessness, dedication, hard work, fun and leadership.
Dee Dee was presented her award from the Lions Club at an event on Tuesday, March 26 at which she was also recognized by Michael Chong (MP) on behalf of the Government of Canada, as well as the Government of Ontario, the Region of Halton, Mayor Rick Bonnette on behalf of the Town of Halton Hills, Christian Febel on behalf of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Steve Foreman, on behalf of the Independent Free Press.
From the players, families, sponsors and Executive of the HHMBA, congratulations Dee Dee! We know how important it is to you to help others and we are so grateful for the impact you’ve had on thousands of young lives through baseball.
(Pictured: Dee Dee receives the Citizen of the Year award from Doug Penrice of the Georgetown Lions Club at a celebration event on March 26, 2019.)