April 18, 2007

CONTACT: Karen Pedersen, 908-527-4910
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746


Register Now for Summer Youth League Baseball

The Union County Baseball Association invites young baseball players – boys and girls – ages 8 to 15, to register for its Summer Youth League baseball teams. This annual youth baseball program is sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Union County Baseball Association, and the Union County Department of Parks, Recreation and Facilities.

“The Summer Youth League provides coaches, umpires, shirts and baseball caps,” said Freeholder Daniel Sullivan. “All games are played in Warinanco Park, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., and the games are coached and supervised by Union County Baseball Association staff.”

Sign-ups for the summer league will be held at the Warinanco Park Boat House in Roselle on four Saturdays, beginning May 19 and continuing on June 2, June 9, and June 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon each day. Players also may register on June 16 at the Baseball Card Show at the Roselle Catholic High School gymnasium from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Each player is required to bring a $25 registration fee and a birth certificate to the sign-up. Players must be at least 8 years old by June 25 and cannot be 16 before August 3.

A skill level evaluation will be conducted at the time of registration, so all players must bring a glove when they show up to register. This is not a try-out or a draft – all those who register will participate in play.

The Summer Youth League is divided into three divisions:
a Teen League for 13, 14 and 15-year-olds; a Major League for
11 and 12-year-olds; and a Minor League for 8, 9 and 10-year-old players. Registered players will be notified about Team Assignment Day and the first day of play. There will be no refunds after Team Assignment Day.

An awards picnic will be held on Friday, August 3, to mark the end of the Summer Youth Baseball League.

All games are played in Warinanco Park. For more information
call (908) 527-4910, or visit the Union County Baseball Association Website at