Weather Cancellations and Game Changes - PLEASE CHECK BELOW

Sunday, May 1, 2016

ALL GAMES at ALL FiELDS are CANCELLED due to weather. Baseball games will be rescheduled for a later date in May.

 
 
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Refund Policy - Baseball, Tee-Ball, Pee Wee
Please note that registration fees are refundable, minus a $10.00 service fee, until February 15th ONLY. After February 15th, all registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE, unless a child is judged ineligible.
 
 
Refund Policy - Basketball
Registration fees are NONREFUNDABLE unless the child is ineligible or cannot be placed
 
 
LOST AND FOUND

FOUND:

ZTE cell phone  at Trolley Works, found 4/27/16

LOST:

Please email us if you can help: TaneyBaseball@gmail.com

 
 
Fastest Throw Contest - Saturday, May 7
Taney Baseball's summer tournament teams are hosting a FASTEST THROW CONTEST for each age group (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) as well as adults, this coming Saturday, May 7, 2016 (Picture Day) at Taney Field.

All proceeds will benefit the 2016 Taney Tournament Teams

So, before or after your team's photographs, hang out at Taney Field and throw your fastest!

 

 
 
REGISTRATION FOR BASEBALL AND TEE-BALL IS OPEN!

Registration for the spring season is NOW OPEN!

Little League is phasing in NEW Age Determination eligibility for baseball and tee-ball - please see below or click HERE for details. This may mean that your child will move up a division a season earlier than expected.

We are expanding our Intermediate 50/70 13 & Under Division. This is a more competitive division, selected by tryouts for those under 13, and play is on a larger baseball diamond. There is also some travel involved. Please be aware that if your child is 11 or 12 as of 4/30/16, you can register for Major League and/or Intermediate 50/70, but your child must play Major League in order to be eligible to play in post-season Little League district and tournament teams.

We offer financial aid, so that every child has the opportunity to play. If you would like to make a contribution to our Scholarship Fund - or even sponsor a player - there is the option to do so at checkout. You can also make donations through the "Donate Now" button to the right.

Last year we had approximately 1,100 players, with waiting lists in almost every division. We will have to cap the number of teams in 2016, in order to provide adequate practice time and field space. Please don't delay - register today!

REGISTER THROUGH OUR REGISTRATION PAGE

REGISTRATION UPDATE 4/23/16:

Pee Wee (ages 3 or 4) still has limited openings.

Tee-Ball (ages 5 or 6) now has a few openings. Register today to be on a team for next weekend's games!.

AAA Division (ages 7 or 8) is now FULL, and the waiting list is FULL.  We are no longer accepting registrations. Please check back with us in January 2017.

Minor League Division (ages 9 or 10)  has one or two openings, as all players from the waiting list have been placed.

Major League Division (ages 11 or 12) is now FULL, and we are starting a waiting list. You can still register your child for our waiting list

Intermediate 50/70 13 & Under Division is FULL, and we are starting a waiting list. You can still register your child for the waiting list.

PLEASE NOTE that there will be NO team assignments made between midnight on Wednesday, April 6 and Monday, April 11. If you register your child AFTER midnight on April 6th, your child will be assigned to a team AFTER Opening Weekend.

Questions? Email us: TaneyBaseball@gmail.com

 
 
Welcome to the Taney Youth Baseball Association

Welcome to Taney Baseball!

2016 marks 23 seasons of Taney Baseball! We have been offering "fun, instruction, good sportsmanship and teamwork" to Philadelphia youth since 1994. In 2015, TYBA offered baseball, softball and tee-ball to almost 1,100 boys and girls from 3 years old to 15 years old, and basketball to over 450 boys and girls from 5 to 12 years old. In 2014, the Taney Dragons were the Little League Mid-Atlantic Champions, advancing to the semi-final round of the Little League World Series!

 
 
Rained out games from Opening Weekend have been rescheduled

ALL RAINED-OUT BASEBALL GAMES HAVE BEEN RESCHEDULED. Schedules have been updated on our Schedules page.

Rained-out games from Saturday, April 9, 2016:

AAA League: All games are rescheduled for SUNDAY, 5/1/16:

Cougars v Bengals 3:00 pm Taney
Lynx v Jaguars 1:00 pm Taney
Sabertooth v Lions 11:00 am Taney
Leopards v Cheetahs 11:00 am Palumbo
Jungle Cats v Bobcats 1:00 pm Palumbo
Wildcats v Panthers 3:00 pm Columbus Sq
Thunder Cats v Ocelots 11:00 am Columbus Sq

Tigers v Pumas 1:00 pm Columbus Sq

MINOR LEAGUE -- All games are rescheduled for SATURDAY, 4/30/16:

Dolphins v Viperfish 11:00 am Shot Tower
Hammerheads v Piranhas 1:00 pm Shot Tower
Manatees v Sailfish 3:00 pm Shot Tower
Orcas v Sharks 11:00 am Palumbo

Steelheads v Stingrays 1:00 pm Palumbo.

Rained-out games from Sunday, April 10, 2016:

AAA League:

Lions v Ocelots Friday, 5/6/16 5:30 Shot Tower
Panthers v Pumas Friday, 4/29/16 5:30 FDR3
Jaguars v Cheetahs - Friday, 5/6/16 5:30 Trolley Works
Leopards v Lynx - Friday, 5/6/16 5:30 FDR3

Jungle Cats v Cougars - Friday, 5/13/16 5:30 FDR3 

MINOR LEAGUE

Stingrays v Barracudas Friday, 4/29/16 5:30 at Shot Tower

Swordfish v Dolphins Thursday, 4/28/16 5:30 at Trolley Works (team displaced goes to FDR)

Piranhas v Manatees Friday, 4/29/16 5:30 at FDR2

MAJOR LEAGUE all go to Friday, 4/29/16)

Minotaurs v Wizards 4/29/16 5:30 pm at Taney
Cyclops v Kraken 4/29/16 5:30 pm at FDR1
Centaurs v Knights 4/29/16 5:30 pm at Trolley Works 

 
 
OPENING DAY 2016 is CANCELLED - Festivities will be on CLOSING DAY

Rain, snow and temperatures in the 30s are forecast for Opening Day (Saturday, April 9th). We have CANCELLED the scheduled events.

A field dedication of the new FDR fields, Ribbon-Cutting with City officials, and Taney Baseball celebration have been rescheduled for Closing Day on June 18, 2016 at 9:00 am. We plan to offer refreshments, music, and entertainment, prior to the AAA, Minor, and Major League All-Star games. Mark your calendars!

Games have NOT been cancelled to date. Please check this website and your email for announcements of any game changes due to weather.
 
 
NEW LITTLE LEAGUE AGE DETERMINATION DATES

Little League is phasing in new Age Determination guidelines for baseball and tee-ball players, starting this season. Please be advised that for the 2016 season, baseball and tee-ball age guidelines are as follows:

Pee Wee:  September 1, 2011 to August 31, 2013

Tee Ball: September 1, 2009 to August 31, 2011

AAA:  September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2009

Minor League:  May 1, 2005 to August 31, 2007

Major League:  May 1, 2003 to April 30, 2005

Intermediate 50/70 13 & Under - May 1, 2002 to April 30, 2006

Softball age determination remains your daughter’s age as of December 31, 2015.    

Note: Some players may move up a division sooner than expected.  If your child is 7 or older, we will address any concerns or questions at player evaluations in February.. The evaluation team makes all determinations.

Little League offers a simple online age calculator to determine your child’s league age:
http://www.littleleague.org/leagueofficers/determine_league_age/league_age_calculator.htm

 
 
Franklin Institute's SportsZone Exhibit Features Taney's Mo'ne Davis and Dewey LaRosa

Have you been to the Franklin Institute's SportsZone Exhibit? You can "learn how to pitch like Mo'ne Davis with Taney Dragons pitching coach Dewey LaRosa" - check it out!

http://www.phillyvoice.com/franklin-institute-opening-sports-science-exhibit/ 

 
 
Eligibility for Playoffs and Tournament Teams

Taney Baseball is now a proud member of Little League!  We are also now subject to Little League eligibility rules. Effective immediately are the following two new eligibility rules, for baseball (ages 7-12) and softball (ages 9-13) players:

1. To be eligible for TYBA intramural playoffs, a player must have played in at least the minimum number of intramural regular season games indicated below (depending on the total number of regular season games the player's team plays):

    10 game season -- at least 6 games

    11 game season -- at least 7 games

    12 game season -- at least 7 games

    13 game season -- at least 8 games

    14 game season -- at least 8 games.

The Commissioner of a league may grant a waiver from this rule in cases where a player missed games because of injury or medical condition. In considering a waiver request, a Commissioner may require information from the player's coach, parent or guardian of the injury or condition.

2. A player who is not eligible for TYBA intramural playoffs because of not having played at least the minimum number of games required by Rule 1 above, also is not eligible to play for a TYBA tournament team.

If you would like your baseball or softball player to be eligible for playoffs (all teams) and/or a summer tournament team (by tryouts only), please be mindful of the minimum number of games required. Thank you.

 
 
TYBA Rules of Conduct
We urge all coaches, parents and players of appropriate age to review the TYBA Rules of Conduct. Please see our Philosophy page (under Our League) to do so, or click here. Thanks to all coaches and parents for doing your part to make sure our children have an enjoyable experience this Spring.
 
 
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Donate to Taney Baseball!

All donations are greatly appreciated

& support our teams and programs!

 

 
 
Taney Baseball Apparel for Sale!

Taney shirts and hats are for sale HERE

 
 
General Information

Below are links to important information.

For the 2016 League Calendar, please click here.

For the 2016 Fair Share letter, please click here (it costs more than $115.00 to provide the TYBA experience).

For the 2016 Sponsor form, please click here. For the 2016 Sponsor letter, please click here.

For our League Philosophy, please click here.

 

 
TYBA Scholarship Fund (Bob Hyland Memorial Fund)

TYBA and its past presidents have started a Scholarship Fund, in order to provide opportunities for all children to play. Part of our mission -- and the legacy of our 2014 Mid-Atlantic Champions -- is to reach out to inner city youth. Please consider a donation to our Scholarship Fund. There is even an option to Sponsor a Player, where you can pay an extra registration fee, providing a full scholarship for a child to play this season. Questions? Please email us: TaneyBaseball@gmail.com

The Scholarship Fund is in honor of Bob Hyland, who passed away on October 6, 2011. Bob was the heart and the soul of TYBA for many years, right up until his death, and he is missed by all of us. In his name, we have established the Fund to continue his legacy of service to Taney youth. We ask for your support in honoring Bob and helping to create a lasting legacy in his name. Click here for more information on the Fund and how to donate to the Fund. Click here to donate to the Fund. Thank you so very much for your support.
 

 

Taney Youth Baseball Association   -   744 South Street Box 133, Philadelphia, PA 19147   -   taneybaseball@gmail.com   -   (267) 713-8838