Welcome to the Taney Youth Baseball Association
20 Years of Taney Baseball!
2014 marks 20 years of Taney Baseball! We have been offering "fun, instruction, good sportsmanship and teamwork" to Philadelphia youth since 1994. In 2013, TYBA offered baseball, softball and tee-ball to almost 1,000 boys and girls from 3 years old to 15 years old, and basketball to over 300 boys and girls from 6 to 12 years old.
In the event of inclement weather, updates will be posted on this page regarding any game postponements or cancellations. Depending on the timing and amount of rain, we will notify all managers by email of any weather-related decisions as soon as we are able, so that they can contact families. Whenever possible, we will notify families of cancellations directly by email.
Please contact Taney Youth Baseball Association if you have any questions.
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.
Congratulations, Taney Dragons!
Our very own Taney Dragons reached the final three Little League teams in the entire United States, in the Little League World Series. During their amazing journey, they captured the hearts and imaginations of Philadelphians, Pennsylvanians, Americans, and people around the world.
We would like to thank the coaches, players, and families for allowing us all to share in the excitement and joy. You are all winners.
Thank you, Philadelphia, and thank you, world, for the incredible outpouring of love, pride, and support.
We will always believe in Dragons! #BelieveInDragons
Taney Dragons Week in Pennsylvania - September 14-20, 2014!
Pa. House honors team with 'Taney Dragons Week'
Taney's Mo'ne Davis. (Elizabeth Robertson/Staff Photographer)
Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 5:43 PM
The state House on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution designating Sept. 14-20 as Taney Dragons Week in Pennsylvania.
The resolution honors the Philadelphia Little League team that took U.S. runner up honors during the Little League World Series in Williamsport last month.
"I'm proud that this team is based in my district, that the entire city adopted them as its own, and that as the Little League Pennsylvania champions, the Taney Dragons have made all of Pennsylvania proud," said resolution sponsor Rep. Brian Sims (D., Phila.).
The resolution recognized the Taney players, coaches, volunteers and the Taney Youth Baseball Association, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
Taney named Team of Year by Philly sports writers
By Tom Mahon, Daily News Staff Writer, Posted September 3, 2014
FIRST A PARADE, now this.
The Taney Little Leaguers, who won the hearts of Philly-area fans while finishing as U.S. runners-ups in the World Series, have been named "Team of the Year," by the Philadelphia Sports Writer Association.
Previous winners, include the Phillies, Red Sox and Yankees.
"Taney's accomplishments transcend sports," PSWA president Ron Corbin said in a statement. "They were chosen for representing Philadelphia and the region, and because the organization's approach is a textbook example of what sports - and especially youth sports - are all about."
Read more: http://goo.gl/mNwPDt
Little League Mid-Atlantic Champions - Our Taney Dragons!
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Official Taney Merchandise is back in stock in stores and online!
Although all Taney merchandise has been temporarily SOLD OUT due to unprecedented demand, we are happy to announce that you can find Taney hats and shirts again! TRIPLE PLAY SPORTS (9th & Christian) has plenty of Taney gear in stock: navy or white shirts (with player names on the back) and navy team hats. Our online store HAS REOPENED. Please note that proceeds from all sales go to support our league and programming. Please note that the ONLY approved Taney merchandise is for sale through our online store or Triple Play Sports. We appreciate your patience, and your continuing support of our Taney Dragons. GO, TANEY!
A Parade for our Taney Dragons!
CITY OF PHILADELPHIA ANNOUNCES DETAILS FOR PARADE CELEBRATING CHAMPION TANEY DRAGONS
Philadelphia, August 25, 2014 –
Mayor Michael A. Nutter and City officials announced plans for a Center City parade on Wednesday, August 27th
to celebrate Philadelphia’s own Taney Dragons, 2014 Mid-Atlantic Little
League champions. The Dragons made it to the U.S. Championship
semi-final round of the 2014 Little League World Series, becoming the
third best Little League team in the nation.
The parade will begin at 20th & Market Streets
in Center City at 2:00 PM on Wednesday. The parade route
will travel east on Market Street, go around the southwest corner of
City Hall, and travel south on Broad Street down to FDR Park at Broad
and Pattison Streets. There will be two stops along
the parade route: the first at the Kimmel Center where the team will be
serenaded by the Philly POPS!, and the second at Broad Street &
Washington Avenue where Mummers will perform.
The parade will
culminate with a rally and speaking program in FDR Park near the south
side baseball fields, close to Interstate-95. After the parade, the
Taney Dragons will travel to Citizens Bank Park where
Mayor Nutter and the Philadelphia Phillies will host a pre-game tribute
for the Little League team on the field.
WHO: Mayor Michael A. Nutter, the 2014 Taney Dragons and their families, City officials and community leaders
WHAT: Parade celebrating champion Taney Dragons Little League team
WHERE: Parade Start: 20th & Market Streets
Philly POPS! Performance: Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Streets
Mummers Performance: Broad Street & Washington Avenue
Parade End & Rally: FDR Park, Broad & Pattison Streets
WHEN: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
2:00 PM – Parade Start
2:30 PM (estimated) – Philly POPS! performance
3:30 PM (estimated) – Mummers performance
4:00 PM (estimated)
– FDR Park rally
Phillies Will Pay Tribute to Our Taney Dragons on Wednesday, August 27
PHILADELPHIA -- The Taney Dragons were the talk of Philadelphia and claimed the national spotlight during their historic run at the Little League World Series. On Wednesday, they'll take center stage once again, this time at Citizens Bank Park as they are honored before the series finale between the Phillies and Nationals.
The entire Dragons roster will be the focus of a ballpark-wide celebration, with their families and coaches in attendance.
Fans can take advantage of a special ticket offer, with Taney receiving a portion of the proceeds, by visiting phillies.com/Taney.
All fans in attendance will receive a Taney Dragons T-shirt.
Taney is in the Little League World Series!
We are SO EXCITED to announce that our very own Taney 12U team is in the Little League World Series!
Game #1 (8/15/14) Taney/Mid-Atlantic wins, 4-0, over Southeast (Tennessee).
Game #2 (8/17/14) Taney/Mid-Atlantic wins, 7-6, in come-from-behind, walk-off fashion, over Southwest (Pearland, Texas)
Game #3 is Wednesday, 8/20/14, versus Nevada (West), at 7:30 pm. Broadcast live on ESPN.
For constant updates, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter. There is simply too much news to post hourly on this website.
The game schedule can be found HERE and information on the team (including stats and video) can be found HERE If you are going to Williamsport, general information about attending games can be found HERE.
Taney Baseball will be chartering buses to the games in Williamsport, and selling tickets through our website. We also now have Taney apparel (shirts and caps) for sale through our online store and at Triple Play Sports (9th & Christian Streets).
We wish to thank the following, along with our ongoing sponsors and many donors: Triple Play Sports, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, Trolley Works, Modell's, Dick's Sporting Goods, Shank's, Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News/Philly.com, Comcast SportsNet, Primo Hoagie, Herr's, Philadelphia Flag Lady. We apologize if we have inadvertently omitted anyone. If you would like to support our league -- and help more teams get to Williamsport -- please DONATE NOW.
The Phillies congratulate Taney!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PENNSYLVANIA STATE CHAMPIONS!
Taney Youth Baseball Association is THRILLED to announce that our Taney Dragons are the Little League Pennsylvania State CHAMPIONS!
Pennsylvania Section 8 Champions!
Closing Day for the regular season was Saturday, June 14, 2014.
If you were unable to pick up your trophy or pictures, please contact your coach -- all trophies and pictures were given to the team coaches.
Our summer tournament teams -- competitive teams selected by tryouts -- will continue to play for the next month or two.
Please look for information about Taney Basketball on our Basketball page, or click here.
Have a great summer!
Please visit and patronize our generous sponsors! To access our list of 2014 sponsors, please click HERE
Update on Taney Baseball, Softball, and Tee-Ball for 2014
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2014 BASEBALL, TEE-BALL, AND SOFTBALL SEASON IS NOW CLOSED
If you missed us this season, please check back with us in January 2015
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.
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!
Please note our new mailbox and phone:
744 South Street, Box 133
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Our email address remains:
Louisville Slugger glove 10.5" tan
Bat at the home run derby (May 31)
Please email us if you can help: TaneyBaseball@gmail.com
Team and League Schedules
All schedules (league and individual team schedules) have been posted on the Schedules page under Current Season.
Taney is part of Little League!
Youth Baseball Association has renewed its charter with Little
League International for the 2014 Baseball Season and is a proud member of Little League Baseball. Please see our Little League webpage for useful links.
Taney Youth Baseball Association has launched the Bob Hyland Memorial Fund 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.
Below are links to important information.
For the 2014 League Calendar, please click here.
For the 2014 Fair Share letter, please click here (it costs more than $105.00 to provide the TYBA experience).
For the 2014 Sponsor form, please click here. For the 2014 Sponsor letter, please click here.
For our League Philosophy, please click here.
Quick list of important dates - 2015 dates will be posted in January 2015
For the full 2014 Calendar as of January 2014, please click here.
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.