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.
NEW for 2015 - Intermediate Division (ages 11-13)
Our new Intermediate division will be open to boys & girls ages 11-13, using 50'/70' baseball diamonds and follow 50'/70' rules as set forth by Little League: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/about/divisions/baseball/llint5070bb.htm
Intermediate teams will play a spring season of 12-16 games, including both in-house Taney division games as well as inter-league play against Intermediate teams from nearby surrounding leagues (less than an hour of Philadelphia). There will be two (2) evening practices a week. Additional details will be posted shortly.
Questions? Please contact Lou Cammisa: LouCammisa@TaneyBaseball.com
NEW for 2015 - Taney Girls' Softball Program is expanding to Two Divisions
New for 2015 - Taney Girls' Softball Program is expanding to Two Divisions: Juniors for girls ages 8 to 10 AND Seniors for girls ages 11 to 13 (ages as of 12/31/14). Registration will open in January 2015. Email any questions to Softball@TaneyBaseball.com.
As always, ALL Girls, ages 3-13, are also eligible for Taney Pee Wee, Tee-Ball, and Baseball.
Please note that your child's age for SOFTBALL ONLY is her age as of 12/31/14. For Pee Wee, Tee-Ball, and Baseball, your child's age is calculated as of 4/30/15.
Taney Basketball - Registration is OPEN!
Taney Basketball is in its fifth year! Taney Basketball has experienced record registration numbers in each year of its existence and we expect this year to be no different. Registration is now OPEN! Please register soon as some Divisions will fill to capacity.
11/4/14: THE BOYS NCAA COED 5 to 8 DIVISION IS NOW FULL. THE WAIT LIST IS FULL. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. We hope to see you in Taney Basketball in 2015-16!
11/4/14: THE BOYS NBA AGES 9 to 10 DIVISION IS NOW FULL. THE WAIT LIST IS FULL. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. We hope to see you in Taney Basketball in 2015-16!
11/6/14: THE BOYS NBA AGES 11 to 12 DIVISION IS NOW FULL, THE WAIT LIST IS FULL. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. We hope to see you in Taney Basketball in 2015-16!
Taney Basketball will have gym time reserved and activities scheduled for Saturday afternoons, Sunday afternoons, and some Friday evenings. We will not have more specific information about scheduling until teams are formed in late November. The basketball season will run from early December to early March.
Check out our new Basketball web page and learn more detailed information by clicking HERE.
You may contact league director Brent Jordan (email@example.com) with any questions or to find out how you can volunteer to help Taney Basketball.
Please help spread the word about Taney Basketball to your friends and neighbors!
Thank you for your support of Taney Basketball!
Brent Jordan & Jason King
Taney Basketball League Directors
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!
Please visit and patronize our generous sponsors! To access our list of 2014 sponsors, please click HERE
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.