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Welcome to the Taney Youth Baseball Association

Welcome to Taney Baseball!

2016 marks 22 years 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!

Refund Policy - Baseball, Softball, 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



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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.

Girls' Softball will have two divisions: ages 8 to 10 and ages 11-13, as as of December 31, 2015.

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!



AAA Division (ages 7 or 8) is now FULL, and we are starting a waiting list. You can still register your child for the waiting list and attend player evaluations, as we expect to place additional players

Minor League Division (ages 9 or 10) is now FULL, and we are starting a waiting list. You can still register your child for the waiting list and attend player evaluations, as we expect to place additional players

Questions? Email us:


Effective immediately, Taney Youth Baseball Association (TYBA) will require payment in full for all registrations completed on or after February 10, 2016.  If you are registering between now and February 10, and you wish to apply for financial aid, please email for details. All requests for financial aid must be received and approved by February 10, and family part of payment received by February 15.

Please note that ALL applicants for financial aid must be approved and finalized by February 15, 2016, including payment of portions of the registration fee that are the parent’s responsibility, in order for your child to be placed on a team this season.


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:

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! 

Congratulations, Taney Dragons!

The 2014 12U Taney Dragons are the winners of the 2015 John Wanamaker Athletic Award!
The John Wanamaker Athletic Award is presented to the athlete, team or organization which has done the most to reflect credit upon Philadelphia and to the team or sport in which they excel.

The Dragons will be presented the award on Friday, June 12 at the Crystal Tea Room of the Wanamaker Building.


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Long before the last pitch was thrown or the stands emptied at the 2014 Little League World Series, the Taney Dragons had captured the hearts of the Delaware Valley. On June 12, 2015, the Philadelphia Sports Congress (PHLSports) will recognize the team’s accomplishments by honoring them with the 2015 John Wanamaker Athletic Award, during a ceremony and luncheon at the Crystal Tea Room. The award, which has been bestowed since 1961 to the athlete, team or organization that has done the most to reflect credit upon Philadelphia and the team or sport in which they excel, will be presented by the Sports Congress, a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), in conjunction with Amerimar/TIER REIT.

Last summer, the Taney Dragons captivated the city as the first Philadelphia team to capture the Mid-Atlantic Little League Regional title, earning a trip to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. Garnering even more national attention, Taney’s pitcher Mo’ne Davis made headlines as the first female player to win a game in the World Series. Thanks in part to her historic shut-out, Davis made history again as the first Little Leaguer to ever be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. After ending their run only two wins away from the U.S. Championship, Taney was greeted by thousands of fans in a Philadelphia parade and rally for the team, culminating the ‘feel good story of the year.’ Since then, Davis and the team have appeared everywhere from Good Morning America to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

“The Taney Dragons are honored and grateful to receive the prestigious John Wanamaker Athletic Award,” said Alex Rice, Coach of the Taney Dragons. “It is incredibly flattering to be included on this wide and varied list of Philadelphia’s greatest athletes and most accomplished teams. Last summer, the road to Williamsport was a special ride. It was our honor to represent the City of Philadelphia and show the heights our boys and girls can reach given the opportunities. Philadelphia and our kids can achieve anything.”


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.
Sponsor a Taney Team!

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:

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