Welcome to the Taney Youth Baseball Association
Welcome to Taney Baseball!
2015 marks 21 years of Taney Baseball! We have been offering "fun, instruction, good sportsmanship and teamwork" to Philadelphia youth since 1994. In 2014, 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 400 boys and girls from 5 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.
Scholarship Fund - NEW in 2015!
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
Picture Day is SATURDAY, May 9, 2015 at Taney Field
NEW FOR 2015! You can now place your picture order ONLINE before Picture Day!
Yes, you can browse picture package options at your leisure, place your order online, pay by credit card, and bring only your receipt to Picture Day. No more Picture Day envelopes, or bringing cash or checks or credit cards to the field! And, if you order online, you get a FREE 8 x 10 Photo Calendar!
To view photo packages online, go to www.bishopphoto.com
Enter the Taney code: TaneyYBA15
For a copy of the Picture Day Schedule, please click HERE
Please remember to arrive 15 minutes BEFORE your scheduled time, so your team is ready.
We encourage every player to attend Picture Day, whether or not your family plans to order pictures. The team photographs are used on our beautiful "Thank-you" plaques for our sponsors.
Opening Day 2015 - Welcome to our 2015 Season!
With glorious weather and tasty refreshments by Miles Table and Gavin's Café, Taney players, families, and friends enjoyed getting together for Opening Day. Eric "The Lipper" Lipson from the 2014 Taney Dragons helped dedicate the Little League Mid-Atlantic Champions banner. First Deputy Commissioner Slawson promoted youth baseball, and discussed the City of Philadelphia's commitment to building new baseball fields for Taney Baseball, thanking Councilman Kenyatta Johnson for his support and contributions. And, perhaps best of all, was our annual Pee Wee Parade!
Taney Dragons win Philadelphia's 2015 Maneto Award for HOPE
Friday, March 27, 2015: Partners for Civic Pride and the City of Philadelphia honored Coach Alex Rice and the Taney Dragons with the 2015 Maneto Award for Hope, as part of a Celebration of Our Philadelphia Civic Flag and the 120th birthday of the nation's first officially adopted city flag. The Maneto Award is given to Philadelphians who embody the uplifting message displayed on our Philadelphia Civic Flag - PHILADELPHIA MANETO - "Let Brotherly Love Continue" through Peace, Hope, Justice, and Prosperity. The Partners for Civic Pride (PFCP) Board of Directors voted unanimously to honor Taney in recognition of a "brilliant 2014 baseball season, in which you competed for the Little League World Series Championship, representing Philadelphia with distinction, dignity and the highest level of sportsmanship. You made us all proud to be Philadelphians, giving abundant hope to the citizens of our city, especially its youth, during the unforgettable Summer of 2014!" We are so proud of our Dragons, and we are ALL proud Philadelphians!
Registration for 2015 Spring Baseball, Softball, Tee-Ball, and Pee Wee is NOW OPEN!
Be a part of Taney Baseball! Go to our Registration Page to register your child now. Don't delay and risk disappointment, as we expect record enrollment this season.
PLEASE NOTE: Most divisions are now full, with waiting lists. Please see specific information below.
Registration update 5/4/15:
1. Our AAA division (ages 7-8) has one opening. .
2. Our Minor League division (ages 9-10) is FULL, and we have a waiting list. Please feel free to register your child, for the waiting list. Registration fees will be fully refunded if we do not get a space for your child.
3 Our Major League division (ages 11-12) is now FULL..
4. Our Tee-Ball division (ages 5-6) is now FULL again, despite our expanding to a record 18 teams. Please fee free to register your child for the waiting list, as we expect to have a few openings in the next few weeks. Registration fees will be fully refunded if we do not get a space for your child.
5. Our Pee Wee division (ages 3-4) is now FULL for the first time in our history, and we started a waiting list. Please fee free to register your child for the waiting list, as we expect to have a few openings in the next few weeks. Registration fees will be fully refunded if we do not get a space for your child.
6. We still have 1 or 2 openings in Girls Softball.
7. Our Intermediate Division (ages 11-13, including some travel) is now FULL.
Questions? Email us: TaneyBaseball@gmail.com
Training Clinics -- FREE for coaches and interested parents!
March 19 (Thursday, 7-9:30 pm) -- Baseball Fundamentals and Coaching Skills
March 22 (Sunday, 2-4:30 pm) -- How to Run a Practice Clinic
April 6 (Monday, 7-9:30 pm) -- Tee-Ball Fundamentals and Coaching Skills
April 8 (Wednesday, 6-7 pm) -- How to Run a Pee Wee Practice
All of these clinics are FREE and open to all managers, coaches, and interested parents. The first three are run by dynamic Mike Bucci (former Major League player, scout, and coach), and the Pee Wee clinic is run by our very own Dewey LaRosa (Pee Wee Commissioner). Come join us -- these clinics are exciting, fun, and chock full of useful information!
Baseball Fundamentals Clinic(3/19/15)
Coaches doing a base-running game at How to Run a Practice Clinic (3/22/15)
Coaches at our Tee-Ball Fundamentals Clinic learn about holding a ball and throwing correctly (4/6/15)
Taney's Alex Rice has been named the Philadelphia Inquirer's Citizen of the Year for 2014
March 22, 2015: The Philadelphia Inquirer announced that Taney Coach Alex Rice has been named the 2014 Citizen of the Year
From The Inquirer:
"The top feel-good story across America last year arguably was the success of a Little League baseball team featuring a girl pitcher that came so very close to winning the world championship. Their coach didn't just manage the Taney Dragons' superb execution on the field. Under his leadership, the Taney kids became a unifying force in a town too easily divided by race, income, and attitudes. For that gift to Philadelphia, Alex Rice is being named The Inquirer's 2014 Citizen of the Year."
Please visit and patronize our generous sponsors! To access our list of 2015 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!
American Girl doll on Saturday April 25, 2015 @ Trolley Works field (following last game)
Three (3) baseball gloves at player evaluations. Contact Taney Baseball is you are missing one
One pair of black "skeleton" gloves (white bones printed on black gloves)
RAWLINGS REVO 750 P/IF GLV 7SC120PCD 12in BROWN, with a blue “KRAVITZ” sticker on the label - lost week of May 11-17, probably at Trolley Works or Columbus Square
Black baseball hat with name Ryan Smith inside - lost at Picture Day (5/10/15). Please contact Taney Baseball if you found it.
Mizuno glove lost at Trolley Works on April 25, 2015. It is black with gray / blue and has 10 inch pocket. It belongs to the Tierney family on the Jungle Cats, or contact email@example.com
Louisville glove with Big Daddy embroidered in it and a gray zip up hoodie with the logo "Mudsharks" on the back (Shot Tower Field Opening Weekend) - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if found
Please email us if you can help: TaneyBaseball@gmail.com
Taney Baseball Apparel for Sale!
Taney shirts and hats are for sale HERE!
Below are links to important information.
For the 2015 League Calendar, please click here.
For the 2015 Fair Share letter, please click here (it costs more than $105.00 to provide the TYBA experience).
For the 2015 Sponsor form, please click here. For the 2015 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
Team and League Schedules
All schedules (league and individual team schedules) will be posted by April 1st 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 2015 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.
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.