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.
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."
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)
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.
NEW for 2015:
1. We now accept ALL major credit cards
3. Girls Softball now has TWO divisions: Juniors (ages 8-10) and Seniors (ages 11-13)
3. Our NEW Intermediate Division (for ages 11-13) is open to all 13's, and to 11's and 12's subject to evaluations. There will be some travel involved, as teams will play other local teams as well as each other. 11's or 12's can register for both Major League and Intermediate League (with two registration fees), but their Major League team has priority. They must play in Major League in order to be eligible to try out for 11U or 12U summer tournament teams.
4. Taney's past presidents have established a Scholarship Fund, dedicated to providing financial aid so that every child can play.
Registration update 3/21/15:
1. Our AAA division (ages 7-8) is now FULL again, even though we added a record 15th TEAM. Please fee free to register your child for the waiting list, as we expect to have one or two more openings in the next few weeks. Registration fees will be fully refunded if we do not get a space for your child.
2. Our Minor League division (ages 9-10) is now FULL, and we have started a waiting list. We placed everyone who was on the waiting list as of March 5. Please fee free to register your child, as we expect to place a few players in the next few weeks. Registration fees will be fully refunded if we do not get a space for your child.
3 Our Major League division (ages 11-12) has one or two openings, now that we've expanded to a record NINE (9) teams! Once we fill those spots, we will again start a waiting list.
4. We JUST approved two more Tee-Ball teams (ages 5-6) for a RECORD 18 teams, so we now have limited openings in this division. All players on the waiting list as of 3/21/15 will be placed on teams. Tee-Ball team assignments will be available by the end of March.
5. We still have openings in Pee Wee (ages 3-4), limited openings in Girls Softball (ages 8-10 and only 4 openings in ages 11-13), and a few openings in Intermediate Division (ages 11-13, including some travel)
Questions? Email us: TaneyBaseball@gmail.com
Save 15% at Modell's -- AND help Taney Baseball at the same time!
Would you like to save money at Modell’s and help Taney Baseball at the same time? We are part of Modell’s Sporting Goods’ Team Weeks’ Program!
Get 15% off all regular and sale merchandise for six (6) full weeks, from Friday, March 6 through Thursday, April 16, 2015 at ALL Modell’s stores in the tri-state area.
Taney Baseball will receive an additional 5% of your purchase.
Bring a paper coupon or show a copy of the electronic coupon to receive your discount.
You can also get a 15% discount by mentioning that you are with Taney Baseball (and that our program sign-up is through the 24th & Oregon Avenue store, if you are shopping at a different store)
If you are a MVP member, you also get MVP points with your purchase
Equipment Exchange - FREE to the Taney community!
Please join us for our 7th annual Equipment Exchange!
When? During Parent Orientation March 7
What? Drop off your new or gently-used baseball equipment (gloves, cleats, pants, bags) AND/OR pick out something your family can use
For details, please click HERE
Little League comment 2/11/15
Over the course of the Little League World Series, Taney Little League players, along with so many of the players from the other 14 teams, developed a great and lasting friendship with the Jackie Robinson West kids. The camaraderie that formed over the course of the tournament among all of the teams was, and continues to be, the most memorable outcome of the entire LLWS experience.
The decision by Little League International will in no way affect the level of respect that we have for the JRW players. On the field, they competed with discipline and class, and played the game the right way. Off the field, they carried themselves as gentleman and represented their city and families well. They should be proud of their accomplishments.
We thank Little League for the incredible lessons, friendships, and lifelong memories that our players gained from the LLWS experience.
NEW for 2015! Scholarship 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
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
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
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!
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
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)
Please email us if you can help: TaneyBaseball@gmail.com
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.