The Union County Baseball Association invites young baseball players – boys and girls – ages 8 to 15, to register for its Summer Youth League baseball teams. The deadline to register for this summer’s baseball activities in Warinanco Park is being extended until Wednesday, June 29, to allow more young players to participate.
Sign-ups for the summer league will be held at the Warinanco Park Boat House in Roselle on Saturday, June 25, plus Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 27-28-29, from 9:00 a.m. to noon each day. All those who register will participate in play.
This annual youth baseball program, which was first organized in 1945, is sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Union County Baseball Association, and the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal.
“The Summer Youth League provides coaches, umpires, shirts and baseball caps,” said Freeholder Daniel P. Sullivan, liaison to the Union County Parks & Recreation Advisory Board. “All games are played in Warinanco Park, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., and the games are coached and supervised by Union County Baseball Association staff.”
Each player is required to bring a $25 registration fee and a birth certificate to the sign-up. Players must be at least 8 years old by June 25 and cannot be 16 before August 1.
The Summer Youth League is divided into three divisions: a Teen League for 13, 14 and 15-year-olds; a Major League for 11 and 12-year-olds; and a Minor League for 8, 9 and 10-year-old players. Registered players will be notified about Team Assignment Day and the first day of play. There will be no refunds after Team Assignment Day.
An awards picnic will be held on Friday, August 5, to mark the end of the Summer Youth Baseball League. All games are played in Warinanco Park. For more information call (908) 789-3686, or visit the Union County Baseball Association Website at www.ucba-nj.org.