The Harris Township Junior Baseball Softball Association (HTJBSA) emphasizes the education of baseball and softball rules, teaches the fundamentals, mental and physical development, a respect for the rules of the game, and basic ideals of sportsmanship and fair play. In all aspects, HTJBSA is committed to providing the youth of our community the very best educational, sports experience possible. It is our fundamental belief that every child with a desire to play baseball or softball be afforded that opportunity.
For the 2014 Season, Dick's Sporting Goods was chosen to be the offical HTJBSA Sporting Goods Sponsor.
Please check the homepage on www.harrisbaseballsoftball.com for tryout dates and locations. You will need to bring tennis shoes, mitts, and bats for tryouts...if your age group is not listed yet, please check at a later date.
The 2014 Harris Baseball Softball season is just around the corner. It’s been a long winter and we are hopeful you are looking forward to spending the warm summer months at the park. Currently Harris is accepting online player registrations. Please visit www.harrisbaseballsoftball.com to register your son or daughter. When doing so, please verify their shirt size as well as their preferred number. Also, if you are interested in coaching a team or just wanting to help out at practice, be sure to mention that as well.
This year, included in the player registration fee, is a $50.00 fundraiser. When uniforms are issued in April, each player will receive five, $10.00 discount cards to local area businesses. The intent is for each player to sell the discount cards to family, neighbors, and friends. When the cards are sold, you may keep the proceeds. Ultimately, the sale of the discount cards will reduce your registration cost as well as generate revenue needed to improve our park. This is our only fundraiser of the year.
The Harris Board is excited about the upcoming 2014 season. We are working hard to make sure this is a fun and exciting baseball / softball season for you and your family.
Beginning with the 2014 season, Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Leagues are required to conduct background checks on all adult volunteers/employees. This includes all Board Members, sub-commissioners, grounds crew, umpires, managers, coaches, team mom/dad and concession stand employees and any other adults that have repetitive access to or contact with the players or teams.
HTJBSA will conduct a nationwide search of the applicable government sex offender registry data to ensure that those individuals registered as volunteers are not a part of those databases.
The search will be done via the US Department of Justice site which uses first and last name. This may cause false positives as other people with that first and last name may show up. This will require further investigation from the HTJBSA board and will probably require more information from the volunteer.
HTJBSA has set up a registration for those people interested in volunteering or working at the park. Registration does not mean that HTJBSA will have a volunteer or work opportunity for you (although we will certainly consider it). Registration is required to be a volunteer or work at the park, however. You can register by going through the Association, Harris Player Registration or by clicking on this link: http://assn.la/Reg/?r=4:74070
As a way to give back and support Harris Baseball & Softball, Dick’s Sporting Goods has teamed up with the Baseball Factory and Softball Factory to provide a Baseball Softball Experience Camp that will take place Saturday, April 5th and Sunday, April 6th at Players Indoor Sports Center in Naperville!
Registration is only $20 (non-refundable) and all participants who attend the event will receive a $20 Dick's Sporting Goods gift card! Participants must attend the event to receive the gift card. Gift cards will not be issued to participants who register for the event but do not attend.
Through a variety of challenges, stations and drills, players will receive expert instruction from the Baseball Factory and Softball Factory coaches to increase their on-field ability and overall confidence for future success.
Sharpen Your Batting Skills: Receive personalized instruction to help perfect your swing
Fielding Practice: Develop the proper footwork and positioning to make the highlight plays in the field
Throwing: The Baseball Factory coaches will work on your arm action, angle and positioning to improve your velocity and accuracy
Dick's Sporting Goods Fitting Zone: Get fit for the right size bat by a professional
Coaching Tips: Parents and coaches take home drills to help improve their game
Harris Heat Travel Softball emphasizes the education the game of softball provides, teaches the fundamentals, mental and physical development, a respect for the rules of the game, and basic ideals of sportsmanship and fair play. In all aspects, the Harris Heat Travel Softball program is committed to providing the youth of our community the very best educational, sports experience possible. Our program has a special group of young ladies and families, who believe in hard work, commitment, being positive, respectful, teamwork, having fun and learning what it takes to be an excellent athlete. Our program believes in providing a flexible and positive environment for your daughter to excel. If you share in our vision and are ready to realize your own, we invite you to join us.
Our program is based out of Granger, Indiana and currently have players from throughout the Michiana area.
Program History and Highlights
Our program just celebrated its 22nd Year Anniversary of providing a travel softball experience to Michiana softball players and is looking to build upon its long and storied successes.
If you are searching for your first team or looking for a new team please contact us for more information or join us at our tryouts.
We are happy to conduct private tryouts and your confidentiality is assured.
Our program is looking to build upon its long and storied successes. If you are searching for your first team or looking for a new team please contact us for more information or join us at our tryouts.
What to Expect: Full Fall schedule (2-3 Tournaments), Full Winter Workout program, Individual Training/Coaching Opportunities, and 6-8 Spring and Summer tournaments.
Who this message is for: You may be a parent of a girl who would like to play 7U/8U/9U/10U/11U/12U/13U/14U/15U or 16U travel softball. You may be a coach who knows a girl who is looking for a different team or would like to begin playing travel softball. You maybe be someone who knows others who would benefit from this information…please forward it on.
Levels of Play: For the 2013-2014 Softball Season we will field teams in the 7U/8U/9U/10U/11U/12U/13U/14U/15U/16U divisions. Within these divisions we will be offering two different levels of travel softball:
Travel Priority: These teams will strive to play and compete with the best teams in the Midwest. Fields of potential play will be in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois and to qualify and to play in a “World Series”. A Travel Priority team will play in 10+ Tournaments per year. While these teams are still Little League friendly, the Travel games are priority over any Little League function.
Local Travel: These teams will be learning to compete with other Michiana teams in the fundamentals and the development of quality players. These teams will primarily stay within the greater Michiana area for the bulk of their 5-6 tournaments. This team is Little League friendly with Little League as a priority.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: How long has the Harris Heat program been around? Answer: 2013 was our 22nd year of operation.
Question: I live in Michigan, can my player participate in your program? Answer: Yes, our program has no border limitations.
Question: If my player wants to participate in the Harris Heat program are they required to play in the Recreational Program? Answer: No.
Question: Are there any coaching/volunteer opportunities available? Answer: Yes - just ask the appropriate team contact for more details.
Harris Heat Travel 2013-2014 Season
Harris Travel Softball Contact Information
Harris Heat 97 16U
Shaun Dralle 574-300-2977
Harris Heat 98 15U
Jim Flynn 574-387-9895
Harris Heat 15U/16U Hybrid
Steve Stacy 574-261-1138
Harris Heat 99 14U
Bill Bollinger 574-532-8743
Harris Heat 00 13U
John Sade 574-514-6997
Harris Heat 02 11U
Amy Schramski 574-214-7097
Harris Heat 03 10U Ben Burbedge 574-850-1718
Harris Heat 9U/10U Hybrid
Ben Burbedge 574-850-1718
Harris Heat 04 9U
Mike Rudge 574-253-2873
Harris Heat 05 8U
Tommy Lovisa 574-532-1547 email@example.com