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.
In this document you will find tentative start dates for the recreational programs and information about the planned age divisions. You will also find information about All-Star teams, etc. In the Travel portion, you will find an altered Travel Program from 2014. Some of the big changes are:
Fee for Travel Program is $500 per team instead of $1000 per team (from 2014).
Travel teams will be given equal practice time to the other teams attempting to use the fields during that time (recreational ball and other travel teams). This time will be divided by the respective commissioner. Practices can start on April 6th and will end around October 25th.
The anticipation would be that each team will get 1-2 practices a week of 1.5 hours each. The practices would be scheduled for one weekday and one weekend practice pending field availability. Each team could also schedule practices through their commissioner for any other available times. Batting cages can also be scheduled for 1.5 hour time slots.
Travel teams can also have games at Harris against other Travel teams. They are responsible for organizing those games and can use their weekly practice time for these games. These games will count against the practice time totals for the week as discussed above. The teams will need to organize their own umpires and can pay for field prep for games if they would like fields lined prior to the game. Field prep costs are $40.
Travel teams using this do not need to have Harris in their name, be a Storm or Heat team, etc. Teams that choose that route will be considered guest travel teams and will not have access to some of the benefits that a Harris travel team does.
2. HTJBSA will no longer be affiliated with Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth. Over the years, the boundaries for Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth have become more restrictive and confusing. There has also been waning interest in the All-Star tournaments for Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth. Last year we had no softball teams compete in Babe Ruth All-Star tournaments, only 4 Cal Ripken baseball teams competed and 4 Babe Ruth baseball teams. That is out of a possible 15 age groups for All-Stars league wide. With that in mind, the HTJBSA board has decided that we will partner with USSSA. What that means for Harris:
a. There will be no boundaries for HTJBSA. Any player is welcome to play and can go out for the All-Star team no matter where they live. No more boundary confusion and frustration for parents and league administrators.
b. All-Stars will be available (as long as there is interest from players/coaches) and will be formed from players participating in the recreational league. If those teams are interested in pursuing a State championship, they can play in the USSSA “C” travel division. Major level World Series championships are played at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Kissimmee, Florida.
c. USSSA will host tournaments during the 2015 season at Harris giving teams a local option to participate in USSSA qualifier events.
3. Last but not least, the harrisbaseballsoftball.com email addresses are no longer functional. The website supplier has changed their policy on allowing those emails to be forwarded to other email addresses. Due to that change, emails sent to those addresses are no longer forwarded to the proper individuals. We will be creating new email addresses soon, using Gmail, and will get those posted. In the meantime, if there are any questions, please contact the board members via posted phone numbers or contact me at
Wednesday, July 29, 2014 @ 5:00 PM
End Date Sunday, August 2, 2014 @ 11:59 PM
Address Harris Baseball Softball
52150 Currant Road
Granger, IN 46530
Come and enjoy one of Northern Indiana's longest running and most successful fastpitch tournaments. Some of the area's best will play it out on one of our 10 diamonds. The tournament will be played by NSA rules and umpired by NSA Umpires. Trophy's will be given to 1st and 2nd place finishers. MVP awards for each game for each team. 4 Game Guarantee...
Class/Type/Skill Level A-B-C All-Star
8 and under (Machine Pitch)
10 and under
12 and under
14 and under
16 and under
10/31/2014 - Qualifier
Fast-Pitch Girls 18 & Under B
Please trick or treat your way to our Halloween Softball Tournament in Granger Indiana! Prize awarded to teams with the most Halloween Spirit (costumes decorations etc)! Tournament is a 4 game guarantee. Cost $375. Paid Berth for USSSA World in Orlando for each age group with atleast 8 teams. All teams must be USSSA sanctioned for the 2015 season. Hotel Accomadations are made with Total Event Services. Please call Cindy or Karissa @ 888-383-6810 today to book your rooms!
Please make sure your team is sanctioned with USSSA. Payment can be made via check made payable to Midwest Sports Complex (memo: Halloween Havoc and team name). Send to: 7509 New Augusta Road Indianapolis IN 46268. Teams will be required to pay a gate fee of $125 to Harris Park on day of check in for tournament. No with-drawl refunds will be processed within 30 days of the start date of the tournament or if the tournament bracket has been released whichever occurs first. Cancellation entry refunds requested 30 days prior to the start date of the tournament and prior to the release of the tournament bracket will have a $100 fee withheld. All with-drawl requests for refund must be made in writing and postmarked prior to the 30 day deadline or the tournament bracket being released whichever occurs first without exception. Tournament director reserves the right to change the tournament format due to weather related issues or # of teams entered into the event. If you have questions please contact Josh Williams (317)875-8833 firstname.lastname@example.org or Sarah Fishburn USSSA Indiana Fast-Pitch Assistant Director (317) 989-5613 email@example.com.