Jul 1- Registration Opens (First come first serve)
1 team each for 9/10, 11/12, and 13/15
If we have the interest, and we can get additional coaches/fields, we will accomodate more
Aug 5 - Registration Closes
Late August - Practices Start
9/9 - First Estimated Games (TBD)
1st Week of November - End of Season (estimated)
Rec Baseball - All 3 teams will play in a Harford County Rec League with 1 practice during the week (TBD) and 1 on Sundays
Travel Baseball - please coordiante with your age group's coach
Our Spring Timeline
Jan 1 – Registration Opens
Mar 1 – Late Fees Apply
Mar 30 – Registration Closes
Feb 4 – Travel Try Outs Begin
Mar 11 – Rec Evaluations (9/10, 11/12, 13/15)
Mar TBD – Coaching Clinic
Apr 1 – Rec Practices Start
Apr 28 – Opening Day!
May 13 – Youth Baseball Day at Oriole Park (Tentative Fundraiser, more to come!)
Mid-June – Season wrap up
Our Rec Program by Age Group
4-6 – Tee Ball – Saturdays only, starting at 8:30am. We will attempt to schedule make up games on Sundays. This is an introduction to baseball fundamentals—throwing, catching and hitting. Game days are split between practice as a team and a short game afterwards against another league team.
7-8 – Baseball- Mondays or Tuesdays and Thursdays or Fridays, 2 games per week. This is a step up from Tee Ball, previously referred to as our machine pitch league. Focus is on continued fundamentals, and learning to hit pitching, play specific positions, and generally improve their baseball skills. No scores, no standings. This year we will have more practices than last year, and a mix of machines, coach, and possibly some kid pitching towards the end of the season.
9-10 – Baseball- Tuesday and Fridays, 2 games per week. This is live position play baseball.
11-12 – Baseball- As we have done in the past three seasons, this group will play in the Upper Chesapeake Baseball Recreation League. This league is run out of the Fallston program. Last year, we had 5 Bel Air teams that played in this league. There are 2 games per week; Tuesday AND Thursday.
13-15 – Baseball- The 13-15 age group plays in the Central Harford Baseball League. Bel Air has typically been able to provide 2-3 teams in this league. Not only will the Bel Air teams play each other, but also against other area rec councils as well. If you are a Sophomore or older playing on your high school's JV baseball team, you will not be eligible to play in this league. In addition, players who play in the spring/summer 2018 on a Club, Tournament, or similar team are not permitted to play. Typically games are played twice each week on Mondays and Wednesdays. Occasionally teams will play on a Sunday night at 6pm in lieu of a Monday game.
Volunteers – Our program is all volunteer so if you are interested in Coaching Rec, or any of our open front office positions, listed below – please register online via the Adult Volunteer registration. Here are our open positions:
8U Travel Coach
7-8 Age Group Commissioner
9-10 Age Group Commissioner
Umpire Coordinator (administrative in nature)
Marketing and Fundraising Manager\
Travel – Bel Air Braves
We’ve set this up a little different this year for registration. There are two different ways to register for travel baseball.
Register directly for your age group for travel try outs – this is for returning players or new, who are not interested in playing rec. If you’re not selected for the team, you still have the option to play, and registration fees will transfer.
Register for your age group in rec – this is for the rec player who is potentially interested in trying out. A coach will reach out (and you can reach out too – contacts HERE) and answer any questions you may have. If you are selected for the team, your registration fees will transfer.
If you’re in the 13U-17U age groups, those teams operate on a different schedule to not conflict with H.S. Baseball. You will receive information about registration directly from your coach.
If you have questions, feel free to inquire with the appropriate coach - contacts HERE
We are looking forward to another great year of Bel Air Baseball – if you have any questions, feel free to reach out -