The founders of this program built it on a philosophy that includes words like character, responsibility, sportsmanship and teamwork.

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Jim Cregge Youth Baseball Umpire Program Accepting Applications
by posted 07/28/2021

We are now taking Applications for the Jim Cregge Youth Umpire Program (JCYUP).
Have you noticed the teenagers who umpire the coach pitch leagues of 5U-8U?
Hopewell employs young women and men aged 14 and up to be the umpires at Bell Memorial Park for boys and girls baseball.
We are looking for young men and women to fill a few open positions with us this Spring.
To be eligible, the candidate must be at least 14 years old as of September 1, 2021, must have a minimum of a B average with no more than 1 C, and of course, must have the approval of the parents. We will be taking applications through August 12, 2021.
I am asking all of you who receive this to consider if you, or your son or daughter might be a candidate and to also send this on to others you may know. Knowledge of Baseball and Softball is important but we do offer training and we are looking for a diverse group of talented young people from a diverse background. Our most recent leaders have had a background in golf, swimming, wrestling, theater, band, orchestra, chorus, track, rugby and that “cirque” thing that they do at Milton High School where young people hang upside down (frightens me!). . Previous baseball/softball experience helps but is not mandatory. Our teen supervisors for next season are committed to helping train young people from rising 8th grade up to rising 12th grade. Put simply, if you are a hard worker and committed to learning how to do a job – you are eligible.
The youth umpire program is intended to be a first job for a young person. We teach umpiring, but we also teach life skills such as how to be an employee, time management, teamwork, professional communication, conflict resolution
and other life skills.
This is a paid position with advancement opportunities.
To earn a position, a candidate must complete a written application in a manner that encourages the interview panel to want a live interview. We will hire the best candidates that apply. Are you the best? APPLY!!!
To apply, the young person (not Mom, not Dad) must send an email to Dave Sergile at to request an application and they must copy their parents on the email to me. We have a strict rule that we will not communicate with a young person unless their parents are part of that communication. This is an advanced picture of the real world! There is a written application, which if you are successful, leads to a live interview before a panel of people, which if you are successful, earns you a job. This process shows a young person a picture of their future - competing for college admission, scholarships and jobs. Historically, 1 in 4 applicants are successful.
This program is starting the 26th year of existence. Many past umpires have gone on to success in their professional lives, and many have come back to me to let me know the advantage they had a little later in life because of the training they received from the youth umpire program.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Dave Sergile at .
Hopewell Youth Baseball Board
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Hopewell Youth Baseball Fall 2021 Registration Now Open!
by posted 06/24/2021

Hopewell Families, 

Registration is open for the Fall 2021 Recreation season, which will start with uniform fittings and assessments on August 7/8, 2021.

  • Registration is now open for the Fall 2021 season. 
    • Players who REGISTER and pay before July 4 will receive a $25 discount. 
    • Players who REGISTER after July 11 will pay a $25 late fee. 
    • Registration will close July 18
    • Details on programs and important dates will be added to website soon.
  • Hopewell Baseball is built on the foundation of volunteers giving back to the community. The most important of these volunteers are Coaches. If you are interested in helping your community and the children by coaching, Please click here to register.
  • We still have several camps going in partnership with Windward Academy this Summer. The feedback so far has been outstanding and the players have had a great time and gotten better. Players can register for the remaining camps using the same link.

We look forward to seeing you at the park this Summer and Fall!

As always, please email us directly if you have any questions or issues.

Thank you,

HYA Board of Directors



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