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Mission Statement

 


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.
 

 


What’s happening at Harris Baseball Softball…

 

  1. Harris and USSSA

Some of you may have read or heard something from another local park stating that Harris is out of business.  That information is completely incorrect.  Harris Baseball Softball Executive Board has voted to improve our park by sanctioning with USSSA Baseball and Softball.  The main benefit for our members is no BOUNDARIES!!!  You can now play with your friends from anywhere.  We will still offer an All-Star path that would allow an All-Star team to play in a World Series held in Orlando, Florida at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex. 

 

 

  1.  Rec Fees for 2015

Harris Baseball Softball Executive Board has voted to reduce Rec fee’s for the 2015 season.

 

Baseball:

$50 - 4U Instructional Coed

$75 - T-Ball

$100 - Machine Pitch

$100 - Minors ages 9-10

$100 - Majors ages 11-12

$100 - Seniors ages 13-15

 

Softball:

$75 - 6U ages 5-6

$100 - 8U ages 7-8

$100 - 10U ages 9-10

$100 - 12U ages 11-12

$100 - 14U ages 13-14

$100 - 16U ages 15-16

$100 - 18U ages 17-18

 

*families with multiple players living in the same household will only be charged $50 for each additional player after the oldest age player fee has been paid.

 

***we will offer a completely voluntary fundraiser in the spring to help defray registration costs as well as fund field improvements.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this over.  As we value your families support of Harris Baseball Softball, we also, welcome any and all feedback.

 

Shaun Dralle

President

Harris Baseball Softball

574-300-2977

 


 

Updated Harris Heat 14U Pool Schedule


by posted 07/28/2015
Updated Harris Heat 12U Bracket Schedule


by posted 07/28/2015
Updated Harris Heat 12U Pool Schedule


by posted 07/28/2015
Updated Harris Heat 10U Pool Schedule


by posted 07/28/2015
Updated Harris Heat 10U Machine Pitch Bracket Schedule


by posted 07/28/2015
Updated Harris Heat 10U Machine Pitch Pool Schedule


by posted 07/28/2015
Updated Harris Heat 8U Pool Schedule


by posted 07/28/2015
Updated Harris Heat 10U Bracket Schedule


by posted 07/28/2015
Updated Harris Heat 8U Bracket Schedule


by posted 07/28/2015
Updated Harris Heat 14U Bracket Schedule


by posted 07/28/2015
2015 Harris Heat Softball Invitational Tournament

2015 

24th Annual Harris Heat Softball Invitational Tournament

 


Start Date
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 @ 5:00PM                               
End Date

Sunday, August 2, 2015 @ 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
                                   
Divisions:
8 and under (Machine Pitch)
10 and under (Machine Pitch)

10 and under (Live Pitch)
12 and under
14 and under
16 and under


Cost
$350

Max Teams Allowed
                  80                 

 

 

8U Machine Pitch Division

Harris Heat 8U - Grooms

Michiana Scrappers

Indiana Ambush 8U

Dowagiac 8U All-Stars

Lakeshore 8U All-Stars

Harris Heat 8U - Topolski

​Highland Blaze

Penn Park Panthers

OC Crush

Edwardsburg All-Stars

Buchanan Batgirl's 8U

10U Division Machine Pitch Division

Harris Heat Red Swarm - Lovisa

Mishawaka East End

10U OC Crush

10U Division Live Pitch Division

N.B.G.S.A. Inferno

Michiana Scrappers 10U

Harris Heat Inferno - Groves

Harris Heat Sparks - Burbedge

Harris Heat 10U - Rudge

Thunderburg

​Eastside Little League

Twist 10U

12U Division

Michiana Lady Scrappers - Creakbaum

Michiana Lady Scrappers - Hickey

Harris Heat Phoenix 12U - Burbedge

Indiana Twist 12U

Liberty Rec

Edwardsburg Flash 12U

Harris Heat 02 - Schramski

Middlebury Lady Knights

East Side Blue

Mystique

OC Crush

14U Division

Harris Heat 14U - Dralle

Southwest Sliders

Bloomingdale Blast

Michiana Lady Scrappers 14U - Navy

Indiana Ambush 14U

Indiana Lightning

Twist 14U

16U/18U Division

Michiana Lady Scrappers - Fitzsi

Harris Heat 16U - Dralle

NTF NOVA

J-SLAM

AWP Cougars

Scrappers Elite

Harris Heat Hybrid 18U - Stacy

 

 

 
*please register or email    

by posted 07/20/2015
Harris Heat Travel Team tryout Dates...
Hey All,


Make sure and register for the 2015-2016 Harris Heat Travel Season...it's free to register


All current Harris Heat Travel players that are interested in playing again should register and update contact info. 

This will help us decide coaching needs for each division 8u-10u-12u-14u-16u-18u



link to register:

http://harrisbaseballsoftball.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=79936&org=harrisbaseballsoftball.com









Thanks,



Shaun


by posted 07/13/2015
June Board Meeting & Board Nominations

Hey All,

 

It is time to nominate park members for the board and help shape the future for Harris Baseball Softball.  The positions that are up for election are President, Softball Commissioner, Secretary and Web Administrator.  Each of these terms are 2 years.  All positions are 100% volunteer!  Please nominate in person at our July Board Meeting this Tuesday July 7th at 8p at the Ryan Morris Pavilion.  If you are unable to attend to nominate, you may email me at shaundralle@hotmail.com or text in nomination to 574-300-2977.

 

All nominations will be posted on homepage at harrisbaseballsoftball.com and nominations must be turned in by July 31st.  Elections will be held on August 10th at 8p at the Ryan Morris Pavilion.  You must "VOTE" in person on August 10th between 8p and 10p.

President

Major communication to park members

help define a goal / agenda for Harris Baseball Softball

be the backstop to all park issues

be the initial contact for new vendor issues

hold board meetings

handle the UIC for both Baseball and Softball

Softball Commissioner

find and communicate with Sub-Commissioners for each division

assist with the scheduling of all softball activities

assist in finding coaches and managers

assist with scheduling tryouts and drafts

help organize, advertise and schedule Travel Softball Tourneys (Harris Heat Tourney)

All things related to softball

Secretary

assemble and execute an annual fundraiser

handle concession stand needs and costs

run 4U developmental division

take minutes at board meetings and post on website

Web Administrator

handle content on park website

help set up seasons and teams

handle website login issues and other concerns dealing with website

handle background checks of volunteers

help update park Facebook page

 

Thanks,

Shaun Dralle

President

Harris Baseball Softball

574-300-2977


by posted 07/06/2015
Need help...

Hey All,

We have three board positions that need replacements.  The positions will all be up for election in Aug 2016.  Until then, we need someone to takeover as treasurer, facility manager and baseball commissioner.  As you know, our park cannot be successful without the help from our park members.

please email Shaun at or send a text to  574-300-2977 if you are interested in helping out

 

here is what is required for each role:

 

Treasurer

filing of tax forms

working with accounting company for payroll

all things dealing with park money

and make sure park has appropriate liability insurance

handle sanctioning requirements for the park

Facility Manager

control grounds crew activities and hours worked

order all needed equipment for fields

order all needed equipment needed for baseball and softball divisions

make sure park is properly opened and closed each day

make sure facility safety issues are addressed

properly closed down park at end of fall season and reopen prior to spring season

Baseball Commissioner

Scheduling of all baseball activities

Finding coaches and managers

Hold tryouts and drafts

All things related to baseball

Finding sub-commissioners for all divisions

 

Thanks,

Shaun Dralle

President

Harris Baseball Softball

574-300-2977

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


by posted 06/18/2015
Harris Heat 12U, WINS...


by posted 06/08/2015
Harris Heat 10U, WINS...


by posted 06/08/2015
Harris Heat 14U, WINS...


by posted 06/08/2015
Harris Diamond Showdown...


by posted 05/04/2015
Updated Northern Indiana USSSA Tourney Schedule...


by posted 04/25/2015
Contact info...

Hey All,

 

Here is the most updated contact list:

 


by posted 04/20/2015
Softball Tourney...


by posted 04/14/2015
Tourney Photos...


by posted 01/26/2015
Harris News

Good Afternoon Harris Township Junior Baseball Softball Association members,

The HTJBSA board would like to send out a few announcements about the future of HTJBSA.

1.  A new travel program is being initiated at the park.  The information for that program can be found at the following link:

2015 Harris Tentative Recreational Plan and Travel Program information

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


by posted 11/08/2014
Winners...


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runner-up...



by posted 09/29/2014
Winners...



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