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Announcing 2018/2019 Pride Girls Softball Travel Try Outs
by posted 07/18/2018

Final days to Register:


  Announcing our Fall 2018/Spring 2019 travel try outs.  See dates and commitments below.  These try outs are open to any active NHYBS rec player who was enrolled in spring 2018 rec season or who will enroll in the 2019 rec season.

Register here: Pride Travel Registration

 Due to lack of enrollment there will be no 14u team forming this fall we will revisit 14u in the spring.

14u Tryouts will be held Thursday August 16th at Bundt Park from 6-8pm. 14u will be managed by coach Brett Charleston. 

12u and 10u tryouts will be held at Bundt Park on Wednesday August 15th and Wednesday August 22nd from 630pm till 8pm.  Please arrive by 615pm and bring a copy of your birth certificate.  12u- Will be managed by coach John Simpson and 10u will be managed by coach Steve Yip and assisted by coach Joe Vallely.

8U will conduct a fall work out session at Bundt Park, dates to be announced, and pick a team for the winter 2018 and spring and summer 2019 season after the fall sessions end.  Coach Dave Russo will manage this team. 

Below is an outline of the expectations of what you must commit to, to be part of the Pride Travel program. 

Eligibility by age- As of fall 2018 is as follows

8u- born in 2010 or 2011 and select 2012

10u- born in 2008 or 2009 and select 2010

12u born in 2006 or 2007 and select 2008

14u born in 2004 or 2005 and select 2006


When you become part of the NHYBS Hunterdon Pride organization at the 8u-14u level, you are part of an annual travel softball program designed to expand your skill level as a player and provide a more competitive environment beyond the spring recreation league.


What you should expect:

  • To play in approximately 1-2 tournaments in the Fall (Sept. to early Nov.) (except 8u)

  • To participate a Fall League, when available (weekends, Sept. to early Nov.) (except 8u)

  • To attend approximately 10-16 practices in the Fall (Dates to be determined by the coaches)

  • To attend approximately 7-10 winter workout practices (indoor location to be determined)

  • To attend approximately 8-10 practices in the Spring (April to May)

  • To play in the NHYBS Spring Rec League (April to early June)

  • To participate in a Travel spring league games usually are on Sunday’s

  • To participate in the Mid-States summer league, when available (weeknights, June to July)

  • To play in approximately 3-4 tournaments in Spring and Summer (played on weekends) and be available until the end of July- Additional tournaments will cost extra. Average of $50 per player per tournament

What we expect of you:

  • To attend and be on time and prepared for all games & practices

  • To bring a positive attitude to all games & practices

  • To give 100% always

  • To be respectful of your coaches, teammates & parents at all times

*Fees include insurance, indoor practices, helmets (new players only), bat bags (new players only), uniforms (new players only), socks as well as tournament fees


2018-2019 Annual Fees:

8u- $375


12U - $575    

14U- $575


Please address any questions to and the appropriate coach or board member will return your inquiry.


Please share this email with anyone who you think may be interested. 


NHYBS Board of Directors

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Go Pride!
by posted 07/06/2018

Go Pride!

When Jillain Passafaro of the 8u Pride could not be with her team, She did the next best thing.  Im told the best view of this is from the lighthouse at LBI.


It's all very well to have courage and skill and it's fine to be counted a star,
But the single deed with its touch of thrill Doesn't tell the man you are;
For there's no lone hand in the game we play, we must work to a bigger scheme,
 And the thing that counts in the world to-day Is, how do you pull with the team
They may sound your praise and call you great, they may single you out for fame,
 But you must work with your running mate or you'll never win the game;
Oh, never the work of life is done by the man with a selfish dream,
For the battle is lost or the battle is won by the spirit of the team.
You may think it fine to be praised for skill,
 But a greater thing to do
 Is to set your mind and set your will On the goal that's just in view;
It's helping your fellowman to score When his chances hopeless seem;
 Its forgetting self-till the game is over and fighting for the team

 Edgar Albert Guest


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8u Pride wins the NEBS Giuliana Velona Firecracker Tournement
by posted 07/02/2018

8u Pride caps off its summer season with a tournament win

The 8u Pride team capped off an undefeated weekend going 5-0 beating the tough South Plainfield Tigers 15-6 in the 2018 Giuliana Velona Firecracker summer tournament.  Prior to this weekend, 8u Pride had been runner up, taking second place in 2 of 3 tournaments they competed in this summer. 

 This tournament, hosted by North Edison Baseball and Softball, celebrates the life of a very special little girl who at only 8 years old passed away 4 years ago after battling Chordoma cancer. 

   Having known Giuliana’s parent's for close to 30 years and using the power of social media to stay connected with old friends, I was able to watch this beautiful little girl grow up and I was humbled to witness this amazing little girl “fight like a girl” and battle her illness with amazing grace and an unforgettable smile. 

 As I recall, one of Giuliana’s favorite things was playing softball while be coached by her father Rob so when I learned of this tournament and who it honored I knew my team needed to be part of it.

 To be able to compete with my 8-year-old girls, with my 8-year-old daughter, getting to do what Giuliana loved to do, where she loved to do it, was a great honor.

As our team huddled before the championship game started we gathered hands in the familiar pile, coach’s, fathers and young ladies, I felt a tremendous energy as I told the girls about Giuliana and why the tournament was named after her.  As a team we proclaimed that we were playing this game in honor of Giuliana and as the team called her name, a sobering reminder of the importance of cherishing each and every day and the value of time togetherand sharing things we love with our children came over me.  A gift on this day that only Giuliana, the Velona family and NEBS could have given us win or lose.

As fate would have it our 8u team and our 10u team went the distance and we each took home the championships in our divisions in 2 days of plus 100-degree weather.  What a great two day's for the Pride program and for North Hunterdon Youth Baseball and Softball and the memory of a very special little girl! 

Coach Joe

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NHYBS 2nd Annual PITCH HIT AND RUN Skills Competition
by posted 05/17/2018

Thank you to all of the volunteers and participants today.  The winners are listed below.  If you are a winner and you where not present to receive your award. Please email me to make arrangements to get your certificate.  I also have a metals for the overall winners. Additionally if your a winner you are eligable to particpate in the sectional to move on to the next round next week.  See below for that information.

Over all

7/8  Girls Ava Figelora

7/8 Boys Quinn Isherwood

9/10 Girls Brooke Cahill

9/10 Boys Holden Hoopes

11/12 Girls Chloe Frommelt

11/12 Boys Nolan Banach


7/8  Girls Ava Figelora

7/8 Boys Mason Roman

9/10 Girls Juliana Figelora

9/10 Boys Dan Canavan

11/12 Girls Chloe Frommelt

11/12 Boys Nolan Banach


7/8  Girls Callen Gellatt

7/8 Boys Quinn Isherwood

9/10 Girls Brooke Cahill

9/10 Boys Holden Hoopes

11/12 Girls Samantha Dougherty

11/12 Boys Wyatt Demeo


7/8  Girls Ava Figelora

7/8 Boys Andrew Loewenstein, Quinn Isherwood, Jeremiah Pires,Liam Rogan, Declan Lynch,Braylon Showalter, Michael Kuglin

9/10 Girls Brooke Cahill, Juliana Figalora, Mackenzie Gilbert, Sage Canavan, Nadia Harris,

9/10 Boys Holden Hoopes

11/12 Girls- Chloe Frommelt

11/12 Boys Nolan Banach


Sectional Website:          
*Sectional Competition details are subject to change. Be sure to check this site frequently prior to your Sectional Competition for any updates *Only Local Competition winners are eligible to advance to the Sectional and all Local winners will be on file with the Sectional host
Your Pitch Hit & Run Sectional Competition will be hosted by: Name:  David Rueger – Teaneck Southern Little League Phone:  Day of Competition Phone – (201) 981-0305 Email:  
Sectional competition will be held: Date:  June 9, 2018 Time:  2:00pm Location:  Teaneck Southern Little League Address:  290 Lindbergh Blvd Teaneck, NJ 07666
Reminders: - Arrive to Sectional site early for registration - All participants must provide a copy of a valid birth certificate for age verification - Registration forms are collected at EACH level of PHR competition. Parent or guardian must sign a registration/waiver form and submit to sectional host (DOWNLOAD HERE) - Each participant will compete in the division in which he/she won in at the Local level. Attempting to compete in multiple competitions, or both divisions, will result in disqualification. - All participants will compete in all three elements of the competition with all scores starting at zero  
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Come for a day of friendly competition.  Put your skills to the test with the hopes of being crowned the winner for your age group.  It’s all free and the registration closes on 5-30-18.  You do not have to be a current NHYBS member to play but you must register so please share this email with anyone you think might be interested.  We had a local player make it all the way to Citi Field last year. 


When: Saturday June 2nd from 830 am till 230 pm

Awards Ceremony at 315pm

Where: Bundt Park Fields 4 and 5

Who: All boys and Girls Age 7-12 (birth date is as of July 17th of the current year) boys and girls born between 7-19-2005 and 7-18-2011 are eligible to participate

What Do I have to do to participate? - Register online at NHYBS Website-

How does it work? – Each child will be given specific drills to perform

Pitch- Each child with throw 6 balls at at a fixed target from a set distance for their age.  Points will be awarded each time the target is hit.

Hit- Each child will hit three balls from a tee at home plate.  The hit that travels the furthest in the air will be awarded points for the distance the ball travels until it lands on the ground.

Run- Each child will be scored based on the amount of time it takes them to travel the distance from 2nd base to home plate. The actual time will be converted to points.

The person for each age group that scores the highest will be awarded a certificate for the best Hit, The best pitch and the best run and the best overall.

The winners of the best overall will be welcomed to compete in the Sectional Competition and if you keep winning you could end up at the national finals.  The sectional competition will be held the following weekend June 9th in Teaneck NJ.  More info can be found on the Pitch Hit and Run Website

We need volunteers to make this successful.  I am looking for (11) 15-18 year olds to earn service hours to help with this competition.  Email Joe Vallely at if your son or daughter is willing to help. 


Stick around for Softball Championship day as the Majors and Minors play their championship games at 4pm!

NHYBS Softabll Board of Directors

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