The purpose for which this association is organized is to develop amateur sports programs for the youth of the Hightstown and East Windsor Township areas and neighboring townships.

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Here, you'll be able to get news, information, schedules, rosters, game results, directions and much much more. Check back frequently for the latest information about our club.  Read more about HEWYBL here!

 

HEWYBL currently offers the following youth sports programs:

 

  • Mercer East Babe Ruth Baseball for 13-15 and 16-18 Year olds
  • HEWYBL Basketball for 5-18 Year Olds
  • NFL Flag for 5-14 Year Olds
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St Patrick's Day Party - Saturday March 10th
02/20/2018
Please support our annual youth sport sponsor, The Knights of Columbus,...
2018 Babe Ruth Bat Rules
01/19/2018
Dear WEMO-Mercer East Families, As you plan any new bat purchases,...
Sign Up for Spring Flag Football -- Late Fee Starts Feb. 19
12/30/2017
Dear HEWYBL Flag Football Families:                                                         ...
WEMO-Mercer East Babe Ruth Winter Workout Schedule
12/29/2017
Dear WEMO-Mercer East Babe Ruth Families: Please find the following...
2018 Babe Ruth Baseball Registration - Late Fee Starts March 1
12/22/2017
Dear Western Monmouth and Mercer East Families: Registration is...
Concussion Training Awareness
12/07/2016
HEWYBL requires all coaches to take the Online Concussion Training...
On Line Coaches Application
11/13/2013
For the safety of your children HEWYBL uses a on line service call...
TD Bank Members
11/29/2009
Are you looking for a way to give to a great non-profit organization...
 
St Patrick's Day Party - Saturday March 10th

Please support our annual youth sport sponsor, The Knights of Columbus, for their biggest fundraiser of the year:

St Patrick's Day dinner/dance on Saturday, March 10th starting at 6 pm at St Anthony of Padua's Parrish Hall.

Come dance to the tunes of the Jimmy Delre Band. Ticket are $40 and include a full Traditional St Pat's dinner with Beer and Wine. 

Call HEWYBL President Rob Walsh (609)509-1718 or Grand Knight Rich Gavila (609) 578-0466 for tix


by posted 02/20/2018
2018 Babe Ruth Bat Rules

Dear WEMO-Mercer East Families,

As you plan any new bat purchases, please make note of the updated Babe Ruth bat rules for the 2018 season.  All bats will require the USA Baseball marking or the BBCOR .50 stamp.  I have included a link to the list of approved USA Bats for reference.

 

Approved USA Bats:  https://usabat.com

 

Babe Ruth League Bat Rules

2017 2018
 
Babe Ruth Baseball 13-15
2 5/8" Barrel
Aluminum or Composite
BBCOR .50
USA Baseball Marking or BBCOR .50
2 5/8” Barrel

 

Regards,

WEMO-Mercer East Babe Ruth


by posted 01/19/2018
Sign Up for Spring Flag Football -- Late Fee Starts Feb. 19

Dear HEWYBL Flag Football Families:                                                                                           

The late fee for Spring Flag Football starts on February 19, and we are likely to reach out capacity in some divisions before then, so sign up now!

Flag football is a great non-contact sport for both GIRLS AND BOYS.  We had an outstanding turnout last year and are looking forward to an awesome spring season!  All games are played at Hancock Field in East Windsor.

Please register on line at www.HEWYBL.com.   Select REGISTER at the upper right-hand corner of the screen and follow the instructions.

Registration Details:

  • Late Fee of $20 starts on February 19
  • Registration closes March 21

Divisions and Costs:

Freshman (4-5 years old as of April 1, 2018) -- $75

Sophomore (6-8 years old as of April 1, 2018) -- $135

JV (9-11 years old as of April 1, 2018) -- $150

Varsity (12-14 years old as of April 1, 2018) -- $160

Sr. Varsity (15-17 years old as of April 1, 2018) -- $160

Evaluations, Player Draft and Season:

Freshman: The Freshmen stay in one group.  This division runs as part-clinic and part-game as the coaches teach kids the most basic fundamentals of flag football.

Sophomre, JV and Varsity: Evaluations are tentatively scheduled for the evening of Thursday, March 22 and the mornings of Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25.  All players in the Sophomore, JV and Varsity divisions must attend ONE evaluation session.  Team drafts will take place on March 27, 28 and 29.  We use the evaluation and draft process to try and get teams of equal physical ability.  As a result, we do not accept requests to be with specific coaches or players in these divisions.    

Senior Varsity: This is set up as a more competitive division.  If you are in the Senior Varsity division (15-17 years old), and have a group of friends or teammates from your high school that would like to form a team, please reach out to me at and I will place you on the same team.  Players in Senior Varsity may also sign up as “free agents” and will be assigned to one of the Senior Varsity teams.

HEWYBL flag football typically draws players from Allentown, Cranbury, East Windsor, Hamilton, Hightstown, Millstone, Robbinsville, Roosevelt, West Windsor and other surrounding towns.

Game Schedule

Games will start on April 14 (after Spring Break) and will run through the championship games and end-of-season BBQ on June 10.  The game schedule will depend on how many players sign up, but in general, here is what to expect.

Freshmen play on Saturday at 10 a.m.  There are no practices.

Sophomore, JV and Varsity will play each Saturday – Varsity at 9 a.m., JV at 10 a.m. And Sophomore at 11 a.m.  In May, these divisions will also play one weeknight game per week at 6 p.m. Sophomore will play on Monday, JV on Tuesday and Varsity on Wednesday.  Teams typically practice once per week for an hour to an hour-and-a half at a place and time decided by the coach.

Senior Varsity plays on Sunday afternoons at 4 p.m. and/or 5 p.m.

Playoff games will be held on June 2 (morning), June 3 afternoon, June 9 (morning) and June 10 (afternoon).

Equipment

HEWYBL will provide each player with a set of sonic-pop flags and a reversible NFL Flag team jersey.  You need to provide a mouth guard (players may not participate without one), cleats and shorts/pants without pockets. Receiver’s gloves are acceptable, but not required.

Volunteers

HEWYBL is a non-profit organization run 100 percent by volunteers.  If you can help with coaching, fundraising (getting sponsors), the snack bar, etc. please note that on your registration.  Each family is expected to donate one hour of time to help out during the season.

Coaches Clinic:

We will hold a coaches clinic in mid- to late-March.  If you are interested in coaching, but feel you would like to have a better understanding of the game, how to run a practice, etc., please reach out to me at the address below so I can get you more details as they become available.  We are a league run by volunteers and we DO need parental involvement, particularly as coaches.

If you have any questions about HEWYBL Flag Football or the upcoming season, please do not hesitate to contact me at .

Regards,

Eric Updegraff

VP-Flag Football


by posted 12/30/2017
WEMO-Mercer East Babe Ruth Winter Workout Schedule

Dear WEMO-Mercer East Babe Ruth Families:

Please find the following schedule for the optional Babe Ruth winter workout sessions.   Please keep an eye on your email and this posted schedule throughout the winter as it is subject to change due to school events.   The high school and other teams will be using the Annex on Sunday nights as well so we may have to adjust times or dates.    We have tentatively indicated the session times from 4:30 - 7 PM, but pending number of players that show for the workouts, we could end earlier on Sundays.

Location:  Hightstown High School Gym Annex (located at the back of the school near the Tennis courts)

Optional Indoor Babe Ruth Workout Schedule:

Sunday, Jan 7        4:30 - 6:00 PM - UPDATED
Sunday, Jan 14    4:30 - 6:00 PM - UPDATED
Sunday, Jan 21    No Session
Sunday, Jan 28    4:30 - 6:30 PM - UPDATED
Sunday, Feb 4        No Session

Sunday, Feb 11    4:30 - 6:30 PM
Sunday, Feb 18    4:30 - 6:30 PM
Sunday, Feb 25    No Session
Sunday, Mar 4        4:30 - 6:30 PM
Sunday, Mar 11    No Session
Sunday, Mar 18    4:30 - 6:30 PM
Sunday, Mar 25    TBD (pending weather)

 

 


by posted 12/29/2017
2018 Babe Ruth Baseball Registration - Late Fee Starts March 1

Dear Western Monmouth and Mercer East Families:

Registration is now open for the 2018 season.  The spring season is for ages 13-15 years old and open to players from Millstone, Roosevelt, Upper Freehold, Allentown, Robbinsville, East Windsor, and Hightstown.

Please register on line at www.HEWYBL.com.   Select 'Register Online' from the main menu.

 

Registration Details:

Registration Deadline is March 1.  After March 1, a late fee will apply.   For this season, we will once again have a flat registration fee per player.   

  • Registration fee - $250
  • Early Bird Discount of $10 (register before January 15, 2018)
  • Late Fee of $20 starts on March 1, 2018
Winter Practice Sessions:

We will have optional indoor winter practices/workouts on some Sundays starting in January and through the end of March at Hightstown HS Annex (pending availability).   A schedule will be posted by the end of December for all session dates and times.  The sessions are open to registered and paid players only for insurance purposes.  

Divisions:
  1. Prep (13 Year Olds) – Players who turn 13 on or before April 30, 2018
  2. Majors (14-15 Year Olds) – Players who turn 14 or 15 on or before April 30, 2018
Regular Season:
  • Team selection will occur the week of March 5th.  Pending overall numbers the plan is to combine into a 13-15 year old format like last season.
  • Team practices will start at the end of March pending weather and field conditions.
  • Opening day games will start Saturday, April 14 (teams may scrimmage the week of April 2 pending availability due to spring break)
  • This will be primarily an in-house league to keep travel on weeknights to a minimum with a target of 13-15 total games.
  • Teams will play 2-3 games per week pending overall number of teams in the league (One or possibly two weeknight game(s) at 7 PM on a Tuesday or Thursday and one Saturday game at 4 PM).  The times are set as to not interfere with middle school or high school games as much as possible.  The goal is to have 2 games per week to limit impact with the school games.
  • The regular season will conclude by the first week of June.
 
Post Season Tournaments:
  • Some time in May and/or early June we will have try outs for the 13, 14, and 15 year old Western Monmouth-Mercer East All Star Tourney teams to represent our league in the Babe Ruth State tournaments.
  • In 2018, there are some changes to the tourney format.  There are no longer District level tourneys.  All teams will now go directly to the State tournament level.
  • All State tourneys are tentatively scheduled to begin July 11 and will likely run to about July 21 for planning purposes followed by Regionals if the teams qualify.
  • More details will follow once the season begins in April.  Please keep in mind a player must play 1/2 of the scheduled regular season games to be eligible to try out for an All Star team.

 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at  .    

 

Regards,

Western Monmouth-Mercer East Babe Ruth and HEWYBL


by posted 12/22/2017
Concussion Training Awareness

HEWYBL requires all coaches to take the Online Concussion Training offered by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).  The HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion.  The course takes only 30 minutes to complete and keeps our children safe.


by robert mcglew posted 12/07/2016
On Line Coaches Application

For the safety of your children HEWYBL uses a on line service call "Protect Youth Sports" to run background checks on all our coaches.  The link can be found on our home page on the right hand panel.


by posted 11/13/2013
TD Bank Members

Are you looking for a way to give to a great non-profit organization (HEWYBL) which gives a lot to the kids of the Hightstown/East Windsor Community?  Just by being a member of TD Bank you can help!

Please review the documents below.  If you have accounts with TD Bank, starting Monday you should call Bridget Wiese and tell her your name and account numbers and HEWYBL will receive a donation every year.   

If any other family, friends or business have TD Bank accounts, please provide our name to them and they can also have us affiliated with their accounts and we will receive a yearly donation.

If people want to open new accounts the bank will give them $25 and we will also get a donation every year.

Thank you for your continued help and support!

Affinity Bank Document 1
Affinity Bank Document 2


by posted 11/29/2009
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