Taney Youth Baseball Association offers "fun, instruction, good sportsmanship and teamwork" to Philadelphia youth. Founded in 1994, Taney Youth Baseball Association provides an opportunity for almost 1,100 boys and girls from ages 3 to 15 to play baseball and tee-ball in downtown Philadelphia. In 2013 we became part of Little League. We also have a Basketball League founded in 2010 which has experienced a new record for enrollment in each year of its existence. The Basketball League runs annually from late November to early March.
Taney Baseball is more than just learning how to play the game. It's also about learning how to play on a team and have fun doing it!
As an instructional league, we emphasize teaching baseball fundamentals, good sportsmanship and teamwork over competition and wins and losses. We encourage all players to do their best, improve their skills, and be good teammates. We seek coaches who will help players develop a positive attitude about the game, their teammates and opponents, and coaches and umpires. We invite parents to be a part of the Taney Baseball community by coaching, sponsoring a team, or just helping out at practices or games. Taney Baseball is a wonderful opportunity to "give back" to your community while enjoying time with your child. Taney Youth Baseball Association is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Corporation.
Baseball and tee ball are offered for all boys and girls ages 3 to 13 (age as of April 30 of the current year for players born before 9/1/05, and age as of August 31 of the current year for players born on or after 9/1/05), as follows:
Pee Wee: Ages 3-4 (bat off tee) - Sunday mornings at Taney or Palumbo field.
Tee Ball: Ages 5-6 (bat off tee) - weekend games & one evening of practice a week.
AAA Baseball: Ages 7-8 (4 innings pitching machine & 2 innings of player pitch hardball) - 12 games (plus playoffs) & two evenings of practice a week.
Minor League Baseball: Ages 9-10 - 12 games (plus playoffs) & two evenings of practice a week.
Major League Baseball: Ages 11-12 - 12 games (plus playoffs) & two evenings of practice a week.
13-15 Division: 12-16 game season on 60'/90' diamonds at Southeast Youth Athletic Association (SEYAA) at 7th & Bigler Streets; two evenings of practice a week.
For more information about age divisions, please see our Leagues page. For our philosophy, please see the Philosophy page. And please also check out our FAQ (Frequently-Asked Questions) page for the answers to most of your questions.
For all leagues except Pee Wee, there may also be practice on weekend days when no games are scheduled.
Player evaluations (mandatory for all baseball players) are held in late February for registered baseball players ages 7 and up. Times and locations are emailed to families. All registered players are placed on a team; evaluations are to help balance the teams.
Practices begin in mid-March for baseball and Tee-ball. Pee Wee begins on the Sunday after Opening Day.
Register on-line using any major credit card. Additional contributions are completely voluntary. Financial support comes from business and individual Sponsors, Friends of TYBA and Fair Share donors. Scholarship information is available upon request, and will be kept confidential. All children may participate, regardless of financial circumstances.
Coaches are volunteers, and attend Training Clinics with Mike Bucci, a former Major League Baseball player, coach and scout, and former coordinator of the Phillies Youth Baseball Camps. We also offer pitching clinics for players.
All players are issued uniforms, which they may keep. All players receive trophies, medals, or pins, with special recognition for the championship and runner-up teams in each league. Tournament ("travel") teams are selected by tryouts for post-season competition in the summer; they require travel and separate fees. Smoking and alcoholic beverages are not permitted at games, practice or league activities.
Be a part of Center City's premier youth baseball program!