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About Our Program

Our Mission Statement

The Hamilton Jr. Chargers Baseball organization is a high school feeder program that focuses on coaching, mentoring, developing, and motivating young people in the game of baseball. The organization does this while maintaining a select level status by offering equally balanced teams at U7 and U8 and "A "and "B "level teams at ages U9 through U14 and does so through our tryout process. Our teams participate in the MAJOR YBL and WSYBL leagues and each team is aligned within the chosen league appropriately based on the skill level of that team.

This organization’s philosophy is to provide an environment that cultivates a progression of skills and knowledge for the game. It also focuses on instilling respect for sportsmanship, the team and our community.  Our goal is to deliver to the High School Baseball program not only outstanding young baseball players but fine young athletes that will consistently represent what being a CHARGER is about.

Benefits of Being a Jr. Charger

  • Year-round access to indoor training facility with batting cages, pitching machine, turf infield, and other training equipment
  • Free skill-specific camps led by baseball experts focusing on pitching, hitting, catching, & fielding
  • 2-5 tournaments per year for U8 and above teams
  • U12 Trip to Cal Ripken Experience Tournament in Myrtle Beach
  • Scholarship opportunity when graduating from HHS

How the Jr. Chargers Structure our Teams

1st - 2nd Grade At ​U7 & U8 we will select players to fill teams and teams will be set between the end of January and beginning of April after we have had more to time to evaluate the players and truly split the teams evenly. Head coaches would be determined by the board and then the head coaches would draft the players afterwards.
3rd Grade At ​U9 (3rd grade) we will select players to fill teams and teams will be set between the end of January and beginning of April after we have had more to time to evaluate the players and truly split the teams into A/B/C. Head coaches would be determined by the board and then the head coaches would draft the players afterwards.
4th - 8th Grade ​U10 (4th grade) through U14 (8th grade) teams would be split into A, B and/or C teams as determined by tryouts, previous season performances and Coach/Board evaluations.

 

Teams will typically roster between 11 and 13 players.

Eligibility

Many of our teams play in the WSYBL which is considered a "closed" league and requires residency within the community of Sussex or attendance of a school within the Hamilton school district. Teams that we field in the WSYBL will require players who reside in the community or who go to school in the district. For communities that only field one team at the age level, they do allow two players who reside outside the Sussex community or who go to school outside the Hamilton school district.

However, some of our teams may play in the MAJOR Youth Baseball League, which is an "open" league and it has no residency or school attendance restrictions. This means that players from outside the Sussex area or who do not attend school in the Hamilton district are encouraged to tryout for the Jr. Chargers. Those players' team placement on the Jr. Chargers may depend on how many players we have at each grade level and which league they participate in. We will place each team in the appropriate league and level that is commensurate to the skill for each team.

General Information (U7)

  • Indoor practices for the U7 team will held mid-March through April at our turf-field facility in Brookfield.
  • Will play only in the MAJORS league with a 16 game season starting approximately in May and running through July.
  • Will not be playing any tournaments.
  • All players will receive a full uniform including two jerseys, one pair of pants, socks, a belt, and a baseball equipment backpack.
  • Team dues are $350 per player

General Information (U8 - U12)

  • Indoor practices will be held January through April in our turf-field facility in Brookfield
  • Will play in WSYBL or MAJORS league, depending on the team.  Games start approximately in May and run through July.
  • Typically play in 4-5 tournaments per year
  • All players will receive a full uniform including two jerseys, one pair of pants, socks, a belt, and a baseball equipment backpack.
  • Team dues are $700 per player

Sportsmanship

An example of what we teach our players