Hamlin Park Baseball Association (HPBA) is a not-for profit organization that provides competitive youth baseball and softball leagues for boys and girls in the city of Chicago, IL. The goal of the Hamlin Park Baseball Association is to teach players how

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The Hamlin Park Baseball Association (HPBA) Program will include nearly 1,000 players (boys and girls ages 5 - 19) participating in 9 different divisions, 6 baseball divisions and 3 softball divisions. As in past years, there continues to be tremendous interest in any openings, and we anticipate that there will be more demand for openings than there are spots available. "Waiting Lists” will be developed for each division.


2023 Registration Programs

Below are the 2023 Hamlin Park Baseball Association registration programs, along with important dates, for both baseball and softball.

REGISTRATION OPENS: Friday, October 14, 2022 

Hamlin Park Baseball and Softball teams rely on parent volunteers. Registration for head coaches and assistant coaches for the upcoming baseball and softball seasons. All interested parties are encouraged to apply. All applicants MUST complete two steps: complete the HPBA Registration program AND complete the 3rd-party background check form.

Returning Players
REGISTRATION OPENS: Friday, November 18, 2022 (11:59pm)
REGISTRATION CLOSES: Sunday, December 4, 2022 

Early online registration for Summer 2022 season returning players. Space is limited and will fill up quickly. Therefore, early registration is first-come, first-served.

Returning players are considered as any player who was on a HPBA house baseball, HPBA house softball or HPBA travel team roster at the end of the 2022 Summer season. Players who left the league or only played HPBA Fall Ball are not considered returning players. Furthermore, any family with an outstanding balance owed for 2022 must get this resolved before they will be eligible to register for the 2023 season.

Returning players that are invited to participate in early registration are not guaranteed a spot in the upcoming season. There are a limited number of openings in each division and the number of returning players eligible in each division may actually exceed the number of openings available in that division. Per Chicago Park District guidelines, HPBA must also provide the opportunity for new players to join the league via the lottery process. Once these spots are filled on a per division basis, all subsequent registrants will be placed on the wait list and required to enter the league via the New Player Lottery guidelines. 

Siblings of Returning Players
REGISTRATION OPENS: Monday, November 28, 2022 (11:59pm)
REGISTRATION CLOSES: Sunday, December 4, 2022 

Siblings of returning players may register for any remaining 2023 spots in our Rookie, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget and Liberty Baseball Divisions, as well as the Softball Divisions.

These programs have many returning players who will have the first opportunity to register and siblings of returning players get the secondary opportunity to claim any available spots. Any siblings who do not secure an open spot will be placed on the wait list and must try to get a remaining spot in the new player lottery process.  No spots are guaranteed.

New Player Lottery Sign-Up
SIGN-UP OPENS: Monday, December 12, 2022
SIGN-UP CLOSES: Sunday, January 8, 2023

Online Lottery Sign-Up for new players. All players who sign-up for the lottery online will be automatically assigned a lottery number in January.  This includes Returning Players who missed the early registration window and first time applicants without existing HPBA siblings.

New Player Lottery Drawing
2nd Week of January

Lottery numbers will be selected to fill all remaining spots the second week of January. The selected players will be contacted by Monday, January 16th to complete their registration.

Final Registration

Selected lottery players will be invited to register into the league by the date indicated in the invite to register email. 


2023 Registration Fees

HPBA anticipates rostering the following number of players by division. All numbers are estimates, and do not include additional “Waiting List” players:

Baseball (Open to Boys and Girls)

Division Ages Rostered
Rookie 5-6 150 $325
Pee Wee 7-8 168 $325
Bantam 9-10 130 $325
Majors (formerly Midget) 11-12 104 $325
Liberty 13-14 84 $325
Senior 15-19 84 $325


Fastpitch Softball (Girls only)

Division Ages Rostered
Pee Wee 7-8 84 $325
Bantam 9-10 78 $325
Majors (formerly Midget) 11-13 78 $325

Scholarship Program

HPBA does offer financial assistance through the Jack Burke Scholarship Fund.  Financial Assistance is provided to those players and families who need help in paying the HPBA summer House League registration fees.  

HPBA will be offering families the opportunity to sponsor other deserving players in the program who may not have the financial resources to fully cover their registration fees. If you would like to contribute to our "Jack Burke Scholarship Fund", there will be a place within the registration process for you to make a tax deductible contribution to help these kids participate.

Please go to the Jack Burke Scholarship Fund page to learn more and to apply for a scholarship.


Divisional Age Eligibility 

The birthdate cut-off for all baseball divisions is May 1, 2023.  The birthdate cut-off for all softball divisions is January 1, 2023 with a Pee Wee softball eligibility exception for girls who will turn 7 between January 1, 2023 - May 1, 2023.  Please see the table below to determine the division your player is eligible to participate in for the 2023 season.


Division Ages Eligible Birthdates
Rookie 5 - 6 5/1/2016 - 4/30/2018
Pee Wee 7 - 8 5/1/2014 - 4/30/2016
Bantam 9 - 10 5/1/2012 - 4/30/2014
Midget 11 - 12 5/1/2010 - 4/30/2012
Liberty 13 - 14 5/1/2008 - 4/30/2010
Senior 15 - 19 8/1/2003 - 4/30/2008


Division Ages Eligible Birthdates
Pee Wee 7 - 8 1/1/2014 - 4/30/2016
Bantam 9 - 10 1/1/2012 - 12/31/2013
Midget 11 - 14* 9/1/2008 - 12/31/2011

* 14 year olds must still be in 8th grade


Player Play Up / Play Down Request

Returning players may apply to play up or play down to another division.  Candidates must complete a Play Up Request Form or a Play Down Request Form in order to be considered.  All players who are new to HPBA are expected to play in the division which is designated for their age and birth date.