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Register for Hudson Booster summer baseball, softball

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The Hudson Boosters is taking registrations for their recreational and competitive programs. The preferred method of registration is on-line. Registration forms can also be downloaded and mailed to the Hudson Booster address on the form. Both the on-line and paper registrations are found at www.hudsonboosters.net. Click on the "Registration" tab to get to the registration page.

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Recreational: Register on-line at www.hudsonboosters.net; or bring a completed registration form for each player to sign-up night Tuesday, March 15, from 6-8 p.m. at the Hudson Middle School cafeteria; or mail the form and payment to the address below. Do not mail cash. Check the age chart located at www.hudsonboosters.net, under the Registration Tab to make sure which program the player is eligible for.

Competitive: Register on-line at www.hudsonboosters.net; or mail the registration form and payment to the address below; or bring a completed form for each player and a copy of each player's birth certificate to the respective try-out.

Hudson Booster recreational program

The Hudson Booster Recreational Baseball Program welcomes boys from ages 5-14 and girls from ages 5-18. The recreational program focuses on teaching the games of baseball and softball, skill development, teamwork and good sportsmanship. Like all Booster sports programs, it is designed to develop the total individual, not just the athlete. The recreational program emphasizes equal playing time for all participants. All recreational leagues emphasize learning the fundamentals of the game of baseball or softball, and having fun.

The boys' recreational program consists of six leagues and the girls' program consists of four leagues. Each league is defined by the age of the player as of Aug. 31 of the current year. Each team will have either two games or one game and one practice per week once the season begins. The days each league plays will be determined by the number of teams in each league and the available fields.

The junior, senior and major leagues of both boys' and girls' programs offer tournament teams. These teams provide the experience of playing other communities in a tournament atmosphere. The tournament teams provide an opportunity for players who are interested in additional competition, as well as those considering trying-out for the competitive program in the future.

The following programs are offered in the Hudson Booster recreational program:

  • T-ball: Boys and girls ages 5 and 6. The season begins the first week in May and ends in early July. Games are played on the cinder lot field at the intersection of Fifth and St. Croix streets.
  • Boys' machine pitch 1: Boys age 7. The season begins in early May and ends in early July. Games are played on the fields located on the north side of the high school. Pitching machines deliver a consistent pitch to the players, which livens the game because virtually every hitter puts the ball in play. Reduced injury factor balls are used in this league.
  • Boys' machine pitch 2: Boys age 8. The season begins in early May and ends in early July. Games are played on the fields located on the north side of the high school. Regulation baseballs are used in this league.
  • Girls' machine pitch: Girls ages 7 and 8. The season begins in early May and ends in early July. Games will be played at the new softball field built by the Boosters located at North Hudson Elementary. Ten-inch reduced injury factor balls are used in this league.
  • Boys' junior league for boys ages 9 and 10: The season begins in early May and ends in early July, with an end of year tournament scheduled for mid-July. Games are played at the Booster Fields located off of Krattley Road in North Hudson. This league will have scheduled practices during the season.
  • Girls' junior fast pitch for girls ages 9 and 10: The season begins in early May and ends in early July, with an end of year tournament scheduled for mid-July. Games are played at the softball fields located at North Hudson Elementary school. An 11-inch softball is used for this league.
  • Boys' senior league for boys ages 11 and 12: The season begins in early May and ends in early July, with an end of year tournament scheduled for mid-July. Games are played at the Town of Hudson fields located at the Town of Hudson Town Hall on County A. This league will have scheduled practices during the season.
  • Girls' senior fast pitch for girls ages 11 and 12: The season begins in early May and ends in early July, with an end of year tournament scheduled for mid-July. Games are played at the softball fields located at North Hudson Elementary school. A 12-inch softball is used for this league.
  • Boys' major league for boys ages 13 and 14: The season begins in early May and ends in mid- July, with an end of year tournament scheduled for late July. This league is a hybrid between recreational and traveling baseball. Games are played against other teams from Hudson along with teams from New Richmond and River Falls. Home games are played at the Town of Hudson fields located at the Town of Hudson Town Hall.
  • Girls' major fast pitch for girls ages 13 through 18: The season begins in early May and ends in early July, with an end of year tournament scheduled for mid-July. Games are played at the softball fields located at North Hudson Elementary school. A 12-inch softball is used for this league.

    Boys' competitive team tryout

    A fielding evaluation will be done Friday, March 18, at Stillwater Dome. Registration is 3:30-4 p.m. for ages 11 and 12; 5:30-6 p.m. for ages 12-14.

    A hitting evaluation will be done at the Willow River School Gym on Saturday, March 18. Registration is as follows: Age 10, 8:30 a.m.; age 11, 10:30 a.m.; age 12, 12:30 p.m.; age 13, 2:30 p.m.; and age 14, 4:30 p.m. Evaluation follows approximately one-half hour after registration.

    Girls' competitive team tryout

    The Hudson Boosters girls' competitive fast pitch softball tryouts will be held at the Knowles Center on the campus of UW-River Falls on Saturday, April 2. The specific tryout times for the various teams are: 10U teams, 8-9:30 a.m.; 12U teams, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; 14U teams, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; and 16U/18U teams, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Arrive 30 minutes prior to the tryout times.

    For questions about the Booster program, contact the following people or e-mail hudsonboosters@yahoo.com.

  • Girls' recreational program: Chris Jones chrisjones3854@yahoo.com at or (612) 618-0226;
  • Boys' recreational program: Scott Cameron at scameron@andersencorp.com or (715) 441-0608;
  • Baseball/softball chair: Bill Junco at bbjunco@baldwin-telecom.net or (715) 381-3640;
  • Boys' competitive chair: Craig Jilek at jilekct@hudson.k12.wi.us or (715) 386-0750; and
  • Girls' competitive chair: Greg Berg at greg.berg@yahoo.com or (715) 381-0015.

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