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Jan, 2023

A Message from the Chairman of Hobgood

Spring 2023 Season

President Welcome Letter


Dear Hobgood Community,

Welcome to Spring 2023, and a new season of baseball here at Hobgood! We’re excited to get started, and glad you will be part of it! And if you haven’t signed up yet, we hope you will soon as regular registration ends this Friday (January 27th)!

As you may have already seen, we have made some updates to our baseball programs this spring season based on feedback from our park community. The biggest change is that we have updated our younger divisions back to a more traditional “age based” grouping to narrow the age ranges in our divisions and simplify league selection and updated some of our rules and regulations accordingly.

  • Division ages are based on the player age on April 30th of the current baseball year.
  • We recognize that there are players who played in a higher or lower age group under the Little League structure. Please contact our registrar and/or league directors if you need guidance on where you can or should register your player.
  • USSSA will now be allowed in our 12U and younger programs.
  • Our Babe Ruth 13-15 “Junior” and 16-18 “Senior” programs are unchanged from prior seasons.

We’re also investing in a lot of work around the park to prepare for spring! Our field crew has done a lot of work to level most of our playing fields which will make the playing experience much better as well as helping fields recover from rain more quickly. Additionally, we’re sprucing up with fresh paint around the park, making sure the scoreboards are ready for the season, and will be replacing the netting on the upper batting cages before the season starts. We have more projects on the list, and we’ll keep you posted as the season and year progress!

As most of you know, we are a non-profit 501c3 organization, meaning that our park is run by unpaid volunteers – and, just as importantly, all our coaches and team staff are also volunteers.  Thank you to everyone who is a part of making our programs successful! If you want to be a part of that, please let me or any other board member know, and we’ll get you connected!

On that note, we want to make sure you know who is serving on our Board of Directors for the 2023 season - but first, I’d like to thank the previous Board for their commitment and service. Most especially, thank you to Matt McKenna, who has served the park for years, most recently as Chairman. Matt has led the park through many positive changes, as well as through tough times like the 2020 pandemic, and I would like to thank him for his many contributions to our park!

Back to our current Board, our 2023 members are shown on the website, and we are here to serve you. We are committed to transparency and ensuring you know what’s happening at the park. We will post updates on our website after each of our board meetings, as well as sending periodic surveys to make sure we’re getting your feedback on our programs and facilities. Most importantly, you don’t have to wait for a survey to share feedback or ask questions – please feel to contact any of us using the contact information below.

Thank you again for being a part of our Hobgood community, and we can’t wait to see you at the ballpark!


Greg Shewfelt

Hobgood President

[email protected]