Welcome to Nassau-Shatford Baseball
Nassau-Shatford Baseball was established in January of 2020, combining two leagues from Rensselaer and Columbia counties - Nassau Baseball Association and Shatford Youth Baseball. Both leagues have a rich history in their respective communities and we plan to honor and continue the long standing traditions established by these leagues while providing more opportunites for children in these rural communities.
Registration for Nassau-Shatford Baseball is open to children ages 3.5-12 of all skill levels in Rensselaer and Columbia counties (except Troy residents). One of our goals is to make youth baseball affordable and enjoyable for all families, as such, we have some of the lowest registration fees in the Capital District and plan to keep it that way thanks to our community, volunteers, and local business owners!
The Nassau field, located on John St. in the Village of Nassau, was completely renovated before the start of the 2016 season thanks to the Tri City Valley Cats and their 4 in 24 program. We now have not only a safe field, but a professionally graded and manicured field that will provide a backdrop to some fantastic youth baseball for years to come. The Shatford fields, located on Rt 22 in New Lebanon, are part of Shatford Town Park. There are multiple fields at this park that provide age appropriate sized playing fields for each division of play. By combining the leagues, we have access to multiple fields which will allow us to expand our services.
When you register, you will select a "home" field. You can choose the field that is most convenient for you, regardless of where your player attends school/lives. At the Minors/Majors level, most practices will be scheduled near the home field, however, games will be played equally in Nassau and New Lebanon. Coaches will also be based at the "home" field they select. At the tee ball level, all games and practices will be held at the chosen "home" field. Please note that while preference for "home" field will be taken into account, players may need to be moved to create fair and balanced teams for a positive playing experience for all involved.
Les Hanson Play Ball Fund
Nassau-Shatford Baseball is pleased to offer the Les Hanson Play Ball Fund. As one of the original founders of the Nassau Baseball Association, Mr. Hanson's goal was to bring the sport he loved to his community. With generous donations in his name, we can carry on his legacy. This fund will allow the children of our community who otherwise would not be able to play baseball the opportunity to play the sport that Mr. Hanson loved. If you are unable to pay the registration fees for baseball, please apply for the Les Hanson Play Ball Scholarship Fund. If you'd like to contribute to the fund, please send a check payable to Nassau Baseball Association, PO Box 293, Nassau, NY 12123 and in the memo section indicate "Les Hanson Fund" - any amount is appreciated.
To apply download the form and send to Nassau Baseball Association, PO Box 293 Nassau NY, 12123.
There are three divisions that a child can be eligible to play. The requirements to play in each are as follows:
Tee Ball: 4 years old before August 31st, 2020 and not over 6 years old by April 30th, 2020.
Minor League: 7 years old before April 30th, 2020.
Major League: 10 years old before April 30th, 2020 and not over 12 years old by April 30th, 2020.
*Please note: All registration requirements, including payment, must be completed by opening day for your child to be eligible to play. If you need assistance with payment please download our Les Hanson scholarship application above, or utilize our payment plan when registering online.
|Early Bird by 12/31/19
||Regular from 1/1/20-3/15/20
||Late on or after 3/16/20
|Tee ball $50
||Tee ball $60
||Tee ball $70
Each additional child $30 (The additional child fee is applied to the youngest child’s fees.)
Registrations can be completed online (click login on the top right of the page to create your account) or must be printed from the "documents" section of the website and postmarked by the dates indicated and mailed to:
PO BOX 293
Nassau, NY 12123
Checks made payable to: Nassau Baseball Association (please use this name regardless of home field choice)
* Each player is required to sell raffle tickets as a fundraiser for the league - $20 minimum
** Each player is required to sell one box of candy or opt to ‘buy-out’ for $30. The ‘buy-out’ option must be paid with registration.