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Welcome to Bel Air Youth Baseball!

Welcome to the Youth Baseball Page of the Bel Air Recreation Council! 

Organizationally, we strive to provide a safe, fun, and fundamental baseball experience for the Bel Air area community in Harford County MD.  We offer both Recreational League play and a Travel Program for all youth age groups from T Ball all the way to the 90' Diamond. We're operated by volunteers, and are actively seeking front office volunteers/board members to help achieve our goals, as well as coaches and age group commissioners. If you are interested, please feel free to reach out by using the feedback button down the left side of this page.

See you on the diamonds!

Jay Krieger - Baseball Commissioner 


Fall Rec Baseball

Registration is open! 

Travel Team registrations are open for 12U & 13U 

13U Fall travel tryouts will be held on Sunday, August 26th at 1pm at Bel Air High School JV field. 

9/10 is waitlisting

11/12 is waitlisting 

13/15 is waitlisting

We will continue to waitlist and see if we have enough interest for a second team and a second coach. (Field availability is also a concern). 


We’re excited to announce that we are fielding 1 team each of 9/10, 11/12, and 13/15 to play in the Harford County Recreational Baseball League. This will be first come first serve up to 12 players each, and we will wait list from there. Games are Sundays at various fields in the county, and there will be one practice here in Bel Air during the week. The cost is $80 for 9/10 and 11/12 & $85 for 13/15.


For Fall Travel Baseball, please be sure you’re communicating with the respective coaches noted here. Teams will be forming in August, and whether there are try outs or not, will be determined by interest levels. 


2018 Baseball Board

Program Coordinator – League Commissioner - Jason Krieger 

Recreational Baseball Age Group Commissioners

  • 4-6 – Chris Harrison - 
  • 7-8 - Jim Quinn - 
  • 9-10 - Tim Hild -
  • 11-12 – Chris Correa- 
  • 13-15 – Dave Labella - 
  • Umpire Coordinator - Open - coordinate scheules with HCUA on all league games

Travel Coordinator – 8-12- Chuck Wheeler

  • 8U - Open
  • 9U - Jason Krieger
  • 10U  - Ben Battaglia
  • 11U - John Racazky
  • 12U - Chuck Wheeler

Travel Coordinator – 13+ - Todd Schertzer -   

  • 13U - Gary Shertzer
  • 14U - Pete Langbein
  • 15U - Austin Boyd
  • 16U - Todd Shertzer
  • 17U - Mike Cusimano      

Equipment Manager – Tim Allgire 

Facilities/Fields Manager – Open

Registration Manager – Adrienne Allgire

Fundraising Manager - Open - Develop new sponsorships and maintain current partners

Player Safety Advocate – Dave Labella

Member at Large – Dave Niedzialkowski



2018 Bat Standard Update


Happy Holidays from the Bel Air Baseball family to yours!


A quick update in relation to the new USABat Standard for 2018’s baseball season.


Recreational Baseball - In Age Groups 7/8, 9/10, and 11/12, the USABat standard will not be enforced in the upcoming 2018 Season, but the new bats will be permitted if you purchased one already.


By definition of stamps you see on the bats - BPF 1.15 Bats with 2 1/4 Barrels and the USABats with 2 1/4 and 2 5/8 Barrels will all be allowed in rec baseball.


13-15 will have no change to last year, and BBCOR is still the standard


Travel Baseball - Our travel teams play in several different leagues, so your safest bet is to contact your age’s coach here -  Travel Contact Page if you have questions.


  • 8U-12U - Essentially you can’t go wrong with a USABat in Travel, however the design of these bats have slightly less “pop” than the BPF standard, and as such, if the respective league/tournament allows for BPF, you may swing the “old bats”. As a note HCTB is enforcing the USABat standard.


  • 13U-17U the standards are BPF and BBCOR, and as above, you should consult with your age group coach or travel coordinator.


A good article on the subject can be found here - https://www.justbatreviews.com/usa-baseball-bat-standard-change-2018


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