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Hammond Optimist Youth Sports

Hammond Optimist Youth Sports (HOYS) is located in Hammond, IN at 1245 North River Drive.  We are located at the intersection of Columbia Avenue and North River Drive.  HOYS is a local organization providing T-Ball, Softball and Baseball to local youth in the community.

Hello, Thank you for visiting Hammond Optimist Youths sports for your children’s baseball and softball program.  Hammond Optimist continues to teach our children life skills not only in baseball and softball but being part of serving our community.  Join the Hammond Optimist family and let us enjoy the process together.

President Jorge Perez

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2024 Fall Ball Signups

Fall Ball Signups start June 19th.  Fall be starts August 24th and will end approximately the 3rd week of October.   There will be no games Labor Day weekend.  For additional signup dates, prices and more info see our signup flyer below.  At this time, there will be no on-line signups. 

2024 18U Babe Ruth State - American All-Star Tournament

Dates: July 17, 2024  to  July 21, 2024

Hosts: Hammond Optimist Youth Sports and Dyer Babe Ruth

Location: HOYS: Riverside Park - North and South Fields
                       Dyer: Field 1

18U Softball Crossroads Torunament

Bracket and Rules:

What each player will need for their season.

From the league,  each player will receive a hat, jersey, pants (w/draw string or belt) and socks.  Each player will share in team gear comprised of bats, catcher’s gear, practice balls, batting helmet and T-Ball teams get a practice hitting Tee.  Each player should get their own fielder's glove, a protective cup (males-mandatory) and plastic/rubber spikes (Babe Ruth will use metal spikes).  Additional items that each player can get are their own bat(s), their own helmet (face mask recommended), batting gloves, fielder's mask, bat bag and their own catcher’s gear if they are a catcher.

Babe Ruth League, Inc. Approved and Non-Compliant Bats

For a list of compliant bats tap on the Official Babe Ruth / Cal Ripken Bat link above.

Hammond Optimist Youth Sports Facilities

All of HOYS' Fields

HOYS Fields-Riverside Park (left) & Optimist Park (right) - Tap on Picture for Directions

Optimist Park

Optimist Park

Softball and Cal RIpken Fields at Optimist Park

Softball Fields 1 & 2 and Cal RIpken Fields 3, 4 & 5 at Optimist Park - Tap on Picture for Directions

Babe Ruth North Field at Riverside Park

Babe Ruth North Field at Riverside Park - Tap on Picture for Directions

Sponsored by Optimist Club Of Hammond

Optimist Club Of Hammond

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The Optimist Club of Hammond is our Major Sponsor.

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