Major League Baseball® Jr. Home Run Derby™ powered by @MLBdevelops (Jr.HRD™) strives to provide youngsters an opportunity to showcase their hitting skills in an exciting, free, grassroots home run hitting contest. Jr.HRD™ strives to build strong relationships with local youth organizations by ensuring effective communication, supplying consistent and timely information, and by delivering all materials on schedule to provide the highest quality program of its kind.
Participants and Eligibility
•Jr.HRD™ is FREE for participants and hosting organizations.
•All boys and girls 14 years of age and under are welcome to participate in one of two age groups: 12U and 14U
•Age is determined as of July 17, 2021
•All participants must have their parent or guardian REGISTER ONLINE at JrHRD.com/find prior to competition.
•Parents/guardians should be ready and able to show proof of participant age (copy/picture of birth certificate, etc.)
•In the event of threatening weather conditions, cancellations and rescheduling will be determined by the Local Competition Host at the competition site.
•Jr.HRD™ endorses proper conduct and good sportsmanship.
•Major League Baseball®, LEJ Sports Group and hosting organizations of Jr.HRD™ reserve the right to make rulings and recommendations regarding the competition events determined to be in the best interest of the program. All rulings and recommendations are final.
•Participation in Jr.HRD™ authorizes Major League Baseball® and LEJ Sports Group to use participant’s name, likeness and other personal rights for promotional use without compensation.
Day of Event
•Each participant is responsible to bring their own batting helmet and bat
•Parents, family members, guardians and spectators will not be allowed at the lower level of the field in order to comply with social distancing protocols
•We ask that hitters not arrive any more than 30 minutes prior to their scheduled batting time
•Hitters are highly encouraged to leave the field area once they are finished hitting
•Winning participants will be notified by the Recreation & Community Services Department