The purpose of the Deerfield Youth Baseball and Softball Association shall be to help promote and maintain high moral character as well as good mental and physical health in the young people involved in the baseball and softball programs. This objective will be attained by providing supervised athletic games. The supervisors shall bear in mind at all times that the attainments of exceptional athletic skill or winning of games is secondary to the objective herein.
DYBA APPRECIATION DAY
SATURDAY, May 18 during the lunch hour
Jewett Park Pavillion
Thanks to all who came by.
Update for May 24, 2013:
The next day's update will be made as soon as practical -- until a decision is made, all fields are always manager's discretion.
DYBA has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to thunder or lightning. The guidance is simple for all house and travel activities both in and outside of Deerfield:
The following conditions require the immediate clearing of all children and adults from fields/diamonds and adjacent areas – the stands – to a covered area including:
1. If the Thorguard system in your park activates;
2. If you hear or are alerted to a Thorguard alarm in another park even if the one at your park is silent;
3. If you or anyone hears thunder even if the Thorguard is silent; or
4. If you or anyone sees lightning even if the Thorguard is silent.
No one should return to a field until 30 minutes after the last lightning is observed or thunder is heard or the Thorguard gives the “all clear.”
DYBA Summer Registration is open.
Summer DYBA Baseball and Softball begin on Monday, June 17, 2013. Summer activities include baseball leagues, boys and girls T-Ball and Date Night in Deerfield -- Summer Softball on Monday Nights.
To register click on the Registration Tab to the left.
Registrations are non-refundable after May 31, 2013. There is a $25.00 service charge on all refunded registrations prior to May 31, 2013.
The 2013 DYBA Spring House Season has begun -- well, sort of. The weather has been tough to say the least. Nonetheless, teams have held practices and played games. Again, thank you for your patience and understanding.
This season will be an exciting one. The baseball and softball directors and their league committees have worked hard to build on our outstanding programs that kicked off with free winter baseball and softball clinics. We know we will be playing games every day of the week. Amidst your busy schedules, look out for baseball and softball All Star Games over Memorial Day Weekend and, for the older players, playoffs in early June. After that, summer baseball begins. Keep an eye out for summer registration, which will open soon.
2013 marks a giant step forward for our travel programs that boasted numerous tournament winning teams in 2012. The DYBA Travel Programs are excited to be hosting two tournaments this year for the first time. As always, the one of a kind DYBA Wooden Bat Tournament will be held over Father’s Day Weekend, June 14 – 16, 2013. More than 50 teams from across Chicagoland come to play in a tournament like no other in our area. In addition, our travel softball program will host the inaugural Warrior Softball Classic, the week before Wooden Bat, on June 7 – 9, 2013. Together, the tournaments will bring 1000 players and their families to Deerfield.
I also wanted to mention two other programs that DYBA is very proud of. The DYBA Golf Outing will be mid-week this year. A chance for grown ups to enjoy a bit of fun and relaxation during the busy baseball and softball season, it is scheduled between our two travel tournaments on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 12, at the Deerfield Park District Golf Course.
Also, Date Night in Deerfield kicks off its fourth summer. Monday night softball clinics and games at Maplewood Park are led by former Deerfield High School Varsity Softball players who come back to teach the game they love. More than 100 girls participated last summer and local restaurants offer dining discounts so that parents really do get a Date Nigh while their daughters attend the Clinics.
I know the rain and cold will end soon, the sun will bring us warmth and our fields will dry. The Deerfield Park District and our Director of Fields have been and continue to work diligently to put the fields back together as soon as the weather allows. Unfortunately, a late, wet winter coupled with the latest April deluge have made readying the fields difficult. Once we resume play anything you can do to assist preparing fields will be appreciated.
On behalf of the DYBA Board of Directors we look forward to seeing you out on the fields. As a reminder, if you would like to volunteer for DYBA, please do so. There is no DYBA without our dedicated volunteers. And remember, some of the best time you can spend with your child is out on a ball field. This season we have a number of adults whose children have graduated through DYBA coming back to coach the games they love.
KEY DATES AND FACTS TO REMEMBER
The 2013 DYBA Spring House Season will end around the time school ends for District 109 -- some leagues will end shortly before that time and some leagues will have playoffs extending past the last day of school by up to a few days. In season weather can always affect scheduling. We may not make up all games or cancelled due to field conditions or weather.
Early May Summer Baseball and Softball Date Night Registration Opens.
Memorial Day Weekend – Baseball and Softball All Star Games.
Warrior Softball Classic, the week before Wooden Bat, on June 7 – 9, 2013.
DYBA Golf Outing, June 12, 2013.
DYBA Wooden Bat Tournament will be held over Father’s Day Weekend, June 14 – 16, 2013.
A typical DYBA House week includes 1 to 2 House weeknight games and/or practices and a game or practice on Saturday. Weeknight night games for most leagues start between 5:30 and 6 p.m. depending upon the age group. Older players may have games "under the lights" with later starts. Saturday games are played in the morning and early afternoon.
DYBA House Leagues are called -- T-Ball, Pinto, Mustang, Bronco and Pony for Baseball and T-Ball, Pinto, Mustang and Bronco for softball.
T-Ball is for Pre-K and Kindergarten
Pinto -- 1st and 2nd grades
Mustang -- 3rd and 4th grades
Bronco -- 5th and 6th grades for baseball and 5th, 6th and 7th grades for softball
Pony -- 7th and 8th grades for baseball
Teams are formed in March before the season begins for the Spring Season. Summer teams are formed in June. Some leagues use drafts to form teams and others use league leadership to form teams. Players may be added throughout a season.
We know our kids have busy schedules. To make teams manageable all registered players are expected to fully participate in their team's activities. We know school, family and other obligations always play a role in every child's life. Nonetheless, to make the player's and his or her teammates experiences the best they can be, players have to be committed to play.
DYBA is an all volunteer run organization. We always need managers, coaches and other volunteers.
If you have further questions about DYBA Baseball or Softball, please click on the appropriate tab or contact our House Baseball (Harry Steindler and David Yanow) and House Softball (Michelle Wasserstrom and Jason Orleans) Directors. Their contact emails and phone numbers can be found on the Board Page.
See you out on the fields,
Lew Bricker - DYBA Commissioner
Spring Registration is closed. We add players as best w can throughout the season.
Summer Registration for Baseball and Summer Softball Date Night in Deerfield will open in early May.
During registration don’t forget to register to volunteer. We always need managers, coaches and volunteers. DYBA is a volunteer led organization. Without volunteers no one can play ball!
All cancelled registrations will be subject to a $25.00 service charge.
The Board meets the first Monday of every month. Additional meetings may be set. For more information please visit the DYBA calendar.
Boys Travel Teams Websites
Travel baseball teams have their own team pages. Click the travel baseball tab at the top of the page and check it out.
Travel tryout dates are now set.
Click Here for Boys Travel Baseball Dates
Girls Travel Softball Tryouts are completed. Additional player spots may be available at some levels. Please contact our travel softball directors for more information at the Board Contacts tab.
Community (DYBA) Members wishing to raise a matter to the Board at a DYBA Board meeting must provide the matter in writing of no more than one page, to the Commissioner at least three (3) business days in advance of the next regularly scheduled open DYBA Board Meeting.
The Commissioner will add the submitted matter to the Agenda for the Board Meeting with the written submission to be provided to the Members of the Board.
At the Board Meeting, DYBA Members each will be given up to five minutes to address the Board with the issues raised. Board members will be permitted to question the DYBA Member and comment.
If a vote is required upon the matter raised by the DYBA Member, it will be conducted at the next regularly scheduled Board Meeting. Votes on presented matters will be permitted at the Meeting in which the matter is presented only if exigent or extreme circumstances exist in the opinion of the Commissioner in consultation with the Board as a whole.
Any DYBA Member presented matters involving or addressing player eligibility for any DYBA sponsored program must be presented at a Board Meeting no less than 60 days prior to the tryout or team formation for the affected player(s) absent exigent or extreme circumstances that may exist in the opinion of the Commissioner in consultation with the Board as a whole. E.g.: This means that if a team tryout is occurring on September 1 and the team announced on or before September 15, then the player eligibility issue must be presented by the Community Member on or before July 2. If the DYBA Board Meeting for July is set for July 8, then the matter must have been presented at the June Board Meeting absent exigent or extreme circumstances as noted above.
Notwithstanding the above, all DYBA members are invited to attend all open Board meetings and, if time allows, may be allowed to question or address the board about general DYBA matters on that meetings agenda.
469 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
(in Lake Cook Plaza)
formerly Joy of the Game Baseball & Softball Academy
1455 Busch Pkwy.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
648 Deerfield Rd.
Deerfield, IL 60015