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Deerfield Youth Baseball & Softball Association

DYBA Enters Phase 4

As the state of Illinois enters Phase 4 of the COVID re-entry, DYBA has released new guidelines for play.  Please see below for COVID related documents including the PHASE 4 RETURN TO PLAY GUIDELINES.

Spectator Guidelines for DYBA/DYSBA Games


Please Be Aware of Social Distancing Guidelines


All bleachers will be off limits to spectators. Spectators are required to bring their own seating to the event and will need to practice social distancing. Spectators must stay behind the extended fence line in the outfield. No spectators are allowed in the area deemed for player use. Spectators should also maintain social distancing of six feet between families and spread out around the field and in the common areas. Tents and awnings will not be allowed, however personal umbrellas are allowed.

Spectators are welcome to wear personal protective items but not required to do so if 6ft of social distance can be maintained

Fans will be required to exercise and abide by all social distancing guidelines at all times when on site.

Fans should bring their own chairs and be seated along the foul lines, and in the outfield beyond any fencing or outfield boundaries. Families can sit together but all others must observe the 6-foot guideline or wear a mask.

Spectators should not be interacting with players near the dugout (even if they are family members). If a player requires something from a parent or fan, they should walk over to the spectator.

Thank you as always for your continued support and participation.

  - DYBA/DYSBA Board of Directors

It's (almost) time to PLAY BALL in Deerfield!!!

DYBA is preparing to resume summer baseball as we approach Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan.  While we understand that many families will have concerns due to the COVID Pandemic, DYBA will follow the Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines for youth baseball.  

  • Registration is now OPEN for summer house baseball, house softball, and house softball clinics. Registration can be found HERE 
  • Registration will remain open through July 5th, but please don't hesitate.  Sign up as soon as possible so that we can begin planning leagues.
  • In the event that Phase 4 is delayed and we cannot play competitive baseball, full refunds will be granted.
  • League practices and play are expected to begin upon the opening of Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan (currently estimated to be the first week of July). 
  • The season will run from July 6th through August 15th; conditions permitting.
  • We will follow all appropriate health and safety guidelines in place at that time.
  • A COVID RETURN TO PLAY WAIVER will need to be read and "e-signed" upon registration.
  • Reduced League Fees will be offered:
    • T-Ball - $150
    • Pinto - $185
    • Mustang, Bronco, Pony - $210
    • Colt & Senior Colt - $150

Please sign up soon!!!  The registration period is extremely short as we have a limited time to form leagues and plan schedules due to the COVID situation.  DYBA will be updating the website and will be sending out regular emails as information rolls in.  Please understand that there are many factors outside of DYBA's control that will determine how we proceed with league play.

Thank you as always for your continued support and participation.

  - DYBA/DYSBA Board of Directors




SUMMER 2020 SOFTBALL CLINICS - June 23, 25, 27, & 30

SUMMER 2020 BASEBALL CLINICS - June 22, 23, 24, 25 & 26


Let’s get warmed up and back into the swing of things! Baseball and Softball clinics in small groups for ages 3rd and up. Join us for one or all 4 upcoming baseball or softball clinics.

Space is limited, sign up now. Bring your own glove, water bottle & bat if you have one. Covid waiver required. Parent volunteers welcome, please indicate your interest & availability. 


Fee: $10

Limited to 8 kids per session


 Click on the link below to go to the registration page:


Link to registration site



Updated - 5/31/20

Dear DYBA/DYSBA Community Members and Families,

We have just been advised that the Village of Deerfield has lifted various orders, and will now allow drills, practices, and lessons consistent with our State's Phase 3 guidelines and measures.  This is very exciting news for our players and community, and we are grateful for the hard work of the DPD and Village of Deerfield in moving swiftly on this.  DYBA, as well as other DPD affiliates, is now preparing updated field schedules and requests, which will be sent to the DPD immediately.  We have also already begun the process of conferring with our directors and coaches relative to our return to play under Phase 3 guidelines and expectations, so we will be ready to go as soon as our field requests are accepted and cleared.  We will also be communicating our Phase 3 Guidelines with the community prior to the start of play.

For families involved in travel softball or baseball, you will also be receiving direct communication specific to those programs from our travel directors and coaches. 

For families involved in house league softball or baseball, we will be communicating soon regarding softball/baseball opportunities during Phase 3, as well as regarding registration for upcoming summer house league play in anticipation of Phase 4 implementation.

Please direct all softball/baseball related questions to DYBA, and not the DPD or Village.  We will do our best to assist, thank you.    

We are now just days away from getting back at it.  Thank you for your ongoing support of our young ballplayers during these unprecedented times!          

- DYBA/DYSBA Board of Directors

DYBA COVID documentation - Phase 4 guidelines, protocols, and return to play waiver

Below please find documentation explaining:

  • DYBA Phase 3 guidelines 
  • Protocol for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases

Award Season in Deerfield

On Tuesday, February 4th, the Deerfield Youth Baseball and Softball Association Honored Esteemed Community Members and Volunteers for their tireless efforts...

Read the full story from the Deerfield Patch HERE

Pictured (L to R) are Tatum Danielewicz, Allie Danielewicz, award winner Michael Danielewicz, Immediate Past Commissioner Dan McGrath, former winner Harry Steindler, former winner Beth Sciarretta, Commissioner Paul Chanan, and former winner Lew Bricker

Mike Danielewicz - Winner of the 2019 Harry Steindler Award


Pictured (L to R) are Dan McGrath (Immediate Past Commissioner), Tom Roark, and Paul Chanan (Commissioner)

Tom Roark - Winner of the 2019 DYBA Community Impact Award


Pictured (L to R) are Paul Chanan,  Commissioner), Art Silverman and Dan McGrath (Immediate Past Commissioner)
Art Silverman - Winner of the 2019 DYBA Community Impact Award


Announcing the new DYBA Board of Directors for 2019-2020

On Monday, October 7th, 2019 the following DYBA Board of Directors was officially voted into service.  Congratulations to all new members and welcome.  We look forward to a great year of baseball and softball.

Commissioner                                      Paul Chanan

Assistant Commissioner                        Ryan Twose

Immediate Past Commissioner              Dan McGrath   

Secretary                                            Emily Nagler

Treasurer                                            Art Silverman

Director of House Baseball                    Harley Rosenthal

Directors of House Softball                    Lauren Freedman/Jeseca Killeen

Directors of Travel Baseball                   Todd Rubin/Brandon Nagler

Directors of Travel Softball                     Lara Richie/Jay Silber

Director of Technology/Registration        Joe Sanger

Directors of Fundraising                         Paige Farber/Jeff Samuels

Directors of Equipment                          Matt Lusardi/Renee Haase

Director of Publicity                               Jamie Izaks

Director of Umpires/Scheduler                Mike S

Director of Fields                                   Mike Danielewicz

New Policy Regarding Teammate Requests


The DYBA team selection process is designed to create even teams in each division and attempt to create the most competitive and fun balance for all players involved. Every effort is taken to eliminate the possibility of unbalanced teams. For those reasons, DYBA does not allow friendship requests for its Baseball or Softball teams.  Requests for placement of a child on a team with another child, a specific coach outside of their own parent/guardian, and/or a carpool group will not be considered.

            Simultaneously, acknowledging that parent volunteers are the backbone of the DYBA organization, parent volunteer coaches may request to coach their own child alongside up to one (1) other coach under the following guidelines:

  1. All volunteers who would like to coach must be registered as a Coach/Assistant Coach/Manager in the DYBA registration system and must pass the background check process.
  2. For any coach pairing request to be considered, each of the Coaches/Managers must also request each other to ensure the coach requests are mutual. For Example: If Coach Smith requests to be paired with Coach Jones, then Coach Jones must also request to be paired with Coach Smith.
  3. No more than two (2) coach volunteers can request to be placed on the same team with each other.

DYBA will then make every effort to place the requesting coaches on the same team.  Please note that while every effort will be made, this is not a guarantee.

All siblings/relatives within the same age group will automatically be placed on the same team unless otherwise directed by their parents/guardians.

To request that coaches be placed on the same team, please follow these guidelines. Coach requests are only accepted in the comments section of the coach registration system once registration for that specific league opens. No phone or email requests will be accepted. All correctly submitted coach pairing requests will be recorded for consideration, but, as always, not guaranteed. The DYBA League Board and each of the Baseball/Softball Directors reserve all final decisions on teams to accommodate extenuating circumstances as may be needed.

***** 2019 SHED HOURS *****


Tuesdays:      6:00 PM - 8:00PM

Thursdays:     6:00 PM - 8:00PM

Saturdays:     8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Please email for any requests or shed needs


Shed Days and Hours are subject to change

If you have any issues, we can be reached at



Shed Hours -

If you were unable to return the equipment by that time, please email to make arrangements.


Deerfield Youth Baseball and Softball marched in the Deerfield Fourth of July Parade this year.


There were a lot of players, coaches and families who came to support the league and march in the parade, thank you!

DYBA Mission Statement

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.

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