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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.

Fall baseball and softball registration is now OPEN!!!

DYBA is now accepting registrations for Fall Baseball and Softball.  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 Fall house baseball and house softball. Registration can be found HERE 
  • Registration will remain open through August 15th, but please don't hesitate.  Sign up as soon as possible so that we can begin planning leagues.
  • In the event that state COVID restrictions change and we cannot play competitive baseball, full refunds will be granted. 
  • The season will run from August 22nd through October 4th; 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.
  • BASEBALL levels and fees:
    • T-Ball - $100
    • Pinto - $100
    • Mustang, Bronco, Pony - $150
    • Colt - $200
  • SOFTBALL levels and fees:
    • 2 hours on Saturday with fundamentals & scrimmages
    • Girls separated by grades 1-2 and 3-5
    • Fee for all softball is $100

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

2021 Travel Baseball Tryouts have now been scheduled

Please go to the Travel Baseball section of the DYBA website for more information


DYBA Travel Baseball site link

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

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.

***** 2020 SHED HOURS *****


Tuesdays:      6:00 PM - 8:00PM

Thursdays:     6:00 PM - 8:00PM

Saturdays:     8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Please email with any questions  

Co-Directors Renee Haase & Matthew Lusardi

Shed Days and Hours are subject to change



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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