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Deerfield Youth Baseball & Softball Association




Announcing the opening of the official DYBA store!!!




DYBA is excited to announce the opening of the new DYBA store - the best place for all your DYBA gear.

We have a number of baseball and softball items available in youth and adult sizes. 


Find the DYBA store HERE --> DYBA Store


The first order window will end March 15th.  Orders will be available for pickup or delivery 2-3 weeks after March 15th. 

$1 from every item ordered will be donated to organizations supporting youth sports.

Return to Play Spring 2021 baseball and softball reminders - COVID-19

To all softball and baseball families -- 

Thank you for registering your daughters and sons for one of our spring house leagues! Please review all of the Covid-19 guidelines and procedures on the DYBA home-page before the start of the season.

As an affiliate of the Deerfield Park District, we work with the Village of Deerfield on safety measures and protocols. Based on some spectator social distancing issues from the 2020 summer & fall leagues, we are asking the following this fall:

Each family of a player is strongly encouraged to either:

1. Limit your family’s spectator group to only parents and siblings of your player, or

2. If non-parents or siblings are attending, limit the total number of spectators for your player to four (4) fans.

This will help with social distancing measures, which will in-turn allow DYBA to continue using our wonderful Deerfield fields. Also, please remember that when social distance of 6 ft cannot be maintained, face coverings are required.

Have a wonderful safe season, and good luck to all the girls and boys!


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

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.

Spectators must wear face coverings, masks and maintain 6 feet of social distancing at all times

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 and 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




Register TODAY for DYBA 2021 Spring Baseball and Softball.

The Spring season will run from 4/5/21 through 6/12/21 and you'll see specific league information on the BASEBALL and SOFTBALL tabs on

Sign up on the DYBA Registration Site and don’t forget to sign up as a Coach!

Parent volunteers are the backbone of the DYBA Organization and we are always looking for the help!

Important Registration Info:

  • DYBA is pleased to offer an early bird discount before moving to a tiered fee structure. You’ll find the list of dates below:
    • $25 DISCOUNT until January 18, 2021
    • Normal Cost (varies by program) from January 19, 2021 through March 14, 2021
    • $50 Late Fee (AND subject to team availability) from March 15, 2021 through April 5, 2021
    • $75 Late Fee (AND subject to team availability) after April 5, 2021

Our goal is not to have to impose fees so please sign up early!

We are looking forward to our best season yet!

Announcing the DYBA Board of Directors for 2020-2021

On Monday, October 19th, 2020 the following DYBA Board of Directors slate was officially voted in.  Welcome to all new and returning board members.  


2020-2021 DYBA Board

Commissioner - Harley Rosenthal

Assistant Commissioner - Michael Danielewicz

Past Commissioner - Paul Chanan

Secretary - Art Silverman

Treasurer - Josh Felman

House Baseball Co-Directors - Logan Rosenthal / Adam Heiman

House Softball Co-Directors - Jeseca Killeen / Matt Lusardi

Travel Baseball Co-Directors - Todd Rubin / Brandon Nagler

Travel Softball Co-Directors - Lara Ritchie / Jay Silber

Director of Fields - Ryan Twose

Director of Umpires - Michael Strauss

Equipment and Uniforms Co-Directors - Renee Haase / Todd Hagle

Registration/Technology Co-Directors - Joe Sanger / Brian Andalman

Fundraising Co-Directors - Lauren Freedman / Matt Goode

Publicity Co-Directors - Michael Felish / Andrea Becker

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


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.

***** 2021 SHED HOURS *****

Please email with any questions  

Co-Directors Renee Haase & Todd Hagle

Tuesday 6:00 - 8:00pm

Thursday 6:00 - 8:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm


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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