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Deerfield Youth Baseball & Softball Association

Announcing the proposed DYBA Board of Directors slate for 2020-2021

On Monday, September 16th, 2020 the following DYBA Board of Directors slate was officially proposed.  At the next DYBA Board meeting on October 19, 2020 the slate will be voted on.  The public has until October 19th to ask questions or raise concerns about the proposed slate by contacting any member of the current Board of Directors.  


2020-2021 DYBA Proposed 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


Topic: 2020 DYBA Annual Meeting (via Zoom)
Time: Oct 19, 2020 08:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 898 2626 3854
Passcode: 988778

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 reminders - COVID-19

Fall-ball softball and baseball families,

Thank you for registering your daughters and sons for one of our fall house leagues! Please review all of the Covid-19 guidelines and procedures on the DYBA home-page before the start of the fall 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 summer 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 fall season, and good luck to all the girls and boys!


2021 Travel Baseball and Softball Tryouts have now been scheduled

Please go to the Travel Baseball and Travel Softball sections of the DYBA website for more information


DYBA Travel Baseball site link


DYBA Travel Softball 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


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 *****

Please email with any questions  

Co-Directors Renee Haase & Todd Hagle

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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