Updated - 5/19/20
Dear DYBA Community Members and Families,
After reassessing the situation surrounding COVID-19, DYBA has made the decision to extend the suspension of our house softball and baseball programs through July 4th weekend, with a target resumption date of July 6th or soon thereafter. This date is aligned with our local park district, and takes into primary consideration the health, safety, and well-being of all of our children, families, volunteers, and other community members.
DYBA's travel softball and baseball programs will continue to monitor information from the federal, state, and local governments, as well as from our leagues, tournaments, and neighboring programs, as we move forward with the goal of safely resuming play.
We plan to consider all options with respect to schedule and calendar revision, and will reassess as more information is received. We will continue to communicate all new developments in a timely manner. Thank you for your continued support and understanding, and we wish you good health and well-being during these challenging times.
- DYBA Board of Directors
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
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
RULES FOR DYBA TEAM SELECTION
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:
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.
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!
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.