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Home of Deerfield Youth Baseball & Softball Association


The DYBSA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the below Board of Directors for the 2024 season. This slate was approved at the Board Meeting on November 1, 2023. 

Matt Goode

Assistant Commissioner
Michael Danielewicz

Past Commissioner
Harley Rosenthal

Brian Andalman

Josh Felman
Lee Portman

Mike Irvine
Brandon Bashkin

Joel Seeskin

Uniforms & Equipment
Craig Jaffe
Mike Collins

Registration & Technology
Jason Schwartz
Danny Zalay

House Baseball
Todd Burman
Zach Kaplan

House Softball
Sarah Mysel

Travel Baseball
Andrea Becker
Todd Rubin

Travel Softball
Tom Strauss
Gregg Cooper

Sponsorship & Fundraising
Michael Brandess
Becky Greene

Michael Felish
Paul Chanan

Jodie Waitzman

House Baseball

House Softball

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DYBSA Shed Hours

The Shed is normally open Mon and Thurs from 5-8PM and Sat from 9am-12pm. Please check the Google Doc to ensure it will be staffed.


DYBSA Shed Hours

The Shed is normally open Mon and Thurs from 5-8PM and Sat from 9am-12pm. Please check the Google Doc to ensure it will be staffed.


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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Policy Regarding Teammate Requests


The DYBSA 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, DYBSA 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 DYBSA organization, parent volunteer coaches may request to coach their own child alongside up to one (1) other coach under the following guidelines:

          - All volunteers who would like to coach must be registered as a Coach, Assistant Coach or Manager in the DYBSA SportsEngine registration system and must pass the background check process.

           - 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.

            - No more than two (2) coach volunteers can request to be placed on the same team with each other.

DYBSA will 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 known 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 DYBSA Board and each of the Baseball/Softball Directors reserve all final decisions on teams to accommodate extenuating circumstances as may be needed.

~DYBSA Board of Directors