A Message to our DYBA Community (April 1, 2020):
We hope this message finds you and your families as well as can be expected under these very unusual circumstances. In any normal year, early April would signal the beginning of a new DYBA softball and baseball season. All of us---our young players, coaches, families, and everyone else involved in DYBA, would be yearning for the sound of the crack of the bat, the feeling of grass under our feet, and the beauty of watching the girls and boys of Deerfield playing the sport that many would argue is the greatest game ever invented.
After assessing the current situation surrounding COVID-19, while we are hopeful that the situation allows for DYBA to return to normalcy soon, we now know that we will not be starting the spring season as anticipated. DYBA has made the decision to suspend all activities through April 30th, with a target resumption date of May 1st. This date is in alignment with our community's public school district, taking into primary consideration the health, safety, and well-being of all of our children, families, volunteers, and other community members.
DYBA will continue to monitor, evaluate, and consider all relevant information, and will communicate updates as often as possible. We hope to have our players on the softball and baseball fields as soon as possible, but the fluid nature of this situation makes any target resumption date subject to change. Thank you to all of our community members for your support as we all work through this very unique and challenging time.
Be safe and well, and we look forward to a time when things are back to normal on the fields of Deerfield, and everywhere.
- DYBA Board of Directors
Registration deadlines for Spring House Leagues:
Early bird discount - register on or before January 19, 2020
Baseball registration deadline - March 13, 2020
Softball registration deadline - April 5, 2020
IMPORTANT NOTE 1: There is a $25 early bird discount for all registrations completed ON or BEFORE January 19, 2020.
IMPORTANT NOTE 2: LATE REGISTRATIONS MAY NOT BE HONORED AND ARE SUBJECT TO A $100 LATE FEE. Registrations after the deadlines (March 13th for Baseball and April 5th for Softball) will be at the discretion of the DYBA Commissioner and will be subject to a $100 late fee. PLEASE REGISTER ON TIME.
Click on the link below to go to the registration page:
Find more information on Spring Leagues, click on "Baseball" and "Softball" sections of DYBA website.
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.