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2020 SUMMER PINTO BASEBALL

Summer Pinto is for boys in 1st and 2nd grade in the Fall of 2020.

Season will begin July 6th (Phase 4 of Restore Illinois permitting) and ends August 15th.

Pinto games are once a week in the early evening (approx. 545pm either Tuesdays or Thursdays) and once more on Saturday mornings (approx. 9am or 11am).

Teams are created with a pre-season draft of all eligibie pinto players.

 

**DYBA Pinto League Bat Rules**  At the pinto level, no big barrel bats are allowed. Big Barrel bats are anything with a barrel diameter size of more than 2 1/4". Any such bats will not be allowed to be used at the pinto level

 

Games are 5 innings long but not to exceed the 90 minute time limit.   Outs are kept but score is not.   Coaches pitch to the children and all children bat and play all positions (please see Pinto rules below for more details).  

The success of the season depends on the volunteer parents.  As such, we are in need of Pinto Managers and Coaches for 2020!  No previous coaching experience is necessary.  Games are only an hour and a half long and are a great way to spend time with your child.  If you are interested in coaching , please sign up via the registration link.

 

2017 Pinto All Stars !

CHANGES FOR PINTO BASEBALL

 

DYBA has made a number of changes to both their baseball and softball programs.  These changes are both in response to many suggestions made by YOU over the past seasons, and are consistent with our overall mission of placing more emphasis on the development of our players.

To accommodate these ideas, we've also "remodeled" the traditional schedule we've employed for many seasons.  Below is an outline of the season's arc and our desired result:

WINTER/SPRING CLINICS

Beginning the week of spring break (for those in town) and throughout much of April, we will have pre-season clinics to begin our house league season.  The clinics will be in many cases run by many of the talented coaches from our travel baseball program, as well as some outside instructors and our house league coaches.

The clinics are designed to give players more repetition, instruction and education to better prepare them for the regular season than we've done previously.

NEW-LOOK SCHEDULE

The new schedule is intended to achieve the following results:

  • Allot more time devoted to instruction, practice and training during the early weeks before games begin.
  • Schedule more games each week at the end of the season when the weather is more "baseball weather".

COACH DEVELOPMENT

In addition to helping our players, we also have designed certain things to better help our volunteers who take time to coach our teams.

We're designing a "playbook" that will give our coaches access to practice plans used by our travel coaches as well as high school and collegiate coaches.  This guide will help give our coaches access to a greater variety of drills and plays that are appropriate for the age group of each of our levels.

Logan Rosenthal

Pinto President