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Deerfield Youth Baseball & Softball Association





DYBA is excited to announce a DYBA Store!  This is the best place for all your DYBA gear.

We have a number of baseball and softball items available in youth and adult sizes. 

The current order window will END at noon on October 31st. All orders will be delivered/ready for pick up before 11/28 for the holidays!

DYBA donates $1 from every order to organizations supporting youth sports.




$1 from every item ordered will be donated to organizations supporting youth sports.

Proposed DYBA Board of Directors Slate for the 2022 season

Proposed September 14, 2021


Below please see the proposed slate for the DYBA Board for the 2022 season. This slate will be voted on at the next DYBA Board meeting on October 19th, 2021. The public is welcome to bring any issues to the current DYBA board prior to that meeting or attend the meeting on October 19th to voice opposition. 


Commissioner                      Harley Rosenthal

Assistant Commissioner        Michael Danielewicz

Past Commissioner               Paul Chanan

Secretary                            Art Silverman

Treasurer                            Josh Felman

House Baseball                    Logan Rosenthal & Adam Heiman

House Softball                     Jeseca Killeen & Gregg Cooper

Travel Baseball                    Brandon Nagler & Todd Rubin

Travel Softball                     Jay Silber & Ryan Twose

Fields                                 Brandon Bashkin & Mike Irvine

Umpires                              Jake Godzicki & Jeremy Godzicki

Uniforms & Equipment          Erin Cohen & Todd Hagle

Registration & Technology     Jason Schwartz & Brian Andalman

Fundraising                         Matt Goode & Rudy Minasian

Publicity                             Michael Felish & Andrea Becker

COVID-19 Information - updated 05/13/2021


To all DYBA softball and baseball families --

DYBA is continuously monitoring changes and updates regarding COVID-19 protocols issued by the State of Illinois and will continue to follow the guidelines set by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).

As many of you are aware, the IDPH guidelines are not overly clear but in recent days we have received clarification from IDPH and have consulted with the Deerfield Park District regarding the wearing of masks while actively playing baseball and softball.

As of 5/14/21, when the Bridge Phase of Restore Illinois takes effect, DYBA baseball and softball players are no longer required to wear masks while actively playing. Players do have the option to continue to wear masks if they would like. While teams are in the dugouts, at pre and post-game meetings, and other game rituals where distancing is not possible, players will still be required to wear masks.

Coaches and umpires will still be required to wear masks.

Per the Deerfield Park District, distancing and mask requirements for spectators still apply.

We will continue to monitor the IDPH guidelines and update our policy accordingly in coordination with the Deerfield Park District.

We hope you continue to have a wonderful safe season, and good luck to all the girls and boys! DYBA/DYSBA

DYBA COVID documentation - Phase 4 guidelines, protocols, and return to play waiver

Below please find documentation explaining:

  • Quarantining protocol for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases

DYBA is following guidelines set by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

Announcing the DYBA Board of Directors for 2020-2021

On Monday, October 19th, 2020 the following DYBA Board of Directors slate was officially voted in.  Welcome to all new and returning board members.  


2020-2021 DYBA 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

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.

***** 2021 SHED HOURS *****

Please email with any questions  

Co-Directors Renee Haase & Todd Hagle

Tuesday 6:00 - 8:00pm

Thursday 6:00 - 8:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm


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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