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Fall Baseball Status - Thursday August 20

Along with the Mayor's comments on Wednesday comes a lot of uncertainty. One thing we are certain of is that the health and well being of our community comes above all else. With that in mind, here's what we know: As of right now, youth sports, including baseball at Rogers Park, are on hold until further notice. We have been in contact with city officials and together, we are evaluating the possibility of having a fall season, potentially beginning sometime later in September than originally planned.

What we are asking from you, our DYB family, is your continued patience. We also ask that if you were planning on registering for the fall season, please do so now. While we don't know for sure if we'll be able to play, what we do know for sure is that if and when we get the go ahead from the city, we NEED to be ready to go right away. Our online registration will remain open until midnight on August 31. PLEASE, if you want to play baseball this fall, go register now so that we can be as prepared as possible when the time comes to play ball. In the event that we are told we cannot play baseball this fall at all, anyone who paid for the fall season will be issued a full refund.

Please note that we will not be issuing individual refunds at this time. Please allow us the time to work with the city to bring baseball back to Danbury this fall and if needed, we will issue refunds when we have to if we are told we can't play.

Once again, please stay safe and thank you for your support.

Fall Baseball

Hi everyone! It's been an interesting summer so far, and as we all begin preparing for our kids going back to school, we at DYB are also busy planning and preparing for our Fall baseball season.

As of right now, it looks like we will be running a season that looks more like a normal baseball season this Fall! That means teams with uniforms, umpires, score keeping and playoffs! We will still be following social distancing guidelines including  no players in dugouts, no group celebrations, no high fives, no chewing gum, no sunflower seeds, no spitting, etc., with more details coming soon. All players and parents will need to sign the COVID-19 waiver as well. The waiver can be downloaded and printed below.

Registration for the Fall season will be online ONLY. There will NOT be any in-person walk-in registrations. Please use the registration links below for player registration and coach application.  Prospective coaches: Please visit the Coach App tab of the Forms & Information page to review all of the requirements for coaching at Danbury Youth Baseball. All required training and documentation must be completed and submitted before you will be allowed on the field as a coach. Coaches will also be required to print and sign the COVID-19 waiver, found below.

Safe Sport Act Information and Resources

Click HERE to learn more about the Safe Sport Act and how it effects managers, coaches, assistants, parent volunteers here at Danbury Youth Baseball.

After reading all of that, you probably still have some questions. Here are the basic facts surrounding this federal legislation, and how it effects us here at DYB.

Signed into law on February 14, 2018, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 (referred to simply as the Safe Sport Act on this page) requires all managers, coaches, board members, as well as any other persons/volunteers, who provide regular service to the league, and/or have repetitive access to, or contact with, players or teams, complete Awareness and Prevention Training.

The Awareness and Prevention Training program is broken into two pieces:

  1. Complete a background screening that includes a check of the applicable government sex offender registry. (A background screening must be completed every two years.) There is a $25.50 fee associated with this background screening.
  2. Complete Abuse Awareness and Prevention Training. This training is conducted online and the course take approximately 1.5 hours to complete, and does not have to be completed in one session. This training is required every two years.

Click HERE for more Frequently Asked Questions regarding this process. This page also contains a link to initiate the background screening and the Awareness and Prevention Training via SportsEngine.
    
The background screening process can take up to 5 business days to complete, so we encourage all board members, managers, coaches, assistants, or anyone who anticipates having involvement in team activities in any significant way to please start this process as soon as possible so there are no disruptions to your ability to be involved.

Bat Regulations

Note: Solid one piece wood bats are permitted for use in all divisions and must conform to Rule 1.10. No laminated or experimental bats shall be used in a game.

For more information on bat regulations, please visit the Bat Regulations page located in the Forms & Info area of our website.

Sponsorship Information

Would you like to become a team or league sponsor?

Please visit the Sponsor Info page to learn about the different levels of sponsorship we offer.

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