Yes, it is later in the season than we had hoped to get started. Yes, we are somewhat disappointed that we couldn't run a regular baseball season again this Fall. But guess what? None of that matters, because starting Monday, October 12, BASEBALL AT ROGERS PARK IS BACK! We are very excited to officially announce the details about our FREE Fall Sandlot program! There will NOT be a registration for Fall Sandlot. Kids should just come down to Rogers Park on their designated day (schedule below).
As with the Summer sandlot program, there are some guidelines we all must follow to ensure the safety and well-being of our community, and there is also a waiver that everyone must sign prior to being allowed to play baseball at Rogers Park. Please review the guidelines and discuss with your child before coming to the field. Please note that the regulations have changed slightly from the Summer, and the department of public health is asking that anyone down at Rogers Park please wear a mask. They are also limiting the number of spectators to a maximum of 2 per player. After reviewing the updated guidelines, please print and sign the waiver and bring it with you on the first day for your age group. If you do not have a signed waiver, your child will not be able to participate in any baseball activities at Rogers Park. There will NOT be any blank waiver forms available at Rogers Park.
Starting on Monday, October 12, we hope to run the Sandlot program through the last week of October, for a total of 3 weeks. All age groups will meet at Field 1 at 5:30 PM on their designated day of the week, as shown below.
Monday: Majors Division (ages 11&12)
Tuesday: AAA Division (ages 9&10)
Wednesday: AA Division (ages 7&8)
Thursday: A Division (ages 5&6)
It took a little longer than expected to hear back from the City with regards to the field status at Rogers Park, and as of today we can finally provide an update. In coordination with the department of parks and recreation, the department of health, and the Mayor's office, we have been told that we can begin using the baseball fields at Rogers Park for official organized baseball activities on Thursday, October 8.
We are still working out the details, but we are planning to conduct a Sandlot program for all Cal Ripken age groups (5-12) one day a week per age group for about 3 weeks. We anticipate this program will start the week of Monday, October 12. More details coming soon.
We know many of you paid for regular season baseball in the Spring and some more paid in the Fall. Refunds for those who paid for the Fall baseball season are currently being issued, and should be completed within 7-10 business days, if not sooner. Refunds for those who paid for the Spring season are going to take a little bit longer. These refunds have to be done manually via paper checks being sent in the mail, and require a lot more time to process. We expect to be able to finalize all Spring refunds within a 3-4 week time-frame.
We want to sincerely thank each and every one of you for your ongoing patience and your continuing support of Danbury Youth Baseball. We very much hope to be able to return to normal baseball activities in the Spring of 2021. In the meantime, be safe, be patient and be kind.
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:
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.
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.
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