As we continue to follow the guidelines set forth by the various Federal, State and City agencies, we wanted to provide you with a brief update on the status of our Spring season at Danbury Youth Baseball.
It is still our goal to pull together a Spring season as soon as it is safe to do so. We can officially confirm for you now that there will be no baseball played in Danbury until at least early May. If conditions allow us to begin playing within the first two weeks of May, we will plan on playing a full (and very busy) Spring season.
With that goal in mind, we are going to extend the online registration period through midnight on Friday April 24. If your child wants to play baseball with us this Spring, please register him/her online now in order to avoid any complications later on as we push to start the season.
As always, we thank you for your dedication to Danbury Youth Baseball and we appreciate your continued patience during this time of uncertainty.
Stay safe, stay home if possible, and don't forget to wash your hands.
We are excited about the upcoming Spring season! Use the registration link below to register online to play baseball at DYB this Spring. This registration is for players aged 5-18. You read that right! DYB now has a program for 5 year olds! Tell your friends and neighbors!
Prospective coaches can also register now using the Coach registration link below, but PLEASE make sure you visit the Coach App tab of the Forms & Information page to review all of the current requirements for becoming a coach.
Any current Babe Ruth aged player may also register to be a youth umpire at this time. Youth umpires are needed for our Double A division this season.
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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