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.
Our Sandlot program is off to a great start! Here are a few pictures of some of the younger kids getting some instruction from one of our coaches.
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We are very excited to officially announce the details of our Summer Sandlot program! After a lot of hard work and many conversations with various city officials, Rogers Park is currently scheduled to officially open on Monday July 6. As long as that date stays on track we are planning to start our Summer Sandlot program on Monday July 13. 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 (including parents) must sign prior to being allowed to play baseball at Rogers Park. Below you will find links to these documents. Please review the guidelines and discuss with your child before coming to the field. Please also print and sign the waiver (1 copy for any parents who will be down at Rogers Park, and 1 copy for each player who will participate in the Summer Sandlot program) 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.
Each age group will have a designated day of the week, beginning on Monday July 13 as follows, and will run from 6:00 PM until about 7:45 PM. We hope to be able to offer this program through the week of August 10-14.
Monday, Field 1: Majors Division (ages 11&12)
Tuesday, Field 4: AAA Division (ages 9&10)
Wednesday, Field 4: AA Division (ages 7&8)
Thursday, Field 4: A Division (ages 5&6)
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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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