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Looking to participate in a sport that requires skill, strength, strategic thinking and the desire to play as part of a team?  Whatever level you play at, baseball can enhance your life, improving fitness, strength and coordination.

Whether you are looking to play casually in our recreational league or competitively with one of our traveling teams, you'll find our organization to be a great place to learn new skills and meet new friends.

Danbury Youth Baseball

Our league's mission is to create an environment where children can learn fundamental baseball skills and develop a lifelong love for the game.

Our program serves boys and girls from 4 to 12 years old. Emphasis is placed on learning fundamental skills, sportsmanship and respect for the rules of the game. All our coaches undergo yearly background screening, participate in coaching clinics and work with local training facilities to enhance their skills. Players participate in bi-weekly practices and 2 -3 games per week.

Our vision is to continue to provide a best in class baseball experience for all our players and families. To achieve this goal we have partnered with local trainers and experienced coaches & players to capitalize on the latest skill drills and techniques. We are committed to enhancing our community involvement though events like our Danbury Youth Baseball day, volunteer programs and ongoing college scholarship program.

Please visit us at 3 Memorial Drive Danbury, CT and see what we have to offer. You can also contact us on our social media channels or via email at contact@danburyyouthbaseball.com.

General Information

Danbury Youth Baseball is proud to offer free winter workout sessions at the Danbury Sports Dome. These winter sessions are for players ages 7 - 12 and are designed to keep the kids engaged in baseball activities during the off season. The sessions generally take place in February and March, leading right into our spring season at Rogers Park.

Our spring season generally starts with practices during the week of Danbury Public School's spring break, with games beginning in mid-April, and runs through the end of May. Our fall season generally starts with practices beginning around Labor Day and games beginning a few weeks later. The fall season runs through the end of October. The number of practices and games in each season will depend on the age group (Division), the number of teams, and the weather.

Our registration costs are as follows:

Single A Division - $50
Double A Division - $100
Triple A Division - $150
Majors Division - $175

Registration includes a team uniform (includes a dry-fit jersey, a hat and a pair of baseball socks). Parents are responsible for providing their child with a baseball glove, a pair of baseball pants, a pair of molded rubber cleats, and a protective cup. Players may also bring their own batting helmet and baseball bat. Helmets and bats that can be shared by the team are also available for each team.

More information can be found by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Travel Program
Our travel program competes in the Cal Ripken tournament trail as well as the Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League. We generally have teams at the 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U and 12U levels. Tryouts for the travel teams at the 9U - 12U level generally take place in the middle of December, with winter workouts starting in mid to late January. The 8U team holds tryouts during the first few weeks of the spring in-house season. Our 8U team either participates in the Friendship Tournament (machine pitch) or the Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League, as well as the Cal Ripken tournament trail.

The registration fee for our travel program is about $275 for 8U, and about $625 for 9U-12U. The 9U-12U registration fee includes winter workouts at Coastal Athletics and those teams generally play more total games, which costs the league more money, resulting in a higher registration fee.

More detailed information regarding dates, times, schedule, and costs will be communicated by the manager of each team after the team has been selected.

There is no cost to tryout for a team. Trying out for a team does not guarantee a spot on a team. All roster spots are earned and determined by the coaching staff of each team every year.

Our Divisions

Single A (A) - Ages 4 - 6
Our Single A division is designed to introduce the game to our youngest players. The game at this age is played with a real baseball and pitches are delivered by the coach of the batting team, either front toss or side toss, to allow for more balls to be put in play. The season schedule will consist of 1 mandatory team practice, and at least 1 game every weekend. Depending on the number of teams that make up the division in each season, there may be 2 games on the weekends. Teams will be determined by members of the Executive Board, not a player draft.

Games in this division will consist of 30 minutes of instructional clinic time, followed by an hour of game time. The total time will not exceed 1 hour and 30 minutes from the actual (not scheduled) start of clinic time.


Double A (AA) - Ages 7 & 8
The Double A division is designed to introduce players to live pitching. At the beginning of each season for the first four games, a coach of the batting team will deliver pitches to the batters. After the first four games, we will move to a modified player pitch format. The pitcher’s mound will be adjustable between 46 feet and 40 feet from home plate depending on each youth pitcher’s ability. The bases are 60 feet apart. The season schedule will consist of 1 team practice, and at least 1 game every weekend. Depending on the number of teams that make up the division in each season, there may be 2 games on the weekends. The season will conclude with single-elimination playoffs. Teams in Double A are determined by members of the Executive Board, not a player draft.

A complete game in this division will be 6 innings or 2 hours from the actual (not scheduled) start of the game, whichever comes first.


Triple A (AAA) - Ages 9 & 10
In the Triple A division, we will continue to build upon a foundation of fundamental baseball and general athletic skills. Coaches at this level are encouraged to continue moving players into as many different positions as possible throughout the season. The pitcher’s mound will be 46 feet from home plate and the bases will be 60 feet apart. Pitchers are now limited by a pitch count, instead of the 2 innings per game maximum. The season schedule will consist of 1 or 2 team practices, and at least 1 game every weekend. Depending on the number of teams that make up the division in each season, there may be 2 games on the weekends. The league will attempt to coordinate specialty clinics throughout the season for pitching, catching, position play, hitting, etc. The season will conclude with single-elimination playoffs. Teams are determined by a player draft comprised of all registered players for the Triple A division.

A complete game in this division will be 6 innings or 2 hours from the actual (not scheduled) start of the game, whichever comes first.


Majors - Ages 11 & 12
The Majors division is where players begin to make the adjustment to a more advanced game. Leading, pick off moves, balks, the infield fly rule, and the dropped 3rd strike rule are all introduced at this age. This is also when players begin their transition to a larger field. The pitcher’s mound is 50 feet from home plate, and the bases are 70 feet apart. We will continue to build upon a foundation of fundamental baseball and general athletic skills and may also begin to find specific positions where players can succeed. The season schedule will consist of 1 or 2 team practices, and at least 1 game every weekend. Depending on the number of teams that make up the division in each season, there may be 2 games on the weekends. The league will attempt to coordinate specialty clinics throughout the season for pitching, catching, position play, hitting, etc. The season will conclude with single-elimination playoffs. Teams are determined by a player draft comprised of all registered players for Majors division.

A complete game in this division will be 6 innings or 2 hours from the actual (not scheduled) start of the game, whichever comes first.

Our History

Danbury Youth Baseball was born out of a dream to create a best in class facility to learn and play baseball. In 1934, Cephas B. Roger donated 25 acres of swampy land to the City of Danbury to create a community park. By 1941 Roger’s Park opened and over the next 10 years, more than a dozen acres were added. One of the buildings, the War Memorial, was built as a tribute to serve living servicemen and honor fallen soldiers. The first ball field was constructed in the early 1960’s.

For the next 15 years, there was only one baseball diamond with the remaining acres around the park still swamp land. In the late 1970’s three additional diamonds were added, including the Roger’s Park ball field by using fill to firm up the soil. Field 2 was added in the early 1980’s. The current “Blockhouse” was constructed in 1992.

Today’s Danbury Youth Baseball program is designed to provide the highest level of instruction coupled with a competitive baseball experience.

Our program serves boys and girls from 5 to 18 years old. Emphasis is placed on learning fundamental skills, sportsmanship and respect for the rules of the game. All our coaches undergo yearly background screening, participate in coaching clinics and work with local training facilities to enhance their skills. Players participate in bi-weekly practices and 2 -3 games per week.

The summer program, commonly known as “Travel Baseball” has produced a World Series win in 1999, sent 3 other teams to World Series play and won numerous district, state and regional trophies. In 2013 we fielded 13 travel teams with over 150 boys and girls playing summer ball. We also started a new Babe Ruth program called “Xtreme” baseball. This division is designed to provide travel level baseball in the spring and fall.

Our vision is to continue to provide a best in class baseball experience for all our players and families. To achieve this goal we have partnered with local trainers and experienced coaches & players to capitalize on the latest skill drills and techniques. We are committed to enhancing our community involvement though events like our Danbury Youth Baseball day, volunteer programs and ongoing college scholarship program.

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As a registered 501c3 non-profit organization, Danbury Youth Baseball uses 100% of all funds raised to improve our programs, facilities and fields. We do not have a paid executive board and our entire operation is run by an all-volunteer board.

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