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PLEASE READ THIS MESSAGE IN ITS ENTIRETY REGARDING AGES, REGISTRATION DEADLINES AND LATE FEES.
Effective December 1, 2017, DGYB Age Rules for our Youth Leagues (Ages 9-12) and Developmental Leagues (Ages 6-8) have been modified to conform with the player's grade in school. Therefore, the baseball age is based on the player's age as of August 31, 2018. Note that Babe Ruth League ages did not change with one exception: for Age 13 only, DGYB Babe Ruth includes all players who will be 13 as of August 31, 2018. For ages 14-16 Babe Ruth League still follows the national organization age cutoff of April 30, 2018.
Instructional (Ages 6-7), Rookie (Age 8), and Youth (Ages 9-12) Leagues will close on February 28, 2018. After that date, players will be waitlisted. Babe Ruth Registration will stay open until March 20. For players at all levels who register after February 28 a $15 late registration fee will apply.
Refunds will be issued only for players withdrawing prior to March 1.
April 2 Practice begins for ages 6-12
April 7-10 Practice begins for ages 13-16
May 5 DGYB Parade on Main St. (7:45-9:00 am)
May 5 Games begin for ages 6-13
May 7 Picture Day at Herrick Middle School ages 6-12
May 8 Games begin for Babe Ruth American; May 19 for BR National
May 25-28 Memorial Day No games for ages 6-12; ages 13-16 will play Friday & Saturday, Sunday if necessary
Wed, June 13 DGYB White Sox Outing
June 26 ages 6-8 finish the season
July 14 ages 9-12 finish playoffs
July 10-20 ages 13-16 finish seasons and playoffs
Spring Season - Click on the baseball image to register!
Winter Skills Camp - Click on the snowman image to register!
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Joe Koma, the longtime DGYB Director of Field Maintenance, passed away suddenly on January 5, 2018. Joe was a selfless volunteer who worked countless hours maintaining our playing fields and field equipment. He was the ultimate behind the scenes volunteer who made our fields playable even in conditions that shut down fields elsewhere. Joe also served many years as a Scoutmaster. Downers Grove lost a true friend to our youth.
Our Condolences to Joe's family. His colleagues on the DGYB Board will miss Joe greatly.
In Memory- Joe Koma, Our Friend and Colleague
The Downers Grove-based DG Dragons travel baseball program will join the DGYB Travel League for the upcoming 2017-18 season.
This additional DGYB offering will help meet current DGYB goals:
1) Ensure that DGYB is the preferred destination for Downers Grove baseball players
2) Create a complete range of options for players for their development and enjoyment
3) Build a roadmap of options for youth players to play within DGYB as long as they want to play baseball
The DG Dragons have operated successfully for ten years and are led by founder Dan O’Connell. Dan will become an Executive Board Member on the DGYB Travel League Board. The DG Dragons will continue to operate as an independent entity and brand within the guidelines and policies of DGYB. Longshots Baseball, the existing program in the DGYB Travel League, will continue to operate independently as well.
Rob Rooney, DGYB Travel League President, believes this addition to the League will allow for a complete range of offering to players and teams looking to play quality travel baseball. “The DG Dragons program is highly aligned with DGYB values and purpose. Where both Longshots Baseball and DG Dragons will continue work independently, there are a number of leveragable opportunities to build on to offer a premier travel experience to DG players.”
DGYB Leagues include Developmental (6-8), Youth (9-12), Babe Ruth (13-16), and Travel (9-18). DGYB also offers an umpire program and a Fall baseball program.
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