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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.
The DGYB Board of Directors held the annual General Membership meeting on Wednesday, November 8th at Lincoln Center. Chairman Chris Dunn presented an agenda that included; review of 2017 programs, recap of 2017 financials by Treasurer Jim Sharwarko, questions from the audience, a review of upcoming program changes and improvements and the election of officers to the Executive Committee. Director Rooney presided over a ballot where both The Chairman Chris Dunn and current secretary Bob Riegler were reelected to serve two year terms.
Many Thanks to those members that did attend. The board very much encourages input from all members.
Stay tuned to dgyb.org for upcoming spring 2018 player and sponsor open registration sometime in December.
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.