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Registration for 2024 DYA Spring/Summer Rec Baseball is CLOSED as the season is underway.

DYA Fall Baseball registration is OPEN.

Fall Baseball is a two-day-a-week recreational program for pre-K through 9th grade boys & girls consisting of 4 preseason practices and up to 10 games. All activities are held on Monday & Wednesday evenings from August 19-October 7.

Visit the
DYA Fall Baseball webpage for more information and to register.

Scroll down this page for information about DYA Spring/Summer Rec Baseball.

2024 Recreational Baseball - Program Information

2024 Spring/Summer Recreational Baseball
Mondays-Thursdays & Saturdays
Pre-K: May 18-June 29
K-6th Grade: April 9-June 29
7th-8th Grade: April 25-July 14
9th-12th Grade: May 7-July 14

The DYA Recreational Baseball program is open to pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade boys & girls and consists of 8 divisions. Players must be registered to play with their grade level.

All DYA Rec Baseball activities take place Monday-Thursday & Saturdays. Fridays & Sundays will only be utilized for make-ups, if necessary.

Middle school and high school students playing baseball for their school team are eligible to play DYA Rec Baseball. The Junior Pony, Pony, and Senior Pony leagues begin their regular seasons following the conclusion of the school baseball season.

League & Grade Level (2023-2024 school year):

Wiffle Ball: Pre-Kindergarten
Rookie Coach Pitch League: Kindergarten
Class A Coach Pitch League: 1st & 2nd Grade
Class AA League: 3rd & 4th Grade
Class AAA League: 5th & 6th Grade
Junior Pony League: 7th & 8th Grade
Pony League: 9th & 10th Grade
Senior Pony League: 11th & 12th Grade


Wiffle Ball League:
Wiffle Ball teams are scheduled for 4 preseason practices and 8 games, generally two events per week, one on a weeknight (Monday-Thursday) and one on Saturday. Weeknight activities begin between 5:30 PM-6:30 PM. Saturday activities begin between 10:30 AM-1:00 PM. Practices (1 hour) begin May 18. Games begin the week of June 3, and the season is scheduled to end on June 29. Games and practices are held at Scottish Corners Elementary School & Wyandot Elementary School. Wiffle Ball is for pre-kindergartners in the season of play and entering kindergarten the following fall.

Rookie Coach Pitch & Class A Coach Pitch Leagues:
Teams are scheduled for up to 8 preseason practices, 2 in-season practices and 14 games. Weeknight practices begin the week of April 8 and continue through mid-May. Games begin May 4 and are played on weeknights (Monday-Thursday) and Saturday afternoons or evenings. Games and practices are held primarily at Avery Park with occasional sessions at Emerald Fields, Scottish Corners Elementary School and Wyandot Elementary School. The season is scheduled to end on June 29.

Class AA League: Teams are scheduled for up to 8 preseason practices, 2 in-season practices and 14 games. Weeknight practices begin the week of April 8 and continue through mid-May. Games begin May 4 and are played on weeknights (Monday-Thursday) and Saturday afternoons or evenings. Games and practices are held at Avery Park. The season is scheduled to end on June 29.

Class AAA League: Teams are scheduled for up to 8 preseason practices, 14 games, and a postseason tournament. Weeknight practices begin the week of April 8 and continue through May 2. Games begin May 4 and are played on weeknights (Monday-Thursday) and Saturday afternoons or evenings. Games and practices are held at Avery Park. The regular season is scheduled to end on June 20 and the postseason tournament is scheduled for June 22-29.

Junior Pony League: Teams are scheduled for up to 8 preseason practices and 12 games plus a postseason tournament in the Central Ohio Baseball Recreational Association (C.O.B.R.A.) League. Weeknight practices begin the week of April 22 and continue through May 16. Games begin May 18 and are played on weeknights (Monday-Thursday) and Saturday afternoons or evenings. Home games are played at Avery Park. Away games are played in neighboring communities. Visit the C.O.B.R.A. Facebook page. The regular season is scheduled to end July 7. The postseason tournament is scheduled for July 8-14.

Pony & Senior Pony Leagues: Teams are scheduled for 6 preseason practices and 12 games plus a postseason tournament in the Central Ohio Baseball Recreational Association (C.O.B.R.A.) League. Practices begin the week of May 6 and continue through May 23. Practices are held at Avery Park. Games begin May 28 and are played on weeknights (Monday-Thursday) and Saturday afternoons or evenings. Home games are played at Avery Park. Away games are played in neighboring communities. Visit the C.O.B.R.A. Facebook page. The regular season is scheduled to end July 7. The postseason tournament is scheduled for July 8-14.

Scheduling Information (K-12th Grade):
Prior to the start of the regular season, teams are scheduled for two weeknight (Monday-Thursday) practices per week. Practices begin at 5:30 PM or 7:00 PM and are 90 minutes in length. Typically, teams practice Monday/Wednesday one week and Tuesday/Thursday the following week.

From May 4-23, all weeknight games begin at 6:15 PM and Saturday games begin between 3:00 PM-7:30 PM. After Memorial Day, weeknight games begin at various times in the evening (between 6:00 PM-8:15 PM). Weeknight Rookie Coach Pitch games begin at 6:15 PM. Weeknight Class A games begin at 6:00 PM or occasionally under the lights at 7:45 PM. Class AA and older leagues begin at 6:00 PM or occasionally under the lights 8:15 PM. Saturday game start times are between 10:45 AM-7:15 PM.

Time Limit for Games:

Wiffle Ball games are 6 or 7 innings and have a 1-hour time limit.
Rookie Coach Pitch games are 6 innings and have a 1-hour-30-minute time limit.
Class A, Class AA, & Class AAA games are 6 innings and have a 1-hour-45-minute time limit.
Junior Pony, Pony, & Senior Pony games are 7 innings and have a 2-hour time limit.
No new inning may begin after the time limit is reached.

Memorial Day Weekend Break: No practices or games are scheduled from Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27. 

Rainouts & Rescheduling: Rainouts will be rescheduled throughout the season. The expectation is that at least 12 games will be played. For weather updates, visit DYA.com/Weather.

League Fees:
Wiffle Ball fee is $90*, plus the cost of jerseys, if you need them.
Rookie Coach Pitch League fee is $100*, plus the cost of jerseys, if you need them.
Class A Coach Pitch League fee is $100*, plus the cost of jerseys, if you need them.
Class AA League fee is $130*, plus the cost of jerseys, if you need them.
Class AAA League fee is $130*, plus the cost of jerseys, if you need them.
Junior Pony League fee is $130*, plus the cost of jerseys, if you need them.
Pony League fee is $145*, plus the cost of jerseys, if you need them.
Senior Pony League fee is $145*, plus the cost of jerseys, if you need them.
*an additional $20 was added on March 1

Financial assistance is available through the DYA Grant Program for families that qualify. For more information, visit the DYA Grant Program webpage: DYA Grant Program

Jerseys: All players are required to wear the DYA green (home) or gray (away) baseball jersey for league play. The jerseys are the same as last year. The cost is $40 to purchase the pair of jerseys. Sizes available: Youth-Small, Youth-Medium, Youth-Large, Adult-Small, Adult-Medium, Adult-Large, Adult-XL, and Adult-XXL.

DYA Baseball jerseys were redesigned in Spring 2023. Click HERE to view the design. This season, players have the option to wear either the older pre-2023 design or the newer design.

Equipment: All players receive a team hat. Batting helmets, catcher's gear (chest protector, shin guards, helmet, and catcher's mitt) and baseballs are provided by DYA. Left-handed catcher's mitts are available upon request.

Cleats are strongly recommended for all K-12th grade players. Metal cleats are not allowed in 6th grade and younger leagues. Metal cleats are legal in 7th grade and older leagues. Players are required to wear the DYA Baseball green (home) or gray (away) game jersey (new or old design), baseball pants (gray, white, or black), and must wear a glove in the field. These items are not included in the registration fee.

For pre-K Wiffle Ball, parents should provide baseball pants and playing shoes (tennis shoes or cleats).

Bat Information
:
K-6th Grade: DYA has fully transitioned to the 2018 USA Baseball Bat Standard (USABat). If you are purchasing a new baseball bat, purchase one with the USA Baseball Logo. Visit the USA Baseball Website for more information: http://usabat.com. 
7th-12th Grade: Participants must use a BBCOR -3 bat. No other bats will be permitted except wood bats.

DYA encourages the sharing of bats with teammates who may not have one.

Coaches Needed: Dublin Youth Athletics is a volunteer organization of parents providing sports programs for kids. Parents can register to coach their child's team during player registration or by clicking "Volunteer" on the user account page at DYA.comCoaches Corner

Preseason Coaches' Meetings:
Wiffle Ball: Monday, May 6, 7:30 PM to 8:15 PM @ DYA Office
Rookie Coach Pitch & Class A: Monday, April 1, 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM @ DYA Office
Class AA: Monday, April 1, 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM @ DYA Office
Class AAA: Tuesday, April 2, 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM @ DYA Office

Team Notification: Families will be notified of their team placement and roster a day or two following the preseason coaches' meeting.

Teammate/Coach Requests:
Teams in the 4th grade & younger leagues are assigned by the league office and all teammate/coach requests are usually able to be granted.
For 5th grade and older leagues, DYA will honor up to two teammate requests per player. These requests must be mutual to be considered.

The intent is to help kids play with their friends. DYA reserves the right to place limits on requests if the rules are being utilized to build teams for reasons other than stated. Be sure to include any teammate/coach requests on the registration form. To add teammate/coach requests after registering, email the DYA Office at [email protected].

Picture Day: Picture Day for K-8th Grade teams is Saturday, May 18. Picture Day for Wiffle Ball (Pre-K) is Saturday, June 15. The photographers kindly ask that you arrive 1 hour prior to your team's start time to take individual photos. Team photos will be taken after all individual photos are complete. Pictures take place near the field where your game that day is scheduled. Photographers will have extra order forms available on Picture Day. Picture Day services are provided by Midwest Sports.

Medals/Trophies:
4th grade & younger leagues: Participation medals are awarded to all players at the end of the season.
5th grade & older leagues: Trophies are awarded to players on all postseason tournament champion & runner-up teams.

Ball Diamond Locations:
Avery Park - 7401 Avery Rd
Darree Fields - 6259 Cosgray Rd
Emerald Fields - 4040 Wyandotte Woods Blvd
Scottish Corners Elementary School - 5950 Sells Mill Dr
Wyandot Elementary School - 5620 Dublinshire Dr
Map of Avery Park & Emerald Fields (PDF)

Avery Park, Darree Fields and Emerald Fields have automated external defibrillators (AEDs) available in case of emergency. AEDs are portable, life-saving devices designed to treat people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, a medical condition in which the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly. AED Locations at City of Dublin Parks (PDF)

Concessions/Snack Bar: The Avery Park concession stands will be open on all game days. All proceeds from concession stand sales benefit the DYA Scholarship Fund. 2024 DYA Concessions Menu (PDF)

Baseball Umpires:
Class AA, Class AAA, and Junior Pony League games are officiated by youth umpires.
Pony and Senior Pony League games are officiated by youth or adult umpires.

Do you reside outside of DYA boundaries?: This program is open to all families residing within the boundaries of the Dublin City School District or within the City of Dublin. Out of boundary families may participate if there is space available in their child's league. Out of boundary families must pay a $100 out of boundary fee per child to play. This fee does not apply to out of boundary participants that attend school in Dublin.


Questions?
Email the DYA Office: [email protected]

DYA Baseball Umpires

Baseball Youth Umpires:

Youth Umpires (7th-12th graders) work 3rd grade and older DYA Recreational Baseball League games.

For more information about the Baseball Youth Umpires program, or to sign up to work, visit our DYA Baseball & Softball Umpires webpage: DYA Youth Umpires

DYA Fall Baseball

For information on the DYA Fall Baseball program held from mid-August through early October, visit our Fall Baseball webpage:
https://www.dya.com/Default.aspx?tabid=692429

Contact

Dublin Youth Athletics
6543 Commerce Pkwy, Ste G
Dublin, Ohio 43017

Phone: 614-259-7631
Email: [email protected]

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