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Fall Baseball & Fall Softball registration continues through July 31.

Visit our Fall Softball webpage for information about our new Fall Softball program (season: mid-August through early October). Registration for Fall Baseball is open from July 1-July 31.
DYA Fall Softball webpage: https://www.dya.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1332468

Registration for Spring/Summer Softball is now closed.
Be sure to register during our spring/summer season registration period from January 1-February 28 to guarantee a spot in our spring/summer leagues.

Scroll down this page for more information on DYA Spring/Summer Softball.

2022 Softball Season

2022 Spring/Summer Recreation Softball Leagues

The DYA Recreation Softball League is open to Kindergarten through 12th grade girls who reside within the boundaries of the Dublin City School District or within the City of Dublin.

Middle school and high school students who are playing softball for their school team are eligible to play in our leagues. The Major & Senior leagues begin their regular seasons following the conclusion of the school softball season.

The DYA Rec Softball program has 4 different divisions separated by grade. Players must sign up to play with their grade level.


League & Grade Level (2021-2022 school year):
Coach Pitch/Tee-ball League: Kindergarten-2nd Grade
Minor League: 3rd & 4th Grade
Major League: 5th-8th Grade
Senior League: 9th-12th Grade



Coach Pitch/Tee-ball League:
Teams are scheduled for 8 preseason practices, 2 in-season practices, and 14 games. Games are played on weeknights (Monday-Thursday) and Saturday afternoons or evenings beginning May 7. Practices begin the week of April 11 and continue through May 5. Games and practices are held primarily at Avery Park with occasional sessions at Emerald Fields, Scottish Corners Elementary, and Wyandot Elementary. The season is scheduled to end by June 30.

Minor League:
Teams are scheduled for 8 preseason practices, 2 in-season practices, 14 games and a postseason tournament. Games are played on weeknights (Monday-Thursday) and Saturday afternoons or evenings beginning May 7. Practices begin the week of April 11 and continue through May 5. Games and practices are held at Avery Park. The regular season is scheduled to end on June 23 and the postseason tournament is scheduled for June 25-30.

Major League:
Teams are scheduled for 8 preseason practices, 2 in-season practices, 14 games and a postseason tournament. Games are played on weeknights (Monday-Thursday) and Saturday afternoons or evenings beginning May 14. Practices begin the week of April 18 and continue through May 12. Games and practices are held at Avery Park. The regular season is scheduled to end on June 23 and the postseason tournament is scheduled for June 25-30.

Senior League:
Teams are scheduled for 6 preseason practices, 2 in-season practices, 12 games and a postseason tournament. Games are played on weeknights (Monday-Thursday) and Saturday afternoons or evenings beginning May 31. Practices begin the week of May 9 and continue through May 26. Practices are held at Avery Park. Games are held at Avery Park and neighboring communities. The regular season is scheduled to end in mid-July.


Practice Information:
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.

Game Start Time Information:
From May 7 through May 26, weeknight games begin at 6:15 PM and Saturday game start times are 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) and Saturday game start times are between 12:30 PM and 7:15 PM.

Memorial Day Weekend Break: No practices or games are scheduled from Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30.

Rainouts & Rescheduling: Rainouts will be rescheduled throughout the season. The expectation is that at least 12 games will be played.

Equipment: Batting helmets, catcher's gear (chest protector, shin guards, and helmet), infielder face masks (for Minor, Major, and Senior Leagues) and softballs are provided by DYA. All players will receive a team visor. Some girls prefer to have their own batting helmet and infielder face mask.

Players are required to wear the DYA Softball green (home) or gray (away) game jersey and must wear a glove in the field. Softball cleats (no metal cleats) are required for Minor, Major and Senior Leagues. Coach Pitch League participants may play in tennis shoes or cleats. Softball pants (gray, white, or black) are preferred so the girls are able to slide. DYA encourages the sharing of bats to those who may not have one. These items are not provided by DYA and are not included in the registration fee.

League Fees:
Coach Pitch League fee is $95, plus the cost of jerseys, if you need them.
Minor League fee is $110, plus the cost of jerseys, if you need them.
Major League fee is $120, plus the cost of jerseys, if you need them.
Senior League fee is $120, plus the cost of jerseys, if you need them.

Jersey Information:
All players are required to wear the DYA green (home) or gray (away) softball jersey for league play. The jerseys are the same as prior years. The cost is $40 to purchase the pair of jerseys.

Coaches' Clinic:
The DYA Rec Softball Coaches' Clinic is scheduled for Sunday, April 10 beginning at 11:00 AM at Avery Park diamond #2. All coaches are required to attend. The clinic is scheduled to last 60 to 90 minutes.

Coaches' Meetings:
Tee-Ball/Coach Pitch Softball: Sunday, April 3, 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM @ DYA Office
Softball Minors: Sunday, April 3, 3:30 to 4:45 PM @ DYA Office
Softball Majors: Sunday, April 10, 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM @ DYA Office
Softball Seniors: to be determined (early May)

All registered participants will be contacted by the league following the coaches' meeting.

Picture Day: Saturday, May 14 is Picture Day. 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.

At Avery North (diamonds #5-9), pictures are taken beyond the right field wall of diamond #8 near the water tower.

At Avery South (diamonds #1-4), pictures are taken at multiple locations. Diamonds #1 & 2 use the photographer located along the first base line of diamond #1. Diamonds 3 & 4 use the photographer located between diamond #3 & #4.

Concessions/Snack Bar: The Avery Park concession stand will be open on all game nights. All proceeds from concession stand sales benefit the DYA Scholarship Fund. 2022 DYA Concessions Menu (PDF)

Softball Umpires: DYA Softball games are officiated by youth umpires.

Questions? Email the DYA Office: [email protected]

DYA Softball Rules

DYA Softball Rules:

Minor League & Major League Rules:
2021 DYA Softball Rules: Minor & Major Leagues (PDF)

Senior League Rules:
2021 DYA Softball Rules: Senior League (PDF)

Coach Pitch/Tee-ball League Rules:
Participants play a combination of coach pitch softball and tee-ball.
When batting, girls will have the opportunity to hit balls thrown from their coach and also bat from a tee. Batters receive four pitches from the batter's coach. If the ball is not put into play, the batter hits one from a tee. Coach Pitch/Tee-ball League games are 1½ hours in length.

DYA Softball Umpires

Softball Youth Umpires:

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

For more information about the Softball Youth Umpires program, or to sign up to work, visit our DYA Baseball & Softball Umpires webpage: https://www.dya.com/Default.aspx?tabid=707113.

DYA Recreation Softball - Program Objectives

Softball Program Objectives:

DYA Recreational Softball aspires to be a program that provides a positive high-quality experience where all players:
- Learn and develop fundamental softball skills and tactics
- Gain an appreciation and knowledge of the game
- Enjoy playing and have fun at practices and games
- Develop comradery and good sportsmanship while feeling like an important part of the team, regardless of performance
- Understand and cultivate good sportsmanship
- Learn interpersonal, communication, behavioral, and leadership skills that have value beyond the playing field

We are committed to creating a positive culture in which coaches, parents, fans, umpires and players work together to achieve our mission.

Dublin Youth Athletics is an association of parent volunteers providing sports programs for kids. Our program relies on parents and community members to lead teams each season. All adults interested in coaching must undergo a background check. All coaches and league officials are volunteers. Practice plans and clinics are provided to all coaches. Please take time to thank them for making this program possible for your children.

DYA Fall Softball

For information on the DYA Fall Softball program (season: mid-August through early October), visit our Fall Softball webpage: https://www.dya.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1332468

Contact

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

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

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