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Registration for 2024 DYA Rec Softball is OPEN.

Once individual leagues are filled and a waiting list forms, please continue to express your interest by signing up on the waiting list. If a spot opens up for your child, we will contact families in the order they joined the wait list.

Map of Avery Park & Emerald Fields (PDF)

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

2024 DYA Rec Softball - Registration

2024 Recreational Softball

Mondays-Thursdays & Saturdays
K-4th Grade: April 9-June 29
5th-8th Grade: April 15-June 29
9th-12th Grade: May 6-July 20

The DYA Recreational Softball League is open to Kindergarten-12th grade girls and consists of 4 divisions. Players must be registered to play with their grade level (2023-2024 school year).

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

Middle school and high school students playing softball for their school team are eligible to play DYA Rec Softball. The Major & Senior Leagues begin their regular seasons following the conclusion of the school softball season.

Coach Pitch/Tee-ball (Kindergarten-2nd Grade) League: Teams are scheduled for 8 preseason practices, 2 in-season practices, and 14 games. Preseason 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 primarily at Avery Park with occasional sessions at Emerald Fields, Scottish Corners Elementary, and Wyandot Elementary. The season is scheduled to end by June 29.

Minor (3rd/4th Grade) League: Teams are scheduled for 8 preseason practices, 2 in-season practices, 14 games, and a postseason tournament. Preseason 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 primarily at Avery Park with occasional sessions at Emerald Fields, Scottish Corners Elementary, and Wyandot Elementary. The regular season is scheduled to end on June 20 and the postseason tournament is scheduled for June 22-29.

Major (5th-8th Grade) League: Teams are scheduled for 10 preseason practices, 2 in-season practices, 14 games, and a postseason tournament. Practices begin the week of April 15 and continue through May 9. Games begin May 11 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, and Wyandot Elementary. The regular season is scheduled to end on June 22 and the postseason tournament is scheduled for June 24-29.

Senior (9th-12th Grade) League: Teams are scheduled for 6 preseason practices, at least 12 games, and a postseason tournament. Practices begin the week of May 6 and continue through May 23. Games begin May 28 and are played on weeknights (Monday-Thursday) and Saturday afternoons or evenings. Home games and practices are held at Avery Park. Away games are played in neighboring communities. The regular season is scheduled to end in early July and the postseason is scheduled for mid-July.

Scheduling 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. 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 (6:00 PM, 6:15 PM, or occasionally 7:45 PM or 8:15 PM), and Saturday game start times are between 10:30 AM-7:15 PM. For Coach Pitch/Tee-Ball League, all weeknight games begin at 6:00 PM or 6:15 PM.

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.

League Fees:
Coach Pitch League fee is $115*, plus the cost of jerseys, if you need them.
Minor League fee is $130*, plus the cost of jerseys, if you need them.
Major League fee is $140*, plus the cost of jerseys, if you need them.
Senior League fee is $140*, 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

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 last year. The cost is $40 to purchase the pair of jerseys. DYA Softball jerseys were redesigned in Spring 2023. Click HERE to view the new design. This season, players have the option to wear either the older pre-2023 design or the newer design.

Equipment: Batting helmets, catcher's gear (chest protector, shin guards, and helmet), infielder face masks, 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 (old or new) 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.

For more information, visit the DYA Softball webpage: https://www.dya.com/Default.aspx?tabid=692427

Questions? Contact the DYA Office at [email protected].

Coach Pitch/Tee-ball (K-2nd Grade)

Registration closes on 05/18/2024 at 03:00 PM
Season Dates: 04/08/2024 to 06/29/2024
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$0.00

Minor (3rd/4th Grade)

Registration closes on 05/18/2024 at 03:00 PM
Season Dates: 04/08/2024 to 06/29/2024
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$150.00

Major (5th-8th Grade)

Registration closes on 05/18/2024 at 03:00 PM
Season Dates: 04/15/2024 to 06/29/2024
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$0.00

Senior (9th-12th Grade)

Registration closes on 05/18/2024 at 03:00 PM
Season Dates: 05/06/2024 to 07/21/2024
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$0.00

2024 Recreational Softball - Program Information

2024 Spring/Summer Recreational Softball
Mondays-Thursdays & Saturdays
K-4th Grade: April 9-June 29
5th-8th Grade: April 15-June 29
9th-12th Grade: May 6-July 20


The DYA Recreational Softball program is open to Kindergarten-12th grade girls and consists of 4 divisions. Players must be registered to play with their grade level.

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

Middle school and high school students playing softball for their school team are eligible to play DYA Rec Softball. The Major & Senior Leagues begin their regular seasons following the conclusion of the school softball season.


League & Grade Level (2023-2024 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. Preseason 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 primarily at Avery Park with occasional sessions at Emerald Fields, Scottish Corners Elementary, and Wyandot Elementary. The season is scheduled to end by June 29.

Minor League: Teams are scheduled for 8 preseason practices, 2 in-season practices, 14 games, and a postseason tournament. Preseason 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 primarily at Avery Park with occasional sessions at Emerald Fields, Scottish Corners Elementary, and Wyandot Elementary. The regular season is scheduled to end on June 20 and the postseason tournament is scheduled for June 22-29.

Major League: Teams are scheduled for 10 preseason practices, 2 in-season practices, 14 games, and a postseason tournament. Practices begin the week of April 15 and continue through May 9. Games begin May 11 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, and Wyandot Elementary. The regular season is scheduled to end on June 22 and the postseason tournament is scheduled for June 24-29.

Senior League: Teams are scheduled for 6 preseason practices, at least 12 games, and a postseason tournament. Practices begin the week of May 6 and continue through May 23. Games begin May 28 and are played on weeknights (Monday-Thursday) and Saturday afternoons or evenings. Home games and practices are held at Avery Park. Away games are played in neighboring communities. The regular season is scheduled to end in mid-July and the postseason is scheduled for July 17-20.

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 (6:00 PM, 6:15 PM, or occasionally 7:45 PM or 8:15 PM), and Saturday game start times are between 10:30 AM-7:15 PM. For Coach Pitch/Tee-Ball League, all weeknight games begin at 6:00 PM or 6:15 PM.

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:
Coach Pitch League fee is $110*, plus the cost of jerseys, if you need them.
Minor League fee is $125*, plus the cost of jerseys, if you need them.
Major League fee is $130*, plus the cost of jerseys, if you need them.
Senior League fee is $130*, 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) softball 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 Softball jerseys were redesigned in Spring 2023. Click HERE to view the new design. This season, players have the option to wear either the older pre-2023 design or the newer design.

Equipment: Batting helmets, catcher's gear (chest protector, shin guards, and helmet), infielder face masks, 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 (old or new) 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.

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:
Coach Pitch/Tee-Ball Softball: Thursday, March 28, 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM @ DYA Office
Softball Minor: Thursday, March 28, 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM @ DYA Office
Softball Major: Monday, April 8, 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM @ DYA Office
Softball Senior: to be determined (early May)

Coaches Clinic:
The DYA Rec Softball Coaches Clinic is scheduled for Sunday, April 14, 1:00 PM at Avery #2. Dublin High School softball coaches will be present to work with DYA coaches. Coaches are asked to bring their softball-playing daughter(s) to the clinic. All coaches are required to attend. Check-in begins 15 minutes before the clinic begins. The clinic is scheduled to last 1-1½ hours.

Sportsmanship/Rules Coaches Clinic:
The DYA Rec Softball Sportsmanship/Rules Coaches Clinic is scheduled for Sunday, April 28, 1:00 PM at Avery #2. All coaches are required to attend. At this meeting there will be a rule book review and discussions on umpire/fan interactions.

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

Picture Day: Picture Day (K-8th Grade) is Saturday, May 18. 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.

At Avery Park 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.

Medals/Trophies:
2nd grade & younger league: Participation medals are awarded to all players at the end of the season.
3rd grade & older leagues: Trophies are awarded to players on all postseason tournament champion & runner-up teams.

Ball Diamond Locations:
Avery Park - 7401 Avery 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 stand will be open on all game nights. All proceeds from concession stand sales benefit the DYA Scholarship Fund. 2024 DYA Concessions Menu (PDF)

Softball Umpires: DYA Softball games are officiated by youth 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]

2023 Rec Softball Tournaments

DYA Softball Umpires

Softball Youth Umpires:

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