Q: What to expect at evaluations?
Players should dress in comfortable practice clothing. Evaluations are held to determine the skill level of each player. During the evaluation, kids will be expected to throw, catch, and hit a baseball/softball. Players are encouraged but not required to bring a helmet, glove and bat to evaluations.
Q: When will the season be played?
Spring season practices will begin late February and regular season games will begin early March.
Fall season practices will begin late August and regular season games will begin early September.
Q: Where will my child play?
Games are played at Shorty Howell Park and other neighboring parks.
Q: How much does it cost to play?
The registration fees are based on the cost of each child playing a 8-10 gamea regular season and at least two games in an end of the season tournament.
Baseball & Softball leagues $85.00 (Age: 3 & 4) and $150.00 (Ages: 5-18)
Late fee of $25.00 will be applied after August 20, 2014. DYBSA offer sibling discount of $20 per child after first child. Player who lives outside of Gwinnett County will be charged $90 non-refundable fee per players as outlined by Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation guidelines.
1. All fees, for ages 3 –18, include team jersey (with number on back) and hat. Mandatory items that you will need to provide for your child include a bat, a glove, and an "NOCSAE" approved batting helmet. The association supplies each team with age-appropriate catcher’s equipment.
2. We do not require you to obtain a team sponsorship.
Q: How do I register my child to play baseball or softball?
Online Registration for the 2014 Fall season is now open 24 hour day / 7 days a week. Click on the registration link to secure your player spot: http://www.signupanytime.com/dybsa/events.html
Q: What league will my child play in?
The league your child will play in will be determined by how old they are at the beginning of the season.
Please read the following for more details:
Softball: The qualifying age is your age as of January 1, 2014. For example, if you are 8 years old on January 1, 2014, you would be placed in the Pee Wee league (ages 7-8). If you turned 9 on January 2, 2014, you still would be considered 8 and play in the Pee Wee league.
Baseball: The qualifying age is your age as of April 30, 2014. For example, if you have your 7th birthday prior to April 30, 2014, you are considered 7 and would play in our Pee Wee league (ages 7-8). However, if your 7th birthday falls on May 1, 2014 or later, you qualify as a 6 year old and would play in the Tee Ball league (ages 5-6).
Q: What if I want my child to play in a different age group?
While we strongly discourage children from playing in a different age group, the association will accept such a request from a parent in certain situations. If you believe that your player needs to play in another age group, you must come to the in person registration. Please ask to speak to John Casey, President of DYBSA.
Q: I would like to be a manager or assistant coach on my child’s team. How do I apply?
We are always looking for managers and coaches and appreciate your willingness to give your time to the players!!
All applicants selected for a manager or assistant coach position must agree to submit to a background check. All information obtained from these background checks is kept in strictest confidence.
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Recreation League Highlights
Minor (Ages: 9&10), Major (Ages: 11&12), Pony (Ages: 13-14): Jon Sattler - firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior League (Ages: 15-18): John Casey - email@example.com
Girls Recreation Softball League (Ages: 7-18): Hector Rodriquez - firstname.lastname@example.org
For registration information contact: duluthwildcat@gmail / Phone: 678-825-4332