The Decatur Park District offers baseball and softball leagues for boys and girls aged 5 – 15 who have experience in the sport and are looking for a more competitive environment to grow into better ball players. A T-ball coed league for 3 & 4 year-olds is also offered. The league’s goal is to grow baseball, softball, and t-ball in Decatur, while providing great summer experiences for kids of all ages.
Decatur Youth Baseball is affiliated with Little League and Tri-County Baseball and operates under their rules and regulations. The Youth Softball league is affiliated with Country Girls and operates under their rules and regulations. Bronco and Pony divisions of baseball are affiliated with Tri-County Baseball and operated under their rules and regulations. We appreciate the continued support of parents, volunteers and sponsors.
Please “step up to the plate” this season by sponsoring a Decatur Youth Baseball & Softball team! For just $350, you can provide valued support for the team of your choice. Please contact Cortney email email@example.com or call 429-3472 for details.
To receive Decatur Youth Baseball & Softball cancellation/closure information by text or email, visit decatur-parks.org and click on Cancellations and Closures to register. You can also get the Rainout Line app (free in the App Store!) and select Decatur Park District as your favorite.
Decatur Youth Baseball & Softball Sign Up Dates
|January 27||DISC||5 - 6:30 p.m.|
|February 5||Parsons School||5 - 6:30 p.m.|
|February 12||South Shores School||5 - 6:30 p.m.|
|February 19||Baum School||5 - 6:30 p.m.|
|February 28||DISC||5 - 7 p.m.|
|March 27||DISC||5 - 7 p.m.|
Baseball Hitting & Pitching Lessons
Jim Stewart works with athletes one-on-one at the DISC, offering insights on hitting and pitching philosophies and techniques. Full hour and 1/2 hour sessions are available. Call Coach Stewart at 972-1923 to reserve your time slot.
Date: By appointment
Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood
Fee: Half hour, $25 ($20 with resident discount)
Hour, $45 ($40 with resident discount)
Softball Hitting & Pitching Lessons
Players of all skill levels will enhance their hitting and pitching skills. Hitters learn various hitting techniques, improve hand-eye coordination, and adjust to different pitches at the plate. Pitchers cover ball movement and placement, and basic pitch selection. Each lesson is broken into three 30-minute time slots. Call the DISC at 429-3472 for more information.
Date: By appointment (year-round)
Age: 6 – 18 (all skill levels)
Location: DISC (1295 W. Wood) or a local park
Fee: $54 ($45 with resident discount)
Decatur Commodores Baseball
In 2020, the Decatur Commodores will begin their 11th year as a member of the Park District baseball family. The goal is to provide superior coaching and instruction for boys who want to reach the highest levels of play. Two teams (U16 and U18) participate in showcase tournaments to give players exposure to college coaches and recruiters. For rosters and game schedules, visit decaturcommodores.com.