Decatur Youth Baseball/Softball Summer League
Due to the impact of COVID-19 and the Governor’s “5-Phase Restore Illinois Plan”, The Decatur Park District is cancelling Decatur Youth Baseball and Softball League 2020 season.
Registration refunds will be processed in the following weeks. If a participant’s address has changed since registration, email Cortney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Due to COVID-19, social distancing, and the Stay at Home order, registration is extended to Sunday April 19th and the season is being pushed back.
Practices will begin mid-May.
Regular season games will begin after Memorial Day in May. Our hope is to have regular season games finished by the 4th of July. End of season tournaments will likely extend past the 4th of July for the Minors and Majors divisions. Pony, Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior tournaments which are typically schedule the 2nd and 3rd week of July will still be schedule for those weeks.
Coaches will be in contact the first week of May. If you have not heard from your coach by May 10th please EMAIL Cortney at CBenton@decparks.com
Regular Season game schedule can be found at www.teamsideline.com/Decatur by May 10th
Team pictures will be rescheduled from May 2nd to May 30th at South Shores Park. – team picture times will be posted on www.facebook.com/decaturyouthbaseballsoftball by May 10th
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.