2023 Decatur Youth Baseball & Softball

Decatur Youth Baseball & Softball

Sponsored by ADM

The Park District’s Youth Baseball & Softball League’s goal is to grow baseball, softball, and t-ball in Decatur, while providing great summer experiences for kids of all ages. Registration deadline March 27 Practice begins mid-April. Opening Day is May 6. Contact Erin at 429-3472 or baseball@decparks.com for more info and visit the Decatur Youth Baseball and Softball Facebook page!

Important Note
Register anytime at the DISC, or online (decatur-parks.org). For on-site registrations, parent or guardian must accompany youth, and a birth certificate copy is required for first-year players.
Register by February 28 to receive the discounted Early Registration rate. Registration ends March 27.
Registration requests after March 27 will be charged a late registration fee and put on a waitlist and placed on teams if space permits. Shirts, hats, and awards are included in the fee. Register online HERE!

Opening Day: Saturday, May 7 at Rotary Park. Teams will take pictures and play an in-house game.

Baseball 

AgeDayFee by 2/28Fee
3's T-Ball Coed9/1/18 - 8/31/19$67$77
4's T-Ball Coed9/1/17 - 8/31/18$67$77
Sheteland9/1/15 - 8/31/17$89$99
Pinto9/1/13 - 8/31/15$102$112
Mustang9/1/11 - 8/31/13$112$122
Bronco9/1/09 - 8/31/11$112$122
Pony5/1/06 - 8/31/09$99$109

Softball

AgeDayFee by 2/26Fee
3's T-Ball Coed9/1/18 - 8/31/19$67$77
4's T-Ball Coed9/1/17 - 8/31/18$67$77
Peanut5/1/15 - 4/30/17$89$99
Pee-Wee5/1/13 - 4/30/15$102$112
Freshman5/1/11 - 4/30/13$112$122
Sophomore5/1/09 - 4/30/11$112$122
Junior5/1/06 - 8/31/09$112$122

Cancellation Notifications
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.

Practice Information

All teams will practice together once a week. This practice will be on Monday evenings in April at Rotary Park. They will be taught the mechanics of the game, how to play defense and offense, practice throwing, catching, base running, batting, hitting and how to play each position. This program will be taught by local high school and college coaches.

League practices will be held on Monday nights in April.
(5:30-6:15 pm.) T-ball
(6:15-7:15 pm.) Shetland, Peanut, Pinto and Pee-Wee
(7:15-8:15 pm.) Mustang, Freshman, Bronco, Sophomore, Pony and Junior

 

 

 

 

 


 


Field Maps

Field Maps


Lessons

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)

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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.