About DYB - Season Info

Information regarding our organization and the baseball seasons.

Updated Friday March 16, 2018 by Durango Youth Baseball.

About Durango Youth Baseball (DYB)

www.durangobaseball.org

Durango Youth Baseball has been sponsoring amateur youth baseball leagues for Durango and LaPlata County boys and girls for nearly 20 years. Durango Youth Baseball is a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization with 501(c)3 status.

DYB became affiliated with Little League in 2012. In 2013 Durango became our own Little League District (#4) with Cortez, Bayfield, Ignacio.

The objective of DYB is to implant firmly in the children of the community the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority, so that they may be well adjusted, stronger and happier children and will grow to be good, decent, healthy and trustworthy citizens.

DYB provides a supervised program under the Rules and Regulations of Little League Baseball, Incorporated.  The attainment of exceptional athletic skill and the winning of games is secondary, and the molding of future citizens is of prime importance.

The Spring Season

Tee Ball: $70

All Other Divisions: $200

Divisions: Tee ball (4/6), Machine Pitch (7/8), Minors (9/10), Intermediate (11/13),  Seniors (13/16)

We are committed to making sure your player has a positive experience playing baseball. Durango Youth Baseball may allow your child to play up or down a division based on their ability. Please register your player for the division that you feel best suits their ability.  

* Some restrictions may apply for Tournament/All Star games.
   Please contact us at dgobaseball@gmail.com for more information.

Registration fee includes cap and jersey, umpire fees, city field rental fees, field maintenance for ALP fields, and field/team supplies.

Registration occurs in January and continues until March 1st. If you would like to receive email notifications about registration go to www.durangobaseball.org and create an account (costs nothing). Except for Tee ball, you cannot request to be on a specific team or with a specific coach. Our numbers are too large and the draft process would be ignored if we took into account these requests. We are striving for team parity. Individual coaches determine practice days and times.

All Players (except Tee-ball and Machine Pitch) must attend Skills Day where they are rated on hitting, fielding, pitching, etc. After your player has been rated the draft process will start. 
Skills Day is tentatively set for March 5th 5:30-7:00 for Juniors/Seniors and Intermediate and March 7th 5:30-7:30 for Minors. 
There will be a parent meeting and gear swap each night. Please bring any used gear you no longer need and shop for something you do! 
Team practices will start the first week of April and run through June 16. Games will start the first weekend in May ending with the City Tournament June 18-24. Every division (except Tee-ball) will play 12 games. Games will be played primarily in Durango, however, there will be a few games that require you to travel to Bayfield, Ignacio, and Cortez. Tee-ball plays 10 games and only in Durango. 
Tentatively, games for each division are as follows:

Tee Ball - (4/6)
Each team will have 1 Practice and 1 game per week
Practices are on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday Starting April 16th
Games are on Saturday (with a Tuesday or Thursday game around Memorial weekend-To make up for the Holiday) Starting May 5th through June 23

Machine Pitch - (7/8)
Each team will have 2 practices and 1-2 games per week
Practices are on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday Starting April 3rd
Games are on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday Starting May 5th   through June 16
City Tournament June 18-24

Minors - (9/10)
Each team will have 2 practices and 2-3 games per week
Practices are on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday Starting April 2nd
Games are on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday Starting May 5th   through June 16
City Tournament June 18-24


Intermediate 50/70 - (11/13)
Each team will have 2 practices and 2-3 games per week
Practices are on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday Starting April 2nd
Games are on Monday, Wednesday, & Saturday Starting May 5th   through June 16
City Tournament June 18-24

Juniors /Seniors - (13/16)
Each team will have 2 practices and 2-3 games per week
Practices are on Monday, Wednesday, Friday Starting TBA
Games are on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Starting May 5th   through June 16
City Tournament June 18-24

Every team's schedule is different -Your team may play the minimum number of games one week and the maximum the next. This is because of limited field space and the league's commitment to scheduled practice times. Flexibility is important. Sundays are reserved for weather make-ups.  You will be notified of the makeup within 24 hours of the cancellation or the game will not be rescheduled.

All-Stars

During the end of the season, the coaches nominate players from their team who they feel would field the most competitive team to represent Durango Little League in their division for postseason play. The coaches for each division meet, discuss players and then rank the players on the All-Star ballot. The ballots are added up and 12-13 players are the selected All-Stars for each division. DYB sends a 9/10 team, a Minors team (11), a Majors team (12) and a Juniors (13/14) team to the district Little League tournaments. Machine Pitch has its own tournament in Durango, but it is not an official Little League district tournament. Being an All-Star is an honor but it is also a time and financial commitment. The State Tournament is after the District tournament and overnight stays and travel are required. If the team wins the State Tournament, they advance to the Regional Tournament, which again requires more travel and overnight stays.

Fall Ball

Fall Ball is now in Durango!!! DYB is hosting Fall Ball in Durango. Want to play baseball in Fall but don't want to travel to Farmington every week...then this is for you! 

The age requirement for this season is the same as the Little League Spring/Summer season. We will try and host several teams in as many divisions as possible. Please spread the word.

Games run early August through September. Games are held on Sundays in Durango. One to two games are scheduled for each team based on Division each Sunday for 8 weeks.

All Little League rules apply. NEW DIVISION - Intermediate (50/70) (ages 11-13) has replaced the Majors (age 11-12). For information please visit our Intermediate Division page.

Teams usually meet an hour before game time on Sundays for warm-up and instruction; any other practices during the week are at the discretion of the coach and team. This works well for those playing football or participating in other sports in the fall. 

Important Disclaimer: This program is not intended to interfere with fall sports in any way, shape or form as we intend to maintain positive relations between all fall youth sports programs - Coaches will be strongly encouraged to keep this in mind.

Fall baseball is a great time to learn new skills, try new positions, and bring teams together for continuing instruction through the fall months. Fall baseball is the "Spring Training" of Little League baseball but in a more relaxed environment. Make plans now to continue the development and training of our baseball players.

We encourage individual players, parts of teams or entire teams to play in this league to continue their training into the fall.

We look forward to your participation. If you have any questions, please email us at dgobaseball@gmail.com .

 




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