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Tryouts/Evaluations for Spring is Saturday December 12th

We will be having tryout/evaluations for Spring Baseball on Saturday December 12th. This will be for all players above shetland level. Shetland does not have to try out. All the details about times will be posted later.

Don't forget sign up soon, in order to take advantage of the discounted early bird rate. 
(If covid causes the season to be cancelled all registration fees will be refunded.)
See other information below for SELECT tryouts.

 


spring 2021 registration is now open.

Spring 2021 Registration starts NOW! 
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT OF $50 PER PLAYER UNTIL DEC 1, 2020
Click link above to sign up.
The DPYB Spring Season starts typically with tryouts the first weekend of January. We have teams for ages 4-14 year old players. Practices begin early February, games start the last weekend of February and continue until playoffs end the first or second week of June. All-Star play begins Memorial Day weekend and typically continues through mid-July.  (exact dates for DPYB Spring 2021 still TBD).

For questions contact: President Dana Kislig, phone: 949.933.7576, email: president@dpyb.org

Countdown to 2021 Spring Baseball!!

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Select Tryouts are scheduled

These tryout Dates for SELECT ONLY, NOT for Rec

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM:  8U DHHS Stonehill
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: 13U & 14U DHHS Acapulco
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 9U & 10U DHHS Acapulco 

Sunday, December 13:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 11U & makeup DHHS Acapulco



select program details

Spring 2021 Select Team Tryouts:

As Fall Ball draws near an end, we are already making plans for our Spring 2021 season.  The idea is to hold tryouts while arms are still fresh.

At DPYB our SELECT program is designed to offer players a higher level of play.  This is our version of “travel” baseball, but without the monthly fees.  It really is the best of both worlds - you stay connected to your local league, but get the full travel ball experience at a fraction of the cost.  If your player is not interested in the DPYB Select program, feel free to stop reading now.

All DPYB select teams participate in the Irvine Pony Select League (assuming COVID regulations allow them to reopen).  As part of this "travel league,' play both home and away games against other select and travel teams.  Roughly half of the games will be on our home fields at DPYB, while away games will be spread throughout Orange County.  The farthest distance for league play is typically North OC.  DPYB’s select teams also have the opportunity to participate in additional non-league tournaments.  These tournaments may include additional costs and travel.  This is left to manager discretion for each individual team, but should be expected for planning purposes.

If you are a coach and interested in managing a select team at DPYB, please contact me directly ASAP.  All managers are selected by the Board of Directors, so we need to get the managers assigned for each division BEFORE tryouts.

Please know there is NO GUARANTEE of a select team at each age group.  For Spring 2021 the Board has agreed to consider select teams from 8u to 14u, but team formation is at the sole discretion of the Board, which must consider total division registration and manager availability.  In other words, just because we have a tryout does not guarantee there will be a team in each division once we get rolling in February.

Items of note:  

*     NO CARRY-OVER PLAYERS.  There is no "cary-over" for players who are currently playing on a select team for fall ball with the exception of our 12U team (more on that below).  There is no preferential treatment for previous select players.

*     REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  All players must be registered for the Spring Season in order to be eligible to tryout.  Any players not chosen for a select team will be automatically registered for the regular recreation league.  If your player does not make a select team and does not want to play in the regular recreation league, we will provide a full refund.

*     12U TEAM IS CLOSED:   Each year DPYB works to facilitate sending our 12U Select Team to a weeklong tournament in Cooperstown, NY.  The team is responsible for raising their own funds for the trip, so each Fall our 12U teams hold tryouts and that team spends the next 12 months playing together and raising money for their trip.

SELECT DIVISION AGE CHART (note - this is slightly different than recreation division age groups)

For questions, contact Trevor Blackann, VP, All Star/Select Commissioner. email: select@dpyb.org



Why play sports?

One of my friends asked "Why did you pay so much money for your kids to do all their sports”? Well I have a confession to make; I don't pay for my kids to to do sports. Personally, I couldn't care less about what sport they do.
So, if I am not paying for sports what am I paying for?

  • I pay for those moments when my kids become so tired they want to quit but don't.- I pay for those days when my kids come home from school and are "too tired" to go to their game or practice but they go anyway.
  • I pay for my kids to learn to be disciplined, focused and dedicated.
  • I pay for my kids to learn to take care of their body and equipment.
  • I pay for my kids to learn to work with others and to be good team mates, gracious in defeat and humble in success.
  • I pay for my kids to learn to deal with disappointment, when they don't get that placing they'd hope for, but still they go back week after week giving it their best shot.
  • I pay for my kids to learn to make and accomplish goals.
  • I pay for my kids to respect, not only themselves, but other players, officials and coaches.
  • I pay for my kids to learn that it takes hours and hours, years and years of hard work and practice to create a champion and that success does not happen overnight.
  • I pay for my kids to be proud of small achievements, and to work towards long term goals.
  • I pay for the opportunity my kids have and will have to make life-long friendships, create lifelong memories, to be as proud of their achievements as I am.
  • I pay so that my kids can be out on the field instead of in front of a screen...

I could go on but, to be short, I don't pay for sports; I pay for the opportunities that sports provides my kids with to develop attributes that will serve them well throughout their lives and give them the opportunity to bless the lives of others. From what I have seen so far I think it is a great investment!"


Message from DPYB ABOUT safety protocols

Novel Coronavirus Safety Protocols

Each family/child will be required to do the following, please:

  • Every player will have his or her temperature checked at home just prior to each baseball event. If the child's temperature is 100.3 or greater, he or she must stay home and please notify your coach. 
  • If your player is ill, stay home. 
  • Every player will need to use hand sanitizer frequently. We will provide the first bottle. Hand sanitizer should be considered part of your player's baseball equipment and in his or her bag for the entire season.
  • Every player will need to minimize contact by staying six feet away from all players and coaches as much as possible while at DPYB. 
  • No player will be permitted to share equipment, except for the coach's baseballs. 
  • There is hand sanitizer in every dugout, for everyone to use.

We appreciate you helping us and please feel free to contact me, if you have any questions.
Dana Kislig, email: president@dpyb.org Phone:949.933.7576



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Welcome New Sponsors

Dana Point Youth Baseball is a nonprofit organization that provides the means for our community youth to develop qualities and attributes that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. In order to keep our costs reasonable, the league must perform various fundraisers throughout the year. DPYB is grateful for any donation or sponsorship from your establishment to assist in this effort.

Dick's has year round discounts available to our league.

DPYB IS PROUD TO PARTNER WITH LAGUNA NIGUEL GIRLS SOFTBALL IN 2020

Parents! Don't let your daughters sit in the bleachers the whole season. Sign them up for Laguna Niguel Girls Softball!




Select Baseball Expansion!!!

Following continued success with our Select Baseball Program, Dana Point Youth Baseball now has 10u, 11u, 12u, and 13u Select teams. Select teams are comprised of DPYB registered players, who have the desire to play a more competitive brand of Pony Baseball in a league format.   For more information, click here: http://www.dpyb.org/selectintro 

Select baseball information and FAQS

Click here for more information about DPYB Select baseball program


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