The PONY baseball organization, which Dana Point Youth Baseball is a member of, was created for all players to be able to participate in baseball. We want to Protect Our Nation's Youth as they grow into young men and women and leaders of tomorrow. PONY is a community based program for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Dana Point Youth Baseball (DPYB) follows PONY Baseball Rules and Regulations which govern our league.
DPYB's home fields are located at Del Obispo Community Park and Dana Hills High School. Both venues offer a great playing environment for the game of baseball. The league consists of five divisions with age groups ranging normally from about 4- to 14-years old.
Registration typically begins in early November, with the regular season starting in early March and continuing into early June. DPYB has an established Fall Ball program for ages 8 to 14 that runs from September to mid-November.
Dana Point Youth Baseball boundaries include the cities of Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Laguna Niguel and Laguna Beach but welcomes players from all cities.
DPYB League's Guiding Principles:
It is the primary objective of Dana Point Youth Baseball to inspire and promote to the youth of our community the ideals of good sportsmanship, teamwork, fair play and character. The League hopes to continue to achieve this objective by providing an exceptional baseball program, led by adults who promote these ideals by deed and example. We strive to have our children leave this program with self-reliance, self-motivation and, as citizens, knowing the value of giving back to the community at large.
The attainment of exceptional skills or the winning of games shall always be secondary. All players, regardless of their prior experience or skill level, will receive a fair share of playing time and will receive equal coaching attention for the development and practice of baseball skills. All players will be provided with ample opportunity to demonstrate their skills during scheduled games. All players will be given the opportunity to experience the different positions in the field after due consideration of all relevant factors including safety issues, equal effort will result in equal playing time. By ensuring that all players are fairly and equally treated, we are confident that playing baseball at DPYB will be a positive, exciting experience for everyone. DPYB strives to be a leader in maintaining a competitive program with rules that provide balanced playing time that develop the skills of players at all levels of ability.
What is Dana Point Youth Baseball? DPYB is a PONY national affliated league. We play by real MLB rules.
Who is eligible to play in DPYB? DPYB serves all of South Orange County. Youths from South Orange County cities, other than Dana Point, are welcome to register in our league.
How are DPYB teams built? For competitive parity, DPYB spring teams are assembled through a draft process. We do not allow pre-built teams to register in our league.
When is the the DPYB season? The DPYB spring season typically starts in January with tryouts the first weekend of January. We have teams for ages 5-14 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.
The Fall Ball season typically begins the first week of September and typically continues through the second week of November. There are no tryouts, and we have teams for players ages 7-14