Baseball & Softball

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These competitive leagues for 9-14 year olds continue to build upon fundamentals while playing both home and away games against teams from surrounding communities such as Ashton, Dixon, Oregon, Polo, and Stillman Valley. Players register as individuals and teams are formed through a draft process. There are no team/player requests allowed in these leagues. Volunteer coaches are needed! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer coach contact our Superintendent of Recreation; Nick Warrner at 815-234-6218 or nwarrner@byronparks.org. To guarantee a spot in the program register no later than March 1.

IMPORTANT DATES

March 1: Last day to register to guarantee a spot in the program

April 14 & 15: Player Evaluation Day (each division will be evaluated on one of these dates)

April 18-21: League Drafts

April 25: First week of practices

May 23: First Week of Games (weather permitting, these games will not overlap spring soccer games) Mid/End July: Season Ending Tournaments (specific dates will be based on the number of teams in each league)


Coach Pitch

This instructional league for 7 & 8 year olds builds upon the basic hitting, fielding, and throwing fundamentals taught in t-ball. We offer a boy's coach pitch baseball and a girl's coach pitch softball season with games played in Byron and Oregon. Players will play multiple positions and learn the rules of the game. Games will start the week of June 6th and will be played on weekday evenings. Practices are held 1-2 times per week. To guarantee your child a spot in the program you must register no later than May 1.


T-Ball

This instructional league for 5 & 6 year olds teaches the basic fundamentals of hitting, fielding and throwing in a non-competitive game environment. Practices are held once a week at the coaches discretion and games will be played on weekday evenings at the Byron Sports Complex. All players will receive a jersey and a medal. Volunteer coaches are always needed, so if you are interested please indicate it on your child's registration form. Participants must sign up by May 1st to be guaranteed a spot in the program.

For a complete list of our current program offerings including dates, times, and fees please visit our online registration site here:

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