Fostering teamwork, good sportsmanship, and community spirit

BYSA 2021

In 2020, BYSA completed its 37th year of providing recreational youth slow pitch softball. We felt blessed that last season was completed despite all the uncertainty and we thank the nearly 1100 players, volunteer coaches and volunteer commissioners for making it happen while staying safe with no reported Covid cases. We are now ready for the 2021 season and look forward to another successful year.

Bob Darden, Head Commissioner

BYSA News

BYSA is gearing up for its 38th season. Registration forms will be available by March 4 at the preschools / kindergarten / elementary schools and also at the library and city buildings. You can also request the forms by emailing Bob Darden.

August 8th 2021:

All tournament brackets have been updated with final results. There were many close. exciting games with lots of outstanding defensive plays. What a great way to cap off the season!

July 29th 2021:

The Tournament brackets have been posted for Seniors (Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Copper).

July 23rd 2021:

The Tournament brackets have been updated for Major Gold and Major Silver

In Majors Gold, M6 won last night's Gold Championship game 14-13. M6 scored 4 runs in top of 7th to go ahead 14 to 12. There were several outstanding defensive plays worthy of ESPN highlights.

Teen Gold and Pre-Teen Silver game changes for Friday!

July 13th 2021:

The Tournament brackets have been posted for Major Gold and Major Silver

June 27th 2021:

Beginners and Kindergarten Funday:
July 29, 6:00 - 8:00PM
More info will be sent out by league coordinates to players and their families.

Rookie Funday:
July 30, 6:00 - 8:00PM
More info will be sent out by league coordinates to players and their families.

PreTeen Tournament:
Starts July 22 and concludes by July 29.

Teen Tournament:
Starts July 22 and concludes by July 29.

Majors Tournament:
Starts July 19 and concludes by July 29.

Senior Tournament:
Starts Aug 2 and concludes August 6.

June 15th 2021:

The 2021 Game Schedule for weeks 1 - 5 has been updated.

June 3rd 2021:

The 2021 Game Schedule for weeks 1 - 3 has been updated to accommodate new Senior Teams (S15 & S16)

June 1st 2021:

The 2021 League listings for Seniors and Majors are now available.
The Coach listings have also been updated for the following leagues:

May 27th 2021:

The 2021 Game Schedule for weeks 1 - 3 is now available. Majors and Senior Teams are being finalized and coaches meetings are expected to happen next Tuesday or Wednesday.

May 22nd 2021:

The 2021 League Listing is now available.

May 16th 2021:

The 2021 Practice Schedule is now available.

May 14th 2021:

  • New website has been introduced for a more mobile friendly experience.
  • Coaches' meetings have started for the upcoming season.
  • The 2021 Sponsors Form is now available on the Sponsors page, which now includes the Beginners' League.
  • Games for the upcoming season will start June 7th and go through August 6th.

March 3rd 2021:

Beginners & Kindergarten Leagues will play Wiffle Ball! Wiffle Ball is divided into two leagues:

  • Beginner's league for 3-4 years old (Pre-K) at start of the season.
  • Kindergarten league for 5-6 years old (Older Pre-K/completed K) at start of the season.

The objectives are to teach the fundamentals of softball, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Games are approx. 50 minutes long, using wiffle balls and bats. Generally, there will be 8 players assigned to a team provided parents are willing to coach. Everyone plays the entire game. Parents pitch and instruct players. Batters are not required to wear helmets but may do so if they choose. An umpire is provided by BYSA. Games are played weekdays only; no weekend games. Parents are encouraged to call (937) 422-4949 to discuss individual circumstances, especially the option of playing up into 1/2 Rookie league for regular softball.

Important Dates:

  • May 1: Last day that play-withs can be guaranteed. Last day to save $5.00 (late fee will be added after this date)
  • May 1-12: Teams being formed and coaches notified of meetings
  • May 13-21: Coaches' meeting- League coordinators will notify coaches which day to attend
  • May 14-22: Coaches contact players after the meeting and provide parents practice/game info, etc
  • May 17-June 4: Practices are scheduled at Lefty McFadden Youth Softball complex in Rotary Park
  • Week of June 7: Games start
  • August 5: Absolute last day of season

Field Status

July 23rd. 2021

Fields are good!
Field status may also be checked on our Facebook Page