Fostering teamwork, good sportsmanship, and community spirit

BYSA 2022

In 2021, BYSA completed its 38th 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 2022 season and look forward to another successful year.

Bob Darden, Head Commissioner

BYSA News

BYSA is gearing up for its 39th season. Registration forms are available to download on our Registration Page.

May 15th, 2022:

2022 Practice schedules have been posted on our practice page.

May 13th, 2022:

Coaches meetings for the following leagues are as follows

Beginners ( 3-4 year old wiffleball) : May 18, 7PM
Kindergarten ( 5-6 year old wiffleball); May 18, 7PM
Rookie (1st/2d grade) softball: May 18, 6PM
Junior (3rd/4thgrade) softball: May 13, 7PM
PreTeen and Teen softball; To be announced later this week
Majors and Seniors softball: To be announced week of May 16

February 25th, 2022:

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

Check back here on the day of the game to make sure we're still playing!

Field status may also be checked on our Facebook Page