The purpose of Druid Hills Youth Sports is to promote good character, health, and sportsmanship among the youth of the community through sports.

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WHERE ARE GAMES PLAYED?

6U and 8U play games at Medlock Park field 3. 10U and 12U play at First Baptist Church of Decatur, "FBC," (308 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030).

 

WHAT ABOUT PRACTICE LOCATIONS?

Practice locations can include, but not limited to, Medlock Park, FBC, and Oakhurst Park (307 Feld Ave, Decatur, GA 30030).

 

WHAT EQUIPMENT IS NEEDED TO PLAY FASTPITCH SOFTBALL?

Players need a fielders glove, batting helmet (with a facemask), softball bat, and softball pants. Additionally, cleats are recommended. DHYS requires all 6U and 8U infielders to wear fielding facemasks. DHYS provides a set of facemasks to remain at the park for use in all 6U/8U games. DHYS strongly encourages ALL girls, regardless of age group, to purchase their own facemasks and wear for all fielding positions.

 

DOES DHYS OFFER SPECIALIZED SKILL CLINICS?

Yes! DHYS is proud to offer additional training from professional coaches: pitching clinics with Coach Talya DiGirolamo and catching clinics with Coach Kerry Busby. Clinics are available to all players. More information to be provided in-season.

 

WHY DOES MY DAUGHTER SEEM OLDER THAN HER ASSIGNED AGE GROUP? CAN SHE PLAY UP?

Age groups are determined by a player's age on JANUARY 1 of the current year, i.e. 5-6 year olds on 1/1 are 6U, 7-8 year olds on 1/1 are 8U, 9-10 year olds on 1/1 are 10U, etc.

DHYS does not encourage "playing up" as a rule, with very few exceptions. Age group changes must be approved by the board.

 

WHEN DO THE SEASONS START AND END?

SPRING season runs from March-May, with evaluations and start of practice in February.

SELECT season runs concurrently with Spring rec league*.

ALL STARS play from May-June (approximately)*.

FALL season runs from September-November, evaluations and start of practice in August.

*more info on Select and All Stars can be found on the Select/All Star tab of this website.