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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Softball Registration is NOW OPEN

Baseball Registration Opens Jan. 7!

 

 

Atlanta Rough Riders Softball Registration (5U to 18U) is NOW Open.

Give the gift of softball to your daughter this holiday season!  The Atlanta Rough Riders Softball Registration is now open and will go through January 23.  Click here to register!  Here are the important dates for your calendar:

December 15:  Registration Opens

January 20 & 21:  Player Evaluations (at Rough Riders Field)

January 23:  Registration Ends

January 24:  Player Selection/Draft

February 2:  Practice Begins

March 7:  Opening Day/Team Pictures

April 6-10:  Spring Break (No Games)

May 2/9:  Championship Day

 

DHYS Spring Baseball Season Registration (5U to 12U) Starts January 7

DHYS Baseball Registration will be held January 7 – 21 for children age 5 – 12 as of April 30, 2015.  Click here to register at that time.

Please note that player caps are in place at DHYS and many of our leagues are likely to be over-subscribed. Please be sure to register by the 21st so as to be eligible for full consideration for being placed on a team. Registering "first" does not guarantee a player slot. If there are more players registered for a particular age group than our participation limits allow, we will use a series of factors to determine the participation roster for this Spring season. Assuming there is space available, late fees apply after January 21. Skill evaluations are scheduled to take place Saturday, January 31--times will be announced soon.

Players who are 13 or 14 as of April 30, 2015 will be able to register for spring recreational baseball in March.  Our 13/14U League will begin after the anticipated end of Middle School Season.  Here are the important dates for your calendar:

January 7 – 21:  Spring 2015 5U-12U Baseball Registration

February 23:  Practices Begin

February 28:  Field Work Day—Come help get our fields ready for Spring!

March 1 – 21:  13U/14U Baseball Registration

March 7:  Grapefruit Games Begin

March 23Regular Season Games Begin

March 27:  Opening Night Festivities & Auction

April 6 – 10:  Spring Break (No Games)

May 1:  DHYS Night at the Braves


Get Ready for Spring with the
Emory Winter Baseball Camp!

Sign up now for the Emory Winter Baseball Camp, open to ages 5-14.  The camp runs December 26 and 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Cost per player is $100.  Click here to register on the Emory website.

Consider a DHYS Sponsorship!

With more than 150,000 visitors to Medlock each year, sponsorship of DHYS provides a great opportunity to help improve the baseball experience of each and every DHYS player AND gain exposure for your business among DHYS area families, friends, visiting teams and area residents who frequent the park year round! Our DHYS families come from numerous communities in and around Medlock Park (including Decatur, Oak Grove, Druid Hills, Emory, Morningside, Virginia-Highlands, Stone Mountain, Oakhurst and others). 

Maintaining and improving our park facilities is a constant challenge. Sponsorships are what make critical improvements possible. It's a win-win scenario! Become a sponsor today and help us to improve and maintain the park, increase your business's visibility among area families and receive a tax deduction while supporting local youth baseball.
 

Our four sponsorship opportunities include:
                                                                                                                                          
General/Team Sponsorship ($400)

  • 5-foot banner supporting a team or your league of choice
  • Company ad on DHYS website (with company link if desired)
  • Listing in the team directory

Field Sponsorship ($1,000)

  • An 8-foot banners hung on your field of choice
  • Company ad on DHYS website (with company link if desired)
  • Half-page ad in the DHYS directory

Scoreboard Sponsorship ($3,000)

  • Company logo placed on one of the scoreboards AND an 8-foot banner hung on your field of choice
  • Special recognition on DHYS website, along with an ad and a company link if desired
  • Full-page ad in the DHYS directory

Medlock Park Partner ($7,500)

  • Company logo placed on one of the scoreboards and an 8-foot banner hung on EVERY field in the park
  • Special recognition on the DHYS website, along with an ad and a company link if desired
  • Full-page ad in the team directory

All sponsors are invited to set up a promotions table at our Opening Day Ceremonies in the Spring.
 

Corporate sponsorships are also available. Please contact Michael Rafter,   ( ), or 404-443-6702.

Click here to Download our Sponsorship Donation Form


Commemorative Pavilion Bricks

In addition to Sponsorships, a great way to support DHYS is to purchase a personalized commemorative brick that will be placed in the pavilion at the center of the park.  The bricks are personalized with two lines of up to 18 characters each.  Whether commemorating a player, family member, friend, coach, or team that meant a lot to your DHYS experience, purchasing a brick will both support the park and leave your mark at DHYS.  Simply Click the Brick below to secure your place at DHYS today!



100 Gloves Project a Huge Success!

We received the following email from Dina Zeckhausen, reporting in on the results of our efforts to collect used baseball equipment for the Julie Castillo League in The Dominican Republic:


Thank you SO Much for your help with getting the word out about 100 Gloves! This afternoon we picked up a bin overflowing with equipment from DHYS. (Please visit our Facebook page, where I just posted some photos of the updated loot.) We got lots of small gloves, cleats and bats from your group--which was perfect because we had already gotten lots of big stuff for the high school age kids. This was a very successful drive!

We will keep you in the loop about shipping and distributing the equipment. It may not be until December: we are considering a Xmas trip, where the boys will get to play Santa. :)

In the meantime, thanks again...wishing you and your League a great end of the baseball season!



 

 

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Key Contacts:

President - Jon Neville - 

Upper Division VP - Julie Kooken - 

PONY League Director - Kirk Setzer - 

Middle School League Director - Kevin Perry - 

Bronco League Director - Stan Flowers & Tim Turner - 

International League Director - Andy Dickinson - 

Mustang League Director - Arthur Ebbs - 

Lower Division VP - Joey Brosnan - 

Pinto 8U League Director - Jason Berzsenyi - 

Pinto 7U League Director - Charlie Rogers - 

Shetland League Director -Graham Barron - 

DeKalb County Parks and Recreation Administration Contacts



 

 

 

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Upcoming Clubhouse Events

Sunday, 01/04/2014 Board Meeting

Wednesday, 01/07/2015 7PM Middle School Managers Meeting

PAVILION RESERVATIONS

 

Field Status
Batting Cages - Medlock Park OPEN (12/20) 
Clubhouse - Medlock Park OPEN (12/20) 
Concession Stand - Medlock Park TBD (12/20) 
Field 1 - Bronco - Medlock Park TBD (12/20) 
Field 2 - International - Medlock Park TBD (12/20) 
Field 3 - Pinto - Medlock Park TBD (12/20) 
Field 4 - Mustang - Medlock Park TBD (12/20) 
Field 5 - Shetland - Medlock Park TBD (12/20) 
Field 6 - Pony - Medlock Park TBD (12/20) 
Field 7 - Pinto - Medlock Park TBD (12/20) 
Field 8 - Shetland - Medlock Park TBD (12/20) 
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In the Brick Sales
Commemorative Pavilion Brick

Your donation includes a personalized engraved brick to become part of a patio in conjunction with the new picnic pavilion. If you purchase 2 bricks with the same engraving, there is a $25 discount....