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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DHYS Sponsor Offering Free Summer Camps!

On behalf of your Georgia Best Chevy Dealers…

Chevrolet is hosting four FREE youth baseball instructional clinics for boys and girls ages 6-14*at Turner Field.  Instruction will be provided by the experienced staff and players of Ripken Baseball!

Players will break out into age groups and rotate through stations to learn the essentials of hitting, fielding, throwing and more!

*Special Needs participants of all ages are welcome to attend.

Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis – register NOW to secure your spot!

When:

Please choose one of the below dates:        

1. Monday, June 22nd

2. Tuesday, June 23rd

3. Wednesday, June 24th (*Our special needs group will be attending on this day! For more information, please contact Elyse Hart.)

4. Thursday, June 25th

Where: Turner Field – Home of the Atlanta Braves!

Schedule:

Check-In: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Clinic: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Snacks: 1:00 PM

Online Registration is Easy!

1.  Go to www.youthsportsclinics.com

2.  Click the blue “Register Now” button

3.  Select “Atlanta” in the drop-down menu

4.  Enter the password “playball” (all lowercase, no spaces) and click “Submit”

5.  Click “Register Now” for desired session and enter registration information. Click “Add Attendee” on the next screen to add players.

6.  Click the blue “Complete Registration” button at the end of the page to submit your registration!

7.  Don’t forget to download the waiver (from the website OR your confirmation e-mail!). Each child must have a completed waiver to participate!

Please do not hesitate to contact Elyse Hart at 678-672-1728 or if you have any questions! See you there!


Summer Sandlot Registration Extended; Major League Age Range Expanded!

2015 DHYS Summer Sandlot registration has been extended to Wednesday, May 20 at 5 pm.  Also, due to significant demand, players born after April 30, 2001 are now eligible to play in the 2015 Sandlot Major League.  By slightly expanding the age range for the Major League, we are able to accommodate the many players who have contacted DHYS expressing a desire to play baseball this season.  To secure your player’s spot, please register here !

Available leagues this year are: Rookie (6U), A-AA (8U), AAA (10U) and Major (12U).  The season will begin the weekend after Memorial Day and will conclude the last weekend of July.  There will be no games the weekend of July 4.
 
Summer Sandlot is ideal for kids of all abilities—from first-time players with no organized baseball experience, to experienced players just looking to have fun and/or stay sharp during the summer months.  There are no scheduled practices, and teams play one game per week, on either Friday or Saturday evening.  The setting is relaxed and the style of play is generally less competitive and more recreation-focused than we see in our fall and spring seasons, by design.
 
If you have additional questions, please contact Jess Davis at

Click Here for Information on DHYS 2015 Tournament Teams!


Planning Your Summer?
How about a Summer Baseball Camp!

 

Summer's just around the corner!  Our partners Emory University and Pitching for Excellence have finalized their summer camp schedules.  Please click here for more information and registration process.

 


DHYS on Social Media!

 

 

DHYS is stepping up its game on social media!  Follow us on Facebook.  Our Twitter account will give you real time news and updates, including field status (rainouts).  And help our new Instagram account go viral by sending pictures from around the park to   or texting to (770) 757-2227. And don't forget to include a caption!  Tag us everywhere at #dhysbaseball.


Jim "Big Pop" Cobb (1937-2014)

 

 

 

 

You may have noticed "Big Pop" on our players' jersey sleeves this season. Who is Big Pop?

Jim “Big Pop” Cobb was a life-long coach, umpire and scorekeeper for countless youth baseball teams at Medlock Park over the years.   He coached his son and neighborhood kids, and went on to do the same for his grandson and the sons of the same neighborhood kids he coached years earlier.  Many of his former young players would still call him by his well-deserved nickname: "Big Pop."  We were lucky to have his services well beyond coaching.  Big Pop would often be seen even in recent seasons cutting the grass along the foul lines by hand, and painting the outfield foul lines on Friday’s before game time.  Jamie Laubenthal recalls one day last year when he came by to deliver his hand-drawn diagram, instructions, and material list on how to make the home plate templates we all use to chalk the field.  He was always working out at the park, and we will miss his positive energy very much. 

His family tells us that one of his proudest moments occurred when DHYS honored him by naming Field 4 at Medlock Park the Coach Jim "Big Pop" Cobb Field. DHYS will miss Big Pop, and all that he did for two generations of baseball players!  There will be a memorial service for Jim in the Spring.

His obituary can be viewed at the link here.

 

 

 


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

 



 

 

 

(404) 843 - 3323


Key Contacts:

President - Jon Neville - 

Upper Division VP - Julie Kooken -  

Senior League Director - Kirk Setzer -  

Middle School League Director - Kevin Perry -  

Major League Director - Stan Flowers & Tim Turner -  

AAA National League Director - Andy Dickinson -  

AAA American League Director - Arthur Ebbs -  

Lower Division VP - Joey Brosnan -  

AA League Director - Jason Berzsenyi - 

A League Director - Charlie Rogers -  

Rookie League Director - Graham Barron -  

DeKalb County Parks and Recreation Administration Contacts


 

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Batting Cages - Medlock Park OPEN (5/29) 
Clubhouse - Medlock Park OPEN (5/29) 
Concession Stand - Medlock Park TBD (5/29) 
Field 1 - Major - Medlock Park TBD (5/29) 
Field 2 - AAA - Medlock Park TBD (5/29) 
Field 3 - A - Medlock Park TBD (5/29) 
Field 4 - AAA - Medlock Park TBD (5/29) 
Field 5 - Rookie - Medlock Park TBD (5/29) 
Field 6 - Senior - Medlock Park TBD (5/29) 
Field 7 - AA - Medlock Park TBD (5/29) 
Field 8 - Rookie - Medlock Park TBD (5/29) 
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