2018 American Legion Youth Baseball Summer League

10/16/17 - Application Period Opens

3/30/18 - Deadline for applications/payments

ALYB Leagues/Age Groups

Player league age is determined by their age as of April 30, 2018

IMPORTANT: All applications and payments in full are due by March 30, 2018.  Roster spots at each age level are limited (see spots available below) and will be filled on a first come/first paid basis.  An online application without payment does not reserve a roster spot.  Don't delay and ensure your roster spot today!

Pony League

(15 And under)

  • IHSA/IESA Rules
  • 80-Foot Bases
  • 54-Foot Pitching Distance
  • Metal Spikes Allowed

A League

(12 and Under)

  • Little League Rules
  • 60-Foot Bases
  • 46-Foot Pitching Distance
  • Mandatory Playing Time

B League

(10 and Under)

  • Little League Rules
  • 60-Foot Bases
  • 46-Foot Pitching Distance
  • Mandatory Playing Time

C League

(8 and Under)

  • Little League Rules w/Modifications
  • 55-Foot Bases
  • Pitching Machine Utilized
  • Mandatory Playing Time

D League

(6 and Under)

  • Little League Rules w/Modifications
  • 50-Foot Bases
  • Pitching Machine/Batting Tee
  • Everyone Plays

The ALYB Program

The American Legion Youth Baseball Program (ALYB) strives to offer the best opportunity for young athletes in East-Central Illinois. Since 1949, the Danville American Legion Post 210 has been providing the opportunity for the youth of the community and surrounding areas to participate in a recreational baseball program. As a non-profit organization with a 2016 operating budget of over $85,000, we rely heavily on local businesses, team sponsors, and volunteers to support, maintain and improve our park and its facilities.

We are proud to offer five baseball fields for players ranging in age from 4 to 15, with a centrally located Concession Stand and year-end awards for all participants. We strive to offer balanced leagues and are open to comments, ideas, and suggestions at our open Board Meetings. We thank the community and all of the participating families for their yearly support that allows us to continue to provide this opportunity for area youth.

  • 2015 Opening Day

facility parking

General parking is not permitted behind the Concession Stand Building. This area is reserved for umpires, Board Members and handicap permit holders only.

Post 210 Parking

The lower level parking lot is reserved for Post 210 Legion members, our veterans and those individuals that are going inside the Legion Post 210 Building.

No Alcohol

Alcohol is strictly prohibited at any game site.

Service Road

The road between the playing fields and North Ridge is closed during games. Please do not drive around the orange barricades or on the white rock.

No smoking/Vaping

Smoking/Vaping is only permitted in designated areas of the ALYB facility. Smoking/Vaping is not allowed in close proximity of any playing field.

Pets

Pets are not allowed at the ALYB facility during practices or games.

Frequently asked questions

Why Choose American Legion Youth Baseball?

The American Legion Board takes great pride in its focus on providing the best overall youth baseball experience for players and families in the Central Illinois area. Our Board feels that we owe it to the youth of our community and the surrounding areas to make their experience in our Youth Baseball Program as positive and educational as possible.

We offer leagues for players ranging in age from 4-15 years old and have set forth clear overall program objectives as well as age-specific program objectives. 

Who Can Join the ALYB Program?

Any child meeting the age requirements for one of ALYB's leagues is eligible for active player membership. There are no league boundaries in determining if a player is eligible to apply to play American Legion Youth Baseball. Applications are open to all individuals and league assignments are determined based on the age guidelines defined within this site.

When Are Summer League Practices and Games?

Coaches are permitted to select one weekday and one weekend practice time at the scheduled Mandatory Work Day in early spring.

All teams will be scheduled to play 1-2 games per week, with regularly scheduled games typically occurring Monday-Thursday evenings. Game times are 5:45 pm and 7:30 pm for A, B and C Leagues, 5:45 and 6:45 for D League and 5:45 and 7:45 for Pony League.

Opening Day typically occurs on a Saturday in mid-May with the first game starting at 12 Noon.

What Sponsorship Opportunities Are Available?

We offer businesses the opportunity to advertise at our facility through signs that are displayed on the outfield fences or through signs that are posted on our Eagle’s Nest/Announcer’s Tower. Our packages include a 4×8 full-color billboard or a 1.5×2 full-color sign along with a choice of a 1-year or multi-year agreement. Just complete the Outfield Sign Agreement and provide us with the artwork that you would like on your sign.

Our team sponsorship opportunities allow your business to sponsor anywhere from 1-5 teams at our facility during both the Summer and Fall Seasons. In addition to your team sponsorship, if your business has a website we will also provide a link on our website for all visitors to access information about your company.

 

Does ALYB Offer a Fall League?

ALYB offers a Fall Baseball Program that is intended to offer players an opportunity to continue their skills development and to prepare those players that will be moving up in age group the following summer an opportunity to experience the higher age group early.

Player Applications for the Fall League are accepted online beginning in late June.  Individual applications can be turned in at the Concession Stand Building during game nights.

Teams from surrounding communities are invited to play with ALYB approved rosters.

NOTE: There is no connection between ALYB Summer and Fall Leagues.  A player is eligible to participate in a particular Fall league based on the player's age on April 30th of the following calendar year.

Special Thanks To...

Ribbe Trucking

Matt Hinchee

Jim Spencer Family

Pete Powell