2017 ALYB Summer League
April 24th - Team Practices Begin
May 20th - Opening Day Ceremonies/Picture Day
May 22nd - Pony League Season Begins
May 30th - D League Season Begins
July 16th-20th - A,B,C League Tournaments
July 20th - Championship Games/Awards Night
July 21st-23rd - Pony League Tournament
ALYB Leagues/Age Groups
A player's league age is determined by their age as of April 30, 2017
(15 And under)
(12 and Under)
(10 and Under)
(8 and Under)
(6 and Under)
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 5 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.
Frequently asked questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.