Premier Program (formerly Grapefruit):
(Ages 6-18) For those players who begin to advance in skills our Premier Program offers intermediate to advanced players the chance to play against area competition. The Premier Program builds on the fundamentals learned in the Recreational Program with a focus on advanced core skills, baseball rules and strategy. Coaches promote a learning environment and are bound by the DYB rules regarding player positioning allowing players to learn multiple positions. Premier teams do require an increased time commitment from the players and families.
Our Fall season provides an opportunity for players to transition into their new age group prior to the following year's Spring League. It's also great for those new to our program because of the leagues focus on fundamentals. Each league are scheduled to play 8-10 games in the fall with opening day in September, generally ending by mid-November.
Spring is baseball season and therefore our association sees an influx in participation and talent almost doubling our fall participation levels. Each league is scheduled for 10-12 games with opening day in February/March, concluding in May with either a single or double elimination tournament where trophies are awarded for 1st and 2nd place.