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Located in Darien IL, the Darien Youth club serves young athletes from all of DuPage County. As well, DYC is a 100% VOLUNTEER ran club!

Darien Youth Club formed in 1960



About the Program
We understand your family has many options to choose from when it comes to playing sports. DYC has been providing wholesome activities and entertainment to the residents of Darien and surrounding communities since 1960. DYC is committed to providing an instructional/intramural environment where everyone plays! The softball league is run entirely by volunteers from the commissioner to the managers/coaches and provides girls, ages 5 - 14 of all abilities, an opportunity to learn and enjoy this exciting and rewarding sport. In addition to learning the game, kids will also learn how to be part of a team, communicate and problem solve with their peers, learn respect for their teammates, coaches, opponents and umpires, and begin to build leadership skills. Softball, like many sports, gives kids an opportunity to make new friendships which may last a lifetime! 

2018 Season Schedules:
8U Aggies Schedule
8U Jayhawks Schedule
10U Yellow Jackets Schedule
10U Razorbacks Schedule
12U Sun Devil’s Schedule

Tournament/Championship Schedule:
10U&12U Double Elimination Tournament Saturday 6/16 & Sunday 6/17
10U & 12U Championships; Saturday 6/23 (Backup Date Sunday 6/24)

Darien Field Locations
Hinsbrook North and South (Closest Major Intersection is Cass Ave and Hinsbrook Ave)
Eisenhower Jr. High (1410 75th St. Darien)
Cass Jr. High (8502 Bailey Rd. Darien)
Darien Community Park (7100 Clarendon Hills Rd, Darien)

Participating Town Field Locations
Burr Ridge/Willowbrook (BRW) - Borse Fields
Lisle – Surrey Ridge Sports Complex
Westmont – Diane Main Field
Woodridge - Janes Ave. N.E.
Woodridge – Jefferson Jr. High
Woodridge – Orchard Field

Current Rules of Play:
2018 Minors 8U Inter League Rules
2018 Majors 10U Inter League Rules
2018 Juniors 12U Inter League Rules

While Engaging in Softball Practices and Games:

  • ALL managers, coaches, players, umpires, and parents shall treat each other with dignity and respect during all practices and games; misconduct may result in displinary action
  • KIDS are playing the game
  • Managers and Coaches are VOLUNTEERS
  •  Umpires are HUMAN
  •  Your child will NOT be scouted by a college or major league team during a DYC game or practice

Fundamentals 6U Ages 5 & 6
Minors 8U Ages 7 & 8 (No Arc / Coach Pitch)
Majors 10U Ages  9 &10 (Fast Pitch) 
Juniors 12U Ages 11 &12 (Fast Pitch)
Seniors 14U Ages 13 &14 (Fast Pitch)

Age eligibility is based on the child's age on January 1st of current season
All leagues, except Fundamentals, travel to play away games at surrounding towns (BurrRidge/Willowbrook (BRW), Lisle, Westmont, and Woodrige)

Formation of Teams

The DYC softball league is instructional/intramural at it's core and the goal is to create balanced teams to ensure enjoyment of the game for all players. We also understand that some managers like to form their own teams. In an effort to strike a balance, in 2018 managers can form a team of 6 players, in which that total will include their own daughter(s), while picking remaining players from the draft.

  • Fundamentals of Softball: These teams are mostly selected randomly which gives kids an opportunity to meet kids from other schools. Requests to play on a certain team will be considered but cannot be guaranteed. Please note such requests on the registration form.
  • All other Levels: Players attend a pre-season work-out where the players are evalutated and observed by the league commissioner, directors, and coaches.The teams are then chosen by the team manager/coaches in a draft fashion. 

Commissioner and Directors:
It is the responsibility of the Commissioner and Directors to effectively lead and manage the softball program. If you have questions, concerns, comments or suggestions, please reachout to the below contacts as we welcome your feedback.

Steve Crumpler
Commissioner; 8U and 12U Director
Phone: 331-251-3080

Jill Armbruster
Director of Softball Fundamentals

Darwynn Carter
Director of Majors 10U Softball

Contact Us

Darien Youth Club (DYC)

1702 Plainfield Road 
Darien, Illinois 60561

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Phone : 630-205-0202
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