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Welcome to Home of Batavia Youth Baseball (BYB)

Founded in 1956, BYB is an all-volunteer organization offering a quality baseball program for the children of Batavia and Mooseheart.  Our programs serve over 1,200 players age 6 to 17 with over 90 teams.  With no financial support from any local government,  BYB raises funds through local sponsors, donations, and player fund raising. BYB is in constant need of adult volunteers to coach, prep fields, sell concessions, umpire games, etc.  We encourage and need your assistance.  BYB holds monthly board meetings (open to the public) on the second Tuesday of each month at the Batavia Civic Center, 327 W. Wilson, 7:30 PM during the off-season, 8:30 PM during the season May through July. 

Speed Training


Middle School and High School Ages 

3 Week Session Held @ The Dawg Pound

$75 per athlete 

Min/Max (5/10)


Registration Link:

Middle School - http://assn.la/Reg/?r=1:290159

High School - http://assn.la/Reg/?r=1:290160


For the past 14 years, Coach Farthing has coached cross country and/or track at junior high and high schools and at the youth level through the Chicago Flyers Track Club.


Currently, Coach Farthing is an assistant girls cross country and boys track coach at Downers Grove South High (DGS) where he is responsible for designing training plans for the sprinters and hurdlers.  During the past four years, Coach Farthing has been responsible for the implementation of speed training and strength training programs for cross cross country and track.  


In addition to coaching cross country and track at DGS, Coach Farthing also serves as the speed coach for the school’s football team.  His responsibilities included designing a speed and agility training plan to be implemented during summer camp and throughout the season.  Last fall, DGS qualified for the playoffs for the first time in five years.  Coaches and athletes attributed the inclusion of sport-specific speed training into their program as a major reason for their success.


Outside of coaching at DGS, Coach Farthing conducts speed training sessions through his company, Coach Mike Speed Performance.  He uses “outside the box” practical approaches to improving speed.  Coach Farthing has coached athletes from many sports including track, cross country, soccer, football, baseball, and softball.


Clinic Overview

Each speed session will include the following components:

Neuromuscular Activation 

Biomechanics of Sprinting

Sport-Specific Speed and Footwork Drills

Isometric/Plyometric Strength Training

Timed Sprints

Video Analysis

Take Home Drills



Sunday, October 11  2:00-3:00 PM (Middle School)

Sunday, October 11, 3:00-4:00 PM (High School)

Sunday, October 18, 2:00-3:00 PM (Middle School)

Sunday, October 18, 3:00-4:00 PM (High School)

Sunday, October 25, 2:00-3:00 PM (Middle School)

Sunday, October 25, 3:00-4:00 PM (High School)


For questions please contact:

Mike Farthing



by posted 09/24/2020
2020 Dawg Pound FUNdamental Fridays

Dawg Pound FUNdamental Fridays (Week 4 - 9/25)

Future Dates To Be Announced Soon

8-11yr olds 4-5pm - http://assn.la/Reg/?r=1:290057

8-11yr olds 5-6pm - http://assn.la/Reg/?r=1:290058

12-14yr olds 6-7pm - http://assn.la/Reg/?r=1:290059


Come in and learn proper footwork, glovework and throwing all while having FUN. 

Each clinic will be open to the first 10 players that sign up. 

$25 per child each session 

If you have questions please email coach Bryan Farrington.

Email: coachbryanfarrington@gmail.com

by posted 08/24/2020
Jason Prescott

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we inform you of Jason's passing on February 17th.

To quote one of our board members and anyone who got to know Jason - "Jason was a great guy and great father.  He was always a selfless man always helping kids' sports and activities."  He will be greatly missed by all.

Please support the Prescott family if you can during this challenging time. 



Thank you,

Batavia Youth Baseball

by posted 02/18/2020
Highlights of BYB
13u Red placed 2nd place out of 14 teams in the 90  degrees at Aurora Summer Heat Tournament.BYB Pony Marlins won 1st place in their Fall 2016 playoff bracket.  Great way to end the season!Congratulations to the Cardinals, who ended the regular season in 1st place, and who won the Majors playoff championship.These boys faught hard for two days in the Bloomingdale Bash Tournament. Come from behind wins, beating teams they were supposed to lose to, and scoring runs like crazy. They finally lost the championship in extra innings to the home team 5-4. These boys played great and showed a huge amount of heart. Great job Dawgs!June 3-5, 2016: The 12U Red Bulldogs team won their home tournament over the solid Batavia Bandits. Congrats boys.The Batavia Bulldogs 13U Gold team won the 2016 North Aurora Baseball Association 13U Memorial Tournament. The Bulldogs won the championship 3-2 in a hard fought game. Pitching, defense, and timely baserunning proved to be the difference.The 13U Gold team won the 2016 Mother's Day Mayhem Tournament in Roselle by going 5-0. The Bulldogs saved their best pitching and defense for the final game, winning 4-3 with the tying run left on 3rd. Great job Bulldogs!!14 Red took 2nd place at the Crystal Lake Grand Slam Classic12U Gold finished in second place at the Lombard Spring Invitational tournament13U GOLD WINS ST. CHARLES EARLY BIRD B TOURNAMENT<br>Batavia went 5-0, outscoring their opponents 59-15 in the tournament. All of the kids played great and really executed well as a team. Congrats!!

by posted 04/25/2016
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