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.
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.
Each speed session will include the following components:
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.