Diablos Baseball is a competitive travel baseball program playing out of the Brook Run Park Baseball Fields and Lambert High School. The program is designed to transition players to varsity level baseball.
The 13u, 14u, 15u and 16u Diablos teams build on previous experiences, teach new skills and adjust to larger fields and the faster-paced game. All of the Diablos teams are coached by professionals with years of experience with high school, college, and professional baseball. They are committed to developing every player to his fullest potential, on and off the field.
The annual dues to be a part of the DSB Diablos is $3,100. Your payments will not be in a lump sum arrangement. Rather, the total amount will be paid in amounts spread out in eight payments throughout the year-long season. A payment schedule will be provided in the fall so you can budget the payments over the year.
Your dues pay for tournament entry fees (minimum of ten), umpires for doubleheaders, uniforms, equipment, coaching supplements, field time at the Brook Run Park Baseball Fields, Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta and a variety of other expenses. Your payment includes the cost of marketing, internet coverage, signage and over-all marketing of the brand over the course of the year. As the Diablos franchise continues to grow and succeed, we are increasing the level of community awareness of the program. Additionally, this money will go towards any overages the program may incur (additional uniform items, unexpected costs, etc), throughout the year. Please keep in mind that this amount does not include travel arrangements to tournaments or World Series events such as hotel stays and meals.
An important component of the player dues is the contribution to Dunwoody Senior Baseball. Each team makes a contribution of $3,000 per year to help off-set the operational costs of running the program. DSB is a non-profit organization, so 100% of the fees paid to DSB are used to improve the park and program for all players, regardless of level of play.
Our 2-1-3 Policy
The DSB Diablos hold tryouts in JULY and form team rosters that will compete through July of the following summer. Our program philosophy offers the following commitment to your son:
(2) During the Fall, from late August through early November, the Diablos teams practice or compete a minimum of two days per week. We are advocates of athletes competing in other sports and this process allows for that commitment in the fall.
(1) In the months of January and February, the Diablos teams practice a minimum of one time per week. During this time of the year, we incorporate physical conditioning that varies by age group. The conditioning program is designed to prepare the players for the rigors of the upcoming baseball season.
(3) In the spring/summer season, the Diablos practice or compete a minimum of three days per week completing the season in mid to late July. The spring season begins as the school season is wrapping up. Players commitments to their school teams come first. The Diablos start practicing only when the school season is wrapping up and as most players are becoming available.
By using our 2-1-3 Policy, the Diablos program guarantees a minimum of 60 games and 40 practices during its season. Regularly, the numbers in both categories well exceeds these totals. The 15U season will likely include more games and may last longer than the 13s and 14s.
Your son is about to embark on three pivotal years of baseball, preparing him for a successful high school baseball experience with probable hopes of competing at the collegiate or professional level. To help get him the experience, confidence, maturity, and knowledge of how best to prepare, the DSB Diablos provides high-quality coaching and consistently competitive baseball. Our championship experience in tournaments and World Series play affords the coaching staff the confidence as we embark on yet another successful Diablos season with your student-athlete being a part. Regardless of age group, your son will compete in a program run with top-flight professional instruction. All of the coaches have coached and/or played at the professional/collegiate/high school levels.
The DSB Diablos will compete at the appropriate levels throughout its season. Our belief is that we will initially play at the classification our pitching dictates and then look to play in tournaments later in the spring/summer that are a level above this projection and we will compete in tournaments with open competition levels.
Our intention is to present opportunities for each player to compete at different positions if he desires. As experienced coaches at the high school level, we understand that your son could be a middle infielder at 13u but asked to be an outfielder on his high school team. We try to avoid pigeon-holing a player into one position. We also understand that young players mature at different rates. It is important to continually test and evaluate young players so they have have opportunities to evolve at their own pace.
As we look to maximize player reps, we try to minimize the numbers on each team. With this in mind, we understand that to compete at the highest level of travel baseball, we must try to keep 6 to 8 pitchers. The DSB Diablos 13u and 14u teams will keep 14/15 players. The 15u team keeps more due to the length of tournaments and the number of games in a shorter time span due to spring high school baseball.
The DSB Diablos travel baseball program is a part of the Dunwoody Senior Baseball organization. Since 1975, DSB has been providing players from 13 to 18 years of age an opportunity to play recreational and travel baseball. In 2018, DSB moved from their original home at Dunwoody Park to the Brook Run Park Baseball Fields (two state-of-the-art synthetic turf fields). The Diablos are an important part of that mission. DSB is unique in that it offers a baseball option for every player. Whether they prefer recreational play or a more competitive travel level of experience, DSB offers an option. We encourage all families to support the recreational league and consider it as an option for additional playing time.