Nichole Bouchard
Parks & Recreation
(636) 755-5308
Spring Youth Baseball & Softball
New Horizons Youth Baseball & Softball League (NHYBL)

Registration opens January 1, 2024 and closes February 19, 2024. 

Registration Link

Registration is still open for 3-4 T-Ball single players, 7U Baseball single players and full team registration for all ages ONLY.  Please use the registration link above.

Registration is closed for all other age groups.  We are working hard on putting teams and coaches together at this time.  The next communication will happen with your coach around the date of our coach meeting, March 11.

If you have not heard from your coach by the end of the week on March 15th, please reach out to Practices will begin in March with games starting in April. 

If you are a current coach who has not been in communication with Nichole yet, please send her an email to check in. 

PLAY BALL! The City of Dardenne Prairie brings you a recreational spring softball and baseball league. Dardenne Prairie Parks and Recreation is part of the New Horizons Youth Baseball League (NHYBL). This league consists of Wentzville, New Melle, Flint Hill, Dardenne Prairie, and Wright City. Players/Teams participating in 7U League or older are a part of the NHYBL. Players/Teams participating in T-Ball or Coach Pitch Baseball are not a part of the NHYBL and will play solely at City Hall Park here in Dardenne Prairie.

Being a part of Dardenne Prairie recreational baseball league you will have the opportunity to have scheduled practices at our fields located at City Hall Park, scheduled time in the batting cages, along with the opportunity to join all Dardenne Prairie teams at a select Cardinals game!

CLICK HERE and use the USSSA Age Calculator.


Practices for 7U baseball/8U Softball and older will begin the weekend of March 9th. During the preseason, teams may practice twice per week, one hour during the week and one and half hour on the weekend (up to 2.5 hours per week). Teams will be scheduled for batting cages typically one hour before or one hour after practice, as able. This will continue until games begin on the week of April 8, then teams will be given 1.5 hours per week field time and 1 hour batting cage time (usually before or after scheduled field time on Saturday or Sunday).

T-Ball and Coach Pitch teams will be given 1.5 hours per week and will only practice on weekends beginning in March. Games will typically be scheduled on Thursday evenings only. If you have any questions, please email Nichole

* Please note that practice times are ultimately decided by the volunteer coach and may vary from what's above.


Games will start the week of April 8th. Teams registered through Dardenne Prairie will play their homes games at City Hall Park and will play a minimum of half their games at home; away games will be played at any of the cites listed above including Dardenne Prairie. Games will be played Monday through Friday at either 6:00 PM or 8:00 PM and game length can be found in the rule book below. We will keep score and standings for all NHYBL games (7U and older) and 1st and 2nd place teams in each division receive trophies by their home associations.

To find your team's schedule, league standing or directions to the field you’re playing at, visit the NHYBL website at
RainOut Line can be found at by calling 636-202-2002


Players in 7U and higher will have to provide their own baseball glove and batting helmet.  Recommended equipment would be a baseball bat and cleats, but these are not required. Note that metal spikes/cleats are not permitted on any league field. Teams playing 7U and up will order their own uniforms once teams are established and start practicing. A team parent and/or coach will take the lead on uniform orders. 

T-Ball and Coach Pitch teams will be provided 5 batting helmets to use for the season, baseballs (safe-t-soft level 3) and practice/game balls. The City will also provide uniforms shirts for those participating in T-Ball or Coach Pitch Baseball.

The Bat Rule will be the same as the USSSA. 

7.01.C All bats for age divisions 14U and younger must be permanently stamped with the new USSSA 1.15 BPF Mark (Chart 7.01.C), or BBCOR.50 Certified Mark or made of wood and manufactured by a licensed USSSA manufacturer. 7.01.C.1 Effective January 1st, 2020, all 13U players must use a maximum drop 8 (-8) bat with the official USSSA 1.15 BPF Mark permanently stamped. 7.01.C.2 All 14u players must use a maximum drop 5 (-5) bat with the official USSSA 1.15 BPF Mark Permanently stamped. 


This registration is for individuals who do not have a team already and all partial teams. Dardenne Prairie Recreation will place you on a team. Partial teams will most likely be placed in the silver division, and individual registration teams will most likely be placed in the bronze division. Please remember that this league is based on volunteer coaches to manage teams. If you wish to play with a certain coach or player, you can put that in the notes section when you register. We will do our best to accommodate but there is no guarantee of this request.

Cancelations will only be accepted until the first practice, which is the weekend of March 9.  Refunds will not include the processing fee. After March 9th, no refunds will be issued due to start of practice and season. 

Deadline to register is February 19th or until full. Any remaining roster spots will remain open until after the deadline, so please check for availabilities by selecting the link above.

***Please note if a league is showing "Full" please put your child on the wait list as we’ll create teams when possible*** 


A full roster of 10 to 15 players is expected for this registration. Team registration gives coaches with full teams the advantage of not having extra players added to their team. The coach will register his/her team and will need to complete a team roster (excel) that will be collected by the League Supervisor. Coaches that utilize team registration will most likely be in the gold division (or highest division).

Deadline to register is February 19th or until full.



If you have a partial team or want to request players, please fill out the roster form (excel) and email that to Nichole, by the registration deadline. Coaches need to complete the online registration /practice request form by the registration deadline and the background check (online)  is paid for by the City.

***Coaches not wanting additional players added to their roster must register as a complete team***

Registration Check List for Coaches

1) Register your team and make payment ($1330.00) Registration Link
2) Complete Background check here
3) Online Coach registration / practice request form
4) Fill out and submit roster (official updated roster and release forms )
5) Collect signed Program Release Forms from each player (coach to collect and send in once entire team has completed).  Email to or drop off at City Hall.
All the above items are needed to receive official practice times.  First come, first served for practice times.
6) Attend coaches meeting - March 11th, 2024. 6pm at Dardenne Prairie City Hall
7) Order Uniforms (You are responsible for these.  Each player must have a number and that number must be 6 inch high.)


The Umpire In Chief provides excellent umpire training clinics. Since this is a requirement for new umpires, the clinics are free of charge and are provided both in-house and on-the-field. We are looking for boys and girls, men and women, who are committed, enthusiastic, and willing to work hard.

  • 14 years of age or older
  • Experience helpful, but not required
  • Pay $35 to $50 per game depending on experience

Games are typically played Monday through Thursday at 6 and 8 p.m. (umpires can request early games only).

Thursday, March 7th at 6:00pm  – New Umpiring Orientation at Lake Saint Louis City Hall (200 Civic Center Drive)

Tuesday, March 19th at 6:00pm – Umpires 0 to 3 years’ experience at Lake Saint Louis City Hall (200 Civic Center Drive) 

* If a new umpire can't make the meeting please attend another meeting to get updated.

First year umpires starting pay will be $35.00 per game!!! 

Outdoor Trainings will follow the meetings above and those dates will be given at a later date.


If you would like to umpire for the New Horizons League, plan on attending the New Umpire Orientation at Dardenne Prairie City Hall (2032 Hanley Rd). This meeting will last around 2 hours and will provide basic information regarding umpiring with us and some league rule information. Umpires will then attend up to two more meetings (one per week), depending on the qualifications they fall under, that also start at 6:30pm. Please note the dates and locations listed below and complete the paperwork under the "Sign Up" section to bring to the first meeting you attend. For those who are new to umpiring, please email Nichole at and let her know you'll be attending the new Umpire Orientation or if you have any questions.

*TBD  – New Umpiring Orientation at Dardenne Prairie City Hall (2032 Hanley Rd)
**TBD – Umpires 0 to 3 years’ experience at Dardenne Prairie City Hall (2032 Hanley Rd)
**TBD – Umpires 0 to 3 years’ experience at Dardenne Prairie City Hall (2032 Hanley Rd)

* If a new umpire can't make the meeting, please attend another meeting to get updated.
** Umpires will only need to attend one of the meetings, not both.

Outdoor Trainings will follow the meetings above and those dates will be given at a later date.

Umpire Sign Up

Complete Umpire Forms and submit to: 


City Hall Dardenne Prairie
2032 Hanley Rd
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

The Umpire Clinics will be held in the evening hours starting mid-March. Once registered umpires will receive more information on training dates/times.
* In order to umpire at the City of Dardenne Prairie you must register for direct deposit and provide W9 even if you umpire in other league cities.