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2018 TOURNAMENT ROSTER

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TOURNAMENT CREDENTIALS MEETING - Your District Director will notify you about the time, place and date for the 2018 District Credentials Meeting to verify tournament credentials for DYB tournament play.  Click link below to download Tournament Roster instructions to register players and coaches to qualify your league's 2018 tournament teams in all age divisions.  Every tournament team must create a DYB Tournament Affidavit roster form online for each age division and print and bring three signed originals to the District Credentials Meeting. Tournament rosters must be created on the Manage Teams page in the Baseball 2018 Allstars session.  Only players who are on regular season rosters in the SI Play database may be selected for the league all-star tournament teams.  

NOTE: Some tournament rosters may print an incorrect Tournament Pitching Record as page 2.  Please be sure to print a correct Pitching Record from the Tournaments tab on  the national website to attach to your tournament roster. 

Click here to download complete instructions/forms to qualify tournament teams. 


by posted 03/15/2018
New Bat Performance Standard Effective January 1, 2018

 

       MAJOR BAT CHANGE RULE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018
 

Effective January 1, 2018, all 2 5/8” bats and 2 1/4” bats must meet new performance standards established by USA Baseball, the national governing body of amateur baseball in the United States.  The new bats became available for purchase on September  1, 2017.  NOTE: Travel ball will also allow the use of the new USA Baseball bats in their programs. A complete listing of approved bats is available at usabat.com.  

ALL BATS WITH THE BPF 1.15 STAMP WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR DYB PLAY IN 2018 AND THEREAFTER.   PARENTS SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER THIS RULE BEFORE PURCHASING NEW BATS FOR THEIR PLAYERS FOR THE 2018 SEASON.  

More Information on the USABat Standard 

 

 


by RMS posted 01/21/2018
Tee Ball Stickers-Older Bats

Tee Ball Stickers

Effective January 1, 2018, Dixie Youth Baseball along with Little League, PONY, Babe Ruth, AABC and other youth baseball organizations adopted USA Baseball’s USABat standard for youth baseball and tee ball bats. Unlike standard youth baseball bats, tee ball bats (lengths 26” and shorter) are not required to undergo lab testing to receive approval under the USABat Program. However, to be approved for play within the participating youth baseball programs including Dixie Youth Baseball, newly manufactured tee ball bats must feature the USA Baseball mark.

For older T-Ball bats manufactured before the USA Baseball mark was required, USA Baseball has implemented a Tee Ball Sticker Program. Through the Tee Ball Sticker Program, coaches, league administrators, and parents can order approved stickers to mark tee-ball bats that were manufactured prior to the implementation of the USABat standard. This program will allow for the continued use of tee ball bats that were produced prior to youth baseball’s transition over to the new standard.  Newly manufactured bats will include the verbiage "Only for use with approved tee balls."  This verbiage will also be on the Tee Ball Stickers. 

WARNING: These stickers can only be used on Tee Ball bats.  Under no circumstances can these stickers be used on BPF 1.15 bats.  

ORDER TEE BALL BAT STICKERS


by posted 01/20/2018
Hit & Run Baseball- Modified Forms of the Game

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21, 2018

Contact: Brad Young – , (919) 474-8721 x212

OR Emily Fedewa, (919) 474-8721 x255

 

This announcment is made jointly with Major League Baseball

 

 

MLB AND USA BASEBALL ANNOUNCE “HIT AND RUN BASEBALL,” DESIGNED TO ENCOURAGE YOUTH & AMATEUR PARTICIPATION IN MODIFIED FORMS OF THE GAME

 

Interactive gameplay of Hit and Run Baseball, which fosters player skills development as well as health & safety, will be supported by several youth baseball organizations

 

 

DURHAM, N.C. - Major League Baseball and USA Baseball today announced “Hit and Run Baseball,” a program supporting modified forms of the game that allow players to develop their skills in a more interactive format while also promoting player health and safety. 

 

The program will serve youth leagues, tournament providers and amateur coaches with recommended game formats that can be easily applied at all levels of youth & amateur baseball. Additionally, operators can create their own modified rules to best suit their individual league, tournament or team needs. More information on Hit and Run Baseball is available for coaches, players and administrators at HitandRunBaseball.com

 

Hit and Run Baseball is designed to encourage youth organizations to utilize alternative formats for gameplay, particularly during practices, scrimmages, and tournament play. The program provides customizable templates and recommended formats that can be applied to various age groups and stages of player development.     

 

The basic tenets of Hit and Run Baseball encourage the following:

  • Quicker pace-of-play with more game action by reducing the number of pitches per at-bat, increasing the frequency of balls-in-play, and giving teams bonuses for hitting certain pace-of-play goals; 
  • More engagement with youth players by introducing more diverse game situations, giving players the opportunity to play different defensive positions and providing more opportunities to participate defensively;
  • Improved player health and safety by limiting player pitch counts, particularly among the youngest age groups; and
  • More teaching opportunities for coaches to provide immediate feedback to players. 

 

Pilots of the Hit and Run Baseball program have shown that games are played in a shorter timeframe with more plate appearances and more balls in play, while at the same time requiring pitchers to throw fewer pitches.  Hit and Run Baseball applications during tournament play are particularly helpful in managing pitch counts and ensuring there is enough time to play all brackets of a tournament. 

 

Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr.: “Hit and Run Baseball was created as a teaching tool designed to remind baseball participants that playing our game does not require a one-size-fits-all approach. There are many different ways to structure practice, games and tournaments so that players get the most out of their experiences, particularly through crisp pace of play while also limiting pitch count burdens on pitchers. We have assembled an advisory board, some of whom represent the highest levels of our sport, who will ensure that Hit and Run Baseball remains effective and focused on the overall development and enjoyment of young participants of our game.”  

 

“The importance of fun and actionable forms of game modification was identified early on in our strategic plan for growing our sport,” said Rick Riccobono, USA Baseball’s Chief Development Officer. “By creating this platform, we aim to make baseball available to a wider audience of participants by normalizing alternative methods of gameplay and further energizing the experience within the game.  We’re grateful for the continued support of our member organizations and other amateur partners who are championing initiatives like Hit and Run, as we collectively serve the millions of families engaged in our great sport.”

 

The following youth & amateur organizations actively support Hit and Run Baseball and the general movement to encourage alternative formats of the game: American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC), American Legion, Babe Ruth League, Dixie Youth, Dixie Boys & Majors, Little League International, Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI), National Amateur Baseball Federation (NABF), Ripken Baseball, USA Baseball, NCTB, PONY Baseball and Softball, and Perfect Game


by posted 01/01/2018
Dixie Youth Uses May 1 League Age Cutoff

 

Dixie Youth Baseball will use the May 1 age cutoff for all players in all divisions in 2018 season.

Please contact your State, National or District Directors if you need further informaton on this change.


by posted 08/13/2017
Corrections to 2018 DYB Rule Book

 

Dixie Youth Baseball Inc.

Corrections to 2018 DYB Rule Book 
January 16, 2018 


 Please note the following corrections to 2018 DYB Rule Book: 

 
 (1)  Page 2 – Please see corrected paragraph references for 8.07(3) shown in summary of rule changes:

 
 Rule 8.07(3) Pitching Restrictions (Local League) Page 68–Change paragraph 8.07(3)to read: 


 8.07(3)   A pitcher shall be allowed to pitch in two or more games on the same day provided he/she does not throw more than 40 pitches in the first game nor more 75 pitches (League Age 10 and Under) or 85 pitches (League Age 11 or 12) on the same day. 
 

(2) Page 68 - Rule 8.07(3) Pitching Restrictions (Local League) Page 68–Change paragraph 8.07(3) to read: 


 8.07(3) A pitcher shall be allowed to pitch in two or more games on the same day provided he/she does not throw more than 40 pitches in the first game nor more 75 pitches (League Age 10 and Under) or 85 pitches (League Age 11 or 12) on the same day.                      
 
Wes Skelton

Commissioner 


by posted 01/16/2017

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