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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
Bleacher Risk Managment

Facility owners and operators, whether private leagues, sportsplexes or public recreation departments and school districts, are responsible for protecting their spectators against defective bleachers. The same legal responsibility may be extended by contract to users of sports facilities under long-term lease agreements. Facility owners and operators should pursue both self-inspection of bleachers on a quarterly basis and hiring a licensed design professional to inspect every two years.  Click Here for more information.


by posted 01/20/2018
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
Commissioner's Newsletter - December 2017

                Commissioner's Newsletter

Click on the link below to view the December 2017 Newsletter from the Commissioner of Dixie Youth Baseball.

December 2017 Newsletter


by posted 12/05/2017
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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