Your board members for the 2018 season are as follows:
President: Luke Howell
Vice President: Bo Weinman
Secretary: Lynette Thomas
Treasurer: Candy Clarkson
Player Agent: Whitt Roby
Equipment Manager: Chris Farris
Scheduler: Chris Smith
Auxiliary: Tracey Mann
Auxiliary: Rodney Hill
Auxiliary: Heather Smith
There is a second scheduler position open. If you interested in volunteering please let a board member know.
Beginning this upcoming season, 7 and 8-year-olds will switch from machine pitch to coach pitch. This has been a hot topic for a long time. Our league was one of three leagues remaining in the state who participated in Machine Pitch. This information was a large part in making the decision to migrate from machine pitch to coach pitch. Between now and the end of the year the board will work on the rule set for the new playing format.
And one last thing which may be of interest to some parents. Next season we are going to put some effort into having some Saturdays off during the season. We will still play ball on Saturdays, however, we will add some off days for the weekends as well. This will be beneficial for families that may want to travel for brief vacation or players that may want to play outside tournaments.
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.
Dixie Youth Baseball will use the May 1 age cutoff for all players in all divisions in 2018 season.