Frequently Asked Questions

"What division will my child play in?"  

Our registration system is fully integrated with the age chart put in place by the national Dixie Youth Baseball Association.  When you register your child in our league, the system automatically places them in the appropriate age division based on their league age.  Please refer to this age chart from Dixie National to determine which division your child will registered to play in.

2018 Dixie Baseball Age Chart

 

"What bat can my child use?"  

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 



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

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