Each spring, the Blacksburg Baseball Association's Dixie Baseball franchise provides the opportunity for Blacksburg players to play against other franchised local Dixie teams. The Blacksburg Dixie teams play in a leage comprised of same aged players from Christiansburg, Radford, Pulaski East, Pulaski West, Shawsville, and Auburn.
Coach Pitched teams, however, will primarily play other Blacksburg teams, and teams from Montgomery County and Christiansburg.
All players must register, and pay the registration fee. To register, print out the registration form (see links at left), fill it out, and mail it, along with a check for the registration fee, to BBA, 2900 Tall Oaks Dr, Blacksburg VA 24060. Make the check payable to "Blacksburg Baseball Association." Please, no cash. Registration is by mail only by Friday March 23, 2013. There will be no "in person" registration session. There is a $25 late fee, and will be strongly enforced. Late registrants are accepted but cause the league in incur extra expenses due to changes in uniform orders & etc. No refunds.
The Blacksburg Baseball Association is a self-funded organization and not supported by any tax payer money. $45 of each registration fee goes towards a high end uniform, which players get to keep. The jersey is a two button full jersey with the player's last name on the back (and number) and a sewn on Dixie patch. Players also receive a fitted hat with embroidery on front and back. Players get to keep their hat as well. The remaining portion of the players fee ($65 in kid pitch and $30 in CP) helps cover Dixie National & State fees, insurance policies, team equipment, certified umpires, field rentals to the town of Blacksburg, and many other costs. Corporate sponsors are accepted as a means to bridge the gap between the players fee's and actual league costs.
The deadline for Dixie Spring Registration (CP, 9-10, & 11-12) is Friday, March 23, 2013. A late fee of $25 will be strongly enforced as late registrants cause many adminisrative issues and cost changes (uniform orders & etc.) to the league.
Practices will begin approximately April 1st, weather permitting.
Once you have registered and the registration deadline has passed, you will be contacted by your respective coach. Parents may offer to "help" coach their child's team, but it is up the sole discretion of the BBA and the head coach of your child's team.
Player's age on April 30, 2013 determines your child's Dixie participation age.
Players of all ability are accepted. There are no "tryouts."
With parent permission, T-Ball aged players may "play up" to Coach Pitch, and Coach Pitch players may "play up" to 9-10 kid pitch. But, 9-10 year olds MAY NOT play up to O-Zone (11-12).
Please see our "information for Parents" section that explains all the aspects of the Blacksburg Baseball Association and Dixie Youth Baseball.
Parent Handout- League operations explained in detail
Players 5-8 years old will be in the Coach Pitch Division. The registration form and check must be received by Friday, march 23, 2013. Registration fee is $75. Please note that some 5 year olds are "ready" for CP, while others are not. If you suspect your child is not, we recommend you participate in the Town of Blacksburg's T-ball league.
Players 9-10 years old will be in the Dixie Youth AAA Minors division. The registration form and check must be recieved by Friday, March 23, 2013. Registration fee is $110.
(Players may take a lead off bases)
Players 11-12 years old will be in the Dixie Youth O-Zone division. The registration form and check must be received by Friday, March 23, 2013. Registration fee is $110.
Players 13-14 years old will be in the Dixie Boys Baseball division. The registration form and check must be received by Friday, May 17th, 2013. Registration fee is $90. Please send a confirmation email to email@example.com when you mail in your registration form so that we know in advance of the coming arrival of your registration form.
Players 15-18 years old will be in the Wood Bat division. This team is coached and managed by the BHS coaching staff, but administred through the BBA. The registration form deadline and fee is TBA. More information will be posted here when available.