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Spring Dixie Baseball Programs

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 Pitch 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, 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 16, 2018.  There will be no "in person" registration sessionThere is a $25 late fee, and will be strongly enforced.  If we have room and teams don't have to be significantly adjusted, late registrants are accepted but the league incurs extra expenses due to changes in uniform orders & etc.  

There are no refunds.

The Blacksburg Baseball Association is a self-funded, all volunteer 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. Without corporate sponsors, the individual fee would be almost twice as high.  

Conversely, the other leagues are run by their respective recreational departments and managed by full paid employees and fees are heavily subsidized by tax payer money from their respective town, city, or county.

Corporate / Business sponsors will receive their logo on team jersey and hat as well as a year of advertising on the baseball website.  We will also send a notification to all the league participants indicating all the league sponsors and encourage them to patronize your business.  Sponsors may also elect to remain anonymous.


Spring Registration Deadline

 

The deadline for Dixie Spring Registration (CP, 9-10, & 11-12) is Friday, March 16, 2016.  If we have room and teams don't have to be significantly adjusted, late registrants are accepted but the league incurs extra expenses due to changes in uniform orders & etc. 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.

Players will be placed on teams the last week of March by the league, and practices will begin immediately thereafter, assuming the weather cooperates.  

Once the registration deadline has passed and your child has been placed on a team, you will be contacted by your respective coach via email.  He will outline his respective goals for the season, including practice schedules and etc. 

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, 2018 determines your child's Dixie participation age.

 Players of all ability are accepted. There are no "tryouts."


Dixie Age Divisions

 

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.  A 9-10 year old can only play up to O-Zone (11-12) with special permission.


Information for Parents

 

Please see our "information for Parents" section that explains all the aspects of the Blacksburg Baseball Association and Dixie Youth Baseball, such as practices, games, weather, & etc.  This is a general FAQ with much information.

Parent Handout- League operations explained in detail.


Coaching

If anyone is interested in being a Head Coach or Assistant Coach, please contact us, or indicate such on your child's registration form.  The league is always in need of good quality, positive coaches.  


5-8 Year-Old Coach Pitch Division

 

Players 5-8 years old will be in the Coach Pitch Division. The registration form and check must be received by Friday, March 17, 2017Registration fee is $100.

Coach Pitch players will receive the same high quality uniform as their older counterparts.  Approximately half of the registration fee goes to the player's customized uniform, which they get to keep.  This includes name plate on back of jersey, number, high quality two colored jersey, Dixie Patch, and embroidered flex fit hat.  There are also set up fees, art fees, and shipping, which must be divided up the # of players participating.

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.  

You may also contact us to discuss ahead of time.  We can even put a "plan" in place to insure your child is ready, which benefits all.  


9-10 Kid Pitch Dicision: Dixie Youth Baseball AAA Minors Division

 

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 17, 2017.  Registration fee is $115.

Approximately half of the registration fee goes to the player's customized uniform, which they get to keep.  This includes name plate on back of jersey, number, high quality two colored jersey, Dixie Patch, and embroidered flex fit hat.  There are also set up fees, art fees, and shipping, which must be divided up the # of players participating.


11-12 Kid Pitch Division: Dixie Youth Baseball O-Zone Division

 

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 17, 2017. Registration fee is $115.

In this age division, players may take a lead off bases and steal before the ball crosses home plate.

Approximately half of the registration fee goes to the player's customized uniform, which they get to keep.  This includes name plate on back of jersey, number, high quality two colored jersey, Dixie Patch, and embroidered flex fit hat.  There are also set up fees, art fees, and shipping, which must be divided up the # of players participating.


13-14 Middle School Division

 

For the first time, players aged 13-14 years old will be in the Summer Middles School Baseball division.  We will play teams similar to who we played in the early spring MS time period.

The registration form and check must be received by Friday, May 18th, 2018. Registration fee is $100.

We will attempt to wear either or MS jerseys or jerseys we already have in order to keep costs down.  This age division incurs significant umpiring and liability fees, thus the reason for the cost.  If the team elects to order new jerseys, the fee will be adjusted accordingly.



Please send any questions about our programs to info@blacksburgbaseball.com