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2020 National Umpire Program

Posted by James (Sandy) Jones at Mar 16, 2020 7:31PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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The National Umpire Coordinators will oversee the National Umpire Program to include: administration, communication, registration of umpires, umpire program oversight and all umpire assignments for the five World Series events. Any umpire that works a Dixie Boys/15U/Dixie Majors division game is required to be registered through the national umpire program. Included below is an attachment that has a complete listing of the state umpire-in-chiefs. We are prepared to assist our Dixie Boys Baseball registered umpires. If you have any questions, please contact us!

DAN CAPPSUMPIRE COORDINATOR
2020 WORLD SERIES EVENTS

884 State Hwy 27
Abbeville, Alabama 36310
334-618-1661
dcurout@aol.com

STEVE GAVINUMPIRE COORDINATOR
2020 COMMUNICATIONS

224 Khaki Court
Aike, South Carolina 29803
803-215-3249 ©
803-648-4240
sgavin33@aol.com

BILLY HERRINUMPIRE COORDINATOR
2020 ADMINISTRATION

5627 Summerville Road
Boaz, Alabama 35957
256-295-8030 ©
herrin@yahoo.com

The document 2020_State_UIC_Listing.pdf was attached to this post.

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Message from the National Umpire Coordinators

Welcome to our official Dixie Boys and Dixie Majors Umpire Website!

Click Here:
Dixie Umpire Online Registration Links

Online registration is required and it is mandatory that all umpires affiliated with Dixie Boys/Majors be registered with the National Program. What this means is, when an umpire walks on the baseball field, he shall be registered from day one. There are no exceptions.This will require the watchful eye of every State and District Director and every State and District UIC to ensure this rule is followed.

Powerpoint presentations for 2 and 3 man crews along with the Umpire Manual are both available in the documents section on this web site.

The umpire is one of the best resources for PR that any program could ask for.

It is our goal to have the best youth baseball program with the best trained umpires. Make us proud!

More information will be added to this page!
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DIXIE BOYS BASEBALL, INC.
LATEST UPDATE 5-26 ON COVID-19

Dixie Boys Baseball, Inc. has implemented a plan for the 2020 summer baseball season. Preparations are underway for the “Resumption of Play” in states that meet the guidelines. A franchised league should seek guidance from their governor’s office, the local governing authority and public health officials before starting any team related baseball activities. We encourage leagues to franchise now in order for us to complete plans for regular season & tournament play. The extended deadline to franchise is June 15th.

Our plans for the the 2020 season, please visit: Our COVID-19 Response

For more information about the 2020 season, please visit: Frequently Asked Questions

Recommendations for Youth and Adolescent Baseball Players During the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic:  USA Baseball Website

It is essential that our officials and leagues continue to adhere to individual state mandates and any local directives that are in place. Compliance with social distancing guidelines remains critical.

WOW!

We have our own official supplier for Dixie Boys/Majors Umpire apparel.  Just click on the link below, go to the Online Dixie Store and you can order shirts and hats with the OFFICIAL logo already on them.

Visit our store here: Dixie Boys Baseball – Smitty Umpire Apparel Store

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2020 Rules Corner

Posted by Dixie Boys/Majors Baseball Umpires at Jan 14, 2019 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
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OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER

2020-2021 Official Rulebook can be found in the attachment below :

2020 TOURNAMENT RULE CHANGE
THE PITCHER (TOURNAMENT PLAY) 8:94 ©: A pitcher after having pitched two consecutive days must have one day of complete rest even if he were to remain eligible under any other section of the tournament pitching rules.
Note: FULL COMPLIANCE WITH PITCH SMART GUIDELINE! No pitcher shall appear in a game as a pitcher for three consecutive days, regardless of pitch counts


MAJOR BAT CHANGE RULE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019
Effective January 1, 2019, 2 5/8 bats used in Dixie Boys Baseball play must meet performance standards established by USA Baseball, the national governing body of amateur baseball in the United States. now available for purchase. BBCOR certified bats are also allowed in Dixie Boys play!

The bat rules for the 15U division now allow the 2 5/8 barrel bats with USABat certification stamped on them as well as the BBCOR.50 certified bats.

Dixie Majors (age 15-19) will continue to require the BBCOR stamp as found in National Federation High School play!

 

The document 2020-2021_DBB_Official_Rulebook.pdf was attached to this post.