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Posted on: May 22, 2020

2020 Baseball, Softball and T-Ball

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T-Ball


Schedule:

June 4 at 6 p.m. - Coaches Meeting/Team Selection. THIS MEETING IS ONLY FOR COACHES! Mandatory for ALL COACHES
June 5th - Teams posted Opelikaparks.com
June 8 - Practices begin this week.
June 15 -Games will begin the week
July 31 - Season ends

Player Age Information: 

  • All 4-year-olds will be placed on a T-ball team; 
  • All 6-year-olds will be placed on a coach pitch team. 
  • 5-year-olds may choose which league they would like to play in. 
  • There is NO EXCEPTION to the age and league placements. 
  • Childs age is based on their age April 30, 2020. A child that turns 5 after April 30 must play 4-year-old T-ball. No Exceptions! 

Additional Information:

  • All Practices & Games will be at West Ridge Park on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays. 
  • Teams will meet 2 – 3 times per week 
  • All players will need a baseball glove and bat there is no sharing of equipment 
  • All bats must say T-ball or approved for Dixie Youth play for all leagues! 
  • Cleats are optional 

Modifications due to COVID-19

  • Players will not be in the dugout while the team is batting there will be designate areas on the inside of the fences for each player. Players must have 1 and only 1 ADULT buddy sit with them in their designated area. All other spectators must be outside of the field. 
  • The Adult buddy and the player must wear mask while not on the field. 
  • There is no sharing of equipment each player must have their own bat and glove. 
  • There will be no “team snacks” for post or pre-game. Please do not bring anything to share with teammates. 
  • To help with social distancing of spectators during the games we will have additional seating in the out fields during the games.

Dixie Boys Baseball

  • Coaches, Teams & Schedules will be posted on opeikaparks.com & you will be contacted by your coach on June 7. 
  •  Practices will begin the week of June 8.
  • Games will begin the week of June 22. 
  • League play ends July 31 
  • Teams will typically play and practice 3 nights per week, Monday – Friday.

Modifications due to COVID-19

  • Players will not be in the dugout while the team is batting there will be designate areas outside the fence for Players only. No parents permitted. 
  • There is no sharing of equipment each player must have their own bat, glove, helmet, catcher’s equipment. 
  • There will be no “team snacks” for post or pre-game. Please do not bring anything to share with teammates. 
  • Spectators need to be aware of the social distancing guidelines during games, and practices.

Girls Softball

Schedule

June 3 - Coaches notified
June 4 - Evaluations for 11/12 (age on Dec 31, 2019, born 2007,2008) from 5:45-7:00 p.m.
June 5 - 11/12 Evaluations rain date
June 8 - Evaluations 9/10 (age on Dec 31, 2019, born 2009, 2010) from 5:45-7:00 p.m.
June 9 - Evaluations 6/7/8 (age on Dec 31, 2019, born 2011, 2012, 2013) from 5:45-7:00 p.m.
June 11 - 6/7/8 and 9/10 Evaluations rain date

Team Posting 

After the division of teams are final, coaches will contact your child by phone with the first practice information. Teams and schedules will be posted on opelikaparks.com 

Season June 8-July 31 

  • Location: All games and practice at West Ridge Girls softball fields. 
  • Game Days/Game Times: TBA

Modifications due to COVID-19

  • Players will not be in the dugout while the team is batting. There will be designate areas outside the fence for Players only. 
  • There is no sharing of equipment. Each player must have their own bat, glove, helmet, catcher’s equipment (catchers only). 
  • There will be no “team snacks” for post or pre-game. Please do not bring anything to share with teammates. 
  • Spectators need to be aware of the social distancing guidelines during games, and practices.

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