As much as we tried to avoid it, we'll be forced to conduct a makeup set of assessments in early January. Stay tuned for more information on that as we determine where we stand with registrants so far. In the meantime, tell your friends and family members to hurry and register before the late fee kicks in and the price goes up on Dec 26th.
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Playing in our league is by far the best decision you'll make. Here's why:
We're lining up a great year of baseball here at DPYB with the celebration of our 50th Anniversary. You don't want to miss out on the best year yet. What better way to experience our TRADITION, participate in our local COMMUNITY, and be a lasting part of the LEGACY that Dana Point Youth Baseball brings to the sport and our city. Looking forward to sharing that with you.
We're already breaking the bad news to parents about the awesome deal they got on bats that can't be used for 2018. Be sure to buy a bat with the "USA Baseball" stamp of approval! If you attempt to use a non-approved bat, both your player and the Team Manager will be ejected from the game. Scroll down to read more about the new bat standards.
In conjunction with USA Baseball and its other participating national member organizations, PONY Baseball has adopted the new USA Baseball bat standards (USABat). Effective January 1, 2018, with the exception of -3 (BBCOR certified), all other minus factor bats (-5,-7,-9, etc..), must be YBBCOR certified with the USABat licensing stamp on the bat in order to be used for league and all-star play. All bats without this stamp will be illegal and not be eligible to use during league play. The new YBBCOR bats bearing the USABat licensing mark are expected to be offered in retail stores in September.
To find out more about the USABat standard click here.
Why: Safety. USA Baseball's national member organizations believe that a wood-like performance standard will best provide for the long-term integrity of the game. These bats are made to mimic wood bats, lessening the "pop" factor and thus, reducing the potential injuries from hard hit balls, especially come-backers to pitchers.
This rule change goes into effect January 1st, 2018. However, DPYB will implement this change for the fall 2017 season, as fall baseball is designed to be a developmental season that prepares players for the level and rules they intend to play in the spring season. That means, several players may skip a level within our league for one season.
As PONY is such an influential body, many leagues have or will be following suit and adjusting their age cutoff as well.
Why: This age cut off better aligns with the school cut-off ages. Simply said, players with summer birthdays will become the younger players on the team vs. the oldest ones.
Players born during the month and year in the age chart shown below are eligible to play in the division indicated.
Remember that famous Super Bowl commercial in 2011 featuring a young boy dressed as Darth Vader? He's DPYB's own Max Page. Read his story here!
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