CHANGES FOR THE 2018 SEASON
Updated Thursday March 1, 2018 by Linda Nunnally.
RULE AND POLICY CHANGES FOR 2018
The Age Policy will be as follows:
The 2018 Dixie Softball board of directors made the following decision concerning the September 1 age cutoff date: For the 2018 Dixie Softball season, the age cutoff date will remain on January 1. In other words, no change from the 2017 season; however, beginning with the 2019 season the age cutoff date for ALL age divisions will be September 1.
Policy and Rule Changes for the 2018 Dixie Softball season are as follows:
- A national director, who is either elected to a full three (3)-year term or is appointed to fill an unexpired term, shall be allowed to complete the term. If, after the term is completed, a state does not meet the criteria to sustain a national director, the position will be left open until such time a state meets the criteria to obtain a national director.
- The national president is assigned to form a committee to present to the Dixie Softball national board of directors a policy concerning firearms at all games and functions of Dixie Softball. Note: Terry stated that each state’s policy regarding firearms would need to be reviewed as Tennessee’s policy would have to be restricted to the playing field.
- Beginning with the 2018 Dixie Softball season, two additional scholarships will be presented.
- In SWEETEES X-play only (not SweeTees Traditional) the ten (10)-foot arc shall not be used; any batted ball, regardless of distance traveled that remains in fair territory shall be ruled “fair.”
- Anyone whose 20th birthday falls on or after Jan. 1 of the current calendar year shall be eligible to compete in and complete the current Dixie Softball DEBs’ season.
- Page 4 Boundaries, Article V, Section A - delete the period in the last sentence and add the following: only if one of her parents or a guardian works for the school system in which she attends.
- The level 5 ball for the SweeTees will be replaced with the .47 core ball. The level 5 ball (unused stock) may be used for local league play but all district, state and world series tournaments will be played with the .47 core ball.