UNION COUNTY — Families with sons — and daughters — who want to play Union County Dixie Youth or Dixie Boys baseball during the 2017 season have until Friday to get them registered.
For the past two weekends Dixie Youth and Dixie Boys have been having sign-ups at the Timken Sports Complex.
Dixie Youth/Dixie Boys Secretary Kelly Small said that as of this weekend more than 400 children, mostly boys but also some girls, have signed up to join a Dixie Youth or Dixie Boys team.
Small said that while this past weekend was the end of regular registration, late registration is being held this week through Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. each day at the Timken Sports Complex. She said that a late fee of $10 will be added to the registration fee for each child signed up this week.
Dixie Youth and Dixie Boys offer Competitive Baseball for the following age groups and the following fees — which include the late fee — will be charged to register a child to play in those age groups.
• Tee Ball — ages 3 & 4 — fee $45
• Machine Pitch Juniors — ages 5 & 6 — fee $45
• Machine Pitch Seniors — 7 & 8 — $55
• Minors — ages 9 & 10 — fee $65
• O’Zone — ages 11 & 12 — fee $65
• Pony League — ages 13 & 14 — fee $70
All fees are non-refundable.
The age groups are based on Dixie Youth Age Rules and Local League By Laws.
Parents or legal guardians who are signing up a player must bring the payment and a copy of the player’s birth certificate. Furthermore, the parent/legal guardian is required to sign release forms at registration. Players must present at registration in order to be sized for a uniform shirt and hat, otherwise a size will be ordered for them.
It’s important to get your child signed up by Friday as Draft Days begin this weekend and will continue next weekend and there is no registration at the draft.
The Draft Days will be held at the Timken Sports Complex for the following leagues on the following dates at the following times:
• Minor League, ages 9 & 10, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m.
• O’Zone League, ages 11 & 12, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m.
In order to participate in the draft, the flier states players will need the following equipment:
The draft is only for players that are moving up to the next age group or new players.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.