The 2024 baseball season is ahead of us and we are ready to lace ‘em up and get back out on the diamond. Baseball registration will open up on January 3rd and run through February 23rd. If you miss the registration deadline, any late registrant request will be evaluated based on each team's availability and a $35 late fee will be applied. Late registrations close by March 3rd and will not be allowed thereafter as the program needs appropriate time to enroll in leagues, connect and prepare coaches, and order jerseys in time for season kickoff.
There are a few changes as to how the season will run, so here is a snapshot per grade:
Another big change this year,
For any age group with enough players to form two teams, one team will be play in the upper division rec+ and the other team will be playing E-Rec. Decisions on what kid goes to which team will be based upon the coaches discretion of those age groups and will be based on their current ability. All kids develop at a different pace, and we want to help further the development of each individual player for continuous improvement. If an age group only has one team they will play in the Rec+ division to ensure we compete at an appropriate level. Each level will get the same amount of games as well as the same type of end of year tournament. Most towns are currently and have been doing it this way for a long time now
Here is a link to the USSSA Rules: https://www.usssabaseball.org/images/USSSA_National_By-Laws_12-16-2021.pdf
Jersey Info: Starting this season, DCWYSO will only provide the jersey shirt and hats. We are asking parents to provide long white pants, black belts and black socks for their child. Only molded cleats are allowed.
Below is a link to order pants from Epic Sports, pants range from $14-$20 pending size. Socks and belts can also be found on this site ranging from $2-$10. Shipping is about 5-7 days from time to order and ranges from $5-$12. This website is just a resource suggestion, you are welcome to find these items elsewhere. (Link for Pants - choose white color/black piping).
Practice Info: Practice dates will depend on the coach of that age group as well as field scheduling availability. The coach will contact you once teams are formed and will communicate practice days/times that are scheduled for the season. All players should arrive to practice wearing their full uniform (hat, jersey, pants, and cleats), baseball equipment, and water bottle
Game Info: 1st Grade thru 14U baseball usually starts towards the middle/end of April and will be communicated to each team when game schedules are posted.
We are looking forward to a fun 2024 season! For any questions, please reach out to us directly.