Softball/Baseball

2017 SEASON IMPORTANT DATES

Coach's Meeting - February 17, 2017 6:30pm, City Hall.  Please complete a coach application and return to City Hall if you plan to coach this season.  The application can be found here.

Early Registration - February 6, 2017 thru February 15, 2017, City Hall M-F 8am - 5pm (extended hours on 2/15/2017 until 7pm)

Late Registration Deadline Febraury 22, 2017 (NO EXCEPTIONS PAST THIS DATE)

Tball and Girls Softball Draft - Febraury 23, 2017, 6:30 pm, City Hall

Boys Coach Pitch/Live Arm Draft - February 24, 2017, 6:30pm, City Hall

Coach's Workday - February 25, 2017

Opening Day - April 1, 2017

REGISTRATION INFORMATION 

Click here for registration form.  

Early Registration:
Early Registrations will be accepted Monday thru Friday at Diboll City Hall from 8am to 5pm from February 6 through February 15.  After hours registration is available on February 15th from 5pm to 7pm at City Hall.
 
Late Registration:
Registration will be considered late if submitted after 7pm, February 15. Any registrant signing up after this date must pay a penalty of $25.00 per family. DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS February 22nd. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE. NO EXCEPTIONS!
 
Registration Fee:
$50 per Player
$30 2nd player
$20 3rd Player
$100 Family Plan (4 or more players)
Late registration fee:  $25 per family

Please note that all players registered under a family plan must be the biological, adopted, or fostered child of the parent/guardian submitting the registration.  This excludes cousins and/or friends of the family. All applicants are required to provide proof of residency and legal dependent documentation.

Sponsorships:
A sponsorship fund is available to residents of Diboll with income less than $20,000.00. To be considered for sponsorship, the applicant must submit this registration form along with a written request of sponsorship funding and a copy of their current tax return. All sponsorship applications will be reviewed by the City of Diboll and approved or denied on a case by case basis.  Sponsorship applications will only be accepted through February 28.  You will be notified by phone after your application is reviewed.  Applications will not be considered if all required documentation is not submitted.
 
Tagging of Players:
Tagging players are prohibited. Only one player can be tagged and shall be a coach’s child and/or a sibling. Any accommodations shall be approved by the City of Diboll Baseball/Softball Board; prior to draft.
 

2017 DYB Age Chart

DRAFT GUIDELINES (as approved by board on January 26th, 2017)
  • Draft will take place at City Hall on Thursday, February 26th at 6:30 pm for all T-ball and Girls’ Softball teams
  • Draft will take place at City Hall on Friday, February 27th at 6:30pm for all other coach pitch and live arm baseball teams.
  • Draft will be a complete blind draft. 
  • Players will be separated into three groups before the draft begins: age older, age younger and skilled players. (For example, 7 year old players in one group, 8 year old players in another group, and players that are deemed “skilled” by any coach will go into another group)
  • Each team will be able to protect the coach’s child and the assistant coach’s child.  NO OTHER CHILD WILL BE PROTECTED.
  • If a coach doesn’t have a child, they will immediately draw two children from the skilled group of players.
  • Once the teams have been drafted completely, one trade will be allowed WITHIN the confines of City Hall location of the draft.  If a coach agrees with another coach to trade one player for another player…that is his/her trade.  One transaction per team. 
  • The Board has allotted a 5 minute window for trades.  Once the draft is deemed complete, a 5 minute timer will be set. Once the timer sounds, all rosters must be completed and turned into the League Commissioners.  NO EXCEPTIONS.