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2019 Spring Baseball/Softball Information
02/22/2019
2019 Spring 4-12 Year Old Baseball/Softball Information   Parents,...
Reminder for 13-18 Yr Old Baseball & Softball, New Tryout Date!!
02/22/2019
2019 Baseball and Softball Registration IS NOW OPEN!!!!!! Updates...
Safe Sport Act
02/19/2019
Safe Sport Act With the acceptance of the Safe Sport Act into Law,...
4-12 Baseball and Softball Make Up Uniform Fitting
02/18/2019
4-12 Baseball and Softball Make Up Uniform Fitting Make Up Uniform...
Dick's Sporting Good Shop Weekend
02/12/2019
Dick's Sporting Goods Shop Event Save some money the next...
Want to Umpire for PSA
01/31/2019
  Want to Umpire for PSA We are looking for Umpires for...
Play It Again Sports Coupon
01/22/2019
  2019 Play it Again Sports Coupon Save some money...
USM Spring Baseball Camp
01/22/2019
  Spring Baseball Camp March 11th  & 12th   All...
Equipment/Uniform Needs by Sports
09/14/2018
  Equipment/ Uniform Needs by Sports Baseball Helmet, Glove,...
Understanding the New Bat Rules for Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth
09/07/2018
  USA Bat Update The Easton Ghost X 30/20 2 5/8 has been...
 
2019 Spring Baseball/Softball Information

2019 Spring 4-12 Year Old Baseball/Softball Information

 

Parents, Players and Coaches,

        We are excited about our 2019 4-12 Year Old Spring Baseball/Softball Season! We have 58 teams in the 4-12 year old division. With that, comes some challenges on practice and game scheduling. We have worked all of that out but want to remind everyone that schedules can’t always be perfect we try our best to make it all work.  

Practices: are scheduled to begin February 25, 2019. The Concession Stand will be open during practices. We have scheduled practices for all teams, but coaches can switch with each other. Parents please verify with your coach about practice times. Coaches, please talk your parents about your practice times. Once games start, we will still have some limited practice slots that coaches can call the office and see what we have available. Please pickup after your practice.

Games: Opening games and pictures will be on Saturday March 23, 2019. We are working on a plan about opening day. Once it is complete, we will send it out, or you will hear from your coach. Game schedules will be completed in the next 2 weeks and will be posted online, T-ball Game schedule is complete to include the end of season t-ball party.  Regular season games will be on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and each team will play 2 games per week. 11-12 Yr Old Baseball will have a few games in Oak Grove.

Softball: This year the board and softball coaches decided to go to USSSA Softball, with this there are some rule changes that we have gone over with your coaches. This new/updated rules can be found on our documents page for everyone to view.

Uniforms: Uniforms will be given out by coaches the week before opening games. If you did not order the complete uniform at uniform fitting, please speak with your coach about pant and sock/belt color or it can also be found by clicking here.

 Conduct: We want to remind everyone of our Code of Ethics and the obligation to conduct yourself with good sportsmanship while at complexes. We want to remind everyone that only rostered coaches will be allowed on the field.  

End of Season Tournament Bracket: This single elimination bracket for each age group will be held May 4th or May 11th. Pool Play games will be used for seeding into the End of Season Tournament single elimination bracket. There will be a $5 entry fee. Players, coaches and children 12 and under will be free. Rings will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place for each age group, this is the only day of the season we will have a gate fee.

T-ball will have their own End Of Season event on April 27th. You will receive more information about this event from your coach. 

Again, we thank you for everything and helping us with another great season of baseball and softball!!!! If you have any questions or concerns, please respond to this email or feel free to call the office at 601-402-7299. See you on the fields!!!

PSA


by posted 02/22/2019
Reminder for 13-18 Yr Old Baseball & Softball, New Tryout Date!!

2019 Baseball and Softball Registration

IS NOW OPEN!!!!!!

Updates and Changes will be in red

We are excited to announce the opening on our 2019 Baseball and Softball Registration. Here are some details on the season below, we will put out more information as we get closer. 

13-18 Year Old Baseball and Softball 

Registration Closes- Monday March 4, 2019 at Midnight

Tryouts and Uniform Fitting-Wednesday March 6, 2019 6PM-8PM at Fields Across from YMCA

Practice Starts- Monday March 18, 2019

Games Start- Monday April 15, 2019 

End of Season Bracket Day- Saturday June 1, 2019

Most players that play for a school team also play with us, we arrange our schedule so players can do both.

Registration Fee does not include Uniform Cost (uniform cost will be put out sometime in January) you will have to pay the uniform cost during tryouts and uniform fitting. This goes to the vendor.

Uniform Cost

Required Jersey and Fitted Hat/Hair Accessory: $35 

Optional Pants with Belt and Socks (socks are depended on choice of pant): $20

 

CLICK HERE to register for this Spring Season, payment must be paid in full by the end of tryouts, we prefer you pay online however you can pay at our office or at tryouts. If you pay at tryouts the wait will be longer. 

CLICK HERE to register as a coach, please do this as early as possible so we can get our coach list done.

We DO NOT accept any same team requests for any age group except 4-5 T-ball and 6U T-ball Softball. 

 

We look forward to another great season of Baseball and Softball, See you at the Fields!!!

PSA

 


by posted 02/22/2019
Safe Sport Act

Safe Sport Act

With the acceptance of the Safe Sport Act into Law, it is now required for all coaches and assistant coaches to participate in Abuse Awareness Training.  In addition to this training, coaches are are/will still be required to complete the PSA Coaching application, which allows for us to conduct background checks. 

Click Here to complete your free training and print your certificate 

(you must register/create an account) 

Once Online Course is complete, please email certificate to Shannon at admin@petalsportsassociation.com or bring by The Petal Athletics Office.

 

PSA Coaching Application Click Here  

 

Click Here for more information about the Safe Sport Act.

 

PSA

 


by posted 02/19/2019
4-12 Baseball and Softball Make Up Uniform Fitting

4-12 Baseball and Softball Make Up Uniform Fitting

Make Up Uniform Fitting Extended

If you missed uniform fitting on Saturday February 9th, you will need to get your player to Play It Again Sports by:

4-5 T-ball: Monday February 18, 2019

6-8 Year Old Baseball: Tuesday February 19, 2019

8U-12U Softball: Wednesday February 20, 2019

9-12 Year Old Baseball: Thursday February 21, 2019

 Let them know that you are with Petal Sports Association, and you need to get fitted for your uniform. After the assigned date, there will be a $25 Late Fee that is to be paid to Play It Again Sports.

Play It Again Sports Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am until 8pm, Sunday 12:30pm until 6pm

Make Up Tryouts 

We will NOT have a makeup tryout. Everyone that has registered will still make a team even if they did not tryout.

Drafts will be the week of February 18th. You should here from your coach starting that week. Practice Starts February 23-25, 2019.

There are limited spots if any in 4-12 Year Olds. If Registration is not paid before you sign out, your registration will be deleted.

Uniform Cost

Required Jersey and Hat/Hair Accessory: $30 

Optional Pants with Belt and Socks (socks are depended on choice of pant): $20

 


by posted 02/18/2019
Dick's Sporting Good Shop Weekend

Dick's Sporting Goods Shop Event

Save some money the next 2 weekends by shopping with Dick's Sporting Good, Friday February 15th- Sunday February 17th and then again on Friday February 22nd- Sunday February 24th. Shop these weekends and receive 20% off your purchase (some exclusions apply). Click Here to view and print or just download on your phone and show at checkout.


by posted 02/12/2019
Want to Umpire for PSA

 

Want to Umpire for PSA

We are looking for Umpires for our 2019 Baseball and Fastpitch Softball Seasons.

There will be a Umpire meeting/training on Sunday March 3, 2019 2PM

Location: Petal Athletics Office by the Optimist Fields

All Umpires that attend with receive a free PSA Umpire Polo (New Design)

CLICK HERE to fill out an Umpire Application for your sport or both!!

by posted 01/31/2019
Play It Again Sports Coupon

 

2019 Play it Again Sports Coupon

Save some money with this coupon.  Click Here to view and print coupon or just download on your phone and show them when you check out.

 

 

 

 


by posted 01/22/2019
USM Spring Baseball Camp
 
Spring Baseball Camp
March 11th  & 12th
 
All kids ages 6-13
Cost for camp is $100
Camp hours: 9:00AM - 12:00 PM  

Camp limited to the first 100 applicants

Click Here for more information

Contact Coach B.A. Vollmuth with any questions
 
Office: 601-266-6542  Email: Bryan.Vollmuth@eagles.usm.edu  


by posted 01/22/2019
Equipment/Uniform Needs by Sports

 

Equipment/ Uniform Needs by Sports

Baseball

Helmet, Glove, and Bat (Click Here for bat rules

Cleats are not required but are recommended.  Metal Cleats are only allowed in ages 13 and above.

During Fall Season jersey and hat for ages 4-12 year olds is included in registration fee.

During Spring Season Uniform can be purchased from outside vendor.

Softball

Helmet, Glove, and Bat (bat must say fast pitch, no other requirement)

Cleats are not required but are recommended.  Metal Cleats are only allowed in ages 13 and above.

During Fall Season jersey is included in registration fee.

During Spring Season Uniform can be purchased from outside vendor.

Football

Details to come later.

Basketball

No equipment needed.

Uniform: jersey is included in registration fee. Players will need to provide shorts


by posted 09/14/2018
Understanding the New Bat Rules for Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth

 

USA Bat Update

The Easton Ghost X 30/20 2 5/8 has been decertified (no longer approved) by USA Baseball . This was not a decision made by PSA. Please read the following for information about a voucher through Easton if this has affected you.

Dear Cal Ripken Baseball and Babe Ruth Baseball Membership:

USA Baseball informed youth organizations, including Babe Ruth League, Inc., that effective immediately and until further notice, the bat identified as the Easton Ghost X YBB18GX10 30/20 2 5/8" (or the "Easton Ghost X 30/20 5/8" at retail) has been decertified by USA Baseball and is no longer an approved bat under the USABat Standard.

USABat: Easton Ghost X 30/20

Model Number(s): YBB18GX10 30/20 (D: 2 5/8), LL18GHX 30/20 (D: 2 5/8)

Length: 30" (-10)

All other certified lengths and drops of the Easton Ghost X USABat remain approved for play.

For any family or league that is impacted by USA Baseball's decertification of the Easton Ghost X 30/20 5/8, we strongly urge you to read Easton's release, which includes information about how to return your bat to receive a $500 voucher for Easton.com.

Again, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and thank you all for your attention to this matter.

 

Sincerely,

 

Steven M. Tellefsen

President/CEO, Babe Ruth League, Inc.

New Bat Rules for Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth

There have been a lot of bat rules questions sent to us and we wanted to help clear some things up 

Image result for USABAT

Above is the Stamp you need to look for when buying a new bat

2018 Bat Rule Changes for PSA Baseball Recreational League

Cal Ripken Baseball Division - All non-wood bats must have USABat Marking. Barrel Maximum 2 5/8" Note this is the first year a 2 5/8" bat is legal in our 4-12 yr old divisions. However you can still get a 2 1/4" bat if you choose but, it must be USA Stamped. No BBCOR Bats are permitted in the Cal Ripken Division. For T-Ball, bats must be marked with USABat T-Ball Stamp. As long as the bat says T-Ball for our 4-6 yr old league it is fine, no need to get a sticker. If not marked t-ball it must be a USA Stamped bat. 

Babe Ruth 13-15 Division - All non-wood bats must have the USABat Marking or marked BBCOR .50. Bat Barrel - 2 5/8".

Babe Ruth 16-18 Division - All non-wood bats must be BBCOR .50 and no greater than -3. Bat Barrel - 2 5/8".


Note: Solid one piece wood bats are permitted for use in all divisions and must conform to Rule 1.10. No laminated or experimental bats shall be used in a game.

Bottom line is in most cases the bat you used last year is NO longer legal and you must get the new bat. This is not a league decision, almost all different brands of baseball have gone to this new rule.

SELECT BASEBALL- GSSA will not go to this rule until August 1, 2018 so your old bat, you had if you played Select Baseball, is still legal for SELECT TOURNAMENTS but, not for the League Games.

 

Please read before you buy a new bat!!!!

CLICK HERE to view New Bat Rules

CLICK HERE to view Bat Rule Information on the Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Website

Implementation of USABat Standard Begins on January 1, 2018

 


by posted 09/07/2018
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