News and Announcements
The National Umpire Coordinators will oversee the National Umpire Program to include: administration, communication, registration of umpires, umpire program oversight and all umpire assignments for the five World Series events. Any umpire that works a Dixie Boys/15U/Dixie Majors division game is required to be registered through the national umpire program. Included below is an attachment that has a complete listing of the state umpire-in-chiefs. For the purpose of completing registration, we have a link that will direct you to the individual states umpire registration platform. We are prepared to assist our Dixie Boys Baseball registered umpires. If you have any questions, please contact us!
DAN CAPPS – UMPIRE COORDINATOR
2021 WORLD SERIES EVENTS
884 State Hwy 27
Abbeville, Alabama 36310
STEVE GAVIN – UMPIRE COORDINATOR
224 Khaki Court
Aike, South Carolina 29803
BILLY HERRIN – UMPIRE COORDINATOR
5627 Summerville Road
Boaz, Alabama 35957
Click Here for link to : 2021 Umpire Registration Site Webpage
Message from the National Umpire Coordinators
Welcome to our official Dixie Boys and Dixie Majors Umpire Website!
Click Here for link to : 2021 Online Umpire Registration Site Webpage
Online registration is required and it is mandatory that all umpires affiliated with Dixie Boys/Majors be registered with the National Program. What this means is, when an umpire walks on the baseball field, he shall be registered from day one. There are no exceptions.This will require the watchful eye of every State and District Director and every State and District UIC to ensure this rule is followed.
Powerpoint presentations for 2 and 3 man crews along with the Umpire Manual are both available in the documents section on this web site.
The umpire is one of the best resources for PR that any program could ask for.
It is our goal to have the best youth baseball program with the best trained umpires. Make us proud!More information will be added to this page!
We have our own official supplier for Dixie Boys/Majors Umpire apparel. Just click on the link below, go to the Online Dixie Store and you can order shirts and hats with the OFFICIAL logo already on them.
Visit our store here: Dixie Boys Baseball – Smitty Umpire Apparel Store
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER
2021 Official Rulebook can be found in the attachment below :
THE PITCHER (TOURNAMENT PLAY) 8:94 ©: A pitcher after having pitched two consecutive days must have one day of complete rest even if he were to remain eligible under any other section of the tournament pitching rules.
Note: FULL COMPLIANCE WITH PITCH SMART GUIDELINE! No pitcher shall appear in a game as a pitcher for three consecutive days, regardless of pitch counts
Effective January 1, 2019, 2 5/8 bats used in Dixie Boys Baseball play must meet performance standards established by USA Baseball, the national governing body of amateur baseball in the United States. now available for purchase. BBCOR certified bats are also allowed in Dixie Boys play!
The bat rules for the 15U division now allow the 2 5/8 barrel bats with USABat certification stamped on them as well as the BBCOR.50 certified bats.
Dixie Majors (age 15-19) will continue to require the BBCOR stamp as found in National Federation High School play!
The document 2021 Official Rulebook was attached to this post.
In the 2015 National Board Meeting the State UIC’s voted in changes to the umpire policies and proceedures designed to bring the program into the 2016 year in a more stable financial foundation. The changes involved moving umpire registration completely online, restructuring the travel pay for World Series Umpires, adapting the requirements for eligibility for a world series to meet the current status of the program and keeping more umpires eligible to call and the removal of the insurance from the program.
NOTE….On February 6th the National UIC met with John Sadler at the Alabama State Meeting and discussed the insurance situation. John Sadler confirmed the folowing:& Any LEAGUE insured by Sadler Insurance will completely cover any and all umpires calling the Dixie games played at that league. It does not matter if the umpire is paid or a volunteer. He is covered for both accidental injury and with the liability portion of the insurance as well.
DIXIE BOYS AND MAJORS BASEBALL MAKES THE CHANGE TO THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF HIGH SCHOOL RULES
Yes guys its true! In late 2015 the National Board voted 30 to 4 to make the change in the organizations rules from MLB Rules to the NFHS Rules. The Executive Board then voted the rules to take effect in the 2016 Baseball Season. While we do and will continue to maintain "Dixie" rules, any situation not covered or addressed in the "Dixie" rule book shall now be governed by the NFHS rules. In most cases the differences will be noticed in the speed and safety of the game. They conform better to what the players are used to from High School. Based upon comments from all areas of Dixie, this change should aid in the recruitment of teams to come back to Dixie and keep the players consistent with the game they play.
Changes approved at the National Board Meeting in September 2017 help with the finances and insure the ability of the National Umpire Program to continue to provide quality umpires for World Series Events and cover the expenses of the umpires. A complete breakdown of the expenses paid to traveling umpires will be posted on the site in the near future.
The cost of the Insurance program had become much to high to be maintained by the program. A unanimous vote by the State UICs with the ratification of the executive board resulted in the program dropping the insurance. Most umpires involved in Dixie are also High School Umpires and either have or can obtain even better coverage through the NFHS.