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Youth Baseball/Softball
                            Baseball/Softball Information

                                             
      
       
Season Information 
Youth baseball and softball operates from March to June. 
(Baseball and Softball Tournament Teams operate from mid June to first part of August)
Registration starts the 1st week of January through 1st week of March.

Youth tee ball and coach pitch and machine operates from March to June.
Registration starts the 1st week of January through 1st week of March.

Age Requirements 
Youth baseball and softball (Baseball age as of May 1, current year) 
(Softball age as of January 1, current year)

Youth Tee Ball – ages 5-6
Boys Machine Pitch Baseball – ages 7-8
Boys Dixie Youth “AAA” Baseball – ages 9-10
Boys Dixie Youth “O Zone” Baseball – ages 11-12
Dixie Boys Baseball – ages 13-14
Dixie Boys Pre-Majors Baseball – ages 15-16
Dixie Boys Majors Baseball – ages 17-19

Girls Coach/Machine Pitch Softball – ages 7-8

Girls Dixie Angels Softball – ages 9-10
Girls Dixie Ponytails Softball – ages 11-12
Girls Dixie Belles Softball – ages 13-15
Girls Dixie Debs Softball – ages 16-19

***Players are not allowed to play up in a league without the approval of the Supervisor of Youth Athletics. ***

Facilities
The Christiansburg Department of Parks and Recreation will secure facilities for practices and games, and will provide scheduled practice times.

Youth baseball, softball, tee ball and coaches/machine pitch will practice and play their home games at the Harkrader Sports Complex, Kiwanis Park, and Falling Branch Elementary School.  

Practices 
Youth Baseball, Softball, Tee Ball and Coaches/Machine Pitch –  
1 to 2 practices a week until games start.  

Tee Ball and Coaches/Machine Pitch practices will be 1 hour or 1 ½ hours depending on field availability. 

Youth Baseball and Softball – practices will be 1 ½ hour or 2 hours depending on field availability.

Games
Game schedules are created based on the number of teams.

Games are scheduled on weekdays and some weekends.  In addition, teams may play double headers, and weekday games will not start before 5:30pm and weekend games on Saturday could start as early as 9:00am. 

Some of the leagues may have travel games to other local surrounding counties (Blacksburg, Giles County, Radford City, Pulaski County, Riner, Floyd County, and Shawsville.) 

Cancellations
Practices and games may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other determinations made by the Christiansburg Recreation Department.  We will try to have a decision by 3pm should games be cancelled.  If fields are still playable, a game time decision will be made at the fields by the Supervisor of Youth Athletics.  Cancelled games may or may not be rescheduled due to time constraints, facility use conflicts, or other reasons. 

No coach has the authority to cancel games.  Games can only be cancelled by the Supervisor of Youth Athletics or a Christiansburg Department of Parks and Recreation staff member.

For cancellation information please call our recreation center cancellation number at (540) 382-2349 option #4 or check our website for updates.

Uniforms
A jersey and cap will be provided; parents are responsible for any other apparel required for the sport. 
 

Coaches
Youth Baseball and Softball – can have 1 head coach and 2 assistant coaches.

REQUESTS WILL NOT BE TAKEN FOR PARTICIPANTS TO BE PLACED ON A CERTAIN TEAM.