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Exciting changes for the 2020 season!

posted Feb 20, 2020, 10:44 AM by Michael Kahny   [ updated Feb 20, 2020, 10:44 AM ]

To help restore competitive balance and better develop our young players, our minor league will be making some positive changes beginning with the 2020 season. Beginning this season any current 3rd grader or 1st time player from grades 3rd and 4th will be assigned to a minor league team based on a skills evaluation. This evaluation will take the place of the traditional "tryout". As they move to their 5th grade season they will be drafted into one of the 4 city teams. At that point depending on the 5th or 6th graders ability he will either play for one of the city teams or be placed on to a balanced minor league team and become an alternate for his city team. The officers have spent upwards of 8hrs discussing these changes; we have also met with our board and our membership to discuss these changes and get their invaluable input. 

Our hope is to see better more balanced gameplay in our minor league and better developed players as they move through our programs and into high school. 

Along with these changes we are moving to grade eligibility rather than age. Current pre-k and k will play rookie league, current 1st and 2nd graders will play coach pitch, current 3rd and 4th graders will play minor league, and finally, current 5th and 6th graders will play city league or minor. 

If you're willing, please share this post with your family and friends to help us get the word out.

Watch for signup information coming home from school with your child this week. Online signups are set to begin this Saturday the 22nd of February 2020. 

As always, please message us with any questions you may have and we will get back to you promptly. 

Delphos Baseball and Softball Association