The purpose of Druid Hills Youth Sports is to promote good character, health, and sportsmanship among the youth of the community through sports.

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DHYS will play under Dizzy Dean rules plus DHYS-specific rules for each league, which are listed below.

 


Dizzy Dean Rules

MLB Rules

Rules Specific to DHYS and Medlock Park:

Rookie, A/AA, & AAA (Updated February 2018)

Major

Senior

Middle School Playing Rules - 2018

 

Travel Team Guidelines


DHYS Bat Rules – Effective September 2017

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NOTE: Beginning January 1, 2018, USA Baseball will implement a new method for measuring bat performance in the testing of youth baseball bats.  The new "USA Bat Standard" will create wood-like performance in youth baseball bats. Beginning September 1, 2017, bat companies will sell bats that meet the new standard.  Beginning in the fall season of 2018 the new bat rules will apply to DHYS and USSSA 1.15 BPF bats will no longer be allowed.

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All bats must be made of wood, metal, graphite or ceramic material, must be round, manufactured for baseball play and be no longer than 42".

BAT RULES FOR SPECIFIC DIVISIONS:

Rookie (T-Ball, Ages 5U-6U)

Prohibited: All composite bats without a material certification stamp are prohibited.

Allowed: Wood barrel bats, metal tee ball bats with or without a material certification stamp, composite and metal bats with a USSSA 1.15 BPF material certification or USA Bat Standard stamp.

Barrel width: No greater than 2 3/4" in diameter at the widest part

 

A, AA, AAA, and Major (Ages 7U-12U)

Prohibited: All composite bats without a material certification stamp and "T-Ball" bats are prohibited.

Allowed: Wood barrel bats or composite and metal bats with a USSSA 1.15 BPF material certification or USA Bat Standard stamp.

Barrel width: No greater than 2 3/4" in diameter at the widest part


Seniors (Ages 13U-14U)

Allowed: Only bats that meet the following material and size restrictions are allowed.

Material: Wood barrel bats are allowed. Metal and composite bats with either the BBCOR or USSSA 1.15 BPF material certification or USA Bat Standard stamp are allowed. Please note that any material except wood requires a material certification stamp.

Barrel width: maximum 2 5/8" diameter at the widest part

Drop (length-weight): 14U players shall use bats no lighter than a drop 5, 13U players shall use bats no lighter than a drop 9.  If a 13U player is playing down in the Major League, this rule shall not apply.
 


Middle School (Grades 6 through 8)

Allowed: Only bats that meet the following material and size restrictions are allowed.

Materials: Wood barrel bats are allowed. Metal and composite bats with either the BBCOR , USSSA 1.15 BPF material certification , or USA Bat Standard stamp are allowed. Please note that any material except wood requires a material certification stamp.

Drop (length-weight): A drop of 5 or less is required for players in 8th grade. A drop of 8 or less is allowed for players in 7th grade. A drop of 9 or less is allowed for players in 6th grade.