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Jan, 2022

DATES TO REMEMBER

DATES TO REMEMBER

(Official deadlines unless described as suggested)

FEBRUARY

  1 – Postmark or by electronic device deadline for scholarship application to be mailed to Doug Garrett, DSI Scholarship Chairman at 106 Woodlake Drive, Pineville, LA 71360.

  10 – All applications for scholarships MUST be in the hands of the Scholarship Chairman no later than this

Date.

APRIL

  1 – Deadline for filing Annual Billing for Franchise Fees form and applicable fees by electronic device to the

President of DSI in order to renew franchise privileges.  FAILURE TO COMPLY WILL RESULT IN POSSIBLE

LOSS OF TOURNAMENT PRIVILEGES, POSSIBLE LOSS OF NEXT OPPORTUNITY TO HOST A

TOURNAMENT AND A $100.00 PENALTY PAYABLE TO DIXIE SOFTBALL, INC.  Any game played before

 a league's franchise fees are received SHALL NOT be considered official and cannot be counted in minimum

 game requirement for tournament eligibility even though the penalty amount may be subsequently paid.

NOTE:  A BOUNDARY MAP AND A POPULATION COUNT ARE REQUIRED WITH ALL NEW

FRANCHISES AND LEAGUES RETURNING AFTER HAVING NOT PLAYED DIXIE SOFTBALL THE

PREVIOUS SEASON.  THESE LEAGUES WILL NOT BE APPROVED UNTIL A BOUNDARY MAP WITH  

POPULATION COUNTS ARE ON FILE WITH NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS AND WITH THE RESPECTIVE

STATE AND DISTRICT DIRECTORS.

  1 – Deadline for counting total number of teams per state for the purpose of determining if a state is eligible for a National Director. Leagues may be accepted after this date but will not be considered in the matter herein until the following year.

  1 – Postmark deadline for nominating National and State Directors in each state.

  6 – All nominations for National Directors MUST be in the hands of the President no later than this

date.

  6 – All nominations for State Directors MUST be in the hands of the Vice-President no later than this

date.

  6 – All franchises from the previous year MUST be renewed and in the hands of the President no later than

this date for that franchise to be eligible for tournament play and for voting in district, state or national

matters in the current season.

  15 – Scholarship winners announced no later than this date.

  15 – POSTMARK OR ELECTRONIC DEVICE DEADLINE FOR UMPIRES TO REQUEST BEING

REGISTERED AS A DSI UMPIRE. NOTE: GAMES PLAYED WITHOUT A REGISTERED UMPIRE DO NOT

COUNT TOWARD THE ELIGIBILITY FOR TOURNAMENT PLAY.

  30 – Postmark or by electronic device deadline for rule/policy changes to be mailed to Vice President.

  30 – Deadline   for mailing out ballots for elections of National and State Directors.

MAY

  1 - Postmark or electronic device deadline for requesting the next DIXIE SWEETEES, SWEETEES

X-play, DARLINGS, ANGELS, ANGELS X-play, PONYTAILS, PONYTAILS X-play, BELLES, or DEBS

World Series up for bid.  Leagues may request more than one (1) World Series. World Series may be

awarded two (2) years in advance.

  1 – Postmark or electronic device deadline for Hall of Fame nominations to be mailed to Gordon

Hobbs, Chairman: 2456 Stoneview Road, Orlando, FL 32806.

  1 – Postmark or electronic device deadline (unless earlier date is set by state organization) for

registration of all local players and coaches in the DIXIE SWEETEES, SWEETEES X-play, DARLINGS,

ANGELS, ANGELS X-play, PONYTAILS, PONYTAILS X-play, BELLES, and DEBS divisions with District

and State Directors on official registration forms.  NOTE: Leagues who have not registered their

players and coaches by this date risk being declared ineligible for tournament play. No player, coach

 or division may be added postmarked later than this date. Notice of any deletion of teams must be

 postmarked by this date to receive a refund of fees.  EXCEPTION: A state director, with

 approval from the National President, may allow a later registration date due to extenuating

circumstances.

  1 – Notification of any changes of style of play (TRADITIONAL or X-play) must be in the hands of the

President no later than this date.

  1 – POSTMARK OR ELECTRONIC DEVICE DEADLINE FOR ALL COMPLETED UMPIRE TESTS TO BE

RETURNED TO THE UMPIRE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN OR COMPLETED ONLINE.  NOTE: Umpires not

registered cannot umpire in Dixie Softball games, including tournament play.

  5 – All suggested rule/policy changes for the current year must be in the hands of the Vice-President

no later than this date.

  6 – All completed umpire tests are to be in the hands of the Umpire Committee chairman no later than

this date.

  15 – Suggested deadline for state organizational meeting.

  15 – Postmark deadline for mailing ballots to President in National Director elections. Postmark

deadline for mailing ballots to Vice-President in State Director elections.

  15 – Deadline for mailing out Hall of Fame ballots.

  20 – Suggested deadline for leagues requesting sub-district, district, and state tournaments. Bids

meeting requirements for hosting such tournaments should be mailed to your State Director.

  31 – Postmark deadline for mailing ballots to Hall of Fame Chairman.

JUNE

  1 – NO FRANCHISE APPLICATION OR RENEWAL OF A FRANCHISE WILL BE ACCEPTED

POSTMARKED OR BY ELECTRONIC DEVICE LATER THAN THIS DATE.

  1 – STATE DIRECTORS ARE TO REPORT THE NUMBER OF AGE DIVISIONS THEY WILL HAVE

PARTICIPATING IN WORLD SERIES PLAY NO LATER THAN THIS DATE.

  1 – Suggested deadline for selection of sub-district, district, and state tournament sites.

  1 - Deadline to notify State Director that a division(s) in your league will not be participating in Dixie

Softball tournaments for the current year. PENALTY: FAILURE TO NOTIFY THE STATE DIRECTOR BY

THIS DATE WILL RESULT IN THE LEAGUE BEING INELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN TOURNAMENT

PLAY THE NEXT SEASON THAT LEAGUE FRANCHISES WITH DSI.

  16 – No DSI tournament shall begin before this date.

JULY

NOTE: State or sectional tournaments are to be scheduled to be completed seven (7) days before

the start of a particular division’s World Series play begins. NOTE: BIRTH CERTIFICATES AND

PLAYER AFFIDAVITS MUST BE INSPECTED FOR ALL DISTRICT TEAMS (REGARDLESS OF WHETHER

OR NOT THE DISTRICT IS DIVIDED INTO SUB-DISTRICTS) AT LEAST SEVEN (7) DAYS PRIOR TO THE

FIRST TOURNAMENT GAME.

  1 – Postmark or electronic device deadline for nominating District Directors in each state.

  29 - Teams to arrive at Dixie SweeTees and Darlings World Series site (Cochran/Bleckley County,

Georgia).

  29 – Teams to arrive at Dixie SweeTees X-play, Ponytails X-play, and Belles World Series site (Ward10

[Tioga], Louisiana).

  29 - Teams to arrive at Dixie Angels, Angels X-play, Ponytails and Debs World Series site (Alexandria,

Louisiana)

AUGUST

  31 – District, State, and National Directors to assume office on this date or on the day of the Annual

meeting of the Board of Directors of DSI, whichever comes first, in the year they are elected. NOTE:  If

a Director is not properly elected or appointed by this date; the office shall remain vacant until a proper

 appointment is made.

Contact

Dixie Softball, Inc.
1101 Skelton Dr. 
Birmingham, Alabama 35224

Phone: 205-368-0880
Email: [email protected]

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