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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 DSI scholar application to be mailed to Doug Garrett,
Chairman: 106 Woodlake Drive, Pineville, Louisiana 71360.

10 - All applications for DSI 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 National 
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 Preston Leonard
National Vice President, P. O. Box 550715, Gastonia, North Carolina 28055.

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, Florida 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 National 
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.

15 - Postmark 
deadline for mailing ballots to National 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 PARTICI-
PATING 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 (Ward 10 
[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.
P.O. Box 490 
Adamsville, Alabama 35005

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

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