Rector, AR Program is hosting a preseason tournament in Rector the weekend of with a possible start on the 14th depending on the number of teams. Tournament will be for 8u, 10u, and 12u age divisions. The max number of teams will be 24. Format is double elimination and entry fee is $150. Generally play by Cal Ripken rules, but will post tournament rules a week before tournament starts.
This is a tournament mainly for league teams, but we will open up to others as well. Please spread the word and let anyone know who is interested to contact
(preferably by email)
Cell # 870-595-4807
In addition to www.deltabaseball.org , information will also be posted concerning Delta Baseball on the following social media sites for the 2016 season.
- Jim Robb
Delta Baseball has voted to adopt Coach Pitch for 8 and under (8u) division for the 2016 season and seasons to come. This will replace Machine Pitch for 8u. This change is in response to many of the neighboring leagues also making the switch. Some of the larger leagues will also be converting their 8u Tournament Trail to Coach Pitch.
Recent approved changes from Delta Board meeting held on 1/6/2016:
8u ROOKIE Machine Pitch:
NO STEALING. Not even on dropped or passed ball by the catcher. Runners may still advance on throwing errors.
All Cal Ripken 8u ROOKIE MP District and State Tournaments enforce this rule.
Closed Base or "batter cannot run on dropped third strike" will be enforced for the 2016 season in Delta 10u. Runners on 1st, 2nd, or 3rd may still advance as in a steal situation.
All Cal Ripken 10u MINOR District and State Tournaments are CLOSED BASE, so DELTA has voted to do the same.
10u (MINOR) & 12u (MAJOR):
*Delta's solution to several teams having to roster 14-16 players in 2015 season, which limited play and positive experience for kids in these divisions
ALL-STAR Selection Process:
*Changes were discussed and approved to allow Delta All-Star teams to start practicing together earlier and be more competitive in district and state tournaments.
Monday 03/28/2016 - Saturday 04/02/2016
Season START date = Monday 04/04/2016
2016 Pre-Season Tournament locations:
9:00 am - 10:00 am: 11-12 yr old league coaches
If you plan to coach, please add to your calendar.
SPRING REGISTRATION window will vary per town (Bay, EPC, Harrisburg, Marked Tree, & Trumann), but should all be within date range of January 15 - March 10, 2016.
After 1/15/2016 - Review local news, signage, city website, or contact your town's Park Manager or city hall to register for the Spring 2016 Baseball season.
TRUMANN Parks & Recreation Committee set registration window for Trumann Baseball ages 5-12 to open January 15th and close March 3rd 2016. For more information about TRUMANN registrations seehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/178649965910/
In addition to www.deltabaseball.org , information will also be posted concerning Delta Baseball on https://www.facebook.com/deltabaseball/ for the 2016 season. Any information sent from each participating town Parks Manager will also be available. Here's to a great upcoming season!
- Jim Robb