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2016 Committed Teams
8&Under Coach Pitch
Columbia Boltz-Casey Fick
Columbia Warriors-Charles Keene
Columbia Crushers-Hauser (interested)
13 & Under
Diamond Council 2016 USSSA BASEBALL LEAGUES – COLUMBIA, MISSOURI. We offer great facilities, team friendly atmosphere, and good competition at a great value. Coaches if you are looking for a league for your team, please consider the Diamond Council. Games are played in Columbia at Antimi Complex, Albert Oakland Complex, American Legion Park, and Atkins Complex. Teams are scheduled for 16 games and mostly double headers. All age divisions begin play the week of April 18, 2016. Days of Play are projected and a subject to change if necessary. Days of the week are listed below, however, if needed teams may play games on another night if needed for scheduling purposes. If there are an odd number of teams in a league, there may be games on another day of the week to fulfill the schedule for all teams to play 2 games each week. Rain outs will be rescheduled and added to the end of the schedule and on the days of the week as promised if possible, however, we reserve the right to schedule rain outs on different days of the week. If you have questions about our league, please give us a call at the office at 573-499-9741, or contact our League Coordinator, Emily Salter at firstname.lastname@example.org 573-424-6417.
Practices: Teams playing in our league have access to sign up for practices fields (2/week, 1 weekday and 1 weekend, each 1-2 hours) and batting cages from March 1 – thru April 15. League games begin the week of April 18, after that date, you can sign up for weekend practices. We do have tournaments scheduled for most weekends, however, there are usually some many fields open for practices not used by the tournaments. There is NO fee charged to reserve practice fields for DC teams.
Team Registration Fee: $1600 (16 games + Kickoff Tournament) for 9u, 10u, 11u, 12u, 13u, 14u. 8u coach pitch $900 (12 games + Kickoff Tournament). Early Bird Special – Sign up and pay by January 15th and your Team Registration Fee will only be $1500 ($800 for 8u)!
To Reserve Your Spot fill out our 2016 Intent to play form above and send it in with your $100 non-refundable deposit. The rest of the league fee payment is due on or before February 15th. Teams must be registered with USSSA and have team insurance, this is NOT included in your League fees. If you played in our league in the Fall of 2015, your teams is already registered and insured. If Not, you will need to registere with USSSA and purchase team insurance on their website www.usssa.com by February 15th.
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
Pay your fees on or by January 15, 2015 – Cost is $1500 (cp $800)*
Pay your fees on or by February 15, 2015 – Cost is $1600 (cp $900)*
Your $100 deposit goes toward your league fees.
Provided there are enough teams, we will offer two divisions in each age group. Major/AAA and AA/A divisions. Teams will be scheduled for 16 games and the schedule set in early April and should not change.
If your team is interested, submit our Intent to play form and $100 non-refundable deposit. If you coach 2 teams in our league, we will make every possible accommodation to avoid conflicts.
8&Under Coach Pitch – Mostly Monday’s and some Friday’s if needed starting May 2nd.
9&Under – Mostly Wednesday’s and some Monday’s if needed
10&Under -Mostly Tuesday’s and some Monday’s if needed
11&Under – Games will be Monday-Thursday, we cannot guarantee a specific night. Games will be random and if requested we will give teams as many double headers as possible. If you coach 2 teams in our league, we will make every possible accommodation to avoid conflicts.
12&Under – Games will be Monday-Thursday, we cannot guarantee a specific night. Games will be random and if requested we will give teams as many double headers as possible. If you coach 2 teams in our league, we will make every possible accommodation to avoid conflicts.
13 & Under – Monday’s and Wednesday’s – We will give teams as many double headers as possible.
14&Under – Tuesday’s and Thursday’s – We will give teams as many double headers as possible.
13U and 14U games are played mostly at Atkins Complex.
TOURNAMENTS DC will hold 4 USSSA tournaments in 2016 that will qualify teams for the State tourney. Tourney format is subject to change depending on the number of teams entered. There are no gate fees and no admission charged to parents. All 8u tournaments are 1-Day Saturdays. Tourney Entry fee is $325.
Discount Tournament Packages for DC League Teams. Sign up to play in all 4 of our tournaments and receive a $25 per tournament discount for the 3 paid tourneys (4 tourneys cost: $875). The Kickoff tourney is free to the league teams. Entry must be received for tourneys by April 5th for the Tournament Discount package.
2016 USSSA State Qualifying Tournaments (A/AA, AAA/Mjr)
1. DC Columbia Kickoff – April 23 & 24 3 Games (Free for DC Comp League Teams)
2. DC Mother’s Day Celebration – May 7 (1 Day) 3 Games $300 9u-14u. $200 8u cp 3 gms
3. DC Show Me Slam – May 21 & 22 $325 9u-12u 4 games, 13-14u 3 games, $200 8u 3 gms
4. DC Columbia Rumble – June 11 & 12 $325 9u-12u 4 games, 13-14u 3 games, $200 8u 3 gms
A few comments from our Comp Baseball Coordinator:
“Hello! My name is Emily Salter and my husband Stacy and I coach the Pirates Baseball 7U-11Uteams. I also sit on the board for Diamond Council Baseball in Columbia and am helping to spread the word about the upcoming DC Competitive Baseball League. I know it is that time of year where coaches are trying to make a decision about which league to register their teams in. If you have been unhappy with the current league you have played in why not choose the DC league? As coaches we know the important things that you will look for in choosing a league for your team and DC meets those requirements!
1. Good, clean, up to date facilities and baseball fields. DC uses all of the nicest facilities offered in the Columbia area for league play. They have good parking, great concession stands and are conveniently located in town.
2. No gate fees or restrictions on what your team or the fans can bring into the ball park. Your team can bring in their own water or sports drinks and fans can bring in any items they may need also.
3. No scheduling hassles. Once a schedule is set it will not change. You will know in advance when and where your games are and they will work with you to avoid any scheduling conflicts you may have.
4. Good competition. We know as coaches you just want to put your team in a league where you will play teams equal to your team. It only takes a couple of teams to commit to this league and others will follow.
5. Coaches can actively participate in making decisions for the league. Because DC is not a privately owned league and is instead ran by a board if you have concerns or suggestions that you believe will help the league run better you are encouraged to attend meetings or join the baseball board to help out. It is always best when active coaches are on the board because we are the ones on the fields and can see any changes that may need to be made.”
14 & Under Open Division: Teams will play in a 14 & Under age group if 4 or more teams register in this division. Teams will play on fields set with 90′-foot base and 60’6″ pitching distances. Games will be seven innings in length and will be played with a 1 hour, 40 minutes time limit. Game times will be 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM. If not enough teams register for the this division we will play a mix 13/14u. If combined, we will use 54’ pitching & 80’ bases. Games will be played at Boone County Fairgrounds Atkins Fields.
13 & Under Open Division: Teams will play in a 13 & Under age group if 4 or more teams register in this division. Teams will play on fields set with 80-foot base and 54’ pitching distances. Games will be seven innings in length and will be played with a 1 hour, 40 minute time limit. Game times will be 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Note: If needed 13U and 14U Division may be combined If combined, we will use 54’ pitching & 80’ bases. Games will be played at Boone County Fairgrounds Atkins Fields.
12 & Under and 11 & Under Divisions: Teams will play in separate age groups if enough teams are available. Teams play on fields set with 70’ base and 50’ pitching distances. Games will be six innings in length and will be played with a 1 hour, 40 minute time limit. Game times will be 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Games will be played at Cosmo Park Antimi Complex or at the newly renovated American Legion Fields.
10 & Under, 9 & Under Divisions: Teams will play in separate age groups if enough teams are available. Teams will play on fields set with 65’ base and 46’ pitching distances. Games will be six innings in length and will be played with a 1 hour, 30 minute time limit. Game times will be 6:00 PM and 7:45 PM. Most games will be played at Cosmo Park Antimi Complex.
8 & Under Coach Pitch Division: Teams will play on fields set with 60’ base and 35’ pitching distances. Games will be six innings in length and will be played with a 75 minute time limit. Game times will be 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Games will be played at Cosmo Park Antimi Complex.
For your reference, here is a list of our teams that played in 2015
8U – Double Headers
10U – Double Headers
13U- Double Headers
*65010 – Phillips 14u
*Centralia Baseball Club-Chick 12u
*Mid-Mo Wolfpack-Bird 12u
14U Majors (full)
*Southside Baseball Club-Hay
*Diamond Bandits – Jones
*CM Prospects -Fwearengin