Just wanted to remind you of the best and easiest way to be notified if games are canceled due to rain. The procedure can be found on the back of your schedules and can be found on the web site but the easiest way is to do it right now as you read this. We will be utilizing a text/email based cancellation program. This service will text you immediately if a game has been canceled ahead of time. Opt in
your mobile phone by texting:
• MW901 to 84483 to receive Monday/Wednesday Youth Baseball alerts
• TR901 to 84483 to receive Tuesday/Thursday Youth Baseball and Babe Ruth alerts.
I recommend you do both in case you have a practice or make-up game on another night. After 4pm the decisions on games are made by umpires or by coaches if they do not have umpires.
We also recommend that you download the free sportsengine app and log in. This will give you immediate alerts to any game changes for things like rescheduled games.
Code of Conduct Reminders; These are set by Fondy Youth Baseball and the Fond du Lac School District and pertain to coaches, players, and all fans.
As was promised last year when we committed to our new bat rules, the bat rules for Fondy Youth Baseball league games will not change for the 2019 season as we allow a transition year. These rules are below.
With that said the rules, THE RULES WILL BE DIFFERENT FOR THE SUMMER OF 2020. ONLY BATS WITH THE USA STAMP ON THEM WILL BE ALLOWED IN 2020. This makes almost all bats produced prior to last year illegal to use in 2020. This is following a new national standard that is being adopted for youth baseball. If you want to buy a new bat this year and be able to use it next year, we recommend you make sure it has the USA stamp on it.
There are two types of bat standards produced right now. One is certified by USA Baseball and the other is certified by USSSA Baseball. These are different certifications. Bats with both certifications will be allowed for next summer, the 2019 season.
All bats with either certification will be allowed only for the 2019 season in kindergarten to 6th grade. All bats with either certification with a length/weight drop of -5 or -3 will be allowed for 7th/8th grade league only for the 2019 season. Leagues 9th grade and older must use a -3 BBCOR bat.
For those players that play in travel baseball tournaments we really do not know what the rules will be at each community. Probably best to discuss with your coach.