In order to be notified of event rain-outs, click HERE to sign up for SMS text alerts from DAA.
DAA has become tech savvy! If you registered a child for baseball, simply download the "Sports Engine" mobile app to have easy access to the team schedule (with RSVP) and view all the coach's communications. The same features are also available on the Team Page in this website. The parent account that registered the child will get automatic Sports Engine access to the team. If a second parent wishes to join, simply create a new Sports Engine account (at very top-left of this web page) and attach it to the child's account. (See this HOW TO document, or contact Sports Engine Support via the live chat "Contact Us" link HERE).
Baseball bat standards for all Cal Ripken and Little Leagues nationally are changing for the 2018 season. This will impact the DAA Junior leagues (age 6-12). These bat standards do not impact players moving to Connie Mack or other 13 year old+ leagues in 2018. Cal Ripken Baseball (which is the sanctioning body that all of our junior teams play under) has already confirmed the move to the new USA Bat Standards and we’re expecting the same directive from the Suburban Travel Baseball League for our travel teams. The change is being made because “USA Baseball’s national member organizations believe that a wood-like performance standard will best provide for the long-term integrity of the game. The new standard will not have a drop-weight limit, so young players can use bats made with light-weight materials.” Please note that wood bat standards are not changing and wood bats that meet barrel size and other specification are still acceptable for use.
As always, DAA will have bats that conform to approved standards available for all in-house players to share so there is no need for anyone to purchase a new bat for use at DAA events. However, many players do own their bat, and we want to make sure you are not buying a bat that you will not be able to use. If you are purchasing a bat for 2018 please make sure it bears the USABat licensing mark. This link HERE should answer most of your questions and we will pass along more information as we get it. If you would like more information please contact Carl Zentmayer at DaaBaseballSafety@gmail.com.