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Dixie Youth Softball tryouts to be held Feb. 21

Tryouts for the 2015 Demopolis Dixie Youth Softball season will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Demopolis SportsPlex.

In the event of foul weather, tryouts will be moved to Synergy the same day and time.

Dates for try-outs and draft are as follows: 4-6 year old Sweeties – no try-out; 7-8 year old Darlings – Saturday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m., SportsPlex Field 7; 9-10 year old Angels – Saturday, Feb. 21, at noon, SportsPlex Field 7; 11-12 year old Ponytails – Saturday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m., SportsPlex Field 7.

Tryouts for the 13-15 age group will be announced at a later date.

The organization is coming off another successful season, which included hosting the 2014 District 8 all-star tournament.

Registration fees for this coming season for Sweeties are $50. All other age groups are $55 for the first child and $50 for each additional child. There will be a $10 late fee per child for registering after the Feb. 19 registration deadline.

Registration fees cover the cost of a player’s jersey and socks, a minor tweak from years past.

“In the past, fees have covered a jersey and visors, but the girls rarely wear the visors and they are quickly lost,” Jackson said. “Parents and coaches have always come out of their own pockets for the bright and colorful uniform socks, so we decided to include those this year instead. The socks have become a more important part of the uniform than the visor with the players.”

Registration forms are available at Hibbett Sports. DDYSL can be found on Facebook at “Demopolis Youth Softball.”

For more information, or if you are interested in coaching or assisting, contact a board member. They are Jim Parr, Cobey Rowley, Elizabeth Smith, Ronnie Abrams, Emilie McGee, Kirk Stephens, Ed Nettles, Carrie Jackson and Jason Cannon.