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Registration underway for Dallas County Youth baseball, softball

Registration is underway for the Dallas County Youth Recreational League in baseball and softball.

Baseball and softball registration will be held atRegistration is only at the Dallas County Courthouse Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  Weekend registration hours will be from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Jan. 18, Jan. 25 and Feb. 1. Registration ends on Feb. 28.

To register your child, parents are required to bring a valid birth certificate. Registration is free.

Applications can be picked up at the Dallas County Courthouse Annex building in Suite 107.

Boy baseball ages are 5-12 and will be put in four different groups: ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12.

Girls’ softball ages are 5-18. High school softball players can play once their respective school’s season is completed.

Newly hired Dallas County Athletic Director Richard Davis said players in the entire county are eligible to play in the league, including city of Selma residents.

“There’s not any difference with someone living in Selma or Dallas County, they can play in the league,” Davis said.

Davis said he expects a strong turnout by the time registration concludes at the end of next month. “I think everyone we’ve talked to has been favorable,” Davis said. “People have been pleased with what we’re doing.”

Anyone interested in coaching a team for the Dallas County Youth League, they must attend a meeting on Jan. 21 and Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Dallas County Sportsplex.  Sponsoring a team is also available for the upcoming season.

For additional information, call (334) 877-0631, (334) 419-0301 or (334) 407-6227.

The Dallas County Commission approved the hiring of Davis as Sportsplex Director and James Spears Assistant Sportsplex Director at a special called meeting on Dec. 30. Davis said s some residents who wanted to form their own recreational league until the commission stepped in.

“The County Commission came to the conclusion that they wanted to run the Youth sports league,” Davis said. “People were concerned and wanted to know who’s running it.”