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Clarksville Dixie holds in-person signups Saturday

SoVaNow.com / February 17, 2021

After going through 2020 without sponsoring any sports for the first time since 1966 – albeit not without trying to do otherwise — Clarksville Dixie Youth will begin holding in-person signups Saturday at Shaver Field Ball Park for the upcoming season.

Onsite registration for girls and boys baseball begins Saturday, from 10 a.m.-noon. Additional signup times for each the league will be Wednesday, Feb. 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb 28, 13 p.m.

Registration for girls softball begins with the Sweeties, ages 4-6 years old and extends through the Debs Division covering ages 16-18. The boys have T-Ball baseball for ages 4-6 years old all the up to the Ozone Majors Division encompassing ages 11-12 years of age.

Last year when COVID-19 shut down most of sports, the Dixie organization attempted to hold spring and fall sports seasons. With rising infection numbers continuing throughout the fall and winter, the board just felt it was not in the best interest of those involved at the time to commit to any ball season.

Jeanie Jones, Clarksville Dixie Youth executive board member, said the league is ready to get back to competition.

Jones said recently Clarksville Dixie Youth was planning to do some fund raisers and other activities to help make upgrades to Shaver Field and in doing so, improve the league.

Jones said Clarksville Dixie Youth would be making an announcement regarding fundraisers and a matching fund drive in coming days. She said after a year of not seeing kids on the playing fields it would be good just to see them at the park signing up for sports.

“Yes, just as you said it will be great,” Jones said in welcoming youngsters back to the league. “We’re very excited to be holding in-person signups for the New Year.”

Jones said Clarksville Dixie will be continuing online signups. Anyone wanting to register using the online process can visit https://sites.google.com/view/clarksvilledixieyouth.

The registration form the league provides has agreements covering everything from insurance, to team selections, to the proper equipment needed for competition.

Jones said all COVID-19 guidelines from the state and other governing bodies would be adhered to, to protect all those involved with the league.



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