Last Updated: October 19, 2016
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CHANGES FOR FALL AND UPCOMING SPRING SEASONS
The Board of Directors for Purvis Youth Sports has made the decision to leave the Dixie Youth Baseball/Dixie Boys and Majors / Dixie Girls Softball organization. We did not make this decision lightly. Most of the members of our board have played at Purvis Youth Sports over the course of the thirty year period that the ball park has been open. We made the decision to leave Dixie because we saw that there was an unfair advantage being put on our players and parents to try to compete with “travel ball”. We in no way have a problem with travel ball, select ball or any other forms of baseball or sports that promote traveling and playing with teams comprised of players from different communities, we do however feel that there is a place for those type of sporting events we see the value in them. We as a board believe that there is also a place for recreational baseball/softball and that it is a valuable experience. We feel that Dixie Youth Baseball/ Dixie Girls Softball are no longer keeping with their founding principles of recreational baseball so we have decided to move on. We hold no grudges with any Dixie officials. We wish Dixie Youth Baseball/Dixie Boys and Majors/Dixie Girls Softball the best in future endeavors.
The organization that we will be going to is GSSA (Gulf South Sports Association). GSSA offers both travel ball and recreational baseball/softball; GSSA keeps the two separate so when teams from Purvis Youth Sports plays in tournaments they will be playing other recreational ball teams. We as board feel that is important because players will be able to compete with teams of the same make up and talent level. We feel as though we have the talent at PYS to compete against other recreational teams and then have the possibility to bring home World Series trophies.
The Board feels that for the betterment of all players involved in Purvis Youth Sports, this was a necessary move. You will see a few rule changes in the upcoming fall and spring season but we believe the changes are for the better of our program and helping to advance the players to the next level of baseball/softball. As we transition over to GSSA, we will do our best to keep everyone informed as we progress. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to ask a board member. We are here for the players and parents and will address any concern that you may have. We look forward to the upcoming seasons and to what the future holds for our players, community and Purvis Youth Sports.
Thank you to our 2016 Field Sponsors
NO PETS OR SMOKING,INCLUDING E-CIGS ARE ALLOWED AT THE PARK.
NO SKATEBOARDS, SKATES, ROLLERBLADES, BICYCLES, RIPSTICKS OR SCOOTER ALLOWED AT THE PARK.
The board for PYS has voted that for safety concerns of players in our 13-15 age group we will not be allowing steel spikes. We appreciate the coaches and parents for understanding. We want every player to play the entire season.
PYS Board Meetings & Work Day
Next Board Meeting:
Next Work Day: March 13 , 2016 at 2:00 PM
Purvis Youth Sports Board Meetings are currently being held once a month and are open to the public. Agenda is posted 5 days prior to meeting and can be found under the "Board Agenda" link on the left side of this site. If you have questions regarding this please use the "Contact Info" tab to contact your PYS Board Members.
Dixie youth: Big barrel bats are here!
1.10(b) 2 5/8” Barrel Bats