Due to the field size of most TTA fields being smaller than high school fields, thus not allowing adequate distance between the on deck circle and the batter, the TTA State Directors have voted not to recognize the NFHS on deck circle rule listed below. Hitters warming up in the on deck area will be allowed to use the on deck circle that allows protection for the hitter warming up in the circle, on either side of the field.
NFHS Rule 1 – Section 2 – The Field – 1-2-3 The on-deck-circle should be to the side and away from home plate, 37 feet if space allows. Neither team’s players shall warm up in the other team’s on deck circle. The on deck circle does not have to be occupied, but if a player wishes to warm up, he shall do so only in his team’s on deck circle, provided the on deck circle is located safely away from home plate
A.D. Starr will be the TTA Baseball and Softball supplier for 2021.
All towns hosting a Boys District or State Tournament must use the official TTAB stamped Baseball from the TTA approved Supplier, AD Starr. The Official TTA Stamped Baseball (AD Starr 600) will be for the 6U, 8U and 9U Baseball divisions. The Official Stamped Baseball (Diamond D1-OL) will be for the 10U, 12,U, 14U, 15U and High School Eligible divisions. **Exception below** All towns hosting a Girls District or State Tournament must use the official TTAS stamped Softball from the TTA approved supplier, A.D. Starr. **Exception below**. The Official TTA Stamped Softballs are A.D. Starr softballs, 11" OA 11.47 PL and 12" OA 12.47 PL.
The TTA Official Softball Supplier for 2021 is A.D. Starr. Orders may be placed at 800-487-2448, George Elias. When ordering baseballs or softballs, A.D. Starr must be informed that the affiliate is a TTA affiliate ordering tournament balls.
The TTA Official Baseball supplier for 2021 is AD Starr.
***Baseball/Softball Exception in Boys and Girls 8U Machine Pitch Divisions*** A seamless machine pitch ball will also be allowed in the Boys and Girls 8U Machine Pitch
Division Tournaments only. The same type of ball must be used throughout the tournament. ***
Machine Pitch Boys and Girls tournaments may use the TTA approved baseball/softball or the approved machine pitch ball as listed:
Baseballs approved are the AD Starr 600 (TTA stamped), Diamond DMBP or the A.D. Starr AD 100 Flat Seam.
Softballs approved are the A.D. Starr OA 11.47 PL (TTA stamped) or Diamond 11" 11 MBP.
All approved bats must be on the USA Softball Approved Bats List
All non-wood baseball bats must have one of the stamps below in order to be approved for Texas Teenage.