Congrats to the 2022 TTA Scholarship Recipients!!!
Alicia Cortez, Moody Youth Sports
Andrew C. Hawkins, Grand Saline Youth Foundation
Caitlyn Crane, Leon Youth Baseball/Softball Association
Cannin Peppers, Quitman Youth Foundation
Destiny BreAna Hart, Rusk Youth Sports Association
Hailey Nicole Tindle, Axtell BSA
Memphis Waddle, Groesbeck Youth Baseball Softball Association
Paige Franks, McGregor Youth Baseball Softball Association
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
The 2023 Pre Season Affiliates meeting for Heart of Texas (HOT) Affiliate under State Director Brian Hullum, will be Sunday, March 5th. Meeting will begin at 3:00pm. Location will be at Hillsboro Boys and Girls Club, 209 Milford Rd, Hillsboro, TX All are welcome!
A.D. Starr will be the TTA Baseball and Softball supplier for 2022.
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 800) will be for all Baseball 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 2022 is A.D. Starr. Orders may be placed at 800-487-2448, Brendan Easley. 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 2022 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 800 (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.
APPROVED BASEBALL FOR ALL DIVISIONS
All approved bats must be on the USA or USSSA Softball Approved Bats List
Link for approved Softball Bats
All non-wood baseball bats must have one of the stamps below in order to be approved for Texas Teenage.