Welcome to South Dakota VFW Baseball
If your community and/or association is interested in hosting one of the VFW State Tournaments please provide a "bid" package (via email) to me by November 15th. The following minimum information is required for the Baseball Advisory Committee to fairly evaluate the bids:
- Point of Contact and contact information
- Which age division and most likely class
- Proposed facility details (need the ability to conduct night games); must meet minimum dimensions listed in the 2018 Proposed rules and 2018 State Tournament Checklist
- Local/nearest VFW post support
- Level of community and/or association support
- EMS support, distance/time for ambulance response
- Local media support (radio, internet access at facilities, etc.)
- Last time the community hosted a VFW Baseball Tournament, Division and Class
- Acknowledgement that you have read the 2018 State Tournament Checklist and the 2018 Proposed rules
- General description of lodging available
- Any details you feel are critical for us to know
ATTENTION: The proposed rules for 2018 have been posted to a drop down on the Rules tab! Please read the 2018 rules carefully due to VFW administration directed changes throughout the documents and the proposed changes highlighted in yellow to be voted on at the Annual Meeting January 21, 2018 at 1000 in Madison SD (VFW Post, 510 S. Washington Ave). If you have additional proposed changes or recommendations to the rules below, they must be submitted to the VFW Chairman by October 15, 2017 via email (email@example.com). We've also updated the Tournament Checklist and attached for your review and comment.
ATTENTION Commissioners, Coaches and VFW members: The 2018 Annual Meeting will be January 21, 2018 (1000 AM start time) at the Ronald Westby VFW Post 2638 (510 S Washington Ave) in Madison, SD. We'll have proposed rule changes out by the middle of November. If you have comments or additional proposed rule changes you'll need to have them to Danny by December 1, 2017. The final proposed rules list will be out by December 21, 2017. Our goal is to have the annual meeting complete in under two hours. We'll need your help to get this goal accomplished, so come to the meeting ready and organized for constructive discussion.
2018 Tournament Dates (locations to be finalized at annual meeting 1/21/2018)
- July 13-15: SD VFW Baseball 12U and 10U Class A and B Tournaments (tentatively Class AA)
- July 20-22: SD VFW Baseball 14U Class A and B Tournaments
- Region Tournaments must be complete by Friday July 13
- August 3-5: SD VFW Baseball 16U Class A and B Tournaments
- Region Tournaments must be complete by Friday July 27
NOTE: Registration for ALL age groups is now closed so we can get the brackets out. Thank you for joining us this year. Our annual meeting will be in January. As we get closer I'll post the date.
The final Region alignment for both Varsity and 13/14 are posted. If you are missing or know a team is missing from these assignments, please let Rob Lind or Danny know ASAP. These alignments are based off the information we currently have in the system.
There are six main sections or pages to this site:
HOME, which you are on right now. This is for information concerning the website and ongoing information.
REGISTRATION: please go to this page and three types of registration forms should appear. Choose the one you want and continue to register your team. Please follow the instructions under the “HOW TO ENTER” to enter your team. All information with a “*” is required to be filled out before your registration form can be completed. Under the Class selection you must entry AA Minor, AA Major, Class A, Class B or other. If your team played last season, enter the class you were in last year. If your team did not participate last year or you are a new team, please select the “other” selection.
NOTE: The code needs to be changed to allow roster updates and continued extended registration to June 20th. Please be patient. The code should be changed first thing Monday (June 12th) morning. If you have any questions or need to vent, please contact Danny (information below).
NOTE: I've learned over the last week or so teams need to pay the registration fee to get the "edit" capability. Also, I had some problems getting the 2017 season set up correctly. If you have already paid for 2017 but don't have the "edit" capability, please contact Danny (402.332.7423 or firstname.lastname@example.org) and we'll get that capability turned on. Sorry for the inconvenience.
TEAMS/REGION: this is where teams that are currently registered will be placed under the appropriate division and class. Then after the registration is completed they will be placed in their regions or state tournament pools.
TOURNAMENTS: this is where you can find information on all our state tournaments and the tournament check. It will have tournament locations, dates, times and the names of tournament directors.
RULES: this is where the rules are listed for the Varsity and 13-14 year division, 12 and under division, 10 and under division, other rules and release form.
INSURANCE: if you choose to purchase insurance through the South Dakota VFW plan please select the appropriate plan and contact Boen and Associate’s.
In the upper right hand corner of the HOME you will find three items listed: History, Commissioners and Contacts. Most of these items have been updated and if you see something that needs to be corrected, please contact us.
MINUTES: The 2017 Annual Baseball Meeting minutes are posted.
We wish you all a successful baseball summer in 2017