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Georgia State Champions! 
Big League Baseball is a division of Little League Baseball for players 15 - 18 years old.  In District 4 we have both spring and fall seasons.  Individual players as well as teams may register to play if they live in the following counties:  Butts, Carroll, Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Fulton, Haralson, Heard, Henry, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup and Upson.          
2014 Spring Registration - Opens January 8!
Online Registration is available by clicking the Easy Online Registration button in the right-hand column.  The season will begin April 19/20 and will end June 14/15.  An All Star team will be selected to compete in the tournament season at the end of the regular season.   There will be 16 games played as double headers throughout the season.
Both individual registrations and team registrations are accepted.    Registrants may pay the complete registration of $205 at the time of registration or may choose to pay $100 at registration and set up automatic payments for the balance.
All adults who will be on the field or in the dugout are required to complete a Volunteer Application prior to assuming their duties.   Volunteers who have previously submitted a Volunteer form to District 4 Big League may complete the Returning Volunteer FormVolunteers who are seeking to participate for the first time in District 4 Big League must complete this form
Parents, athletes and coaches must become familiar with the Georgia Return to Play law regarding possible concussions.  Download the Parent/Athlete Concussion Information Sheet here.  
We look forward to a fun season of baseball in 2014!
Concussion Information from the CDC
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works.  A con-
cussion is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth.  Even a "ding," "getting your bell rung," or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.
Signs and symptoms of concussion can show up right after the injury or may not appear or be noticed until days or weeks after the injury.
If an athlete reports one or more symptoms of concussion listed below after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body, he/she should be kept out of play the day of the injury and until a health care professional, experienced in evaluating for concussion, says he/she is symptom-free and it's OK to return to play. 
Concussion Danger Signs
In rare cases, a dangerous blood clot may form on the brain in a person with a concussion and crowd the brain against the skull.  An athlete should receive immediate medical attention if after a bum, blow, or jolt to the head or body he/she exhibits any of the following danger signs:
  • One pupil larger than the other
  • Is drowsy or cannot be awakened
  • A headache that not only does not diminish, but gets worse
  • Weakness, numbness, or decreased coordination
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Slurred speech
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Cannot recognize people or places
  • Becomes increasingly confused, restless, or agitated
  • Has unusual behavior
  • Loses consciousness (even a brief loss of consciousness should be taken seriously)
  • What Should You Do if You
    Think Your Athlete has a
    If you suspect that an athlete has a concussion, remove the athlete from play and seek medical attention.  Do not try to judge the severity of the injury yourself.  Keep the athlete out of play the day of the injury and until a health care professional, experienced in evaluating for concussion, says he/she is symptom-free and it's OK to return to play.
    Rest is key to helping an athlete recover from a concussion.  Exercising or activities that involve a lot of concentration, such as studying, working on the computer, or playing video games, may cause concussion symptoms to reappear or get worse.  After a concussion, returning to sports and school is a gradual process that should be carefully managed and monitored by a health care professional. 
    Why Should an Athlete Report Their Symptoms?
    If an athlete has a concussion, his/her brain needs time to heal.  While an athlete's brain is still healing, he/she is much more likely to have another concussion.  Repeat concussions can increase the time it takes to recover.  In rare cases, repeat concussions in young athletes can result in brain swelling or permanent damage to their brain.  Then can even be fatal.
     Bat Specifications for Big League
    All non-wood bats must meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard and have the BBCOR label clearly visible.
    District 4 Little League/Big League Looking for Umpires
    A Little League Umpire is one of the most important people on the baseball field.  A good umpire is nearly invisible on the field because the game is about the players, not about the umpires.  A good umpire seeks training and studies the rules of the game.  Good umpires are found within the ranks of those who get paid for their job and those who volunteer.
    District 4 has formed "District 4 League Umpires" - a group, not an association, of individuals who enjoy umpiring and who want to get better through training and experience.  Training will be specific to Little League; Little League rules and procedures will be covered and Little League mechanics will be taught (which can be used to umpire any baseball game).  Umpires will be able to call games at any of the various leagues within the district. 
    For more information contact Buddy at theedeuce@yahoo.com; Linda at linda@northptc.com 


















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