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League Announcement

By Michelle Cooper, 12/12/21, 10:45AM PST

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League Announcement

Dec 12, 2021

Hello players and parents,

We hope you have been having a great offseason.  It is hard to believe that it is already December and that baseball and softball registration is right around the corner.  With that in mind, we have some very exciting news to share with you.

As part of an effort to unify our youth baseball and softball programs and to connect our youth programs with the Tigard High School program, Tigard Little League and Tigard JBO have joined together to become Tigard Diamond Sports!  By combining the two programs our community will now have one organization that operates our youth baseball and softball programs up until they head off to high school.

As far as impacts to players on field experience, the programs offered to them will remain largely unchanged.  Tigard Diamond Sports will continue to offer a Little League program for the younger softball and baseball players and a JBO program for the older baseball players.  However, there will be some changes that we are very excited about.

Baseball Changes:

On the baseball side, we have been working very closely with the Tigard High School program to make sure we are doing the best we can to develop players of all levels and to make sure our program becomes the primary feeder program for Tigard.  In an effort to achieve that goal, we are excited to announce that what has previously been our major’s division operated under Little League will become a juniors program operated under the Oregon Junior Baseball Organization (JBO).  We firmly believe that the rules and structure of JBO will be more beneficial for the development of our 5th and 6th graders and will provide a smoother transition to the higher levels. Our 7th and 8th grade baseball players have already been playing JBO for many years and they will continue to operate under Tigard Diamond Sports as they have in past years.

Our AAA and younger divisions will remain unchanged and will continue to be operated under our Little League program.  We will provide more details about the JBO transition to our players at that grade level and will have more information on our website.

Softball Changes:

On the softball side, the new organizational structure will also allow for more flexibility in the programs we can offer to our softball players.  We are currently working on those offerings and hope to have more information soon.

Registration for Spring 2022 is coming soon!

If you have any questions about the changes please contact us by emailing president@tigarddiamondsports.com.

Sincerely,

Tigard Diamond Sports Board