As we approach the final week of the regular season, we are most impressed by the development of all our ballplayers, teams and coaches. Everyone has worked so hard this year to make this season fun and memorable, but also one where we introduced a new skills development framework and put it to use.
All these efforts are designed to help teams progress and put themselves in position to be competitive during an exciting and enjoyable Rec League Tournament.
The Tournament | OYO operates a double-elimination tournament for all our divisions, except Tee Ball. The tournament begins on Monday, June 6 and runs throught Thursday, June 16. Depending on cancellations and delays due to weather, the tournament may need to extend beyond June 16. Please note, it is possible on June 11-12, it is possible for a team to have to play two games depending on the outcome of their games and games are scheduled for Sunday, June 12 in select divisions.
The Brackets | At OYO, we are a developmental league first during the regular season. We do not keep standing, and all first round games/tournament brackets were completed through a computerized random draw in LeagueApps. Please access your division’s tournament bracket below (see links for your division’s bracket). If you have any questions about your bracket, please contact your coach or division commissioner. You also may email OYO for any clarification, as needed.
We wish all teams a memorable ending to their regular season between now and June 4 and a great start to their tournament experience on Monday, June 6.
As always, thank you for choosing OYO as your place for baseball and softball.
The OYO Board of Directors
Ready, Set, Smile! Team and individual pictures for our 2021 Spring Season will continue a new format involving a new look and feel rolled out in 2021. The second-annual OYO Photo Night is set for Friday, May 13, 2022, so mark your calendars! Order your photos today!
OYO Photo Night allows us to better manage our team and individual photos while creating a better overall experience for all our ballplayers and families. In partnering with H&R Photography, we have devised a win-win formula with this dedicated Team Photo Night for all our teams in our younger divisions.
This night will involve both team photos and player individual photos. We’ve designed the Photo Night experience so teams will be scheduled on ballfields this year between 5:30-7:45 p.m. The schedule can be accessed using the link below. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your time slot to keep us on schedule. With the help of OYO players and parents, coaches, and board, we continue to make picture day a smooth adventure for all.
Please note, no games are scheduled for Friday, May 13. (And, if needed, the rain date is set for Friday, May 20.)
Lastly, up until the Wednedsay, May 11, 2021, orders may be placed online. On behalf of H&R Photography, thank you for making our annual OYO Photo Night another successful experience. See you at the ballpark!
Ready, Set, Smile!
The OYO Board of Directors
Come take the field at OYO this spring — and encourage your friends to do the same! We have room for more ballplayers! So, be sure you are registered and then tell your friends there’s still space for them for the 2022 Spring Season.
All future registrations will be handled on a first come, first serve basis. Once we reach maximum capacity, LeagueApps will automate a waiting list process (and players can register for the waiting list at no charge). That said, based on experience, we know we will receive a flurry of registrations as we approach the practice season. Don’t delay or you may find your ballplayer left off the ballfield this spring.
REGISTER TODAY! RECRUIT YOUR FRIENDS TODAY, TOO!
Let your friends, classmates, neighbors, and relatives know they can still join us for our spring season. Review our online overview for the 2022 Spring Season! Once gone, there will be no additional openings available, just wait lists unfortunately. Act now!
As of April 6, 2022 at 5:00 p.m., we now have one divisions at max capacity (Minor), where a wait list has been formed for each division. In all other divisions, we have less than 80 openings, with three divisions with just 1-2 openings for the division and others between 9-17 openings in the division.
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If you are on an 08U Softball, Tee Ball, Junior Rookie or Rookie team, then we have at least 1-2 roster openings on each team. So what better way for your ballplayer to spend time at OYO, then to do so with a friend playing side by side all spring! So go spread the word, there are openings on your team and these roster spots will be filled first come, first served. Please note, we will continue to strive for team balance in both skill level and total number of players, but it remains very likely a player you recruit will be paired up on the same team as your ballplayer.
Seven of our 10 rec travel teams now have a coach and are making plans for their rec travel season. We offer two rec travel programs — Bombers for baseball, Red Storm for softball — which offer a more competitive experience for interested ballplayers seeking additional game opportunities on Sundays and after the rec league season ends. These teams are formed in late March and early April based on player participation at tryouts hosted at OYO. So, discover the coach for your child’s age group — and ages are based on the player’s age as of January 1, 2022 (for softball) and April 30, 2022 (for baseball). Bomber Up! Go Storm!
Did you purchase an Indianapolis Indians Knot Hole membership fot your ballplayer — and for your other children, too? Even if you are already registered, you can still purchase a membership independently via LeagueApps. Even if you are a full-time travel player, you can purchase a membership, too. What’s more, if OYO sells just 10 more memberships, the Indianapolis Indians’ organization will award us a generous rebate to use toward improving our program. So make plans to watch some Indians games and support OYO, too!
One of the most exciting events each season for all our ballplayers of any age is Opening Day. All our teams convene at Oaklandon Elementaty beginning at 8:30 a.m. and walk the parade route starting at 9 a.m.
The ballplayers, coaches and fans will walk the route from the school, across Pendleton Pike around 62nd Street before entering the southside of the park and gathering on adjacent fields for Opening Day ceremonies, including ceremonial first pitches for the season.
More details will follow in early April about the Opening Day Parade for our 47th season of baseball and softball at OYO!
Did you miss the Dick’s Shopping Weekend earlier this month? No worries! We got you covered for all your ballplayer’s equipment needs, fan apparel or coaching resources. The link provided offers an exclusive e-coupon for OYO families in 2022 to save on future purchases at Dick’s Sporting Goods. All you need to do is visit a Dick’s store near you and show the coupons on your smartphone (or simply print it out, too).