In Central Indiana, we know families have many choices on what sports and activities to experience and where to participate in those activities. At OYO, we also understand the power of word-of-mouth advertising. And there’s no better place to turn than to OYO’s families to advocate for our program and welcome new families and ballplayers into our program each and every season.
That’s why we are introducing our Refer a Family program. When a current OYO family encourages a new family to come play at OYO for the first time, then we will thank you for helping support our recruitment efforts for the 2021 Season with a $25 credit to be applied for your upcoming registration.
To help ensure new families join OYO — and you get appropriate credit for it — here are the simple terms for this Refer a Family promotion:
- A new family must register by January 31 in LeagueApps (and to be a “new family”, the family would need to create a new family account)
- The new family must indicate the existing/referring OYO family during the registration process in the appropriate field
- The existing/referring OYO family is eligible for a maximum of two $25 credits ($50 total)
- OYO will apply the credit to the existing/referring’s account, which can be used during the family’s next registration
- OYO does not guarantee players from the existing/referring family and new family will be placed on the same team
Thank you for your continued support of OYO and spreading the word about how The OYO Way creates a memorable experience for all players and families who are part of the OYO Family! Let’s play ball!
Come and learn all about OYO! On behalf of The OYO Board of Directors, we want you to discover what makes our program such an amazing place to play ball for players of all ages, all talent levels. Regardless if your child is playing softball or baseball for the first time or simply considering switching to OYO from a different league, we want to share why OYO is the right program for you. Just like going to a new school, starting a new job, or moving into a new neighborhood, considering a new ballpark requires careful consideration and planning.
Jump online and join OYO President Brittany Anderson for our VIRTUAL Open House on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. This meeting will provide a brief overview presentation about our programs followed by an open Q&A Session.
OYO began in 1975 playing baseball on a single field at a nearby elementary school. Entering our 46th year, we continue to grow at Veterans Memorial Park, a full-service 13-field, two-concession stand/restroom complex with ample parking. Every spring, summer, and fall, you can enjoy watching more than 1,600 boys and girls between the ages of 4-18 playing ball at our park. As parents, you can enjoy many memories and new friendships with more than 1,000 families.
What’s more, our league is operated by a board of more than 40 volunteers – parents just like you. Over the years, from board to board, coach to coach, team to team, and fan to fan, there has been one steady formula for OYO. We call it The OYO Way. It defines our community. It shapes the OYO Family, which you and your ballplayer will now experience. We hope our commitment to your family provides a memorable experience for your child.
Save the date! Attend our VIRTUAL Open Houe on Wednesday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. Here’s the link to our Zoom meeting:
Meeting ID: 891 9639 4726
Phone: +16468769923 | 89196394726#,,,,
All new families who attend this OYO Virtual Open House are eligible for a $25 family discount on their 2021 Spring Season Registration, if they register by Sunday, January 31, 2021. Thank you for your interest in OYO!
Our popular Winter Workout program has returned to ring in the New Year! Don’t miss the chance to get involved as five of our divisions still have limited openings!
Is there still room for your ballplayer? Yes, in most divisions! With three divisions now sold out and others nearing capacity with the rapid rate of registrations of late, space is limited with only 20 openings remain across seven divisions. Players must register online before attending a workout. We have the following spaces remaining:
- Junior Rookie — 8 openings
- Rookie — Wait List only
- Minor — Wait List only
- Super Major/Junior Baseball — 2 openings
- 8U — 7 openings
- 10U — 3 openings
- 12U/14U/16U — Wait List only
What are your safety plans in light of COVID? We are committed to your ballplayer’s safety, too. Visit the OYO website for our COVID safety guidelines required for all coaches and players during all our indoor sessions. All age groups will follow stringent COVID-19 protocols during these workouts.
When, where and how much does it cost to participate in the Winter Workouts? OYO will host the Winter Workouts at Genesis Sports Performance, located at 5111 E. 65th Street (Indianapolis). Each division will run an exclusive 90-minute weekly session spanning 10 weeks from January 2-March 12. Review the OYO website for the complete workout schedule, including your division’s scheduled day and time for all 10 weeks. And, the registration fee is $100 per player.
OYO IS READY FOR 2021! WE HOPE YOU ARE, TOO!
When we flip the calendars to a new year in just four weeks, our annual Winter Workouts will start in earnest helping our ballplayers prepare for another season of baseball and softball.
And based on the early response to our call for registrations, most of our age groups are more than half full and we’re receiving new registrations daily. Space is limited to just two dozen players per division. Don’t delay, act today!
Following stringent COVID-19 guidelines and protocols to help provide a safe environment, OYO will host the Winter Workouts at Genesis Sports Performance, located at 5111 E. 65th Street (Indianapolis). Each division will run an exclusive 90-minute weekly session spanning 10 weeks from January 2-March 12. The registration fee is $100 per player.
Thank you for choosing OYO as your place for baseball and softball! We look forward to seeing you soon!
Congratulations to all 2021 OYO Board Members! On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, the current OYO Board elected a new slate of board members to help continue serve the OYO families in 2021 and beyond. This board of 40+ volunteers will work tirelessly to uphold The OYO Way and continue to grow our program to serve more than 1600 ballplayers and 1000 families each year. These board members will assume their official roles on November 1, 2020.
Each and every family at OYO has their reasons for choosing OYO as their place for baseball and softball. Over the years, we’ve learned families choose — and return to — OYO for many reasons, ranging from our diversity to our focus on equality, from the commitment to player development to game day experiences, from the quantity of teams to the quality of coaching, from the family atmosphere to the park’s proximity, from the concession stand service to the quality of umpiring, and from our Challenger program to rec league to multi-level travel program.
INTRODUCING THE 2021 OYO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
|BOARD POSITION||2021 BOARD MEMBER|
|Executive Vice President*||Randy Working|
|1st Vice President*||Justin Sturm|
|2nd Vice President*||Mario Covarrubias|
|Vice President of Game Day Operations*||Michael DeSanto|
|Vice President of Travel Baseball*||Scott Maskel|
|Vice President of Travel Softball*||Curtis Dillman|
|Equipment Chairperson||Dennis Lewton|
|Grounds Co-Chairperson||Aaron Koehler|
|Grounds Co-Chairperson||Mark Anderson|
|Grounds Co-Chairperson||Josh Ward|
|Grounds Co-Chairperson||Trent Shaffer|
|Grounds Co-Chairperson||Brett Williams|
|Public Relations Chairperson||Nicolle Jordan|
|Registration Chairperson||Kristen Sherman|
|Rules & Training Chairperson||Brandon Booher|
|Travel Baseball Commissioner||Johnny Goldfinger|
|Travel Baseball Tournaments||Larry Stone|
|Travel Baseball Training and Development||Josh Pearson|
|Travel Baseball Marketing||Bryan Lord|
|Travel Softball Commissioner||[open]|
|Travel Softball Tournaments||[open]|
|Travel Softball Training and Development||Chris Rawlins|
|Travel Softball Marketing||Keshia Wilson|
|Umpires Training Chairperson||Andre Beaver|
|Umpires Scheduling Chairperson||Francis Ampil|
|Ways & Means Co-Chairperson||Brittany Anderson|
|Ways & Means Co-Chairperson||Michael DeSanto|
|Team Parent Chairperson||Brandi Beard|
|Uniforms Chairperson||Kristina Snider|
|Scheduling Chairperson||Cherisse Anderson|
|Marketing Chairperson||Michael DeSanto|
|Survey Chairperson||Kendrick James|
|Safety Chairperson||Brent Kuhn|
|Challenger Commissioner||Dale Dye|
|Tee Ball Commissioner||Nytasha Ruiz|
|Junior Rookie Commissioner||Mike Hunneman|
|Rookie Commissioner||Mark Brown|
|Minor Commissioner||Robert Rodriguez|
|Super Major Commissioner||Matt Welp|
|Junior | Senior Baseball Commissioner||Jen Wilkinson|
|8U Softball Commissioner||Stefanie Christensen|
|10U Softball Commissioner||Keshia Wilson|
|12U Softball Commissioner||Kenny Murphy|
|14U/16U Softball Commissioner||Aaron Harding|
|Co-Ed Softball Commissioner||Danae Horban|
* denotes OYO Executive Board Member serving term through October 31, 2022
The 2020 OYO Fall Ball expanded season involved eight memorable weekends and 11 days of games in 2020. All those efforts culminated with our 13th annual Fall Ball Rec League Tournament featuring all of our teams this fall. We witnessed some memorable and competitive games complete with memorable plays and lasting memories.
Below we have summarized our championship game squads in every divisions. As more photos become available, we’ll update these summaries, as well.
We truly appreciate you choosing OYO as your place for baseball and softball. We wish each and every ballplayer and family a memorable offseason.