The OYO 2020 Spring Season is now officially underway. Thanks to the remarkable work of our volunteer baseball and softball commissioners, we have secured coaches for all teams and been working around the clock to ensure fair and balanced rosters, grant requests where feasible and finalized practice schedules for all teams.
FIRST, WE NEED ONE MORE DAY TO COMPLETE ALL TEE BALL ROSTERS, PRACTICE TIME ASSIGNMENTS
The response to this morning’s email about needing head coaches for our youngest division was simply amazing. In less than three hours, we went from need six coaches to receiving interest from more than eight parents. The willingness for so many parents to step up and volunteer speaks volumes! Quite simply, OYO’s future is bright with such dedicated parent volunteers.
However, to juggle all the details associated with running our largest division with 12 teams — securing the coach registrations, assigning coaches, locking in the practice schedule, building rosters, etc. — could not begin until we had the coaches confirmed. So, now we are doing so, but we likely will need until Tuesday night before everything is finalized in the system. Once it is, all Tee Ball families will receive a confirmation email to access your ballplayer’s assignment.
TEAM ASSIGNMENTS, PRACTICE SCHEDULE NOW AVAILABLE
All team assignments have now been published. Simply login to your dashboard via our website powered by LeagueApps. When you check out your assignments online, you will find your ballplayer’s team name, coach information and practice times. Game schedules are forthcoming in early April.
Also, if you believe you are in the right place but the roster or practices schedules are not showing, then we likely overlooked one of the publish checkboxes. Simply email us and we’ll turn it on for you!
COACHES WILL TOUCH BASE SOON
By Wednesday evening, all head coaches will communicate directly with their teams to make preliminary introductions and set expectations. In the event you don’t hear from your coach by Wednesday, then you’re encouraged to email your coach directly with any questions you may have about the upcoming season! You can find the coach’s contact info via LeagueApps on your roster.
PRACTICES START SATURDAY, MARCH 14
All practice times for Saturday practices and weeknights, can be found in LeagueApps, too. Unless the OYO Board makes a leaguewide announcement, all practice decisions are left to the discretion of the the team’s coach when the weather is in doubt.
The OYO Weatherline (317.767.5170) is reserved exclusively for game day communications so please check with your coach about practices this fall. Please note, Opening Day for games is Saturday, April 18 (and weeknight games start Monday, May 4).
YOU KNOW YOUR TEAM…NOW GO TELL YOUR FRIENDS THERE’S STILL ROOM THIS SPRING!
Most teams still have 1-2 openings left for the 2020 Spring Season season. We added teams this past week to accommodate additional players since history shows we always receive 150-200 player registrations between now and Opening Day. That said, there’s just less than 100 roster spots open in eight of our nine youngest division. One division (10U Softball) has reached capacity and is adding all future 10U registrants to the waiting list. Spread the word about the remaining 2020 Spring Season openings to your friends and encourage them to come and play at OYO (but please note we cannot guarantee same-team placement). Don’t let them miss out on the fun this season!
THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING OYO AS YOUR PLACE FOR BASEBALL & SOFTBALL
Once again, we truly appreciate your understanding and patience as we completed the team assignment process this spring. Most importantly, thank you for choosing OYO as your family’s place for baseball and softball. We appreciate your continued interest and support!
OYO Board of Directors