Rainout Policy

Spring Season

Our goal is to communicate a full slate of games to all families by the first week of April so everyone can mark their calendars and never have to contend with the conflicts that often arise from a last-minute announcement of a rescheduled game. As a result, OYO operates on a “limited make-up” policy when it comes to games canceled due to poor weather or field conditions.

 

As a result, spring season game schedules may be deceiving because of the “extra games” built in to your schedule. While teams in our 8U, 10U and 12U Softball leagues as well as Rookie, Minor and Super Major divisions are scheduled for 15 games, up to three of those games should be considered “extra” games to help offset rainouts. Please note, the same rule applies to baseball leagues, except that Challengers and Tee Ball teams are each scheduled for 14 games and Junior Rookie teams are scheduled for 12 rec season games plus a minimum of two tournament games.

 

As consistent with past years, our hope is every team will play at least 12 games (some may even play more than that) without the frustrations of conflicts. However, also consistent with past years, it is possible not all teams will play all 12 games due to weather circumstances beyond our control.

 

Fall Season

Modeled after the spring season, the Fall Ball season also allows for “extra games” built in to a team’s schedule. While teams in our 8U, 10U and 12U Softball leagues as well as Rookie, Minor and Super Major divisions are scheduled for 14 games, up to four of those games should be considered “extra” games to help offset rainouts. Please note, the same rule applies to Tee Ball and Junior Rookie divisions, but those teams play only one game each Sunday and are each scheduled for 7 games with the plan to play at least five games..

 

As consistent with past years, our hope is every team will play at least 14 games (or 7 games for youngest divisions). However, also consistent with past years, it is possible not all teams will play all the targeted number of games (10 for older divisions with doubleheaders and 5 for younger divisions) due to weather circumstances beyond our control.