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Save-the-Date | Opening Day Parade Set for Saturday, April 17

OYO Fans, After a year of a pandemic that canceled our 2020 parade and season, a pre-season of snow and rain, we’re ready for a great stretch of weather leading up to Opening Day and the chance to say “Let’s Play Ball!” On Saturday, April 17, our ballplayers and families will take part in our…
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Less Than 45 Roster Spots Remain Across 35 Teams

Families have learned about the wave of excitement and continue to respond by registering for the upcoming season. Many of these new players are joining friends on the same team! FOR PLAYERS AGES 12 AND YOUNGER OYO now has its highest rec league participation level since 2018. To put the finishing touches on the season,…
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Team Parent Role Summarized

If you are a team parent or want to be one, then get the complete lowdown! For an in-depth overview of the duties, resources and recommendations, view the attached presentation (see link below). If you need something more, less or different, please contact Brandi Beard, OYO Team Parent Chairperson, directly. Thank you! Team Parent Overview…
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Coaches’ Corner | Your Guide to Starting the 2021 Season

Greetings, Coaches!   Spring season is off to a great start!  Kids are enjoying baseball and softball and they are such a pleasure and privilege to coach! I know the weather hasn’t been the most cooperative, and many of your practices have been rained out, but hopefully beautiful weather is on the horizon!   There are several…
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Final Travel Tryouts Scheduled

    TRYOUT OVERVIEWS  To be eligible for an age group in Red Storm (softball), the player must not be older than the team’s age as of January 1, 2021. To be eligible for an age group in Bombers (baseball), the player must not be older than the team’s age as of April 30, 2021.…
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BE IN THE KNOW THIS SPRING: CALL THE OYO WEATHERLINE

At OYO, we have the official OYO Weatherline to communicate important cancellation information. The Weatherline is used exclusively for game days, work days and travel tournament details. It is not used for rec league practice decisions. All practice decisions are left to the coaches. Please check with your coach to determine if you are or are not having…
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Regular Season Game Schedules Now Available

OYO is excited to announce the release of our 2021 Spring Season game schedule for all divisions with players age 12 and younger. (Team assignments and schedules for Junior Baseball, 14U/16U Softball and Senior Baseball will be released around May 1.) The OYO Scheduling Committee has worked tirelessly with our league VPs, commissioners and coaches…
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Smile! Newly Revamped Photo Night Set for Friday, May 7

Ready, Set, Smile! Team and individual pictures for our 2021 Sptring Season will take on a new format and a new look and feel. The first-ever OYO Photo Night is set for Friday, May 7, 2021, so mark your calendars! OYO is revamping how we manage our team and individual photos to better accommodate COVID-19 safety…
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Travel Tryouts Continue in Select Age Groups

As the Spring Season rolls along, so does our rec travel/all-star program.  As parents of a ballplayer between the ages of 6-12 and in either baseball or softball, who might be seeking even a more competitive experience throughout the season, then the rec travel/all-star program is right for you. ABOUT REC TRAVEL PROGRAM At OYO,…
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Come One, Come All | Final Park Prep Day Set for Saturday, April 10

There are amazing projects underway during the next two Saturdays, April 3 and April 10. Constructing a new batting cage, painting projects, filling holes on paths, painting foul lines, field work, planting trees and more. This is quite a lot! As you can imagine, it’s far too much for just a few volunteers. We need you!  What’s more,…
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Team Parent Meeting Open to All on Tuesday Night

If you are a team parent or want to be one, then come to a special meeting on Tuesday night to get the complete lowdown! A brief Team-Parent meeting will be held this Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 7 p.m. at Jenn Park, located at 10450 E 63rd St. Indianapolis, IN 46236. Since a handful…
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Less Than 60 Roster Spots Remain in Youner Divisions | Register Soon!

With only two weeks until Opening Day, we still have limited room for more ballplayers! Be sure you are registered and then tell your friends there’s still space for them for the 2021 Spring Season. All future registrations will be handled on a first come, first serve basis. Once we reach maximum capacity, LeagueApps will…
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Help Us Sell Our Final 7 Knot Hole Club Memberships!

We’re impressed with the amazing response for the 2021 Indianapolis Indians Knot Hole Club! There will be scores of OYO families around Victory Field all season long. Now, we’re asking for your help! If you have not registered, then we encourage you to do so. If we’re able to sell 7 more Knot Hole Club…
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OYO Weatherline Sponsorship Available (and a few others, too!)

Thanks to some amazing support from around our league and the local business community, we have successfully sold nearly 95% of all corporate sponsorship packages and team sponsorships. OYO relies on the support and generosity of our local business community to help keep fees affordable for all our ballplayers. For example, with all expenses tallied,…
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Donate a Tree to OYO Today!

OYO is excited to announce a special partnership with the Lawrence Community Parks Foundation to bring more trees and eventual shade to Veterans Memorial Park! Throughout the year, the Lawrence Community Parks Foundation looks for opportunities to promote and activate beautification and conservation efforts in and around our public parks and green spaces. To celebrate…
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Rec Travel/All-Star Tryout Lineup Announced

As the spring season is about to begin, so is our rec travel/all-star program.  As parents of a ballplayer between the ages of 6-12 and in either baseball or softball, who might be seeking even a more competitive experience throughout the season, then the rec travel/all-star program is right for you. ABOUT REC TRAVEL PROGRAM…
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March 28 Rec Travel Tryouts Canceled | See Details for Future Tryout Options

Bombers and Red Storm Fans: Good morning! What a beautiful day of baseball and softball we enjoyed at OYO on Saturday. Unfortunately, Mother Nature has not been as kind to us today (Sunday, March 28) leaving all the fields covered with water and unplayable. As a result, Bombers and Red Storm rec travel/all-star tryouts for today (March 28) are…
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Game Schedules Coming Soon!

The OYO Scheduling Committee along with members of the OYO Executive Board and League Commissioners are all working diligently to develop, review, finalize and publish the game schedule for the 2021 Spring Season. With more than 30 game days offerning nearly 600 scheduled games for our divisions with players 12 and younger, there are many…
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Still Time and Space To Be a 2021 Sponsor

With nearly 70 companies already stepping up to support OYO through our annual sponsorship program, we’re off to a great start but there’s still room for more businesses to get involved for this spring, fall or all year long. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to show your support as a 2021 sponsor.  You can…
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Thank You, 2021 Sponsors!

Unlike the previous 46 years surrounding the Oaklandon Youth Organization (OYO), the world around us is being challenged in ways we have not experienced in our lifetime. Now more than ever, we’re so grateful for those who have funded, volunteered and advocated for OYO and our young ballplayers and dedicated families. As COVID-19 continues to…
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Realistic Expectations for Wet Field Conditions

On March 25, OYO President Brittany Anderson provided timely insights and recommendations to all our rec league coaches about maintaining, using and managing our fields at Veterans Memorial Park. As parents, with 10-15 minutes of your help, you can help support your coaches, too, in providing the best opportunity possible for fields to be usable…
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Roster Spots Filling Up Fast for Spring Season | Register & Recruit

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 2021 Spring Season. All future registrations will be handled on a first come, first…
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Thanks to So Many for an Amazing Park Prep Day Response, from OYO’s President

The park looks amazing!!! How do I adequately thank you all for your help and support this weekend?  After the park grew quiet yesterday, then again today, I was able to take a golf cart ride, look around, and reflect on all that had been accomplished this weekend.  I am filled with so much gratitude…
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Handful of Teams Still in Need of Team Sponsors for 2021 Spring Season

Despite record-setting participation to date, to accommodate the league’s growth the OYO Sponsorship Program is still in need of nearly 15 additional team sponsors to help support our teams. However, we understand with so many newcomers to OYO in 2021, the importance of the OYO Sponsorship Program may not be as familiar to everyone. In…
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Help Your Children Be Part of the Indianapolis Indians Knot Hole Club in 2021

Now’s the time to help your ballplayer be one of the Indianapolis Indians’ best fans — and attend all home games for free! The 2021 game schedule is out and plans to begin the AAA season at Victory Field are underway! Your ballplayer can attend any of the Indians’ 60+ home games this summer for free…
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Early Registration for Junior/Senior Baseball and 14U/16U Softball Ends March 21

If you have a ballplayer age 13 or older, then you still have the chance to capitalize on our early registration rates for their respective baseball and softball divisions. We know your ballplayers want to take the field, so let’s help you keep more of your dollars in your pocket when you register your ballplayer…
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Be Sure Your Ballplayer Is Registered, Then Go Recruit a Friend, Too!

Be Sure Ballplayer Is Registered | As warmer weather arrives in March putting the winter blasts behind us once and for all, the word is out OYO is the place to be this spring. Our team counts in each division are set and roster openings are limited! So, if you have not yet registered, we…
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Know Where Your Field Is, Where to Park and General Park Rules

We look forward to the sounds of happy ballplayers playing the game of baseball and softball as they take the field at Veterans Memorial Park, the home of OYO, starting this week. With so much excitement and enthusiam building with our ballplayers, coaches and families, this will be a wonderful week to start the season…
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Need Help Accessing Your Team Assignment?

We’ve asked all our head coaches to reach out to you by this weekend to make an introduction and prepare you with their expectations and plans for the upcoming season. Yet, we know everyone is busy and lots is happening as we wrap up school before spring break, plan for timely getaways and coordinate the…
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What is TWIO?

While the planning and preparation for the 2021 OYO Spring Season has been intensifying for weeks, the true excitement for us is watching these ballplayers take the field! As we prepare for the season, here’s your first edition of TWIO for the 2021 OYO Spring Season. So, what’s TWIO? Designed after the popular baseball television show…
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Coaches’ Corner | Baseball & Softball Orientation Overviews Now Available

OYO Board Members recently conducted exclusive seasonal Coaches Orientations for our softball and baseball coaches, respectively. This meeting helps ensure all our coach volunteers are aligned in how they will leverage our organization’s resources and collaborate frequently to maximize the development of all our ballplayers across the league. What’s more, they are prepared to demonstrate…
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Gear Up Your Ballplayer for the Spring Season

OYO is excited to be nearing the start of our 2021 Spring Season, and we are sure your enthusiastic ballplayers are too. One of the frequently asked questions we receive is what equipment and supplies does our ballplayer need for the season. To help you prepare for the season, here’s what we recommend for each…
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Here’s the Complete Lowdown on the 2021 Spring Season

OYO Board Members recently conducted an important meeting for both new (and returning) OYO Families. This meeting provided an introduction to OYO’s operations and helped set expectations for the upcoming Spring Season. Led by OYO President Brittany Anderson, our families discovered The OYO Way and how it will be carried out throughout the season to…
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Coaches Orientation and Meeting Set for March 3-4

All head coach applicants and those interested in being assistant coaches should attend this important pre-season meeting. In light of COVID-19 and local guidelines, we are splitting these sessions into three different meetings to reduce the participation size of each meeting. So, the schedule is as follows for the 2021 Spring Season and all sessions…
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Discover OYO! Virtual New Families Orientation Set for March 2

If you are new to OYO or have been curious how and why OYO manages our youth baseball and softball league the way we do, then discover OYO in early March! Come join us online for our New Family Orientation to better understand the programs we offer and what to expect throughout the 2021 seasons!…
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Join the Indianapolis Indians Knot Hole Club!

Don’t miss out on the best deal in Minor League Baseball with the Indianapolis Indians Knot Hole Kids Club. This exciting offer is open to children 14 and under for a one-time fee of $17 (plus convenience fee charges). What’s more, if OYO sells more than 100 Knot Hole Club memberships, the Indianapolis Indians will…
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Calling All Rec League Coaches!

With plans for 75-80 teams this spring, we encourage our veteran and newly interested coaches to make plans to get involved this season! Coaching at OYO is an honor and a privilege. Our division leaders in baseball and softball work tirelessly to make coaching fun, memorable and easy! Register today to make a difference for…
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Coach a 12U All-Star Team in 2021!

If you thrive in coaching an all-star team, playing against travel teams around Central Indiana on Sundays and participating in competitive tournaments in June and July, then coaching our all-star/rec-travel teams is right for you! We’re still seeking head coach candidates for our 12U Bombers (baseball) and 12U Red Storm (softball) teams. Apply today to begin the process!
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REFER A FAMILY OFFER EXTENDED THRU FEBRUARY 7

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…
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Save-the-Dates! Shop at Dick’s March 5-8 and Save!

Great News!  Our friends at DICK’S Sporting Goods are hosting the OYO League Appreciation Day again this season. What’s more, there are even more days available to shop for all your baseball and softball needs — and any other items you and your family may need from DICK’s. So, this year, “save the dates”! You…
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REFER A FAMILY BY JANUARY 31, AND SAVE ON YOUR REGISTRATION, TOO!

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…
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VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE SET FOR JANUARY 27

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…
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WINTER WORKOUTS ARE UNDERWAY | KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL IN 2021!

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…
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Welcome to OYO 2021!

OYO IS READY FOR 2021! WE HOPE YOU ARE, TOO! OYO has rung in the new year filled with anticipation, excitement and opportunity. For each and every ballplayer and family who calls OYO home for their baseball and softball experience, the past has been amazing and the future is even brighter. Discover how one’s journey…
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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2021 UMPIRES

Come make the call!   OYO maintains a high-quality umpire program aimed for adults and youth. Any individual age 11 (as of April 30, 2021) or older may apply. Umpires are supported through a detailed process that includes rules trainings, online exam, test reviews, mechanics clinics, attire and equipment support and on-the-field simulations.   We’re…
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2021 SPRING SEASON REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

We want you and your ballplayer to be part of a memorable and productive 2021 Spring Season! Come join the action!   Early registration is now open, and we’re making 2020 registration fees available to all players in all divisions through December 31!   Register early for our popular Spring Season, and guarantee you and…
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SUPPORT OYO IN 2020 | HELP YOUR BUSINESS IN 2021

2021 starts now, and your savings and advertising reach can, too! Since 2010, more than 300 local businesses have supported OYO through a broad range of corporate and team sponsorship opportunities generating more than $200,000. These donations help ensure OYO can meet the league’s increasing demands while mitigating the need for annual player registration fee…
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WINTER WORKOUTS FILLING UP FAST

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…
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Introducing the 2021 OYO Board of Directors, including the OYO President

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…
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2020 Fall Ball Champions

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…
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Tournament Rules Changes & Reminders

As we prepare for a fun and exciting 2020 Fall Ball Tournament, there are a few rules that apply to multiple divisions, if not all divisions. While we have captured some of these specific tournament exceptions here, you can access the OYO-specific baseball rules and softball rules online for all the details. UNIVERSAL RULES |…
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Tournament Tips | Be In The Know This Fall!

Sunday, October 11, marks the eighth and final weekend of games at OYO for this expanded Fall Ball season. We are excited to end our 13th annual Fall Ball season with a fun single-elimination tournament featuring all of our teams this season. As we prepare for Tournament Sunday, here are some very important reminders: Different…
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Your Opinion Counts! Complete Our Annual Satisfaction Survey Starting October 5

The Oaklandon Youth Organization is committed to providing you a quality baseball and softball experience for your ballplayer and family. To better deliver the value and service you expect, we want to understand your overall experience and identify areas you recognize needing improvement. We have had a great turnout this season for our Fall Ball…
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Ticketless Treat Items for October 11

As part of our season-long commitment to provide a safe and responsible experience while minimize crowding around the concession stand in between games, we are offering a new post-game treat experience for all our ballplayers in every division. While this remains a team choice, we hope all our teams in every age group will provide…
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FALL BALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE RELEASED

The 2020 Fall Ball Tournament Brackets are now available for all our divisions participating in our rec league tournament this fall.   Date & Times | The single-elimination tournament is scheduled for Sunday, October 11. Game times are altered to accommodate longer games and shorter days. So please note game times are scheduled for 10 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:30…
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Reminders about Designated Seating and Face Coverings

Greetings! As we prepared for our third weekend of baseball and softball at Veterans Memorial Park, we knew things would be different. While there were many changes required for everyone, we acknowledged they were not desired by anyone. For 46 years, OYO has operated on the principles of providing opportunities for every young baseball and…
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Masks Required at Concession Stands

As part of our Return to Play plan that’s been approved to ensure we can continue our Fall Ball season, all concession stand patrons and staff must wear masks when making and fulfilling any order at the concession stand. This is important to help keep you safe, those around you in life safe, and our…
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Come Join the OYO Board in 2021 | Only Seven Positions Available

The OYO Board of Directors is working hard to make a difference for each and every ballplayer, including your own! And, there are still several positions seeking a nominee, so jump in and volunteer! The 2020-21  OYO Board consists of more than 45 volunteers, who work tirelessly to uphold The OYO Way and continue to…
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Important Reminder about Vehicle Security

Tip of the day: Keep your cars locked and secure while keeping your valuables and personal belongings out of sight! As you prepare to come to the ballpark today, next week and for future seasons, we want to remind all our ballplayers and their families to utilize basic safety practices to minimize vehicle break-ins and…
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New Game Day Protocols | Compliance and Cooperation Are Required

Greetings! Our second game day of the season was full of memories and experiences for all our ballplayers and families. From Photo Day to Game Day, from big hits to incredible defensive plays, and from team cheers to great sportsmanship, this is The OYO Way. During these challenging times, our volunteer board members have worked…
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Ticketless Treat Options for Weekend of September 27

As part of our season-long commitment to provide a safe and responsible experience while minimize crowding around the concession stand in between games, we are offering a new post-game treat experience for all our ballplayers in every division. While this remains a team choice, we hope all our teams in every age group will provide…
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Tryouts Announced for New 15U FTT Oaklandon Bombers Team in 2021

Interest continues to grow in all of OYO’s rec league and travel programs. We’re excited to announce the addition of a new 15U Full-Time Travel Oaklandon Bombers squad. This team will be coached by Jason Garner (and cell is 317.246.9169) and tryouts begin in late September.   Coach Garner is asking all players to register…
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Fall Ball Bonanza Continues This Weekend!

We hope everyone has enjoyed the start of their 2020 Fall Ball season, which includes more than a half-dozen practices and three weekends of games to date. Like all of you, OYO longed for the chance to see our young, resilient ballplayers take the field again!   While we know we can never truly make…
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Ticketless Treats Options for Weekend of September 12-13

As part of our season-long commitment to provide a safe and responsible experience while minimize crowding around the concession stand in between games, we are offering a new post-game treat experience for all our ballplayers in every division. While this remains a team choice, we hope all our teams in every age group will provide…
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Ticketless Treats Offerings for September 6

Once again, to minimize the number of customers standing in lines in between games, we are committed to continuing the post-game treat experience for all our ballplayers in every division. While this remains a team choice, we hope all our teams in every age group will provide the post-game treats using a new ticketless treat…
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Everyone Is Working Their Way Back In To Form, Including Our Umpires

With great anticipation, all our coaches, players and fans came to the ballpark on Sunday ready to play. You welcomed the chance to take the field after weeks of practice — and, in some cases, following a summer of travel ballgames, too. The excitement and enthusiasm are widespread, and we welcome the engagement of all…
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Labor Day Weekend Game Reminders

First and foremost, Labor Day signifies the last official weekend of the summer and, as such, it is also a time to continue to be diligent with our safety. As you travel to friends and family, spend time outside, attend BBQs, or simply go swimming, boating, fishing or camping, we wish you a safe and…
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Ticketless Treat Offerings for August 30

Once again, to minimize the number of customers standing in lines in between games, we are committed to continuing the post-game treat experience for all our ballplayers in every division. While this remains a team choice, we hope all our teams in every age group will provide the post-game treats using a new ticketless treat…
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Smile! Picture Day Set for Sunday, August 30!

Team and individual pictures for our fall season will be taken on Sunday, August 30, 2020, so mark your calendars!  You can find out when your ballplayer’s team is scheduled for pictures by clicking on the link at the bottom of this post. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your time slot to keep us on…
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Updated Social Distancing and Face Coverings Guidelines for Fall Ball 2020

OYO Fall Ball 2020 is ready for game day! Our resilient ballplayers and responsible coaches are going the extra mile to keep all our participants and their fans safe this fall. And, that’s why we are ready for your return!   We have updated two important guidelines, and we ask all our coaches, players, fans,…
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Help Us Help You! Keep the Cart Paths Clear

We’re excited to have so many fans and parents joining us during the Opening Day of the OYO Fall Ball 2020 season. The standing-room only cheering sections have provided true encouragement for our ballplayers. We also realize the hot, sunny, weather conditions leave us all seeking some shade and cover. We encourage and welcome families…
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Hey, We Need You! Become a 2021 OYO Board Member

Make a difference at OYO by sharing your time and talents with all 1000 families and 1600 players, who call OYO home for their baseball and softball experience every spring, summer and fall! To help make and execute plans for another banner year at OYO, we’re seeking volunteers to join our ever-expanding, 43-member Board of…
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Ticketless Player Treats, New Concession Stand Protocols

The OYO Concession Stand management team has been working overtime to provide a safe, responsible and positive experience for the 2020 Fall Ball season. Here are two important updates for Fall Ball 2020. Ticketless Treat Process To minimize the number of customers standing in lines in between games, we are committed to continuing the post-game…
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One-Way Driving Paths in OYO Parking Lots

Last fall, we had a scary close-call involving two cars moving in opposite directions in our parking lot and a young ballplayer darting from his family’s car toward the fields. Fortunately, this was a near miss but one we never want to see happen again due to blind spots for our families and drivers. As…
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A Parking Plan That’s Wiser and Smarter for Our Families

For years, we have seen long-time families and visiting participants struggle to find the best place to park on game days to shorten their walks to the ballfield. Now, we have made it simpler than ever. Upon arriving at OYO, as you approach various stop signs (and other instructional signage) displayed around the park, you…
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Bring Your Own Chairs to Fall Ball Games

As part of OYO’s Return to Play Plan, we have worked hard to provide a safe and responsible experience for all our ballplayers, coaches and fans. Working with the City of Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, we have identified ways to keep our players spread out when in the dugout for their offensive inning. To…
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No Pets, Please, at Veterans Memorial Park

Please respect the rules and policies at Veterans Memorial Park by not bringing your pets to practices or games. As we prepare to resume game days at OYO this fall, everyone is eager and excited to come to the ballpark to take in the action. And based on our practice routines to date, this includes…
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Uniforms To Be Distributed to Coaches on Thursday

We are proud to partner with The Incentive Mall, who has effectively managed our uniform operation since 2009. Ordering, printing and packaging up nearly 600 uniforms in just three weeks is part of what makes our Fall Ball season such a success. The uniforms are in their final stages of production, and will be complete…
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Two to Go, Let’s Go!

That’s right, OYO Fans, we have only two roster spots left at OYO this fall. Families and ballplayers are These two roster spots are both in our Tee Ball division, which is a developmental division for our young 4-5-year-old boys and girls. If your ballplayer or family has friends with future ballplayers in this age…
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2020 FALL BALL GAME SCHEDULES AVAILABLE | DOWNLOAD THE APP, TOO

The 2020 Fall Ball Game Schedule is now available in LeagueApps. Check them out today! Regular season games begin Sunday, August 23 and run through October 4. And as part of the expanded Fall Ball season, games are also scheduled for Saturdays on September 12, September 19 and October 3. To access game schedules, follow…
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Games to Be Added for October 11 on a Later Date

The OYO Game Schedule is complete through Sunday, October 4, 2020. However, that is not the date the season ends. The season officially ends on Sunday, October 11. The final weekend of games will encompass our single-day, single-elimination tournament as well as one final round of games for all Tee Ball teams. The games for…
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Be in the Know This Fall: The OYO Weatherline

At OYO, we have the official OYO Weatherline to communicate important cancellation information. The Weatherline is used exclusively for game days, work days and travel tournament details. It is not used for rec league practice decisions. All practice decisions are left to the coaches. Please check with your coach to determine if you are or are not having…
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NEW 11U FTT BOMBERS TEAM FORMING FOR 2021!

Interest continues to grow in all of OYO’s rec league and travel programs. We’re excited to announce the addition of a new 11U Full-Time Travel Oaklandon Bombers squad. This team will be coached by Chris Eads, and tryouts begin this weekend. Help us spread the word as we expand our FTT Bombers program. Tryouts will take…
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12U FTT Red Storm Tryouts Continue on August 13 | Don’t Miss Out!

Due to the tremendous success this summer with the 10U Red Storm Rec Travel program, a newly formed 12U Full Time program is being launched and will be led by Head Coach Mark Anderson. The team’s final tryout date is set for Thursday, August 13 at 6:30 p.m. at OYO on Field 6. OYO is located…
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Grab a Roster Spot Today!

The Fall Ball 2020 season is in high demand. Since late July, we have seen nearly 100 openings dwindle to a mere three openings now. And, once they’re gone, they’re gone…and all we can offer is a waiting list spot. Act now to join us for our 13th Annual FALL BALL SEASON! As of this morning,…
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2021 Full Time Travel Tryout Schedule Announced

Make plans to participate in the tryouts for one of our full-time travel baseball and softball tryouts set for this month. OYO offers two types of travel programs for baseball and softball. Our teams sport the nicknames Bombers (baseball) and Red Storm (softball). For both baseball and softball, we offer rec travel teams and full-time travel teams. Tryouts…
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2020 Fall Ball Game Schedule Format Announced

With the excitement brewing about the upcoming Fall Ball season, we’re excited to open up Veterans Memorial Park for a new season of baseball and softball. As the season has taken shape, so has our Fall Ball game schedule. The full game schedule will be released and posted for each team by Friday, August 7.…
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The OYO Way Is As Important As Ever

As always, the part we have to all play for our teams to be as successful as they can be is to commit to The OYO Way. It is teaching. It is instructing. It is correcting in a respectful manner. It is encouraging and speaking kindly. It is remembering they are kids (including many of our…
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Social Distancing & Face Coverings at Veterans Memorial Park

OYO Fall Ball 2020 is finally upon us! We are all beyond excited for the chance to hit the ball field again, start developing our players, and enjoy all of the aspects of this game that we all enjoy. That said, COVID-19 remains prevalent in our community, and the OYO Board is committed to providing…
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Sanitation Practices at OYO

We urge coaches (and parents) to have a large bottle of hand sanitizer, a spray bottle of disinfectant (isopropyl alcohol works great) and paper towel and clorox wipes with you when you come to practice. In the times we are currently living in, these practices are going to be commonplace and necessary, even in the…
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Team Participation in Park Prep Day on Sunday, August 2

It would be amazing for our teams to come together and give back to our great ballpark. Our OYO Board, several coaches, and other helpers are spending the morning at the park on Saturday completing a list of tasks to ready our park for Fall Ball. In addition to those efforts on Saturday, we’re asking…
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Coaches Corner | Equipment Pick-Up Set for Sunday!

Coaches will be able to pick up its team’s equipment on Sunday, August 2 at OYO. Practice times vary throughout the course of the day. We encourage coaches to pick up its team equipment between 30-60 minutes before your team’s practice time. Your equipment will be bagged according to your division and ready for pick…
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“Fill The Uniform” Offer Is Back! Go Recruit a Friend!

Even in the midst of the uncertainties around COVID-19 this fall, one thing is certain — ballplayers and families are returning to OYO for their “Return to Play” season. With nearly 50 teams and more than 500 players, we’re on pace for a fun, productive Fall Ball season! Now, to quickly complete all rosters, we’re…
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Return to Play Guidelines at OYO

At OYO, we are committed to providing a safe and memorable experience for each and every ballplayer and family. As the city and state government leaders and health department officials release Hoosiers to engage in more community-based activities, OYO is excited to welcome families and players back to Veterans Memorial Park. We look forward to…
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Fall Ball Team Assignments and Info Now Available

The 2020 Fall Ball Season is now officially underway. Thanks to the remarkable work of our volunteer baseball and softball commissioners and scheduling committee, we have completed our team rosters, granted as many requests as possible and finalized practice schedules for all teams. So, let’s get you connected with the info you’ve been patiently waiting…
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OYO Needs Umpires for Fall Ball 2020

If you are interested in making the call — and earning some money, too — this fall, then OYO is the place to be! Our Fall Ball program is strong, and there will be nearly twice as many games this season than in the past. Lots of opportunities for you to umpire games at OYO!…
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Fall Ball Early Registration Extended to July 19

The Fall Ball Season is quickly approaching. However, with all the Independence Day activities and return to work (and normal) routines, we learned some fans lost track of OYO’s Fall Ball season changes (and earlier start). The OYO Board has received a flurry of emails and texts with requests to extend early registration. At our…
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Register for the Cathedral Irish Softball Camp Set for July 6-9

The Cathedral Softball Camp is designed to teach each girl the fundamentals that will help her be a successful softball player. These fundamentals include hitting and fielding, and a section of the camp is dedicated to those girls who want to learn more about pitching and catching. The camp costs $85 per player, and is open…
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Call for Full-Time Travel Coaches | Apply by July 5

The Oaklandon Youth Organization offers competitive, full-time travel teams for baseball and softball. The programs are divided into Oaklandon Bombers (baseball) and Oaklandon Red Storm (softball). As the 2020 seasons are now in full swing, we are looking ahead to our 2021 programs. Our efforts will begin with coach selection for the 2021 Season in early July and continue…
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Interested in Coaching Fall Ball? Sign Up Today!

With another strong slate of registrations in motion for an unprecedented expanded Fall Ball season, we’re asking all our interested veteran or first-time head coaches to get involved this season! And to get involved, you must complete the online rec league head coach application. Being a head coach at OYO is one of the most…
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