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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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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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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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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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Come Join the OYO Board in 2021 | Eight 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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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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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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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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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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Fall Ball 2020 Registration Now Open — Register Today!

As the State of Indiana and City of Indianapolis begin to execute their safety-first phase-in program, OYO is preparing to Return to Play this summer! We canceled the spring season in preference of offering an expanded Fall Ball season. We know your ballplayer is already anxious to get back on the ballfield. Well, OYO is…
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REC TRAVEL SEASON STARTS SOON AT OYO!

We know we are all missing beautiful days at the ballpark, and we are excited for the chance to take the field with some eager ballplayers.  The lack of ball this spring has left a void in all of our hearts, and we are all ready to get back out there again! What’s more, we’re…
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MUST READ! 2020 SPRING SEASON UPDATE

In March just hours before our first practices were set to begin, the world changed — seemingly overnight — and businesses, schools, organizations and families around our community are changing with it. Amid the change and uncertainty, one constant remains: the long-term safety and well-being of each and every member of the OYO family. We…
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FALL BALL 2020…AN EXPANDED BONANZA

Coming soon to a field near you! Like all of you we want nothing more than to be playing ball! So, we’re preparing future baseball and softball experiences that embrace a safer, stronger and smarter approach! While we know we can never truly make up for lost time, OYO is willing to try! With the…
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OYO & COVID-19 UPDATE

In late March, we provided an update about the 2020 Spring Season and a variety of scenarios that could be implemented based on when the Stay-at-Home Orders locally are lifted and the community deems it safe to resume more normal and traditional activities. Now, in mid-April, we are providing a timely update to those plans,…
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Be in the Know: The OYO Weatherline

At OYO, we have the official OYO Weatherline to communicate important cancellation information. The Weatherline is used exclusively for game days, Park Prep 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…
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Spring Season Team Assignments and Info Now Available (for most divisions)

OYO Fans: 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…
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Rec Travel Tryout Dates and Times Set for 2020 Squads

NOTE: All tryout schedule dates and times will be updated once season’s revised schedule is announced. Thank you! At OYO, we offer a wide range of programs to help players of all levels of skill, interest and passion experience more baseball and softball.  As a registered family, you’re already participating in our primary and most…
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Come One, Come All | Park Prep Days Need You!

To help prepare Veterans Memorial Park for the upcoming season, we are seeking a little bit of help from each and every family. On Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22 between noon-4 p.m. each day, we’re requesting the help from all our families. By volunteering for just one or two hours, you can truly…
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Roster Spots Filling Up Fast for Spring Season

Even as we experience double-digit growth over our 2020 registration trends, we have room on the field for more ballplayers! So, tell your friends there’s still space for them for the 2020 Spring Season. All future registrations will be handled on a first come, first serve basis. Once we reach maximum capacity, LeagueApps will automate…
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Early Registration Continues for Junior/Senior Baseball, 14U/16U Softball

Take advantage of early registration savings and register your ballplayer for one of our older divisions. Spread the word, too! All our families with eligible players for our 14U/16U Softball, Junior Baseball and Senior Baseball divisions should register soon to take advantage of early registration deadline guarantee your roster spot for 2020. Players who register…
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Team Rosters Set To Be Released March 9

Stay tuned for our own selection show, as our commissioners will wrap up player assignments this weekend and release team roster assignments for all players 12 and under! With practices scheduled to begin in less than two weeks — weather-permitting, of course — some families are eager to learn more about their team assignments. We…
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Here’s the Complete Lowdown on the 2020 Spring Season

OYO Board Members recently conducted an important meeting for both new (and even returning) families. This meeting helps ensure everyone is on the same page heading into our annual Spring Season. We look forward to an exciting 46th season of baseball and softball. We hope the information attached provides you all the details you need…
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Coaches’ Corner: Orientation Overview Now Available

OYO Board Members recently conducted our seasonal Coaches Orientation. This meeting helps ensure all our coach volunteers are working off the same page to provide a great experience for all our young baseball and softball players this spring. We hope the information attached provides our coaches with the details needed to execute a memorable season…
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Join the OYO Board | Four 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 2019-20 OYO Board consists of 40 volunteers, who work tirelessly to uphold The OYO Way and continue to grow our…
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Join a Winning Team at OYO | Be a 2020 Team Sponsor

At The Oaklandon Youth Organization, we are often asked what differentiates our program from other leagues in the community. Quite simply, it’s because when families come to OYO, they become part of the OYO Family. What’s more, our organization enjoys tremendous support each season from businesses near and far, large and small. OYO delivers for…
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2020 Rec Travel/All-Star Program Taking Shape

Although the offseason is in full swing and we’re closing in on the release of our Spring Season rec team assignments in early March, plans are taking shape for the 2020 Spring Season. As we prepare for the 46th season of spring baseball and softball, OYO is proud to offer a rec travel baseball program…
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Calling All Tee Ball Coaches! Get Involved This Season!

Being a head coach at OYO is one of the most rewarding and memorable volunteer opportunities we offer! Registration for this season has been far outpacing past trends showing we have hundreds of ballplayers anxious to get back out to the ballpark for the start of our 2020 Spring Season! What’s more, we’ve had an…
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Get the Lowdown on How OYO Works on March 3

Come join us for our New Family Orientation to better understand the programs we offer and what to expect throughout the 2020 seasons! OYO will host its annual New Family Orientation for all interested new and returning families preparing for the 2020 Spring Season. During this meeting, we will introduce families to the league’s history,…
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Park Prep Days at the Ballpark Set for March 21-22

Make a difference in your overall experience this spring by lending a helping hand to prepare the park for a season of ballgames and visitors. As we prepare to open our 46th season of baseball and softball at Veterans Memorial Park, we are encouraging all our families to come open the park to ensure a…
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Coaches Orientation and Meeting Set for March 5

All head coach applicants and those interested in being assistant coaches should attend this important pre-season meeting. We take player development and enjoying the experience seriously at OYO. So, here are important details for all head coach and assistant coach candidates for our 2020 Spring Season. THIS COACHES’ MEETING IS FOR ALL INTERESTED HEAD COACHES…
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2020 OYO President Letter | Read All About It!

Download PDF of letter here January 26, 2020   OYO Fans: Greetings! I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful holiday season and your New Year is off to a wonderful start. While it doesn’t seem like it with the frigid temperatures of late, our 46th Annual Spring Season is just around the corner…and less than 50…
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Got Questions? We Got Answers! Let Us Know!

As an all-volunteer program, the 2020 OYO Board of Directors have been working diligently to make the 2020 programs a smashing success for you and your ballplayer. The OYO Board of Directors is comprised of 40 volunteer positions, which currently have 37 positions filled by 35 different volunteers. These volunteers are parents of current and…
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Save Big during OYO Shopping Day at DICK’S on February 29

Great News!  Our friends at DICK’S Sporting Goods are hosting the OYO League Appreciation Day again this season.  Join us on Saturday, February 29, 2020 to show your support for OYO and receive a 20 percent in-store discount throughout the store, not just the baseball and softball merchandise. At the very least, this is the…
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Calling All Coaches | We Need You for 2020 Spring Season!

With another strong slate of registrations in motion, 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 rewarding and memorable volunteer opportunities we offer!…
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Rec Travel Coaches Still Needed for Three All-Star Teams

Several age groups are still seeking coaches for one of our 2020 baseball or softball rec travel/all-star teams…apply ASAP using our online head coach application! Although the Spring Season is still one month away, the planning for the 2020 Rec Travel/All-Star season is in full swing. At OYO, our rec travel baseball program is called…
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Spring Season Early Registration Ends February 23

OYO registration for our 46th season of youth baseball and softball is going strong and exceeding expectations. Learn all about our 2020 Spring Season today! Offering 12 divisions of baseball and softball spanning the ages of 4-18 for boys and ages 4-16 for girls, we have a program that’s right for your baseball and/or sofball…
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Come Make a Difference | Join the 2020 OYO Board!

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 2019-20 OYO Board consists of 40 volunteers, who work tirelessly to uphold The OYO Way and continue to grow our…
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Players Play, Coaches Coach and Fans Cheer

With great anticipation, all our coaches, players and fans are entering the final weeks of our Fall Ball season, including the OYO Tournament. The excitement and enthusiasm are on the rise. This is the time of year where teams can showcase what they have learned on the ballfield but also where coaches and parents can…
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Call for 2020 Rec Travel/All-Star Coaches

Several age groups are still seeking coaches for one of our 2020 baseball or softball rec travel/all-star teams…apply today using our new online head coach application! Although the offseason is in full swing, the work has just begun for the 2020 season at OYO. We’re happy to introduce our annual call for head coaches of…
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2020 OYO Programs | Come Learn All About It

As the Fall Ball season concludes and the winter doldrums await is your ballplayer already anxious to get back on the ballfield? Well, OYO is ready to make it happen again soon! Following a brief offseason break thru December, we will offer for ballplayers in just about any age group and from any baseball/softball program…
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OYO Winter Workouts | Perfect Holiday Gift

As you wrap-up your shopping list for your young ballplayers, don’t forget to check off your plans to register for OYO Winter Workouts starting Sunday, January 5! Once again, OYO is pleased to offer an off-season workout program to help your baseball and/or softball player knock the rust off in preparation of the 2020 season.…
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Tournament Notes | Be in the Know

Sunday, September 29, marks the sixth and final Sunday of games at OYO. We are excited to end our 12th annual Fall Ball season with a fun single-elimination tournament featuring all 51 of our teams this season. As we prepare for Tournament Sunday, here are some very important reminders: Different Set of Game Times | Please read…
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Fall Ball 2019 Tournament Schedule and Brackets Now Posted

The official 2019 Fall Ball Tournament brackets are now available for all divisions. Download the bracket directly from your team’s schedule in LeagueApps and begin plotting out your team’s path to the championship game.  If you have any questions about the tournament, please check with your coach or your league commissioner. Download the 2019 Fall…
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Your Opinion Counts! OYO Satisfaction Survey Starts September 23

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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Introducing the 2019-20 OYO Board of Directors

Congratulations to all 2019-20 OYO Board Members! On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, the current OYO Board elected a new slate of board members to help continue serve the OYO families in 2020 and beyond. This board of 35 volunteers will work tirelessly to uphold The OYO Way and continue to grow our program to serve…
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Coaches’ Corner: Three Timely Reminders

Our 2019 Fall Ball coaches are doing a phenomenal job with all our teams and players. The emphasis on teamwork, player development and The OYO Way is on display at all our practices and games. As we enter the stretch run of our 12th Annual Fall Ball Season, here are three important reminders for all…
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Smile! Fall Ball Picture Day Set for September 8

Team and individual pictures for our fall season will be taken on Sunday, September 8, 2019, so mark your calendars!  You can find out when your ballplayer’s team is scheduled for pictures below. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your time slot to keep us on schedule. With the help of OYO players and parents, coaches,…
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Fall Ball Tournament Schedule Coming Soon!

The official 2019 Fall Ball Tournament brackets will be available starting Wednesday, September 11. The schedules were completed by a random draw executed by the LeagueApps scheduling software. Now, our volunteer board members are reviewing the brackets to ensure time and field space accuracy before releasing the final schedules When the tournament brackets are released,…
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Only Six Board Positions Available for 2019-20 OYO Board of Directors | Act Now to Join!

With the 2019-20 OYO Board of Directors elections set for Tuesday, September 10 (at 8 p.m. at Jenn Park), we’re seeking just a few more volunteers to join our Board of Directors to continue our success into our 45th season. If you enjoy giving back to the community and teaming up with friends from throughout…
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Help Us Help You! Please Keep Cart Paths Clear!

We’re excited to have so many fans and parents joining us during the first two weekends of the 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 to bring their…
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OYO Reminders for Fall Ball Game Days

As we gear up for our 11th Annual Fall Ball Season, there are a handful of reminders to help improve your overall experience and increase the safety of those around you. Please read below for details about OYO house rules for the game season, time limit policies, Weatherline usage, no pets policy, parking guidelines, vehicle…
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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…
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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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2019 Game Schedules Now Available

The game schedule for your ballplayer’s team is now available in LeagueApps. To access the game schedule for one player or multiple players in your family, simply follow these basic steps. Visit the OYO website at www.oyoball.org Click “Manage Parent Account” (link in upper right corner) and login Click “My Schedule” (last item on menu…
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Less Than 20 Roster Spots Remain | Promote and Register Today!

Courtesy of a late rush and some more coaches stepping up to take a team, we’re expanding our Fall Ball program again for the 2019 Fall Ball season. Tell your friends, classmates and neighbors there’s still space for them this fall. Register online today and join a team for practices starting August 11! Please note,…
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Save Big During OYO Shopping Day at DICK’S This Saturday (Aug. 17)

Great News! Our friends at DICK’S Sporting Goods are hosting the OYO Shop Day again this season. Join us this Saturday (August 17, 2019) and show your support for OYO and receive a 20 percent in-store discount throughout the store, not just the baseball and softball merchandise. This is the perfect time to purchase new gear — pants,…
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Come One, Come All! Park Prep Days on Saturday and Sunday

As we prepare to open our 12th season of Fall Ball at Veterans Memorial Park, we are encouraging all our families to come out and make a difference. As an all-volunteer organization, OYO relies on and needs the support of all our families to help ensure our park is prepared and ready for Opening Day.…
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Fall Ball Team Assignments and Info Now Available (for most divisions)

The OYO 2019 Fall Ball Season is now officially underway. Thanks to the remarkable work of our volunteer baseball and softball commissioners, we have secured coaches for all teams (except one…and more on that in a moment), ensured we developed fair and balanced rosters, granted as many requests as possible and finalized practice schedules for…
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Fall Ball Coaches Meeting | Thursday, August 1

OYO will host its annual Fall Ball Coaches Meeting and Player Ranking Review on Thursday, August 1 at 7 p.m. at Jenn Park (10450 East 63rd Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46236).  This is an important meeting as we blend a handful of coaches familiar with OYO’s policies and expectations with a wide-range of talented coaches from surrounding…
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Junior Baseball Reconfigured for Fall Ball Season

The OYO Executive Board and Junior Baseball Commissioner have been monitoring the registration trends in the Junior Baseball divisions. Our original plans called for offering separate divisions for the age groups 13-14 and 15-16. For a little perspective, from years 2009-2013, we offered one division for all Junior Baseball players ages 13-16. Then, from 2014 through…
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14U FTT Red Storm Softball Tryouts Announced

The 14U OYO FTT Red Storm Softball team will be holding tryouts this coming Wednesday, July 31, and Friday, August 2.  Tryouts will take place from at Veterans Memorial Park — the home of the Oaklandon Youth Organization — from 6:30-8 p.m. both evenings on Field 6. For more details about the tryouts, please contact…
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Guarantee Roster Spot for Fall Ball Today

Once midnight strikes at the end of Sunday, July 28, OYO will set team limits for the 2019 Fall Ball season. And, that means the roster spots will become extremely limited in each division, if any are even available. Don’t settle for a waiting list spot, act today to be sure your ballplayer takes the field…
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2020 FTT Travel Tryout Schedule Announced

Make plans to participate in the tryouts for one of our full-time travel baseball tryouts coming later 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 for the 2020 Full-Time Travel…
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