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CORRECTED! BASEBALL BAT RULES!

Below are some reminders about existing rules regarding the use of eligible bats at all levels in baseball and softball, as well as the penalty that will be enforced when illegal bats are identified. No player, team or division is excepted to this rule or penalty. We encourage all families to review this information in…
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Fall Ball Tournament Brackets Released | New Tee Ball Game Times

As we enter the final two weeks of the regular season, we are most impressed by the development of all our ballplayers, teams and coaches. Everyone has worked so hard this year to make this season fun and memorable, through more in-depth coaching and player development initiatives, too.   All these efforts are designed to…
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Take 2! Smile! Photo Day Rescheduled for Sunday, September 18

The rain washed out our plans for Photo Day last Sunday, but it did not wash away the smiles your ballplayers sport playing ball at OYO! Ready, Set, Smile! Team and individual pictures for our 2022 Fall Ball Season are rescheduled  set for Sunday, September 18, 2022, so mark your calendars! Please reference the new…
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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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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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REMEMBER, THE OYO WAY BECAUSE OUR BALLPLAYERS ARE WATCHING YOU!

As we prepare for the stretch run of our regular season and the thrills of our annual rec league tournaments, here are some friendly reminders about the OYO Code of Conduct. With great anticipation, all our coaches, players and fans have now entered the final phases of our Spring Season – the final two weeks…
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HELP US HELP YOU ON GAME DAYS! KEEP THE CART PATHS CLEAR

With the relaxation of COVID guidelines opening up more seating opportunities closer to home plate, we’re excited to have fans witness fun and exciting games up close.  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.…
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LeagueApps Play Now Available…Download App Today!

OYO Fall Ball Fans: Greetings! We hope your Fall Ball season is off to an amazing start and you’re as excited for Opening Day as we are. Everything is coming together for a great day involving more than 50 baseball and softball games for all ages! Now, we want to be sure, you and your ballplayer…
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Fall Ball Tournament Preview

The official 2022 Fall Ball Tournament brackets will be released on September 30, if not sooner. The schedules and brackets will be populated by a random draw executed by the LeagueApps scheduling software, and then our volunteer board members are reviewing the brackets to ensure time and field space accuracy before releasing the final schedules.…
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Join the 2023 OYO Board of Directors

We hope the fall is off to a great start! Kids are back in the swing of school and sports, and life is busy for all, I am sure! You and your family are a very important part of our league. Everything we do is for your kiddos, so that they may have an amazing…
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BE IN THE KNOW ON GAME DAYS | THE OYO WEATHERLINE BY CHAMPION’S EDGE

At OYO, for all official weather-related announcements on game days, we utilize the OYO Weatherline by Champion’s Edge to communicate important cancellation information. The Weatherline is used exclusively for game days during the rec league season. It is not used for rec league practice decisions. All practice decisions are left to the coaches. Please check…
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New 12U FTT Bombers Team Announced | Tryouts Set for August 19-20

Interest continues to grow in all of OYO’s rec league and travel programs. We’re excited to announce the addition of a new 12U Full-Time Travel Oaklandon Bombers squad. This team will be coached by Patrick Sheets.   Help us spread the word as we expand our FTT Bombers program! Building on significant success on the…
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Coaches’ Corner | Orientation, Rules and More!

As we prepare for the start of the 2022 Fall Ball Season, we’re once again making several key documents available for all our volunteer softball and baseball coaches. The resources on this page help ensure all our coach volunteers are aligned in how they will leverage our player development frameworks, game day rules and general…
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Smile! OYO Photo Day Set for Sunday, September 11 (Revised Schedule Included!)

Ready, Set, Smile! Team and individual pictures for our 2022 Fall Ball Season is set for Sunday, September 11, 2022, so mark your calendars! Please reference the attached schedule below for your team’s scheduled photo shoot time on Sunday, September 11. (And this schedule reflects some adjustments to eliminate all conflicts with teams’ 1 p.m.…
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Need Help Accessing Your Fall Ball 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 all prepare to start another school year, sneak in a final family getaway…
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Handful of Teams Still Need a Team Sponsor This Fall

Despite another record-setting Fall Ball season, to accommodate the league’s growth the OYO Sponsorship Program is still in need of nearly eight additional team sponsors to help support our teams. However, we understand with so many newcomers to OYO this fall, the importance of the OYO Sponsorship Program may not be as familiar to everyone.…
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Limited Number of Roster Spots Remaining for Fall Ball

Come take the field at OYO this fall — 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 2022 Fall Ball Season. All future registrations will be handled on a first come,…
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2023 Full-Time Travel Tryouts Announced

    Make plans to participate in the tryouts for one of our full-time travel baseball and softball tryouts set for late July and early August. 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…
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Share Your Feedback About Your Rec League and/or Travel Coach by July 1

OYO Fans: Greetings! As our 2022 Spring Season winds down and we look ahead to future fall and spring seasons, we welcome additional feedback from all our families. For those who have completed the OYO Spring Season survey, thank you! We will be reviewing those results in the weeks ahead. Now, we are also diving…
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Fall Ball Registration Opens June 25

With the 2022 Spring Season coming to a close for most age groups this past weekend and others wrapping up their seasons in the next two weeks, families are asking “What’s Next?” for their ballplayers. And, our answer is simple “Fall Ball”! On June 25, registration for our widely popular Fall Ball program will open.…
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14U/16U Softball and Junior Baseball Tournament Brackets Released

14u/16U Softball and Junior Baseball Fans: As your 2022 Spring Seasons begin to wind down, here are three important reminders, updates and info to improve your ballplayer’s experience The Tournament | OYO operates a double-elimination tournament for all our divisions, except Tee Ball. The tournament for our two older divisions begins as early as Thursday, June…
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The Latest Spring Season Tournament Brackets & Rules

NOTE: The links to each individual division bracket below are updated with any changes as a result of games needing to be rescheduled as a result of the postponements experienced on Sunday, June 12 and Monday, June 13. OYO Fans: Now, with the 2022 Spring Season Rec League Tournament in full swing, here are three…
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Missing an Item? Check OYO’s Lost and Found!

Did your ballplayer leave behind a glove or bat? Have you misplaced sunglasses or a chair? Are you searching for a sweatshirt or water bottle? Then there’s a good chance OYO has saved it and added it to our growing stash of Lost and Found items. Take the time to visit the Lost and Found…
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Your Opinion Counts! Complete the Annual OYO Survey by June 17

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 experienced more growth, new programs and more opportunities for ballplayers…
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It’s OYO Day at Victory Field on Sunday, June 12

Come one, come all! It’s OYO Day at Victory Field! All our ballplayers can participate in an on-field parade before the game. Cheer on the Indians all-game long while interacting with Rowdie, too. And, our Knot Hole Club members can enjoy running the bases following the game. And, don’t forget, there are lots of fun…
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Annual David Manlove Memorial Tournament Set for Sunday, June 5

On Sunday, June 5, 2022, 49 baseball and softball teams from around Central Indiana will gather at Veterans Memorial Park for our 21st Annual David Manlove Invitational Memorial Tournament. This tournmanent is near and dear to OYO for many reasons. David was one of OYO’s own who lost his battle with addiction. David’s life continues…
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2022 Spring Season Tournament Brackets Now Available

OYO Fans: As we approach the final week of the regular season, we are most impressed by the development of all our ballplayers, teams and coaches. Everyone has worked so hard this year to make this season fun and memorable, but also one where we introduced a new skills development framework and put it to…
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OYO Photo Night Set for Friday, May 13

Ready, Set, Smile! Team and individual pictures for our 2021 Spring Season will continue a new format involving a new look and feel rolled out in 2021. The second-annual OYO Photo Night is set for Friday, May 13, 2022, so mark your calendars! Order your photos today! OYO Photo Night allows us to better manage…
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There’s Still Time and Room To Register…In Most Divisions!

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 2022 Spring Season. All future registrations will be handled on a first come, first…
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Four Divisions Encouraging Families To Go Recruit A Teammate

If you are on an 08U Softball, Tee Ball, Junior Rookie or Rookie team, then we have at least 1-2 roster openings on each team. So what better way for your ballplayer to spend time at OYO, then to do so with a friend playing side by side all spring! So go spread the word,…
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Rec Travel Tryouts Underway | Check With The Travel Coach Today

Seven of our 10 rec travel teams now have a coach and are making plans for their rec travel season. We offer two rec travel programs — Bombers for baseball, Red Storm for softball — which offer a more competitive experience for interested ballplayers seeking additional game opportunities on Sundays and after the rec league…
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ONLY SIX KNOT HOLE MEMBERSHIPS LEFT TO SELL!

Did you purchase an Indianapolis Indians Knot Hole membership fot your ballplayer — and for your other children, too? Even if you are already registered, you can still purchase a membership independently via LeagueApps. Even if you are a full-time travel player, you can purchase a membership, too. What’s more, if OYO sells just 10…
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SUPPORT OYO AS A FIELD SPONSOR IN 2022

We truly value the investment businesses are making in OYO so, in turn, we can invest in our ballplayers and fields, too. And, on that note, there are still 10 fields at OYO available for a corporate sponsorship in 2022. When a business sponsors a field, they are providing critical funds to help maintain and…
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Save the Date! Opening Day Is Saturday, April 16

One of the most exciting events each season for all our ballplayers of any age is Opening Day. All our teams convene at Oaklandon Elementaty beginning at 8:30 a.m. and walk the parade route starting at 9 a.m. The ballplayers, coaches and fans will walk the route from the school, across Pendleton Pike around 62nd…
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We Love Pets, Just Not at OYO at Anytime!

As you prepare to get outdoors again, we need to remind everyone there is a no-pet policy at Veterans Memorial Park, the home of OYO. This applies to practice nights and game days. From the time you arrive to the time you leave, we want each and every family to have a memorable experience all…
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New Way to Save on Equipment and Apparel at Dick’s This Spring!

Did you miss the Dick’s Shopping Weekend earlier this month? No worries! We got you covered for all your ballplayer’s equipment needs, fan apparel or coaching resources. The link provided offers an exclusive e-coupon for OYO families in 2022 to save on future purchases at Dick’s Sporting Goods. All you need to do is visit…
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CHECK OUT THESE CUSTOMIZED CLINICS FOR YOUR BALLPLAYER

For those looking to extend their winter workouts or clinics, Underwood Baseball has just what you need! Underwood Baseball, which hosted the OYO Winter Workout program and is headed up by OYO’s very own 12U FTT Bombers head coach, is offering five customized clinics focused on a wide range of position-specific fundamentals and skills. Individual…
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CALLING ALL VOCALISTS: COME SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT OYO

OYO wants your ballplayer and/or his/her sibling(s) to sing the national anthem at our annual Opening Day ceremony! If your ballplayer or your ballplayer’s sibling(s) enjoy singing and want to share their talents, then OYO has a place for them this spring. We are gathering a team of amazing youthful voices to help start the…
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Coaches Meeting Recap & Key Documents

OYO Board Members recently conducted our exclusive Coaches’ Meeting and Orientation for our softball and baseball coaches. 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…
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Here’s the Lowdown on the 2022 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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Park Prep Day Canceled, Two Ways for You to Help Now

We’re all excited about heading to the ballpark and starting up our long-awaited Spring Season of baseball and softball. But the latest forecasts are consistently calling for one more winter blast through Central Indiana this weekend. As a result, the weather conditions will not be conducive to working on the fields and common areas. So,…
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Gear Up Your Ballplayer for the Spring Season

OYO is excited to be nearing the start of our 2022 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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Rec Travel Coaches Still Needed for 1 Bombers, 2 Red Storm Teams

Several age groups are still seeking coaches for one of our 2022 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 2022 Rec Travel/All-Star season is in full swing. At OYO, our rec travel baseball program is called…
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Join the Indians’ Knot Hole Club in 2022

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 $19 (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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Wednesday, March 2 Is Last Day to Guarantee Roster Spot

You can secure spots for your ballplayers — and, if you are already registered, then help your ballplayer’s unregistered friends secure their roster spots. All you and your friends need to do is register online for the 2022 Spring Season by Wednesday, March 2.   Please note, after March 2, a limited number of roster spots available after that…
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Coaches Meeting Set for Wednesday, March 2

All head coach applicants and those interested in being assistant coaches should attend this important pre-season meeting. The 2022 Spring Season Coaches Meeting is set for Wednesday, March 2, 2022 from 7-9 p.m. at Jenn Park, 10450 East 63rd Street in Lawrence. This meeting is specifically for all head coaches and interested assistant coaches in the…
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Team Assignments Coming Soon!

Stay tuned for our own selection show, as The OYO Board of Directors isworking hard behind the scenes to connect all the dots and create fair and balanced teams for the 2022 Spring Season for all players in divisions 12 and under. Each commissioner is reviewing player evaluations, monitoring player requests, aligning sponsors and developing…
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More Than 30 Coaches Needed…Now’s the Time to Be a Coach!

Being a head coach at OYO is one of the most rewarding and memorable volunteer opportunities we offer! Registration for this season is strong, and once again outpacing past trends showing we have hundreds of ballplayers anxious to get back out to the ballpark for the start of our 2022 Spring Season! What’s more, we’ve…
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Coaches Clinic for All Rec League Coaches Set for March 9

OYO is preparing for our preseason Coaches’ Clinic to help all our coaches kick off the 2022 Spring Season. These clinics are designed to provide insight on the skills, fundamentals and drills for teams to use at every level. In 2022, OYO will host two separate clinics — exclusive for baseball and softball, respectively —…
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Save-the-Dates! Shop at Dick’s March 4-7 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.   Once again this year, “save the…
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Park Prep Days Set for March 12-13 at Veterans Memorial Park

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 47th season of baseball and softball at Veterans Memorial Park, we are encouraging all our families to come open the park to ensure…
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Discover OYO! New Family Orientation To Be Held on Tuesday, March 1

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 2022 season!…
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Registration. Open House. Knot Hole Club. Learn All About It!

Learn all about how to maximize your experience at OYO in 2022. We would welcome you and your family to be part of our 47th annual season of spring baseball and softball. If you’re not sure OYO is right for you and your ballplayer, then attend our Virtual Open House on Wednesday, January 26 to…
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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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Save the Date | Virtual Open House Set for January 26

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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Coming Soon! OYO Day at Butler Baseball Set for Saturday, March 19

OYO baseball fans now have a chance to check out Division I baseball activitiy this spring right here in Central Indiana. All OYO baseball players (ages 6-12 participating in Junior Rookie, Rookie Minor and Super Major as well as all our full-time travel teams) will receive a season pass to attend any Butler Bulldogs home…
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Softball Players Can Save on Rip-It Gear Today

OYO is excited to announce a partnership with RIP-IT to ensure all your softball equipment needs are just one click away. You can download the flyer for the QR code or visit ripit.com and use the discount code at checkout (OAKLANDONYOUTHORG20) to get discounts on your package purchases of a fielder’s mask, helmet and backpack.…
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2022 Winter Workouts Filling Up Fast!

When we flip the calendars to a new year in just five 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, we’re receiving new registrations daily — and now two divisions (Rookie and…
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2022 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! Our 2022 Spring Season offers baseball and softball opportunities for baseball players ages 4-18 and softball players ages 4-16.   Early registration is now open! Register early for our popular Spring Season in 2022,…
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New Financial Assistance Offerings Available to Families in 2022

Oaklandon Youth Organization (OYO) is an all-volunteer youth baseball and softball organization providing recreational leagues for children, regardless of ability, in a “fair play” atmosphere.  And, the OYO Board of Directors believes every child with a desire to learn and play baseball and softball should be provided with an opportunity to play.   In 2022,…
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Now Accepting Umpire Applications for 2022 Season

Come make the call!   OYO maintains a high-quality umpire program aimed for adults and youth. Any individual age 11 (as of April 30, 2022) 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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2022 Sponsorship Packages Announced

2022starts now, and your savings and advertising reach can, too!   Since 2010, more than 350 local businesses have supported OYO through a broad range of corporate and team sponsorship opportunities generating more than $300,000. 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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BE A 2022 REC TRAVEL TEAM HEAD COACH!

  Step up to the plate! We are currently fielding head coach applications for our 2022 Rec Travel (All-Star) teams.  We are now accepting applications for Red Storm Teams in the 12U and 14U age groups and Bombers Teams in the 7U, 9U, 11U and 12U age groups. Overall, we offer Bombers teams in seven age groups…
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2022 OYO Board Opportunities | Get Involved Today

Veterans Memorial Park is quiet this time of year. We are enjoying the offseason, but we are certainly looking forward to the spring and taking the field once again!   Your OYO Board of Directors is busy in the offseason planning for the year ahead! We are doing everything from planting grass seed to planning next year’s…
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Lawrence Central Winter Baseball Hitting Clinic

OYO is excited to share another opportunity for your baseball player to improve their skills. For baseball players in grades 1-8 interested in improving their hitting game, this 90-minute clinic during the holidays is just the place to be. Facilitated by the Lawrence Central High School baseball coaching staff and players, we encourage all OYO…
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OYO Winter Workouts with Underwood Baseball Open for Registration

Don’t let the offseason keep your ballplayer from doing what he or she enjoys most…playing baseball or softball! OYO has just the right solution — and in a brand new format!   ABOUT THE PROGRAM | Every winter, we welcome all baseball and softball players to come join us indoors to knock off that winter…
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Register Today for Exclusive Pitching Clinic on Sunday, November 14

OYO is excited to offer another exclusive softball clinic to OYO for all softball players, ages 9-16, who are interested in further developing their pitching skills and fundamentals. This clinic will be led by Morgan Melloh, a retired professional softball pitcher, and we encourage all aspiring OYO softball pitchers, regardless of their experience, to participate…
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WINTER WORKOUTS COMING SOON!

With Fall Ball having come to a close, we are now preparing for our next program offering in just two months. In early January, our annual Winter Workouts will start in earnest helping our ballplayers prepare for another season of baseball and softball.   About the Host Site & Facilitator | Our 2022 Winter Workout…
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Revised Fall Ball Tournament and Tee Ball Game Schedule Announced

Like everyone, we are disappointed by the lack of weather cooperation the past two weeks to afford our hard-working, resilient, deserving ballplayers a chance to complete the season. They’ve worked hard at practices and games, have had lots of fun with their teammates, and long for the chance to take the field once more this…
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Your Opinion Counts! Complete The OYO 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 record-setting turnout this season for our Fall Ball…
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8U FTT Bombers Tryouts Continue

The 8U Oaklandon Bombers (2022) has a plan and vision to help your player be the best player he can be while also loving this great sport. We are big on development and progress, and this is accomplished through professional instruction and individualized, one-on-one training with the coaching staff.   One final open tryout will…
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Fall Ball Tournament Brackets Released + More Tee Ball Games Scheduled

As we pass the midway point of the regular season, we are most impressed by the development of all our ballplayers, teams and coaches. Everyone has worked so hard this year to make this season fun and memorable, through more in-depth coaching and player development initiatives, too. All these efforts are designed to help teams…
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Softball Hitting and Pitching Clinic Set for September 25

OYO and Champion’s Edge have teamed up to bring an exclusive softball clinic to OYO for all 8U, 10U and 12U-age ballplayers. Led by Champion’s Edge veteran hitting and pitching instructors, we encourage all OYO softball players to participate in this special session to sharpen their hitting fundamentals and discover new pitching mechanics. SCHEDULE |…
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Smile! Fall Ball Photo Day Set for September 18

Ready, Set, Smile! Team and individual pictures for our 2021 Fall Ball Season will take on a new format and a new look and feel that mirrors the format used in the Spring 2021 Season. The first-ever OYO Fall Ball Photo Day is set for Saturday, September 18, 2021, so mark your calendars! Please reference…
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BE IN THE KNOW ON GAME DAYS | THE OYO WEATHERLINE BY CHAMPION’S EDGE

At OYO, for all official weather-related announcements on game days, we utilize the OYO Weatherline by Champion’s Edge to communicate important cancellation information. The Weatherline is used exclusively for game days during the rec league season. It is not used for rec league practice decisions. All practice decisions are left to the coaches. Please check…
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New 12U FTT Softball Team Formed; Tryouts Set for September 17-18

Interest continues to grow in all of OYO’s rec league and travel programs. We’re excited to announce the addition of a new 12U Full-Time Travel Oaklandon Red Storm squad. This team will be coached by Michael DeSanto — a 20-year championship-caliber coaching veteran at OYO.   Help us spread the word as we expand our…
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Important Game Day Reminder for All Players, Fans, Coaches, Umpires and Volunteers

As we prepare for a fun and memorable Fall Ball season, here is an important reminder to us all. OYO is a very special place. It is a place our kids love to come to play baseball and softball. It is a place where teens have their first jobs as umpires. It is a place…
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Reminder to Check OYO Weatherline by Champion’s Edge on Every Game Day!

We are  so unbelievably sad for the kids scheduled to play on field 5 on Opening Day. We struggle to make that field playable after a heavy rain because it holds so much water. Looking back to the past week, Veterans Memorial Park received a lot of rain Thursday and then again on Friday evening…
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Important Reminder about Vehicle Safety

Tip of the day: Keep your cars locked and secure while keeping your valuables and personal belongings out of sight! Please, please do not leave valuables, purses, electronics, etc. in your car when you come to Veterans Memorial Park. We wish our wonderful park was exempt from theft and vandalism, but it is not. On…
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Help Us Help You! Keep Cart Paths Clear

We understand “Fall” Ball can be a misnomer at times when we’re enduring scorching suns and steamy temperatures. Opening Day was a hot day, a very hot day by all accounts. We completely understand the need for all our fans to be in shade whenever possible. We do, however, have to keep the cart paths…
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REMINDER: No Pets at OYO at Any Time

Please respect the rules and policies at Veterans Memorial Park by not bringing your pets to practices or games. And please share this information with any family member who may attend your favorite ballplayer’s practice or game on any weeknight or weekend. As spring weather turns into wonderful summer weather, everyone is eager and excited…
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We Want You! Be an OYO Board Member in 2022!

Greetings! Just as our amazing Fall Ball season begins, we are only a few weeks away from taking the first step to beginning preparations for the 2022 Spring and Fall Ball seasons, along with our travel program, too. Yes, that’s correct! Next year begins in mid-September with the election of our 2021-22 OYO Board of…
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Know OYO’s Game Rules

At OYO, we have developed a wide-range of rules customized for each division. As the season rolls along, we’re noticing more game delays as a result of coaches or parents not being familiar with the rules. Unfortunately, the game clock does not stop during these discussions and only hinders the development of our ballplayers from…
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2021 OYO Fall Ball COVID Update | Creating a Safe Game Day Experience

For the past couple weeks, the OYO Board of Directors has received multiple inquiries about mask requirements, COVID guidelines and related health and safety matters. While we have fielded each and every question as promptly and thoroughly as possible, we also have been consulting with medical professionals, school nursing staffs, various athletic departments and organizations…
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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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Fall Ball Tournament Preview

The official 2021 Fall Ball Tournament brackets will be released on September 20. The schedules and brackets will be populated by a random draw executed by the LeagueApps scheduling software, and then our volunteer board members are reviewing the brackets to ensure time and field space accuracy before releasing the final schedules. When the tournament…
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2021 Fall Ball Game Schedule Now Set!

Greetings! We hope you have enjoyed a wonderful start to your Fall Ball season with your teammates and friends. We thank each and every family for choosing OYO as your place for Fall Ball. With 60 teams accounting for 53 games each Sunday during the regular season, the park will be hopping each and every…
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2021 Fall Ball Key Dates | Mark Your Calendars Today

Now that the 2021 Fall Ball Season is nearly upon us, we want to ensure all our families are familiar with all the key dates for the upcoming season. 2021 Fall Ball Season Calendar of Events July 29 –Coaches Orientation, Player Ranking Review (Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches only) July 31 — Field/Park Prep (Noon-4 p.m.)…
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Save on Your Gear at Dick’s Annual Shopping Day from August 20-23

Don’t forget! This weekend, DICK’S Sporting Goods is offering you a 20% off discount throughout the store. So, grab the things you’ll need for the season and all the other gear you’ve been wanting too! Be sure to use the coupon linked below, as this is specific to our organization. The coupon is valid in-store…
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Gear Up Your Ballplayer This Fall!

OYO is excited to be nearing the start of our 2021 Fall Ball 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…
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Only Seven Roster Spots Available for Fall Ball

Come take the field at OYO this fall — 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 Fall Ball Season. All future registrations will be handled on a first come,…
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Coaches’ Corner | Orientation Presentation & Resources Now Available

OYO Board Members recently conducted our exclusive Fall Ball Coaches’ Orientation for all our softball and baseball coaches. 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…
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9U FTT Bombers Travel Tryouts Continue

The 9U Oaklandon Bombers (2022) has a plan and vision to help your player be the best player he can be while also loving this great sport. We are big on development and progress and this is accomplished through professional instruction and individualized, one-on-one training with the coaching staff.   Please check our website for…
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What is TWIO?

While the planning and preparation for the 2021 OYO Fall Ball 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 2022 OYO seasons to come. So, what’s TWIO? Designed after the popular…
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Remember, The OYO Way because Our Ballplayers Are Watching You!

As we prepare for the stretch run of our regular season and the thrills of our annual rec league tournaments, here are some friendly reminders about the OYO Code of Conduct. With great anticipation, all our coaches, players and fans have now entered the final phases of our Spring Season – the final two weeks…
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Come One, Come All | Park Prep Day Set for Saturday, July 31

Fall is almost upon us! Pretty soon, summer will wind down and the hustle and bustle of school life will begin again. We will all be talking about teachers, school lunches, homework, schedules, and after school activities in just a short time. The great news is baseball and softball fun is just getting started! It’s…
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Fall Ball Coaches Meeting Set for Thursday, July 29

OYO Registered Coaches, Prospective Coaches, and Interested Assistant Coaches! Fall Ball is upon us!  With nearly 650 players registered for Fall Ball 2021, OYO is preparing its largest Fall Ball season ever.  This popular program is filling up fast and is going to be amazing! It all starts with all of you!  You are the…
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Support OYO Fall Ball | Be a Team Sponsor This Fall

Greetings! Our 2021 Fall Ball season is off to a roaring start. With still two weeks before practices begin, we’re already experiencing a record-setting participation year. Through an amazing vision set forth by OYO President Brittany Anderson, dedicated volunteers working tirelessly and countless families going the extra mile, OYO is truly THE place for baseball…
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JOIN US FOR A FUN FALL BALL SEASON!

OYO is THE place to be for your 2021 Fall Ball experience. Following a Spring Season where we experienced a 12% increase in participatin, we are expecting to sell-out Fall Ball,too! Come join the action! We want you and your ballplayer to be part of a memorable 2021 season — and we don’t want you…
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2022 Full Time Travel Tryouts Scheduled

Make plans to participate in the tryouts for one of our full-time travel baseball and softball tryouts set for late July and early August. 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…
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