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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 2021 OYO Fall Ball Season. 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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JBB and 14U/16U Softball Tournament Brackets Now Available

Greetings! Here’s a quick reminder about the fun, exciting double-elimination tournament for our older baseball and softball divisions. This is the time of year when the players hard work all pays off in a memorable and competitive game experience! For the latest 2021 Spring Season Rec League Tournament brackets for Junior Baseball and 14U/16U Softball,…
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REVISED TOURNAMENT BRACKETS NOW AVAILABLE

Greetings! Following the rain cancellation this evening, we have had to revamp the tournament brackets to best accommodate all games, teams and umpire availability. For the revised 2021 Spring Season Rec League Tournament brackets, please reference the brackets below. Please note, the game schedulesin LeagueApps will not be updated until late Thursday afternoon. If you…
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Latest Tournament Brackets (thru June 14)

Greetings! For the latest 2021 Spring Season Rec League Tournament brackets, this will serve as your ongoing source for latest news and information. All brackets from previous day/time will be posted here by 6 a.m. the next morning. Download your team’s bracket and continue you to chart your path forward! Division Brackets are available with…
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No Rec League Activity During Memorial Day Weekend

In conjunction with our respect and appreciation of playing at Veterans Memorial Park, we will honor our veterans on Memorial Day weekend by taking some time away from the fields to allow everyone to celebrate with families and friends. As a result, there are no rec league games at OYO between May 28-31, 2021. Games…
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Midseason Park Prep Days | Make Veterans Memorial Park Part of Your Memorial Day!

We are halfway through the spring season at OYO!  We have had beautiful weather and tons of fun! There are amazing projects underway to spruce up Veterans Memorial Park for the final weeks of the season and our upcoming tournaments. When you have 13 fields and 40 acres of land to maintain, as you can…
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2021 Spring Season Tournament Brackets Now Available

OYO Fans: As we approach 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, but also one where we introduced a new skills development framework and put it…
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Junior Baseball and 14U/16U Game Schedules Now Available

The game schedules are now posted and published. You can find the game schedule via the LeagueApps app or by logging in to LeagueApps and accessing your player dashboard. We will be doing some additional cross-referencing in the days ahead and if any additional tweaks are needed, we will communicate those to the affected teams…
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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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Coaches Corner | Three Timely Reminders

Our 2021 Spring Season 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 47th Annual Fall Ball Season, here are three important reminders for all…
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14U Rec Travel Red Storm Tryouts Announced

  At OYO, we offer travel programs to help ballplayers experience more competitive softball games. For softball players age 13 or 14 (as of January 1, 2021), check out our rec all-star/travel program. Our all-star/rec travel program provides additional development and more competitive game opportunities against teams from across Central Indiana. From experience, we know…
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Bomber Up! Travel Seasons Off to a Great Start!

Our Oaklandon Bombers are off to a great spring season!  They have celebrated great victories and accomplishments so far.  A few of those accomplishments are: 12U Bombers The 12U Bomber Blue, coached by Matt Welp, were the Champions at the USSSA King of the Mound Tournament. They also came in 3rd place in the Turf…
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Last Chance! Act Soon and Register Your Ballplayer by April 30!

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 To put the finishing touches on the season, we just want to have the same number of players…
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Declutter for a Cause & Support OYO’s Very Own Brynnley

Spring brings many things from rain showers to baseball and from spring cleaning to new beginnings. So, OYO presents this awesome opportunity to declutter for a cause – and help one of our very own ballplayers in her fight against an inoperable brain tumor. OYO is making plans to host its first annual Used Equipment…
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12U FTT Red Storm Successes Continue

The 12U FTT Red Storm team made an excellent showing in its first big spring tournament. The team fell in the championship game of the silver bracket, earning 4th place overall out of 28 teams at the Angels for Autism Tournament at Dunn Stadium in Columbus, IN over the April 16-18 weekend. In its first…
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When Spring Cleaning and OYO Come Together: Used Equipment Sale!

OYO is making plans to host its first annual Used Equipment & Clothing Sale on Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8, 2021. This event will coincide with OYO Photo Night (on May 7) and Game Day Experience (on May 8). Reference flyer at the end of this post for details. This initiative will be…
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Spring Season Photo Night Is May 7! Order Today!

Ready, Set, Smile! Team and individual pictures for our 2021 Spring 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! Order your photos today! OYO is revamping how we manage our team and individual photos…
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Team Treats Carry On at OYO This Spring

Here’s an overview about the Treat Ticket process for the 2021 Spring Season. These improvements and changes were made to ensure we continue to offer the same post-game experience for all our ballplayers in a safe and responsible manner during these challenging times. Teams have two options for purchasing Team Treats for their players. These…
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Masks Required During Your Concession Stand Visits

As part of our safe and responible operating plan that’s been approved for the 2021 Spring 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 concession stand staff…
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Reminders about Masks, Designated Seating

Greetings! As we prepare for each and every game day at OYO this spring, we are taking the necessary precautions to ensure a safe and responsible environment for all our families, ballplayers, coaches, umpires, concession workers and fans. These rules and guidelines have been developed in accordance with and approved by the Marion County Public…
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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 40 Roster Spots Remain Across 30 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…
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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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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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