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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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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 This Spring: 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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Don’t Miss Out on the Action: Register for Fall Ball Today

With the spring season coming to a close, many players and families are already asking how they can continue their season. While we may not have a July option for our families not participating in rec travel, we do have a Fall option that begins in mid-August. Fall Ball registration is now open. Learn all about our 2019…
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Calling All Coaches | OYO Fall Ball Needs You

Being a head coach at OYO is one of the most rewarding and memorable volunteer opportunities we offer! Fall Ball registration is open and our registrations are outpacing past trends showing we have hundreds of ballplayers anxious to get back out to the ballpark for the start of our 2019 Fall Ball season!   As a…
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Fall Ball Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available

Support OYO and hundreds of ballplayers this fall with your sponsorship — and get some timely marketing benefits, too! We’re looking forward to an exciting Fall Ball season. As with each season, we’re also in need of growing our support from the business community to ensure all our teams are supported by a team sponsor. For those…
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2020 FTT Bombers, Red Storm Coaching Updates

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). Coach Applications | If you’re interested in applying for one of the full-time travel head coaching positions for the 2020 season, then please complete and submit the online head coach application and acknowledgement…
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Calling All Co-Ed Softball Players!

OYO offers an adult co-ed softball league during our fall season as well. This slow-pitch softball league for any male or female ages 18 and older. Our co-ed softball program accepts individual player registrations as well as team registrations. The cost to participate is $50 per player. However, our co-ed softball league also accepts full-team…
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Tournament Brackets Now Available for Junior Baseball, 14U/16U Softball

The official 2019 Spring Season Tournament Brackets are now available for our Junior Baseball and 14U/16U Softball divisions. Download the bracket for your team and begin plotting out all the paths your team might take. If you have any questions about the tournament, please check with your coach or your league commissioner. Please note, these brackets are…
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9U Bomber Bash | June 20 – 23

9U Bomber Bash – June 20-23 There is still room to for your team to participate in the 9U Bomber Bash to be held at the OYO fields in Veterans Memorial Park, 12150 E 62nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46235. Team fee $350 No gate fee Guaranteed 3 games (2 pool followed by single elimination bracket)…
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DICK’S Sporting Goods Savings Opportunity

From our friends at DICK’S Sporting Goods… DICK’S invites you to take part in our Spring Baseball/Softball Appreciation Weekend, June 21st – 23rd, and save 20% off your in-store purchase. This is a great opportunity to purchase any of the baseball or softball items needed for the all-star/tournament season, as well as any summer seasonal…
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18th Annual David Manlove Invitational Tournament

On Sunday, June 2, 2019, 38 baseball teams from around Central Indiana gathered at OYO fields in Veterans Memorial Park for the 18th Annual David Manlove Invitational Memorial Tournament. Fortunately, the weather was perfect for baseball! David was one of OYO’s own who lost his battle with addiction. David’s life continues to touch others through…
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2019 Bat Policy Announced for Baseball Divisions

As many returning families may know, the youth baseball bat industry underwent a significant change in 2018 with the introduction of the USABat Standards. During last season, the OYO Board board took a conservative approach of grandfathering many previously permitted baseball bats into the OYO leagues for the entirety of the 2018 season. At the…
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2019 Bomber Bash 12U Tournament

Saturday July 20th and Sunday July 21st, 2019 The Oaklandon Bombers 12U team is hosting the Bomber Bash 12U Tournament on Saturday July 20th and Sunday July 21st, 2019.  Our team is new team to Oaklandon this season and we are looking for teams at the A/AA level to join us for end of the season event.  All…
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Be in the Know This Spring: 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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Come Share Your Talents | Four Open Board Positions

As our Spring Season winds down and our Fall Ball season is on deck, we are looking to complete our roster of volunteer board members to create a memorable experience for all our families each and every season. The OYO Board of Directors works tirelessly behind the scenes to make a difference for each and…
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Important Reminder about Vehicle Security

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 theft while enjoying a ball game. Please keep all valuables (such as phones, purses, electronics, equipment and other personal belongings)…
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