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Make a Difference! Join the OYO Board for the 2025 Term!

Make a difference at OYO by sharing your time and talents with all 1000 families and 1600 players, who call OYO home for their baseball and softball experience every spring, summer and fall! Even though, we’re not even halfway through the calendar year and the Spring Season is not yet complete, it’s never too early…
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Your Opinion Counts! Check Email for Latest Reminder to Complete League Survey

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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14U/16U Softball and Junior Baseball Tournament Brackets Released

14u/16U Softball and Junior Baseball Fans: As your 2024 Spring Season begins 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, including Junior Baseball and 14U/16U Softball. The tournament for JBB begins on June 22 and concludes…
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Fall Ball 2024 Registration Now Open

In the midst of OYO’s 50 years of baseball and softball, OYO is proud to announce our 17th Fall Ball season! We want you and your ballplayer to be part of a memorable and productive 2024 Fall Ball Season! Come join the action! Our 2024 Fall Ball offers recreational baseball and softball opportunities for baseball…
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Call for Full-Time Travel Coaches for 2025 Season

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 2024 seasons are beginning to wind down slowly as they enter their final two months of the season, we are looking ahead to our 2025 programs. Our efforts will begin with…
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The Latest 2024 Spring Season Tournament Bracket Results

NOTE: The links to each individual division bracket below will be updated by midnight daily, if not sooner. OYO Fans: Now, with the 2024 Spring Season Rec League Tournament in full swing, here are three important reminders, updates and info to improve your experience this spring. The Tournament | OYO operates a double-elimination tournament for all…
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2024 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. All these efforts are designed to help teams progress and put themselves in position…
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Is Player’s Baseball Bat Eligible? Check Out the Policy!

                  OYO Baseball Fans:   Greetings! While debriefing on-field experiences with our umpires this past weekend –including my own experience in a Super Major game – there is some ongoing confusion surrounding OYO’s bat eligibility policy. My hope with this message is to clear it up for…
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Still Room at OYO This Spring: Less Than 30 Teams Have An Open Roster Spot

With more than 980 players already slated for the 2024 Spring Season, we’re ready for an exciting way to kick off our 50th year of baseball and softball at OYO! In our 12 and Under divisions, we still have 23 openings across 23 teams in just five divisions (08U Softball, 10U Softball, Challenger, Tee Ball…
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Opening Day Parade Is Saturday, April 13 | Check Out the Details

OYO Fans, With much anticipation and excitement, we’re ready to truly kick off our 50th year of baseball and softball on Opening Day and the thrills of taking the field to “Play Ball!” On Saturday, April 13, our ballplayers and families will take part in our Opening Day festivities for our 22024 Spring Season! To…
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OYO Photo Day Set for Saturday, April 13 | Order Photos Today!

OYO Parents, Coaches and Players:   H&R Photography is excited to be back for the 50th year of OYO baseball and softball! If you have been with OYO the past several years, you are well acquainted with H&R Photography and the partnership it has formed with OYO.   The 2024 Spring Season Photo Day is…
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2024 Spring Season Game Schedules Now Available!

OYO is excited to announce the release of our 2024 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 in late April as the seasons for both divisions begin with practices on Saturday, May 4.) The…
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12 and Under Participants: Fill the Final Uniform on Your Team!

With nearly 950 players already slated for the 2024 Spring Season, we’re nearly ready for an exciting way to kick off our 50th year of baseball and softball at OYO! Now, in our 12 and Under divisions, we still have 43 openings across 35 teams. Junior Rookie and Rookie remain “sold out” and are still…
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Come Celebrate OYO’s 50 Years on Opening Day on April 13!

2024 marks our 50th year of providing baseball and softball experiences to our resilient and magnificent ballplayers and their families. In 1975, our league first welcomed players at fields adjacent to Oaklandon Elementary before relocating in 1995 to Veterans Memorial Park, which has evolved through three comprehensive expansions.   50 Years of OYO is no…
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All Star Tryouts Coming Soon | Come Participate!

All but two of our 10 all-star teams (formerly called rec travel teams) now have a great coach secured and are making plans for their rec travel season. We hope your ballplayer will join us for this competitive all-star season in 2024! (And, if you’re interested in learning about the coach openings for the two…
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Two Board Positions Still Available | Make a Difference at OYO!

2024 marks our 50th year of baseball and softball at OYO, and our league is growing at an unprecedented rate and the league’s engagement is greater than ever. More than ever, it’s important we’re communicating frequently, ensuring transparency and accountability and creating memorable experiences for all our players, families and volunteers. In a remarkable show…
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Dick’s E-Coupon Available to All Families in 2024

If you missed the popular OYO Shopping Day at Dick’s Sporting Goods in early March, no worries! We’ve partnered with Dick’s Sporting Goods to identify even more savings for you and your ballplayer. Download this coupon sheet to take advantage of great discounts on footwear, apparel and equipment. These coupons are good for the remainder…
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From the President: Let’s Make 2024 a Golden Year!

OYO Fans and Friends:   “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” — John F. Kennedy   As I began to gather my thoughts for this letter, I kept coming back to two words – gratitude and appreciation.  …
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Spring Season Coaches’ Meeting Recap

OYO Board Members recently conducted our exclusive Coaches’ Meeting and Orientation for our softball and baseball coaches in preparation of our 50th year of baseball and softball. 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…
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Here’s the Lowdown for the 2024 Spring Season

We look forward to an exciting 50th Year of baseball and softball at Veterans Memorial Park, the home of OYO. To help kick off the season, several OYO Board Members recently conducted an important meeting for new OYO Families. This meeting provided an introduction to OYO’s operations and helped set expectations for the upcoming Spring…
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2024 Spring Season Rosters Released

The OYO Spring Season is now officially underway. Thanks to your trust in OYO, we are ready for our 50th year of baseball and softball and prepared to make this the most memorable year yet. Rest assured, while March Madness starts early each year at OYO, we can assure you OYO is ready for 2024!…
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Still Time To Register This Spring … But Roster Openings Are Limited

Come take the field at OYO this spring — and encourage your friends to do the same! It’s our 50th Year, but we now have less than 50 openings for more 12 and Under ballplayers (with additional openings for 13 and Older players)! So, be sure you are registered and then tell your friends there’s…
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2024 Spring Season Openings

Come get involved with OYO this spring — and be part of our wonderful 50th Year of baseball and softball! We have room for more ballplayers! We need a few more coaches! We seek many more team sponsors! So, whether you’re a parent with an excited ballplayer, an adult who wants to make a difference…
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Park Prep Day Set for Saturday, March 9

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 50th 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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More Head Coaches Needed This Spring! Volunteer Today!

Here’s the scoop! We need more coaches in five divisions this spring. Our coaching needs (as of March 4 | 10 p.m.) are as follows: Tee Ball | 1 coach Minor | 2 coaches 12U Softball | 1 coach 14U/16U Softball | 2 coaches Junior Baseball | 2 coaches 08U Softball, 10U Softball, Challengers, Junior…
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Save-the-Date! OYO’s Annual Dick’s Shopping Days Are March 8-10

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 dates”!…
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OYO Board Expanding, Again! Come be a Deputy Treasurer!

In a remarkable show of support, volunteerism and leadership, more than 45 members have combined to fill all 51 positions available on the current OYO Board of Directors. Well, we’re not done yet! We have just identified two ways volunteers can make a profound impact on OYO and especially our travel baseball and softball programs.…
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Still Opportunities to Coach One of Our 2024 All-Star (Rec Travel) Teams

We are currently fielding head coach applications for two remaining All-Star (Rec Travel) teams in 2024. Register today! We offer Bombers teams in six age groups for baseball players (based on age as of April 30, 2024) and Red Storm teams in four age groups for softball players (based on age as of January 1,…
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2024 Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available

2024 is in full swing, and your savings and advertising reach can be a home run experience, too!   Since 2010, more than 350 local businesses have supported OYO through a broad range of corporate and team sponsorship opportunities generating more than $350,000. In 2023 alone, we raised a record-setting $62,000 from nearly 100 local…
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COACHES MEETING SET FOR FEBRUARY 29

All head coach applicants and those interested in being assistant coaches should attend this important pre-season meeting. The 2024 Spring Season Coaches Meeting is set for Thursday, February 29 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 all our…
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DISCOVER OYO! NEW FAMILY ORIENTATION SET FOR FEBRUARY 28 AT JENN PARK

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 for our New Family Orientation to better understand the programs we offer and what to expect throughout our 50th year of…
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Two Open Board Positions: Join Our Scheduling Committee in 2024

As we we slowly inch our way toward the 2024 Spring Season, we have one board committee that is in need of two more members to ensure a smooth experience all year long. We are seeking two more scheduling co-chairs to join the OYO Board and help create accurate and balanced schedules throughout 2024. If…
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Last Call for Winter Workouts!

This is it, folks! We’re down to our final days of open registration for our Winter Workout program. Registration closes Sunday, January 28. We still have a few openings in every age group, and all sessions are held on Saturdays at the following times: 8:00-9:00 | Junior Rookie 8:00-9:00 | Rookie 10:00-11:00 | 08U Softball 11:00-12:30…
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Players Want You! Be a Coach a Rec League Team in 2024!

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 2024 Spring Season! OYO encourages you…
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Make a Difference! Join the 2024 OYO Board!

More than 50 members of the dynamic 2024 OYO Board of Directors have rolled up the sleeves and jumped in the trenches to already begin making preparations for next year’s seasons serving all our rec league, rec travel and full-time travel ballplayers. To ensure we continue our success into our 50th Spring Season and 17th…
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Now Accepting Umpire Applications for 2024 Umpire Crew!

Come make the call!   OYO maintains a high-quality umpire program aimed for adults and youth. Any individual age 11 (as of January 1, 2024) 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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Join Our Concession Stand Staff!

Create the experience when you work in concessions! The OYO Concession Stand is an integral part of the OYO experience. It is a quality job opportunity for any young individual looking to gain valuable experience and earn a paycheck, too! We are seeking new members of our amazing Concession Stand staff in 2024! Apply to…
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Winter Workouts 2024 Are Now Upon Us! Here’s Your Lowdown!

Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season capped off with a pleasant New Year’s celebration with family and friends. Now that 2024 has finally arrived, OYO is ready to kick off our programs for the year, too! And this starts with the Winter Workouts you registered your ballplayer for this winter.…
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Join The OYO Board | At-Large Positions Now Available

Our incredible 2024 Board of Directors is set, but we can still use more hands on deck to make the year ahead an amazing one for every family who calls OYO home to their baseball and softball experience — and prepare for even more growth in 2024 and beyond. 2024 marks our 50th year of…
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Open Registration Lineup for 2024 Programs

As we prepare for the upcoming year of activities and programs, below is a complete schedule for when online registrations will open for player registrations, coach registrations, sponsorships, tournaments and travel team programs. If you have any questions or need something more, less or different, please send an email to oyocommunications@gmail.com. Thank you for your…
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Be an All-Star Travel Coach in 2024

  Step up to the plate! We are currently fielding head coach applications for our 2024 All-Star (rec travel) teams. We are now accepting applications for two Red Storm Teams — the 08U and 12U age groups. We are also accepting applications for four Bombers Teams — the 07U, 08U, 09U and 12U age groups.…
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2024 Winter Workouts Now Accepting Registrations

Is your ballplayer missing being on the field and enjoying their baseball and softball experience yet? At OYO, we certainly are! 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 location! ABOUT THE PROGRAM…
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The OYO Board Is Growing Again | Seeking a Marketing Co-Chair

Our incredible 2024 Board of Directors is set, but we can still use more hands on deck to make the year ahead an amazing one for every family who calls OYO home to their baseball and softball experience. At this time, we would like to expand our Marketing Chairperson position into a co-chair role. Are…
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2023 Fall Ball Tournament Real-Time Brackets & Results

OYO operates a single-elimination Fall Ball Tournament for all our divisions, except Tee Ball, on Sunday, October 15. To track the results in your division during the rec league tournament, please click the respective link below to view the bracket with the latest results. We wish all teams a memorable ending to their season! Good…
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SEEKING ONE BOARD MEMBER TO LEAD OUR ALL-STAR TOURNAMENT PROGRAM!

Our incredible 2024 Board of Directors is almost set. Every position has an elected or nominated board member, except one. Are you the final, and extremely important, piece of this remarkable group of board volunteers in 2024? Well, let’s see… If you have a passion for both travel baseball and softball, thrive being around a competitive game day…
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2023 FALL BALL TOURNAMENT BRACKETS RELEASED

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 help…
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Introducing the 2023-24 OYO Board of Directors

Congratulations to all 203-24 OYO Board Members! On Tuesday, September 19, 2023, the current OYO Board elected a new slate of board members to help continue serve the OYO families in 2024 and beyond. This unprecedented group of 50+ board volunteers will work tirelessly to uphold The OYO Way and continue to grow our program…
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We Need YOU! Come Be a Part of the 2024 OYO Board

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 everyone!   You and your family are a very important part of our league. Everything we do is for your children, so that they can truly and genuinely enjoy an…
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FALL BALL JAMBOREE SET FOR AUGUST 27

Fall Ball Opening Day is just around and the corner- and just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, it did! Come out and join us for our first annual Fall Ball Opening Day Jamboree featuring fun entertainment around the park. All festivities are set for Sunday, August 27, and the festivities include: Jam…
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FALL BALL TEAM ASSIGNMENTS AND INFO NOW AVAILABLE

OYO Fans: The 2023 Fall Ball season is officially underway. Thanks to the remarkable work of our volunteer baseball and softball commissioners, we have secured coaches for most of our teams and we have been working tirelessly around the clock to ensure fair and balanced rosters, grant requests where feasible and finalize practice schedules for…
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STILL TIME TO REGISTER…BUT ROSTER SPOTS ARE LIMITED!

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 2023 Fall Ball Season. All future registrations will be handled on a first come,…
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COACHES RECAP FALL 2023

OYO Board Members recently conducted our exclusive Coaches’ Meeting and Orientation for our Fall Ball 2023 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…
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Still Time To Register This Fall…But Roster Spots Are Limited!

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 2023 Fall Ball Season. All future registrations will be handled on a first come,…
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Make a Difference with a Fall Ball Sponsorships

Since the start of 2023, all of us at OYO have been humbled by the amazing and generous support of the local business community. Dozens of businesses and organizations have graciously stepped forward to make a difference. We truly value the investment businesses are making in OYO so, in turn, we can, invest in our…
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Come Join the OYO Board! Three Open Positions!

The 2023 OYO Board of Directors have rolled up the sleeves and jumped in the trenches to already begin making preparations for next year’s seasons serving all our rec league, rec travel and full-time travel ballplayers. To ensure we continue our success into our 49th Spring Season and 16th Fall Ball Season, we are seeking…
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FALL BALL COACHES MEETING SET FOR THURSDAY, JULY 27

All head coach applicants and those interested in being assistant coaches should attend this important pre-season meeting. The 2023 Fall Ball Season Coaches Meeting is set for Thursday, July 27, 2023 from 8-10 p.m. at OYO on Field 2. (All attendees are encouraged to bring their own chair and notepad.) This meeting is specifically for all head coaches and interested…
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More Head Coaches Needed This Fall! Volunteer Today!

Here’s the scoop! We need 14 more coaches spanning six divisions this fall. Our coaching needs (as of July 26) are as follows: 10U Softball | 1 coach 12U Softball | 1 coach Tee Ball | 1 coach Junior Rookie | 5 coaches Rookie | 2 coaches Super Major | 2 coaches Junior Baseball |…
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2024 FTT Tryouts for Bombers and Red Storm

    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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Please Keep Cart Paths Clear At All Times

We’re always 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. We encourage and welcome families to bring their tents, chairs and more to stay…
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Real-Time Rec Tournament Brackets Updated with Latest Results

OYO operates a double-elimination tournament for all our divisions, except Challengers and Tee Ball. The tournament runs from June 5-15 for our younger players and span some portion of the June 24-July 1 timeframe for our older divisions, but may be extended if we experience extensive weather cancellations. To track the results in your division…
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Remember The OYO Way Because Our Ballplayers Are Watching You!

We hope all our ballplayers, coaches, fans and umpires have had a wonderful and memorable season. We’ve been blessed as a league with wonderful weather, incredible coaching, memorable plays on the field and many new friendships. We truly appreciate you choosing OYO as your place for baseball and softball for your family, and we value…
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IMPORTANT GAME DAY REMINDERS AND RULES!

The opening weekend of OYO’s 49th Annual Spring Season was an amazing success on so many levels! Last Saturday reminded us how blessed we are at OYO! We had glorious weather. We entertained an energizing parade. We witnessed happy ballplayers! We enjoyed fans cheering positively for their favorite players! We watched players enjoy their first…
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2023 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. All these efforts are designed to help teams progress and put themselves in position…
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Download the LeagueApps App Today

We want to be sure you and your ballplayer remain in the know of all the info you need all season long to provide an amazing experience at OYO. Download the free app — LeagueApps Play — that will make it easier for you to view schedules, rosters, coach notes and more. And, you will…
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Games Canceled, Outfields and Cages Open | Tuesday, May 2

OYO Fans: Greetings! The amount of rain endured the past four days at Veterans Memorial Park has completely saturated the fields, not only on the surface level but inches deep, too. The fields just are not quite ready for use. So, all games are canceled and all infields are closed tonight (Tuesday, May 2). That…
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Access Your Roster and Schedule Today!

We’ve asked all our head coaches to reach out to communicate to all our teams regularly with the latest news and updates. We know everyone is busy and lots is happening each and every day. So, LeagueApps makes it easy for you to stay informed, too! We’re hearing from a number of families seeking assistance…
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Game Update for Monday, May 1 | All Games Canceled

OYO Fans: Greetings! Due to the amount of rain experienced at Veterans Memorial Park over the weekend and today along with the amount of standing water currently on the fields — not to mention the colder-than-usual temperatures — all games are canceled tonight (Monday, May 1). We are disappointed about tonight’s rainout, and we hope…
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One-Time Exception to Rain Out Policy | April 29 Games Rescheduled

OYO Fans: Good afternoon! I truly hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful Sunday with your family and friends. In my leaguewide email on Saturday afternoon, I made a commitment to circle back after exploring how OYO might be able to reschedule the games canceled yesterday (Saturday, April 29). In working with the OYO Scheduling Committee and members of…
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We Understand, We Truly Do!

OYO Fans: March and April 2023 have been strange. In fact, we could have our very own episode of Stranger Things at Veterans Memorial Park. We’ve seen spring weather then summer weather and then winter weather only to go full circle back to spring weather. The only constant this spring has been precipitation, and lots…
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Interested in Playing on an OYO All-Star Team? Check Out the Opportunities!

OYO Fans — Just like our rec league program, our all-star travel baseball and softball program is expanding in 2023, too. We now have 11 all-star teams in the works, which represents more all-star/rec travel teams in a single season than anytime in the past decade. With coaches all set and teams being formed, we just need…
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Hey Tee Ball Families, Help Fill the Extra Uniform on Your Team!

We are so excited for the 2023 OYO Spring Season! And sometimes, it is better to be lucky than good!   See, we just reviewed the uniform orders and noticed all our Tee Ball teams have 11 jerseys instead of 10 (which is the usual roster size in Tee Ball). So, just when we thought…
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OYO Photo Day Schedule Set for Saturday, May 6; Order Photos Online Today

OYO Parents and Coaches,   H&R Photography is excited to be back for another season with OYO.  The annual OYO Photo Day is Saturday, May 6.  Please show up at least 10 minutes before your scheduled time as we typically run ahead of schedule.   HOW TO ORDER! OYO is online only for pre-orders.  All…
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Still Time To Register…But Roster Spots Are Limited!

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 2023 Spring Season. All future registrations will be handled on a first come, first…
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Recruit a Teammate Offer Continues for 12&Under Divisions

In our 12 and Under divisions, most teams are nearing full capacity. As of now, our 72 teams in these younger age divisions break down as follows: 0 Openings Available | 69 Teams* 1 Opening Available | 3 Teams 2 Openings Available | 0 Teams * denotes that Tee Ball was sold out, but reopened…
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3rd Annual Declutter for a Cause: Bring Your Donations Today!

Spring brings many things from rain showers to baseball and from spring cleaning to new beginnings. So, OYO presents this awesome opportunity to let your gently used equipment, sports apparel and even game day accessories become another family’s treasure. Donate your baseball and softball-related items and we’ll add them to our sale in late April!…
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Opening Day Parade Set for Saturday, April 15

OYO Fans,   After a wild preseason of both 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 15, our ballplayers and families will take part in our Opening Day festivities for our 49th annual season…
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SAVE THE DATE! OPENING DAY IS SATURDAY, APRIL 15

One of the most exciting events each season for all our ballplayers of any age is Opening Day. All our teams convene at Oaklandon Elementary School 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…
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Rec Travel Tryouts Coming Soon | Check With The Travel Coach Today

All but one of our 10 rec travel teams now have a coach and are making plans for their rec travel season. We hope your ballplayer will join us for this competitive all-star season in 2023! We offer two rec travel programs — Bombers for baseball, Red Storm for softball — which offer a more…
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Dick’s E-Coupon Available To All Families

If you missed the popular OYO Shopping Day at Dick’s Sporting Goods in early March, no worries! We’ve partnered with Dick’s Sporting Goods to identify even more savings for you and your ballplayer. Download this coupon sheet to take advantage of great discounts on footwear, apparel and equipment. These coupons are good for the remainder…
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Be a Difference-Maker! Be an OYO Sponsor in 2023!

During the past several weeks, all of us at OYO have been humbled by the amazing and generous support of the local business community. Dozens of businesses and organizations have graciously stepped forward to make a difference. We truly value the investment businesses are making in OYO so, in turn, we can, invest in our…
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Here’s the lowdown for the 2023 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. Our families discovered The OYO Way and how it will be carried out throughout the season to maximize the experience our ballplayers and…
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Coaches Meeting Recap

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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PARK PREP DAY SET FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 11

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 49th 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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OYO’s Annual Open Letter to All Families

Click Here To Read Our Annual Letter!   As the early registration clock winds down for our divisions serving players 12 and under, here’s a personal invitation for your kiddos and their friends to join hundreds of other youth baseball and softball players at OYO this spring! The ball is in your hands now to…
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Save-the-Date! OYO’s Annual Dick’s Shopping Days Are March 3-6

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 dates”!…
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Coaches Meeting Set for Wednesday, March 1

All head coach applicants and those interested in being assistant coaches should attend this important pre-season meeting. The 2023 Spring Season Coaches Meeting is set for Wednesday, March 1, 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 all…
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Discover OYO! New Family Orientation Set for Thursday, 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 2023 season!…
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Make a Profound Impact as an OYO Sponsor!

During the past several weeks, all of us at OYO have been humbled by the amazing and generous support of the local business community. Dozens of businesses and organizations have graciously stepped forward to make a difference. We truly value the investment businesses are making in OYO so, in turn, we can, invest in our…
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More Head Coaches Needed! Volunteer Today!

Here’s the scoop! We need more coaches in seven divisions this spring. Our coaching needs (as of March 3) are as follows: 14U/16U Softball | 1 coach Challenger | 1 coach Tee Ball | 3 coaches Junior Rookie | 2 coaches Rookie | 2 coaches 08U Softball, 10U Softball, 12U Softball, Minor Baseball, Super Major…
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Join the Indians’ Knot Hole Club in 2023

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 $20 (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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New Field 14 Coming to OYO This Spring

Picture It… In late June 2021, a dedicated 09U Rec Travel Oaklandon Bombers Coach leads the travel squad into an all-star tournament at Greenfield Youth Baseball League. True to form with both trademark dedication and commitment, the coach arrives early before the team’s games all weekend long seeking a place to hold pre-game batting practice.…
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Supporting OYO is easy through the Kroger Community Rewards Program

We would like to cordially invite you to partner with your favorite baseball and softball league to bring in dollars which can make our program even more of a success.    KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM | The Kroger Family of Companies explains on their website, “We are committed to community engagement, positive social impact and charitable giving at…
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Take Advantage of OYO’s Financial Assistance Programs

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 2023,…
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2023 Spring Season Registration Now Open

We want you and your ballplayer to be part of a memorable and productive 2023 Spring Season! Come join the action! Our 2023 Spring Season offers baseball and softball opportunities for baseball players ages 4-16 and softball players ages 4-16.   Early registration is now open! Register early for our popular Spring Season in 2023,…
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Help Bring OYO’s Tournaments to Life in 2023! Join the Board Today!

The OYO leadership team is seeking to fill a very important and brand new function on the OYO Board of Directors in 2023. If you have ever considered serving on the OYO Board, then now is the time to take action and become a board member. Our ballplayers and families are counting on you!  …
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HELP LEAD OUR RECORD-SETTING SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

Greetings! Happy New Year! Having spoken with many families over the past couple weeks, we have experienced so much excitement, understanding and compassion from the OYO Family. Parents are grateful for the opportunities OYO provides and ballplayers beam with smiles about memories from the past season or beyond. It goes without saying, we are truly…
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2023 Winter Workouts Are Upon Us! Here’s Everything You Need to Know!

Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season capped off with a pleasant New Year’s celebration with family and friends. Now that 2023 has finally arrived, OYO is ready to kick off our programs for the year, too! And this starts with the Winter Workouts you registered your ballplayer for this winter.…
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Important Disclosure about Full-Time Travel Team Financial Matter

The attached message below is being shared to offer reassurance our league operations are strong and stable, and a full-time travel team that has experienced some unfortunate financial losses has rallied together to ensure their amazing and resilient ballplayers a season of travel baseball in 2023.   If you have any questions, please let any…
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Thank You Brittany and Karen and All Retiring Board Members!

Thank You Brittany Anderson! Junior Rookie Commissioner | 2018-19 Vice President, Travel | 2019-20 President | 2020-22 Over the past two years, OYO has had the pleasure to know, value and appreciate the very individual who believed in each of us, cheered for our success and made us feel as if we are an integral part…
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Step Up to the Plate! Join the 2023 OYO Board!

The 2023 OYO Board of Directors have rolled up the sleeves and jumped in the trenches to already begin making preparations for next year’s seasons serving all our rec league, rec travel and full-time travel ballplayers. To ensure we continue our success into our 49th Spring Season and 16th Fall Ball Season, we are seeking…
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